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South Africa

South Africa FlagMajor cities : Johannesburg, City of Cape Town, Durban, Soweto and Emfuleni Local Municipality.
Available Information : Head of state, Religion, Number of inhabitants, Area, Gross domestic product, Inflation, Unemployment, Map, Hotel, Weather and Climate.

South Africa Subdivision

South Africa Information

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ISO 3166-1ZA - ZAF - 710
NATO country codeSF - ZAF
FIPS 10-4 codeSF
ContinentAfrica / Southern Africa
South Africa CapitalPretoria
Official languageAfrikaans
North Ndebele
South Ndebele
Southern Sotho
Name of the inhabitantsSouth African
South Africa National Day27 April
South Africa Currency South African rand (ZAR)
South Africa 14 %
South Africa Calling code+27
South Africa Country domain code .za
South Africa Vehicle registration plateZA
Traveling direction Left
Time zone UTC +2:00
International organizationUnited Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
African Union
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Group of 77
South Africa National anthemNkosi Sikelel'iAfrika/Die Stem

South Africa Head of state

President of the RepublicCyril Ramaphosa (2018)

South Africa Religion

List of the main religions practiced in South Africa.

  1. Christianity 60 %
  2. Other 29 %
  3. Judaism 8 %
  4. Islam 2 %
  5. Hinduism 2 %

South Africa Data

Different data, numbers and statistics of South Africa (Inhabitants, population, economy).

Area1,219,912 km² (471,011 sq mi)
Number of inhabitants57,726,000 population (2018) Chart
Population Density 47.3 /km² (122.6 /sq mi)
Length of coastline2,798 km
Perimeter7,660 km
Life expectancy62.9 Year (2015), ♀ : 66.2 Year, ♂ : 59.3 Year
Average years of schooling 10.3 Year (2015)
Human Development Index 0.699 (2018)
Gross domestic product368 Billions US$ (2018) Chart
Annual change: 0.8 %
6,377 US$ per capita
Unemployment27.1 % of labor force (2018) Chart
Inflation4.6 % (2018) Chart
Credit rating
  • Standard & Poor's: BB+ (Negative, 3 April 2017)
  • Fitch: BB+ (Stable, 7 April 2017)
  • Moody's: Baa3 (Negative, 9 June 2017)
  • Dagong: A- (Negative, 0 November 2013)

South Africa Chart

Graphs and data of South Africa. Choose graph below to display it:

Number of inhabitants, Gross domestic product, Unemployment, Inflation

South Africa Covid-19

Incident rate2,684.15
Case fatality ratio3.41392 %
Last updated : 2 April 2021

South Africa Natural resource

List of major natural resources classified by importance.
  1. Natural gas
  2. Coal
  3. Copper
  4. Salt
  5. Nickel
  6. Uranium
  7. Gold
  8. Tin
  9. Manganese
  10. Antimony
  11. Iron
  12. Platinum
  13. Rare earth elements
  14. Vanadium
  15. Phosphate
  16. Diamond
  17. Chrome

South Africa Agriculture

Listing of major crops and products starting with the most important.
  1. Wheat
  2. Fruits
  3. Wool
  4. Mutton
  5. Corn
  6. Vegetables
  7. Dairy products
  8. Sugarcane
  9. Poultry
  10. Beef

South Africa Border

South Africa's border with 6 other countries. The list of Border countries of South Africa below classified by border length (in kilometers).

  1. Botswana Botswana 1,840 km
  2. Namibia Namibia 967 km
  3. Lesotho Lesotho 909 km
  4. Mozambique Mozambique 491 km
  5. Eswatini Eswatini 430 km
  6. Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 225 km

South Africa Map

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South Africa Climate

  1. Mediterranean climate 24 %
  2. Oceanic climate 20 %
  3. Semi-arid climate 17 %
  4. Semi-arid climate 11 %
  5. Oceanic climate 10 %
  6. Humid subtropical climate 6.8 %
  7. Mediterranean climate 3.4 %
  8. Humid subtropical climate 3.4 %
  9. Arid 2.3 %
  10. Arid 1.1 %

South Africa Weather (Capital)

Today's weather and weather forecasts of South Africa for the next days to come (The measurements and forecasts are those of ).

South Africa Electricity

Electrical standard in South Africa (voltage, power outlet ...)

Voltage230 V
Frequency50 Hz
Power plugPower plug : M Power plug : N
Power socketPower socket : M Power socket : N

South Africa Airport

Below, find a list of the main Airport of South Africa classified by annual passenger transit.

O. R. Tambo International AirportCape Town International AirportDurban International Airport
George Airport

South Africa Hotel

Here is a list of hotel in South Africa selected by our teams for their qualities. Click the hotel of your choice to find out the availability of rooms by your travel dates.

Hotel Pumba Private Game ReservePumba Private Game Reserve

The 5-star Pumba Private Game Reserve lodge has views from a private wooden deck overlooking Lake Kariega or the African bush. Located 20 km from Grahamstown, some chalets include a private plunge pool... view more
ZAR 7920
Hotel DuneSide Guest HouseDuneSide Guest House

Richards Bay
Located in a quiet area of Richards Bay, 7 km from Tuzi Gazi Waterfront, DuneSide Guest House features an outdoor swimming pool, a fully equipped shared kitchen, and free Wi-Fi access throughout the property... view more
ZAR 760
Hotel Knysna StaysKnysna Stays

Situated less than 1 km from Knysna Lagoon, this 4-star family-run guest house offers tranquil accommodation on the Garden Route. It has an outdoor swimming pool and sun lounging area... view more
ZAR 800
Hotel My Leisure - Majorca 316My Leisure - Majorca 316

Cape Town
Located in Century City, within The Island Club complex and adjacent to the Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Majorca offers a spacious, self-catering apartment and free private parking. Cape Town city centre is 11 km away... view more
Hotel A Sunflower StopA Sunflower Stop

Cape Town
Nestled between Table Mountain and Three Anchor Bay, A Sunflower Stop is next to Cape Town’s Green Point Common. With free Wi-Fi throughout, it has an outdoor pool and offers private and shared accommodation... view more
ZAR 175
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South Africa Nuclear power plant

Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant

South Africa Olympic Games

List of participations in the Summer and Winter Olympics of South Africa and the number of medals won.

SummerParticipation : 19Gold medalSilver medalBronze medalTotal
Medal 26312986
WinterParticipation : 7Gold medalSilver medalBronze medalTotal
Medal 0000
TotalParticipation : 26Gold medalSilver medalBronze medalTotal
Medal 26312986
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