South Africa is about 10 times bigger than New York.

New York is approximately 122,283 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 897% larger than New York. Meanwhile, the population of New York is ~19.4 million people (38.1 million more people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of New York vs. South Africa uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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