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South Africa

Currency code: 
Currency name: 
South African rand
Country name: 
South Africa
Capital: 
Pretoria (executive)Bloemfontein (judicial)Cape Town (legislative)
Country code: 
Continent: 
Independence: 
May 31, 1910
Independent from: 
31 May 1910 Union of South Africa formed from four British colonies: Cape Colony, Natal, Transvaal, and Orange Free State; 31 May 1961 republic declared; 27 April 1994 majority rule
Total area: 
1,219,090
Total area note: 
1,219,090note: includes Prince Edward Islands (Marion Island and Prince Edward Island)
Land area: 
1,214,470
Water area: 
4,620
Population: 
48,601,098
Population note: 
48,601,098 (July 2013 est.)
Official language: 
AfrikaansEnglishSouthern NdebeleNorthern SothoSouthern SothoSwaziTsongaTswanaVendaXhosaZulu
All languages: 
IsiZulu (official) 23.82%, IsiXhosa (official) 17.64%, Afrikaans (official) 13.35%, Sepedi (offcial) 9.39%, English (official) 8.2%, Setswana (official) 8.2%, Sesotho (official) 7.93%, Xitsonga (official) 4.44%, siSwati (official) 2.66%, Tshivenda (official) 2.28%, isiNdebele (official) 1.59%, other 0.5% (2001 census)
Time zone: 
SAST (UTC+2)
Drive on: 
Left
Calling code: 
+27
Domain: 
.za