Illinois vs Zambia (Statistical Comparison)

Illinois is a state in the United States of America located in the mid-Western region of the country, whereas Zambia is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central, Southern and East Africa. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Illinois and Zambia regarding various aspects.


Is Illinois bigger than Zambia?

The total area of Illinois is 57,915 sq mi, and the total area of Zambia is 290,587 sq mi. Illinois is smaller than Zambia by 232,672 sq mi. Illinois is around 5.02 times smaller than Zambia.

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

Area of Illinois compared to Zambia

Area of Zambia:  290,587 sq mi ( 752,618 km2 )

Area of Zambia 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 Zambia

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Zambia as of 30th May 2022, is estimated to be around 19,420,545.

Population of Zambia compared to Illinois

Here is some more data comparison between Illinois and Zambia.

The capital of Illinois is Springfield, and the capital city of Zambia is Lusaka.

Official Languages

Illinois: English
Zambia: English


Illinois: Illinoisan
Zambia: Zambian

ISO 3166 Code

Illinois: US-IL
Zambia: ZM

Human Development Index

HDI of Illinois as of 2019: 0.934
HDI of Zambia as of 2019: 0.584

Illinois Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Zambia Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (Central Africa Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Zambia:
15° 0′ 0″ S30° 0′ 0″ E

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