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Countries : South Africa :    


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   Capital   
Pretoria; note - Cape Town is the legislative center and Bloemfontein the judicial center
  
   Population   
44,344,136
  
   Languages   
11 official languages, including Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
  
   Independence   
31 May 1910 (from UK); become a republic in 1961
   Location   
Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
  
   Area   
1,219,912 sq km
  
   Land boundaries   
total: 4,862 km
border countries: Botswana 1,840 km, Lesotho 909 km, Mozambique 491 km, Namibia 967 km, Swaziland 430 km, Zimbabwe 225 km
  
   Climate   
mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights


  
   Natural resources   
gold, chromium, antimony, coal, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, tin, uranium, gem diamonds, platinum, copper, vanadium, salt, natural gas
  
   Geography - note   
South Africa completely surrounds Lesotho and almost completely surrounds Swaziland
  
   Tourism   
Luxury african safari , exclusively designed tailor made for groups are the most popular and famous touristic event in Africa.
  
   Government type   
republic
  
   Currency - Currency code   
Rand (ZAR)


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   Internet country code:   
.za
  
   Internet users:   
3.1 million (2002)

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