Is France Bigger Than Afghanistan? (Comparison)

France is a transcontinental country spanning Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories, whereas Afghanistan is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between France and Afghanistan regarding various aspects.


Is France bigger than Afghanistan?

The total area of France is 640,679 sq km, and the total area of Afghanistan is 652,230 sq km. France is smaller than Afghanistan by 11,551 sq km. France is around 1.02 times smaller than Afghanistan.

Area of France:  247,368 sq mi ( 640,679 km2 )

Area of France compared to Afghanistan

Area of Afghanistan:  251,830 sq mi ( 652,230 km2 )

Area of Afghanistan compared to France


Based on the World Bank, Eurostat data, the total population of France as of 2019 was estimated to be around 67.06 Million.

Population of France compared to Afghanistan

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Afghanistan as of 5th September 2021, is estimated to be around 39,913,249.

Population of Afghanistan compared to France

Here is some more data comparison between France and Afghanistan.

The capital city of France is Paris, and the capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.

Official Languages

France: French
Afghanistan: Pashto, Dari Persian

Human Development Index

HDI of France as of 2019: 0.901
HDI of Afghanistan as of 2019: 0.511

France Timezone: 

France has 12 different time zones but the majority of the area observes:

UTC + 1 (Central European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 2 (Central European Summer Time)

Afghanistan Timezone: 

UTC + 4:30 (Solar Hijri Calendar)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of France:
47° 0′ 0″ N, 2° 0′ 0″ E

Coordinates of Afghanistan:
33° 0′ 0″ N65° 0′ 0″ E

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