South Africa is about 8 times smaller than Canada.

Canada is approximately 9,984,670 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 12.21% the size of Canada. Meanwhile, the population of Canada is ~38.2 million people (19.3 million more people live in South Africa).

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

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