California is about 1.4 times smaller than France.

France is approximately 551,500 sq km, while California is approximately 403,882 sq km, making California 73.23% the size of France. Meanwhile, the population of France is ~68.3 million people (31.1 million fewer people live in California).
This to-scale comparison of France vs. California uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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