Iowa vs the Netherlands (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than the Netherlands?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of the Netherlands is 16,164 sq mi. Iowa is bigger than the Netherlands by 39,693.1 sq mi. Iowa is around 3.46 times bigger than the Netherlands.

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

Area of Iowa compared to the Netherlands

Area of the Netherlands:  16,164 sq mi ( 41,865 km2 )

Area of the Netherlands 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 the Netherlands

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of the Netherlands as of 2020, was estimated to be around 17,441,500.

Population of the Netherlands compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and the Netherlands.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of the Netherlands is Amsterdam.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
The Netherlands: Dutch


Iowa: Iowan
The Netherlands: Dutch

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
The Netherlands: NL

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of the Netherlands as of 2019: 0.944

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

The Netherlands Time Zone: 

UTC + 1 (Central European Time)
UTC -4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 2 (Central European Summer Time)
UTC -4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of the Netherlands:
52° 19′ 0″ N5° 33′ 0″ E

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