Country Size Comparison

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South Africa is about 8 times smaller than China.

China is approximately 9,596,960 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 12.7% the size of China. Meanwhile, the population of China is ~1.4 billion people (1.3 billion fewer people live in South Africa).

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


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