Iowa vs South Korea (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than South Korea?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of South Korea is 38,750 sq mi. Iowa is bigger than South Korea by 17,107.1 sq mi. Iowa is around 1.45 times bigger than South Korea.

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

Area of Iowa compared to South Korea

Area of South Korea:  38,750 sq mi ( 100,363 km2 )

Area of South Korea 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 South Korea

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of South Korea as of 2020, was estimated to be around 51,836,239.

Population of South Korea compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and South Korea.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of South Korea is Seoul.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
South Korea: Korean


Iowa: Iowan
South Korea: South Korean, Korean

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
South Korea: KR

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of South Korea as of 2019: 0.916

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

South Korea Time Zone: 

UTC + 9 (Korea Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of South Korea:
36° 0′ 0″ N128° 0′ 0″ E

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