Rosslyn, Gauteng

Rosslyn is an industrial suburb of Akasia, 29 km north-west of Pretoria and part of the City of Tshwane Municipality in the Gauteng province of South Africa.[2] This industrialized area is best known for its automotive industry, in particular the BMW South Africa factory, which opened in 1968, BMW's first factory outside Europe[3] as well as the Nissan South Africa factory, manufacturing a vast range of motor vehicles, trucks, light delivery vans (LDV's, locally known as bakkies) and 4X4 offroaders.

Rosslyn
Rosslyn is located in Gauteng
Rosslyn
Rosslyn
Rosslyn is located in South Africa
Rosslyn
Rosslyn
Coordinates: 25°37′30″S 28°05′20″E / 25.625°S 28.089°E / -25.625; 28.089Coordinates: 25°37′30″S 28°05′20″E / 25.625°S 28.089°E / -25.625; 28.089
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Tshwane
Main PlaceAkasia
Area
 • Total0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,960
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.8%
 • Coloured0.2%
 • White0.7%
 • Other0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Northern Sotho26.4%
 • Tswana24.1%
 • English11.1%
 • Zulu9.9%
 • Other28.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0182
PO box
0200
BMW gate at Rosslyn in the city of Tshwane

In 2012, vehicle manufacturing plants in South Africa contributed about 6.2% to the country's gross domestic product.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Rosslyn". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Google maps
  3. ^ History of the BMW plant in Rosslyn
  4. ^ Singh, Sukasha (April 2012). "BMW to add 600 jobs at Rosslyn plant". Mail&Guardian. Retrieved 30 July 2013.