Country Size Comparison


South Africa is about 4.5 times bigger than New Zealand.

New Zealand is approximately 268,838 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 353% larger than New Zealand. Meanwhile, the population of New Zealand is ~4.9 million people (51.5 million more people live in South Africa).

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

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