New York vs Afghanistan (Statistical Comparison)

New York is a state located in the Northeastern part 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 York and Afghanistan regarding various aspects.


Is New York bigger than Afghanistan?

The total area of New York is 54,555 sq mi, and the total area of Afghanistan is 252,073 sq mi. New York is smaller than Afghanistan by 197,518 sq mi. New York is around 4.62 times smaller than Afghanistan.

Area of New York State: 54,555 sq mi ( 141,300 km2 )

Area of New York compared to Afghanistan

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

Area of Afghanistan compared to New York


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of New York as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 19,835,913.

Population of New York 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 York

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

The capital city of New York is Albany and the capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.

Official Languages

New York: English
Afghanistan: Pashto, Dari Persian


New York: New Yorker
Afghanistan: Afghan

ISO 3166 Code

New York: US-NY
Afghanistan: AF

New York Time Zone: 

UTC – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC – 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Afghanistan Time Zone: 

UTC + 4:30 (Solar Hijri Calendar)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of New York:
42° 57′ 13.68″ N, 75° 31′ 36.48″ W

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

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