California vs Africa (Statistical Comparison)

California is a state of the United States Of America located in the Western Region of the country, whereas Africa is the second-largest and second-most-populous continent in the world. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between California and Africa regarding various aspects.


Is California bigger than Africa?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Africa is 11,730,000 sq mi. California is smaller than Africa by 11,566,304 sq mi. California is around 71.66 times smaller than Africa.

Area of California:  163,696 sq mi ( 423,970 km2 )

Area of California compared to Africa

Area of Africa:  11,730,000 sq mi ( 30,370,000 km2 )

Area of Africa compared to California


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of California as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 39,237,836.

Population of California compared to Africa

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Africa as of 10th April 2022, is estimated to be around 1,400,075,501.

Population of Africa compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Africa.


California: Californian
Africa: African

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Africa Time Zone: 

UTC – 1 to UTC + 4

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of California:
37° 0′ 0″ N, 120° 0′ 0″ W

Coordinates of Africa:
8.7832° S, 34.5085° E

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