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South Africa
(9,640 words)

The Republic of South Africa

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

58,721,000

Area

1,200,000 sq. km (470,000 sq. mi)

Population density

48/sq. km (120/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

1.21% (per 1,000: births 19, deaths 9)

Under 15 years

28%

Urban dwellers

67% (1.72% p.a.)

Largest cities

Johannesburg 5,783,000; Cape Town 4,618,000; Ekurhuleni 3,894,000; Durban 3,158,000; Pretoria 2,566,000; plus 10 over 300,000

Languages & peoples (Worl…

Cite this page
“South Africa”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 31 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02ZAF>
First published online: 2020



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