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List of countries and dependencies by population density

Population density (people per km2) by country in 2017

This is a list of countries and dependent territories ranked by population density, measured by the number of human inhabitants per square kilometer.

The list includes sovereign states and self-governing dependent territories based upon the ISO standard ISO 3166-1. The list also includes but does not rank unrecognized but de facto independent countries. The figures in the following table are based on areas including inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers).

Figures used in this article are mainly based on the latest censuses and official estimates (or projections). Where there is not such updated national data available, figures are based on the online projections provided by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.[1]

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The names of dependent territories as well as recognised states with no or limited control over their territory are shown in italics.

Area figures given here are taken from various (usually unspecified) sources.

  • The European Union is a sui generis supranational union possessing "country-like" characteristics. The entity is composed of 28 member countries. Its population density has been estimated at 116 people per km2, and it would be ranked 95th if it were included in the list. (population: 506,913,394 on January 1, 2014,[2] area: 4,324,782 km2). See also: List of regional organizations by population.
  • Area includes land and water.
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source
 World (land only, excluding Antarctica) 134,940,000 52,100,000 7,618,067,000 56 145 April 24, 2018 USCB's world population clock
 World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,618,067,000 51 132 April 24, 2018 USCB's World population clock
 World (with water) 510,072,000 196,940,000 7,618,067,000 15 39 April 24, 2018 USCB's World population clock
1   Macau (China) 30.5 12 650,834 21,339 55,268 May 5, 2017 2016 Population Census
2   Monaco 2.02 0.78 37,550 18,589 48,145 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
3   Singapore 719.9 278 5,612,300 7,796 20,192 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
4   Hong Kong (China) 1,106.34 427 7,409,800 6,698 17,348 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
5   Gibraltar (UK)[3] 6.8 2.6 33,140 4,874 12,624 March 7, 2017 Official estimate
6   Bahrain 757 292 1,451,200 1,917 4,965 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
7    Vatican City 0.44 0.17 800 1,818 4,709 2012 Official estimate
8   Malta 315 122 460,297 1,461 3,784 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
9   Bermuda (UK) 52 20 63,779 1,227 3,178 May 21, 2016 2016 Census Preliminary Report
10   Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 34 13 39,410 1,159 3,002 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
11   Maldives 298 115 344,023 1,154 2,989 September 20, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
12   Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 164,383,086 1,142 2,957 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
13   Jersey (UK) 116 45 104,200 898 2,326 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
14   Guernsey (UK) 78 30 62,723 804 2,082 March 31, 2016 Official estimate
15   Palestinian Territories[4] 6,020 2,324 4,816,503 800 2,072 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
16   Mayotte (France) 374 144 256,518 686 1,777 September 5, 2017 2017 census result
17   Barbados 430 166 285,719 664 1,720 July 1, 2017 UN projection
18   Saint Martin (France) 53.2 21 35,107 660 1,709 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
19   Taiwan 36,193 13,974 23,572,049 651 1,686 January 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
20   Mauritius 2,040 788 1,264,887 620 1,606 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
21   Lebanon 10,452 4,036 6,082,000 596 1,544 July 1, 2017 UN projection
22   Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 193 75 110,882 575 1,489 June 30, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
23   San Marino 61 24 33,263 545 1,412 August 31, 2017 Monthly official estimate
24   South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,635,256 515 1,334 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
25   Nauru 21 8 10,800 514 1,331 July 1, 2016 Annual estimate
26   Rwanda 26,338 10,169 12,001,136 456 1,181 July 1, 2018 Official projection
27   Saint Barthélemy (France) 21 8 9,427 449 1,163 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
28   Tuvalu 26 10 11,323 436 1,129 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
29   Comoros 1,861 719 806,153 433 1,121 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
30   Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,215,308 415 1,074 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
31   Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,112,945 411 1,064 July 1, 2018 UN projection
32   India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,330,862,357 405 1,049 April 24, 2018 Population clock based on 2011 census
33   Israel 22,072 8,522 8,847,300 401 1,038 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
34   Burundi 27,816 10,740 10,681,186 384 995 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
