Country Size Comparison


China is about 8 times bigger than South Africa.

South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, while China is approximately 9,596,960 sq km, making China 687% larger than South Africa. Meanwhile, the population of South Africa is ~56.5 million people (1.3 billion more people live in China).

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

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