South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It is divided into nine provinces and has 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline. To the north lie the neighboring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an enclave surrounded by South African territory. South Africa is the 25th largest country in the world by area and the 24th most populous country with over 51 million people.

South Africa is a multi-ethnic nation and has diverse cultures and languages. Eleven official languages are recognised in the constitution

South Africa Country Information

Capital Pretoria (executive)
Bloemfontein (judicial)
Cape Town (legislative)
Largest Johannesburg (2006) (105 (high / 2nd)
HDI (2011) 0.619 Increase (medium / 123rd)
Currency South African rand (ZAR)
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Drives on the left
Calling code +27
ISO 3166 code ZA
Internet TLD .za