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South Africa South Africa: 25,318 statistics available

General Information

In the first part you can find a summary of the most important information. Detailled statistics can be found in the second part: Statistics by category
South Africa is a country in Southern Africa.
With 57,40 million people South Africa has the 25th highest population in the world. With 2,55 births per women South Africa has a medium fertility rate in the international comparison. According to the current population prospects of the United Nations the population of South Africa in the year 2050 will rise to 72,75 million and in the year 2100 to 76,49 million. The life expectency in South Africa is 59,5 years.

South Africa has an area of 1,22 million sq. km and ranks 24th among all countries in the world. The borderline with its neighboring countries totals 4.862 km. In addition, it has a coastline (length between land and sea including islands) of 2.798 km.

The gross domestic product in the year 2016 was 295,46 billion US $ and ranks 40th among the world economies. The gross domestic product per capita totals 5.285 US $ and is therefore in the in the middle in the international comparison. With a debt level of 45,4 % of the GDP South Africa ranks among the countries with a medium sized debt level. Die unemployment rate in the year 2017 amounts to 27,3 %.
Country Status Independent State
UN member since 1945
ISO country code ZA
Internet Domain .za
License plate ZA
Source of country borders: Geo Commons
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

Statistics by category for South Africa

All datasets for South Africa by categories. For each category the number of data sets is displayed in brackets.
3 sample data sets are displayed for each category. To view all data sets for a category click on the category name.
Population and Health (139)
Population, total
Population growth rate (%)
Birth rate, per 1000 people
Energy and Environment (341)
CO2 emissions per capita (metric tons)
Electricity consumption per capita (kWh)
Natural gas, consumption (cu. meters)
Economy (22,925)
Gross domestic product in exchange rates (US $)
Gross domestic product real growth rate (%)
Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)
Education and Science (1,273)
Literacy rate, ages 15 and above, total (%)
Education expenditure, public (% of government expenditure)
Patent applications, residents
Geography and Agriculture (608)
Area (sq. km)
National borders (km)
Coastline (km)
Transport and Communication (32)
Internet users
Mobile phones
Merchant marine
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