South Africa is about 5 times bigger than United Kingdom.

United Kingdom is approximately 243,610 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 400% larger than United Kingdom. Meanwhile, the population of United Kingdom is ~67.8 million people (10.3 million fewer people live in South Africa).

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

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