State size comparison
Maryland is about 16 times smaller than California.
California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while Maryland is approximately 25,314 sq km, making Maryland 6.27% the size of California. Meanwhile, the population of California is ~37.3 million people (31.5 million fewer people live in Maryland).
This to-scale comparison of California vs. Maryland uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.