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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 7,700,805,000 57 148 April 23, 2019 USCB's world population clock
 World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,700,805,000 52 135 April 23, 2019 USCB's World population clock
 World (with water) 510,072,000 196,940,000 7,700,805,000 15 39 April 23, 2019 USCB's World population clock
  Macau (China) 32.9 13 667,400 20,286 52,540 December 31, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
1   Monaco 2.02 0.78 38,300 18,960 49,106 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
2   Singapore 722.5 279 5,638,700 7,804 20,212 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
  Hong Kong (China) 1,106.66 427 7,482,500 6,761 17,511 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
  Gibraltar (UK)[note 1] 6.8 2.6 33,140 4,874 12,624 March 7, 2017 Official estimate
3    Vatican City 0.44 0.17 1,000 2,273 5,887 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
4   Bahrain 778 300 1,566,993 2,013 5,214 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
5   Malta 315 122 475,701 1,510 3,911 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
6   Maldives 298 115 378,114 1,269 3,287 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
  Bermuda (UK) 52 20 63,779 1,227 3,178 May 21, 2016 2016 Census Preliminary Report
  Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 34 13 40,614 1,195 3,095 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
7   Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 166,430,950 1,156 2,993 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
  Jersey (Crown dependency) 116 45 104,200 898 2,326 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
  Guernsey (Crown dependency) 78 30 62,723 804 2,082 March 31, 2016 Official estimate
-   Palestine[note 2] 6,020 2,324 4,816,503 800 2,072 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
  Mayotte (France) 374 144 256,518 686 1,777 September 5, 2017 2017 census result
8   Barbados 430 166 287,010 667 1,728 July 1, 2019 UN projection
  Saint Martin (France) 53.2 21 35,107 660 1,709 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
  Taiwan 36,197 13,976 23,590,744 652 1,689 January 1, 2019 Monthly official estimate
9   Mauritius 2,040 788 1,265,577 620 1,606 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
  Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 180 69 111,482 619 1,603 September 30, 2018 Official estimate
10   Lebanon 10,452 4,036 6,065,922 595 1,541 July 1, 2019 UN projection
11   San Marino 61 24 33,407 548 1,419 November 30, 2018 Official monthly estimate
12   Nauru 21 8 11,000 524 1,357 July 1, 2018 Annual estimate
13   South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,811,167 517 1,339 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
14   Rwanda 26,338 10,169 12,374,397 470 1,217 July 1, 2019 Official projection
15   Comoros 1,861 719 873,724 469 1,215 July 1, 2019 Official projection
  Saint Barthelemy (France) 21 8 9,427 449 1,163 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
  Curaçao (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 363.91 141 161,573 444 1,150 June 16, 2018 [1]
16   Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,313,368 417 1,080 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
17   Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,242,856 415 1,075 July 1, 2019 UN projection
18   India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,346,305,950 410 1,061 April 23, 2019 Population clock based on 2011 census
19   Israel 22,072 8,522 9,022,010 409 1,059 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
20   Burundi 27,816 10,740 10,953,317 394 1,020 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
21   Tuvalu 26 10 10,200 392 1,015 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
22   Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,460,522 375 971 February 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
23   Philippines 300,000 115,831 107,532,200 358 928 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
  Puerto Rico (US)[note 3] 9,104 3,515 3,195,153 351 909 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
  Reunion (France) 2,503.7 967 850,996 340 881 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
24   Japan 377,944 145,925 126,220,000 334 865 March 1, 2019 Monthly official estimate
25   Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,670,000 330 855 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
  Martinique (France) 1,128 436 371,246 329 852 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
  Guam (US) 541 209 172,400 319 826 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
26   El Salvador 21,040 8,124 6,704,864 319 826 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
27   Grenada 344 133 108,825 316 818 July 1, 2019 UN projection
28   Marshall Islands 181 70 55,500 307 795 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
  United States Virgin Islands (US) 352 136 104,909 298 772 July 1, 2019 UN projection
29   Saint Lucia 617 238 180,454 292 756 July 1, 2019 UN projection
  American Samoa (US) 197 76 56,700 288 746 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
30   Vietnam 331,212 127,882 94,660,000 286 741 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
31   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 150 109,803 282 730 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
32   United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 66,040,229 272 704 June 30, 2017 Official estimate
