Largest Cities in South Africa

Facts about the Republic of South Africa

Official languages: Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English, Setswana, Southern Sotho, Tsonga, Siswati, Venda, Süd-Ndebele
Capital: Pretoria
Area: 1,219,912 km²
Population: 49.0 million residents
Population density: 40 , 17 residents per km²
Currency: ZAR
Internet TLD: .za
ISO codes: ZA, ZAF, 710
The telephone code for the Republic of South Africa is +27

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The Republic of South Africa is a state at the southern tip of Africa. The country with the capital Pretoria is between 22 and 35 degrees south latitude and 17 and 33 degrees east longitude. The country is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the south and southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. In the north are the neighboring countries Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, to the east of them Mozambique and Swaziland.

South Africa is an ethnically very mixed country, home to people of all skin colors and which is often referred to as the rainbow nation because of this diversity. Since the different ethnic groups did not always live side by side without conflict, ethnic problems and unrest between the white minority and the black majority dominated the history and politics of the country.

South Africa is also one of the few countries in Africa that has never had a coup.

Biggest Cities of South Africa by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Cape Town, South Africa 3,433,552 -33.9258 18.4232
2 Durban, South Africa 3,120,393 -29.8579 31.0292
3 Johannesburg, South Africa 2,026,580 -26.2023 28.0436
4 Soweto, South Africa 1,695,158 -26.2678 27.8585
5 Pretoria, South Africa 1,619,549 -25.7449 28.1878
6 Port Elizabeth, South Africa 967,788 -33.9611 25.6149
7 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 750,956 -29.6168 30.3928
8 Benoni, South Africa 605,455 -26.1885 28.3208
9 Tembisa, South Africa 511,766 -25.9964 28.2268
10 East London, South Africa 478,787 -33.0153 27.9116
11 Vereeniging, South Africa 474,792 -26.6731 27.9261
12 Bloemfontein, South Africa 463,175 -29.1211 26.214
13 Boksburg, South Africa 445,279 -26.212 28.2596
14 Welkom, South Africa 432,055 -27.9774 26.7351
15 Newcastle, South Africa 404,949 -27.758 29.9318
16 Krugersdorp, South Africa 378,932 -26.0858 27.7752
17 Diepsloot, South Africa 350,111 -25.9331 28.0121
18 Randburg, South Africa 337,164 -26.0941 28.0012
19 Botshabelo, South Africa 309,825 -29.2674 26.726
20 Brakpan, South Africa 305,803 -26.2366 28.3694
21 Witbank, South Africa 262,602 -25.8713 29.2332
22 Richards Bay, South Africa 253,079 -28.783 32.0377
23 Vanderbijlpark, South Africa 246,865 -26.7117 27.8379
24 Centurion, South Africa 233,497 -25.8589 28.1858
25 Uitenhage, South Africa 229,023 -33.7576 25.3971
26 Roodepoort, South Africa 225,111 -26.1625 27.8725
27 Paarl, South Africa 190,111 -33.7338 18.9752
28 Springs, South Africa 186,505 -26.25 28.4
29 Carletonville, South Africa 182,415 -26.3609 27.3977
30 Klerksdorp, South Africa 179,032 -26.8521 26.6667
31 Midrand, South Africa 173,120 -25.9895 28.1284
32 Westonaria, South Africa 156,942 -26.319 27.6486
33 Middelburg, South Africa 154,817 -25.7751 29.4648
34 Vryheid, South Africa 150,123 -27.7695 30.7917
35 Orkney, South Africa 145,912 -26.9802 26.6727
36 Kimberley, South Africa 142,200 -28.7323 24.7623
37 eMbalenhle, South Africa 141,852 -26.5333 29.0667
38 Nigel, South Africa 140,755 -26.4314 28.4771
39 Mpumalanga, South Africa 140,232 -29.8129 30.6365
40 Bhisho, South Africa 137,398 -32.8472 27.4422
41 Randfontein, South Africa 133,765 -26.1844 27.702
42 Worcester, South Africa 127,708 -33.6465 19.4485
43 Rustenburg, South Africa 124,175 -25.6676 27.2421
44 Polokwane, South Africa 123,860 -23.9045 29.4688
45 Potchefstroom, South Africa 123,780 -26.7167 27.1
46 Virginia, South Africa 122,613 -28.1039 26.8659
47 Brits, South Africa 122,608 -25.6347 27.7802
48 Alberton, South Africa 121,647 -26.2679 28.1222
49 Nelspruit, South Africa 110,270 -25.4745 30.9703
50 Phalaborwa, South Africa 109,579 -23.943 31.1411
51 Queenstown, South Africa 105,420 -31.8976 26.8753
52 Kroonstad, South Africa 104,103 -27.6504 27.2349
53 Bethal, South Africa 102,030 -26.4579 29.4655
54 Mokopane, South Africa 101,201 -24.1944 29.0097
55 Mabopane, South Africa 97,528 -25.4977 28.1007
56 Kutloanong, South Africa 95,119 -27.8333 26.75
57 Stellenbosch, South Africa 94,374 -33.9346 18.8668
58 Stilfontein, South Africa 93,221 -26.8449 26.7683
59 Delmas, South Africa 92,157 -26.1466 28.6832
60 Grahamstown, South Africa 91,659 -33.3042 26.5328
61 Warmbaths, South Africa 90,321 -24.8833 28.2833
62 Louis Trichardt, South Africa 86,965 -23.0438 29.9032
63 Dundee, South Africa 84,524 -28.1668 30.2337
64 Piet Retief, South Africa 84,460 -27.0071 30.8132
65 Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa 84,369 -28.5242 28.8158
66 Bethlehem, South Africa 83,765 -28.2308 28.3071
67 Mthatha, South Africa 78,774 -31.5889 28.7844
68 Sasolburg, South Africa 77,127 -26.8136 27.8169
69 Mmabatho, South Africa 76,865 -25.85 25.6333
70 Standerton, South Africa 74,132 -26.9337 29.2415
71 Bothaville, South Africa 72,045 -27.3887 26.617
72 Upington, South Africa 71,484 -28.4478 21.2561
73 Parys, South Africa 71,430 -26.9033 27.4573
74 Schweizer-Reneke, South Africa 70,325 -27.1887 25.3293
75 Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa 68,878 -25.6169 27.9947
76 Knysna, South Africa 68,770 -34.0363 23.0471
77 Saldanha, South Africa 68,395 -33.0117 17.9442
78 Barberton, South Africa 68,038 -25.7884 31.0532
79 Lichtenburg, South Africa 65,974 -26.152 26.1597
80 Heidelberg, South Africa 64,310 -26.5048 28.3592
81 Graaff-Reinet, South Africa 63,007 -32.2522 24.5308
82 Fochville, South Africa 62,527 -26.4886 27.4939
83 Oudtshoorn, South Africa 61,618 -33.6005 22.1996
84 Atlantis, South Africa 60,377 -33.5667 18.4834
85 KwaDukuza, South Africa 60,010 -29.3282 31.2895
86 Mossel Bay, South Africa 59,142 -34.1831 22.146
87 Fort Beaufort, South Africa 58,530 -32.7748 26.6338
88 Kraaifontein, South Africa 58,022 -33.8481 18.7172
89 Wellington, South Africa 55,654 -33.6398 19.0112
90 Heilbron, South Africa 55,307 -27.2812 27.9709
91 Viljoenskroon, South Africa 55,066 -27.2084 26.9485
92 Port Shepstone, South Africa 52,904 -30.7414 30.455
93 Vryburg, South Africa 49,699 -26.9566 24.7284
94 Wolmaransstad, South Africa 49,477 -27.1974 25.9831
95 Edenvale, South Africa 49,403 -26.1409 28.1525
96 eSikhaleni, South Africa 49,376 -28.871 31.8996
97 Balfour, South Africa 46,119 -26.6633 28.5902
98 Mondlo, South Africa 45,033 -27.983 30.7177
99 Beaufort West, South Africa 44,848 -32.3567 22.583
100 Aliwal North, South Africa 44,547 -30.6937 26.7114
101 Thohoyandou, South Africa 44,157 -22.9456 30.485
102 Volksrust, South Africa 43,489 -27.3654 29.8818
103 Wesselsbron, South Africa 42,663 -27.8549 26.3658
