Iowa vs Portugal (Statistical Comparison)

Iowa is a state in the United States of America located in the Midwestern region of the country, whereas Portugal is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Iowa and Portugal regarding various aspects.


Is Iowa bigger than Portugal?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Portugal is 35,603 sq mi. Iowa is bigger than Portugal by 20,254.1 sq mi. Iowa is around 1.57 times bigger than Portugal.

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

Area of Iowa compared to Portugal

Area of Portugal:  35,603 sq mi ( 92,212 km2 )

Area of Portugal 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 Portugal

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Portugal as of 2020, was estimated to be around 10,297,081.

Population of Portugal compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Portugal.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Portugal is Lisbon.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Portugal: Portuguese


Iowa: Iowan
Portugal: Portuguese

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Portugal: PT

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Portugal as of 2019: 0.864

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Portugal Time Zone: 

UTC (Western European Time)
UTC – 1 (Atlantic, Azores)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 1 (Western European Summer Time )
UTC (Atlantic, Azores)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Portugal:
38° 42′ 0″ N9° 11′ 0″ W

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