Is France the smallest country?

In the world? No, As a matter of fact, metropolitan France is the largest country in Western Europe and its territories add up to about 670 922 sq km or 244,339 sq miles which is about 1/14 the size of the United States.

Its ranking among the other countries in terms of area is 41st - 43rd out of about 220.

The smallest recognized country in the world is the Vatican City, which is the home of the Pope and the governing body of the Roman Catholic Church. It is only 0.44 sq km or 0.17 sq mi large.

So that makes France about a million and a half times larger than the smallest country in the world!