104 Ceres, South Africa 41,707 -33.3689 19.3109
105 Ermelo, South Africa 41,235 -26.5333 29.9833
106 Senekal, South Africa 39,695 -28.3197 27.6208
107 Thaba Nchu, South Africa 38,727 -29.2093 26.839
108 Vredenburg, South Africa 38,493 -32.9072 17.99
109 Ekangala, South Africa 37,761 -25.6962 28.7492
110 Giyani, South Africa 37,135 -23.3025 30.7187
111 Stutterheim, South Africa 35,621 -32.5708 27.424
112 Harrismith, South Africa 35,219 -28.2728 29.1295
113 Malmesbury, South Africa 35,102 -33.4608 18.7271
114 Theunissen, South Africa 34,829 -28.411 26.7011
115 Margate, South Africa 34,518 -30.8636 30.3705
116 Butterworth, South Africa 34,464 -32.3308 28.1498
117 Lebowakgomo, South Africa 33,419 -24.2 29.5
118 Cradock, South Africa 33,009 -32.1642 25.6192
119 Richmond, South Africa 32,556 -29.872 30.2724
120 De Aar, South Africa 32,429 -30.6497 24.0123
121 Retreat, South Africa 32,400 -34.0551 18.4762
122 Allanridge, South Africa 31,811 -27.7543 26.6438
123 Nkowakowa, South Africa 30,249 -23.8878 30.2871
124 Postmasburg, South Africa 30,200 -28.3339 23.0654
125 Grabouw, South Africa 29,996 -34.1515 19.0151
126 Howick, South Africa 28,836 -29.4779 30.2306
127 Driefontein, South Africa 28,238 -27.0177 30.4498
128 Empangeni, South Africa 28,204 -28.762 31.8933
129 Robertson, South Africa 27,826 -33.8034 19.8854
130 Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa 27,454 -25.8102 28.7425
131 Siyabuswa, South Africa 26,347 -25.1132 29.0445
132 Mpophomeni, South Africa 26,340 -29.5682 30.1862
133 Cullinan, South Africa 25,601 -25.6709 28.5236
134 Kokstad, South Africa 25,484 -30.5472 29.4241
135 Hermanus, South Africa 25,264 -34.4187 19.2345
136 Lady Frere, South Africa 25,152 -31.7031 27.2329
137 Midstream, South Africa 25,111 -25.9185 28.1988
138 Duiwelskloof, South Africa 24,683 -23.6934 30.14
139 Scottburgh, South Africa 24,060 -30.2867 30.7532
140 Hennenman, South Africa 22,958 -27.9765 27.0242
141 Pampierstad, South Africa 21,911 -27.7832 24.6877
142 Lydenburg, South Africa 21,806 -25.096 30.4439
143 Ulundi, South Africa 20,864 -28.3352 31.4162
144 Modimolle, South Africa 20,638 -24.7 28.4
145 Komatipoort, South Africa 20,619 -25.4332 31.9548
146 Secunda, South Africa 20,529 -26.55 29.1667
147 eMkhomazi, South Africa 20,521 -30.2067 30.7978
148 Queensdale, South Africa 20,120 -31.871 26.9786
149 Plettenberg Bay, South Africa 19,556 -34.0527 23.3716
150 Kruisfontein, South Africa 19,102 -34.0033 24.7314
151 Middelburg, South Africa 18,275 -31.4928 25.0063
152 Port Alfred, South Africa 18,070 -33.586 26.8833
153 Warrenton, South Africa 18,057 -28.114 24.8475
154 Zeerust, South Africa 17,819 -25.5369 26.0751
155 Christiana, South Africa 17,634 -27.914 25.1611
156 Lansdowne, South Africa 17,510 -33.9874 18.4975
157 Ladybrand, South Africa 17,339 -29.1945 27.4574
158 Ballito, South Africa 17,329 -29.539 31.2144
159 Bloemhof, South Africa 17,233 -27.6469 25.607
160 Tzaneen, South Africa 17,065 -23.8332 30.1635
161 Reitz, South Africa 16,748 -27.8014 28.4273
162 Riversdale, South Africa 16,287 -34.0934 21.2572
163 Somerset East, South Africa 16,266 -32.7217 25.588
164 White River, South Africa 16,065 -25.3318 31.0117
165 Hendrina, South Africa 15,982 -26.1588 29.7153
166 Montagu, South Africa 15,287 -33.7866 20.1211
167 Rondebosch, South Africa 15,269 -33.9633 18.4764
168 Kriel, South Africa 15,166 -26.2739 29.2253
169 Berea, South Africa 15,111 -29.8519 30.9934
170 Bredasdorp, South Africa 15,047 -34.5322 20.0403
