Country size comparison
South Africa is about 8 times smaller than United States.
United States is approximately 9,833,517 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 12.4% the size of United States. Meanwhile, the population of United States is ~337.3 million people (279.8 million fewer people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of United States 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.