Iowa vs Peru (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than Peru?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Peru is 496,225 sq mi. Iowa is smaller than Peru by 440,367.9 sq mi. Iowa is around 8.89 times smaller than Peru.

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

Area of Iowa compared to Peru

Area of Peru:  496,225 sq mi ( 1,285,216 km2 )

Area of Peru 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 Peru

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Peru as of 2020, was estimated to be around 32,971,846.

Population of Peru compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Peru.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Peru is Lima.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Peru: Spanish


Iowa: Iowan
Peru: Peruvian

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Peru: PE

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Peru as of 2019: 0.777

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Peru Time Zone: 

UTC – 5 (Peru Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Peru:
10° 0′ 0″ S76° 0′ 0″ W

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