California is about 42 times smaller than Russia.

Russia is approximately 17,098,242 sq km, while California is approximately 403,882 sq km, making California 2.36% the size of Russia. Meanwhile, the population of Russia is ~142.0 million people (104.8 million fewer people live in California).
This to-scale comparison of Russia vs. California uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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