China is about 15 times bigger than Afghanistan.

Afghanistan is approximately 652,230 sq km, while China is approximately 9,596,960 sq km, making China 1,371% larger than Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the population of Afghanistan is ~36.6 million people (1.4 billion more people live in China).

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Afghanistan compared to China. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of China vs. Afghanistan using our country comparison tool.


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