South Africa

Save Bookmark
Share Share

South Africa is a country in Southern Africa with a population of 60,041,996 people, Pretoria is the capital

Explore the country from another perspective

Switch country

▾ Select a country
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Côte d'Ivoire
Dem. People's Rep. Korea
Dem. Rep. Congo
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Holy See
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea
Kuwait
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao PDR
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Samoa
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
São Tomé and Principe
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
The Bahamas
The Gambia
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
West Bank and Gaza
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
60,041,996
Population
0.77% of world
1,213,090 km²
Area
0.94% of world
Cyril Ramaphosa
President
Political leader

Population

The country has a total population of 60,041,996 (0.77% of worldwide)

The average net migration is 727,026 (1.2% of pop)

The population density is around 49 ppl/km²

⤓ Graph
⤓ Data

Location

South Africa is located in Southern Africa, Africa

The total country area is 1,213,090 km² (0.94% of worldwide)

Pretoria is the capital

There are 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Make this Notebook Trusted to load map: File -> Trust Notebook

Cities

There are 198 cities in South Africa in our database, they represent 46.94% of the population of the country altogether

City Population
Cape Town 3,433,504
Durban 3,120,340
Johannesburg 2,026,466
Soweto 1,695,094
Pretoria 1,619,485
Port Elizabeth 967,722
Pietermaritzburg 750,864
Benoni 605,363
Tembisa 511,671
Vereeniging 474,680
Bloemfontein 463,084
Boksburg 445,182
Welkom 432,070
East London 421,562
Newcastle 404,849
Krugersdorp 378,833
Botshabelo 309,810
Brakpan 305,702
Witbank 262,514
Richards Bay 253,156
Vanderbijlpark 246,821
Verwoerdburg 233,394
Uitenhage 228,924
Alberton 202,503
Paarl 187,875
Springs 186,400
Somerset West 183,503
Klerksdorp 178,928
George 174,591
Midrand 173,009
Westonaria 156,831
Middelburg 154,720
Vryheid 150,079
Orkney 145,843
Kimberley 142,105
Nigel 140,649
Bisho 137,288
Randfontein 133,659
Worcester 127,604
Rustenburg 124,064
Pietersburg 123,754
Potchefstroom 123,674
Brits 122,576
Virginia 122,542
Nelspruit 110,170
Phalaborwa 109,468
Queenstown 105,315
Kroonstad 103,997
Bethal 101,986
Potgietersrus 101,090
Mabopane 97,417
Stellenbosch 94,268
Stilfontein 93,138
Delmas 92,181
Grahamstown 91,552
Warmbad 90,300
Louis Trichardt 86,854
Dundee 84,430
Piet Retief 84,403
Phuthaditjhaba 84,286
Bethlehem 83,658
Umtata 78,663
Sasolburg 77,016
Mmabatho 76,897
Oudtshoorn 76,713
Standerton 74,028
Upington 71,381
Parys 71,373
Saldanha 68,288
Barberton 67,971
Lichtenburg 65,863
Heidelberg 64,201
Knysna 63,110
Graaff-Reinet 62,921
Fochville 62,528
Atlantis 60,269
Stanger 59,901
Fort Beaufort 58,469
Heilbron 55,237
Viljoenskroon 55,025
Port Shepstone 52,804
Vryburg 49,590
Wolmaranstad 49,436
Temba 47,983
Balfour 46,039
Mondlo 44,924
Aliwal North 44,475
Thohoyandou 44,046
Volksrust 43,382
Wesselsbron 42,599
Ceres 41,598
Ermelo 41,201
Senekal 39,614
Thaba Nchu 38,616
Frankfort 38,055
Ekangala 37,650
Giyani 37,047
Stutterheim 35,524
Harrismith 35,108
Malmesbury 34,993
Theunissen 34,745
Margate 34,407
Butterworth 34,353
Lebowakgomo 33,329
Cradock 32,900
Richmond 32,445
De Aar 32,322
Allanridge 31,718
Nkowakowa 30,157
Grabouw 29,897
Howick 28,726
Empangeni 28,094
Bronkhorstspruit 27,343
Siyabuswa 26,239
Mpophomeni 26,230
Cullinan 25,490
Kokstad 25,373
Robertson 25,217
Hermanus 25,153
Lady Frere 25,041
Duiwelskloof 24,572
Scottsburgh 23,949
Hennenman 22,847
Pampierstad 21,800
Lydenburg 21,695
Ulundi 20,763
Nylstroom 20,527
Komatipoort 20,523
Secunda 20,452
Umkomaas 20,410
Messina 20,191
Plettenberg Bay 19,445
Kruisfontein 18,991
Middelburg 18,164
Port Alfred 17,959
Warrenton 17,946
Zeerust 17,708
Christiana 17,523
Ladybrand 17,228
Ballitoville 17,218
Bloemhof 17,122
Tzaneen 16,954
Reitz 16,637
Somerset East 16,155
Witrivier 15,954
Hendrina 15,871
Ellisras 15,360
Kriel 15,055
Bredasdorp 14,936
Vredendal 14,806
Eshowe 14,786
Vrede 14,622
Ekuvukeni 14,331
Greytown 13,912
Swellendam 13,675
Glencoe 13,547
Jan Kempdorp 13,485
Hoopstad 12,663
Breyten 12,550
Burgersdorp 12,548
Sundumbili 12,455
Zastron 12,449
Colesberg 12,424
Deneysville 12,397
Clocolan 12,318
Adelaide 12,212
Koster 12,126
Brandfort 12,091
Whittlesea 12,080
Belfast 11,916
Elliot 11,836
Barkly West 11,621
Mogwase 11,601
Koppies 11,445
Villiers 11,240
Prieska 11,236
Winburg 11,072
Ilinge 10,899
Marquard 10,839
Ventersburg 10,698
Vredefort 10,649
Springbok 10,438
Thabazimbi 10,365
Kirkwood 10,148
Mooi River 10,132
Daniëlskuil 10,123
Molteno 10,078
Ritchie 9,960
Alice 9,788
Kathu 9,219
Dordrecht 9,123
Kuruman 9,093
Calvinia 8,146
Willowmore 7,100
Umzimvubu 5,939
Carnarvon 5,785
Caledon 4,687
Utrecht 3,575

Comparison within the region

GENIUS required

Source

Comments ()

Log in or sign up to post or vote on comments

Can't find what you're looking for? Add it to our roadmap

Created by Work With Data

Attribution

Please use the following: