Burkina Faso is about 1.5 times smaller than California.

California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while Burkina Faso is approximately 274,200 sq km, making Burkina Faso 67.89% the size of California. Meanwhile, the population of California is ~37.3 million people (15.3 million fewer people live in Burkina Faso).
This to-scale comparison of California vs. Burkina Faso uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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