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South Africa - Physical geography

Area : 1 222 000 Km2
Lands under cultivation : 11 %
Wild pasture lands : 67 %
Forests : 7 %

Min. Height : 0 m (Atlantic Ocean)
Max. Height : 3408 m (Njesuthi)


South Africa - Climate
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Temperatures ░C (degrees Celsius) in Cape Town
Rainfall (mm) in Cape Town
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South Africa - People
Nationality : South African
Main language(s) : Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu, Tswana, Tsonga

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Population (2005) : 45 191 000 people
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Density : 37 people / Km2
Fertility rate : 2.7 children / woman
Life expectancy : 45 years
Urban population : 57 %

Main cities :
2 350 000 people Cape Town (aggl.)
1 920 000 people Johannesburg (aggl.)
1 380 000 people East Rand (aggl.)
1 140 000 people Durban + Pinetown (aggl.)
1 080 000 people Pretoria (capital) (aggl.)
870 000 people West Rand (aggl.)
855 000 people Port Elizabeth + Uitenhage (aggl.)


South Africa - Economy
Currency : Rand (ZAR) = 100 Cents
Rate of exchange (Sept.2004) :

1 Euro = 8.1 Rand (ZAR)

GDP (Gross Domestic Product), 2002 : 105 billion dollars
GDP per capita, 2002 : 2323 dollars
GNP (Gross National Product), 2005 : 224.12 billion dollars
GNP per capita, 2005 : 4959 dollars


South Africa - Miscellaneous information
MAIN NATURAL RESOURCES (world rank 2002) :
- Grapefruits (7)
- Corn (9)
- Sugar cane (13)
- Oranges (13)
- Wool (7)

- Sheeps (8)
- Oxen (19)
- Gold (1)
- Diamonds (5)
- Coal (5)
- Uranium (7)
- Iron (8)
- Nickel (8)
- Phosphate (9)
- Lead (11)
- Silver (17)
- Copper (18)
- Chromium
- Vanadium
- Platinium
OTHER RESOURCES & PRODUCTS (world rank 2001) :
- Wine (9)
- Beer (8)
RECORDS :
- 2nd highest waterfall in the world = Tugela (915 m).
- South Africa has 11 official languages (world record).


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