Iowa vs Nigeria (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than Nigeria?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Nigeria is 356,669 sq mi. Iowa is smaller than Nigeria by 300,811.9 sq mi. Iowa is around 6.39 times smaller than Nigeria.

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

Area of Iowa compared to Nigeria

Area of Nigeria:  356,669 sq mi ( 923,769 km2 )

Area of Nigeria 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 Nigeria

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Nigeria as of 2020, was estimated to be around 206,139,587.

Population of Nigeria compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Nigeria.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Nigeria is Abuja.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Nigeria: English, Yoruba, Igbo


Iowa: Iowan
Nigeria: Nigerian

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Nigeria: NG

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Nigeria as of 2019: 0.539

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Nigeria Time Zone: 

UTC + 1 (West Africa Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Nigeria:
8° 0′ 0″ N10° 0′ 0″ E

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