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South Africa

 

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 South Africa
All information: South Africa
 
 United States
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Area:1,219,090 km² 9,831,510 km²
Population:57,780,000 326,688,000
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 km²:47.4 33.2
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:44 75
Civil rights:52 96
Health:20 68
Security:50 63
Climate:96 64
Cost of Living:73 11
Popularity:60 92


Economy

Currency:South African Rand (1 ZAR = 100 Cents) US Dollar (1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:28.2 % 3.7 %
Inflation rate:4.12 % 1.81 %
Cost of Living:65.70 % 110.20 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:29.20 % 36.60 %
Average income:5,136 € 56,427 €
Corruption index:44 (bad) 69 (moderate)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:328,976 Mio €5.69 M € 18,351,356 M €56.17 M €
Gross national product:296,845 Mio €5.14 M € 18,433,513 M €56.43 M €
Exported goods:98,319 M €1.70 M € 2,234,305 M €6.84 M €
Imported goods:97,284 M €1.68 M € 2,794,991 M €8.56 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:750,000 km12.98 km 6,586,610 km20.16 km
Railways:20,986 km0.36 km 293,564 km0.90 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 kWh3.58 m kWh 3,902.00 bn kWh11.94 m kWh
Energy production:234.50 bn kWh4.06 m kWh 4,095.00 bn kWh12.53 m kWh
Energy export:16.55 bn kWh286,433.16 kWh 9.70 bn kWh29,676.68 kWh
Energy imports:10.56 bn kWh182,763.40 kWh 72.72 bn kWh222,598.05 kWh
CO2 emissions:489.77 m t8,476.55 t 5.25 bn t16,083.50 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+27 +1
Internet domain:.za .us
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:3,345,44058 109,961,000337
Mobile phones:92,427,9581,600 422,000,0001,292
Internet server:4,761,00082 505,000,0001,546
Internet users:32,453,308562 285,087,483873



Healthcare system

Hospital beds/1000 inh.:2.80 2.90
Physicians per 1000 inh.:0.91 2.59
Diabetes sufferers:12.7 % 10.8 %
Tuberculosis sufferers:5.2 % 0.0 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:77.0 % 77.0 %
Smokers:20.3 % 21.8 %

Climate

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Daytime temperatures:24.8 °C 18.7 °C
Nighttime temperatures:11.8 °C 7.2 °C
Water temperature:19.6 °C 19.1 °C
Relative humidity:64 % 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
German:n/a 0.7 %
French:n/a 0.7 %
Italian:n/a 0.6 %
Chinese:n/a 0.6 %
Tagalog:n/a 0.4 %
Korean:n/a 0.3 %
Polish:n/a 0.3 %
Portuguese:n/a 0.2 %
Japanese:n/a 0.2 %
Vietnamese:n/a 0.2 %
other:2.0 % 3.0 %


Religions

Christianity:68.6 % 78.5 %
nondenominational:15.1 % n/a
Jewry:0.2 % 1.8 %
Islam:1.5 % 0.6 %
Buddhism:n/a 0.7 %
other:14.6 % 18.4 %