Country size comparison
Western Sahara is about 2.1 times smaller than France.
France is approximately 551,500 sq km, while Western Sahara is approximately 266,000 sq km, making Western Sahara 48.23% the size of France. Meanwhile, the population of France is ~68.3 million people (67.7 million fewer people live in Western Sahara).
This to-scale comparison of France vs. Western Sahara uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.