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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 1,219,090 km2
Population 54,300,704
Population Density 44.54 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $739.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $13,500
Currency Rand (ZAR)
Largest Cities
  • Cape Town (3,433,441)
  • Durban (3,120,282)
  • Johannesburg (2,026,469)
  • Soweto (1,695,047)
  • Pretoria (1,619,438)
  • Port Elizabeth (967,677)
  • Pietermaritzburg (750,845)
  • Benoni (605,344)
  • Tembisa (511,655)
  • East London (478,676)
  • Animal: African Elephant, Springbok
  • Bird: Blue Crane
  • Coat of Arms:

    Flag of South Africa

  • Coat of Arms: 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.
  • Flag of South Africa
  • Flower: King protea
  • Motto: "Unity in Diversity"
  • Tree: Real yellowwood

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