35   Puerto Rico (US)[5] 8,868 3,424 3,337,177 376 974 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
36   Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,403,187 374 969 February 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
37   Curaçao (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 444 171 160,337 361 935 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
38   Philippines 300,000 115,831 105,770,440 353 913 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
39   Guam (US) 541 209 184,200 340 881 July 1, 2015 Official annual estimate
40   Réunion (France) 2,503.7 967 850,996 340 881 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
41   Japan 377,944 145,925 126,520,000 335 868 March 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
42   Martinique (France) 1,128 436 376,847 334 865 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
43   Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,444,000 327 847 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
44   El Salvador 21,040 8,124 6,581,940 313 811 July 1, 2017 Official projection
45   Marshall Islands 181 70 56,086 310 803 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
46   United States Virgin Islands (US) 352 136 106,405 302 782 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
47   Grenada 344 133 103,328 300 777 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
48   American Samoa (US) 197 76 57,100 290 751 July 1, 2015 Official annual estimate
49   Saint Lucia 617 238 178,844 290 751 July 1, 2017 UN projection
50   Vietnam 331,212 127,882 93,700,000 283 733 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
51   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 150 109,557 282 730 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
52   United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 65,648,000 271 702 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
53   Trinidad and Tobago 5,155 1,990 1,356,633 263 681 July 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
54   Pakistan 803,940 310,403 211,345,000 263 681 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
55   Jamaica 10,991 4,244 2,730,894 248 642 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
56   Guadeloupe (France) 1,628.4 629 395,725 243 629 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
57   Liechtenstein 160 62 37,877 237 614 June 30, 2017 Official estimate
58   Qatar 11,571 4,468 2,700,390 233 603 February 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
59   Germany 357,168 137,903 82,576,900 231 598 March 31, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
60   Luxembourg 2,586 998 590,667 228 591 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
61   Kuwait 17,818 6,880 4,007,000 225 583 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
62   Cayman Islands (UK) 259 100 55,456 214 554 October 10, 2010 Final 2010 census result
63   Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,266,149 214 554 July 1, 2018 Official projection
64   North Korea 120,540 46,541 25,610,672 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
65   Nigeria 923,768 356,669 195,875,237 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
66   Seychelles 455 176 95,821 211 546 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
67    Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,482,200 205 531 December 31, 2017 Official provisional figure
68   Italy 301,308 116,336 60,497,174 201 521 November 30, 2017 Monthly official estimate
69   Gambia 10,690 4,127 2,101,000 197 510 July 1, 2017 UN projection
70     Nepal 147,181 56,827 28,825,709 196 508 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
71   British Virgin Islands (UK) 151 58 29,537 196 508 2010 Official estimate
72   Antigua and Barbuda 442 171 86,295 195 505 May 27, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
73   Saint Kitts and Nevis 270 104 51,970 192 497 July 1, 2009 Official estimate
74   São Tomé and Príncipe 1,001 386 187,356 187 484 May 13, 2012 2012 census result
75   Andorra 464 179 80,209 173 448 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
76   Kosovo[6] 10,910 4,212 1,783,531 163 422 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
77   Kiribati 726 280 115,300 159 412 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
78   Malawi 118,484 45,747 18,622,000 157 407 July 1, 2017 UN projection
79   Uganda 241,551 93,263 37,673,800 156 404 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
80   Tokelau (NZ) 10 4 1,499 150 388 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
81   Saba (Netherlands) 13 5 1,947 150 388 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
82   Federated States of Micronesia 701 271 104,600 149 386 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
84   Isle of Man 572 221 83,314 146 378 April 24, 2016 2016 census result
85   Cyprus 5,896 2,276 854,800 145 376 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
86   Guatemala 108,889 42,042 15,806,675 145 376 June 30, 2014 Annual Official estimate
87   China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,390,527,970 144 374 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
88   Tonga 720 278 100,651 140 363 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
89   Anguilla (UK) 96 37 13,452 140 363 May 11, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
90   Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 261,890,900 138 357 July 1, 2017 Official projection
