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South Africa - Africa


Geographic zone Africa
Region: Africa
Population49 000 000
in: 2011
World rank: 25
Population Forecast in 205056 802 000
World rank in 2050: 33
Capital Pretoria
in: 2011
Capital population
Number: 2 600 000
in: 2011
Main language spoken Zulu
Area (sq km)1 219 000
World rank: 25
GDP (billions $) GDP (billions not defined) GDP (billions ZAR) 354 354|not defined 354|ZAR
in: 2010
Rank: 27
GDP per Capita (USD) GDP per Capita (not defined) GDP per Capita (ZAR) 7232 7232|not defined 7232|ZAR
in: 2010
Rank: 85
Currency Rand
Currency code and today's rate (vs USD) ZAR =
Public debt (% of GDP)33.2
in: 2010
Geographic zone Africa
Region: Africa
Population49 000 000
in: 2011
World rank: 25
Population Forecast in 205056 802 000
World rank in 2050: 33
Population growth by 20507 802 000
Rank move: -8
Growth: 15.92 %
Capital Pretoria
in: 2011
Capital population
Number: 2 600 000
in: 2011
Time zone
Time difference vs GMT: 2
Main language spoken Zulu
2nd language: Xhosa
3rd language: Afrikaans
Area (sq km)1 219 000
World rank: 25
Population density40 per sq.km.
World rank: 154
Urbanization62 %
in: 2011
Median age25
in: 2011
Age Structure
65+: 5.7 %
15-64: 65.8 %
0-14: 28.5 %
in: 2011
Birth rate (per 1000)19
in: 2010
Death rate (per 1000)17
in: 2010
Life expectancy49
Female: 48
Male : 50
in: 2011
Male ratio49.75 %
Literacy (age 15+)86.4 %
Female: 85.7 %
Male : 87 %
in: 2003
Average Height
Male cm : 169
Female cm: 159
Obesity rate %
Male : 23.2
World rank: 41
Female: 42.8
World rank: 13
Telephone code27
Internet. za
FIPS 10 SF
ISO Code ZA
GDP (billions $) GDP (billions not defined) GDP (billions ZAR) 354 354|not defined 354|ZAR
in: 2010
Rank: 27
GDP per Capita (USD) GDP per Capita (not defined) GDP per Capita (ZAR) 7232 7232|not defined 7232|ZAR
in: 2010
Rank: 85
Currency Rand
Currency code and today's rate (vs USD) ZAR =
Public debt (% of GDP)33.2
in: 2010
GDP breakdown by sector
GDP Services: 65.8 %
GDP Industry: 31.2 %
GDP Agriculture: 3 %
Labor Force breakdown by sector
Labor Force Services: 65 %
Labor Force Industry: 26 %
Labor Force Agriculture: 9 %
Annual income per capita (USD) Annual income per capita (not defined) Annual income per capita (ZAR) 11 000 11000|not defined 11000|ZAR
in: 2011
Unemployment rate %23.3
in: 2010
Population below poverty line50 %