South Africa, Republic of
geographical name 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 capital Pretoria, legislative capital Cape Town, judicial capital Bloemfontein area 471,445 square miles (1,221,043 square kilometers), population 30,193,000

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