Country Size Comparison


South Africa is around the same size as Mauritania.

Mauritania is approximately 1,030,700 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km. 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 comparison of South Africa vs. Mauritania using our country comparison tool.

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