South Africa is about 1.8 times bigger than Texas. Texas is approximately 678,052 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 80% larger than Texas. Meanwhile, the population of Texas is ~25.1 million people (31.3 million more people live in South Africa).
How big is America compared to Africa?
Africa is 14 times larger. Flat maps significantly distort the sizes of countries and continents, the result of converting a spherical surface to a handy rectangle.
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