South Dakota vs New Zealand (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 New Zealand is an island country in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between South Dakota and New Zealand regarding various aspects.


Is South Dakota bigger than New Zealand?

The total area of South Dakota is 77,116 sq mi, and the total area of New Zealand is 103,483 sq mi. South Dakota is smaller than New Zealand by 26,367 sq mi. South Dakota is around 1.34 times smaller than New Zealand.

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

Area of South Dakota compared to New Zealand

Area of New Zealand103,483 sq mi ( 268,021 km2 )

Area of New Zealand 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 New Zealand

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of New Zealand as of 2020, was estimated to be around 5,084,300.

Population of New Zealand compared to South Dakota

Here is some more data comparison between South Dakota and New Zealand.

The capital city of South Dakota is Pierre, and the capital city of New Zealand is Wellington.

Official Languages

South Dakota: English, O’ceti Sakowin
New Zealand: English, Maori, NZ Sign Language


South Dakota: South Dakotan
New Zealand: New Zealander

ISO 3166 Code

South Dakota: US-SD
New Zealand: NZ

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)

New Zealand Time Zone: 

UTC + 12 (Time in New Zealand)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 13 (New Zealand Day Time)

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of New Zealand:
42° 0′ 0″ S, 173° 0′ 0″ E

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