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South Africa



General Information
Surface area1 221 037  km2
CapitalPretoria
UN StatusUN member since 7 November 1945
CurrencyRand
Currency codeZAR
Internet top-level domain (TLD)ZA
National Statistical Office National Statistical Office of South Africa



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Land use in South Africa

   Total area 20141 221 037 km2
   Density of population 201140.1 persons per km2 map
   Total area per 1000 population 201124.9 km2 per 1000 population map
Land area 20141 214 470 km2
   Land area per 1000 population 201124.8 km2 per 1000 population map
   Land area (percentage of total area) 201499.5 % of total area map
Water surface 20146 567 km2
   Water surface per 1000 population 20110.1 km2 per 1000 population map
   Water surface (percentage of total area) 20140.5 % of total area map
Agricultural land 2007993 780 km2
   Agricultural land per 1000 population 200720.3 km2 per 1000 population map
   Agricultural land (percentage of total area) 200781.4 % of total area map
   Agricultural land (percentage of land area) 200781.8 % of land area map
Arable land 2007145 000 km2
   Arable land per 1000 population 20073.0 km2 per 1000 population map
   Arable land (percentage of total area) 200711.9 % of total area map
   Arable land (percentage of land area) 200711.9 % of land area map
   Arable land (percentage of agricultural land) 200714.6 % of agricultural area map
Permanent crops 20079 500 km2
   Permanent crops per 1000 population 20070.2 km2 per 1000 population map
   Permanent crops (percentage of total area) 20070.8 % of total area map
   Permanent crops (percentage of land area) 20070.8 % of land area map
   Permanent crops (percentage of agricultural land) 20071.0 % of agricultural area map
Permanent meadows and pastures 2007839 280 km2
   Permanent meadows and pastures per 1000 population 200717.1 km2 per 1000 population map
   Permanent meadows and pastures (percentage of total area) 200768.7 % of total area map
   Permanent meadows and pastures (percentage of land area) 200769.1 % of land area map
   Permanent meadows and pastures (percentage of agricultural land) 200784.5 % of agricultural area map
Forest area 200792 030 km2
   Forest area per 1000 population 20071.9 km2 per 1000 population map
   Forest area (percentage of total area) 20077.5 % of total area map
   Forest area (percentage of land area) 20077.6 % of land area map
Other land 2007128 660 km2
   Other land per 1000 population 20072.6 km2 per 1000 population map
   Other land (percentage of total area) 200710.5 % of total area map
   Other land (percentage of land area) 200710.6 % of land area map
See also:
 Land use of Africa
 Land use of the world