California vs Alberta (Statistical Comparison)

California is a state of the United States Of America located in the Western Region of the country, whereas Alberta is one of the 13 territories and provinces of Canada. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between California and Alberta regarding various aspects.


Is California bigger than Alberta?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Alberta is 255,541 sq mi. California is smaller than Alberta by 91,845 sq mi. California is around 1.57 times smaller than Alberta.

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

Area of California compared to Alberta

Area of Alberta:  255,541 sq mi ( 661,848 km2 )

Area of Alberta 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 Alberta

Based on the StatCan data, the total population of Alberta as of 2019, was estimated to be around 4.371 Million.

Population of Alberta compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Alberta.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Alberta is Edmonton.

Official Languages

California: English
Alberta: English


California: Californian
Alberta: Albertan

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Alberta: CA-AB

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Alberta as of 2019: 0.948

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Alberta Time Zone: 

UTC – 7 (Mountain Time Zone)

Summer (DST):
UTC – 6 (Mountain Daylight Time Zone)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Alberta:
54° 59′ 30″ N114° 22′ 36″ W

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