33   Trinidad and Tobago 5,155 1,990 1,359,193 264 684 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
34   Pakistan 803,940 310,403 204,424,217 254 659 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
35   Jamaica 10,991 4,244 2,730,894 248 642 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
  Cayman Islands (UK) 259 100 63,415 245 635 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
  Guadeloupe (France) 1,628.4 629 395,725 243 629 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
36   Liechtenstein 160 62 38,201 239 619 June 30, 2018 Official estimate
37   Kuwait 17,818 6,880 4,226,920 237 614 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
38   Antigua and Barbuda 442 171 104,084 235 609 July 1, 2019 UN projection
39   Qatar 11,571 4,468 2,700,390 233 603 February 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
40   Luxembourg 2,586 998 602,005 233 603 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
41   Germany 357,168 137,903 82,979,100 232 601 September 30, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
42   Nigeria 923,768 356,669 200,962,000 218 565 July 1, 2019 UN projection
43   Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,358,320 216 559 July 1, 2019 Official projection
44   Seychelles 455 176 96,762 213 552 June 30, 2018 Official estimate
  British Virgin Islands (UK) 151 58 32,206 213 552 July 1, 2019 UN projection
45   North Korea 120,540 46,541 25,450,000 211 546 July 1, 2019 UN projection
46   Saint Kitts and Nevis 270 104 56,345 209 541 July 1, 2019 UN projection
47   Gambia 10,690 4,127 2,228,075 208 539 July 1, 2019 UN projection
48    Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,526,932 207 536 September 30, 2018 Official provisional figure
49   São Tomé and Príncipe 1,001 386 201,784 202 523 July 1, 2018 Official Estimate
50     Nepal 147,181 56,827 29,609,623 201 521 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
51   Italy 301,308 116,336 60,375,749 200 518 November 30, 2018 Monthly official estimate
52   Andorra 464 179 80,209 173 448 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
53   Uganda 241,551 93,263 40,006,700 166 430 July 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
  Kosovo[note 4] 10,910 4,212 1,798,506 165 427 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
54   Guatemala 108,889 42,042 17,679,735 162 420 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
  Sint Eustatius (Netherlands) 21 8 3,193 152 394 July 1, 2015
  Tokelau (NZ) 10 4 1,499 150 388 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
  Saba (Netherlands) 13 5 1,947 150 388 January 1, 2016
55   Federated States of Micronesia 701 271 105,300 150 388 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
56   Malawi 118,484 45,747 17,563,749 148 383 September 3, 2018 2018 Census Result
57   Kiribati 811 313 120,100 148 383 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
58   Cyprus 5,896 2,276 864,200 147 381 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
  Isle of Man (Crown dependency) 572 221 83,314 146 378 April 24, 2016 2016 census result
59   China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,397,020,760 145 375 April 23, 2019 Official estimate
60   Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 268,074,600 141 365 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
61   Tonga 720 278 100,651 140 363 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
  Anguilla (UK) 96 37 13,452 140 363 May 11, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
62   Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,649,800 135 350 December 31, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
63   Thailand 513,120 198,117 69,183,173 135 350 July 1, 2018 UN projection
64   Denmark 43,098 16,640 5,806,081 135 350 January 1, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
65   Cape Verde 4,033 1,557 544,081 133 344 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
66   Togo 56,600 21,853 7,352,000 130 337 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
67   Ghana 238,533 92,098 30,280,811 127 329 July 1, 2019 Official projection
68   France 543,965 210,026 66,992,000 123 319 December 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
69   Poland 312,685 120,728 38,413,000 123 319 June 30, 2018 Official estimate
  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 457 176 56,200 123 319 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
70   Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,399,616 116 301 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
71   Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,974,578 115 298 December 1, 2018 Official estimate
72   United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,541,615 114 295 July 1, 2018 UN projection
  Transnistria 4,163 1,607 469,000 113 293 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
73   Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,291,027 112 290 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
74   Slovakia 49,036 18,933 5,443,120 111 287 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
75   Austria 83,879 32,386 8,859,992 106 275 January 1, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
76   Turkey 783,562 302,535 82,003,882 105 272 December 31, 2018 Annual official estimate
  Northern Cyprus[note 5] 3,355 1,295 351,965 105 272 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
77   Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,771,000 105 272 January 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
