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South Africa Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Pretoria - Administrative
Cape Town - Legislative
Bloemfontein - Judicial
Government Republic
Currency Rand (ZAR)
Area total: 1,219,912 km2
land: 1,219,912 km2
water: 0 km2
Population 48,782,756 (July 2008 est.)
Language There are 11 official languages:-
Afrikaans
English
Ndebele
Xhosa
Zulu
Sepedi
Sesotho
Setswana
Swati
Tshivenda
Xitsonga
Religion Christian 68% (includes most Whites and Coloureds, and about 60% of Blacks), Muslim 2% (includes most Malays, 40% of Indians and some immigrants from Africa), Hindu 1.5% (60% of Indians), indigenous beliefs, animist, other religions and people without religion 28.5%
Electricity 220-240V/50HZ (South Africa plug)
Calling Code +27
Internet TLD .za
Time Zone UTC+2

South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa. It is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho (which is completely surrounded by South Africa). It is a vast country with widely varying landscapes and has 11 official languages, as well as an equally diverse population. South Africa is renowned for its wines and is one of the world's largest producers of gold. South Africa has the strongest economy in Africa, and is an influential player in African politics. In 2010, South Africa hosted the first Football World Cup to be held on the African continent.


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