South Africa is about 14 times smaller than Russia.

Russia is approximately 17,098,242 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 7.13% the size of Russia. Meanwhile, the population of Russia is ~142.0 million people (84.5 million fewer people live in South Africa).

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

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