Country Size Comparison


India is about 2.7 times bigger than South Africa.

South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, while India is approximately 3,287,263 sq km, making India 170% larger than South Africa. Meanwhile, the population of South Africa is ~56.5 million people (1.3 billion more people live in India).

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

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