Country size comparison
South Africa is about 12 times bigger than Iceland.
Iceland is approximately 103,000 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 1,084% larger than Iceland. Meanwhile, the population of Iceland is ~357,603 people (57.2 million more people live in South Africa).
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This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Iceland compared to South Africa. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of South Africa vs. Iceland using our country comparison tool.