South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It is divided into nine provinces and has 2,798 kilometres of coastline. To the north of the country lie the neighbouring territories of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an enclave surrounded by South African territory. South Africa is a multi-ethnic nation and has diverse cultures and languages. Eleven official languages are recognised in the constitution. Two of these languages are of European origin: South African English and...
|Founded:||May 31, 1910|
|Official language:||Zulu Language, Xhosa Language, Venda Language|
|Currency:||South African rand|
|Area:||471,010.7 sq. mi.|
|Form of government:||Parliamentary republic, Constitutional republic|
|Also known as:||Republic of South Africa, République d'Afrique du Sud, República da África do Sul|