The Most Important Thing You Need To Know About SOUTHERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES TOP FACTS

1. South Africa has the best Healthcare in Africa that matches Europe and international standards.

. South Africa is the second leading tourist destination in Africa after Morocco.

. South Africa is the most popular country in Africa after Nigeria.

. South Africa Rovos Rail & Blue Trains Are Considered The Most Luxurious Trains In Africa

.South African Table Mountain Is One Of The Oldest Mountains In The World & Has More Species Of Flowers Than Some Countries In Europe

Cape Town South Africa Is Ranked Number 7 Most Beautiful City In The World.

South Africa South Africa is the first country in the world to carry out a successful heart transplant in Capetown.

South Africa is the only Country to have hosted the FIFA World cup in Africa.
South Africa has the largest GDP in the region.
South Africa, cape Town city was ranked the best in 2019.  Facts Update 2023.
Based on current projections, South Africa’s population will continue to grow until 2082, reaching just over 80 million people before plateauing and slightly declining for the rest of the century. South Africa’s population growth rate is currently 1.28% per year.


South Africa’s birth rate is 19.995 births per 1,000 people and its death rate is 9.3 deaths per 1,000 people. The birth rate is more than double the death rate in South Africa. Additionally, the fertility rate is 2.372 births per woman, well above the population replacement rate of 2.1 births per woman. While the birth and fertility rates are both high, they have each decreased annually, indicating the slowing of South Africa’s population growth.


South Africa Population Growth

The 2011 Census was carried out in October of 2011 and showed that the population had climbed to over 50.5 million people. That represents a rise of nearly six million people over the course of the previous ten years.


So what are the reasons for this increase? The question of immigration raises a contrasting set of views. The South African Migration Project has claimed that the country is more opposed to immigrants than anywhere else in the world. However, in 2008 it was revealed that over 200,000 refugees applied for asylum in South Africa, more than four times the number declared the year before.


Elsewhere, South Africa is also concerned about a skills drain that has seen many professionals, particularly those in the medical sphere, leave the country and seek a career elsewhere.


South Africa Population Projections

Population Growth is expected to continue in South Africa, although at a slower rate than in the past century, with the growth rate going below 1% annually by 2026. By 2020 the population is forecast to be 58,721,229 and 64,465,553 by 2030.


In Madagascar, All houses should face west


. Madagascar The head of the bed must face north

  People in Madagascar Never have a funeral on a Thursday.

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world.

 Madagascar has the largest coastline in Africa. Facts update 2023
According to current projections, Madagascar’s population is expected to continue to grow through the rest of the century. At a current population of about 27.69 million people, Madagascar is expected to grow to 54 million by 2050 and 99.96 million by 2100.


Madagascar is currently growing at a rate of 2.68% per year. This is driven by its high fertility rate of 4.11 births per woman.


Madagascar’s rapid population growth is putting the country under immense stress. Many people already live in poverty in Madagascar, the economy has stalled, and health care and education are struggling. Additionally, infrastructure has deteriorated, tax revenues have decreased despite the population increase, and food insecurity is endangered.


Madagascar Population Growth

The number of births per year in Madagascar greatly overshadows the number of deaths. According to a number of estimates, the number of births per year from 2005 to 2010 was around 698,000. That is why it comes as no surprise that the largest age bracket in Madagascar belongs to children in the region of 0-14 years. They make up around 40.1% of the total population. With such a large number of births per year and a lesser number of deaths per year, the population is greatly increasing with every passing year.


Due to such a large population, providing education for everyone may prove to be a significant challenge. Nevertheless, Madagascar boasts an 80% literacy rate. Around 88% of the male population is literate, as well as 73% of the female population. Also, these statistics are rising every year, which signifies the level of development currently happening in Madagascar, regardless of the political turmoil it has faced over the years.


Madagascar Population Projections

Madagascar's history of significant population growth is expected to continue in the years to come, although the rate should decrease somewhat. It is projected that the current growth rate of 2.69% will get down to 2% by 2045. It is forecast that the population will be 27,690,798 by 2020, 35,591,943 by 2030, and 44,367,656 by 2040.



 3  Botswana

Botswana is home to the world's largest concentration of African elephants, of which the highest concentration is found in Chobe National Park. The world’s second-largest gem-quality diamond was discovered in Botswana last year. It is the biggest diamond to be discovered in Botswana and the largest find in more than a century.


 Botswana holds a number of world records including the world’s largest salt pans, the world’s largest inland delta, and the world’s shortest border.
Nearly 40% of Botswana is made up of national parks and wildlife reserves which provide plenty of large areas for animals to roam.    Facts Update 2023


4  Zambia

Termite hills in Zambia can grow as big as a small house. With room for a pony. The termite hills are the size of a house.

In Zambia Victoria Falls is double the height of Niagara Falls

Victoria Falls is 108 meters in height. It’s almost double the height of Niagara Falls in Canada. The traditional name for Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya, Mosi-oa-tunya means the ‘Smoke that Thunders’, and, as you can imagine, Victoria Falls truly lives up to its name.
has a population of 18,685,699, making it the 65th-most populous country in the world. Zambia’s capital and most populous city are Lusaka. Lusaka’s urban population is about 2.5 million people, and its metro area is estimated at 3.3 million. Lusaka is Zambia’s government and commerce center and connects its four main highways going north, south, east, and west. Lusaka is the only city with over 1 million people. Kitwe is the second-most populous city with 517,543 people. Kitwe is also the country’s third-largest city in terms of infrastructure development and is one of the most developed commercial and industrial areas in Zambia. Ndola is Zambia’s third-most populous city, with 475,194 people. Seven other cities have populations of over 100,000. 

