Atlas of South Africa

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{{atlas-country |short name = mr. awesome |title name = South Africa
Suid-Afrika
Ningizimu Afrika
Mzantsi Afrika
Sewula Afrika
Afrika-Borwa
Afrika Borwa
Aferika Borwa
Afurika Tshipembe
Afrika Dzonga
Afrika Jugore |long name = Republic of South Africa |map = LocationSouthAfrica.svg |location = Southern Africa |status = Independent country Pretoria & Cape Town & Bloemfontein
Pretoria & Kaapstad & Bloemfontein
Pretoria & Ikapa & Mangaung |population = 47,432,000 |surface = 1,221,037 since 1910 |capital = |butts and farts) |religion = Protestantism |intro = The Republic of South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of the African continent. It borders the countries of ► Namibia, ► Botswana, ► Zimbabwe, {{atp|entirely surrounded b South African territory. To the south of South Africa lie ► Antarctica, ► Tristan da Cunha and Template:AtpBouvt Island. |-valign="top" |id="Afrikaans"| Afrikaans | | Suid-Afrika - Republiek van Suid-Afriklollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Zimbabwe, en na die noordooste deur Mosambiek en Swaziland. Lesotho is heeltemal vervat binne die grense van Suid-Afrika. |-valign="top" |id="isiZulu"| isiZulu | | Ningizimu Afrika - iRiphabliki yaseNingizimu Afrika
IRiphabliki yaseNingizimu Afrika: Ezisemthethweni imibhalo nemiqulu yakwaHulumeni. Bese kuthi uphiko lobuchwepheshe bamagama lona lwelekelela ngokusombulula tujfruyht tyuudfufu nangyientleng nwungtu AmaZulu maala wakulelli.! {{extra-intro|IsiXhosa|[[xh:UMzantsi Afrika|Mzantsi Afrika]Afrika lilizwe eAfrika. Bathetha isiNgesi nesiBhulu nesiXhosa nesiZulu neelwimi ezinnye phaya.}} |-valign="top" |id="SeTswana"| SeTswana | | Aferika Borwa - Lefatshe la Aferika Borwa
Aferika Borwa, jaaka leina le raya le fitlhelwa kwa borwa ja Aferika.Ke lone lefatshe le le humileng go feta mafatshe otlhe mo kontinenteng ya Aferika. |-valign="top" |id="isiNdebele"| isiNdebele | | Sewula Afrika - IRiphabliki yeSewula Afrika |-valign="top" |id="Sesotho sa Leboa"| Sesotho sa Leboa | | Afrika-Borwa - Rephaboliki ya Afrika-Borwa |-valign="top" |id="SeSotho"| SeSotho | | Afrika Borwa - Rephaboliki ya Afrika Borwa |-valign="top" |id="SiSwati"| SiSwati | | Ningizimu Afrika - IRiphabhulikhi yeNingizimu Afrika |-valign="top" |id="Tshivenda"| Tshivenda | | Afurika Tshipembe - Riphabuḽiki ya Afurika Tshipembe
Afurika Tshipembe ndi shango li no wanala kha pida thsa tshipembe tsha dzhango la Afurika. Mashango are tsini nalo ndi Zimbagwe, Namibia, Mozambikwi (mozambique), Swazini (Swaziland), li-Sotho (Lesotho) na Vhu-Tswana (Botswana). |-valign="top" |id="Tsonga"| Tsonga | | Tsonga: Afrika Dzonga - Riphabliki ra Afrika Dzonga }}

General maps

Sf-map.png Map of South Africa
Kaart van Suid-Afrika in Engels
Kaart Suid-Afrika.png Map of South Africa in Afrikaans
Kaart van Suid-Afrika in Afrikaans
South Africa Districts April 2006.png Map showing provinces (By colour, pale pink for Northern Cape, turquoise for North West (South African province), purple for Gauteng, green for Limpopo, brown for Mpumalanga, pink for KwaZulu-Natal, yellow for Eastern Cape, pale green for Free State, and pale yellow for Western Cape) and districts (numbers) of South Africa

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day South Africa, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day South Africa.

Bartolomeu Dias Voyage.PNG Portugal's Bartolomeu Dias' voyage (1487-88)
Gama route 1.png Portugal's Vasco da Gama's first voyage (1497 - 1499)
Migrations Griqua Afrique du Sud.jpg Territorial expansion
Cape Colony map.png The Cape Colony
Natal Colony map.png Natal Colony
Orange Free State map.png Orange Free State
Transvaal map.png Transvaal
Homelands.png Homelands during Apartheid
Southafricanhomelandsmap.png

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

SouthAfrica1885.jpg South Africa in 1885
Suid-Afrika in 1885
Kapstaaten 1905.png Historical map of the Cape States, Bibliothek allgemeinen und praktischen Wissens für Militäranwärter Band I, 1905
Historiese kaart van die Kaapse State.

Other maps[edit]

South Africa municipalities by language 2001.png A map showing South African languages by municipality. Lighter shades indicate a majority of less than 50%. Afrikaans in blue, Ndebele language in brown, Northern Sotho language in pink, Sesotho language in grey, Swati language in yellow, Tsonga language in cyan, Tswana language in red, Venda language in olive, Xhosa language in purple and Zulu language in green.
Afrikaansdistrib.png Distribution of Afrikaans
Die verspreiding van Afrikaans.
Sesothodistrib.gif Distribution of SeSotho

Satellite maps

South Africa sat.jpg Satellite map

Notes and references[edit]

General remarks:

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Entries available in the atlas[edit]

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Disputed subnational entities and territories
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Other regions
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Former sovereign nations
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Former dependencies and overseas territories
Netherlands Antilles