Cape Town
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Key facts and figures

Cape Town: 34 facts and highlights

1. average maximum temperature

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.

2. number of universities

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

3. average temperature

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.

4. has a seaside beach

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Cape Town
44% have it

5. population density

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, but the extent to which this is the case depends on factors like quality of housing and infrastructure and access to resources. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

6. unemployment rate

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.

7. population

Populous cities usually offer better employment opportunities and many entertainment options. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

8. gross domestic product (GDP)

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

9. sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)

With more large sport facilities (20,000 seats +), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2017.

10. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Cape Town
57% have it

11. number of billionaires

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2017.

12. Big Mac Index

The Big Mac Index is published by The Economist as an informal way of measuring the purchasing power parity (PPP) between two currencies. The Big Mac PPP exchange rate between two countries is obtained by dividing the price of a Big Mac in one country (in its currency) by the price of a Big Mac in another country (in its currency). Source: Economist, 2017.

13. has mountains nearby

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Cape Town
52% have it

14. annual population growth

Population growth is the change in a population over time. The higher the growth the more dynamic society feels. Growth of population can be connected with economic, cultural and social development of the city, which attracts more and more people who want to live in it. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

15. UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

The World Heritage List includes 962 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Source: UNESCO, 2017.

16. humidity rate

Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. High relative humidity reduces the effectiveness of sweating in cooling the body by reducing the rate of evaporation of moisture from the skin. In general, higher humidity makes climate harder to stand for people. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.

17. average minimum temperature

It can get cold in winter but good for doing winter sports, particularly if there is snow. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.

18. VAT

Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

19. number of airports

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

20. Didn't have a major natural disaster (tornado, earthquake, flood) during last 100 years

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
Cape Town
28% have it

21. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Cape Town
55% have it

22. has a public health care

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2017.
Cape Town
79% have it

23. female population

There are more women than men living in the city. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.

24. male population

There are more men than women living in the city. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
47.59%

25. research institutions and think tanks

A think tank (or policy institute) is an organization that conducts research and engages in advocacy in areas such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology issues and in the creative and cultural field. The number of important think tanks can indicate innovativeness and competitiveness of a city. Source: Brookings, 2017.

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