South Africa Size

Country in Africa

Area Size
• Total
1,221,037 km (471,445 sq mi) (24th)
• Water (%)
0.380
Population Size
• 2019 estimate
59,622,350 (23rd)
• 2011 census
51,770,560
• Density
42.4/km (109.8/sq mi) (169th)

More Information About South Africa

Republic of South Africa

10 other official names
Capital
  • Pretoria (executive)
  • Cape Town (legislative)
  • Bloemfontein (judicial)
Official languages11 languages
  • English
  • isiZulu
  • isiXhosa
  • Afrikaans
  • Sepedi
  • Setswana
  • Sesotho
  • Xitsonga
  • siSwati (Swazi)
  • Tshivenda
  • isiNdebele
Languages with special status
  • Khoi languages
  • Nama
  • San languages
  • South African Sign Language
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Portuguese
  • Telugu
  • Tamil
  • Urdu
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew
  • Sanskrit
Ethnic groups (2019)
  • 80.7% Black African
  • 8.8% Coloured
  • 7.9% White
  • 2.6% Asian
Religion (2016)
  • 78.0% Christianity
  • —58.3% Protestantism
  • —19.7% Other Christian
  • 10.9% No religion
  • 4.4% Traditional faiths
  • 1.6% Islam
  • 1.0% Hinduism
  • 2.7% Others
  • 1.4% Undetermined
GDP (PPP)2021 estimate
• Total
$748 billion (32nd)
• Per capita
$12,351 (96th)
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Total
$317 billion (35th)
• Per capita
$5,236 (89th)
Gini (2014) 63.0
very high
HDI (2019) 0.709
high · 114th
CurrencySouth African rand (ZAR)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Date formatShort formats:
  • yyyy/mm/dd
  • yyyy-mm-dd
Driving sideleft
Calling code+27

On this page, you can view the detailed size of South Africa, including geographical size, such as land size, water size, and population size. At the same time, you can see other basic information of the country South Africa, such as capital (largest city), official language, ethical groups, religious beliefs, GDP, per capita GDP, currency, time zone and more.

Main Areas in South Africa

Eastern Cape


Free State


Gauteng


KwaZulu-Natal


Limpopo


Mpumalanga


North West


Northern Cape


Western Cape


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