Iowa vs Latvia (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than Latvia?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Latvia is 24,983 sq mi. Iowa is bigger than Latvia by 30,874.1 sq mi. Iowa is around 2.24 times bigger than Latvia.

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

Area of Iowa compared to Latvia

Area of Latvia:  24,983 sq mi ( 64,589 km2 )

Area of Latvia 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 Latvia

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Latvia as of 2020, was estimated to be around 1,901,548.

Population of Latvia compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Latvia.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Latvia is Riga.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Latvia: Latvian


Iowa: Iowan
Latvia: Latvian

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Latvia: LV

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Latvia as of 2019: 0.866

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Latvia 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 Latvia:
57° 0′ 0″ N25° 0′ 0″ E

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