Geopolitical map of South Africa

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CapitalPopulationArea
Pretoria 49,000,000 1,219,912
Country codePhone CodeLocal HourTime zone
ZA +27 22:18:24 Africa/Johannesburg
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6 countries share a border with South Africa

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Some data about South Africa

South Africa is a country of 49,000,000 inhabitants, with an area of ‚Äč1,219,912 km2, its capital is Pretoria and its time zone is "Africa/Johannesburg". Its ISO code is "ZA" in 2 positions and "ZAF" in 3 positions.

To be able to make a telephone call to South Africa, you must dial your telephone code, which is 27. The currency used in South Africa is the "Rand" (ZAR).

The administrative subdivision of South Africa (administrative division) is made up of 9 Provinces (level 1), 44 District Municipalities (level 2), 8 Metropolitan municipalities (level 2) and 226 Local Municipalities (level 3). South Africa has 54 cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants and 5 cities with more than one million inhabitants.

Above you have a geopolitical map of South Africa with a precise legend on its biggest cities, its road network, its airports, railways and waterways. Do not hesitate to click on the map of South Africa to access a zoom level and finer details.

South Africa shares borders with Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

Proportion of cities by number of inhabitants in South Africa

Number of cities by importance (population) in South Africa. Considering cities with a population of more than 100 000, 200 000, 500 000 and 1 million inhabitants, with the percentage of the population that these cities represent.

> 100k inhabitants > 200k inhabitants > 500k inhabitants > 1 million inhabitants
54 26 9 5
49.8 % 42.0 % 30.1 % 24.3 %
  • The 54 most important cities represent 49.8% of the entire population
  • The 26 most important cities represent 42.0% of the entire population
  • The 9 most important cities represent 30.1% of the entire population
  • The 5 most important cities represent 24.3% of the entire population

Administrative division of South Africa

Administrative subdivisionsAdministrative level
9 Provinces1
44 District Municipalities2
8 Metropolitan municipalities2
226 Local Municipalities3

List of first-order administrative division in South Africa

  • Eastern Cape
  • Gauteng
  • Province of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Limpopo
  • Mpumalanga
  • Province of North West
  • Province of Northern Cape
  • Free State
  • Western Cape

List of major cities of South Africa

  • Cape Town3 433 441 inhabitants
  • Durban3 120 282 inhabitants
  • Johannesburg2 026 469 inhabitants
  • Soweto1 695 047 inhabitants
  • Pretoria1 619 438 inhabitants
  • Port Elizabeth967 677 inhabitants
  • Pietermaritzburg750 845 inhabitants
  • Benoni605 344 inhabitants
  • Tembisa511 655 inhabitants
  • East London478 676 inhabitants
  • Vereeniging474 681 inhabitants
  • Bloemfontein463 064 inhabitants
  • Boksburg445 168 inhabitants
  • Welkom431 944 inhabitants
  • Newcastle404 838 inhabitants
  • Krugersdorp378 821 inhabitants
  • Diepsloot350 000 inhabitants
  • Randburg337 053 inhabitants
  • Botshabelo309 714 inhabitants
  • Brakpan305 692 inhabitants
  • Witbank262 491 inhabitants
  • Richards Bay252 968 inhabitants
  • Vanderbijlpark246 754 inhabitants
  • Centurion233 386 inhabitants
  • Uitenhage228 912 inhabitants
  • Roodepoort225 000 inhabitants
  • Paarl190 000 inhabitants
  • Springs186 394 inhabitants
  • Carletonville182 304 inhabitants
  • Klerksdorp178 921 inhabitants
  • Midrand173 009 inhabitants
  • Westonaria156 831 inhabitants
  • Middelburg154 706 inhabitants
  • Vryheid150 012 inhabitants
  • Orkney145 801 inhabitants
  • Kimberley142 089 inhabitants
  • eMbalenhle141 741 inhabitants
  • Nigel140 644 inhabitants
  • Mpumalanga140 121 inhabitants
  • Bhisho137 287 inhabitants