South Africa
 
 
Parliament
National Constitution

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Population
56,717,156 Source
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South Africa Flag Description
Two equal width horizontal bands of red (top) and blue separated by a central green band that splits into a horizontal Y, the arms of which end at the corners of the hoist side; the Y embraces a black isosceles triangle from which the arms are separated by narrow yellow bands; the red and blue bands are separated from the green band and its arms by narrow white stripes; the flag colors do not have any official symbolism, but the Y stands for the "convergence of diverse elements within South African society, taking the road ahead in unity"; black, yellow, and green are found on the flag of the African National Congress, while red, white, and blue are the colors in the flags of the Netherlands and the UK, whose settlers ruled South Africa during the colonial era
note: the South African flag is one of only two national flags to display six colors as part of its primary design, the other is South Sudan's

Independence / Republic Days
Independence from the United Kingdom
- Union 31 May 1910
- Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931
- Republic 31 May 196

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

Weather in South Africa
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Calling code
+27

Currency
Rand (ZAR)

Official languages
Afrikaans
English
Ndebele
Northern Sotho
Sotho
Swazi
Tswana
Tsonga
Venda
Xhosa
Zulu

Location
Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa

Geographic coordinates
29 00 S, 24 00 E

Map references
Africa

Area
total: 1,219,090 sq km
country comparison to the world: 25
land: 1,214,470 sq km
water: 4,620 sq km
note: includes Prince Edward Islands (Marion Island and Prince Edward Island)

Area - comparative
slightly less than twice the size of Texas

Coastline
2,798 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to edge of the continental margin

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Njesuthi 3,408 m

National symbol(s)
springbok antelope

National anthem
name: "National Anthem of South Africa"

National Anthem lyrics/music
Enoch SONTONGA and Cornelius Jacob LANGENHOVEN/Enoch SONTONGA and Marthinus LOURENS de Villiers
note: adopted 1994; the anthem is a combination of "N'kosi Sikelel' iAfrica" (God Bless Africa) and "Die Stem van Suid Afrika" (The Call of South Africa), which were respectively the anthems of the non-white and white communities under apartheid; the official lyrics contain a mixture of Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho, Afrikaans, and English; the music incorporates the melody used in the Tanzanian and Zambian anthems

Budget
revenues: $88.53 billion
expenditures: $105.5 billion (2013 est.)

Taxes and other revenues
25% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 130

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South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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