Sooth Africae

kintra in soothren Africae

The Republic o Sooth Africae is a kintra locate on the soothren neb o the African continent. It haes mairches wi Namibie, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique an Swaziland. Lesotho is an enclave haily surroondit bi Sooth African laund. It wis originailly a colony ae the Unitit Kinrick.

Motto: "!ke e: ǀxarra ǁke" (ǀXam)
"Unity in Diversity"
Location o  Sooth Africae  (dark blue) – in Africa  (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union  (light blue)
Location o  Sooth Africae  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Lairgest ceety Johannesburg (2006)[2]
Offeecial leids
Ethnic groups
Demonym(s)Sooth African
GovrenmentConstitutional pairlamentary republic
• Preses
Cyril Ramaphosa
David Mabuza
Amos Masondo
Thandi Modise
Mogoeng Mogoeng
National Cooncil o Provinces
Naitional Assemmly
• Union
31 Mey 1910
11 December 1931
• Republic
31 Mey 1961
• Total
1,221,037 km2 (471,445 sq mi) (25th)
• Water (%)
• 2013 estimate
52,981,991[4] (25t)
• 2011 census
• Density
42.4/km2 (109.8/sq mi) (169t)
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
• Total
$623.201 billion[5] (25t)
• Per capita
$11,914[5] (82nt)
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
• Tot
$371.211 billion[5] (33rd)
• Per capita
$7,096[5] (83rd)
Gini (2009)63.1[6]
verra heich
HDI (2013)Increase 0.629
medium · 121st
CurrencySooth African rand (ZAR)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Drivin sideleft
Cawin code+27
ISO 3166 codeZA
Territory Organization


  1. The Census 2011 household questionnaire[deid airtin] descrives the groups shawn here as population groups, askin in respect o ilk hoosehaud member "How would (name) describe him/herself in terms of population group?".


  1. "The Constitution". Constitutional Court of South Africa. Retrieved 3 September 2009.
  2. "Principal Agglomerations of the World". Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  3. a b Census 2011: Census in brief. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa. 2012. ISBN 9780621413885. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 12 Januar 2013.
  4. "Mid-year population estimates 2013" (PDF). Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 21 Julie 2013.
  5. a b c d "South Africa". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  6. "Gini Index". World Bank. Retrieved 2 Mairch 2011.