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2: South Africa is a median size country of 1.2-million square kilometers which has a long coastlines of 2500km from its border with Namibia. Its border is also shared with Mozambique and Botswana in the east and Zimbabwe in the west.The country is flanked on the east by the Indian Ocean and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The country has nine provinces the largest being located in the Northern Cape and the smallest in Gauteng. The main mountain range is the Drakensberg range which rises to 11,4oo feet and extends northeast to southwest for about 700 miles. Sengu River also known as the Orange River is the largest river basin in South Africa of 600,000km inside the Republic. South Africa is a warm and sunny country because it is moderated by oceans on three sides and because of its altitude. The country is mainly dry with average rain fall of 450mm which falls mainly on on the Western Cape.

4: Population:48,810,427

5: In this country there are 11 official languages, nine of which are indigenous(Tsonga, Xhosa, Zulu, Swazi, Sotho, Venda, Ndebele, Tswana, Pedi). Majority of the black South Africans speak Afrikaans which was the language used by the Europeans and English.

6: White South Africans make up 8.9% of the population. They are the descendants of French, German, Dutch and English who migrated to Africa during the slave trade. They own most of the best land and live in the best housing. Things are slowly changing as Black South Africans are trying to regain their land, build on their human rights, and improve their country economy.

7: The government in South Africa is a Parliamentary Democracy. In 2009, Jacob Zuma was elected to be the president of South Africa. There are nine provinces and each has its owns legislature and legislative power along with an executive council to govern its province. In the legislature, a member is elected for five years and this part of the government passes legislation for its province. Today the government faces the following problems, corruption, poor government, environmental challenges, social, developmental, economic, and several health issues.

8: South | Africa | Is Our Country

9: Cite Page | www.southafrica.info/about/geography www.britannica.com www.answer.ask.com www.africaw.com

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