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South Africa Fast Facts

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Location

Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa.

Capital

Pretoria (administrative), Bloemfontein (judicial) and Cape Town (legislative).

Area

total: 1,219,090 sq km (country comparison to the world: 25 )

Coastline

2,798 km

Climate

Mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights

Language

11 (English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu, Sepedi, Sotho, Tshivenda, Tswana, Swati and Xitsonga)

Population

50,586,757 (2011 estimate)

Religion

Predominantly Christian; traditional African, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish.

Currency

Rand (ZAR)

Calling code

+27

Time Zone

UTC+2

Electricity

220-240V/50HZ (South Africa plug)

Internet TLD

.za

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South Africa Travel Guide

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