South Africa
South Africa
ISO:   ZA
Country:   South Africa
Capital:   Pretoria
AreaSqKm:   1,219,912
Population:   49,000,000
Region:   AFR
Continent:   AF
tld:   .za
CurrencyCode:   ZAR
CurrencyName:   Rand
Phone:   27
Languages:   zu xh af nso en-ZA tn st ts ss ve nr
neighbours:   ZW:SZ:MZ:BW:NA:LS
Time Zone:   GMT+2
 
Description:   South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent. Although famous for its diamonds it is in fact not the world’s largest exporters of diamonds. However, it the world's largest exporter of gold and various other minerals and metals. As it produces so much it would be reasonable to expect huge mines and little agriculture. This is not true. South Africa is blessed with natural mineral resources as well as excellent agrarian conditions. Their wines are some of the finest in the world. South Africa, due to its position is unique amongst the other African nations in that it has a coastline with both the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. They have excellent selection of beaches.
 
Useful Links:   http://www.dfa.gov.za/ This is the official web site for the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It provides a complete list of all overseas embassies, consulates and High Commissions. Good site. http://www.southafrica.net/ This is the official web site for the South African Tourism Board. Best travel site in Africa and one of the best in the World. It has excellent information about all aspects of South Africa. Available in a good selection of other langauges. http://www.gov.za/ This is the official web site for the South African government. Excellent and informative site.

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