Alaska vs New Zealand (Statistical Comparison)

Alaska is a state located in the Western United States on the northwest extremity of North America, whereas New Zealand is an island country in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Alaska and New Zealand regarding various aspects.


Is Alaska bigger than New Zealand?

The total area of Alaska is 663,268 sq mi, and the total area of New Zealand is 103,483 sq mi. Alaska is bigger than New Zealand by 559,785 sq mi. Alaska is around 6.41 times bigger than New Zealand.

Area of Alaska:  663,268 sq mi ( 1,717,856 km2 )

Area of Alaska compared to New Zealand

Area of New Zealand:  103,483 sq mi ( 268,021 km2 )

Area of New Zealand compared to Alaska


According to the United States Census Bureau data, the total population of Alaska as of 1st July 2021, was estimated to be around 732,673.

Population of Alaska compared to New Zealand

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of New Zealand as of 3rd April 2022, is estimated to be around 4,891,211.

Population of New Zealand compared to Alaska

Here is some more data comparison between Alaska and New Zealand.

The capital of Alaska is Juneau, and the capital city of New Zealand is Wellington.

Official Languages

Alaska: Multiple Official Languages
New Zealand: English, Maori, NZ Sign Language


Alaska: Alaskan
New Zealand: New Zealander

ISO 3166 Code

Alaska: US-AK
New Zealand: NZ

Human Development Index

HDI of Alaska as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of New Zealand as of 2019: 0.931

Alaska Time Zone: 

UTC − 9 (Alaska Time Zone)
UTC − 10 (Hawaii – Aleutian Time Zone)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 8 (Alaska Daylight Time)
UTC − 9 (Hawaii – Aleutian Daylight Time)

New Zealand Time Zone: 

UTC + 12 (Time in New Zealand)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 13 (New Zealand Day Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Alaska:
64° 4′ 6.6″ N, 152° 16′ 41.52″ W

Coordinates of New Zealand:
42° 0′ 0″ S173° 0′ 0″ E

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