Is France Bigger Than Russia? (Comparison)

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


Is France bigger than Russia?

The total area of France is 640,679 sq km, and the total area of Russia is 17,098,246 sq km. France is smaller than Russia by 16,457,567 sq km. France is around 26.69 times smaller than Russia.

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

Area of France compared to Russia

Area of Russia:  6,601,670 sq mi ( 17,098,246 km2 )

Area of Russia 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 Russia

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Russia as of 3rd November 2021, is estimated to be around 146,001,968.

Population of Russia compared to France

Here is some more data comparison between France and Russia.

The capital city of France is Paris, and the capital city of Russia is Moscow.

Official Languages

France: French
Russia: Russian

Human Development Index

HDI of France as of 2019: 0.901
HDI of Russia as of 2018: 0.824

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)

Russia Timezone: 

UTC + 2 to UTC + 12

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Russia:
60° 0′ 0″ N90° 0′ 0″ E

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