California vs Peru (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than Peru?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Peru is 496,225 sq mi. California is smaller than Peru by 332,529 sq mi. California is around 3.04 times smaller than Peru.

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

Area of California compared to Peru

Area of Peru:  496,225 sq mi ( 1,285,216 km2 )

Area of Peru 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 Peru

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Peru as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 33,803,264.

Population of Peru compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Peru.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Peru is Lima.

Official Languages

California: English
Peru: Spanish


California: Californian
Peru: Peruvian

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Peru: PE

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Peru as of 2019: 0.777

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Peru Time Zone: 

UTC – 5 (Peru Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Peru:
10° 0′ 0″ S76° 0′ 0″ W

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