Q:

How much bigger is France than England?

A:

Quick Answer

France is over twice the size of England (37 percent larger), containing 643,801 square km, while the United Kingdom contains 243,610 square km. France ranks 49th in land area size among the world's countries. The United Kingdom ranks 79th in land area size.

Continue Reading
How much bigger is France than England?
Credit: Buyenlarge / Contributor Archive Photos Getty Images

Full Answer

By comparison with the United States, France is slightly smaller in land area than the state of Texas. The United Kingdom is slightly smaller in area than the state of Oregon. France is more sparsely populated than the United Kingdom, containing 116 people per square km. The United Kingdom is more densely populated, with 264 people per square km.

Learn more about France

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are some products made in France?

    A:

    France enjoys great success in manufacturing products for the nuclear industry, aerospace and defense. A major producer of telecommunications equipment and communication satellites, France excels in manufacturing ships, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, textiles and automobiles. Cosmetics, perfume and wine are popular French products worldwide.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a nickname for France?

    A:

    France doesn't have an official nickname, but it is sometimes referred to as "the hexagon." The nickname is a direct reference to the shape of the country, which is hexagonal.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the natural resources of France?

    A:

    The main natural resources of France are iron ore, salt, sulfur, bauxite, zinc, uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, fluorspar and gypsum. The country also has substantial amounts of renewable energy and is known for its extensive timber and fishing industries.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the major landforms in France?

    A:

    Three are seven major landforms in France: the Cotentin Peninsula, the Brittany Peninsula, the Channel islands, Corsica, the Alps, Gorges du Verdon and various coastal islands. Taken as a whole, France resembles a pentagon and is bordered by eight countries, including Italy, Germany and Switzerland.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore