Italy is about 1.8 times smaller than France.

France is approximately 551,500 sq km, while Italy is approximately 301,340 sq km, making Italy 54.64% the size of France. Meanwhile, the population of France is ~68.3 million people (7.2 million fewer people live in Italy).
This to-scale comparison of France vs. Italy uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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