UN scheme of geographic regions and the SACU
What region of the world is Africa in?
Africa straddles the equator and the prime meridian making it the only continent in the world to be situated in all four cardinal hemispheres. It is the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones.
How many regions are in South Africa?
South Africa is divided into nine provinces.
Provinces of South Africa.
|South African Provinces|
|Populations||1,145,861 (Northern Cape) – 12,272,263 (Gauteng)|
|Areas||47,080 km2 (18,178 sq mi) (Gauteng) – 372,890 km2 (143,973 sq mi) (Northern Cape)|
|Government||Provincial government, National government|
Where is Southern Africa located?
The term southern Africa or Southern Africa, generally includes Angola, Botswana, Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, though Angola and Zambia may be included in Central Africa and Malawi and Mozambique in East Africa.
What is South Africa’s nickname?
South Africa’s nickname is the “Rainbow Nation,” due to its multiculturalism, especially post-Apartheid.