Population of main cities including suburbs:
Johannesburg (10,268,000); Cape Town (7,280,000); Durban (3,468,000); Pretoria (2,346,000); Port Elizabeth (1,245,000); Soweto (923,000); Vereeniging (774,000).
Black African 79.6%, White (Italians, Germans, English...) 9.1%, Colored 8.9%, Indian/Asian 2.5%.
For more information, visit Statistics South Africa.
Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu.
Other Languages Spoken:
Fanagalo, Hindi, Sotho, Tsotsitaal, Venda,
English and Afrikaans.
Almost 80% of the
population follows Christianity. Small segment of the society follows
Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and traditional African beliefs.
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National Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
Type of State:
South Africa is a federal republic state based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy:
Upper-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market.
The wealthiest country in Africa (GDP); the world's leading producer of gold.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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8.4 per 100 Inhabitants
7.9 per 100 Inhabitants
41.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
75% of the Population
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