Eastern Coast of South Africa28.1S 30.4E
South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent. It has an area of 471,359 sq mi (1,220,813 sq km) and a population (2009 est.) of 49,321,000. Its capitals are Pretoria/Tshwane (executive), Cape Town (legislative) and Bloemfontein/Mangaung (judicial).
South Africa has three major zones: the broad interior plateau, the surrounding mountainous Great Escarpment, and a narrow belt of coastal plain. It has a temperate subtropical climate.