California vs Iran (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than Iran?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Iran is 636,372 sq mi. California is smaller than Iran by 472,676 sq mi. California is around 3.89 times smaller than Iran.

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

Area of California compared to Iran

Area of Iran:  636,372 sq mi ( 1,648,195 km2 )

Area of Iran 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 Iran

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Iran as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 85,934,125.

Population of Iran compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Iran.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Iran is Tehran.

Official Languages

California: English
Iran: Persian


California: Californian
Iran: Iranian

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Iran: IR

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Iran as of 2019: 0.783

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Iran Time Zone: 

UTC + 3:30 (Iran Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 4:30 (Iran Standard Daylight Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Iran:
32° 0′ 0″ N53° 0′ 0″ E

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