Iowa vs New Zealand (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than New Zealand?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of New Zealand is 103,483 sq mi. Iowa is smaller than New Zealand by 47,625.9 sq mi. Iowa is around 1.86 times smaller than New Zealand.

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

Area of Iowa compared to New Zealand

Area of New Zealand:  103,483 sq mi ( 268,021 km2 )

Area of New Zealand 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 New Zealand

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of New Zealand as of 2020, was estimated to be around 5,084,300.

Population of New Zealand compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and New Zealand.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of New Zealand is Wellington.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
New Zealand: English, Maori, NZ Sign Language


Iowa: Iowan
New Zealand: New Zealander

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
New Zealand: NZ

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of New Zealand as of 2019: 0.931

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

New Zealand Time Zone: 

UTC + 12 (Time in New Zealand)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 13 (New Zealand Day Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of New Zealand:
42° 0′ 0″ S173° 0′ 0″ E

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