Louisiana vs Afghanistan (Statistical Comparison)

Louisiana is a state in the Deep South and South Central regions 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 Louisiana and Afghanistan regarding various aspects.


Is Louisiana bigger than Afghanistan?

The total area of Louisiana is 52,070 sq mi, and the total area of Afghanistan is 252,073 sq mi. Louisiana is smaller than Afghanistan by 200,003 sq mi. Louisiana is around 4.85 times smaller than Afghanistan.

Area of Louisiana: 52,070 sq mi ( 135,382 km2 )

Area of Louisiana compared to Afghanistan

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

Area of Afghanistan compared to Louisiana


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Louisiana as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 4,624,047.

Population of Louisiana 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 Louisiana

Here is some more data comparison between Louisiana and Afghanistan.

The capital city of Louisiana is Baton Rouge, and the capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.

Official Languages

Louisiana: English
Afghanistan: Pashto, Dari Persian


Louisiana: Louisianian, Louisianais, Luisiano
Afghanistan: Afghan

ISO 3166 Code

Louisiana: US-LA
Afghanistan: AF

Human Development Index

HDI of Louisiana as of 2019: 0.893
HDI of Afghanistan as of 2019: 0.511

Louisiana Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

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

Afghanistan Time Zone: 

UTC + 4:30 (Solar Hijri Calendar)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Louisiana:
31° 4′ 8.04″ N, 91° 59′ 48.48″ W

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

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