Density

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Density by country

Lack of map.
A map of the world, with colours to highlight thedensity of each country. Numbers on the legend are people per square kilometer.

List of all countries

Flag Position Country Number
1 Monaco 19360.63
2 Singapore 8019.47
3 Bahrain 2181.52
4 Maldives 1801.81
5 Malta 1641.52
6 Bangladesh 1265.19
7 Barbados 668.3
8 Lebanon 667.2
9 Mauritius 623.52
10 San Marino 565.63
11 Nauru 541.7
12 South Korea 530.97
13 Rwanda 525.02
14 Netherlands 518
15 Comoros 467.27
16 India 464.15
17 Burundi 463.04
18 Israel 425.92
19 Haiti 413.73
20 Tuvalu 393.07
21 Belgium 381.64
22 Philippines 367.51
23 Sri Lanka 354.31
24 Japan 345.23
25 Grenada 330.94
26 Marshall Islands 328.86
27 Vietnam 313.92
28 El Salvador 313.04
29 Saint Lucia 301.03
30 Pakistan 286.55
31 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 284.48
32 United Kingdom 277.83
33 Jamaica 273.42
34 Trinidad and Tobago 272.81
35 Luxembourg 260.2
36 Qatar 250.74
37 Kuwait 239.65
38 Gambia 238.8
39 Liechtenstein 238.36
40 Germany 238.25
41 Sao Tome and Principe 228.29
42 Nigeria 226.34
43 Dominican Republic 224.55
44 Antigua and Barbuda 222.56
45 Switzerland 218.57
46 North Korea 214.09
47 Seychelles 214.05
48 Saint Kitts and Nevis 204.58
49 Nepal 203.26
50 Malawi 202.91
51 Italy 200.03
52 Andorra 164.39
53 Micronesia 164.32
54 Guatemala 157.32
55 Togo 152.21
56 China 148.77
57 Kiribati 147.46
58 Tonga 146.8
59 Denmark 145.79
60 Indonesia 145.68
61 United Arab Emirates 139.26
62 Czechia 138.59
63 Cabo Verde 137.96
64 Thailand 136.62
65 Ghana 136.56
66 Cyprus 130.67
67 Poland 123.95
68 France 123.08
69 Azerbaijan 122.32
70 Jordan 114.93
71 Slovakia 113.54
72 Portugal 112.5
73 Sierra Leone 110.52
74 Turkey 109.58
75 Cuba 109.12
76 Austria 108.06
77 Benin 107.51
78 Hungary 106.84
79 Slovenia 104.3
80 Armenia 104.08
81 Albania 103.57
82 Egypt 102.8
83 Ethiopia 101.8
84 Costa Rica 99.77
85 Malaysia 98.51
86 Dominica 95.99
87 Syria 95.3
88 Spain 94.78
89 Cambodia 94.71
90 Iraq 92.65
91 Moldova 91.14
92 Timor-Leste 88.66
93 Honduras 88.52
94 Senegal 86.97
95 Romania 83.82
96 Myanmar 83.35
97 Greece 83.13
98 Brunei Darussalam 83.01
99 Ivory Coast 82.95
100 Morocco 82.7
101 North Macedonia 82.61
102 Serbia 78.99
103 Uzbekistan 77.7
104 Burkina Faso 76.4
105 Ukraine 76.17
106 Tunisia 76.07
107 Ireland 72.5
108 Croatia 71.52
109 Ecuador 71.04
110 Lesotho 70.56
111 Samoa 70.11
112 Guinea-Bissau 69.99
113 Tajikistan 68.72
114 Eswatini 67.45
115 Tanzania 67.44
116 Mexico 66.33
117 Georgia 64.98
118 Bosnia and Herzegovina 64.08
119 Bulgaria 63.81
120 Afghanistan 59.63
121 Panama 58.17
122 Yemen 56.49
123 Cameroon 56.16
124 Nicaragua 55.05
125 Guinea 53.45
126 Liberia 52.51
127 Iran 51.57
128 Equatorial Guinea 50.02
129 Fiji 49.07
130 South Africa 48.89
131 Madagascar 47.6
132 Belarus 46.3
133 Montenegro 46.22
134 Colombia 45.86
135 Lithuania 44.62
136 Djibouti 42.62
137 Mozambique 39.75
138 Democratic Republic of the Congo 39.51
139 Palau 39.33
140 Bahamas 39.29
141 Zimbabwe 38.42
142 United States of America (USA) 36.02
143 Eritrea 35.11
144 Kyrgyzstan 34.37
145 Venezuela 32.24
146 Laos 31.52
147 Latvia 30.63
148 Estonia 30.62
149 Angola 26.36
150 Peru 25.76
151 Chile 25.71
152 Brazil 25.43
153 Sweden 25.42
154 Somalia 25.33
155 Vanuatu 25.2
156 Zambia 24.73
157 Solomon Islands 24.54
158 Sudan 23.71
159 Bhutan 20.23
160 Uruguay 19.85
161 Papua New Guinea 19.76
162 New Zealand 19.31
163 Niger 19.11
164 Algeria 18.41
165 Finland 18.2
166 Paraguay 17.95
167 South Sudan 17.71
168 Belize 17.43
169 Mali 16.6
170 Argentina 16.58
171 Oman 16.5
172 Saudi Arabia 16.19
173 Congo 16.16
174 Norway 14.73
175 Chad 13.04
176 Turkmenistan 12.83
177 Bolivia 10.78
178 Russia 8.8
179 Gabon 8.64
180 Central African Republic 7.75
181 Kazakhstan 6.95
182 Mauritania 4.51
183 Canada 4.24
184 Botswana 4.15
185 Guyana 4
186 Libya 3.91
187 Suriname 3.76
188 Iceland 3.63
189 Australia 3.34
190 Namibia 3.09
191 Mongolia 2.11

