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 Afghanistan: 252,073 sq mi ( 652,867 km2 )
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.
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.
Here is some more data comparison between Illinois and Afghanistan.
The capital of Illinois is Springfield, and the capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.
Afghanistan: Pashto, Dari Persian
ISO 3166 Code
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)
UTC − 5 (Central Daylight Time)
Afghanistan Time Zone:
UTC + 4:30 (Solar Hijri Calendar)
Coordinates of Illinois:
40° 2′ 30.12″ N, 89° 11′ 47.4″ W
Coordinates of Afghanistan:
33° 0′ 0″ N, 65° 0′ 0″ E
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