State size comparison
Minnesota is about 2 times smaller than California.
California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while Minnesota is approximately 206,189 sq km, making Minnesota 51.05% the size of California. Meanwhile, the population of California is ~37.3 million people (32.0 million fewer people live in Minnesota).
This to-scale comparison of California vs. Minnesota uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.