Mississippi is about 3.3 times smaller than California.

California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while Mississippi is approximately 121,489 sq km, making Mississippi 30.08% the size of California. Meanwhile, the population of California is ~37.3 million people (34.3 million fewer people live in Mississippi).
This to-scale comparison of California vs. Mississippi uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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