Kentucky vs Japan (Statistical Comparison)

Kentucky is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States of America, whereas Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Kentucky and Japan regarding various aspects.


Is Kentucky bigger than Japan?

The total area of Kentucky is 40,408 sq mi, and the total area of Japan is 145,937 sq mi. Kentucky is smaller than Japan by 105,529 sq mi. Kentucky is around 3.62 times smaller than Japan.

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

Area of Kentucky compared to Japan

Area of Japan:  145,937 sq mi ( 377,975 km2 )

Area of Japan 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 Japan

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Japan as of 2020, was estimated to be around 125,836,021.

Population of Japan compared to Kentucky

Here is some more data comparison between Kentucky and Japan.

The capital city of Kentucky is Frankfort, and the capital city of Japan is Tokyo.

Official Languages

Kentucky: English
Japan: Japanese


Kentucky: Kentuckian
Japan: Japanese

ISO 3166 Code

Kentucky: US-KY
Japan: JP

Human Development Index

HDI of Kentucky as of 2019: 0.890
HDI of Japan as of 2019: 0.919

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)

Japan Time Zone: 

UTC + 9 (Japan Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Japan:
36° 0′ 0″ N138° 0′ 0″ E

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