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Map of South Africa

Map of South Africa

Bordering Countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
Demonym: South African
Motto: "Unity In Diversity"
Population: 48,375,645 (2014)
Population Growth Rate: -0.48% (2014)
Government: parliamentary republic
Capital City: Pretoria
Capital Coordinates: 25°42′S 28°13′E
Capital Time Zone: UTC+2
Currency: Rand
Currency Code: ZAR
Currencies Issued: pound rand
GDP: $422.0 billion (2011)
Per Capita Income: $8,342 (2011)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.00% (2013)
Inflation Rate: 5.80% (2013)
Unemployment Rate: 24.90% (2013)
Foreign Debt: $46.1 billion (2011)
ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 Country Code: ZA
Internet Country Code: .za
Number of Internet Users: 4420000 (2009)
Calling Code: 27
Electrical Generation Capacity: 44260000 kW (2010)
Independence: 1961 from United Kingdom
Area: 1,219,090 square km (1,214,470 km land) (4,620 km water)
Coastline: 2,798 km
Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean (0 m)
Highest Point: Njesuthi (3,408 m)
Life Expectancy: 49.56 years (2014)
Fertility Rate: 2.23 (2014)
Infant Mortality Rate: 41.61 per 1000 (2014)
HIV Prevalence: 17.90% (2012)
Adult Obesity Prevalence: 31.30% (2008)
Human Development Index: 0.619 (2011)
Corruption Perception Index: 4.1 (2011)
Literacy: 86.40 percent

Number of bank notes in catalogue: 3

Number of coins in catalogue: 6

Number of stamps in catalogue: 52

Location of South Africa in Africa

Regional Map for South Africa

Major Cities

Bloemfontein (Population 328773)
Cape Town (Population 3497097)
De Aar (Population 6509)
Durban (Population 536644)
Dutywa (Population 5513)
East London (Population 135560)
Johannesburg (Population 1009035)
Kimberley (Population 185207)
Ladysmith (Population 41425)
Musina (Population 10556)
Polokwane (Population 62089)
Port Elizabeth (Population 237500)
Pretoria [Capital] (Population 525387)
Richards Bay (Population 55852)
Saldanha (Population 21636)
Upington (Population 46909)
Vereeniging (Population 73283)

Languages

Khoekhoe
Lozi
Sotho
Xhosa
Zulu

Rivers

Limpopo River
Maputo River
Molopo River
Orange River
Tugela River

Stock Exchange

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Notable Musicians

Yvonne Chaka Chaka

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