Is Texas Bigger Than South Africa? (Comparison)

Texas is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America, whereas South Africa is located in the Southern part of Africa. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between the U.S. state Texas and South Africa regarding various aspects.


Is Texas bigger than South Africa?

The total area of Texas is 268,596 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. Texas is smaller than South Africa by 202,849 sq mi. Texas is around 1.8 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of Texas:  268,596 sq mi ( 695,662 km2 )

Area of Texas compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to Texas


According to the United States Census Bureau data, the total population of Texas as of 2019 was estimated to be around 29 Million.

Population of Texas compared to South Africa

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the current population of South Africa as of 3rd June 2021, is 60,008,458.

Population of South Africa compared to Texas

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

The capital city of Texas is Austin, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

Texas: No official language, but English is the primary spoken language.
South Africa: There are 11 official languages of South Africa. (Source: Wikipedia)

Human Development Index

HDI of Texas as of 2018: 0.909
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

Texas Timezone:

UTC − 6 (Central Time Zone)
UTC − 7 (Mountain Time Zone)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 5 (Central Daylight Time)
UTC − 6 (Mountain Daylight Time)

South Africa Timezone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Texas:
31° 28′ 32.52″ N99° 19′ 52.32″ W

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

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