Indiana vs Afghanistan (Statistical Comparison)

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Is Indiana bigger than Afghanistan

Indiana is a state in the United States of America located in the Midwestern region of the country, whereas Afghanistan is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Indiana and Afghanistan regarding various aspects.


Is Indiana bigger than Afghanistan?

The total area of Indiana is 36,418 sq mi, and the total area of Afghanistan is 252,073 sq mi. Indiana is smaller than Afghanistan by 215,655 sq mi. Indiana is around 6.93 times smaller than Afghanistan.

Area of Indiana: 36,418 sq mi ( 94,321 km2 )

Area of Indiana compared to Afghanistan

Area of Afghanistan:  252,073 sq mi ( 652,867 km2 )

Area of Afghanistan compared to Indiana


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Indiana as of 1st July 2021, was estimated to be around 6,805,985.

Population of Indiana compared to Afghanistan

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Afghanistan as of 2020, was estimated to be around 38,928,341.

Population of Afghanistan compared to Indiana

Here is some more data comparison between Indiana and Afghanistan.

The capital of Indiana is Indianapolis, and the capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.

Official Languages

Indiana: English
Afghanistan: Pashto, Dari Persian


Indiana: Hoosier
Afghanistan: Afghan

ISO 3166 Code

Indiana: US-IN
Afghanistan: AF

Human Development Index

HDI of Indiana as of 2019: 0.912
HDI of Afghanistan as of 2019: 0.511

Indiana Time Zone: 

(80 Counties)

UTC  – 5 (Eastern Standard Time Zone)

Summer (DST):
UTC  – 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

(12 Counties)

UTC  – 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Afghanistan Time Zone: 

UTC + 4:30 (Solar Hijri Calendar)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Indiana:
39° 53′ 39.12″ N, 86° 16′ 53.76″ W

Coordinates of Afghanistan:
33° 0′ 0″ N65° 0′ 0″ E

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