Is Texas Bigger Than Afghanistan? (Comparison)

Texas is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America, whereas Afghanistan is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between the US state Texas and Afghanistan regarding various aspects.


Is Texas bigger than Afghanistan?

The total area of Texas is 268,596 sq mi, and the total area of Afghanistan is 251,830 sq mi. Texas is bigger than Afghanistan by 16,766 sq mi. Texas is around 1.1 times bigger than Afghanistan.

Area of Texas:  268,596 sq mi ( 695,662 km2 )

Area of Texas compared to Afghanistan

Area of Afghanistan:  251,830 sq mi ( 652,230 km2 )

Area of Afghanistan compared to Texas


According to the data from the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Texas as of 2019 was 29 Million.

Population of Texas compared to Afghanistan

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the current population of Afghanistan as of 24th May 2021, is 39,743,070.

Population of Afghanistan compared to Texas

Here is some more data comparison between Texas and Afghanistan.

The capital city of Texas is Austin, and the capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.

Official Languages

Texas: No official language, but English is the main spoken language.
Afghanistan: Pashto, Dari Persian

Human Development Index

HDI of Texas as of 2018: 0.909
HDI of Afghanistan as of 2019: 0.511

Texas Timezone:

UTC − 6 (Central Time Zone)
UTC − 7 (Mountain Time Zone)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 5 (Central Daylight Time)
UTC − 6 (Mountain Daylight Time)

Afghanistan Timezone: 

UTC + 4:30 (Solar Calander)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Texas:
31° 28′ 32.52″ N99° 19′ 52.32″ W

Coordinates of Afghanistan:
33° 0′ 0″ N65° 0′ 0″ E

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