Country size comparison
South Africa is about 4 times bigger than Italy.
Italy is approximately 301,340 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 305% larger than Italy. Meanwhile, the population of Italy is ~61.1 million people (3.6 million fewer people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of Italy 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.