Iowa vs Uruguay (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is Iowa bigger than Uruguay?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Uruguay is 68,037 sq mi. Iowa is smaller than Uruguay by 12,179.9 sq mi. Iowa is around 1.22 times smaller than Uruguay.

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

Area of Iowa compared to Uruguay

Area of Uruguay:  68,037 sq mi ( 176,215 km2 )

Area of Uruguay 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 Uruguay

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Uruguay as of 2020, was estimated to be around 3,473,727.

Population of Uruguay compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Uruguay.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Uruguay is Montevideo.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Uruguay: Spanish


Iowa: Iowan
Uruguay: Uruguayan

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Uruguay: UY

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Uruguay as of 2019: 0.817

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Uruguay Time Zone: 

UTC – 3 (Uruguay Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Uruguay:
34° 53′ 0″ S56° 10′ 0″ W

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