Country size comparison
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. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.