France and Germany are two neighboring countries in Western Europe. This is a comparison between these two countries. Let’s read.
France vs Germany – country comparison
Which country is bigger, France or Germany?
France is the third largest country in Europe. It is 1.5 times bigger than Germany.
- Area of France – approximately 551,500 square kilometers (European France)
- Area of Germany – approximately 357,000 square kilometers
Which country has a larger population, France or Germany?
Although France is larger in area, Germany has a larger population. This also means Germany is more densely populated.
- Population of France – 66 million (2023 estimate)
- Population of Germany – 84.5 million (2023)
Top 3 largest cities by population
|Area||approximately 551,500 square kilometers (European France)||approximately 357,000 square kilometers|
|Region||Western Europe||Western Europe|
|Population||66 million (2023 estimate)||84.5 million (2023)|
|Most spoken language||French||German|
|Most popular sport||Football (Soccer)||Football (Soccer)|
|Type of government||Unitary semi-presidential republic||Federal democratic parliamentary republic|
|Life expectancy (UN/2021)||82.5||80.6|
|Busiest Airport||Charles de Gaulle Airport (serves Paris Metropolitan area)||Frankfurt Airport|
|Largest Metropolitan area||Paris Metropolitan area||Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region|
|Highest mountain||Mont Blanc (4,809 meters)||Zugspitze (2,962 m/9,718 ft)|
|Major Rivers||Loire , Seine, Garonne, Rhône, Dordogne, Charente, Adour, etc||Rhine, Elbe, Danube, Oder, Moselle, Main, Inn, etc|
|Largest Island||Corsica (European France) (8,720 square kilometers), Grande Terre of New Caledonia (Overseas France) (16,372 square kilometers)||Rügen (925 square kilometers)|
|Places to visit||Paris, Bordeaux, Nice, Provence, Marseille, Strasbourg, Lyon, etc||Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf, etc|
|Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites||49||51|
|Most visited city||Paris||Berlin|