California vs Bulgaria (Statistical Comparison)

California is a state of the United States Of America located in the Western Region of the country, whereas Bulgaria is a country located in Southeast Europe. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between California and Bulgaria regarding various aspects.


Is California bigger than Bulgaria?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Bulgaria is 42,854.9 sq mi. California is bigger than Bulgaria by 120,841.1 sq mi. California is around 3.82 times bigger than Bulgaria.

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

Area of California compared to Bulgaria

Area of Bulgaria:  42,854.9 sq mi ( 110,993.6 km2 )

Area of Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Bulgaria as of 10th April 2022, is estimated to be around 6,858,067.

Population of Bulgaria compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Bulgaria.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Bulgaria is Sofia.

Official Languages

California: English
Bulgaria: Bulgarian


California: Californian
Bulgaria: Bulgarian

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Bulgaria: BG

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Bulgaria as of 2019: 0.816

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Bulgaria Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Bulgaria:
42° 41′ 0″ N23° 19′ 0″ E

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