Is Spain Bigger Than California? (Comparison)

Spain is a country located in Southwestern Europe, 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 Spain and California regarding various aspects.


Is Spain bigger than California?

The total area of Spain is 505,990 sq km, and the total area of California is 423,970 sq km. Spain is bigger than California by 82,020 sq km. Spain is around 1.19 times bigger than California.

Area of Spain:  195,360 sq mi ( 505,990 km2 )

Area of Spain compared to California

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

Area of California compared to Spain


According to the Eurostat, World Bank data, the total population of Spain as of 2019 was estimated to be around 46.94 Million.

Population of Spain compared to California

Based on 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 Spain

Here is some more data comparison between Spain and California.

The capital city of Spain is Madrid, and the capital city of California is Sacramento.

Official Languages

Spain: Spanish
California: English

Human Development Index

HDI of Spain as of 2019: 0.904
HDI of California as of 2018: 0.930

Spain Timezone: 

UTC + 0 to UTC + 1
(Western European Time and Central European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 1 to UTC + 2
(Western European Summer Time and Central European Summer Time)

California Timezone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Spain:
40° 0′ 0″ N4° 0′ 0″ W

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

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