South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, abbreviated RSA, is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometres 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. South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world by land area, and with close to 53 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. It is the only country that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different Bantu languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European, Asian, and multiracial ancestry.

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Geographical values

  • absolute in degrees, minutes and seconds:
    25° 44′ 23″ S • of southern latitude
    28° 13′ 13″ E • of eastern longitude
  • in degrees with decimal fractions:
    −25.739801°; 28.220386°

Length of South Africa from south to north is 2,784.897 kilometers, from west ot east – from 1,651.568 km on south to 2,251.151 km on north.

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Flag of South Africa
Flag of South Africa
Coat of arms, seal, symbol, emblem of South Africa
Coat of arms of South Africa

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