South Africa is about 9 times bigger than Alabama.

Alabama is approximately 131,426 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 828% larger than Alabama. Meanwhile, the population of Alabama is ~4.8 million people (52.7 million more people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of Alabama vs. South Africa uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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