Gauteng Cities and Towns

Here you will find a overview of Gauteng Cities and Towns.
Alberton

Alberton

Population nearly 122,000 People Elevation 1,570 m Area 77.16 km2 Makeup Black 26.5% Coloured 14.4% Indian/Asian 4.9% White 53.2% Other 0.9% At the age of 13 a boy by the name of Johannes Petrus Meyer bought 11 hectares of his father’s farm Elandsfontein. He later...

Benoni

Benoni

Population nearly 159,000 People Elevation 1,645 m Area 175.55 km2 Makeup Black 45.2% Coloured 2.1% Indian/Asian 13.9% White 38.1% Other 0.8% Benoni’s inauspicious beginnings date to 1881 when then surveyor-general of the Transvaal Republic Johan Rissik found it...

Boksburg

Boksburg

Population nearly 261,000 People Elevation 1,694 m Area 162.35 km2 Makeup Black 56.7% Coloured 11.6% Indian/Asian 2.5% White 28.4% Other 0.8% Prior to 1860, the present municipal area of Boksburg and its immediate environs comprised mainly the highveld farms called...

Brakpan

Brakpan

Population nearly 74,000 People Elevation 1,644 m Area 182.81 km2 Makeup Black 39.7% Coloured 2.5% Indian/Asian 4.1% White 53.3% Other 0.4% The name Brakpan comes from a small pan on a farm called Weltevreden, which was filled with very brackish water and was probably...

Bronkhorstspruit

Bronkhorstspruit

Population nearly 3,800 People Elevation 1,644 m Area 3.11 km2 Bronkhorstspruit is a small developing town 50 km east of Pretoria, Gauteng along the N4 highway towards Witbank. It lies on the border between the Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces. It also consists of...

Carletonville

Carletonville

Population nearly 24,000 People Elevation 1,541 m Area 35.14 km2 Makeup Black 70.1% Coloured 0.9% Indian/Asian 1.3% White 27.4% Other 0.4% Carletonville is a gold-mining town in western Gauteng South Africa. It is one of the richest gold-producing areas in the world....

Cullinan

Cullinan

Population nearly 9,000 People Elevation 1,476 m Area 55.66 km2 Makeup Black 64.3% Coloured 2.7% Indian/Asian 0.5% White 31.7% Other 0.8% In 1898 Sir Thomas Cullinan was handed a three carat diamond found along a farm fence. He studied the area and came to the...

Germiston

Germiston

Population nearly 256,000 People Elevation 1,620 m Area 143.27 km2 Makeup Black 62.3% Coloured 2.3% Indian/Asian 3.0% White 31.3% Other 1.1% It was established in the early days of the gold rush when two prospectors, John Jack from the farm...

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

Population nearly 36,000 People Elevation 1,482 m Area 40.26km2 Makeup Black 56.8% Coloured 1.8% Indian/Asian 3.2% White 37.3% Other 1.0% Heidelberg began in 1862 as a trading station built by a German, Heinrich Julius Ueckermann. A town was laid out around the store...

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Population nearly 4,500,000 People Elevation 1,753 m Area 1,645 km2 Makeup Black 64.2% Coloured 13.9% Indian/Asian 6.7% White 13.9% Other 1.3% The region surrounding Johannesburg was originally inhabited by San people. By the 13th century, groups of Bantu-speaking...

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Population nearly 172,000 People Elevation 1,676 m Area 149.05 km2 Makeup Black 46.6% Coloured 2.3% Indian/Asian 3.3% White 46.9% Other 0.9% Carl Friedrich Wolff was born on Christmas Eve 1851 in Kempten, the capital of the Austro-Bavarian district Allgäu in South...

Krugersdorp

Krugersdorp

Population nearly 141,000 People Elevation 1,713 m Area 247.22 km2 Makeup Black 42.3% Coloured 1.4% Indian/Asian 5.4% White 50.2% Other 0.8% Krugersdorp is the site of a December 1880 gathering at which more than 6,000 men vowed to fight for the Transvaal's...

Meyerton

Meyerton

Population nearly 56,000 People Elevation 1,473 m Area 180.24 km2 Makeup Black 49.3% Coloured 1.2% Indian/Asian 0.5% White 48.6% Other 0.4% Meyerton was established in 1891 and was named after Johannes Petrus Meyer, a field cornet and member of the Transvaal...

Pretoria

Pretoria

Population nearly 3 000,000 People Elevation 1,339 m Area 6,298 km2 Makeup Black 42.0% Coloured 2.5% Indian/Asian 1.9% White 52.5% Other 1.2% The Southern Transvaal Ndebele occupied the river valley, which was to become the location of the city of Pretoria, by around...

Randfontein

Randfontein

Population nearly 81,000 People Elevation 1,709 m Area 186.42 km2 Makeup Black 44.8% Coloured 17.5% Indian/Asian 0.7% White 36.1% Other 0.8% Randfontein’s existence dates back to the 1550s when the AmaNdebele lived as one nation at Emhlangeni (today’s Randfontein...

