Illinois vs Switzerland (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Illinois bigger than Switzerland?

The total area of Illinois is 57,915 sq mi, and the total area of Switzerland is 15,940 sq mi. Illinois is bigger than Switzerland by 41,975 sq mi. Illinois is around 3.64 times bigger than Switzerland.

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

Area of Illinois compared to Switzerland

Area of Switzerland:  15,940 sq mi ( 41,285 km2 )

Area of Switzerland 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 Switzerland

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Switzerland as of 30th May 2022, is estimated to be around 8,776,150.

Population of Switzerland compared to Illinois

Here is some more data comparison between Illinois and Switzerland.

The capital of Illinois is Springfield, and the capital city of Switzerland is Bern.

Official Languages

Illinois: English
Switzerland: German, French, Italian


Illinois: Illinoisan
Switzerland: Swiss

ISO 3166 Code

Illinois: US-IL
Switzerland: CH

Human Development Index

HDI of Illinois as of 2019: 0.934
HDI of Switzerland as of 2019: 0.955

Illinois Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Switzerland Time Zone: 

UTC + 1 (Central European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 2 (Central European Summer Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Switzerland:
46° 50′ 0″ N8° 20′ 0″ E

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