California , the third largest state in the United States, measures 560 miles from west to east and 1040 miles from north to south at its widest and longest.
“Can you believe that California is the size of the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Kosovo and Czech Republic combined.” California’s geographic size ranks it 59th if it were a nation, the analysis found. There are 141 countries that could each fit inside the Golden State.
At 163,695 square miles, California is a big state — the third largest, of course, after Alaska and Texas. Surprisingly enough, if California were a country it would also be considered relatively big , ranking as the 59th largest country by area out of around 200 countries , just a tad larger than Paraguay.
In 1849, Californians sought statehood and, after heated debate in the U.S. Congress arising out of the slavery issue, California entered the Union as a free, nonslavery state by the Compromise of 1850. California became the 31st state on September 9, 1850.
The Golden State
Alaska has the largest land area in the United States followed by Texas and California.
Japan is around the same size as California . California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while Japan is approximately 377,915 sq km, making Japan 93.57% the size of California . Meanwhile, the population of California is ~37.3 million people (88.3 million more people live in Japan ).
California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while Italy is approximately 301,340 sq km, making Italy 74.61% the size of California .
Texas is bigger than California , making it the largest state of the 48 contiguous states, but measured by population, the rankings are reversed. California is the most populous state with 39,776,830 residents, according to 2017 U.S. Census estimates, while Texas had a population of 28,704,330.
When compared with the map of the United States, Germany is about 85% the size of California which is 163,695.7 square miles in area.
California’s GDP, at 2.448 trillion dollars is 80% larger that Russia’s GDP, at 1.3 trillion dollars. So, 56,435*1,357,000,000 = 76,580,000,000,000, or 76 trillion, which is larger than world GDP, which is estimated at 74.31 trillion dollars.
In total there are 11 U.S. states that are bigger than Britain , including Alaska, Texas, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California and Michigan. Oil-rich Texas is almost three times the size of the UK , while sunny California is almost twice as big.
It’s been a good year for California if the oft-quoted “best- state ” rankings by U.S. News & World Report mean anything. The state’s robust economy, alluring environment and high-quality healthcare helped it score a No. 19 overall ranking among the states.
On June 14, 1846, American settlers in Sonoma rose up against the Mexican authorities who governed the territory and declared the establishment of the independent California Republic.
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