The population of France and England has largely been comparable in recent decades, but in the medieval era numbers were considerably different. In 1300 the population of England was believed to be around 3 million – what was the population of France at this time?

Answer: Between 18 and 20 Million, at least 500% larger than the English population. The current French population is roughly 10% larger than England’s.

Source: A Concise History of France by Roger Price

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