South Africa Facts, Currency, People, Population, History, Flag

South Africa Facts, Currency, People, Population, History, Flag. Destination Learn more about South Africa, Africa’s southernmost country. Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe all share borders with the Rainbow Nation. Lesotho, a tiny country, is completely surrounded by other countries.

At 1,221,000 km2, the country is somewhat smaller than twice the size of Texas in the United States but significantly greater than two times the size of France.

South Africa has a population of 60 million people (official estimate 2021). Johannesburg is the most populous city in South Africa, but Pretoria (also known as Tshwane) and Cape Town (also known as Makhado) serve as the country’s legislative and judicial capitals, respectively. Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu are the eleven official languages of South Africa. isiZulu (spoken by 23%), isiXhosa (spoken by 16.0%), and Afrikaans (spoken by 13.4%) are the most common first languages.
Eighty percent of South Africans identify with one kind of Christianity or another.

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South Africa at a glance

CAPITAL CITY: Pretoria (Tshwane) (administrative center), Bloemfontein (Mangaung) (judicial center), Cape Town (legislative center)
LANGUAGE: Afrika Borwa (Pedi, seSotho, Tswana), Afrika Dzonga (Tsonga), Afurika Tshipembe (Venda), Mzantsi Afrika (isiXhosa), Ningizimu Afrika (siSwati, isiZulu), Suid-Afrika (Afrikaans)
ELECTRICITY: Type C (European 2-pin) Type D (Old British 3-pin) Type G (Irish/British 3-pin)
POPULATION: 62 million people
CURRENCY: South African rand (ZAR)

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