South Africa, Republic of

geographical name
variants: or South Africa

Definition of South Africa, Republic of

country at the southern tip of Africa south of the Limpopo, Molopo, and Orange rivers and bordering on the Atlantic and Indian oceans; administrative capital Pretoria, legislative capital Cape Town, judicial capital Bloemfontein area 470,693 square miles (1,219,090 square kilometers), population 55,380,000

Note: Now a republic, until 1961 (as the Union of South Africa) South Africa was a British dominion.

see also south african sense 1

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“South Africa, Republic of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/South%20Africa%2C%20Republic%20of. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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