New Jersey vs Nigeria (Statistical Comparison)

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


Is New Jersey bigger than Nigeria?

The total area of New Jersey is 8722.58 sq mi, and the total area of Nigeria is 356,669 sq mi. New Jersey is smaller than Nigeria by 347,946.42 sq mi. New Jersey is around 40.89 times smaller than Nigeria.

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

Area of New Jersey compared to Nigeria

Area of Nigeria356,669 sq mi ( 923,769 km2 )

Area of Nigeria 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 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 New Jersey

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

The capital city of New Jersey is Trenton and the capital city of Nigeria is Abuja.

Official Languages

New Jersey: None
Nigeria: English, Yoruba, Igbo


New Jersey: New Jerseyan, New Jerseyite
Nigeria: Nigerian

ISO 3166 Code

New Jersey: US-NJ
Nigeria: NG

Human Development Index

HDI of New Jersey as of 2019: 0.948
HDI of Nigeria as of 2019: 0.539

New Jersey Time Zone: 

UTC – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

UTC – 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Nigeria Time Zone: 

UTC + 1 (West Africa Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Nigeria:
8° 0′ 0″ N, 10° 0′ 0″ E

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