South Dakota vs South Africa (Statistical Comparison)

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South Dakota Size Comparison

South Dakota is a state in the North Central 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 South Dakota and South Africa regarding various aspects.


Is South Dakota bigger than South Africa?

The total area of South Dakota is 77,116 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. South Dakota is smaller than South Africa by 394,329 sq mi. South Dakota is around 6.11 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of South Dakota:  77,116 sq mi ( 199,729 km2 )

Area of South Dakota compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to South Dakota


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of South Dakota as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 895,376.

Population of South Dakota 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 South Dakota

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

The capital city of South Dakota is Pierre, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

South Dakota: English, O’ceti Sakowin
South Africa: There are 11 official languages of South Africa.


South Dakota: South Dakotan
South Africa: South African

ISO 3166 Code

South Dakota: US-SD
South Africa: ZA

South Dakota Time Zone: 

UTC – 6 (Central Standard Time)
UTC – 7 (Mountain Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC – 5 (Central Daylight Time)
UTC – 6 (Mountain Daylight Time)

South Africa Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of South Dakota:
44° 26′ 39.48″ N, 100° 13′ 34.68″ W

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

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