California vs Malaysia (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than Malaysia?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Malaysia is 127,724 sq mi. California is bigger than Malaysia by 35,972 sq mi. California is around 1.29 times bigger than Malaysia.

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

Area of California compared to Malaysia

Area of Malaysia:  127,724 sq mi ( 330,803 km2 )

Area of Malaysia 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 Malaysia

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Malaysia as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 33,114,795.

Population of Malaysia compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Malaysia.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur.

Official Languages

California: English
Malaysia: Malaysian


California: Californian
Malaysia: Malaysian

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Malaysia: MY

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Malaysia as of 2019: 0.810

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Malaysia Time Zone: 

UTC + 8 (Malaysian Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Malaysia:
2° 30′ 0″ N112° 30′ 0″ E

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