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

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