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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
  • 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
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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