Outline of South Africa

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An enlargeable map of the Republic of South Africa

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to South Africa:

South Africasovereign country located at the southern tip of Africa.[1] South Africa's coast stretches 2,798 kilometres[2] and borders both the Atlantic and Indian oceans.[3] To the north of South Africa lie Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland, while the Kingdom of Lesotho is an independent enclave surrounded by South African territory.[4]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of South Africa

Geography of South Africa[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of South Africa
 Botswana 1,840 km
 Namibia 967 km
 Lesotho 909 km
 Mozambique 491 km
 Swaziland 430 km
 Zimbabwe 225 km
  • Coastline: 2,798 km

Environment of South Africa[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of South Africa

Natural geographic features of South Africa[edit]

Regions of South Africa[edit]

Ecoregions of South Africa[edit]

Administrative divisions of South Africa[edit]

Provinces of South Africa[edit]
Districts of South Africa[edit]
Municipalities of South Africa[edit]

Demography of South Africa[edit]

Government and politics of South Africa[edit]

Main article: Government of South Africa and Politics of South Africa

Branches of the government of South Africa[edit]

Executive branch of the government of South Africa[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of South Africa[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of South Africa[edit]

Foreign relations of South Africa[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Republic of South Africa is a member of:[1]

Law and order in South Africa[edit]

Main article: Law of South Africa

Military of South Africa[edit]

Local government in South Africa[edit]

History of South Africa[edit]

Main article: History of South Africa, Timeline of the history of South Africa, and Current events of South Africa

Culture of South Africa[edit]

Art in South Africa[edit]

Religion in South Africa[edit]

Sports in South Africa[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of South Africa[edit]

Education in South Africa[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: South Africa
Flag of South Africa.svg Southern Ndebele language


  1. ^ a b "South Africa". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "South African Maritime Safety Authority". South African Maritime Safety Authority. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  3. ^ "South Africa Fast Facts". SouthAfrica.info. April 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Encyclopædia Britannica Online". Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 
  5. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of South Africa