India is about 2.9 times smaller than China.

China is approximately 9,596,960 sq km, while India is approximately 3,287,263 sq km, making India 34.25% the size of China. Meanwhile, the population of China is ~1.4 billion people (20.9 million fewer people live in India).

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

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