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South Africa

Welcome to South Africa, home to more than 30 ethnic groups and some of the world's most amazing wildlife! Today, the richest country in Africa is trying to heal the wounds left by a long history of racism. Come explore this diverse nation.

OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of South Africa

 

SIZE: 1.22 million sq km (470,693 sq miles) about twice the size of Texas

 

POPULATION: 50,500,000 as of 2010

 

CAPITAL: Pretoria

 

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: South African has 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa and Zulu.

 

CURRENCY: Rand

 

CLIMATE: Subtropical: with sunny, hot days and cool nights.

 

PRODUCTS: Gold, diamonds, metals and minerals, cars, machinery

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