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South Africa's Information

Flag of South Africa
Land Area 1,214,470 km2
Water Area 4,620 km2
Total Area 1,219,090km2 (#24)
Population 54,300,704 (#25)
Population Density 44.71/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $739.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $13,500
Currency Rand (ZAR)
Largest Cities

South Africa Flag:

Flag of South Africa

Adopted on April 27, 1994, the flag of South Africa was designed to symbolize unity. The red, white and blue colors were taken from the colors of the Boer Republics.

The yellow, black and green are taken from the African National Congress (ANC) flag. Black symbolizes the people, green the fertility of the land, and gold the mineral wealth beneath the soil. Those colors were adopted by the ANC in 1925.

Larger South Africa flag

South Africa Coat of Arms:
Flag of South Africa

The South African coat of arms contains elephant tusks encircling ears of wheat and a golden shield depicting Khoisan rock art.

A secretary bird rises above, symbolizing rebirth of the spirit.

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

South Africa Trivia

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in South Africa?

An estimated 80.48% of the population self-identifies as black South African making this the most populous ethnic group in the country.

Ethnic Groups of South Africa

What Kind of Fish Live in South Africa?

Some of the fish species that are native to South Africa include the plain squeaker, the sixgill hagfish, and the hyphen barb.

Native Fish Of South Africa

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