Is the UK Bigger Than South Africa? (Comparison)

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

Size

Is the United Kingdom bigger than South Africa?

The total area of the United Kingdom is 242,495 sq km, and the total area of South Africa is 1,221,037 sq km. The United Kingdom is smaller than South Africa by 978,542 sq km. The UK is around 5.04 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of the United Kingdom:  93,628 sq mi ( 242,495 km2 )

Area of the UK compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to the UK

Population

According to the Worldometer data, the total population of the United Kingdom as of 26th July 2021, was estimated to be around 68,259,263.

Population of the UK compared to South Africa

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of South Africa as of 18th August 2021, is estimated to be around 60,100,746.

Population of South Africa compared to the UK

Here is some more data comparison between the United Kingdom and South Africa.

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

Official Languages

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

Human Development Index

HDI of the UK as of 2019: 0.932
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

United Kingdom Timezone: 

UTC (Greenwich Mean Time)
UTC (Western European Time)

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

South Africa Timezone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of the United Kingdom:
55° 0′ 0″ N, 3° 0′ 0″ W

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

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