Colorado is about 1.5 times smaller than California.

California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while Colorado is approximately 268,627 sq km, making Colorado 66.51% the size of California. Meanwhile, the population of California is ~37.3 million people (32.2 million fewer people live in Colorado).
This to-scale comparison of California vs. Colorado uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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