California vs Japan (Statistical Comparison)

California is a state in the United States Of America located in the Western Region of the country, whereas Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between California and Japan regarding various aspects.


Is California bigger than Japan?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Japan is 145,937 sq mi. California is bigger than Japan by 17,759 sq mi. California is around 1.13 times bigger than Japan.

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

Area of California compared to Japan

Area of Japan:  145,937 sq mi ( 377,975 km2 )

Area of Japan 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 Japan

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Japan as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 125,801,027.

Population of Japan compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Japan.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Japan is Tokyo.

Official Languages

California: English
Japan: Japanese


California: Californian
Japan: Japanese

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Japan: JP

Human Development Index

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

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Japan Time Zone: 

UTC + 9 (Japan Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Japan:
36° 0′ 0″ N138° 0′ 0″ E

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