North Carolina is about 3.2 times smaller than California.

California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while North Carolina is approximately 126,161 sq km, making North Carolina 31.24% the size of California. Meanwhile, the population of California is ~37.3 million people (27.7 million fewer people live in North Carolina).
This to-scale comparison of California vs. North Carolina uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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