171 Vredendal, South Africa 14,917 -31.6683 18.5012
172 Eshowe, South Africa 14,897 -28.8865 31.4699
173 Vrede, South Africa 14,733 -27.4257 29.1658
174 Claremont, South Africa 14,642 -33.9806 18.4653
175 Ekuvukeni, South Africa 14,442 -28.4675 30.1551
176 Mahikeng, South Africa 14,111 -25.8652 25.6442
177 Greytown, South Africa 14,023 -29.0641 30.5928
178 Swellendam, South Africa 13,785 -34.0226 20.4417
179 Glencoe, South Africa 13,658 -28.1783 30.147
180 Jan Kempdorp, South Africa 13,596 -27.9225 24.8305
181 Prince Albert, South Africa 13,247 -33.2248 22.0267
182 Ga-Kgapane, South Africa 13,111 -23.6438 30.2232
183 Hoopstad, South Africa 12,774 -27.8327 25.9083
184 Breyten, South Africa 12,661 -26.3018 29.987
185 Burgersdorp, South Africa 12,659 -30.9977 26.3286
186 Mankoeng, South Africa 12,610 -23.9 29.8167
187 Sundumbili, South Africa 12,566 -29.1337 31.3975
188 Zastron, South Africa 12,560 -30.3022 27.084
189 Colesberg, South Africa 12,534 -30.72 25.0972
190 Deneysville, South Africa 12,508 -26.8908 28.0971
191 George, South Africa 12,456 -33.963 22.4617
192 Clocolan, South Africa 12,429 -28.9137 27.5655
193 Adelaide, South Africa 12,323 -32.7075 26.2956
194 Koster, South Africa 12,237 -25.863 26.8976
195 Brandfort, South Africa 12,202 -28.7001 26.4597
196 Whittlesea, South Africa 12,191 -32.1759 26.8244
197 Bochum, South Africa 12,111 -23.2861 29.1396
198 Lindley, South Africa 12,111 -27.8791 27.9135
199 Belfast, South Africa 12,027 -25.6899 30.035
200 Elliot, South Africa 11,947 -31.3333 27.85
201 Thulamahashi, South Africa 11,766 -24.7246 31.1994
202 Barkly West, South Africa 11,732 -28.5354 24.5215
203 Koppies, South Africa 11,556 -27.2418 27.5742
204 Villiers, South Africa 11,351 -27.0303 28.6006
205 Prieska, South Africa 11,347 -29.668 22.7425
206 Winburg, South Africa 11,183 -28.518 27.0093
207 Ilinge, South Africa 11,010 -31.9768 27.0427
208 Marquard, South Africa 10,950 -28.6645 27.4305
209 Ventersburg, South Africa 10,809 -28.0856 27.1381
210 Vredefort, South Africa 10,760 -27.0081 27.3646
211 Springbok, South Africa 10,549 -29.6643 17.8865
212 Thabazimbi, South Africa 10,476 -24.5917 27.4116
213 Kirkwood, South Africa 10,259 -33.3983 25.4428
214 Mooirivier, South Africa 10,243 -29.2082 29.9946
215 Danielskuil, South Africa 10,234 -28.1887 23.5395
216 Molteno, South Africa 10,189 -31.3967 26.3625
217 Rosebank, South Africa 10,111 -33.9556 18.4742
218 Maile, South Africa 10,111 -25.4415 27.2817
219 Orange Farm, South Africa 10,111 -26.4833 27.8667
220 Ritchie, South Africa 10,071 -29.038 24.6028
221 Alice, South Africa 9,899 -32.7875 26.8344
222 Kathu, South Africa 9,330 -27.6957 23.0493
223 Dordrecht, South Africa 9,234 -31.372 27.0488
224 Kuruman, South Africa 9,204 -27.4524 23.4325
225 Calvinia, South Africa 8,257 -31.4707 19.776
226 Hardys Memories of Africa, South Africa 7,611 -33.9054 20.7169
227 Eden Glen, South Africa 7,456 -26.1323 28.1686
228 Ladismith, South Africa 7,238 -33.4933 21.2675
229 Willowmore, South Africa 7,211 -33.2926 23.4895
230 Eastleigh, South Africa 7,099 -26.1297 28.1554
231 Constantia, South Africa 7,033 -34.0314 18.4183
232 Albertina, South Africa 6,483 -34.2054 21.58
233 Port Saint John’s, South Africa 6,050 -31.6229 29.5448
234 Carnarvon, South Africa 5,896 -30.9683 22.133
235 Eden Glen Ext 60, South Africa 5,605 -26.1259 28.165
236 Newlands, South Africa 5,454 -33.9785 18.4481

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