Is France Bigger Than Detroit? (Comparison)

France is a transcontinental country spanning Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories, whereas Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan, United States of America. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between France and Detroit regarding various aspects.


Is France bigger than Detroit?

The total area of France is 640,679 sq km, and the total area of Detroit is 370.08 sq km. France is bigger than Detroit by 640,308.92 sq km. France is around 1,731.19 times bigger than Detroit.

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

Area of France compared to Detroit

Area of Detroit:  142.89 sq mi ( 370.08 km2 )

Area of Detroit 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 Detroit

Based on the data from the United Nations Census Bureau, the total population of Detroit as of 2019 was 674,841.

Population of Detroit compared to France

Here is some more data comparison between France and Detroit.

Official Languages

France: French
Detroit: English

Human Development Index

HDI of France as of 2019: 0.901
HDI of Detroit(Michigan) as of 2018: 0.918

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)

Detroit Timezone: 

UTC – 5 (Eastern Time Zone)

UTC – 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Detroit:
42° 19′ 53″ N83° 2′ 45″ W

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