Is France Bigger Than Alaska? (Comparison)

France is a transcontinental country spanning Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories, whereas Alaska is a U.S. state in the Western United States, on the northwest extremity of the country’s west coast. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between France and Alaska regarding various aspects.


Is France bigger than Alaska?

The total area of France is 640,679 sq km, and the total area of Alaska is 1,717,856 sq km. France is smaller than Alaska by 1,077,177 sq km. France is around 2.68 times smaller than Alaska.

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

Area of France compared to Alaska

Area of Alaska:  663,268 sq mi ( 1,717,856 km2 )

Area of Alaska 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 Alaska

According to the United States Census Bureau data, the total population of Alaska as of 2019, is estimated to be around 731,545.

Population of Alaska compared to France

Here is some more data comparison between France and Alaska.

The capital city of France is Paris, and the capital city of Alaska is Juneau.

Official Languages

France: French
Alaska: English

Human Development Index

HDI of France as of 2019: 0.901
HDI of Alaska as of 2018: 0.937

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)

Alaska Timezone:

UTC − 9 (Alaska Time Zone)
UTC − 10 (Hawaii – Aleutian Time Zone)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 8 (Alaska Daylight Time)
UTC − 9 (Hawaii – Aleutian Daylight Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Alaska:
64° 4′ 6.6″ N152° 16′ 41.52″ W

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