North Carolina vs Portugal (Statistical Comparison)

North Carolina is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States of America, whereas Portugal is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between North Carolina and Portugal regarding various aspects.


Is North Carolina bigger than Portugal?

The total area of North Carolina is 53,819 sq mi, and the total area of Portugal is 35,603 sq mi. North Carolina is bigger than Portugal by 18,216 sq mi. North Carolina is around 1.51 times bigger than Portugal.

Area of North Carolina: 53,819 sq mi ( 139,390 km2 )

Area of North Carolina compared to Portugal

Area of Portugal35,603 sq mi ( 92,212 km2 )

Area of Portugal compared to North Carolina


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of North Carolina as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 10,551,162.

Population of North Carolina compared to Portugal

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Portugal as of 2020, was estimated to be around 10,297,081.

Population of Portugal compared to North Carolina

Here is some more data comparison between North Carolina and Portugal.

The capital city of North Carolina is Raleigh and the capital city of Portugal is Lisbon.

Official Languages

North Carolina: English
Portugal: Portuguese


North Carolina: North Carolinian
Portugal: Portuguese

ISO 3166 Code

North Carolina: US-NC
Portugal: PT

North Carolina Time Zone: 

UTC – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

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

Portugal Time Zone: 

UTC (Western European Time)
UTC – 1 (Atlantic, Azores)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 1 (Western European Summer Time )
UTC (Atlantic, Azores)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of North Carolina:
35° 33′ 20.52″ N, 79° 23′ 15.72″ W

Coordinates of Portugal:
38° 42′ 0″ N, 9° 11′ 0″ W

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