Which African Country Has Three Capital Cities?

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The country of South Africa has three capital cities: Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein. Pretoria is the administrative capital, Cape Town is the legislative capital and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital. There are 12 countries in the world, including South Africa, that have multiple capital cities.

South Africa is situated at the southern tip of the continent of Africa. South Africa comprises a total area of over 471,000 square miles, making it the 25th-largest country in the world. The nation's coastline is over 1,700 miles long, stretching along the Indian and South Atlantic Oceans. South Africa is bordered by the countries of Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.