Iowa vs Bulgaria (Statistical Comparison)

Iowa is a state in the United States of America located in the Midwestern region of the country, whereas Bulgaria is a country located in Southeast Europe. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Iowa and Bulgaria regarding various aspects.


Is Iowa bigger than Bulgaria?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Bulgaria is 42,854.9 sq mi. Iowa is bigger than Bulgaria by 13,002.2 sq mi. Iowa is around 1.31 times bigger than Bulgaria.

Area of Iowa: 55,857.1 sq mi ( 144,669.2 km2 )

Area of Iowa compared to Bulgaria

Area of Bulgaria:  42,854.9 sq mi ( 110,993.6 km2 )

Area of Bulgaria compared to Iowa


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.

Population of Iowa compared to Bulgaria

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Bulgaria as of 2020, was estimated to be around 6,934,015.

Population of Bulgaria compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Bulgaria.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Bulgaria is Sofia.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Bulgaria: Bulgarian


Iowa: Iowan
Bulgaria: Bulgarian

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Bulgaria: BG

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Bulgaria as of 2019: 0.816

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Bulgaria Time Zone: 

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Iowa:
42° 4′ 30.36″ N, 93° 29′ 45.6″ W

Coordinates of Bulgaria:
42° 41′ 0″ N23° 19′ 0″ E

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