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

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