California vs Bolivia (Statistical Comparison)

California is a state of the United States Of America located in the Western Region of the country, whereas Bolivia is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between California and Bolivia regarding various aspects.


Is California bigger than Bolivia?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Bolivia is 424,164 sq mi. California is smaller than Bolivia by 260,468 sq mi. California is around 2.60 times smaller than Bolivia.

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

Area of California compared to Bolivia

Area of Bolivia:  424,164 sq mi ( 1,098,581 km2 )

Area of Bolivia 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 Bolivia

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Bolivia as of 10th April 2022, is estimated to be around 11,961,051.

Population of Bolivia compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Bolivia.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Bolivia are Sucre (constitutional and judicial) and La Paz (executive and legislative).

Official Languages

California: English
Bolivia: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, Guarani, and 33 others (all Indigenous languages)


California: Californian
Bolivia: Bolivian

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Bolivia: BO

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Bolivia as of 2019: 0.718

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Bolivia Time Zone: 

UTC – 4 (Bolivia Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Bolivia:
16° 42′ 43.2″ S64° 39′ 57.6″ W

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