Country Size Comparison


South Africa is about 8 times bigger than Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is approximately 148,460 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 721% larger than Bangladesh. Meanwhile, the population of Bangladesh is ~157.8 million people (103.0 million fewer people live in South Africa).

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

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