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South Africa

  1. 1. Claudia & Colm 1P12 Mr McGowan
  2. 2. <ul><li>Capital: Pretoria </li></ul><ul><li>Largest City: Johannesburg </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: Rand (ZAR) </li></ul><ul><li>3 main languages: Swazi, Tsonga and Tswana </li></ul><ul><li>Population: </li></ul><ul><li>47 900 000 </li></ul>South Africa
  3. 3. History <ul><li>South Africa contains some of the oldest archaeological sites in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1487,the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias became the first European to reach the southernmost point of Africa </li></ul>
  4. 4. People <ul><li>Ethnic groups </li></ul><ul><li>79.5% Black </li></ul><ul><li>9.2% White </li></ul><ul><li>8.9% Coloured </li></ul><ul><li>2.5% Asian </li></ul>
  5. 5. Religion <ul><li>The latest 2001 national census, Christians are accounted for 79.7% of the population. This includes Zion Christian 11.1%, Pentecostal (Charismatic) 8.2%, Roman Catholic 7.1%, Methodist 6.8%, Dutch Reformed 6.7%, Anglican 3.8%, and other Christian 36%. Islam people are accounted for 1.5% of the population, Hinduism is about 1.3%, and Judaism 0.2%. 15.1% had no religion, 2.3% were other and 1.4% were not specified. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wildlife species <ul><li>Snake: </li></ul><ul><li>Green Mamba </li></ul><ul><li>Black mamba </li></ul><ul><li>Cape Cobra </li></ul><ul><li>Bird: </li></ul><ul><li>Spotted Eagle-owl </li></ul><ul><li>Black-chested Snake-eagle </li></ul><ul><li>Tawny Eagle </li></ul><ul><li>African Goshawk </li></ul><ul><li>Ostrich </li></ul><ul><li>Hyena: </li></ul><ul><li>spotted hyena </li></ul><ul><li>brown hyena </li></ul><ul><li>striped hyena </li></ul><ul><li>Other: </li></ul><ul><li>Elephants </li></ul><ul><li>Lions </li></ul><ul><li>Cape Buffalo </li></ul><ul><li>rhinoceros </li></ul><ul><li>leopards </li></ul>
  7. 7. Geography <ul><li>South Africa has a generally temperate climate, due in part to it being surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans on three sides, by its location in the climatically milder southern hemisphere and due to the average elevation rising steadily towards the north and further inland. Due to this varied topography and oceanic influence, a great variety of climatic zones exist. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Landmarks <ul><li>Table Mountain </li></ul>Green Point Soccer Stadium

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