Places in South Africa

Find information on almost all places in South Africa. Whether you are looking for information on regions in South Africa or information on cities and places in South Africa, this website is the right place in the web to start your search.

Facts and figures about South Africa at a glance

South Africa is a sovereign country on the continent of Africa. South Africa covers a total area of 1,219,912.0 km2 and has a population of approximately 57,779,622 people.

The capital of South Africa is Pretoria (Pretoria) with a population of 1,619,438 people.

Facts and figures about South Africa
CountryCodeAreaPopulationP/km2
South AfricaZA1,219,912.0 km257,779,622 people47.4

Population density in South Africa
Population density
47.4 p/km2 (very low)
Very low population density in South Africa
South Africa: Very low population density

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Map of South Africa

Map of South Africa

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Information on South Africa

Information on South Africa
NameOfficial nameCodeStatusRegionsCapitalContinent
South AfricaSouth AfricaZASovereign country9 Pretoria PretoriaAfrica

Time in South Africa

Time in South Africa
Current timeSummer time (DST)Standard timeCurrent timezone offsetTimezone
Thu, 30 May 2024 - 2:28pm (14:28h)NoThu, 30 May 2024 - 2:28pm (14:28h)UTC +2.0Africa/Johannesburg

Currency in South Africa

Currency in South Africa
CurrencyAbbreviation
RandZAR

Languages in South Africa

Languages in South Africa
Languages
Afrikaans , English , South Ndebele , Southern Sotho , Swati , Tsonga , Tswana , Venda , Xhosa , Zulu

Neighbouring countries of South Africa

Neighbouring countries of South Africa
Neighbouring countries
Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe

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Telecommunication in South Africa

Telecommunication in South Africa
International calling codeInternet top level domain (TLD)
+27.za

Latitude & Longitude of South Africa

Latitude & Longitude of South Africa
PositionLatitude (width)Longitude (length)
Show on map29°00'00.0"S (-29.0000000°)24°00'00.0"E (24.0000000°)

Regions in South Africa

Regions in South Africa
Regions
There are 9 primary administrative regions in South Africa. Have a closer look at the regions in South Africa.

Largest places in South Africa

There are 10 places in South Africa with a population of more than 500,000 people.
Largest places in South Africa
PlaceNoPopulation
Johannesburg Johannesburg1.5,635,127
Cape Town Cape Town2.4,710,000
Durban Durban3.3,120,282
Soweto Soweto4.1,695,047
Pretoria Pretoria5.1,619,438
Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth6.967,677
Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg7.750,845
Benoni Benoni8.605,344
Bloemfontein Bloemfontein9.556,000
Tembisa Tembisa10.511,655

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External sources of information on South Africa

South Africa on Wikipedia

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Search places in South Africa by first letter

If you prefer you can search any place in South Africa by first letter. Just click on the respective first letter in the index of places in South Africa. All places in South Africa starting with this letter will be listed. Also sometimes the full name of a certain place maybe unknown. Then this search option may also be usefull for searching such places in South Africa.

Follow the hierarchy in South Africa

You can click your way through the hierarchy starting from the continent Africa, over a region in South Africa to a certain place or city in South Africa, as all places and cities in South Africa are linked hierarchically to each other. The actual hierarchy is always displayed in the breadcrumb navigation, so you can always see exactly where you are.