Idaho vs South Africa (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Idaho bigger than South Africa?

The total area of Idaho is 83,569 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. Idaho is smaller than South Africa by 387,876 sq mi. Idaho is around 5.65 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of Idaho: 83,569 sq mi ( 216,443 km2 )

Area of Idaho compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to Idaho


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Idaho as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 1,900,923.

Population of Idaho compared to South Africa

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of South Africa as of 24th May 2022, is estimated to be around 60,742,448.

Population of South Africa compared to Idaho

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

The capital of Idaho is Boise, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

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


Idaho: Idahoan
South Africa: South African

ISO 3166 Code

Idaho: US-ID
South Africa: ZA

Human Development Index

HDI of Idaho as of 2019: 0.912
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

Idaho Time Zone: 

UTC − 7 (Mountain Standard Time)
UTC − 8 (Pacific Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 6 (Mountain Daylight Time)
UTC − 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

South Africa Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Idaho:
44° 21′ 3.24″ N, 114° 36′ 46.8″ W

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

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