91   Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,610,055 135 350 January 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
92   Denmark 43,098 16,640 5,781,190 134 347 January 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
93   Thailand 513,120 198,117 68,414,000 133 344 July 1, 2017 UN projection
94   Cape Verde 4,033 1,557 537,661 133 344 July 1, 2017 Official projection
95   Northern Ireland 14,130 5,456 1,876,695 133 344 January 1, 2017
96   Togo 56,600 21,853 7,178,000 127 329 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
97   France 543,965 210,026 67,206,000 124 321 March 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
98   Poland 312,685 120,728 38,426,000 123 319 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
99   Ghana 238,533 92,098 28,956,587 121 313 July 1, 2017 Official projection
100   Northern Mariana Islands (US) 457 176 53,883 118 306 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
101   United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,856,000 118 306 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
102   Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,898,085 114 295 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
103   Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,119,588 113 293 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
104   Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,309,573 112 290 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
105   Slovakia 49,036 18,933 5,435,343 111 287 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
106   Austria 83,879 32,386 8,823,054 105 272 January 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
107   Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,799,000 105 272 January 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
108   Moldova 33,843 13,067 3,550,900 105 272 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
109   Turkey 783,562 302,535 80,810,525 103 267 December 31, 2017 Annual official estimate
110   Cuba 109,884 42,426 11,239,224 102 264 December 31, 2016 Official annual estimate
111   Slovenia 20,273 7,827 2,066,161 102 264 July 1, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
112   Armenia 29,743 11,484 2,972,900 100 259 January 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
113   Albania 28,703 11,082 2,876,591 100 259 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
114   Syria 185,180 71,498 18,270,000 99 256 July 1, 2017 UN projection
115   Sierra Leone 71,740 27,699 7,075,641 99 256 December 4, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
116   Benin 112,622 43,484 11,002,578 98 254 July 1, 2017 Official projection
117   Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,490,700 98 254 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
118   Costa Rica 51,100 19,730 4,947,490 97 251 June 30, 2017 Official estimate
119   Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 96,843,791 97 250 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
120   Dominica 739 285 71,293 96 249 May 14, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
121   Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 101,853,000 96 249 July 1, 2016 UN projection
122   Northern Cyprus[7] 3,355 1,295 313,626 93 241 2014 Official estimate
123   Spain 505,990 195,364 46,549,045 92 238 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
124   Serbia 77,474 29,913 7,040,272 91 236 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
125   Iraq 434,128 167,618 38,274,618 88 228 July 1, 2017 UN projection
126   Cambodia 181,035 69,898 15,848,495 88 228 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
127   Kenya 581,834 224,647 50,950,879 88 228 July 1, 2018 UN projection
128   Greece 131,957 50,949 10,768,193 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
129   Romania 238,391 92,043 19,638,000 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
130   Macedonia 25,713 9,928 2,073,702 81 210 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
131   Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,363,426 80 207 March 29, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
132   Honduras 112,492 43,433 8,866,351 79 205 July 1, 2017 Official projection
133   Senegal 196,722 75,955 15,256,346 78 202 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
134   Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,647,270 78 201 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
135   Timor-Leste 14,919 5,760 1,167,242 78 202 July 11, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
136   French Polynesia (France) 3,521 1,359 268,270 76 197 August 22, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
137   Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 497 192 37,910 76 197 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
138   Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 24,295,000 75 194 July 1, 2017 UN projection
139   Lesotho 30,355 11,720 2,233,339 74 192 July 1, 2017 UN projection
140   Croatia 56,542 21,831 4,154,213 73 189 December 31, 2016 Annual official estimate
141   Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 19,632,147 73 189 July 1, 2017 Annual official projection
142   Brunei 5,765 2,226 422,678 73 189 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
143   Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 32,120,500 72 186 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
