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.
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.Learn More
The longest river in South Africa is the Orange River, also known as the Gariep or Groote River. It runs an incredible 2,200 kilometers, and has a basin area of 973,000 square kilometers.Full Answer >
"Veld" is a name given to many types of open country in South Africa that are used as pastures or farmland. South Africa has many types of velds depending on their climate.Full Answer >
To find someone in South Africa, search on Facebook and other social media sites, or contact a radio station and place an ad for the person. As of 2012, over 12 percent of South Africans were using Facebook, and nearly 50 percent of the population was using the Internet. Additionally, thirty million South Africans listen to the radio every day, which is nearly two-thirds of the population, as of 2014.Full Answer >
South Africa, unlike most other countries, has no designated capital city. Instead, its governmental duties are split between three separate cities: the internationally recognized capital Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein.Full Answer >