Iowa vs Malaysia (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than Malaysia?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Malaysia is 127,724 sq mi. Iowa is smaller than Malaysia by 71,866.9 sq mi. Iowa is around 2.29 times smaller than Malaysia.

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

Area of Iowa compared to Malaysia

Area of Malaysia:  127,724 sq mi ( 330,803 km2 )

Area of Malaysia 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 Malaysia

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Malaysia as of 2020, was estimated to be around 32,365,998.

Population of Malaysia compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Malaysia.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Malaysia: Malaysian


Iowa: Iowan
Malaysia: Malaysian

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Malaysia: MY

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Malaysia as of 2019: 0.810

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Malaysia Time Zone: 

UTC + 8 (Malaysian Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Malaysia:
2° 30′ 0″ N112° 30′ 0″ E

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