California is about 1.7 times smaller than Texas.

Texas is approximately 678,052 sq km, while California is approximately 403,882 sq km, making California 59.57% the size of Texas. Meanwhile, the population of Texas is ~25.1 million people (12.1 million more people live in California).
This to-scale comparison of Texas vs. California uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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