Country size comparison
South Africa is about 2.2 times bigger than France.
France is approximately 551,500 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 121% larger than France. Meanwhile, the population of France is ~68.3 million people (10.8 million fewer people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of France vs. South Africa uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.