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General Information

Name of country: South Africa
Position: 29 00 S, 24 00 E
Time zone: + 02:00
Area: 1,219,912 kmq
Type of government: republic
Capital: Pretoria

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Demographic Information

Resident population: 43,586,000 (July 2001)
Rate of population growth: 0.26% (2001)
Languages spoken: Afrikaans, English, ndebele, pedi, sotho, swazi, tsonga, tswana, venda, xhosa, zulu


GDP: $ 369 Mld (2000)
GDP growth rate: 3% (2000)
GDP per capita: $ 8,500 (2000)
Annual rate of inflation: 5.3% (2000)
Currency: rand (ZAR) - currency converter
Exports: $ 30,8 Bn (f.o.b., 2000)
Imports: $ 27.6 Bn (f.o.b., 2000)


Internet ccTLD: .za - Registration Authority
Resident population online: 2,4 M (2000)
% of total resident population online: 5,5%
% of total worldwide population online: 0,42%
Principal country-relevant search engines and Directories: Links for Africa S.Africa, ODP South Africa, Ananzi, Internext, SA Web, South Africa Online, Internets: South Africa, Siftthru S.Africa

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