Country size comparison
South Africa is about 2.4 times bigger than Spain.
Spain is approximately 505,370 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 141% larger than Spain. Meanwhile, the population of Spain is ~47.2 million people (10.4 million more people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of Spain 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.