:: AFRICA - South Africa

Capital: Pretoria

Total Population (million): 47.587,543,005
Annual growth rate: -0.5%%
Density: inhab./km²
Urban population: 60%%
Ethnic Origins: Black African 79.6%, White 9.1%, Coloured 8.9%, Indian/Asian 2.5% (2007 Estimated)
Visit: Statistics South Africa
Official Language: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu.
Other languages spoken: Fanagalo, Hindi, Sotho, Tsotsitaal, Venda,
Business language: English.
However advertising in local languages has a wider reach.
Religion: Almost 80% of the population follows Christianity. Small segment of the society follows Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and traditional African beliefs.
Country overview

Area: 1219090 km²
Type of State: South Africa is a federal republic state based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market
The wealthiest country in Africa; the world's leading producer of gold.

Telephone code:
To call from South Africa, dial 00
To call in South Africa, dial 27
Internet suffix: .za
Computers: 8.4
Telephone lines: 9.56
Internet users: 8.16
Access to electricity: n.c.


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