South Carolina is about 5 times smaller than California.

California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while South Carolina is approximately 77,983 sq km, making South Carolina 19.31% the size of California. Meanwhile, the population of California is ~37.3 million people (32.6 million fewer people live in South Carolina).
This to-scale comparison of California vs. South Carolina uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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