South Africa: all about this country and its main places!

latitude: -34.65193 / longitude: 27.31171

General information


Here is a list of famous dishes in this country: Bobotie. There are UNESCO listed sites: iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa, Robben Island, Cape Floral Region Protected Areas, Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape.


There are 55,654,000 inhabitants, or 0.75% of the population of planet earth. 16.90 years is the median age in this country and the birth growth rate is at 2.86%.


In 2021 the GDP was $419,015,018,371 USD, placing it at position 31 in the market. The price for a Big Mac in this country is 39.90R (corresponding to $2.34 USD). The currency symbol is R, and the ISO code for that currency is ZAR.


This country offers several reputable universities like University of Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch University, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Pretoria.


The inhabitants speak the following languages: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, South, Pedi, Sotho, Southern, Swati, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu. The area of the country is 1,221,037 kmĀ², a postcode system isn't employed and the main cities are: Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Strandfontein, George Local Municipality. Pretoria is the nation's capital and the country has a border with Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.

Good to know

For more information about this country, check The country's ISO code is ZA, phone numbers start with +27, the country's websites have the domain name ".za"


ISO code ZA
Capital Pretoria
Population 55,654,000
World percentage 0.75%
Median age 16.90 years
Population growth rate 2.86%
Main cities
Spoken languages Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, South, Pedi, Sotho, Southern, Swati, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
GDP (2021) $419,015,018,371
GDP position #31
Big Mac local price 39.90R
Big Mac USD price $2.34
Currency code ZAR
Currency symbol R
National dish Bobotie
TLD .za
Phone prefix +27


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