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Location: Southern Africa, at the extreme southern tip of the continent of Africa
Population: 45.1 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Pretoria (administrative); Cape Town (legislative); Bloemfontein (judicial)
Comparative area: Slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Religions: Christian (most whites and Coloreds and about 60 percent of blacks), Hindu (60 percent of Indians), Muslim 2 percent
Landscape: High, sweeping plateaus, towering mountains, deep valleys; beaches line long, fertile coast
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1991

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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