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

latitude: -34.65193 / longitude: 27.31171

General information


The capital of this country is Pretoria and the country has a border with Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe. People from this country speak these 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.


This nation has a number of interesting universities, including University of Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch University, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Pretoria.


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


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%.


The local currency (ZAR) is represented by the symbol R. In 2021 the GDP was $419,015,018,371 USD, which ranks it number 31 in the world. In this country, a Big Mac is sold at 39.90R (that corresponds to $2.34 USD).

Good to know

For more information about this country, check The 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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