Iowa vs Switzerland (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than Switzerland?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Switzerland is 15,940 sq mi. Iowa is bigger than Switzerland by 39,917.1 sq mi. Iowa is around 3.51 times bigger than Switzerland.

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

Area of Iowa compared to Switzerland

Area of Switzerland:  15,940 sq mi ( 41,285 km2 )

Area of Switzerland 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 Switzerland

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Switzerland as of 2020, was estimated to be around 8,636,561.

Population of Switzerland comapred to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Switzerland.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Switzerland is Bern.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Switzerland: German, French, Italian


Iowa: Iowan
Switzerland: Swiss

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Switzerland: CH

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Switzerland as of 2019: 0.955

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Switzerland Time Zone: 

UTC + 1 (Central European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 2 (Central European Summer Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Switzerland:
46° 50′ 0″ N8° 20′ 0″ E

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