South Africa is about 1.6 times bigger than Zambia.

Zambia is approximately 752,618 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 62% larger than Zambia. Meanwhile, the population of Zambia is ~17.4 million people (39.0 million more people live in South Africa).

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

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