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

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