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Descriptor English: South Africa
Descriptor Spanish: Sudáfrica
Descriptor Portuguese: África do Sul
Descriptor French: République d'Afrique du Sud
Entry term(s): Republic of South Africa
Union of South Africa
Tree number(s): Z01.058.290.175.735
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013019
Scope note: A republic in southern Africa, the southernmost part of Africa. It has three capitals: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial). Officially the Republic of South Africa since 1960, it was called the Union of South Africa 1910-1960.
Annotation: do not confuse with geographic designation AFRICA, SOUTHERN
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS ID: 13402
Unique ID: D013019
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
South Africa - Preferred
Concept UI M0020182
Scope note A republic in southern Africa, the southernmost part of Africa. It has three capitals: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial). Officially the Republic of South Africa since 1960, it was called the Union of South Africa 1910-1960.
Preferred term South Africa
Entry term(s) Republic of South Africa
Union of South Africa



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