Arcadia, Pretoria

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Arcadia
Sheraton Hotel and Lukasrand Tower
Sheraton Hotel and Lukasrand Tower
Arcadia is located in Gauteng
Arcadia
Arcadia
 Arcadia shown within Gauteng
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Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Tshwane
Main Place Pretoria
Established {{#property:P571}}
Area[1]
 • Total 2.94 km2 (1.14 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 23,404
 • Density 8,000/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 80.2%
 • Coloured 3.6%
 • Indian/Asian 1.7%
 • White 12.5%
 • Other 1.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 18.6%
 • Northern Sotho 14.0%
 • Tswana 11.6%
 • Afrikaans 9.6%
 • Other 46.2%
Postal code (street) 0083
PO box 0007

Arcadia is a suburb in Pretoria, South Africa that is known for its historical buildings, embassies and hotels. The Union Buildings[2] and the President's residence are also situated here.

The main thoroughfare is Park Street. Landmarks on Park Street are The Pretoria Art Museum in its Mid-Century Modernist building, The Gerard Moerdyk Restaurant which serves traditional colonial African fare in a house built in 1920 by this famous architect, as well as Loftus Versfeld Stadium where local and international rugby and soccer matches are played.

The University of Pretoria is also near Arcadia.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Sub Place Arcadia". Census 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa vol.7