144   Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,446,300 70 181 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
145   Ukraine[8] 603,000 232,820 42,364,933 70 181 February 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
146   Samoa 2,831 1,093 197,448 70 181 July 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
147   Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 19,772 3,511,372 69 179 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
148   Ireland 70,273 27,133 4,757,976 68 176 April 24, 2016 Official census figures
149   Swaziland 17,364 6,704 1,145,970 66 171 July 1, 2017 Official projection
150   Caribbean Netherlands (Netherlands) 322 124 21,133 66 171 January 1, 2011 Official estimate
151   Norfolk Island (Australia) 35 14 2,302 66 171 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
152   Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,101,859 64 166 December 31, 2016 Official annual estimate
153   Cook Islands (NZ) 237 92 14,974 63 163 December 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
154   Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 123,982,528 63 163 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
155   Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,250,000 62 161 July 1, 2017 UN projection
156   Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,931,000 62 161 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
157   Ecuador 276,841 106,889 16,977,497 61 159 April 24, 2018 Official projection
158   Tanzania 883,749 341,217 54,199,163 61 158 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
159   Panama 74,177 28,640 4,158,783 56 145 July 1, 2018 Official projection
160   Georgia 69,700 26,911 3,718,200 53 137 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
161   Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,717,176 52 135 July 1, 2017 UN projection
162   Nicaragua 121,428 46,884 6,262,703 52 135 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
163   Cameroon 466,050 179,943 23,794,164 51 132 January 1, 2018 Official projection
164   Iran 1,648,195 636,372 81,396,770 49 128 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
165   Montserrat (UK) 102 39 4,922 48 124 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
166   Wallis and Futuna (France) 274 106 13,135 48 124 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
167   Fiji 18,333 7,078 869,458 47 122 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
168   South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 56,521,900 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
169   Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,491,900 46 119 January 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
170   Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 29,724,323 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
171   Montenegro 13,812 5,333 622,387 45 117 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
172   Eritrea 121,100 46,757 5,482,000 45 117 July 1, 2017 UN projection
173   Liberia 97,036 37,466 4,289,520 44 114 July 1, 2017 Official projection
174   Madagascar 587,041 226,658 25,571,000 44 114 July 1, 2017 UN projection
175   Equatorial Guinea 28,051 10,831 1,222,442 44 114 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
176   Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 49,732,860 44 113 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
177   Palau 488 188 20,901 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
178   Guinea-Bissau 36,125 13,948 1,553,822 43 111 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
179   Lithuania 65,300 25,212 2,805,418 43 111 March 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
180   Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14 5 550 39 101 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
181   Djibouti 23,000 8,880 864,618 38 98 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
182   Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 14,542,235 37 96 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
183   Saint Helena (UK) 122 47 4,534 37 96 February 7, 2016 2016 census result
184   Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 84,004,989 36 93 July 1, 2018 UN projection
185   Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,399 540 48,244 34 88 April 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
186   Venezuela 916,445 353,841 31,431,164 34 88 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
187   Mozambique 799,380 308,642 27,128,530 34 88 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
188   United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 327,017,460 33 86 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
189   Kyrgyzstan 199,945 77,199 6,140,200 31 80 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
190   Latvia 64,562 24,928 1,926,600 30 78 March 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
191   Estonia 45,339 17,505 1,315,635 29 75 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
192   Bahamas 13,940 5,382 386,870 28 73 July 1, 2018 Official projection
193   Laos 236,800 91,429 6,492,400 27 70 March 1, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
194   Saint Pierre and Miquelon 242 2,605 6,081 25 65 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
195   Peru 1,285,216 496,225 31,826,018 25 65 July 1, 2017 Official projection
