Country Size Comparison


Uruguay is about 7 times smaller than South Africa.

South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, while Uruguay is approximately 176,215 sq km, making Uruguay 14.45% the size of South Africa. Meanwhile, the population of South Africa is ~56.5 million people (53.1 million fewer people live in Uruguay).

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

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