Egypt is about 1.2 times smaller than South Africa.

South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, while Egypt is approximately 1,001,450 sq km, making Egypt 82.15% the size of South Africa. Meanwhile, the population of South Africa is ~57.5 million people (50.3 million more people live in Egypt).
This to-scale comparison of South Africa vs. Egypt uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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