California vs Nigeria (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than Nigeria?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Nigeria is 356,669 sq mi. California is smaller than Nigeria by 192,973 sq mi. California is around 2.18 times smaller than Nigeria.

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

Area of California compared to Nigeria

Area of Nigeria:  356,669 sq mi ( 923,769 km2 )

Area of Nigeria 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 Nigeria

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Nigeria as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 215,614,075.

Population of Nigeria compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Nigeria.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Nigeria is Abuja.

Official Languages

California: English
Nigeria: English, Yoruba, Igbo


California: Californian
Nigeria: Nigerian

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Nigeria: NG

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Nigeria as of 2019: 0.539

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Nigeria Time Zone: 

UTC + 1 (West Africa Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Nigeria:
8° 0′ 0″ N10° 0′ 0″ E

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