California vs Europe (Statistical Comparison)

California is a state in the United States Of America located in the Western Region of the country, whereas Europe is one of the 7 continents of the world which comprises 50 sovereign states. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between California and Europe regarding various aspects.


Is California bigger than Europe?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Europe is 3,930,000 sq mi. California is smaller than Europe by 3,766,304 sq mi. California is around 24.01 times smaller than Europe.

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

Area of California compared to Europe

Area of Europe:  3,930,000 sq mi ( 10,180,000 km2 )

Area of Europe 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 Europe

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Europe as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 748,437,646.

Population of Europe compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Europe.


California: Californian
Europe: European

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Europe as of 2019: 0.845 (Average of all European Countries)

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Europe Time Zone: 

UTC – 1 to UTC + 5

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Europe:
60°00′00.00″ N, 15°00′00.00″ E

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