Is the UK Bigger Than Afghanistan? (Comparison)

The United Kingdom is a country located in North-Western Europe, 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 United Kingdom and Afghanistan regarding various aspects.

Size

Is the United Kingdom bigger than Afghanistan?

The total area of the United Kingdom is 242,495 sq km, and the total area of Afghanistan is 652,230 sq km. The United Kingdom is smaller than Afghanistan by 409,735 sq km. The UK is around 2.69 times smaller than Afghanistan.

Area of the United Kingdom:  93,628 sq mi ( 242,495 km2 )

Area of the UK compared to Afghanistan

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

Area of Afghanistan compared to the UK

Population

According to the Worldometer data, the total population of the United Kingdom as of 26th July 2021, is estimated to be around 68,259,263.

Population of the UK compared to Afghanistan

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of Afghanistan as of 27th July 2021, is estimated to be around 39,873,062.

Population of Afghanistan compared to the UK

Here is some more data comparison between the United Kingdom and Afghanistan.

The capital city of the United Kingdom is London, and the capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.

Official Languages

The UK: English
Afghanistan: Pashto, Dari Persian

Human Development Index

HDI of the UK as of 2019: 0.932
HDI of Afghanistan as of 2019: 0.511

United Kingdom Timezone: 

UTC (Greenwich Mean Time)
UTC (Western European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 1 (British Summer Time)
UTC + 1 (Western European Summer Time)

Afghanistan Timezone: 

UTC + 4:30 (Solar Hijri Calander)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of the United Kingdom:
55° 0′ 0″ N, 3° 0′ 0″ W

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

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