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.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes ZA, ZAF (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of South Africa
Capital city Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, African Union, Southern African Development Community
Population 58 775 022 (2019)
Total area 1 221 040 km2
Highest point Mafadi (3 450 m, 11 319 ft)
Lowest point South Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean
GDP per capita $ 6 374 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency South African rand (Rs, ZAR)
Calling code +27
Internet TLD .za

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