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South Africa 
republic in Southern Africa
Central Cape Town.jpg
Flag of South Africa.svg  Coat of arms of South Africa (1932–2000).svg 
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Instance of sovereign state,
Part of Southern Africa
Named after
LocationSouth Africa
Basic form of government
  • parliamentary republic
  • representative democracy
Legislative body
Executive body
Highest judicial authority
Official language
Head of state
Head of government
  • 57,725,600 (2018)
  • 1,221,037 ±1 square kilometre
Top-level Internet domain
  • .za
official website
Authority control

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.

National symbol[edit]

Map & satellite imagery[edit]

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



Main gallery: History of South Africa.