FACTS ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA







This is a list of cool facts about South Africa that as a traveler  you should get to know and learn more about this wonderful country.
1. South Africa’s national bird is the beautiful Blue Crane (Anthropoides paradisea).
2. The United Nations Environment Programmer's agency, the World Conservation Monitoring Center, ranks SA as a Megadiverse country (one of a group of 17 countries which habour the majority of the  world’s species).
3. Almost 80% of south Africa's population is christian.
4. The honey badger or ratel, also known as Mellivora capensis is on SA’s Red Data list.
5. The red-legged golden  (Nephila inaurata) is an attractive looking arachnid that drapes the bush with golden webs that are said to be so strong that they have even been known to catch bats.
6. Lycaon Pictus is the species name for the endangered African Wild Dog, which happens to mean "the painted wolf".
7. The Dik-dik, is the smallest of all ruminant species, and it stands 30-40cm at the shoulder and can weigh between 3-6 kilograms.
8. The highest temperature (51.7 degrees Celsius) ever recorded in South Africa was experienced in the Northern Cape near Upi.jpgngton in 1948.
9. SA still has foreign territory in its possession – the Prince Edward Islands, consisting of Marion Island and Prince Edward Island, which can be located in the Antarctic region.
10.Thee are 11 official language each  with equal status in south Africa
11.South Africa,in 2006 was the first African country,and the fifth country  in the world to recognize  same sex.
11.South Africa hosts the world largest bicycle race.

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