California vs Israel (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than Israel?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Israel is 8,630 sq mi. California is bigger than Israel by 155,066 sq mi. California is around 18.97 times bigger than Israel.

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

Area of California compared to Israel

Area of Israel:  8,630 sq mi ( 22,145 km2 )

Area of Israel 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 Israel

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Israel as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 8,901,476.

Population of Israel compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Israel.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Israel is Jerusalem.

Official Languages

California: English
Israel: Hebrew


California: Californian
Israel: Israeli

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Israel: IL

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Israel as of 2019: 0.919

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Israel Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (Israel Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 3 (Israel Summer Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Israel:
31° 0′ 0″ N35° 0′ 0″ E

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