Iowa vs Japan (Statistical Comparison)

Iowa is a state in the United States of America located in the Midwestern region of the country, whereas Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Iowa and Japan regarding various aspects.


Is Iowa bigger than Japan?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Japan is 145,937 sq mi. Iowa is smaller than Japan by 90,079.9 sq mi. Iowa is around 2.62 times smaller than Japan.

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

Area of Iowa compared to Japan

Area of Japan:  145,937 sq mi ( 377,975 km2 )

Area of Japan 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 Japan

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Japan as of 2020, was estimated to be around 125,836,021.

Population of Japan compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Japan.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Japan is Tokyo.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Japan: Japanese


Iowa: Iowan
Japan: Japanese

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Japan: JP

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Japan as of 2019: 0.919

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Japan Time Zone: 

UTC + 9 (Japan Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Japan:
36° 0′ 0″ N138° 0′ 0″ E

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