California vs Nevada - a comparison


California is about 1.5 times the size of Nevada. California area rank - 3rd Nevada area rank - 7th


California - over 39 million Nevada - about 3.2 million

San Diego

capital city

California - Sacramento  Nevada - Carson City


Top 3 largest cities

CALIFORNIA Los Angeles San Diego San Jose NEVADA Las Vegas Henderson Reno

California has a long coastline with the Pacific Ocean. Nevada does not have a coastline.

There is a small 140 mile US-Mexico international border in California. There is no international border in Nevada.

California became a state of the US in 1850 whereas Nevada became a state in 1864.


California - Mount Whitney (14,505 ft/4,421 meters) Nevada - Boundary Peak (13,147 ft/4,007 meters)

California has the highest number of National parks in the US. There are 9 National parks in California. The most famous one is Yosemite National Park. There are 2 National parks in Nevada.

Los Angeles

California has the highest GDP among all US states. Nevada is way down on the list.

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