South Dakota vs Afghanistan (Statistical Comparison)

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South Dakota Size Comparison

South Dakota is a state in the North Central region 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 South Dakota and Afghanistan regarding various aspects.


Is South Dakota bigger than Afghanistan?

The total area of South Dakota is 77,116 sq mi, and the total area of Afghanistan is 252,073 sq mi. South Dakota is smaller than Afghanistan by 174,957 sq mi. South Dakota is around 3.27 times smaller than Afghanistan.

Area of South Dakota:  77,116 sq mi ( 199,729 km2 )

Area of South Dakota compared to Afghanistan

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

Area of Afghanistan compared to South Dakota


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of South Dakota as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 895,376.

Population of South Dakota 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 South Dakota

Here is some more data comparison between South Dakota and Afghanistan.

The capital city of South Dakota is Pierre, and the capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.

Official Languages

South Dakota: English, O’ceti Sakowin
Afghanistan: Pashto, Dari Persian


South Dakota: South Dakotan
Afghanistan: Afghan

ISO 3166 Code

South Dakota: US-SD
Afghanistan: AF

South Dakota Time Zone: 

UTC – 6 (Central Standard Time)
UTC – 7 (Mountain Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC – 5 (Central Daylight Time)
UTC – 6 (Mountain Daylight Time)

Afghanistan Time Zone: 

UTC + 4:30 (Solar Hijri Calendar)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of South Dakota:
44° 26′ 39.48″ N, 100° 13′ 34.68″ W

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

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