Continent size comparison
South America is about 1.4 times smaller than North America.
North America is approximately 24,230,000 sq km, while South America is approximately 17,840,000 sq km, making South America 73.63% the size of North America.
This to-scale comparison of North America 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.