Iowa vs El Salvador (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than El Salvador?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of El Salvador is 8,124 sq mi. Iowa is bigger than El Salvador by 47,733.1 sq mi. Iowa is around 6.88 times bigger than El Salvador.

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

Area of Iowa compared to El Salvador

Area of El Salvador:  8,124 sq mi ( 21,041 km2 )

Area of El Salvador 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 El Salvador

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of El Salvador as of 2020, was estimated to be around 6,486,201.

Population of El Salvador compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and El Salvador.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of El Salvador is San Salvador.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
El Salvador: Spanish


Iowa: Iowan
El Salvador: Salvadoran, Salvadorian, Salvadorean

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
El Salvador: SV

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of El Salvador as of 2019: 0.673

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

El Salvador Time Zone: 

UTC – 6 (North American Central Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of El Salvador:
13° 41′ 0″ N89° 11′ 0″ W

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