California is about 5 times bigger than South Carolina.

South Carolina is approximately 77,983 sq km, while California is approximately 403,882 sq km, making California 418% larger than South Carolina. Meanwhile, the population of South Carolina is ~4.6 million people (32.6 million more people live in California).
This to-scale comparison of South Carolina vs. California uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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