Country size comparison
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 comparison of Russia 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.