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Phyiscal Map of South Africa with state boundaries. It shows the physical features of the South Africa including relief, mountain ranges, rivers, islands, and major cities. namibia botswana zimbabwe mozambique swaziland lesotho indian ocean atlantic ocean worldatlas.com worldatlas.com kalahari
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South Africa's Quick Facts

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
  • Johannesburg (5,782,747)
  • Cape Town (4,617,560)
  • Ekurhuleni (3,894,262)
  • Durban (Ethekwini) (3,158,313)
  • Pretoria (2,565,660)
  • Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay) (1,253,742)
  • West Rand (897,609)
  • Soshanguve (853,347)
  • Vereeniging (774,031)
  • East London (Buffalo City) (708,559)
  • 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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