Colorado vs South Africa (Statistical Comparison)

Colorado is a state located in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States, whereas South Africa is a country located in the Southern part of Africa. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Colorado and South Africa regarding various aspects.


Is Colorado bigger than South Africa?

The total area of Colorado is 104,094 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. Colorado is smaller than South Africa by 367,351 sq mi. Colorado is around 4.53 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of Colorado: 104,094 sq mi ( 269,837 km2 )

Area of Colorado compared to South Africa

Area of South Africa:  471,445 sq mi ( 1,221,037 km2 )

Area of South Africa compared to Colorado


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Colorado as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 5,812,069.

Population of Colorado compared to South Africa

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of South Africa as of 15th April 2022, is estimated to be around 60,662,727.

Population of South Africa compared to Colorado

Here is some more data comparison between Colorado and South Africa.

The capital of Colorado is Denver, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

Colorado: English
South Africa: There are 11 official languages of South Africa.


Colorado: Coloradan
South Africa: South African

ISO 3166 Code

Colorado: US-CO
South Africa: ZA

Human Development Index

HDI of Colorado as of 2019: 0.948
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

Colorado Time Zone: 

UTC − 7 (Mountain Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 6 (Mountain Daylight Time)

South Africa Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Colorado:
38° 59′ 49.92″ N, 105° 32′ 52.08″ W

Coordinates of South Africa:
30° 0′ 0″ S25° 0′ 0″ E

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