Iowa vs Saudi Arabia (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than Saudi Arabia?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Saudi Arabia is 830,000 sq mi. Iowa is smaller than Saudi Arabia by 774,142.9 sq mi. Iowa is around 14.86 times smaller than Saudi Arabia.

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

Area of Iowa compared to Saudi Arabia

Area of Saudi Arabia:  830,000 sq mi ( 2,149,690 km2 )

Area of Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Saudi Arabia as of 2020, was estimated to be around 34,813,867.

Population of Saudi Arabia compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Saudi Arabia.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Saudi Arabia is Riyad.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Saudi Arabia: Arabic


Iowa: Iowan
Saudi Arabia: Saudi, Saudi Arabian

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Saudi Arabia: SA

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Saudi Arabia as of 2019: 0.854

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Saudi Arabia Time Zone: 

UTC + 3 (Arabic Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Saudi Arabia:
24° 0′ 0″ N45° 0′ 0″ E

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