Waverley, Pretoria

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Waverley
Coordinates: 25°41′51″S28°15′47″E / 25.69750°S 28.26306°E / -25.69750; 28.26306 Coordinates: 25°41′51″S28°15′47″E / 25.69750°S 28.26306°E / -25.69750; 28.26306
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Tshwane
Main Place Pretoria
Area
[1]
  Total4.01 km2 (1.55 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [1]
  Total9,253
  Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 9.9%
   Coloured 1.5%
   Indian/Asian 0.7%
   White 87.2%
  Other0.7%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   Afrikaans 84.2%
   English 8.8%
   Northern Sotho 1.2%
   Ndebele 1.4%
  Other4.4%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0186
PO box
0135

Waverley is a suburb of the city of Pretoria, South Africa. Located just northeast of the CBD in a leafy, established area that is home to some well-constructed residences on large stands. Its neighbouring suburbs are Rietfontein and Villieria.

Suburb Human settlement that is part of or near to a larger city

A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. In most English-speaking countries, suburban areas are defined in contrast to central or inner-city areas, but in Australian English and South African English, suburb has become largely synonymous with what is called a "neighborhood" in other countries and the term extends to inner-city areas. In some areas, such as Australia, India, China, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and a few U.S. states, new suburbs are routinely annexed by adjacent cities. In others, such as Saudi Arabia, Canada, France, and much of the United States, many suburbs remain separate municipalities or are governed as part of a larger local government area such as a county.

Pretoria National administrative capital of South Africa, located in Gauteng province

Pretoria is a city in the northern part of Gauteng province in South Africa. It straddles the Apies River and has spread eastwards into the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the seat of the administrative branch of government, and of foreign embassies to South Africa. Pretoria has a reputation for being an academic city with three universities, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Human Sciences Research Council. The city also hosts the National Research Foundation and the South African Bureau of Standards making the city a hub for research. Pretoria is the central part of the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality which was formed by the amalgamation of several former local authorities including Centurion and Soshanguve. There have been proposals to change the name of Pretoria itself to Tshwane, and the proposed name change has caused some public controversy.

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Sub Place Waverley". Census 2011.