how big is australia compared to south africa


South Africa is a country located in the southernmost part of Africa. The country is slightly less than twice the size of France and is about the same size as Colombia. South Africa has a population of over 55 million people and an area of 1,221,037 square kilometers. The capital of South Africa is Pretoria.

Australia is significantly larger than South Africa, with a landmass that is almost four times the size. However, the population of Australia is only around one-fifth of that of South Africa. This means that, although Australia is much less densely populated than South Africa, there are still more people living in Australia overall.

The two countries also differ greatly in terms of climate. Australia is known for its hot, dry weather, while South Africa experiences a more varied climate, with cooler temperatures in the southern and coastal regions.

Despite their differences, Australia and South Africa share a number of similarities. Both countries are former British colonies, and they have both become popular tourist destinations in recent years. They also share a love of sport, with cricket and rugby being particularly popular in both countries.

So, while Australia may be larger in size, South Africa is more populous and diverse. Both countries offer a unique and interesting experience for visitors, and are well worth a visit.


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