California vs North Korea (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than North Korea?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of North Korea is 46,540 sq mi. California is bigger than North Korea by 117,156 sq mi. California is around 3.52 times bigger than North Korea.

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

Area of California compared to North Korea

Area of North Korea:  46,540 sq mi ( 120,540 km2 )

Area of North Korea 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 North Korea

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of North Korea as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 25,979,098.

Population of North Korea compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and North Korea.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of North Korea is Pyongyang.

Official Languages

California: English
North Korea: Korean


California: Californian
North Korea: North Korean, Korean

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
North Korea: KP

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of North Korea as of 2018: 0.8

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

North Korea Time Zone: 

UTC + 9 (Korea Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of North Korea:
40° 0′ 0″ N127° 0′ 0″ E

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