Roodepoort

Roodepoort

Population nearly 327,000 People Elevation 1,741 m Area 161.50 km2 Makeup Black 51.4% Coloured 8.2% Indian/Asian 4.0% White 35.4% Other 0.9% Roodepoort is a city in the Greater Johannesburg area, Gauteng, South Africa. Johannesburg's most famous botanical garden,...

Springs

Springs

Population nearly 122,000 People Elevation 1,627 m Area 183.50 km2 Makeup Black 57.5% Coloured 1.4% Indian/Asian 4.4% White 36.2% Other 0.5% The city of Springs, east of Johannesburg, is on the East Rand, or what is now known as the Metropolitan area of Ekurhuleni, in...

Vanderbijlpark

Vanderbijlpark

Population nearly 96,000 People Elevation 1,485 m Area 177.84 km2 Makeup Black 42.5% Coloured 1.3% Indian/Asian 0.9% White 54.4% Other 0.9% In 1920, Dr HJ van der Bijl, a young South African electrical engineer working in the United States at the time, was called back...

Vereeniging

Vereeniging

Population nearly 100,000 People Elevation 1,479 m Area 188.19 km2 Makeup Black 55.0% Coloured 5.1% Indian/Asian 5.8% White 33.1% Other 1.0% The city was founded in 1892 and much of its early growth was due to the nearby coal mines. The city is known for being the...

Westonaria

Westonaria

Population nearly 11,000 People Elevation 1,573 m Area 12.65 km2 Makeup Black 65.5% Coloured 1.4% Indian/Asian 1.0% White 31.9% Other 0.2% Westonaria is a town in the west of Gauteng province of South Africa. It is situated in the Westonaria Local Municipality, part...

Alexandra

Alexandra

Population nearly 180,000 People Elevation 1,542 m Area 6.91km2 Makeup Black 99.0% Coloured 0.4% Indian/Asian 0.1% White 0.1% Other 0.4% Alexandra was established in 1912, on land originally owned by a farmer, a Mr. Papenfus, who tried to establish a white residential...

Atteridgeville

Atteridgeville

Population nearly 180,000 People Elevation 1,437 m Area 9.84 km2 Makeup Black 99.1% Coloured 0.3% Indian/Asian 0.1% White 0.2% Other 0.3% Atteridgeville was established in 1939 for black people by the government, after much lobbying by Mrs. Myrtle Patricia Atteridge....

Bekkersdal

Bekkersdal

Population nearly 48,000 People Elevation 1,584 m Area 27.90 km2 Makeup Black 98.2% Coloured 0.4% Indian/Asian 0.2% White 0.1% Other 0.1% Bekkersdal is a township situated 7 km east of Westonaria and 14 km south of Randfontein in the Gauteng province. It was...

Boipatong

Boipatong

Population nearly 48,000 People Elevation 1,455 m Area 4.31 km2 Makeup Black 99.3% Coloured 0.3% Indian/Asian 0.1% White 0.1% Other 0.2% Boipatong is a township near Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1955 to house black residents who worked...

Bophelong

Bophelong

Population nearly 47,000 People Elevation 1,499 m Area 9.67 km2 Makeup Black 99.1% Coloured 0.5% Indian/Asian 0.1% White 0.1% Other 0.3% Bophelong, is a Township near Vanderbijlpark Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1955 to house black residents who worked...

Daveyton

Daveyton

Population nearly 128,000 People Elevation 1,617 m Area 14.45 km2 Makeup Black 98.5% Coloured 0.3% Indian/Asian 0.3% White 0.1% Other 0.8% Daveyton is a township in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality of Gauteng in South Africa. It borders Etwatwa to the...

Diepmeadow

Diepmeadow

Population nearly 96,000 People Elevation 1,600 m Area 6.46 km2 Makeup Black 99.7% Coloured 0.2% Indian/Asian 0.0% White 0.1% Other 0.0% Diepkloof is a township of Johannesburg in the Gauteng province. It is also sometimes referred to asDiepmeadow, if considered as a...

Dobsonville

Dobsonville

Population nearly 41,000 People Elevation 1,649 m Area 2.73 km2 Makeup Black 99.1% Coloured 0.4% Indian/Asian 0.1% White 0.1% Other 0.3% Dobsonville is a township in greater Soweto, Johannesburg. It lies to the west of Meadowlands, a part of Diepmeadow, and is...

Duduza

Duduza

Population nearly 74,000 People Elevation 1,628 m Area 11.23 km2 Makeup Black 98.8% Coloured 0.4% Indian/Asian 0.2% White 0.1% Other 0.4% Duduza is a township west of Nigel on the East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1964 when Africans were...

Ekangala

Ekangala

Population nearly 49,000 People Elevation 1,504 m Area 46.05 km2 Makeup Black 99.0% Coloured 0.3% Indian/Asian 0.3% White 0.0% Other 0.3% Ekangala is a small location in City of Tshwane in the Gauteng province of South...

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