California vs Italy (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than Italy?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Italy is 116,350 sq mi. California is bigger than Italy by 47,346 sq mi. California is around 1.41 times bigger than Italy.

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

Area of California compared to Italy

Area of Italy:  116,350 sq mi ( 301,340 km2 )

Area of Italy 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 Italy

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Italy as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 60,306,199.

Population of Italy compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Italy.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Italy is Rome.

Official Languages

California: English
Italy: Italian


California: Californian
Italy: Italian

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Italy: IT

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Italy as of 2019: 0.892

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Italy 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 Italy:
43° 0′ 0″ N12° 0′ 0″ E

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