Is France Bigger Than South Africa? (Comparison)

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

Size

Is France bigger than South Africa?

The total area of France is 640,679 sq km, and the total area of South Africa is 1,221,037 sq km. France is smaller than South Africa by 580,358 sq km. France is around 1.9 times smaller than South Africa.

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

Area of France compared to South Africa

Area of South Africa:  471,445 sq mi ( 1,221,037 km2 )

Area of South Africa compared to France

Population

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 South Africa

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of South Africa as of 3rd November 2021, is estimated to be around 60,133,569.

Population of South Africa compared to France

Here is some more data comparison between France and South Africa.

The capital city of France is Paris, and the capital city of South Africa is Cape Town.

Official Languages

France: French
South Africa: There are 11 official languages of South Africa.

Human Development Index

HDI of France as of 2019: 0.901
HDI of South Africa as of 2019: 0.709

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)

South Africa Timezone: 

UTC + 2 (South African Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of South Africa:
30° 0′ 0″ S25° 0′ 0″ E

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