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Facts about South Africa

Administrative divisions: 9 provinces; Eastern Cape , Free State , Gauteng , KwaZulu-Natal , Limpopo , Mpumalanga , Northern Cape , North-West , Western Cape
Area: total: 1 ,219 ,912 sq km land: 1 ,219 ,912 sq km water: 0 sq km note: includes Prince Edward Islands (Marion Island and Prince Edward Island) South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Background: Dutch traders landed at the southern tip of modern day South Africa in 1652 and established a stopover point on the spice route between the Netherlands and the East , founding the city of Cape Town. After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806 , many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjugation of the native inhabitants. The Boers resisted British encroachments but were defeated in the Boer War (1899-1902); however , the British and the Afrikaners , as the Boers became known , ruled together under the Union of South Africa. In 1948 , the National Party was voted into power and instituted a policy of apartheid - the separate development of the races. The first multi-racial elections in 1994 brought an end to apartheid and ushered in black majority rule. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Flag description: two equal width horizontal bands of red (top) and blue separated by a central green band that splits into a horizontal Y , the arms of which end at the corners of the hoist side; the Y embraces a black isosceles triangle from which the arms are separated by narrow yellow bands; the red and blue bands are separated from the green band and its arms by narrow white stripes South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Capital: name: Pretoria (administrative capital) geographic coordinates: 25 42 S , 28 13 E time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time) note: Cape Town (legislative capital); Bloemfontein (judicial capital)
Climate: mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days , cool nights South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Currency code:
Ethnic groups: black African 79% , white 9.6% , colored 8.9% , Indian/Asian 2.5% (2001 census)
Geographic coordinates: 29 00 S , 24 00 E South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Geography note: South Africa completely surrounds Lesotho and almost completely surrounds Swaziland South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Government type: republic
Imports partners: Germany 10.9% , China 10% , Spain 8.2% , US 7.2% , Japan 6.1% , UK 4.5% , Saudi Arabia 4.2% (2007)
Internet country code: .za South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Land boundaries: 2 ,798 km South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Neighbouring countries: total: 4 ,862 km border countries: Botswana 1 ,840 km , Lesotho 909 km , Mozambique 491 km , Namibia 967 km , Swaziland 430 km , Zimbabwe 225 km South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Languages: IsiZulu 23.8% , IsiXhosa 17.6% , Afrikaans 13.3% , Sepedi 9.4% , English 8.2% , Setswana 8.2% , Sesotho 7.9% , Xitsonga 4.4% , other 7.2% (2001 census)
Location: Southern Africa , at the southern tip of the continent of Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Map references: Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
National holiday: Freedom Day , 27 April (1994)
Nationality: noun: South African(s) adjective: South African
Natural hazards: prolonged droughts South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Population: 48 ,782 ,756 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy , higher infant mortality , higher death rates , lower population growth rates , and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 est.) South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Religions: Zion Christian 11.1% , Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2% , Catholic 7.1% , Methodist 6.8% , Dutch Reformed 6.7% , Anglican 3.8% , Muslim 1.5% , other Christian 36% , other 2.3% , unspecified 1.4% , none 15.1% (2001 census)
Terrain: vast interior plateau rimmed by rugged hills and narrow coastal plain South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Unemployment rate: 24.3% (2007 est.)

Capital of Republic of South Africa

Pretoria (click to view Pretoria map)

Places in South Africa

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in South Africa. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Eastern Cape (2595 google map locations)
Free State (264 google map locations)
Gauteng (374 google map locations)
KwaZulu-Natal (1040 google map locations)
Limpopo (1270 google map locations)
Mpumalanga (424 google map locations)
North-West (906 google map locations)
Northern Cape (207 google map locations)
Western Cape (599 google map locations)

Random cities in South Africa

Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa.

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