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South Africa 
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republic in Southern Africa
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Instance ofsovereign state,
country
Part ofSouthern Africa
Named after
Location
Capital
Basic form of government
  • parliamentary republic
  • representative democracy
Legislative body
Executive body
Highest judicial authority
Official language
Anthem
Currency
Head of state
Head of government
Population
  • 57,725,600 (2018)
Area
  • 1,221,037 ±1 square kilometre
Top-level Internet domain
  • .za
official website
Authority control
VIAF ID: 159069376
GND ID: 4078012-0
OSM relation ID: 87565
Wikidata

29° 00′ 00″ S, 24° 00′ 00″ E

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South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and on the east and northeast by Mozambique and Swaziland, and surrounding the kingdom of Lesotho. This capital is Pretoria.

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Map & satellite imagery[edit]

Selected maps are included in the Wikimedia-logo.svg Wikimedia Atlas of South AfricaTerrestrial globe.svg.

Panorama[edit]

History[edit]

Main gallery: History of South Africa.