South Africa

Geographical information:

Area: 1,221,037 km2
Population: 47 million (2008) [1]
Capital: Cape Town (legislative), Pretoria (administrative), Bloemfontein (judicial)
Official language: Afrikaans, English


Economic data
:

GDP (nominal) 2007  [2]
 -  Total $ 283 billion
 -  Pro capita $ 5,906
-  % World GDP 0.5 [4]


GDP (PPP) 2007  [3]
 -  Total $ 467 billion
 -  Pro capita $ 9,761
-  % World GDP 0.71 [4]


Form of Government
:

Constitutional Republic

Leader:

President, Jacob Zuma

 
[1] ONU - World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2008/01/weodata/index.aspx

[2] Estimates for 2007 published by the International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database, October 2008.
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2008/01/weodata/index.aspx

[3] PPP (Purchasing Power Parity)
Estimates for 2007 published by the International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database, October 2008.
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2008/01/weodata/index.aspx
For further information on the calculation of purchasing power parity consult
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcolo_delle_parit%C3%A0_dei_poteri_d%27acquisto

[4]  Reprocessing of the figures published by the International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database.