Country size comparison
Russia is about 14 times bigger than South Africa.
South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, while Russia is approximately 17,098,242 sq km, making Russia 1,303% larger than South Africa. Meanwhile, the population of South Africa is ~57.5 million people (84.5 million more people live in Russia).
This to-scale comparison of South Africa vs. Russia uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.