Kentucky vs South Africa (Statistical Comparison)

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

Size

Is Kentucky bigger than South Africa?

The total area of Kentucky is 40,408 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. Kentucky is smaller than South Africa by 431,037 sq mi. Kentucky is around 11.67 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of Kentucky:  40,408 sq mi ( 104,656 km2 )

Area of Kentucky compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to Kentucky

Population

According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Kentucky as of 1st July 2021, was estimated to be around 4,509,394.

Population of Kentucky compared to South Africa

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of South Africa as of 2020, was estimated to be around 59,308,690.

Population of South Africa compared to Kentucky

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

The capital city of Kentucky is Frankfort, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

Kentucky: English
South Africa: There are 11 official languages of South Africa.

Demonym(s)

Kentucky: Kentuckian
South Africa: South African

ISO 3166 Code

Kentucky: US-KY
South Africa: ZA

Human Development Index

HDI of Kentucky as of 2019: 0.890
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

Kentucky Time Zone: 

UTC − 5 (Eastern Time Zone)
UTC − 6 (Central Time Zone)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
UTC − 5 (Central Daylight Time)

South Africa Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Kentucky:
37° 32′ 4.92″ N, 85° 18′ 7.56″ W

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

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