Iowa 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 Iowa and Afghanistan regarding various aspects.
Is Iowa bigger than Afghanistan ?
The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Afghanistan is 252,073 sq mi. Iowa is smaller than Afghanistan by 196,215.9 sq mi. Iowa is around 4.52 times smaller than Afghanistan.
Area of Iowa: 55,857.1 sq mi ( 144,669.2 km2 )
Area of Afghanistan: 252,073 sq mi ( 652,867 km2 )
According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Iowa as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 3,193,079.
Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Afghanistan as of 2020, was estimated to be around 38,928,341.
Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Afghanistan .
The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.
Afghanistan: Pashto, Dari Persian
ISO 3166 Code
Human Development Index
HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Afghanistan as of 2019: 0.511
Iowa Time Zone:
UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)
UTC − 5 (Central Daylight Time)
Afghanistan Time Zone:
UTC + 4:30 (Solar Hijri Calendar)
Coordinates of Iowa:
42° 4′ 30.36″ N, 93° 29′ 45.6″ W
Coordinates of Afghanistan:
33° 0′ 0″ N, 65° 0′ 0″ E
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