California vs China (Statistical Comparison)

California is a state of the United States Of America located in the Western Region of the country, whereas the People’s Republic of China is a country located in East Asia. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between California and China regarding various aspects.


Is California bigger than China?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of China is 3,705,407 sq mi. California is smaller than China by 3,541,711 sq mi. California is around 22.64 times smaller than China.

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

Area of California compared to China

Area of China:  3,705,407 sq mi ( 9,596,961 km2 )

Area of China 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 China

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of China as of 10th April 2022, is estimated to be around 1,449,165,602.

Population of China compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and China.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of China is Beijing.

Official Languages

California: English
China: Chinese


California: Californian
China: Chinese

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
China: CN

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of China as of 2019: 0.761

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

China Time Zone: 

UTC + 8 (China Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of China:
35° 0′ 0″ N103° 0′ 0″ E

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