California vs Ethiopia (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than Ethiopia?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Ethiopia is 426,400 sq mi. California is smaller than Ethiopia by 262,704 sq mi. California is around 2.61 times smaller than Ethiopia.

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

Area of California compared to Ethiopia

Area of Ethiopia:  426,400 sq mi ( 1,104,300 km2 )

Area of Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Ethiopia as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 120,243,949.

Population of Ethiopia compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Ethiopia.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa.

Official Languages

California: English
Ethiopia: Afar, English, Somali, Amharic


California: Californian
Ethiopia: Ethiopian

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Ethiopia: ET

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Ethiopia as of 2019: 0.485

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Ethiopia Time Zone: 

UTC + 3 (East Africa Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Ethiopia:
8° 0′ 0″ N38° 0′ 0″ E

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