New Jersey vs Afghanistan (Statistical Comparison)

New Jersey is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern 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 New Jersey and Afghanistan regarding various aspects.


Is New Jersey bigger than Afghanistan?

The total area of New Jersey is 8722.58 sq mi, and the total area of Afghanistan is 252,073 sq mi. New Jersey is smaller than Afghanistan by 243,350.42 sq mi. New Jersey is around 28.90 times smaller than Afghanistan.

Area of New Jersey: 8722.58 sq mi ( 22,591.38 km2 )

Area of New Jersey compared to Afghanistan

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

Area of Afghanistan compared to New Jersey


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of New Jersey as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 9,267,130.

Population of New Jersey 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 New Jersey

Here is some more data comparison between New Jersey and Afghanistan.

The capital city of New Jersey is Trenton and the capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.

Official Languages

New Jersey: None
Afghanistan: Pashto, Dari Persian


New Jersey: New Jerseyan, New Jerseyite
Afghanistan: Afghan

ISO 3166 Code

New Jersey: US-NJ
Afghanistan: AF

Human Development Index

HDI of New Jersey as of 2019: 0.948
HDI of Afghanistan as of 2019: 0.511

New Jersey Time Zone: 

UTC – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

UTC – 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Afghanistan Time Zone: 

UTC + 4:30 (Solar Hijri Calendar)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of New Jersey:
40° 11′ 26.52″ N, 74° 40′ 22.08″ W

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

You may also like to read:

New Jersey vs Yemen Comparison

New Jersey vs Zambia Comparison

New Jersey vs Zimbabwe Comparison

Leave a Comment