California is about 2 times bigger than Minnesota.

Minnesota is approximately 206,189 sq km, while California is approximately 403,882 sq km, making California 96% larger than Minnesota. Meanwhile, the population of Minnesota is ~5.3 million people (32.0 million more people live in California).
This to-scale comparison of Minnesota vs. California uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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