Is France Bigger Than Japan? (Comparison)

France is a transcontinental country spanning Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories, whereas Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between France and Japan regarding various aspects.


Is France bigger than Japan?

The total area of France is 640,679 sq km, and the total area of Japan is 377,975 sq km. France is bigger than Japan by 262,704 sq km. France is around 1.7 times bigger than Japan.

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

Area of France compared to Japan

Area of Japan:  145,937 sq mi ( 377,975 km2 )

Area of Japan 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 Japan

According to the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Japan as of 18th October 2021, is estimated to be around 126,061,460.

Population of Japan compared to France

Here is some more data comparison between France and Japan.

The capital city of France is Paris, and the capital city of Japan is Tokyo.

Official Languages

France: French
Japan: Japanese

Human Development Index

HDI of France as of 2019: 0.901
HDI of Japan as of 2018: 0.919

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)

Japan Timezone: 

UTC + 9 (Japan Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Japan:
36° 0′ 0″ N138° 0′ 0″ E

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