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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
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: South African has 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa and Zulu.
CLIMATE: Subtropical: with sunny, hot days and cool nights.
PRODUCTS: Gold, diamonds, metals and minerals, cars, machinery