Country size comparison
South Africa is about 6 times smaller than Australia.
Australia is approximately 7,741,220 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 15.75% the size of Australia. Meanwhile, the population of Australia is ~26.1 million people (31.4 million more people live in South Africa).
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This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Australia compared to South Africa. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of South Africa vs. Australia using our country comparison tool.