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About Johannesburg

 

 

 

Johannesburg has grown from a small mining town into a bustling metropolis where people from all over the globe come to work and play.

 

 
 
Brief History
Brief History

Johannesburg was founded on the hopes and dreams of the prospectors who came to the gold reef in search of fortune.

 
 
Suburbs
Suburbs

Within the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg you will find many different suburbs, each with its own unique subculture and vibe.

 
 
Infrastructure
Infrastructure

Johannesburg's infrastructure is a living representation of South Africa's history, and was recently enhanced for the Soccer World Cup in 2010.

 
 
 
Population & People
Population & People

 

There are more than a million households in Johannesburg with the largest population groups being black Africans at 73 percent and whites at 16 percent.

 

 
Economic Data
Economic Data

Johannesburg contributes nearly 16 percent of South Africa's GDP and employs 12 percent of the country's workforce.

 
 
Facts
Facts

Did you know that the Johannesburg metropolis is larger than Sydney, London or New York? Click below for more fascinating facts about the city of gold.

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