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

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