Is Portugal Bigger Than California? (Comparison)

Portugal is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula, in south-western Europe whereas California is a state in the United States located in the Western Region of the USA. Today in this article we will discuss the comparison between Portugal and California regarding various aspects.


Is Portugal Bigger than California?

The total area of Portugal is 92,212 sq km and the total area of California is 423,970 sq km. Portugal is smaller than California by 331,758 sq km. Portugal is around 4.6 times smaller than California.

Area of Portugal:  35,603 sq mi ( 92,212 km2 )

Area of Portugal compared to California

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

Area of California compared to Portugal


As per the Worldometer data, the current population of Portugal estimated as of 30th April 2021 is 10,172,277.

Population of Portugal compared to California

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

Population of California compared to Portugal

Here is some more data comparison between Portugal and California.

The capital city of Portugal is Lisbon and the capital city of California is Sacramento.

Official Languages

Portugal: Portuguese
California: English

Human Development Index

HDI of Portugal as of 2019: 0.864
HDI of California as of 2018: 0.930

Portugal Timezone:

UTC (Western European Time)
UTC – 1 (Atlantic, Azores)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 1 (Western European Summer Time )
UTC (Atlantic, Azores)

California Timezone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)
UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Portugal:
38° 42′ 0″ N9° 11′ 0″ W

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

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