Pennsylvania vs South Africa (Statistical Comparison)

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Pennsylvania Size Comparison

Pennsylvania is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern, and Appalachian 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 Pennsylvania and South Africa regarding various aspects.


Is Pennsylvania bigger than South Africa?

The total area of Pennsylvania is 46,055 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. Pennsylvania is smaller than South Africa by 425,390 sq mi. Pennsylvania is around 10.24 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of Pennsylvania: 46,055 sq mi ( 119,283 km2 )

Area of Pennsylvania compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to Pennsylvania


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Pennsylvania as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 12,964,056.

Population of Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

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

The capital city of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

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


Pennsylvania: Pennsylvanian
South Africa: South African

ISO 3166 Code

Pennsylvania: US-PA
South Africa: ZA

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania:
41° 0′ 0″ N, 78° 0′ 0″ W

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

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