Is the USA Bigger Than South Africa? (Comparison)

The United States of America is located in Northern America whereas South Africa is located in the Southern part of Africa. Today in this article we will discuss the comparison between the United States of America and South Africa regarding various aspects.

Size

Is the United States of America Bigger than South Africa?

The total area of the United States of America is 3,796,742 sq mi and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. The United States of America is bigger than South Africa by 3,325,297 sq mi. The United States of America is around 8.1 times bigger than South Africa.

Area of the United States of America:  3,796,742 sq mi ( 9,833,520 km2 )

Area of the USA compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to the area of the United States of America

Population

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the current population of the United States of America as of 20th May 2021, is 332,720,976.

Population of the USA compared to South Africa

According to the data from Worldometer, the current population of South Africa estimated as of 20th May 2021 is 59,978,548.

Population of South Africa compared to the USA

Here is some more data comparison between the United States of America and South Africa.

The capital city of the United States of America is Washington, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

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

Human Development Index

HDI of the USA as of 2019: 0.926
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

The United States of America Timezone:

UTC − 4 to −12, +10, +11

Summer (DST):
UTC − 4 to −10

South Africa Timezone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of the USA:
40° 0′ 0″ N100° 0′ 0″ W

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

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