South Africa

Average temperature, rainfall and snowfall information is available for the following climate stations in South Africa

Official name:Republic of South Africa
Capital:Pretoria; note - Cape Town is the legislative center and Bloemfontein the judicial center
Area:total: 1,219,912 sq km
land: 1,219,912 sq km
note: includes Prince Edward Islands (Marion Island and Prince Edward Island)
water: 0 sq km
Climate:mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights
Location:Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
Geographic coordinates:29 00 S, 24 00 E
Comparative Area:slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Land boundaries:total: 4,862 km
border countries: Botswana 1,840 km, Lesotho 909 km, Mozambique 491 km, Namibia 967 km, Swaziland 430 km, Zimbabwe 225 km
Coastline:2,798 km
Terrain:vast interior plateau rimmed by rugged hills and narrow coastal plain
Elevation extremes:lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Njesuthi 3,408 m

Map of South Africa

Map of South Africa

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