Louisiana vs South Africa (Statistical Comparison)

Louisiana is a state in the Deep South and South Central regions 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 Louisiana and South Africa regarding various aspects.


Is Louisiana bigger than South Africa?

The total area of Louisiana is 52,070 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. Louisiana is smaller than South Africa by 419,375 sq mi. Louisiana is around 9.06 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of Louisiana: 52,070 sq mi ( 135,382 km2 )

Area of Louisiana compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to Louisiana


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Louisiana as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 4,624,047.

Population of Louisiana 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 Louisiana

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

The capital city of Louisiana is Baton Rouge, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

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


Louisiana: Louisianian, Louisianais, Luisiano
South Africa: South African

ISO 3166 Code

Louisiana: US-LA
South Africa: ZA

Human Development Index

HDI of Louisiana as of 2019: 0.893
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

Louisiana Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

South Africa Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Louisiana:
31° 4′ 8.04″ N, 91° 59′ 48.48″ W

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

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