Is France Bigger Than Italy? (Comparison)

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


Is France bigger than Italy?

The total area of France is 640,679 sq km, and the total area of Italy is 301,340 sq km. France is bigger than Italy by 339,339 sq km. France is around 2.13 times bigger than Italy.

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

Area of France compared to Italy

Area of Italy:  116,350 sq mi ( 301,340 km2 )

Area of Italy 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 Italy

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Italy as of 18th October 2021, is estimated to be around 60,366,257.

Population of Italy compared to France

Here is some more data comparison between France and Italy.

The capital city of France is Paris, and the capital city of Italy is Rome.

Official Languages

France: French
Italy: Italian

Human Development Index

HDI of France as of 2019: 0.901
HDI of Italy as of 2018: 0.892

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)

Italy Timezone: 

UTC + 1 (Central European Time)

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

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Italy:
43° 0′ 0″ N12° 0′ 0″ E

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