Country Size Comparison


United States is about 8 times bigger than South Africa.

South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, while United States is approximately 9,833,517 sq km, making United States 707% larger than South Africa. Meanwhile, the population of South Africa is ~56.5 million people (276.2 million more people live in United States).

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

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