Southern Africa

Southern Africa is marked by sub-tropical, semiarid and temperate climates, in contrast to the tropical savannas and dense jungles of . Dramatic landscapes such as, , the , the Drakensberg Mountains and…

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, informally known as Jozi, Joburg, or "The City of Gold", is the largest city in , classified as a megacity, and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. Photo: Dylanharbour, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is 's southernmost country. It is a large country with widely varying landscapes, 11 official languages, and an equally diverse population. Photo: coda, CC BY 2.0.

, in Southern Africa, boasts remarkable natural attractions such as the Namib Desert, the , and the Kalahari desert. Photo: Biopics, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a country on the Indian Ocean coast of Southern Africa. Photo: Stig Nygaard, CC BY 2.0.

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offers travelers some of the world's best safari opportunities, a glimpse into "real Africa", and , one of the World's Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Photo: Digr, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a country in whose eastern border mostly follows Lake , the third largest lake on the continent. Photo: Rockwurm, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Photo: Joachim Huber, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a small country totally surrounded by . Photo: Kentstander, CC BY 2.5.

, officially the Kingdom of and formerly known as Swaziland, is a country in Southern Africa, landlocked between in the west and in the east. Photo: Caitlin, CC BY 2.0.

Southern Africa

Latitude of center
-25.4565° or 25° 27' 23.4" south
Longitude of center
23.7141° or 23° 42' 50.6" east

Also Known As

  • Achinese: Afrika Blah Seulatan
  • Afar: Qubla Afrika
  • Afrikaans: Suider-Afrika
  • Albanian: Afrika jugore
  • Arabic: Kasalatan nga Apriká
  • Arabic: أفريقيا الجنوبية
  • Arabic: أفريقيا الجنوبيه
  • Arabic: إفريقيا الجنوبية
  • Arabic: جنوب أفريقيا (منطقة)
  • Arabic: جنوبي أفريقيا
  • Armenian: Հարավային Աֆրիկա
  • Arpitan: Africa ôstrâla
  • Asturian: África Austral
  • Avaric: Geefa Afrika
  • Azerbaijani: Cənubi Afrika
  • Basque: Hegoaldeko Afrika
  • Bavarian: siadlichs Afrika
  • Belarusian: Паўднёвая Афрыка
  • Bengali: দক্ষিণাঞ্চলীয় আফ্রিকা
  • Bosnian: Južna Afrika
  • Breton: Afrika ar Su
  • Bulgarian: Южна Африка
  • Catalan: Àfrica Austral
  • Central Bikol: Aprikang Habagatan
  • Central Kurdish: باشووری ئەفریقا
  • Chinese: Lâm Hui-chiu
  • Chinese: 南部非洲
  • Chinese: 非洲南部
  • Chuvash: Кăнтăр Африка
  • Croatian: Južna Afrika
  • Czech: Jižní Afrika
  • Danish: Sydlige Afrika
  • Dimli (individual language): Verocê Afrika
  • Dutch: Zuidelijk Afrika
  • Egyptian Arabic: افريقيا الجنوبيه
  • Esperanto: Suda Afriko
  • Estonian: Lõuna-Aafrika
  • Finnish: Eteläinen Afrikka
  • French: Afrique australe
  • Galician: África austral
  • Georgian: სამხრეთი აფრიკა
  • German: Südafrika
  • German: Südliches Afrika
  • Greek: Μεσημβρινή Αφρική
  • Greek: νότια Αφρική
  • Haitian: Afrik disid
  • Hebrew: אפריקה הדרומית
  • Hindi: दक्षिणी अफ्रीका
  • Hungarian: Dél-Afrika
  • Icelandic: Sunnanverð Afríka
  • Iloko: Akin-abagatan nga Aprika
  • Inari Sami: Máddáápiälááš Afrik
  • Indonesian: Afrika bagian selatan
  • Irish: Deisceart na hAfraice
  • Italian: Africa australe
  • Italian: Africa del Sud
  • Japanese: 南部アフリカ
  • Javanese: Afrika Bagéyan Kidul
  • Kannada: ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಆಫ್ರಿಕಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Qubla Afrika
  • Kongo: Afelika ya Sudi
  • Korean: 남아불리가
  • Korean: 남아프리카
  • Kotava: Geefa Afrika
  • Lao: Akin-abagatan nga Aprika
  • Latin: Africa Austrina
  • Latin: Africa meridiana
  • Latvian: Dienvidu Āfrika
  • Latvian: Dienvidāfrika
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Africa sude
  • Lithuanian: Pietų Afrika
  • Macedonian: Јужна Африка
  • Malagasy: Faritra Atsimo ao Afrika
  • Malay: Selatan Afrika
  • Marathi: दक्षिण आफ्रिका
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lâm Hui-chiu
  • Mingrelian: ობჟათე აფრიკა
  • Mongolian: Өмнө Африк
  • Mongolian: Өмнөд Африк
  • Northern Sami: Lulli-Afrihká
  • Norwegian: Sørlige Afrika
  • Norwegian Bokmål: det sørlige Afrika
  • Norwegian Bokmål: sørlige Afrika
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sørlege Afrika
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: det sørlege Afrika
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: sørlege Afrika
  • Occitan (post 1500): Africa Australa
  • Pedi: Borwa ba Afrika
  • Persian: جنوب آفریقا
  • Polish: Afryka Południowa
  • Portuguese: África Austral
  • Romanian: Africa Sudică
  • Russian: Южная Африка
  • Rusyn: Южна Африка
  • Serbian: Južna Afrika
  • Serbian: Јужна Африка
  • Serbo-Croatian: Južna Afrika
  • Silesian: Połedniowŏ Afryka
  • Sinhala: දක්ෂිණ අප්‍රිකාව
  • Skolt Sami: Saujj-Afrikk
  • Slovak: Južná Afrika
  • Slovenian: Južna Afrika
  • Somali: Koonfurta Afrika
  • Southern Sotho: Borwa ba Afrika
  • Spanish: sur de África
  • Spanish: África austral
  • Spanish: África del Sur
  • Spanish: África meridional
  • Swahili: Afrika ya Kusini
  • Swedish: Södra Afrika
  • Tagalog: Katimugang Aprika
  • Tajik: Африқои Ҷанубӣ
  • Tamil: தெற்கு ஆபிரிக்கா
  • Tatar: Көньяк Африка
  • Thai: แอฟริกาใต้
  • Turkish: Güney Afrika
  • Turkmen: Günorta Afrika
  • Ukrainian: Південна Африка
  • Urdu: جنوبی افریقا
  • Urdu: جنوبی افریقہ
  • Venetian: Africa del Sud
  • Vietnamese: Nam Phi
  • Walloon: Afrike nonnrece
  • Waray (Philippines): Kasalatan nga Apriká
  • Welsh: De Affrica
  • Western Frisian: Súdlik Afrika
  • Wolof: Bëj-saalumu Afrig
  • Wu Chinese: 南部非洲
  • Yakut: Соҕурууҥҥу Африка
  • Yiddish: דרומדיקע אַפֿריקע
  • Yiddish: דרומדיקע אפריקע
  • Yoruba: Apágúúsù Áfríkà
  • Yue Chinese: 非洲南部
  • Africa meridionale
  • Etelä-Afrikka

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