Country size comparison
South Africa is around the same size as Peru.
Peru is approximately 1,285,216 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 94.85% the size of Peru. Meanwhile, the population of Peru is ~32.3 million people (25.2 million more people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of Peru vs. South Africa uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.