you know that the Republic of South Africa
is one of the largest countries in Africa?
It is actually home to over 44 million people,
but there is more to South Africa's population
than just its size.
interesting statistic about this population
is that there are more Indian people in
this republic than in any other country
in Africa. In fact, currently, almost three
percent of South Africa's population is
of Indian origin. I know this might not
seem like a large number, but it is the
highest percentage of Indians in that continent.
you might expect, the majority of the population
in South Africa is black. Just over 75 percent
of the population is black. The second largest
group is whites, who number almost 14 percent
of the total population.
know that the Earth rotates very quickly.
In fact, right now it is rotating at a speed
of 1,100 miles per hour. But what would
happen if the Earth stopped going around?
Considering how fast the Earth rotates,
a sudden stop would be terrible.
on the planet would fly away into the atmosphere.
Basically, nothing that we care about would
be left on the planet. It's hard to imagine
and highly unlikely that the Earth would
just stop one day, but what if we imagine
that the Earth gradually stopped rotating?
that case, as the Earth gradually began
to spin more slowly, we would notice that
our daylight cycle would change. Then, we
would all have a situation like people living
near the North Pole. For example, we could
have several weeks of darkness and then
several weeks of daylight.