Population of main urban zones:
Johannesburg (7,860,800); Cape Town (3,431,000); Durban (2,786,100); Pretoria (1,763,400); Port Elizabeth (876,500); Soshanguve (728,100); Evaton (605,500); Pietermaritzburg (475,300); Bloemfontein (464,600); Vereeniging (378,000)
About 80% of African origin; under 10% of European origin; under 10% of mixed African, Asian and/or European origin; and about 2.5% of Asian, primarily Indian, origin. (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 is Christian. There are also Hindu, Muslim and Jewish minorities, as well as groups who follow traditional African beliefs.
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National Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
Type of State:
South Africa is a federal parliamentary republic.
Type of Economy:
Upper-middle-income economy, emerging financial market.
The second wealthiest country in Africa (GDP)
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:
85.4% of the Population
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