Is France Bigger Than China? (Comparison)

France is a transcontinental country spanning Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories, whereas the People’s Republic of China is a country located in East Asia. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between France and China regarding various aspects.


Is France bigger than China?

The total area of France is 640,679 sq km, and the total area of China is 9,596,961 sq km. France is smaller than China by 8,956,282 sq km. France is around 14.98 times smaller than China.

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

Area of France compared to China

Area of China:  3,705,407 sq mi ( 9,596,961 km2 )

Area of China 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 China

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of China as of 5th September 2021, is estimated to be around 1,445,356,536.

Population of China compared to France

Here is some more data comparison between France and China.

The capital city of France is Paris, and the capital city of China is Beijing.

Official Languages

France: French
China: Standard Chinese

Human Development Index

HDI of France as of 2019: 0.901
HDI of China as of 2018: 0.761

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)

China Timezone: 

UTC + 8 (China Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of France:
47° 0′ 0″ N2° 0′ 0″ E

Coordinates of China:
35° 0′ 0″ N103° 0′ 0″ E

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