Illinois vs Bulgaria (Statistical Comparison)

Illinois is a state in the United States of America located in the mid-Western region of the country, whereas Bulgaria is a country located in Southeast Europe. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Illinois and Bulgaria regarding various aspects.


Is Illinois bigger than Bulgaria?

The total area of Illinois is 57,915 sq mi, and the total area of Bulgaria is 42,854.9 sq mi. Illinois is bigger than Bulgaria by 15,060.1 sq mi. Illinois is around 1.36 times bigger than Bulgaria.

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

Area of Illinois compared to Bulgaria

Area of Bulgaria:  42,854.9 sq mi ( 110,993.6 km2 )

Area of Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Bulgaria as of 29th May 2022, is estimated to be around 6,851,430.

Population of Bulgaria compared to Illinois

Here is some more data comparison between Illinois and Bulgaria.

The capital of Illinois is Springfield, and the capital city of Bulgaria is Sofia.

Official Languages

Illinois: English
Bulgaria: Bulgarian


Illinois: Illinoisan
Bulgaria: Bulgarian

ISO 3166 Code

Illinois: US-IL
Bulgaria: BG

Human Development Index

HDI of Illinois as of 2019: 0.934
HDI of Bulgaria as of 2019: 0.816

Illinois Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Bulgaria Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Bulgaria:
42° 41′ 0″ N23° 19′ 0″ E

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