78   Moldova 33,843 13,067 3,547,539 105 272 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
79   Cuba 109,884 42,426 11,221,060 102 264 December 31, 2017 Official annual estimate
80   Slovenia 20,273 7,827 2,066,880 102 264 January 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
81   Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 107,534,882 101 262 July 1, 2018 UN projection
82   Benin 112,622 43,484 11,362,269 101 262 July 1, 2018 Official projection
83   Dominica 739 285 74,308 101 262 July 1, 2018 UN projection
84   Armenia 29,743 11,484 2,969,200 100 259 October 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
85   Albania 28,703 11,082 2,870,324 100 259 January 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
86   Syria 185,180 71,498 18,284,407 99 256 July 1, 2018 UN projection
87   Sierra Leone 71,740 27,699 7,075,641 99 256 December 4, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
88   Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,697,954 99 256 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
89   Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 98,596,601 98 255 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
90   Costa Rica 51,100 19,730 5,003,393 98 254 June 30, 2018 Official estimate
91   Iraq 437,072 168,754 40,877,898 94 243 January 1, 2019 UN projection-
92   Spain 505,990 195,364 46,733,038 92 238 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
93   Kenya 581,834 224,647 52,950,879 91 236 July 1, 2019 UN projection
94   Cambodia 181,035 69,898 16,561,944 91 236 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
95   Serbia 77,474 29,913 6,901,188 89 231 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
  Wallis & Futuna (France) 142 55 11,700 82 212 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
96   Romania 238,391 92,043 19,524,000 82 212 January 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
97   Greece 131,957 50,949 10,741,165 81 210 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
98   North Macedonia 25,713 9,928 2,075,301 81 210 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
99   Senegal 196,722 75,955 15,726,037 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official projection
100   Honduras 112,492 43,433 9,012,229 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official projection
101   Myanmar 676,577 261,228 53,862,731 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
102   Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 25,823,071 80 207 January 1, 2019 Official projection
  French Polynesia (France) 3,521 1,359 277,100 79 205 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
103   Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,998,275 78 203 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
104   Timor-Leste 14,919 5,760 1,167,242 78 202 July 11, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 497 192 37,910 76 197 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
105   Lesotho 30,355 11,720 2,263,010 75 194 July 1, 2018 UN projection
106   Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 20,244,080 75 194 July 1, 2018 Annual official projection
107   Uzbekistan 447,400 172,742 32,653,900 73 189 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
108   Brunei 5,765 2,226 421,300 73 189 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
109   Croatia 56,542 21,831 4,105,493 73 189 December 31, 2017 Annual official estimate
110   Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,551,448 71 184 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
111   Samoa 2,831 1,093 199,052 70 181 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
112   Ukraine [note 6] 603,000 232,820 42,122,657 70 181 February 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
113   Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 19,772 3,511,372 69 179 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
114   Republic of Ireland 70,273 27,133 4,857,000 69 179 April 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
115   Eswatini (Swaziland) 17,364 6,704 1,159,250 67 174 July 1, 2018 Official projection
  Bonaire (Netherlands) 288 111 18,905 66 171 December 31, 2014
116   Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,050,034 64 166 December 31, 2017 Official annual estimate
117   Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,915,284 64 166 July 1, 2018 UN projection
  Cook Islands (NZ) 237 92 15,200 64 166 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
118   Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 125,327,797 64 166 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
119   Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,931,000 62 161 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
120   Ecuador 276,841 106,889 17,223,504 62 161 April 23, 2019 Official projection
121   Tanzania 947,303 365,756 55,779,009 59 153 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
122   Panama 74,177 28,640 4,158,783 56 145 July 1, 2018 Official projection
123   Georgia 69,700 26,911 3,729,600 54 140 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
124   Nicaragua 121,428 46,884 6,393,824 53 137 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
125   Cameroon 466,050 179,943 23,794,164 51 132 July 1, 2018 Official projection
  Norfolk Island (Australia) 35 14 1,748 50 129 August 9, 2016 census result
126   Iran 1,648,195 636,372 82,389,835 50 129 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
