New York vs South Africa (Statistical Comparison)

New York is a state located in the Northeastern part 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 York and South Africa regarding various aspects.


Is New York bigger than South Africa?

The total area of New York is 54,555 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. New York is smaller than South Africa by 416,890 sq mi. New York is around 8.64 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of New York State: 54,555 sq mi ( 141,300 km2 )

Area of New York compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to New York


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of New York as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 19,835,913.

Population of New York 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 York

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

The capital city of New York is Albany and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

New York: English
South Africa: There are 11 official languages of South Africa.


New York: New Yorker
South Africa: South African

ISO 3166 Code

New York: US-NY
South Africa: ZA

New York 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 New York:
42° 57′ 13.68″ N, 75° 31′ 36.48″ W

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

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