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Coordinates: 26°10′38″S 28°13′19″E / 26.17722°S 28.22194°E / -26.17722; 28.22194

East Rand

From top left: Germiston, Benoni, Kempton Park, Tembisa, Boksburg
Boksburg
and Brakpan

Country South Africa

Province Gauteng

Municipality Ekurhuleni

Government

 • Mayor Mzwandile Masina

Area

 • Total 1,975 km2 (763 sq mi)

Population

 • Total 3,178,470

 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)

Racial makeup ()

 • Black African 78.7%

 • Coloured 2.7%

 • Indian/Asian 2.1%

 • White 15.8%

First languages ()

 • Zulu 28.8%

 • English 12.0%

 • Afrikaans 11.9%

 • Northern Sotho 11.4%

 • Other 35.9%

Time zone SAST (UTC+2)

PO box 1462

HDI 0.74 High (2012)[1]

GDP US$ 55.3 billion [2]

GDP per capita US$ 17,361 [2]

The East Rand
East Rand
is the urban eastern part of the Witwatersrand
Witwatersrand
that is functionally merged with the Johannesburg
Johannesburg
conurbation in South Africa. This area became settled by Europeans after a gold-bearing reef was discovered in 1886 and sparked the gold rush that gave rise to the establishment of Johannesburg. The large black townships of the East Rand
East Rand
were the scene of heavy clashes between the African National Congress
African National Congress
and the Inkatha Freedom Party before the end of Apartheid. The region extends from Germiston
Germiston
in the west to Springs in the east, and south down to Nigel, and includes the towns of Boksburg, Benoni, Brakpan, Kempton Park, Edenvale, and Bedfordview. As part of the restructuring of municipalities in South Africa
South Africa
at the time, the local governments of the East Rand
East Rand
were merged into a single municipality in 1999, now called City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, meaning "place of peace". Despite having a separate municipal government, like the West Rand, the East Rand
East Rand
is included as the part of the Witwatersrand
Witwatersrand
urban area. To this end, the East Rand
East Rand
shares the same dialling code as Johannesburg
Johannesburg
(011 locally). It is not uncommon for residents of the East Rand
East Rand
to work in Johannesburg
Johannesburg
proper and vice versa. References[edit]

^ "Gauteng's Human Development Index" (PDF). Gauteng
Gauteng
City-Region Observatory. 2013. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.  ^ a b "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 

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Lat. and Long. 26°10′38″S 28°13′19″E / 26.17722°S 28.22194°E / -26.17722; 28.22194

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