Silverton, Pretoria

Silverton is an eastern suburb of Pretoria, South Africa. It lies wedged between the slopes of the Magaliesberg mountain range.

Silverton
Silverton is located in Gauteng
Silverton
Silverton
Silverton is located in South Africa
Silverton
Silverton
Coordinates: 25°43′54″S 28°18′20″E / 25.73167°S 28.30556°E / -25.73167; 28.30556Coordinates: 25°43′54″S 28°18′20″E / 25.73167°S 28.30556°E / -25.73167; 28.30556
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Tshwane
Main PlacePretoria
Established1890
Area
 • Total4.38 km2 (1.69 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total9,590
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African40.1%
 • Coloured9.0%
 • Indian/Asian1.6%
 • White48.0%
 • Other1.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans52.6%
 • English15.3%
 • Northern Sotho6.4%
 • Southern Sotho5.1%
 • Other20.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0084
PO box
n/a
Area code012
Rain showers over Silverton in Pretoria.

HistoryEdit

The suburb was established in 1890.[2]: 7  During the depression, the town's nickname was Blikkiesdorp because of the numerous shanty dwellings inhabited by poor white farmers.[2]: 7  It remained independent of Pretoria until it was incorporated into the city in 1964.[2]: 7 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Silverton". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c van Schalkwyk, J (June 2011). "Heritage Impact Assessment For The Proposed Upgrade of Road R104, Silverton to Bronkhorstpruit, Gauteng Province" (PDF). South African Heritage Resources Agency. Retrieved 1 January 2019.