Bar chart

World density by year

World density by year.

Table

Year Number
1961 23.65
1962 24.06
1963 24.56
1964 25.07
1965 25.58
1966 26.12
1967 26.66
1968 27.21
1969 27.77
1970 28.35
1971 28.96
1972 29.55
1973 30.13
1974 30.71
1975 31.28
1976 31.85
1977 32.4
1978 32.97
1979 33.55
1980 34.14
1981 34.74
1982 35.37
1983 36
1984 36.63
1985 37.27
1986 37.93
1987 38.6
1988 39.29
1989 39.97
1990 40.66
1991 41.34
1992 41.99
1993 42.68
1994 43.33
1995 43.99
1996 44.63
1997 45.24
1998 45.88
1999 46.5
2000 47.12
2001 47.73
2002 48.34
2003 48.95
2004 49.52
2005 50.13
2006 50.76
2007 51.39
2008 52.03
2009 52.67
2010 53.3
2011 53.92
2012 54.56
2013 55.21
2014 55.86
2015 56.51
2016 57.13
2017 57.78
2018 58.43
2019 59.05
2020 59.66

Most densely populated countries

Top 10 countries by population density

Population density - see how populous other parts of the world are!

Everyone knows that each region of the world varies in terms of population density. Antarctica, Arctica, Sahara Desert, and the Euroasian Steppes are probably the least densely populated regions in the world and not without a reason.

The lack of food and areas to farm are the main problem to consider. Let’s not forget about a fairly limited number of animals to hunt. Combined with extreme temperatures, those places are not as interesting as some of the other regions. But what about those places that can boast with the biggest density?

Densely populated regions - where are those?

There are two incredibly populated regions, and these are Macao SAR in China and Monaco.The first place is the administrative region in China, which is similar to Hong Kong. It has different policies and different sets of laws. As a result, it is one of the most attractive places to live. However, because of that, there are more than 20,00 people per square kilometer of land area. The same thing concerns Monaco, where there are 19,000 people per sq. km. We should bear in mind that these data come from 2017-2018 and in the future they may be updated.

The third place in the ranking goes to Singapore. Although it is a fairly less populated country than the two mentioned above, it is still an incredibly high number. There are almost 8,000 Singaporeans per sq. km.

What about the most populated countries around the world?

The top three most countries with the largest number of citizens are China, India, and the USA. They respectively have 1.4 billion, 1.3 billion, and 0.3 billion people. Surprisingly, they have extremely low population density when compared to the general population. For example, The United States has only 36 people per sq. km, and in the case of China, it is 148 people per sq. kilometer. Out of the top three nations, the biggest density can be found in India, and it is still a very low number (455 people per sq. km) when compared to the top rankings.

What about the least populated countries?

According to data gathered in 2018, Greenland has so few residents that the statistics report there are 0 people per sq. km. Another interesting examples of the least populated countries and regions are Mongolia (2 people per sq. km) and Namibia (3 people per sq. km).