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South Africa has been aptly described as a microcosm of the world, a place where civilisations meet. With its spectacular views, stunning wildlife and unbeatable biodiversity in contrast with its bustling modern cities, and vibrant economy, South Africa is often described as “A world in one country” as its mentioned in South Africa map.
South Africa country has more than 290 conservation parks. It is home to almost 300 mammal species, and about 860 bird species, and 8 000 plant species as you can see in South Africa map. The annual sardine run is the biggest migration on the planet. There are 10 World Heritage sites and seven different biomes. It is considered the Cradle of Humankind and boasts 40% of all hominid finds on Earth. The country has a lot to offer in the form of places of interest and varying forms of amusement.
South Africa is divided into nine provinces as its shown in South Africa map: Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, North West, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga. Before 1994, there were four provinces: Cape Province, Natal, Orange Free State, and Transvaal. In addition, during apartheid rule about 14% of the country land area was set aside for blacks in pseudoindependent territories (originally called Bantustans), allegedly to allow them self-government and cultural preservation. In fact, these homelands were used to give the white government greater control and to exclude blacks from the political process. Gazankulu, Kangwane, KwaNdebele, KwaZulu, Lebowa, and QwaQwa were Bantu national homelands that existed under South African sovereignty.
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South Africa has three capitals as its mentioned in South Africa on map: Cape Town, in the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality, Western Cape, is the legislative capital and is where the country Parliament is found. Bloemfontein, in Mangaung metropolitan municipality, Free State, is the judicial capital and home to the Supreme Court of Appeal. Pretoria, in the City of Tshwane metropolitan municipality, Gauteng, is the administrative capital, and the ultimate capital of the country. It is home to the Union Buildings and a large proportion of the Public Service.
South Africa has good road and rail networks. The chief seaports are Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Saldonha Bay, and Mossel Bay, where natural gas is now extracted offshore as you can see in South Africa on map. The Orange River Project, a major hydroelectric and irrigation scheme, began in 1963 in central South Africa and was fully operational by the mid-1980s.
South Africa has cultivated a burgeoning astronomy community. It hosts the Southern African Large Telescope, the largest optical telescope in the southern hemisphere as its shown in South Africa on map. South Africa is currently building the Karoo Array Telescope as a pathfinder for the €1.5 billion Square Kilometer Array project. On 25 May 2012 it was announced that hosting of the Square Kilometer Array Telescope will be split over both the South African and the Australia/New Zealand sites.
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Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km) as its mentioned in the detailed map of South Africa. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in the west, on Namibia in the northwest, on Botswana and Zimbabwe in the north, on Mozambique and Swaziland in the northeast, and on the Indian Ocean in the east and south. Lesotho is an independent enclave in the east. The largest city is Johannesburg. Cape Town is the legislative capital, Pretoria the administrative capital, and Bloemfontein the judicial capital.
The population of South Africa is 75% black (African) and 13% white (European), with about 9% people of mixed white, Malay, and black descent (formerly called Coloured), and 3% of Asian (mostly Indian) background as you can see in the detailed map of South Africa. Although these ethnic divisions were rigidly enforced under the policy of apartheid [Afrikaans,=apartness], racial distinctions are often arbitrary. People of African descent fall into several groups, based on their first language.
The main industrial centers are Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Pretoria, and Germiston as its shown in the detailed map of South Africa. The principal manufactures include processed food, beverages (including wine), textiles, clothing, forest products, chemicals, iron and steel, metal products, machinery, and motor vehicles. South Africa is a world leader in the production of gold, diamonds, aluminosilicates, chromium, manganese, vanadium, and platinum. Other leading minerals extracted are copper ore, coal, asbestos, iron ore, silver, and titanium. Uranium is also mined.
Map of Northern South Africa shows the North part of the country South Africa. Northern South Africa map will allow you to easily explore areas of the North of South Africa in Africa. The map of Northern South Africa is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
North West, also spelled North-West, province, northern central South Africa. It was created in 1994 from portions of Transvaal and Cape of Good Hope provinces. North West is bounded by Botswana to the north and northwest, Limpopo province to the northeast, Gauteng province to the east, Free State province to the southeast, and Northern Cape province to the southwest as its mentioned in the map of Northern South Africa.
Limpopo, formerly (1994–2002) Northern, province, northeastern South Africa. The northernmost South African province, it is bounded by Zimbabwe to the north; Mozambique to the east; the provinces of Mpumalanga, Gauteng, and North West to the south; and Botswana to the west and northwest as you can see in the map of Northern South Africa. Pretoria is a city located in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is one of the country three capital cities, serving as the executive (administrative) and de facto national capital.
Soweto (/sɵˈweɪtoʊ/, /sɵˈwɛtoʊ/, or /sɵˈwiːtoʊ/) is an urban area of the city of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city mining belt in the south. Sasolburg, town, northern Free State province, South Africa, south of Johannesburg as its shown in the map of Northern South Africa. Established in 1954, it was built by Sasol Ltd. (the former South African Coal, Oil, and Gas Corporation Ltd.) to house employees at the world first oil-from-coal plant producing commercial quantities of oil. Phalaborwa, also spelled Ba-Phalaborwa, Palabora, mining town, Limpopo province, South Africa, located east of the Drakensberg mountains and north of the Olifants River near Kruger National Park.
Map of Southern South Africa shows the South part of the country South Africa. Southern South Africa map will allow you to easily explore areas of the South of South Africa in Africa. The map of Southern South Africa is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Northern Cape, province, western South Africa. It is bordered to the north by Namibia and Botswana; to the east by North West, Free State, and Eastern Cape provinces; to the south and southwest by Western Cape province; and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean as its mentioned in the map of Southern South Africa. Western Cape, province, South Africa, situated in the southern extremity of the African continent. The provincial capital, Cape Town, is also the country legislative capital. Western Cape province was part of former Cape of Good Hope province until 1994.
Eastern Cape, province, southern central South Africa. It is bordered by Western Cape province to the west, Northern Cape province to the northwest, Free State province and Lesotho to the north, KwaZulu-Natal province to the northeast, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast and south as you can see in the map of Southern South Africa. East London, Afrikaans Oos-Londen, port city, Eastern Cape province, South Africa. It lies at the mouth of the Buffalo River along the Indian Ocean.
Cape Town is Africa most popular tourist destination. Located on the shore of Table Bay, the city is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Port Elizabeth, port city, Eastern Cape province, southern South Africa. It lies on Algoa Bay of the Indian Ocean, its deepwater harbour enclosed by a breakwater as its shown in the map of Southern South Africa.