South Africa

Republic of South Africa






Capital: Pretoria

Population: 50.7 million

Land area: 1.22 million sq km (470,693 sq miles)

Major languages: 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa and Zulu

Religions: Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs

Life expectancy: 53 years (men), 54 years (women)

Currency: Rand

Sources: UN, World Bank, BBC