Place in Gauteng, South Africa
25°48′51″S 28°5′35″E / 25.81417°S 28.09306°E / -25.81417; 28.09306Coordinates: 25°48′51″S 28°5′35″E / 25.81417°S 28.09306°E / -25.81417; 28.09306CountrySouth AfricaProvinceGautengMunicipalityCity of TshwaneEstablished26 January 2019Area • Total2.93 km2 (1.13 sq mi)Population
 • Total6,932 • Density2,400/km2 (6,100/sq mi)Racial makeup (2011) • Black African12.6% • Coloured1.8% • Indian/Asian77.0% • White7.0% • Other1.6%First languages (2011) • English75.3% • Afrikaans12.5% • Northern Sotho2.5% • Tswana1.2% • Other8.5%Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)Postal code (street)
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Erasmia is a suburb in the northern outskirts of Centurion in the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. Originally a whites-only area under apartheid, increasing numbers of Indians from neighbouring Laudium moved in, following the abolition of segregation in the early 1990s, and the construction of a direct link road between the two areas. Erasmia lies west of the R55 route. In 2001, 65.72% of the population was Indian,[2] and by 2011, Indians made up 77.03% of the population.[1] The area called Christoburg is for census [1] and other purposes usually treated as part of Erasmia.


It became a suburb on 4 September 1946 and was named after WFE Erasmus.[3] It was created out of the farms Mooiplaas No. 69 and Zwartkop No. 476.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sub Place Erasmia". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Sub Place Erasmia Census 2001
  3. ^ a b Standard encyclopaedia of Southern Africa / 4 Dev - For. Internet Archive. Cape Town : Nasou. 1971. p. 382. ISBN 978-0-625-00320-4.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
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