Kentucky vs Nigeria (Statistical Comparison)

Kentucky is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States of America, whereas Nigeria is a country located in West Africa. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Kentucky and Nigeria regarding various aspects.


Is Kentucky bigger than Nigeria?

The total area of Kentucky is 40,408 sq mi, and the total area of Nigeria is 356,669 sq mi. Kentucky is smaller than Nigeria by 316,261 sq mi. Kentucky is around 8.83 times smaller than Nigeria.

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

Area of Kentucky compared to Nigeria

Area of Nigeria:  356,669 sq mi ( 923,769 km2 )

Area of Nigeria 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 Nigeria

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Nigeria as of 2020, was estimated to be around 206,139,587.

Population of Nigeria compared to Kentucky

Here is some more data comparison between Kentucky and Nigeria.

The capital city of Kentucky is Frankfort, and the capital city of Nigeria is Abuja.

Official Languages

Kentucky: English
Nigeria: English, Yoruba, Igbo


Kentucky: Kentuckian
Nigeria: Nigerian

ISO 3166 Code

Kentucky: US-KY
Nigeria: NG

Human Development Index

HDI of Kentucky as of 2019: 0.890
HDI of Nigeria as of 2019: 0.539

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)

Nigeria Time Zone: 

UTC + 1 (West Africa Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Nigeria:
8° 0′ 0″ N10° 0′ 0″ E

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