California is around the same size as Germany.

Germany is approximately 357,022 sq km, while California is approximately 403,882 sq km, making California 13% larger than Germany. Meanwhile, the population of Germany is ~84.3 million people (47.1 million fewer people live in California).
This to-scale comparison of Germany vs. California uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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