flag Sud-àfrica Sud-àfrica: Introducció

Capital: Pretoria


Total Population (millions): 59,893,885
Natural Increase: 0.8%
Density: 49 Inhab./Sq. km
Urban population: 68.3%
Population of main urban zones: Johannesburg (7,860,800); Cape Town (3,431,000); Durban (2,786,100); Pretoria (1,763,400); Port Elizabeth (876,500); Soshanguve (728,100); Evaton (605,500); Pietermaritzburg (475,300); Bloemfontein (464,600); Vereeniging (378,000)
Ethnic Origins: About 80% of African origin; under 10% of European origin; under 10% of mixed African, Asian and/or European origin; and about 2.5% of Asian, primarily Indian, origin. (Statistics South Africa)
Official Language: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu.
Other languages spoken: Fanagalo, Hindi, Sotho, Tsotsitaal, Venda.
Business language: English and Afrikaans.
Religion: Almost 80% of the population is Christian. There are also Hindu, Muslim and Jewish minorities, as well as groups who follow traditional African beliefs.

Local time:

It is %T:%M %A in/à Pretoria

Exchange rate on :

Name of the national currency: South African Rand (ZAR)

Country overview

Area: 1,219,090 Sq. km
Type of State: South Africa is a federal parliamentary republic.
Type of economy: Upper-middle-income economy, emerging financial market.
The second wealthiest country in Africa (GDP)
Human Development Index*: 0.666/1
Human Development Index (world rank): 116/188

Note: (*) HID is an indicator which synthesizes several data such as life expectancy, level of education, professional careers, access to culture etc.


Telephone code:
To call from Sud-àfrica, dial 00
To call Sud-àfrica, dial +27
Internet suffix: .za
Computers: 8.4 per 100 inhabitants
Telephone lines: 7.9 per 100 inhabitants
Internet users: 41.0 per 100 inhabitants
Access to electricity: 85.4% of the population

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