Iowa vs Ethiopia (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than Ethiopia?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Ethiopia is 426,400 sq mi. Iowa is smaller than Ethiopia by 370,542.9 sq mi. Iowa is around 7.64 times smaller than Ethiopia.

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

Area of Iowa compared to Ethiopia

Area of Ethiopia:  426,400 sq mi ( 1,104,300 km2 )

Area of Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Ethiopia as of 2020, was estimated to be around 114,963,583.

Population of Ethiopia compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Ethiopia.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Ethiopia: Afar, English, Somali, Amharic


Iowa: Iowan
Ethiopia: Ethiopian

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Ethiopia: ET

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Ethiopia as of 2019: 0.485

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Ethiopia Time Zone: 

UTC + 3 (East Africa Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Ethiopia:
8° 0′ 0″ N38° 0′ 0″ E

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