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Orange River, South Africa - Photo by coda - CC-BY

 

Population mid-1999..................... .....................43,426,386
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 3,210
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 130.2
Unemployment....................................................................30%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.0
Labor force (%) ....... 2.0
 

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Resources and links about South Africa

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa - Photo by garybembridge - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................471,444 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 50
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 65
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 48
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 9
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 59
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .............................................16

 

Background Note: South Africa __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2898.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- South Africa __ A detailed look at South Africa including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/sf.html 

Colleges and Universities - South Africa __ List of schools with direct contact links. - From Christina DeMello - http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/za.html
 
Country Profile: South Africa __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "Diversity is a key feature of South Africa, where 11 languages are recognised as official, where community leaders include rabbis and chieftains, rugby players and returned exiles, where traditional healers ply their trade around the corner from stockbrokers and where housing ranges from mud huts to palatial homes with swimming pools." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1071886.stm

Economy of South Africa __ "South Africa has a two-tiered economy; one rivaling other developed countries and the other with only the most basic infrastructure. It therefore is a productive and industrialised economy that exhibits many characteristics associated with developing countries, including a division of labour between formal and informal sectors--and uneven distribution of wealth and income." An encyclopedic article about the economy of South Africa. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_South_Africa

Economy of South Africa - Agriculture, Mining, Finance, Real ... __ "The economy of South Africa, mining, agriculture, finance, currency and real estate market in short." Nothing "short" about it. this is a pretty detailed look at the South African economy. - illustrated - From southafrica-travel.net - http://www.southafrica-travel.net/economy/economy.htm 


 
Ethnologue report for South Africa __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in South Africa - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=South+Africa

map of south africa and south africa map and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps of South Africa, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/za.htm

Maps Of South Africa __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_South_Africa.html

pictures of South Africa at picturesofplaces.com - south africa ... __ "South Africa pictures including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Sun City, KwaZulu Natal, Addo Elephant Park, Drakensberg Mountains, and more!" - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Africa/southafrica.html 

South Africa __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/south-africa/

South Africa __ Good overview of South Africa including history, culture and statistics. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107983.html

South Africa __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/southafrica.html

South Africa __ "With post-apartheid optimism melding South Africa into a new society of energy and significance, travellers are returning to a place that has been off the trail for most of the century. Political violence seems to be a thing of the past and among the vast majority of people there is a desire to get on with building a new nation. It's an exciting time to visit." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/africa/south_africa/

South Africa - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __"South Africa Interactive Factbook: GEOGRAPHY, Flag, Map,Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications." - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/south_africa_geography.html

South Africa: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blsouthafrica.htm  

South Africa Government Online __ Official website for the government of South Africa. culture, news, current events, tourism information and a lot more. - illustrated - From Government of South Africa - http://www.gov.za/

South Africa Photos __ Galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of south Africa. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/South_Africa/

South Africa Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of South Africa as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of South Africa and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/south_africa 

South Africa Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/south-africa/

 
 

 

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