California vs Taiwan (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than Taiwan?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Taiwan is 13,976 sq mi. California is bigger than Taiwan by 149,720 sq mi. California is around 11.72 times bigger than Taiwan.

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

Area of California compared to Taiwan

Area of  Taiwan:  13,976 sq mi ( 36,197 km2 )

Area of Taiwan 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 Taiwan

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Taiwan as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 23,892,772.

Population of Taiwan compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Taiwan.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Taiwan is Taipei.

Official Languages

California: English
Taiwan: Mandarin


California: Californian
Taiwan: Taiwanese

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Taiwan: TW

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Taiwan as of 2019: 0.916

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Taiwan Time Zone: 

UTC + 8 (Taiwan Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Taiwan:
24° 0′ 0″ N121° 0′ 0″ E

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