Delaware vs South Africa (Statistical Comparison)

Delaware is a state located in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States of America, whereas South Africa is a country located in the Southern part of Africa. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Delaware and South Africa regarding various aspects.


Is Delaware bigger than South Africa?

The total area of Delaware is 1,982 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. Delaware is smaller than South Africa by 469,463 sq mi. Delaware is around 237.87 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of Delaware: 1,982 sq mi ( 5,130 km2 )

Area of Delaware compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to Delaware


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Delaware as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 1,003,384.

Population of Delaware compared to South Africa

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of South Africa as of 24th April 2022, is estimated to be around 60,681,810.

Population of South Africa compared to Delaware

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

The capital of Delaware is Dover, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

Delaware: None
South Africa: There are 11 official languages of South Africa.


Delaware: Delawarean
South Africa: South African

ISO 3166 Code

Delaware: US-DE
South Africa: ZA

Human Development Index

HDI of Delaware as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

Delaware Time Zone: 

UTC – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC – 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

South Africa Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Delaware:
38° 59′ 22.56″ N, 75° 30′ 18″ W

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

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