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South Africa Facts & Figures

What is the population of South Africa?

54,300,704 (July 2016 est.)

What is the capital of South Africa?


What are the two largest cities in South Africa?

Johannesburg and Cape Town

471,443 sq mi (1,221,037 km sq)

January 1,  New Year’s Day

March 21, Good Friday – The Friday before Easter Sunday, Family Day – The Monday following Easter Sunday, Freedom Day

April 27, Worker’s day

May 1, Youth Day

June 16, National Women’s Day

August 9, Heritage Day

September 24, Day of Reconciliation

December 25, Christmas Day

December 26, Day of Goodwill

$13,500 (2016 est.)

Gold | Diamonds | Platinum | Coal Briquettes | Cars

Christians (81%) | Hindus-Muslims (19%)

Table Mountain in Cape Town is believed to one of the oldest mountains in the world

National Football Team

National Baseball Team

National Beach Soccer Team

National Cricket Team

National Women’s Cricket Team

Davis Cup team

Fed Cup Team

Women’s National Football Team

Men’s National Ice Hockey Team

A1 Team

National Korfball Team

National Rugby Team

Women’s National Rugby Union Team

National Rugby League Team

National Basketball Team

National Netball Team

Men’s National Water Polo Team

What countries are on the border?

Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho

What currency is used?

Rand (ZAR)

What languages are spoken?

Afikaans, English, Swazi, Zulu Venda, Xhosa, Tsonga.

South Africa Flag

Two equal width horizontal bands of red (top) and blue separated by a central green band that splits into a horizontal Y, the arms of which end at the corners of the hoist side; the Y embraces a black isosceles triangle from which the arms are separated by narrow yellow bands; the red and blue bands are separated from the green band and its arms by narrow white stripes

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