Florida vs South Africa (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Florida bigger than South Africa?

The total area of Florida is 65,758 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. Florida is smaller than South Africa by 405,687 sq mi. Florida is around 7.17 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of Florida: 65,758 sq mi (170,312 km2 )

Area of Florida compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to Florida


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Florida as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 21,781,128.

Population of Florida compared to South Africa

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of South Africa as of 2nd May 2022, is estimated to be around 60,689,814.

Population of South Africa compared to Florida

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

The capital of Florida is Tallahassee, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

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


Florida: Floridian, Floridan
South Africa: South African

ISO 3166 Code

Florida: US-FL
South Africa: ZA

Human Development Index

HDI of Florida as of 2019: 0.916
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

Florida Time Zone: 

UTC – 6 (Central Standard Time)
UTC – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC – 5 (Central Daylight Time)

UTC – 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

South Africa Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Florida:
28° 37′ 49.8″ N, 82° 26′ 58.92″ W

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

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