Continent size comparison
South America is about 1.7 times smaller than Africa.
Africa is approximately 30,365,000 sq km, while South America is approximately 17,840,000 sq km, making South America 58.75% the size of Africa.
This to-scale comparison of Africa vs. South America uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.