California vs Iceland (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than Iceland?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Iceland is 39,682 sq mi. California is bigger than Iceland by 124,014 sq mi. California is around 4.13 times bigger than Iceland.

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

Area of California compared to Iceland

Area of Iceland:  39,682 sq mi ( 102,775 km2 )

Area of Iceland 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 Iceland

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Iceland as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 345,187.

Population of Iceland compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Iceland.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Iceland is Reykjavik.

Official Languages

California: English
Iceland: Icelandic


California: Californian
Iceland: Icelander, Icelandic

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Iceland: IS

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Iceland as of 2019: 0.949

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Iceland Time Zone: 


Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Iceland:
65° 0′ 0″ N18° 0′ 0″ W

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