Located in the continent of Africa, South Africa covers 1,214,470 square kilometers of land and 4,620 square kilometers of water, making it the 25th largest nation in the world with a total area of 1,219,090 square kilometers.
South Africa became an independent state in 1910, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of South Africa is 48,810,427 (2012) and the nation has a density of 40 people per square kilometer.
The currency of South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). As well, the people of South Africa are refered to as South African.
The dialing code for the country is 27 and the top level internet domain for South African sites is .za.
To learn more, visit our detailed South Africa section.
|Density||40.2 / km2 ( 104.1 / mi2 )|
|Languages||Afrikaans, English, South Ndebele, Pedi, Southern Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu|
|GDP||350,000,000,000 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||7,171 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||1,214,470 km2 (468,909 mi2)|
|Water Area||4,620 km2 (1,784 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland|
What is the capital of South Africa?
Pretoria is the capital city of South Africa. It has a population of 1,619,438, and is located on a latitue of -25.74 and longitude of 28.19.
Pretoria is also the political center of South Africa, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Pretoria, the Capital Of South Africa
|Elevation||1332 meters over sea level|
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