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Republic of South Africa

Motto: "ǃke e꞉ ǀxarra ǁke" (ǀXam)
"Unity in Diversity"
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Location South Africa AU Africa.svg
Capital
Largest cityJohannesburg[4]
Official languages11 languages[1]
Ethnic groups
(2019[6])
Religion
(2016)[7]
Demonym(s)South African
GovernmentUnitarydominant-partyparliamentary republic with an executive presidency
Cyril Ramaphosa
David Mabuza
Amos Masondo
Thandi Modise
LegislatureParliament
National Council
National Assembly
Independence 
• Union
31 May 1910
11 December 1931
31 May 1961
27 April 1994
4 February 1997
Area
• Total
1,221,037 km2 (471,445 sq mi) (24th)
• Water (%)
0.380
Population
• 2019 estimate
59,622,350[8] (24th)
• 2011 census
51,770,560[9]:18
• Density
42.4/km2 (109.8/sq mi) (169th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
Decrease $711 billion[10] (32nd)
• Per capita
Decrease $11,911[10] (96th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
Decrease $283 billion[10] (35th)
• Per capita
Decrease $4,736[10] (89th)
Gini (2014)Positive decrease 63.0[11]
very high
HDI (2018)Increase 0.705[12]
high · 113th
CurrencySouth African rand (ZAR)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+27
ISO 3166 codeZA
Internet TLD.za

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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