Country Size Comparison


Australia is about 6 times bigger than South Africa.

South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, while Australia is approximately 7,741,220 sq km, making Australia 535% larger than South Africa. Meanwhile, the population of South Africa is ~56.5 million people (31.0 million fewer people live in Australia).

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of South Africa compared to Australia. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of Australia vs. South Africa using our country comparison tool.

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