South Africa is about 4.9 times bigger than Michigan.

Michigan is approximately 250,493 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 387% larger than Michigan. Meanwhile, the population of Michigan is ~9.9 million people (47.6 million more people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of Michigan vs. South Africa uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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