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South Africa : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

February 16, 2018 0 Comment


Country South Africa
Continent African
Location 30.5595° S, 22.9375° E
Map of South Africa Map of South Africa
Flag South Africa Flag
Area 1,221,037 million km²
Coastline 2,500 kilometres
Neighboring Countries
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Lesotho
  • Botswana
  • Mozambique
  • Swaziland
Time Zone SAST (UTC+2)
Population 54.96 million (2015)
Symbol South Africa symbol
South Africa Independence Day May 31, 1910, But they celebrates their Independence on Apirl 27, 1994
South Africa Republic Day 31 May 1961
President of South Africa Jacob Zuma

President of South Africa

National Anthem ‘Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika’ (God Bless Africa) and ‘Die Stem van Suid-Afrika’ (The Call of South Africa)
National Animal Springbok

National Animal of South Africa

National Bird Blue crane

National Bird of south Africa

National Reptile Crocodiles of Kruger

National Reptile of South Africa

National Fish Galjoen

National Fish of south Africa

National Flower Protea

National Flower of south Africa

National Tree Yellowwood

National Tree of south Africa

National Game Rugby

National Game of south Africa

National Colour Black, Gold, Green, White, Chilli Red and Blue. (Flag Colours)
Official Languages
  • English
  • Southern Sotho
  • Tsonga
  • Afrikaans
  • Tswana
  • Swati
  • Zulu
  • Northern Sotho
  • Ndebele
  • Xhosa
  • Venda
  • South African English
Season in South Africa Most probably Summer  (mid-October to mid- February)
Religions in South Africa
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Hinduism
  • Bahá’í Faith
  • Judaism
Capital
  • Pretoria
  • Bloemfontein
  • Cape Town
Number of States 9 States / 9 Provinces

  • Eastern Cape
  • Free State
  • Gauteng
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Limpopo
  • Mpumalanga
  • Northern Cape
  • North West
  • Western Cape
Largest State Eastern Cape
Smallest State Gauteng
Largest City Johannesburg
Longest Railway route Sishen–Saldanha railway line
Type of Government
GDP $326.541 billion
GDP per capita $5,859
Total number of political parties in South Africa 13 parties
Currency South African rand (ZAR)

South Africa Currency

Calling Code +27
Internet TLD (Top Level Domain) .za
ISO 3166 code ZA
Festivals of South Africa
  • Dance Umbrella
  • Up the Creek
  • Prickly Pear Festival
  • Cape Town International Jazz Festival
  • Lambert’s Bay Kreeffees
  • The Rotary River Festival
  • Scifest Africa
  • Tonteldoos Country Festival
  • Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees
  • AfrikaBurn
 Monument Taal Monumnet

Monument of south Africa

Huguenot Memorial

 

Huguenot Memorial

 Biggest Water fall  Tugela Fall (by height 948 m)

Biggest water fall in South Africa

 Longest river  Orange River

Longest river in South Africa

 Largest lake  Lake Chrissie
Highest Mountain Kilimanjaro

Highest Mountain in South Africa

Biggest Airport OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Biggest Dam Gariep Dam

Biggest Dam in South Africa

Tallest building Ponte City apartments (173 m, Johannesburg)

Tallest building in South Afirca

Coolest Place Cape town & Cape Peninsula

Coolest place of South africa

Best place to visit
  • Cape twon
  • Kruger National Park
  • Table Mountain National Park
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Pilanesberg Game Reserve
  • Knysna
  • Stellenbosch
Richest person of South Africa Nicky Oppenheimer

richest person of South Africa

 Official Website  http://www.gov.za/
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