California vs South Korea (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than South Korea?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of South Korea is 38,750 sq mi. California is bigger than South Korea by 124,946 sq mi. California is around 4.23 times bigger than South Korea.

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

Area of California compared to South Korea

Area of South Korea:  38,750 sq mi ( 100,363 km2 )

Area of South 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 South Korea

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of South Korea as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 51,346,812.

Population of South Korea compared to California

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

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of South Korea is Seoul.

Official Languages

California: English
South Korea: Korean


California: Californian
South Korea: South Korean, Korean

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
South Korea: KR

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of South Korea as of 2019: 0.916

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

South Korea Time Zone: 

UTC + 9 (Korea Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of South Korea:
36° 0′ 0″ N128° 0′ 0″ E

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