Country Size Comparison


Ghana is about 5 times smaller than South Africa.

South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, while Ghana is approximately 238,533 sq km, making Ghana 19.57% the size of South Africa. Meanwhile, the population of South Africa is ~56.5 million people (27.1 million fewer people live in Ghana).

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

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