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Did You Know? Amazing things to know about South Africa

Flag of South-africa

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

Map of South-africa

Meaning of Country’s name South Africa takes its name from its geographical location on the continent of Africa
Capital Pretoria
Largest Cities Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Soweto, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth
Population 51,19,645 (2014 est)
Country Code 27
Internet Country Code .za
Area 471,443 sq mi (1,221,037 km sq)
Area-Comparative Slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Bordering Countries Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho
Date of Founding (Current State) May 31, 1961
Type of Government Parliamentary Republic with a Parliamentary-dependent head of state
Languages Spoken Afikaans, English, Swazi, Zulu Venda, Xhosa, Tsonga
Religions Practiced Christians (81%), Hindus-Muslims (19%)
GDP per Capita $11,500 (2013 est)
Latest GDP Growth Rate 2% (2013 est)
Top Exports Gold, Diamonds, Platinum
National Holidays New Year’s Day – January 1, Human Rights Day – March 21, Good Friday – The Friday before Easter Sunday, Family Day – The Monday following Easter Sunday, Freedom Day – April 27, Workers’ Day – May 1, Youth Day – June 16, National Women’s Day – August 9, Heritage Day – September 24, Day of Reconcilliation – December 16, Christmas Day – December 25, Day of Goodwill – December 26
Money Currency Rand (ZAR)
National SportsTeams South Africa National Football Team, A1 Team South Africa, South Africa National Baseball Team, South Africa National Beach Soccer Team, South Africa National Cricket Team, South Africa National Women’s Cricket Team, South Africa Davis Cup team, South Africa Fed Cup Team, South Africa National Football Team, South Africa Women’s National Football Team, South Africa Men’s National Ice Hockey Team, South Africa National Korfball Team, South Africa National Rugby Team, South Africa Women’s National Rugby Union Team, South Africa A Cricket Team, South Africa National Rugby League Team, South Africa National Basketball Team, South Africa National Netball Team, South Africa Men’s National Water Polo Team
Random Fact Table Mountain in Cape Town is believed to one of the oldest mountains in the world

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