California is about 24 times smaller than China.

China is approximately 9,596,960 sq km, while California is approximately 403,882 sq km, making California 4.21% the size of China. Meanwhile, the population of China is ~1.4 billion people (1.4 billion fewer people live in California).
This to-scale comparison of China vs. California uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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