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Countries : South Africa :    

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Pretoria; note - Cape Town is the legislative center and Bloemfontein the judicial center
11 official languages, including Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
31 May 1910 (from UK); become a republic in 1961
Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
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
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
   Government type   
   Currency - Currency code   
Rand (ZAR)

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3.1 million (2002)

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