Cape Town Country: South Africa
Cape Town by the Numbers:
Population: 3,497,000 Average Winter Temperature: 26°C / 79°F Average Summer Temperature: 18°C / 64°F Most Precipitation: 52 mm/ 2 in Number of Official Languages Spoken: 11 Number of Libraries: 107
Electricity: 220/230 volts, 3-pin-plug, model M Time Zone: GMT +2 Country Dialing Code: 27 Area Code: 21
Did You Know?
Cape Town was established in 1652 as a supply outpost for the Dutch East India Company. Since this time, the city has had an extended history of imperial occupation culminating the apartheid state that lasted from 1910 to 1994. Although one of the safest destinations in South Africa, visitors are advised to exercise caution when traveling.
After being released in 1990, Nelson Mandela made a speech of his hopes for an apartheid-free South Africa at Cape Town City Hall.