Total Population (million): 47.587,543,005
Annual growth rate: -0.5%%
Urban population: 60%%
Ethnic Origins: Black African 79.6%, White 9.1%, Coloured 8.9%,
Indian/Asian 2.5% (2007 Estimated)
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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.
Area: 1219090 kmÂ²
Type of State: South Africa is a federal republic state based on
Type of economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial
The wealthiest country in Africa; the world's leading producer of
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Internet suffix: .za
Telephone lines: 9.56
Internet users: 8.16
Access to electricity: n.c.