South Africa

South Africa's flagLocation: Southern Africa
Official name: Republic of South Africa
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1934 / 1994
Capital city: Pretoria (Tshwane); Cape Town; Bloemfontein
Population: 50.5 million / 107 people per sq mile (41 people per sq km)
Total land area: 471,008 square miles (1,219,912 square km)
Language(s) spoken: English, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sepedi, Setswana, Sesotho, Xitsonga, siSwati, Tshivenda, isiNdebele
Main religions: Christian 68%, Traditional beliefs, and animist 29%, Muslim 2%, Hindu 1%
Ethnic mix: Black 80%, White 9%, Colored 9%, Asian 2%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: Rand = 100 cents
Literacy rate: 89%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2986 kilocalories

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