Sweden is around the same size as California.

California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while Sweden is approximately 450,295 sq km, making Sweden 11% larger than California. Meanwhile, the population of California is ~37.3 million people (26.8 million fewer people live in Sweden).
This to-scale comparison of California vs. Sweden uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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