Is France Bigger Than India? (Comparison)

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


Is France bigger than India?

The total area of France is 640,679 sq km, and the total area of India is 3,287,263 sq km. France is smaller than India by 2,646,584 sq km. France is around 5.13 times smaller than India.

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

Area of France compared to India

Area of India:  1,269,219 sq mi (3,287,263 km2 )

Area of India 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 India

According to the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of India as of 18th October 2021, is estimated to be around 1,394,893,107.

Population of India compared to France

Here is some more data comparison between France and India.

The capital city of France is Paris, and the capital city of India is New Delhi.

Official Languages

France: French
India: Hindi, English, Indian

Human Development Index

HDI of France as of 2019: 0.901
HDI of India as of 2018: 0.645

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)

India Timezone: 

UTC + 5:30 (Indian Standard Time)
India doesn’t observe daylight saving time.

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of India:
1° 0′ 0″ N78° 0′ 0″ E

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