Maryland vs South Africa (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Maryland bigger than South Africa?

The total area of Maryland is 12,407 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. Maryland is smaller than South Africa by 459,038 sq mi. Maryland is around 38 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of Maryland: 12,407 sq mi ( 32,133 km2 )

Area of Maryland compared to South Africa

Area of South Africa471,445 sq mi ( 1,221,037 km2 )

Area of South Africa compared to Maryland


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Maryland as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 6,165,129.

Population of Maryland 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 Maryland

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

The capital city of Maryland is Annapolisand the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

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


Maryland: Marylander
South AfricaSouth African

ISO 3166 Code

Maryland: US-MD
South AfricaZA

Human Development Index

HDI of Maryland as of 2019: 0.941
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

Maryland Time Zone:

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

South Africa Time Zone:

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Maryland:
39° 3′ 18″ N, 76° 47′ 27.24″ W

Coordinates of South Africa:
30° 0′ 0″ S, 25° 0′ 0″ E

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