Iowa vs Madagascar (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than Madagascar?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Madagascar is 226,658 sq mi. Iowa is smaller than Madagascar by 170,800.9 sq mi. Iowa is around 4.06 times smaller than Madagascar.

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

Area of Iowa compared to Madagascar

Area of Madagascar:  226,658 sq mi ( 587,041 km2 )

Area of Madagascar 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 Madagascar

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Madagascar as of 2020, was estimated to be around 27,691,019.

Population of Madagascar compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Madagascar.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Madagascar is Antananarivo.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Madagascar: Malagasy, French


Iowa: Iowan
Madagascar: Malagasy

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Madagascar: MG

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Madagascar as of 2019: 0.528

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Madagascar Time Zone: 

UTC + 3 (East Africa Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Madagascar:
20° 0′ 0″ S47° 0′ 0″ E

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