South Africa, with its more widespread use, is a country located in the south of the African continent. The country is located in the Indian Ocean in the southeast, and in the Atlantic Ocean in the south and southwest of the country, creating neighboring countries Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Namibia. Area; It's 1,125,815 km2. The capitals are Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein.
Cities of South Africa
South Africa's phone code: +27
South Africa's currency: South African Rand
Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein.
South Africa's Economy
The country is among the economically developed countries. Almost all of the land suitable for agriculture is in the hands of whites. Only 10% of the territory of the country is suitable for agriculture. The main agricultural products are corn, peanuts, potatoes and wheat. Tropical fruits and citrus fruits are also grown. Fresh and canned fruit are the most important agricultural export products. It is also significantly grown in grapes. Sugar, tobacco and flowers from agricultural products are produced at a level that can be exported.
South Africa's Export Products
The country has a say in the world countries in animal husbandry. South Africa uses 70% of its territory as grassland. In the seventh place in the world with the number of sheep she breeds, cattle production is also at an important level. It ranks fifth in the world in wool production. The skins of Karakul sheep are acceptable. Angora goats in the country is fed in the south. It ranks third in the world in angora goat production. Rather than meat and milk of cattle fed in the north and west.
In the country, fishing is at an important level. Open sea fishing, especially whaling, is developing day by day. Fish products industry was established.
In the country, the wealth and operation of mineral reserves has changed the face of the economy. 70% of world gold production, 65% of diamond production, 45% of vanadium production is made in South Africa. The seven existing gold deposits form a 500-kilometer arc. The main diamond beds extending from east to west are located in Kumberley, Jagersfantain, Finsch, Pratoria. There are large coal beds in Transvaal and Natal. Large quantities of platinum, uranium, manganese, chromium, iron ore, asbestos and antimony are produced in the country. In addition, 40 different metals are produced.
In the country, Africa is the most developed country in the industry. Iron-steel plants, modern chemical industry, food industry (canning, sugar, meat and fish), wool and cotton weaving industry are the most important facilities in this direction.
Tourism has shown a great improvement in recent years. The number of tourists arriving in the last decade has doubled to one million. Most tourist attractions are the clean and sunny beaches, the hunting places, and the national parks with spectacular views.
Gold, Diamonds, Platinum, Cars and briquettes.
South Africa's Import Products
Crude Oil, Gold, Automobile, Refined Oil and Broadcast Equipment.
South Africa's Export Countries
China, Great Britain, the United States, Germany and India.
South Africa's Imports
China is Germany, the United States, India and Arabia.
Nations Living in South Africa
The South African population consists of four different ethnic groups. Blacks and Tapes constitute the most crowded group with 70%. The whites constitute 17%, hybrids 10% and Asians 3% of the population. Whites are Dutch, English, French and German.
Languages spoken in South Africa
Official languages are Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho.