Surface: The total land area of South Africa is around 1,219,912 sq km.
Population: The population of South Africa is around 44,187,637.
System of government: South Africa is a republic.
Capital: Pretoria, with a population of 1,249,700 inhabitants is the administrative capital.
Cape Town, with a population of 2,733,000 is the legislative capital.
Bloemfontein, with a population of 378,000 is the judicial capital.
Official Language: The official languages are English, Zulu, Khosa, Afrikaans, Sepedi, Setswana and Sesotho
Government: South Africa is a republic.
Climate: South Africa’s climate varies across regions, with temperatures bring comfortable throughout the year.
Units of measure and electricity: South Africa follows the metric system of measurement and the official electricity unit is 220V, 50 Hz.
Time Zone: The South African standard time is GMT + 2.
Currency: Rand (1 € = 9.51 ZAR).
Travel documents required: Visas are necessary for travel to South Africa.
|South Africa is one of Africa’s leading economies. The main industries are the finance sector, mining, insurance and food processing. Leading exports include gold, diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery and equipment. |
The average daily cost of living for a tourist is about 500 ZAR to 800 ZAR; an average meal costs anywhere between 50 ZAR to 80 ZAR. South Africa has an extensive network of train and bus services connecting to every part of the country.
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