Country size comparison
France is about 17 times smaller than China.
China is approximately 9,596,960 sq km, while France is approximately 551,500 sq km, making France 5.75% the size of China. Meanwhile, the population of China is ~1.4 billion people (1.3 billion fewer people live in France).
This to-scale comparison of China vs. France uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.