Is France Bigger Than Nigeria? (Comparison)

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


Is France bigger than Nigeria?

The total area of France is 640,679 sq km, and the total area of Nigeria is 923,769 sq km. France is smaller than Nigeria by 283,090 sq km. France is around 1.44 times smaller than Nigeria.

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

Area of France compared to Nigeria

Area of Nigeria:  356,669 sq mi ( 923,769 km2 )

Area of Nigeria 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 Nigeria

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Nigeria as of 1st November 2021, is estimated to be around 211,904,516.

Population of Nigeria compared to France

Here is some more data comparison between France and Nigeria.

The capital city of France is Paris, and the capital city of Nigeria is Abuja.

Official Languages

France: French
Nigeria: English, Yoruba, Igbo

Human Development Index

HDI of France as of 2019: 0.901
HDI of Nigeria as of 2018: 0.539

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)

Nigeria Timezone: 

UTC + 1 (West Africa Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Nigeria:
8° 0′ 0″ N10° 0′ 0″ E

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