South Africa, officially Republic of South Africa, republic and southernmost country of continental Africa, bordered on the north-west by Namibia; on the north by Botswana and Zimbabwe; on the north-east by Mozambique and Swaziland; on the east and south by the Indian Ocean; and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The independent country of Lesotho forms an enclave in the eastern part of the country. South Africa has an area of 1,219,090 sq km (470,693 sq mi). The administrative capital of South Africa is Pretoria, the legislative capital is Cape Town, and the judicial capital is Bloemfontein.
Capital: Pretoria . Area: 1,221,042 Square Kilometers (471,447 Square Miles)
Estimated population: 35,718,100
The estimated population of South Africa in October 2001 stood at 44.8 million, with the following racial mix: African: 79% White: 9.6% Coloured: 8.9% Indian! Asian: 2,5%
South Africa has 11 official languages. detail »