Illinois vs the Netherlands (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Illinois bigger than the Netherlands?

The total area of Illinois is 57,915 sq mi, and the total area of the Netherlands is 16,164 sq mi. Illinois is bigger than the Netherlands by 41,751 sq mi. Illinois is around 3.59 times bigger than the Netherlands.

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

Area of Illinois compared to the Netherlands

Area of the Netherlands:  16,164 sq mi ( 41,865 km2 )

Area of the Netherlands 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 the Netherlands

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of the Netherlands as of 30th May 2022, is estimated to be around 17,206,844.

Population of the Netherlands compared to Illinois

Here is some more data comparison between Illinois and the Netherlands.

The capital of Illinois is Springfield, and the capital city of the Netherlands is Amsterdam.

Official Languages

Illinois: English
The Netherlands: Dutch


Illinois: Illinoisan
The Netherlands: Dutch

ISO 3166 Code

Illinois: US-IL
The Netherlands: NL

Human Development Index

HDI of Illinois as of 2019: 0.934
HDI of the Netherlands as of 2019: 0.944

Illinois Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

The Netherlands Time Zone: 

UTC + 1 (Central European Time)
UTC -4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 2 (Central European Summer Time)
UTC -4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of the Netherlands:
52° 19′ 0″ N5° 33′ 0″ E

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