About 44.07% of Zambia’s population lives in cities or urban areas, while 55.93% lives in rural areas. Zambia’s rate of urbanization is about 4.23% annually.

5  Eswatini


Eswatini is a kingdom ruled by a Monarch.

Eswatini faces several challenges, including the lowest life expectancy in the world, which holds its growth back. Despite an abundance of natural resources -- including quarry stone, small diamond and gold deposits, and coal --and a high literacy rate compared to other African countries, 69% of Eswatini's population lives below the poverty line. Eswatini also has the highest HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate (26%) in the world. There are also issues with excessive hunting, overgrazing, soil degradation, and limited potable water. The country is currently growing at a rate of 1.5% per year in the face of these problems.


In Zimbabwe  There’s a massive man-made lake that sustains life in the country, Lake Kariba is the world’s biggest man-made lake and is used for commercial fishing operations and to supply electric hydropower to Zambia and Zimbabwe.


In Zimbabwe, The noise of Victoria Falls can be heard as far as 40 kilometers away.

Zimbabwe has five UNESCO World Heritage sites; these are Khami Ruins, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Victoria Falls, Mana Pools, and Matobo Hills. Now that’s a good reason to come and visit. Find out more about these sites. Facts update 2023
The southern African country of Zimbabwe is known for its impressive landscapes and diverse wildlife, from Victoria Falls to the numerous national parks that are home to, among others, rhinos, hippos, and giraffes. Zimbabwe's capital city of Harare serves as the country's political, economic, and cultural center, and has a population of more than 1.6 million in the city and 2.8 million in the metropolitan area. The city produces textiles, steel, and chemicals, and gold mining is also a key industry. Until 1982, the city was named Salisbury; it was renamed Harare on the second anniversary of Zimbabwe's independence from British colonial rule.


Bulawayo is the second-largest city in Zimbabwe, with a population of 653,337 residents (although this number has been disputed by its city council). The city was historically regarded as the industrial center of Zimbabwe and was even nicknamed 'Ntuthu ziyathunqa', a phrase that means 'smoke arising', after the steam and smoke that came from an electricity plant in the city center. The city of Chitungwiza, situated around 30 kilometers southeast of Harare is the third-largest city in Zimbabwe with 365,026 residents. Chitungwiza is a relatively new city and was established in 1978 by three townships. A further two townships were added in the early 2000s to make up the current city.

7 Namibia

. Namibia is home to the world’s oldest desert.

  In Namibia, The Himba rive Namibia is the most famous tribe in the region. The Himba tribe in the Kunene region of the country has strongly clung to their traditional ways and beliefs. They wear traditional clothes, eat traditional foods and even practice traditional religions. The women wear skirts and leave their upper bodies bare. Facts Update 2023

about 2.57 million people, making it the 143rd-most populous country in the world. As of 2023, Namibia has 13 cities, ten of which have populations of over 10,000. Namibia’s most populous city and capital are Windhoek. Windhoek is home to about 431,000. The city is continually growing by about 4% per year, largely because of net migration from all over the country. Walvis Bay is the second-most populous city and the largest coastal city in Namibia. Walvis Bay’s population is about 63,000 people. Swakopmund is the third-most populous city in Namibia and the capital of the Erongo administrative district, home to about 45,000 people. Otjiwarongo, Okahandja, and Keetmanshoop are the only other cities with populations of over 20,000. Together, these six cities have a combined population of about 612,100, or 23.8% of Namibia’s total population.


About 51.04% of Namibia’s population lives in cities and urban areas, and about 48.96% lives in rural areas. This is a significant increase in the urban population since 2009 when 40.6% of the population was urban. The country’s urbanization rate is around 1.94%.

8 Mozambique.

Mozambique 🇲🇿 is the only country with a single-word name that includes all five vowels.


. Mozambique is the only country in the Commonwealth never to have been part of the British Empire. Facts Update 2023

Mozambique has 1 city with more than a million people, 13 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 12 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people.

9 Malawi

Malawi Lake, Malawi contains the largest number of fish species of any lake in the world.

Malawi has 0 cities with more than a million people, 3 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 20 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Malawi is Lilongwe, with a population of 646,750 people.

10   Angola

 Angola, there are more Portuguese speakers in Angola than in Portugal itself.
The African country of Angola is the seventh-largest country on the continent and is home to a population of almost 26 million. Around 2.5 million people live in the capital city of Luanda, which functions as the country's main port due to its location on the Atlantic coast, as well as its economic and cultural center. Angola's history as a Portuguese colony is still apparent in the fact that Portuguese remains the official language in the country, and Luanda is the world's third most populous Portuguese-speaking city.


The other main cities in Angola are significantly smaller than Luanda. Huambo is the second-largest city in the country, with a population of 226,177, closely followed by Lobito with 207,957 residents. Huambo is located in the central highlands of the country near the Kunene River, while Lobito is situated along the Atlantic coast and is the main hub of the Benguela Railway, which runs from Lobito to the eastern side of the country, and provides access to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. Other key Angolan cities include Benguela, with a population of 151,235, and Lucapa, which has approximately 125,000 residents.

11 . Lesotho

Lesotho is the only Landlocked country inside the country in Africa.
Lesotho has a high infant mortality rate of 8.3% and a very high HIV/AIDS rate. The HIV prevalence is around 24%, which is one of the highest in the world. Around half of women under 40 have HIV in urban areas, and the country has a life expectancy of just 42 years old.
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