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How many people live in South Africa?

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Based on the 2011 census held in South Africa, more than 52 million people reside in the country. Africans made up the majority of the population, with 79.2 percent and a total of over 41 million citizens.

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There are 11 languages spoken throughout the country of South Africa as of 2015. The three most common languages are Xhosa, Zulu and Afrikaans. English ranks as the fourth most-common language spoken in South Africa. According to a national census recorded earlier in 2001, Christianity was the most widespread religion in the country. The Muslim, Hindu and Jewish religions account for just a small percentage of South Africans.

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