Country Size Comparison


South Africa is about 17 times bigger than Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone is approximately 71,740 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 1,599% larger than Sierra Leone. Meanwhile, the population of Sierra Leone is ~6.2 million people (48.7 million more people live in South Africa).

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

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