Virginia vs South Africa (Statistical Comparison)

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Virginia Size Comparison

Virginia is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern 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 Virginia and South Africa regarding various aspects.


Is Virginia bigger than South Africa?

The total area of Virginia is 42,774.20 sq mi, and the total area of South Africa is 471,445 sq mi. Virginia is smaller than South Africa by 428,670.80 sq mi. Virginia is around 11.02 times smaller than South Africa.

Area of Virginia: 42,774.2 sq mi ( 110,785.67 km2 )

Area of Virginia compared to South Africa

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

Area of South Africa compared to West Virginia


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Virginia as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 8,642,274.

Population of Virginia 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 Virginia

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

The capital city of Virginia is Richmond, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

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


Virginia: Virginian
South Africa: South African

ISO 3166 Code

Virginia: US-VA
South Africa: ZA

Virginia 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 Virginia:
37° 31′ 17.4″ N, 78° 51′ 13.32″ W

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

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