Flag of South Africa

Flag of South Africa

The flag of South Africa was adopted after the first elections and the end of apartheid in 1994. This is also related to the symbolism of the flag and the letter "Y", which stretches from the left to the right side. It indicates the efforts to bring closer the groups separated for so many years and their common future without conflicts. The variety of colors on the flag stands for the plurality of political and ethnic groups in the country, that is why the flag is sometimes called "rainbow flag". Like on the flag of the African National Congress, three of these colors are black, green and yellow. Red, white and blue represent the Boer republics, and also the colors of political party Zulu are included.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Botswana Botswana Gaborone 2,024,904 581,730 km2
Flag of Lesotho Lesotho Maseru 2,074,000 30,355 km2
Flag of Mozambique Mozambique Maputo 23,700,715 801,590 km2
Flag of Namibia Namibia Windhoek 2,113,077 824,292 km2
Flag of Swaziland Swaziland Mbabane 1,250,000 17,364 km2
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Harare 12,973,808 390,757 km2

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Main information

Country
South Africa
Capital city
Pretoria
Population
52,981,991 (2013)
Total area
1,221,040 km2
Formation
31. 5. 1910
Highest point
Mafadi (3,450 m)
GDP
$ 11,281 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
south african rand (ZAR)
Code
ZA (ZAF)
Calling code
+27
Internet TLD
.za

Country is member of

By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Jihoafrická republika (Pretoria)
English
South Africa (Pretoria)
German
Südafrika (Pretoria (Tshwane))
French
Afrique du Sud (Pretoria)
Italian
Sudafrica (Città del Capo)
Spanish
Sudáfrica (Pretoria)
Russian
ЮАР (Претория)
Slovak
Južná Afrika (Bloemfontein)
Polish
Republika Południowej Afryki (Pretoria)
Portuguese
África do Sul (Pretória)
Chinese
南非 (比勒陀利亚)
Japanese
南アフリカ共和国 (プレトリア)
Turkish
Güney Afrika Cumhuriyeti (Pretoria)
Norwegian
Sør-Afrika (Pretoria)
Swedish
Sydafrika (Pretoria)
Hungarian
Dél-afrikai Köztársaság (Pretoria)
Dutch
Zuid-Afrika (Pretoria)
Danish
Sydafrika (Pretoria)
Finnish
Etelä-Afrikka (Pretoria)
Hebrew
דרום אפריקה (פרטוריה)

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