Iowa vs Sri Lanka (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than Sri Lanka?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Sri Lanka is 25,330 sq mi. Iowa is bigger than Sri Lanka by 30,527.1 sq mi. Iowa is around 2.21 times bigger than Sri Lanka.

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

Area of Iowa compared to Sri Lanka

Area of Sri Lanka:  25,330 sq mi ( 65,610 km2 )

Area of Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Sri Lanka as of 2020, was estimated to be around 21,919,000.

Population of Sri Lanka compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Sri Lanka.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital cities of Sri Lanka are Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (legislative) and Colombo (executive and judicial).

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Sri Lanka: Sinhala, Tamil


Iowa: Iowan
Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Sri Lanka: LK

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Sri Lanka as of 2019: 0.782

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Sri Lanka Time Zone: 

UTC + 5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Sri Lanka:
7° 0′ 0″ N81° 0′ 0″ E

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