General Information about South Africa
South Africa is the southern most mainland country in Africa. It is situated below Nambia, Botswana, Mozambique and Swaziland and entirely surrounds the country of Lesotho. South Africa borders these countries and both the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. South Africa has a population of just under 44,000,000 around 79% of which are of black African ethnicity.
There are 11 official languages spoken in South Africa; Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXosha and isiZulu. Most commonly used of these are isiZulu, isiXosha and Afrikaans.
The capital city of South Africa is Pretoria. Johannesburg is one of the most popular cities in South Africa to visit. Here the very wealthy live side by side with the poverty stricken and is the perfect place to get an understanding of life in this country. One of the most relaxed South African cities to visit is Cape Town. This beautiful city has wonderful beaches, landscapes, culure and animal life.
Find Out About The Climate Of South Africa
South Africa experiences a subtropical climate mainly because of its being located so close to the Southern Hemisphere and is famous for its sunshine. Summers are usually warm and sunny while the winters are mild. Temperatures in South Africa vary from region to region but the weather remains pleasant all year long. August and September are the best months to visit for perfect weather. Mid June through to the end of October are the ideal months to visit if you want to catch a glimpse of the whales that hang around the coasts.
Geogaphical Information On South Africa
South Africa has a massive coatline of 2,500 kilometres and a total area of 1,221,037 square kilometres and is the 25 largest country in the world. The highest peak in South Africa is Njesuthi rises to over 3,408 metres and shares the border with Lesotho at Kwazulu Natal. Along the mountains in Lesotho is the longest river of South Africa which flows for over 2,200 kilometres. Much of the terrain in South Africa is full of rugged hills and narrow coastal plains with vast interior plateau.
Learn About The Economy In South Africa
South Africa is very rich in natural minerals with discoveries being diamonds and gold. Gold was discovered in South Africa back in 1867 which helped to increas wealth and immigration. The main export partners of South Africa are Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. The stock exchange is strong and is amongst the tip 10 largest in the world. South Africa's agricultural industry only contributes to 3 percent of the economy although it employs 30 percent of the population. The offical currency of South Africa is the Rand.
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