Dunkeld, Gauteng

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Dunkeld, Johannesburg, Gauteng.PNG
Dunkeld is located in Gauteng
 Dunkeld shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Dunkeld is located in Greater Johannesburg
Dunkeld is located in South Africa
Dunkeld (South Africa)
Dunkeld is located in Africa
Dunkeld (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°8′10″S 28°2′21″E / 26.13611°S 28.03917°E / -26.13611; 28.03917Coordinates: 26°8′10″S 28°2′21″E / 26.13611°S 28.03917°E / -26.13611; 28.03917
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Randburg
 • Total 1.38 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,473
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 28.6%
 • Coloured 1.8%
 • Indian/Asian 2.9%
 • White 64.4%
 • Other 2.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 65.1%
 • Afrikaans 11.3%
 • Zulu 5.4%
 • Northern Sotho 2.8%
 • Other 15.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2196

Dunkeld is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region 3. It is bordered by the suburbs of Hyde Park and Illovo to the north, Melrose to the east, Rosebank in the south and to the west, Dunkeld West.

Origin of the name[edit]

The Dunkeld suburbs name has it origin in a small town in Perth and Kinross, Scotland..[2] The township was laid out in 1904.[3]:163 The main street through the suburb, Bompass Street, is named after accountant and real estate pioneer Frank W.R. Bompass. [3]:170


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Dunkeld". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Kendall, Ian (Oct 2009). "Scottish Place Names - Johannesburg, South Africa". Ian Kendall. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Leyds, Gerald Anton (1964). A History of Johannesburg: The Early Years. Nasional Boekhandel. p. 318. 

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