South Africa, Republic of


South Africa, Republic of

geographical name

Definition of SOUTH AFRICA, REPUBLIC OF

country S Africa S of the Limpopo, Molopo, & Orange rivers bordering on Atlantic & Indian oceans; a republic, until 1961 (as Union of South Africa) a British dominion; administrative Pretoria, legislative Cape Town, judicial Bloemfontein area 471,445 square miles (1,221,043 square kilometers), pop 44,819,778

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