California vs Turkey (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is California bigger than Turkey?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Turkey is 302,455 sq mi. California is smaller than Turkey by 138,759 sq mi. California is around 1.85 times smaller than Turkey.

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

Area of California compared to Turkey

Area of Turkey:  302,455 sq mi ( 783,356 km2 )

Area of Turkey 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 Turkey

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Turkey as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 85,970,484.

Population of Turkey compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Turkey.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Turkey is Ankara.

Official Languages

California: English
Turkey: Turkish


California: Californian
Turkey: Turkish, Turk

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Turkey: TR

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Turkey as of 2019: 0.820

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Turkey Time Zone: 

UTC + 3 (Time in Turkey)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Turkey:
39° 0′ 0″ N35° 0′ 0″ E

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