Country size comparison
South Africa is about 2.4 times bigger than Thailand.
Thailand is approximately 513,120 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 138% larger than Thailand. Meanwhile, the population of Thailand is ~69.6 million people (12.1 million fewer people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of Thailand 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.