Country size comparison
South Africa is about 3.4 times bigger than Germany.
Germany is approximately 357,022 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 241% larger than Germany. Meanwhile, the population of Germany is ~84.3 million people (26.8 million fewer people live in South Africa).
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This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Germany compared to South Africa. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of South Africa vs. Germany using our country comparison tool.