Thailand is about 2.4 times smaller than South Africa.

South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, while Thailand is approximately 513,120 sq km, making Thailand 42.09% the size of South Africa. Meanwhile, the population of South Africa is ~56.5 million people (12.5 million more people live in Thailand).

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


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