Country Size Comparison


Sierra Leone is about 17 times smaller than South Africa.

South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, while Sierra Leone is approximately 71,740 sq km, making Sierra Leone 5.88% the size of South Africa. Meanwhile, the population of South Africa is ~56.5 million people (49.8 million fewer people live in Sierra Leone).

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

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