South Africa


Currency

The official currency of South Africa is called Rand (sign: R; code: ZAR).

Capital

Pretoria (executive)
Bloemfontein (judicial)
Cape Town (legislative)

Location

South Africa is located in Africa!


South Africa Location

Population

Estimated population (2011): 51,770,560

Estimated population (2001): 44,819,777

Estimated population (1951): 12,671,452

Estimated population (1904): 5,175,463

Flag


South Africa Flag

Older versions of South African flag:


Old South Africa Flag

Old South Africa Flag

Economy

South Africa has the second largest economy in Africa, behind Nigeria. South Africa is ranked as an upper-middle-income economy by the World Bank – one of only four such countries in Africa. Since 1996 (the end of over twelve years of international sanctions) South Africa's Gross Domestic Product has almost tripled, and foreign exchange reserves have increased more than 16 times. However high levels of unemployment, income inequality, growing public debt, political mismanagement, low levels of education, reliable access to electricity, and crime remain as the main challenges the country is facing.
Main exports of South Africa are: gold, diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery and equipment.


The most popular places in South Africa among international travellers

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park
Johannesburg

johannesburg
Durban

Durban
Drakensberg

Drakensberg
Cape Town

Cape Town
Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach