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Erasmia is located in Gauteng
 Erasmia shown within Gauteng
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Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Tshwane
Established {{#property:P571}}
 • Total 2.93 km2 (1.13 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,932
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 12.6%
 • Coloured 1.8%
 • Indian/Asian 77.0%
 • White 7.0%
 • Other 1.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 75.3%
 • Afrikaans 12.5%
 • Northern Sotho 2.5%
 • Tswana 1.2%
 • Other 8.5%
Postal code (street) 0183
PO box 0023

Erasmia is a suburb, southwest of central Pretoria in the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. Originally a whites-only area under apartheid, increasing numbers of Indians from neighbouring Laudium moved in, following the abolition of segregation in the early 1990s, and the construction of a direct link road between the two areas. Erasmia lies west of the R55 route In 2001, 65.72% of the population was Indian,[2] and by 2011, Indians made up 77.03% of the population.[1] The area called Christoburg although technically a different suburb, is for census [1] and other purposes usually treated as part of Erasmia.


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  2. Sub Place Erasmia Census 2001