California vs New Zealand (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than New Zealand?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of New Zealand is 103,483 sq mi. California is bigger than New Zealand by 60,213 sq mi. California is around 1.59 times bigger than New Zealand.

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

Area of California compared to New Zealand

Area of New Zealand:  103,483 sq mi ( 268,021 km2 )

Area of New Zealand 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 New Zealand

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of New Zealand as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 4,892,236.

Population of New Zealand compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and New Zealand.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of New Zealand is Wellington.

Official Languages

California: English
New Zealand: English, Maori, NZ Sign Language


California: Californian
New Zealand: New Zealander

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
New Zealand: NZ

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of New Zealand as of 2019: 0.931

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

New Zealand Time Zone: 

UTC + 12 (Time in New Zealand)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 13 (New Zealand Day Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of New Zealand:
42° 0′ 0″ S173° 0′ 0″ E

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