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Nationality: South African

Languages: IsiZulu,  Isixhola

Religions: Protestant

Population: 53,675,563

Median Age: 26.5 years

Population Growth Rate:  1.33%

Birth Rate:  2.07%

Death Rate: 9.91%

Capital: Pretoria

Electricity Production:275.9 billion

Electricity Exports:13.93 kWh

Electricity Imports : 9.42 million kWh

Telephones- Landline: 4.3 million

Telephone- Mobile Cellular: 79.5 million

Airports: 566

Airports with Paved Runways : 144

Heliports: 1

Railways: 20,986 km

Road Ways: 747,014 km

Water Ways: ---

Passports Validity:  Must be valid for at least 30 days after date of departure from SA



Introduction:
Dutch traders landed at the southern tip of modern day South Africa    in 1652 and established a stopover point on the spice route between the Netherlands and the Far East , founding the City of Cape Town

Economy:
Economic growth has decelerated in recent years slowing to just 1.5% in 2014
Unemployment poverty and inequality among  the highest i the world remain a challenge

interesting facts about South Africa


Facts South Africa



  • Almost a third of the world's language are spoken only in Africa


  • 38% of Christianity is projected to live in sub-Saharan Africa in 2050


  • The women of the Mursi tribe in Africa wear plates on their lips that can be as large as 5 inches in diameter


  • Their are 16 countries in Africa with higher vaccination rates than the U.S.
  • Most of the world's fastest runners some from Africa


  • Soccer player Didier Drogba is credited with brokering a cease-fire in his home country Ivory coast that brought a ive year-civil war to an end



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