California vs Zambia (Statistical Comparison)

California is a state in the United States Of America located in the Western Region of the country, whereas Zambia is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central, Southern and East Africa. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between California and Zambia regarding various aspects.


Is California bigger than Zambia?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of Zambia is 290,587 sq mi. California is smaller than Zambia by 126,891 sq mi. California is around 1.78 times smaller than Zambia.

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

Area of California compared to Zambia

Area of Zambia:  290,587 sq mi ( 752,618 km2 )

Area of Zambia 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 Zambia

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Zambia as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 19,345,742.

Population of Zambia compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and Zambia.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of Zambia is Lusaka.

Official Languages

California: English
Zambia: English


California: Californian
Zambia: Zambian

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
Zambia: ZM

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of Zambia as of 2019: 0.584

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Zambia Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (Central Africa Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Zambia:
15° 0′ 0″ S30° 0′ 0″ E

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