Continent size comparison
North America is about 1.4 times bigger than South America.
South America is approximately 17,840,000 sq km, while North America is approximately 24,230,000 sq km, making North America 36% larger than South America.
This to-scale comparison of South America vs. North America uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.