California is about 3.2 times bigger than North Carolina.

North Carolina is approximately 126,161 sq km, while California is approximately 403,882 sq km, making California 220% larger than North Carolina. Meanwhile, the population of North Carolina is ~9.5 million people (27.7 million more people live in California).
This to-scale comparison of North Carolina vs. California uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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