Republic of South Africa

The other name of South Africa is Republic of South Africa. This country is situated in southern part of Africa. The coast of the country stretches 2,798 km and borders the Indian Ocean as well as Atlantic Oceans. In the north of the country the Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe lies, where as Kingdom of Lesotho is the self governing enclave which is surrounded by the territory of the country.

South Africa Previous Records Medals:

The record list of medals that the country has won till date is mentioned as below:

    In Summer Olympics:

      Gold: 4
      Silver: 8
      Bronze: 6

    In Winter Olympics:

      Gold: 0
      Silver: 0
      Bronze: 0


South Africa History:

South Africa consists of some of the earlier archaeological sites in the country. The widespread fossil leftover at Kromdraai, Makapansgat and Strekfontein caves advocate that many australopithecines existed in the country approximately from 3 million years before. The Bantuspeaking population was already present in the country in near about 4th or the 5th century absorbing and displacing the innovative Khoisan speaker.

South Africa Demographics:

South Africa is the nation of approximately 48 million inhabitants of the different cultures, origins, religions and languages. The last statistics was held in the country in the year 2001 and the next statistics will be organized in the year 2011. The census of the country offers the 5 ethnic categories in which the people of the country can easily classify themselves. South Africa is home to projected 5 million prohibited immigrants which includes near about three million Zimbabweans.

South Africa Government and Politics:

South Africa is the only country which has 3 capitals. The largest among three is the Cape Town. Cape Town is legislative capital of the country; Bloemfontein is the judicial capital of the country and Pretoria is administrative capital of the country. The country has bicameral parliament. The government of the country is formed in lower house and in National Assembly; the leader of majority party is President.

South Africa Culture:

Sometimes it is argued that there are various cultures in the country because of the racial diversity. Today, difference in foods from large number of culture is pleased by all the people particularly by the tourists who desire to sample large variety of the cuisines of the country.

South Africa Economy:

According to the classification of UN the country has the middle- economy with the plentiful supply of the resources, well maintained communications, and legal, financial, transport sector and energy. The country ranked as 20th place in the terms of the GDP in the entire globe.

South Africa Infrastructure:

The country has good infrastructure when is compared with the other countries in Africa. The country consists of the highly urbanized network of roads near about 358,596 km and about only 17% of the roads is paved and near about 21,431 km of the rail track. The country also consists of the large number of the national and International airports.

South Africa Education:

South Africa has near about twelve million learners, 28,000 schools and 366 600 teachers and includes 1000 private schools that are registered and 390 special required schools. Among all near about 6000 are the high schools from grade 8 to 12 and the remaining are the primary school from grade 1 to 7.

South Africa Neighboring Countries:

The countries that are situated very close to South Africa are:
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Swaziland
  • Botswana
  • Mozambique

South Africa Geographical Settings:

South Africa is situated at southernmost area of Africa, with the long coastline which is widespread more than the 2,500 km and cross the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. The country has the total land area of 470,979 sq miles which makes the country 25th largest country in the entire world in the terms of landmass.

South Africa Freedom:

South Africa achieved its freedom on 31st May 1910 from the United Kingdom.

South Africa Capital City:

South Africa is the only country in the entire world which has three capital cities.

They are:

  • Pretoria
  • Bloemfontein
  • Cape Town

The principal city in the entire South Africa is Johannesburg.

South Africa Great Persons in Country:

The great persons in South Africa are:
  • Lara Logan
  • Desmond Tutu
  • Amada Coetzer
  • Christiaan Barnard

South Africa Currency:

Rand is the currency of South Africa which is abbreviated as ZAR.

South Africa Total Population:

South Africa has the population of 47,900,000 as per the government census done in the year 2008. This makes the South Africa as the 25th most populated country in the world.

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