California is about 1.3 times bigger than Italy.

Italy is approximately 301,340 sq km, while California is approximately 403,882 sq km, making California 34% larger than Italy. Meanwhile, the population of Italy is ~61.1 million people (23.8 million fewer people live in California).
This to-scale comparison of Italy vs. California uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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