196   Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 208,959,146 25 64 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
197   Angola 1,246,700 481,354 29,250,009 23 60 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
198   Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 23 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
199   Somalia 637,657 246,201 14,743,000 23 60 July 1, 2017 UN projection
200   Solomon Islands 28,370 10,954 651,700 23 60 July 1, 2016 Official annual estimate
201   Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,154,442 23 58 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
202   Zambia 752,612 290,585 16,405,229 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
203   Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 40,782,742 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
204   Vanuatu 12,190 4,707 272,459 22 57 December 31, 2016 Official mini-census result
205   Bhutan 38,394 14,824 799,164 21 54 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
206   South Sudan 644,329 248,777 12,575,714 20 52 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
207   Uruguay 176,215 68,037 3,493,205 20 52 June 30, 2017 Official annual projection
208   Åland Islands (Finland) 1,552 599 28,502 18 47 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
209   Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 41,697,498 18 47 July 1, 2017 Official projection
210   Niger 1,186,408 458,075 21,477,348 18 47 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
211   New Zealand 270,467 104,428 4,875,765 18 47 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
212   Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,151,300 18 47 July 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
213   Paraguay 406,752 157,048 6,953,646 17 44 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
214   Belize 22,965 8,867 387,879 17 44 June 30, 2017 Official annual estimate
215   Norway 323,782 125,013 5,295,619 16 41 January 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
216   Finland 338,424 130,666 5,516,224 16 41 December 31, 2017 Official monthly estimate
217   Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,044,811 16 41 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
218   Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 33,905,320 16 41 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
219   Republic of the Congo 342,000 132,047 5,261,000 15 39 July 1, 2017 UN projection
220   Mali 1,248,574 482,077 18,542,000 15 39 July 1, 2017 UN projection
221   Christmas Island (Australia) 137 53 2,072 15 39 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
222   New Caledonia (France) 18,575 7,172 258,958 14 36 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
223   Oman 309,500 119,499 4,183,841 14 36 June 9, 2015 Weekly official estimate
224   Turkmenistan 491,210 189,657 5,758,000 12 31 July 1, 2017 UN projection
225   Chad 1,284,000 495,755 14,900,000 12 31 July 1, 2017 UN projection
226   Ascension Island (UK) 88 34 880 10 26 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
227   Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,145,770 10 26 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
228   Russia[9] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,809,643 9 23 August 1, 2017 Official estimate
229   Gabon 267,667 103,347 2,025,137 8 21 July 1, 2017 UN projection
230   Central African Republic 622,436 240,324 4,659,080 7 18 July 1, 2017 UN projection
231   Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 18,096,900 7 18 October 1, 2017 Official monthly estimate
232   Niue (NZ) 261 101 1,613 6 16 September 10, 2011 Final 2011 census result
233   Guyana 214,999 83,012 784,894 4 10 2010 Official estimate
234   Libya 1,770,060 683,424 6,374,616 4 10 July 1, 2017 UN projection
235   Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 37,084,882 4 10 April 24, 2018 Official estimate
236   Botswana 581,730 224,607 2,024,904 3.5 9 August 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
237   Mauritania 1,030,700 397,955 3,461,041 3.4 9 2013 Official estimate
238   Iceland 102,775 39,682 346,750 3.4 9 September 30, 2017 Official estimate
239   Suriname 163,820 63,251 534,189 3.3 9 August 13, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
240   Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 24,913,613 3 8 April 24, 2018 Official estimate
241   Namibia 825,118 318,580 2,413,643 2.9 8 July 1, 2018 Official projection
242   French Guiana (France) 86,504 33,399 244,118 2.8 7 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
243   Western Sahara[10] 252,120 97,344 552,628 2.2 5.7 July 1, 2017 UN projection
244   Mongolia 1,564,100 603,902 3,000,000 1.9 4.9 January 24, 2015 Official estimate
245   Tristan da Cunha (UK) 207 80 266 1.3 3.4 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
246   Pitcairn Islands (UK) 47 18 56 1.2 3.1 2013 2013 census result
247   Falkland Islands (UK)[11] 12,173 4,700 2,563 0.21 0.54 April 15, 2012 2012 census result
248   Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 61,399 23,706 2,655 0.04 0.10 September 1, 2012 Official estimate
249   Greenland (Denmark) 2,166,000 836,297 55,877 0.03 0.08 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source

Density of the most populous countriesEdit

This list consists of the one hundred most populous countries. (see also List of countries and dependencies by population).

Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source
1   Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 164,383,086 1,142 2,957 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
2   Taiwan 36,193 13,974 23,572,049 651 1,686 January 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
3   South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,635,256 515 1,334 July 1, 2018 Annual official projection
4   Rwanda 26,338 10,169 12,001,136 456 1,181 July 1, 2018 Official projection
5   Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,215,308 415 1,074 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
6   Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,112,945 411 1,064 July 1, 2018 UN projection
7   India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,330,862,357 405 1,049 April 24, 2018 India Population clock
8   Israel 22,072 8,522 8,847,300 401 1,038 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
9   Burundi 8,916 3,442 10,681,186 384 995 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
10   Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,403,187 374 969 February 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
11   Philippines 300,000 115,831 105,770,440 353 913 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
12   Japan 377,944 145,925 126,520,000 335 868 March 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
13   Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,444,000 327 847 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
14   Vietnam 331,212 127,882 93,700,000 283 733 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
15   United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 65,648,000 271 702 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
16   Pakistan 803,940 310,403 211,345,000 263 681 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
17   Germany 357,168 137,903 82,576,900 231 598 March 31, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
18   Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,266,149 214 554 July 1, 2018 Official projection
19   North Korea 122,762 47,399 25,610,672 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
20   Nigeria 923,768 356,669 195,875,237 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
21    Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,482,200 205 531 December 31, 2017 Official provisional figure
22   Italy 301,308 116,336 60,497,174 201 521 November 30, 2017 Monthly official estimate
23     Nepal 147,181 56,827 28,825,709 196 508 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
24   Malawi 118,484 45,747 18,622,000 157 407 July 1, 2017 UN projection
25   Uganda 241,551 93,263 37,673,800 156 404 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
26   Guatemala 108,889 42,042 15,806,675 145 376 June 30, 2014 Annual Official estimate
27   China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,390,527,970 144 374 April 24, 2018 Official estimate
28   Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 261,890,900 138 357 July 1, 2017 Official projection
29   Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,610,055 135 350 January 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
30   Thailand 1,513,120 584,219 68,414,000 133 344 July 1, 2017 UN projection
31   France 543,965 210,026 67,196,000 124 321 February 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
32   Poland 312,685 120,728 38,426,000 123 319 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
33   Ghana 238,533 92,098 28,956,587 121 313 July 1, 2017 Official projection
34   United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,856,000 118 306 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
35   Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,898,085 114 295 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
36   Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,119,588 113 293 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
37   Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,309,573 112 290 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
38   Austria 83,879 32,386 8,823,054 105 272 January 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
39   Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,799,000 105 272 January 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
40   Turkey 783,562 302,535 80,810,525 103 267 December 31, 2017 Annual official estimate
41   Cuba 109,886 42,427 11,239,224 102 264 December 31, 2016 Annual official estimate
42   Syria 185,180 71,498 18,270,000 99 256 July 1, 2017 UN estimate
43   Benin 112,622 43,484 11,002,578 98 254 July 1, 2017 Official projection
44   Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,490,700 98 254 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
45   Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 96,843,791 97 250 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
46   Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 101,853,000 96 249 July 1, 2016 UN projection
47   Spain 503,783 194,512 46,549,045 92 238 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
48   Iraq 434,128 167,618 38,274,618 88 228 July 1, 2017 UN projection
49   Cambodia 181,035 69,898 15,848,495 88 228 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
50   Kenya 581,834 224,647 50,950,879 88 228 July 1, 2018 UN projection
51   Greece 131,957 50,949 10,768,193 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
52   Romania 238,391 92,043 19,638,000 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
53   Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,363,426 80 207 March 29, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
54   Honduras 112,088 43,277 8,866,351 79 205 July 1, 2017 Official projection
55   Senegal 196,722 75,955 15,256,346 78 202 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
