South Africa

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South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is located in the southern part of Africa. South Africa's latitude and longitude is 29 00 S, 24 00 E. It has a semi-arid climate. South Africa's population is about 48 million people. South Africa's total land area is 1,219,090 sq km.


A few of South Africa's tourist atractions include Table Mountain and The Cape of Good Hope. The Cape of Good Hope is at the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula. Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain over looking Cape Town. One of the biggest tourist atractions of South Africa is Robben Island. Robben Island has been used to issolate politacal prisoners since the late 17th century.

In South Africa placing your hands together with your fingers pointing up is a way to say thank you and is expected be havior.

South Africa is known to be a very interesting country. Table mountain has over 1,500 speices of plants, which is more than the entire United Kingdom. Also, South Africa has over 900 speices of birds which is over 10% of the world's. Belive it or not, but South Africa has the cheapest electricity in the world and is rated 3rd for having safe, clean and drinkable tap water.

South Africa has the largest and most advanced economy in all of Africa. South Africa's economy accounts for 24% of Africa's gross domestic products.

Natural resources are important to South Africa's economy. Mining has been one of the driving forces that lead South Africa to having such a large and advanced economy.

South Africa is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Each different range of culture represents a level of this arrange country. Music is a big part of African culture. Europeans brought classical music into South Africa and Jazz is another favoite. They have many forms of jazz music in South Africa. Music represents many types of cultures.

Tourist Atractions



Interesting Facts

A couple taboos of South Africa include placing your thumb between your forefinger and second finger is an obscene gesture. Also in rural villages it is frowned upon when women drink alcohol they consider that to be lacking virtues.


  • gbnepopp 5 years ago

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    whoa... good job hannah!!!:)