South Africa is about 12 times bigger than Kentucky.

Kentucky is approximately 102,896 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 1,085% larger than Kentucky. Meanwhile, the population of Kentucky is ~4.3 million people (53.2 million more people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of Kentucky vs. South Africa uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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