Kentucky vs Afghanistan (Statistical Comparison)

Kentucky is a state located in the Southeastern 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 Kentucky and Afghanistan regarding various aspects.


Is Kentucky bigger than Afghanistan?

The total area of Kentucky is 40,408 sq mi, and the total area of Afghanistan is 252,073 sq mi. Kentucky is smaller than Afghanistan by 211,665 sq mi. Kentucky is around 6.24 times smaller than Afghanistan.

Area of Kentucky:  40,408 sq mi ( 104,656 km2 )

Area of Kentucky compared to Afghanistan

Area of Afghanistan:  252,073 sq mi ( 652,867 km2 )

Area of Afghanistan compared to Kentucky


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Kentucky as of 1st July 2021, was estimated to be around 4,509,394.

Population of Kentucky compared to Afghanistan

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Afghanistan as of 2020, was estimated to be around 38,928,341.

Population of Afghanistan compared to Kentucky

Here is some more data comparison between Kentucky and Afghanistan.

The capital city of Kentucky is Frankfort, and the capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.

Official Languages

Kentucky: English
Afghanistan: Pashto, Dari Persian


Kentucky: Kentuckian
Afghanistan: Afghan

ISO 3166 Code

Kentucky: US-KY
Afghanistan: AF

Human Development Index

HDI of Kentucky as of 2019: 0.890
HDI of Afghanistan as of 2019: 0.511

Kentucky Time Zone: 

UTC − 5 (Eastern Time Zone)
UTC − 6 (Central Time Zone)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
UTC − 5 (Central Daylight Time)

Afghanistan Time Zone: 

UTC + 4:30 (Solar Hijri Calendar)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Kentucky:
37° 32′ 4.92″ N, 85° 18′ 7.56″ W

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

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