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Welcome to South Africa

Updated: March 4, 2009, 1:29 PM ET
By Joe Connor | Special to ESPN.com

QUICK FACTS

Most Known For (besides baseball): Home of the "Big 5": lions, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos and elephants; Nelson Mandela helping the country end apartheid.

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: around 49 million

People: Black African, 79%; White; 9.6%; Colored, 8.9%; Indian/Asian, 2.5%

Language: Five official languages: English, ...

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