Is France Bigger Than California? (Comparison)

France is a transcontinental country spanning Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories, whereas California is a state located in the Western Region of the United States of America. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between France and California regarding various aspects.


Is France bigger than California?

The total area of France is 640,679 sq km, and the total area of California is 423,970 sq km. France is bigger than California by 216,709 sq km. France is around 1.51 times bigger than California.

Area of France:  247,368 sq mi ( 640,679 km2 )

Area of France compared to California

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

Area of California compared to France


Based on the World Bank, Eurostat data, the total population of France as of 2019 was estimated to be around 67.06 Million.

Population of France compared to California

According to the United States Census Bureau data, the total population of California as of 2019 was estimated to be around 39.51 Million.

Population of California compared to France

Here is some more data comparison between France and California.

The capital city of France is Paris, and the capital city of California is Sacramento.

Official Languages

France: French
California: English

Human Development Index

HDI of France as of 2019: 0.901
HDI of California as of 2018: 0.930

France Timezone: 

France has 12 different time zones but the majority of the area observes:

UTC + 1 (Central European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 2 (Central European Summer Time)

California Timezone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of France:
47° 0′ 0″ N2° 0′ 0″ E

Coordinates of California:
37° 0′ 0″ N120° 0′ 0″ W

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