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Total population

(persons)

In 2018, population in South Africa was 57.8 million persons. In the ranking by population including 195 countries, South Africa has the 24th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Italy and the United Republic of Tanzania. Compared to China which at the top of the ranking with population of 1,392 million persons in 2018, South Africa has 95.85 % percent lower population.

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What is population?

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.

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