South Africa

12 Aug 2014

Interesting Fact

South Africa is officially called the Republic of South Africa. It is a multiethnic and multilingual nation - which led to apartheid from 1948 to 1994. The region was previously a Dutch and British colony, and gained sovereignty in 1931.

South Africa has a population of 54 million, an area of 1,221,037 sq km, and a medium HDI of 0.658.

Nelson Mandela was the first black president of South Africa, and Elon Musk was born and grew up in South Africa.

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