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South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans;[9][10][11] to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho.[12] South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry,[5] divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status.[11] The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

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Interesting Facts About South Africa

It’s the only place in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize winners lived on the same street. Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
It boasts the longest continues wine route in the world. It also has it’s very own name for champagne produced locally “Cap Clasique”.
The oldest remains of modern humans were found in South Africa and are well over 160,000 years old. You can visit “The Cradle of Humankind”
In 1905, the 25 January, the world’s largest diamond was found in Pretoria, South Africa. It had a weight of 1,33 pound and was a 3106 carat.
With more than six million trees in Johannesburg, it is believed to be the site of the largest man-made forest on the planet.
There are over 650 butterfly species in the Kakum National Park, including the giant swallowtails, which are nearly 8 inches (20 centimeters) across.
The name Ghana means warrior king and harks back to the days of the Ghana Empire between the ninth and 13th centuries.
The traditional cloth of the Ghanaian people is the bright and colorful kente cloth. In the north, the men wear loose flowing clothes made of darker cloth.
Ghana before 1957 was commonly known as the Gold Coast due to the availability of gold along the rivers Ankobra and Volta.
In Senegal, taxis have tails. Yes, an artificial tail made of goat or sheep hair and it supposedly brings good luck.
Lac Rose, a popular tourist destinations appears bright pink on sunny days due to the water's high salt content.
Wrestling is the traditional and national sport of Senegal.
Every Sunday on the beaches of Dakar, shepherds bring their flock to the shore to engage in a time-honoured cleansing ritual - including washes, manicures, and a swim - all for the sheep!

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