New Jersey vs South Africa (Statistical Comparison)

New Jersey is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern 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 New Jersey and South Africa regarding various aspects.


Is New Jersey bigger than South Africa?

The total area of New Jersey is 8722.58 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. New Jersey is smaller than South Africa by 462,722.42 sq mi. New Jersey is around 54.05 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of New Jersey: 8722.58 sq mi ( 22,591.38 km2 )

Area of New Jersey compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to New Jersey


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of New Jersey as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 9,267,130.

Population of New Jersey 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 New Jersey

Here is some more data comparison between New Jersey and South Africa.

The capital city of New Jersey is Trenton and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

New Jersey: None
South Africa: There are 11 official languages of South Africa.


New Jersey: New Jerseyan, New Jerseyite
South Africa: South African

ISO 3166 Code

New Jersey: US-NJ
South Africa: ZA

Human Development Index

HDI of New Jersey as of 2019: 0.948
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

New Jersey Time Zone: 

UTC – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

UTC – 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

South Africa Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of New Jersey:
40° 11′ 26.52″ N, 74° 40′ 22.08″ W

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

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