Country Size Comparison


South Africa is about 1.2 times bigger than Mauritania.

Mauritania is approximately 1,030,700 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 18% larger than Mauritania. Meanwhile, the population of Mauritania is ~3.8 million people (51.1 million more people live in South Africa).

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

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