California is about 16 times bigger than Maryland.

Maryland is approximately 25,314 sq km, while California is approximately 403,882 sq km, making California 1,495% larger than Maryland. Meanwhile, the population of Maryland is ~5.8 million people (31.5 million more people live in California).
This to-scale comparison of Maryland vs. California uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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