Papua New Guinea is about 1.2 times smaller than France.

France is approximately 551,500 sq km, while Papua New Guinea is approximately 462,840 sq km, making Papua New Guinea 83.92% the size of France. Meanwhile, the population of France is ~68.3 million people (58.7 million fewer people live in Papua New Guinea).
This to-scale comparison of France vs. Papua New Guinea uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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