Is Spain Bigger Than South Africa? (Comparison)

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

Size

Is Spain bigger than South Africa?

The total area of Spain is 505,990 sq km, and the total area of South Africa is 1,221,037 sq km. Spain is smaller than South Africa by 715,047 sq km. Spain is around 2.4 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of Spain:  195,360 sq mi ( 505,990 km2 )

Area of Spain compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to Spain

Population

According to the Eurostat, World Bank data, the total population of Spain as of 2019 was estimated to be around 46.94 Million.

Population of Spain compared to South Africa

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of South Africa as of 31st August 2021, is estimated to be around 60,132,088.

Population of South Africa compared to Spain

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

The capital city of Spain is Madrid, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

Spain: Spanish
South Africa: There are 11 official languages of South Africa.

Human Development Index

HDI of Spain as of 2019: 0.904
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

Spain Timezone: 

UTC + 0 to UTC + 1
(Western European Time and Central European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 1 to UTC + 2
(Western European Summer Time and Central European Summer Time)

South Africa Timezone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Spain:
40° 0′ 0″ N, 4° 0′ 0″ W

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

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