Illinois vs Nigeria (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Illinois bigger than Nigeria?

The total area of Illinois is 57,915 sq mi, and the total area of Nigeria is 356,669 sq mi. Illinois is smaller than Nigeria by 298,754 sq mi. Illinois is around 6.16 times smaller than Nigeria.

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

Area of Illinois compared to Nigeria

Area of Nigeria:  356,669 sq mi ( 923,769 km2 )

Area of Nigeria 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 Nigeria

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Nigeria as of 30th May 2022, is estimated to be around 216,348,459.

Population of Nigeria compared to Illinois

Here is some more data comparison between Illinois and Nigeria.

The capital of Illinois is Springfield, and the capital city of Nigeria is Abuja.

Official Languages

Illinois: English
Nigeria: English, Yoruba, Igbo


Illinois: Illinoisan
Nigeria: Nigerian

ISO 3166 Code

Illinois: US-IL
Nigeria: NG

Human Development Index

HDI of Illinois as of 2019: 0.934
HDI of Nigeria as of 2019: 0.539

Illinois Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Nigeria Time Zone: 

UTC + 1 (West Africa Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Nigeria:
8° 0′ 0″ N10° 0′ 0″ E

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