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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 49,000,000 people.

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

Facts and figures about South Africa
South AfricaZA1,219,912.0 km249,000,000 people40.2

Population density in South Africa
Population density
40.2 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

Hotels in South Africa

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Information on South Africa

Information on South Africa
NameOfficial nameCodeStatusRegionsCapitalContinent
South AfricaRepublic of South AfricaZASovereign country9 Pretoria PretoriaAfrica

Time in South Africa

Time in South Africa
Current timeSummer time (DST)Standard timeCurrent timezone offsetTimezone
Tue, 30 May 2023 - 12:22pmNoTue, 30 May 2023 - 12:22pmUTC +2.0Africa/Johannesburg

Currency in South Africa

Currency in South Africa

Languages in South Africa

Languages in South Africa
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, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

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Telecommunication in South Africa

Telecommunication in South Africa
International calling codeInternet top level domain (TLD)

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
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 24 places in South Africa with a population of more than 200,000 people.
Largest places in South Africa
Cape Town Cape Town1.3,433,441
Durban Durban2.3,120,282
Johannesburg Johannesburg3.2,026,469
Soweto Soweto4.1,695,047
Pretoria Pretoria5.1,619,438
Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth6.967,677
Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg7.750,845
Benoni Benoni8.605,344
Tembisa Tembisa9.511,655
East London East London10.478,676
Vereeniging Vereeniging11.474,681
Bloemfontein Bloemfontein12.463,064
Boksburg Boksburg13.445,168
Welkom Welkom14.431,944
Newcastle Newcastle15.404,838
Krugersdorp Krugersdorp16.378,821
Botshabelo Botshabelo17.309,714
Brakpan Brakpan18.305,692
Witbank Witbank19.262,491
Richards Bay Richards Bay20.252,968
Vanderbijlpark Vanderbijlpark21.246,754
Centurion Centurion22.233,386
Uitenhage Uitenhage23.228,912
Roodepoort Roodepoort24.225,000

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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

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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.