Country size comparison
South Africa is about 4.3 times bigger than Ecuador.
Ecuador is approximately 283,561 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 330% larger than Ecuador. Meanwhile, the population of Ecuador is ~17.3 million people (40.2 million more people live in South Africa).
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This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Ecuador compared to South Africa. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of South Africa vs. Ecuador using our country comparison tool.