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South Africa Essential Information

Location: The country is located on the southern tip of African continent, abutted by Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, with good water connections with other holiday destinations like Australia, Sri Lanka or other coastal destinations..

Coordinates: The geographical coordinates of South Africa are 29S, 24E.

Area: Total land area covered by the country is 1,219,912 sq km.

Neighbouring Countries: The neighbouring countries of South Africa are Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Capital: Pretoria is the capital of South Africa.

Population: The approximate population of South Africa is 48 million.

Languages: Principal languages spoken in South Africa are IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sepedi and English.

Religion: Major religions practised here are Zion Christian, Catholic, Methodist, Dutch Reformed, Anglican and Islam.

Currency: The currency of South Africa is Rand. One Rand (2009 - exchange rate) is approximately equal to ₤0.0782 (GBP) or $0.1194 (USD).

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