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Flag South Africa
Official Name: Republic of South Africa
Location: Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
Capital: Pretoria
Climate: Mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights
Terrain: Vast interior plateau rimmed by rugged hills and narrow coastal plain
Languages: 11 official languages, including Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Official Currency: Rand (ZAR)
Population: 42,718,530 (July 2004 est.)
Religions: Christian 68% (includes most whites and Coloreds, about 60% of blacks and about 40% of Indians), Muslim 2%, Hindu 1.5% (60% of Indians), indigenous beliefs and animist 28.5%
GDP - per capita: Purchasing Power Parity - $10,700 (2003 est.)
Map South Africa

Source: CIA World Factbook
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