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South Africa

 

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 South Africa
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 United States
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Area:1,219,090 km² 9,831,510 km²
Population:58,558,000 328,240,000
Official language:Zulu English

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Government

Government form:Parliamentary republic Federal presidential republic
Independent since:1910 n.Chr. 1776 n.Chr.
Capital:Pretoria Washington, D.C.


Population

Inhabitants per km²:48.0 33.4
Life expectancy males:60.5 years 76.1 years
Life expectancy females:67.4 years 81.1 years
Average age:26.0 years 37.4 years
Birthrate:20.51 ‰ 11.60 ‰
Deathrate:9.44 ‰ 8.60 ‰
Migrationrate:-0.20 ‰ 3.00 ‰


Quality of life

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Political stability:48 74
Civil rights:53 83
Health:31 74
Climate:96 64
Cost of Living:47 38
Popularity:39 85


Economy

Currency:South African Rand (1 ZAR = 100 Cents) US Dollar (1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:28.5 % 3.9 %
Inflation rate:4.12 % 1.81 %
Cost of Living:65.70 % 110.20 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:29.20 % 36.60 %
Average income:5,395 € 58,821 €
Corruption index:44 (bad) 69 (moderate)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:313,918 Mio €5.36 M € 19,145,356 M €58.33 M €
Gross national product:315,792 Mio €5.39 M € 19,308,457 M €58.82 M €
Exported goods:93,654 M €1.60 M € 2,258,389 M €6.88 M €
Imported goods:92,110 M €1.57 M € 2,773,678 M €8.45 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:750,000 km12.81 km 6,586,610 km20.07 km
Railways:20,986 km0.36 km 293,564 km0.89 km
Harbours:1030.002 3,6730.011
Airports:4070.007 13,5130.041


Energy balance

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Energy consumption:207.10 bn kWh3.54 m kWh 3,902.00 bn kWh11.89 m kWh
Energy production:234.50 bn kWh4.00 m kWh 4,095.00 bn kWh12.48 m kWh
Energy export:16.55 bn kWh282,624.47 kWh 9.70 bn kWh29,536.36 kWh
Energy imports:10.56 bn kWh180,333.20 kWh 72.72 bn kWh221,545.53 kWh
CO2 emissions:476.64 m t8,139.65 t 5.01 bn t15,251.98 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+27 +1
Internet domain:.za .us
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:2,024,73035 107,281,000327
Mobile phones:96,972,4591,656 422,000,0001,286
Internet server:4,761,00081 505,000,0001,539
Internet users:32,890,655562 290,488,378885



Healthcare system

Hospital beds/1000 inh.:2.80 2.90
Physicians per 1000 inh.:0.91 2.59
Diabetes sufferers:12.7 % 10.8 %
HIV sufferers:6.90 % 0.22 %
Tuberculosis sufferers:6.2 % 0.0 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:71.0 % 79.0 %
Smokers:31.4 % 25.1 %

Climate

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Daytime temperatures:24.7 °C 18.8 °C
Nighttime temperatures:11.6 °C 7.3 °C
Water temperature:19.6 °C 17.7 °C
Relative humidity:62 % 67 %
Absolute humidity:10 g/m³ 9 g/m³
Rain days per year:57.6 85.2
Sunshine hours per day:8.5 7.2


Native languages

English:9.6 % 82.1 %
Zulu:22.7 % n/a
Xhosa:16.0 % n/a
Afrikaans:13.5 % n/a
Spanish:n/a 10.7 %
Sepedi:9.1 % n/a
Tswana:8.0 % n/a
Sotho:7.6 % n/a
Tsonga:4.5 % n/a
Swazi:2.5 % n/a
Venda:2.4 % n/a
Ndebele:2.1 % n/a
Chinese:n/a 0.9 %
French:n/a 0.7 %
German:n/a 0.6 %
Italian:n/a 0.6 %
Tagalog:n/a 0.4 %
Polish:n/a 0.3 %
Korean:n/a 0.3 %
Vietnamese:n/a 0.2 %
Russian:n/a 0.2 %
Portuguese:n/a 0.2 %
Japanese:n/a 0.2 %
other:2.0 % 2.6 %


Religions

Christianity:68.6 % 78.5 %
nondenominational:15.1 % n/a
Jewry:0.2 % 1.8 %
Sikhism:n/a 1.6 %
Islam:1.5 % 1.1 %
Hinduism:n/a 1.0 %
Buddhism:n/a 0.7 %
other:14.6 % 15.3 %