California is about 2.3 times smaller than Nigeria.

Nigeria is approximately 923,768 sq km, while California is approximately 403,882 sq km, making California 43.72% the size of Nigeria. Meanwhile, the population of Nigeria is ~225.1 million people (187.8 million fewer people live in California).
This to-scale comparison of Nigeria vs. California uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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