South Africa Flag
South Africa's national flag was developed in March 1994 and officially approved on April 27, 1994, at the start of the country's first democratic general election. The flag was created to replace the flag that had been in use since 1928 and had been connected with the country's former apartheid system.
The flag has horizontal bands of equal width in red (on top) and blue (on bottom), separated by a central green band that breaks into a horizontal “Y” form, the arms of which stop at the corners of the hoist side. The “Y” shape encompasses a black isosceles triangle, the arms of which are separated by narrow yellow or gold bands. Narrow white stripes divide the red and blue bands from the green band and its arms. The stripes on the flag's fly end have a 5:1:3:1:5 ratio.
The flag incorporates three colors from the flag of the South African Republic, which was taken from the flag of the Netherlands as well as the Union Jack, and three colors from the banner of the African National Congress. Because of the variety of colors used, it has been dubbed the “Seskleur” (Six Color) or the Rainbow Flag.
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South Africa is a country located in Southern Africa, bordered by Namibia to the northwest, Botswana to the north, Zimbabwe to the northeast, Mozambique to the east, Swaziland and Lesotho to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the south and southeast. It is a country with a rich cultural heritage and a mix of different ethnicities and religions. South Africa is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from mountains and forests to beaches and coastlines.
The history of South Africa dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 100,000 years ago. The country has a long and complex history, with a mix of African, European, and other influences. South Africa gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1910, and has since gone through a number of political and economic challenges.
Today, South Africa is a upper-middle-income country with a large and diversified economy. The country is known for its mining industry, as well as for its production of agricultural products such as maize, wheat, and livestock. South Africa has a varied climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters in the interior, and hot, humid weather along the coast. The official languages of South Africa are English, Afrikaans, and isiZulu, and the country has a diverse population with a mix of different ethnicities and religions.
|Country codes||ZA, ZAF (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Republic of South Africa|
|Official languages||Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English, Sepedi, Swazi, Sesotho, Setswana, Xitsonga, Tshivenda, Ndebele|
|Religion||78.0% Christianity, 10.9% No religion, 4.4% Traditional faiths, 1.6% Islam, 1.0% Hinduism, 2.7% Others, 1.4% Undetermined|
|Capital city||Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Commonwealth of Nations|
|Southern African Development Community|
|Population density||49 per Km2 (127 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||66.7 % of the population is urban (39,550,889 people in 2020)|
|Median age||27.6 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 1,213,090 Km2 (468,376 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Mafadi (3 450 m, 11 319 ft)|
|Lowest point||South Atlantic Ocean|
|GDP per capita||$ 7,055 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||South African rand (Rs, ZAR)|
|Internet TLD||.za (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||South Africa Wikipedia Page|
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