California vs Germany (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than Germany?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Germany is 137,847 sq mi. California is bigger than Germany by 25,849 sq mi. California is around 1.19 times bigger than Germany.

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

Area of California compared to Germany

Area of Germany:  137,847 sq mi ( 357,022 km2 )

Area of Germany 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 Germany

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Germany as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 84,257,645.

Population of Germany compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Germany.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Germany is Berlin.

Official Languages

California: English
Germany: German


California: Californian
Germany: German

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Germany: DE

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Germany as of 2019: 0.947

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Germany Time Zone: 

UTC + 1 (Central European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 2 (Central European Summer Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Germany:
51° 0′ 0″ N9° 0′ 0″ E

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