Colorado vs Afghanistan (Statistical Comparison)

Colorado is a state located in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States, whereas Afghanistan is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Colorado and Afghanistan regarding various aspects.


Is Colorado bigger than Afghanistan?

The total area of Colorado is 104,094 sq mi, and the total area of Afghanistan is 251,830 sq mi. Colorado is smaller than Afghanistan by 147,736 sq mi. Colorado is around 2.42 times smaller than Afghanistan.

Area of Colorado: 104,094 sq mi ( 269,837 km2 )

Area of Colorado compared to Afghanistan

Area of Afghanistan:  251,830 sq mi ( 652,230 km2 )

Area of Afghanistan compared to Colorado


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Colorado as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 5,812,069.

Population of Colorado compared to Afghanistan

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Afghanistan as of 13th April 2022, is estimated to be around 40,550,850.

Population of Afghanistan compared to Colorado

Here is some more data comparison between Colorado and Afghanistan.

The capital of Colorado is Denver, and the capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.

Official Languages

Colorado: English
Afghanistan: Pashto, Dari Persian


Colorado: Coloradan
Afghanistan: Afghan

ISO 3166 Code

Colorado: US-CO
Afghanistan: AF

Human Development Index

HDI of Colorado as of 2019: 0.948
HDI of Afghanistan as of 2019: 0.511

Colorado Time Zone: 

UTC − 7 (Mountain Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 6 (Mountain Daylight Time)

Afghanistan Time Zone: 

UTC + 4:30 (Solar Hijri Calendar)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Colorado:
38° 59′ 49.92″ N, 105° 32′ 52.08″ W

Coordinates of Afghanistan:
33° 0′ 0″ N65° 0′ 0″ E

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