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South Africa's R62 wine route is the longest wine route in the world, Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world, The Letseng diamond mine is the world’s highest operating mine, South Africa is ranked number one in the world for its floral kingdom, South Africa has the third highest level of biodiversity in the world and is famous for its floral kingdom

  South Africa Facts & Figures
Latitude and Longitude 30º 00' S, 23º 00' E
Area 1,219,900 km2 km2
Capital Pretoria (administrative capital); Cape Town (legislative capital); Bloemfontein (judicial capital)
Time Zone UTC+2
Official Name Republic of South Africa
Currency South African Rand (ZAR)
Government Republic
Legislature Bicameral
Population 48,782,756
Independence Date May 31, 1910
International Dialing Code 27
ISO Code alpha-3 ZA
ISO Code alpha-2 ZAF
GDP per Capita (PPP) $10,400
Climate Type Semi-arid, Subtropical, Mediterranean and Marine
Major Language(s) Afrikaans, English, IsiNdebele, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Sesotho Sa Leboa, Sesotho, Setswana, SiSwati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga (all the 11 languages are official)
Major Ethnic Groups Black African, Colored, Indian/Asian, White
Major Religious Groups Christian (Anglican, Catholic, Dutch Reformed, Methodist, Pentecostal, Zion Christian)
Administrative Divisions 9 Provinces
Neighbouring Countries Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
Major Industries Mining, Textile, Chemical, Ship repairing, Iron and Steel, Metal works
Natural Resources Coal, Copper, Diamonds, Iron ore, Manganese, Natural gas, Nickel, Platinum, Uranium