California vs Iraq (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than Iraq?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Iraq is 169,235 sq mi. California is smaller than Iraq by 5,539 sq mi. California is around 1.04 times smaller than Iraq.

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

Area of California compared to Iraq

Area of Iraq:  169,235 sq mi ( 438,317 km2 )

Area of Iraq 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 Iraq

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Iraq as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 41,887,421.

Population of Iraq compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Iraq.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Iraq is Baghdad.

Official Languages

California: English
Iraq: Arabic, Kurdish


California: Californian
Iraq: Iraqi

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Iraq: IQ

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Iraq as of 2019: 0.674

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Iraq Time Zone: 

UTC + 3 (Arabia Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Iraq:
33° 0′ 0″ N44° 0′ 0″ E

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