Is France Bigger Than The Netherlands? (Comparison)

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

Size

Is France bigger than the Netherlands?

The total area of France is 640,679 sq km, and the total area of the Netherlands is 41,865 sq km. France is bigger than the Netherlands by 598,814 sq km. France is around 15.3 times bigger than the Netherlands.

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

Area of France compared to the Netherlands

Area of the Netherlands:  16,164 sq mi ( 41,865 km2 )

Area of the Netherlands 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 the Netherlands

According to the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of the Netherlands as of 11th November 2021, is estimated to be around 17,175,906.

Population of the Netherlands compared to France

Here is some more data comparison between France and the Netherlands.

The capital city of France is Paris, and the capital city of the Netherlands is Amsterdam.

Official Languages

France: French
Netherlands: Dutch

Human Development Index

HDI of France as of 2019: 0.901
HDI of Netherlands as of 2018: 0.944

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)

The Netherlands Timezone: 

UTC + 1 (Central European Time)
UTC -4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 2 (Central European Summer Time)
UTC -4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of the Netherlands:
52° 19′ 0″ N5° 33′ 0″ E

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