Silverton, Pretoria

Place in Gauteng, South Africa
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; 28.30556CountrySouth AfricaProvinceGautengMunicipalityCity of TshwaneMain PlacePretoriaEstablished1890Area • 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

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

Rain showers over Silverton in Pretoria.

History

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 

References

  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.
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