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Welcome to South Africa

Originally Published: January 13, 2006
By Joe Connor | Special to ESPN.com

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Location: Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Size: 476,217 square miles, or slightly less than twice the size of Texas Population: 44 million People: Black African 79%, white 9.6%, colored 8.9%, Indian/Asian 2.5% Language: Five official languages: English, Afrikaans, IsiXhosa, Tswana and IsiZulu (also spoken: Sepedi 9.4%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2%) Government: Republic with multiparty democracy Capitol: Tshwane, population ...

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