Soweto

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Soweto
Soweto Johannesburg.jpg
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality Johannesburg
Established {{#property:P571}}
Area
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 • Total 200.03 km2 (77.23 sq mi)
Population
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 • Total 1,271,628
 • Density 6,400/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
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 • Black African 98.5%
 • Coloured 1.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)
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 • Zulu 37.1%
 • Sotho 15.5%
 • Tswana 12.9%
 • Tsonga 8.9%
 • Other 25.7%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
1808
Area code 011
Website www.Soweto.gov.za

Soweto (/səˈwɛt, -ˈwt-, -ˈwt-/) is a township of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city's mining belt in the south.

References

  1. SA History, Soweto, 22 March 2019