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Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University and Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Gridded Population of the World (GPW), 2005; Statistics South Africa, 2010.
Uploaded on Wednesday 01 Feb 2012
South Africa population distribution
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Kwazulu-Natal has the largest share of population in the coastal areas. Approximately 9 million people live in the province and they are Zulu-speakers. The Eastern Cape Province has the second largest population with 5.8 million people and they are Xhosa-speakers. Northern Cape remains the province with the smallest population, with approximately 1.1 million people, who are Tswana and Coloured.