Is England Bigger Than South Africa? (Comparison)

England is a country located in Europe and is a part of the United Kingdom, whereas South Africa is located in the Southern part of Africa. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between England and South Africa regarding various aspects.


Is England bigger than South Africa?

The total area of England is 130,279 sq km, and the total area of South Africa is 1,221,037 sq km. England is smaller than South Africa by 1,090,758 sq km. England is around 9.37 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of England:  50,301 sq mi ( 130,279 km2 )

Area of England compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to England


According to the World Bank, ONS UK, and Eurostat, the total population of England as of 2018 was estimated to be around 55.98 Million.

Population of England compared to South Africa

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of South Africa as of 10th July 2021, is 60,086,928.

Population of South Africa compared to England

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

The capital city of England is London, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

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

Human Development Index

HDI of England as of 2019: 0.932
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

England Timezone: 

UTC (Greenwich Mean Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 1 (British Summer Time)

South Africa Timezone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of England:
53° 0′ 0″ N1° 0′ 0″ W

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

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