Maine vs South Africa (Statistical Comparison)

Maine is a state located in the New England 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 Maine and South Africa regarding various aspects.


Is Maine bigger than South Africa?

The total area of Maine is 35,385 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. Maine is smaller than South Africa by 436,060 sq mi. Maine is around 13.33 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of Maine: 35,385 sq mi ( 91,646 km2 )

Area of Maine compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to Maine


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Maine as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 1,372,247.

Population of Maine 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 Maine

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

The capital city of Maine is Augusta, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

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


Maine: Mainer
South Africa: South African

ISO 3166 Code

Maine: US-ME
South Africa: ZA

Human Development Index

HDI of Maine as of 2019: 0.922
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

Maine Time Zone: 

UTC − 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 4 (Eastern Daylight Zone)

South Africa Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Maine:
45° 0′ 0″ N, 69° 0′ 0″ W

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

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