56   Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,647,270 78 201 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
57   Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 24,295,000 75 194 July 1, 2017 UN projection
58   Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 19,632,147 73 189 July 1, 2017 Annual official projection
59   Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 32,120,500 72 186 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
60   Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,446,300 70 181 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
61   Ukraine[8] 603,000 232,820 42,364,933 70 181 February 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
62   Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 123,982,528 63 163 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
63   Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,250,000 62 161 July 1, 2017 UN projection
64   Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,931,000 62 161 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
65   Ecuador 276,841 106,889 16,977,497 61 159 April 24, 2018 Official projection
66   Tanzania 883,749 341,217 54,199,163 61 158 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
67   Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,717,176 52 135 July 1, 2017 UN projection
68   Cameroon 466,050 179,943 23,248,044 50 129 January 1, 2017 Official projection
69   Iran 1,648,195 636,372 81,396,770 49 128 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
70   South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 56,521,900 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
71   Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 29,724,323 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
72   Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,491,900 46 119 January 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
73   Madagascar 587,041 226,658 25,571,000 44 114 July 1, 2017 UN projection
74   Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 49,732,860 44 113 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
75   Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 14,542,235 37 96 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
76   Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 84,004,989 36 93 July 1, 2018 UN projection
77   Venezuela 916,445 353,841 31,431,164 34 88 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
78   Mozambique 799,380 308,642 27,128,530 34 88 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
79   United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 327,017,460 33 86 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
80   Peru 1,285,216 496,225 31,826,018 25 65 July 1, 2017 Official projection
81   Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 208,959,146 25 64 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
82   Angola 1,246,700 481,354 28,359,634 23 60 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
83   Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 23 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
84   Somalia 637,657 246,201 14,743,000 23 60 July 1, 2017 UN projection
85   Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,154,442 23 58 April 24, 2018 Official population clock
86   Zambia 752,612 290,585 16,405,229 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
87   Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 40,782,742 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
88   South Sudan 644,329 248,777 12,575,714 20 52 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
89   Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 41,697,498 18 47 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
90   Niger 1,186,408 458,075 21,477,348 18 47 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
91   Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,151,300 18 47 July 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
92   Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,044,811 16 41 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
93   Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 33,905,320 16 41 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
94   Mali 1,248,574 482,077 18,542,000 15 39 July 1, 2017 UN projection
95   Chad 1,284,000 495,755 14,900,000 12 31 July 1, 2017 UN projection
96   Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,145,770 10 26 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
97   Russia[9] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,809,643 9 23 August 1, 2017 Official estimate
98   Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 17,186,000 6 16 February 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
99   Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 37,084,882 4 10 April 24, 2018 Official estimate
100   Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 24,913,613 3 8 April 24, 2018 Official estimate
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "World Population Prospects". 
  2. ^ "Eurostat-Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface(TGM)table". European Commission. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Territory claimed by Spain.
  4. ^ Borders and area of Palestinian autonomy are not final
  5. ^ Commonwealth of the United States.
  6. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  7. ^ Recognized only by Turkey
  8. ^ a b Excludes Crimea
  9. ^ a b Including the population and area of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and City of Sevastopol, Ukraine's administrative areas on the Crimean Peninsula which are claimed by Russia.
  10. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  11. ^ Islands claimed by Argentina.