How Big Is Australia Compared To South Africa? (Comparison)

Australia is a country located in the Oceania continent, whereas South Africa is located in the Southern part of Africa. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Australia and South Africa regarding various aspects.

Size

How big is Australia compared to South Africa?

The total area of Australia is 7,692,024 sq km, and the total area of South Africa is 1,221,037 sq km. Australia is bigger than South Africa by 6,770,987 sq km. Australia is around 6.29 times bigger than South Africa.

Area of Australia:  2,969,907 sq mi ( 7,692,024 km2 )

Area of Australia compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to Australia

Population

According to the Worldometer data, the total population of Australia as of 8th July 2021 is estimated to be around 25,804,397.

Population of Australia compared to South Africa

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of South Africa as of 8th July 2021, is 60,079,650.

Population of South Africa compared to Australia

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

The capital city of Australia is Canberra, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

Australia: None at the federal level but English is the national language of Australia.

South Africa: There are 11 official languages of South Africa. (Source: Wikipedia)

Human Development Index

HDI of Australia as of 2019: 0.944
HDI of South Africa as of 2018: 0.9709

Australia Timezone:

UTC + 8, +9.5, +10

Summer (DST):
UTC + 8, +9.5, +10, +10.5, +11

(Australia has various timezones, also in Daylight Saving Time).

South Africa Timezone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Australia:
25° 0′ 0″ S133° 0′ 0″ E

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

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