Illinois vs Afghanistan (Statistical Comparison)

Illinois is a state in the United States of America located in the mid-Western region of the country, 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 Illinois and Afghanistan regarding various aspects.


Is Illinois bigger than Afghanistan?

The total area of Illinois is 57,915 sq mi, and the total area of Afghanistan is 252,073 sq mi. Illinois is smaller than Afghanistan by 194,158 sq mi. Illinois is around 4.36 times smaller than Afghanistan.

Area of Illinois: 57,915 sq mi ( 149,997 km2 )

Area of Illinois compared to Afghanistan

Area of Afghanistan:  252,073 sq mi ( 652,867 km2 )

Area of Afghanistan compared to Illinois


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Illinois as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 12,671,469.

Population of Illinois compared to Afghanistan

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Afghanistan as of 29th May 2022, is estimated to be around 40,668,012.

Population of Afghanistan compared to Illinois

Here is some more data comparison between Illinois and Afghanistan.

The capital of Illinois is Springfield, and the capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.

Official Languages

Illinois: English
Afghanistan: Pashto, Dari Persian


Illinois: Illinoisan
Afghanistan: Afghan

ISO 3166 Code

Illinois: US-IL
Afghanistan: AF

Human Development Index

HDI of Illinois as of 2019: 0.934
HDI of Afghanistan as of 2019: 0.511

Illinois Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 5 (Central Daylight Time)

Afghanistan Time Zone: 

UTC + 4:30 (Solar Hijri Calendar)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Illinois:
40° 2′ 30.12″ N, 89° 11′ 47.4″ W

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

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