127   Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 31,575,018 49 127 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
128   Guinea 245,857 94,926 11,883,516 48 124 July 1, 2018 official projection
  Montserrat (UK) 102 39 4,922 48 124 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
129   Fiji 18,333 7,078 884,887 48 124 September 17, 2017 Official census result
130   South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 57,725,600 47 122 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
131   Djibouti 23,000 8,880 1,049,001 46 119 July 1, 2018 Official projection
132   Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,475,200 46 119 January 1, 2019 Quarterly official estimate
133   Montenegro 13,812 5,333 622,359 45 117 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
134   Liberia 97,036 37,466 4,382,387 45 117 July 1, 2018 Official projection
135   Madagascar 587,041 226,658 26,262,810 45 117 July 1, 2018 UN projection
136   Equatorial Guinea 28,051 10,831 1,222,442 44 114 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
137   Guinea-Bissau 36,125 13,948 1,584,763 44 114 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
138   Eritrea 121,100 46,757 5,187,948 43 111 July 1, 2018 UN projection
139   Lithuania 65,300 25,212 2,793,986 43 111 January 1, 2019 Monthly official estimate
140   Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 45,740,800 40 104 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
141   Palau 444 171 17,900 40 104 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14 5 544 39 101 August 9, 2016 census result
142   Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 14,848,905 38 98 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
143   Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 84,004,989 36 93 July 1, 2018 UN projection
144   Mozambique 799,380 308,642 28,861,863 36 93 August 1, 2017 Official census result
145   Venezuela 916,445 353,841 31,828,110 35 91 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,399 540 50,844 34 88 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
146   United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 329,079,356 33 87 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
147   Kyrgyzstan 199,945 77,199 6,309,300 32 83 June 1, 2018 Official estimate
148   Latvia 64,562 24,928 1,918,500 30 78 February 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
149   Estonia 45,339 17,505 1,315,635 29 75 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
150   Bahamas 13,940 5,382 386,870 28 73 July 1, 2018 Official projection
  Abkhazia 8,660 3,344 243,206 28 73 April 27, 2018
151   Laos 236,800 91,429 6,492,400 27 70 March 1, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 242 2,605 6,081 25 65 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
152   Peru 1,285,216 496,225 32,162,184 25 65 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
153   Vanuatu 12,281 4,742 304,500 25 65 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
154   Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 209,811,096 25 64 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
155   Somalia 637,657 246,201 15,181,925 24 62 July 1, 2018 UN projection
156   Solomon Islands 28,370 10,954 682,500 24 62 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
157   Angola 1,246,700 481,354 29,250,009 23 60 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
158   Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 23 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
159   Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,266,705 23 59 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
160   Zambia 752,612 290,585 16,405,229 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
161   Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 40,782,742 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
162   Bhutan 38,394 14,824 812,268 21 55 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
163   South Sudan 644,329 248,777 12,575,714 20 52 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
  Somaliland 176,120 68,000 3,508,180 20 52 August 17, 2017
  Åland Islands (Finland) 1,552 599 28,502 18 47 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
164   Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 42,545,964 18 47 July 1, 2018 Official projection
165   Niger 1,186,408 458,075 21,466,863 18 47 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
166   New Zealand 270,467 104,428 4,957,592 18 47 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
167   Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,558,800 18 47 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
168   Uruguay 176,215 68,037 2,990,452 17 44 June 30, 2018 Official annual projection
169   Paraguay 406,752 157,048 7,052,983 17 44 July 1, 2018 Official projection
170   Belize 22,965 8,867 398,050 17 44 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
171   Norway 323,782 125,013 5,328,212 16 41 January 1, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
172   Finland 338,424 130,666 5,521,773 16 41 December 31, 2018 Official monthly estimate
173   Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,494,502 16 41 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
174   Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 33,413,660 16 41 January 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
175   Republic of the Congo 342,000 132,047 5,399,895 16 41 July 1, 2018 UN projection
176   Mali 1,248,574 482,077 19,107,706 15 39 July 1, 2018 UN projection
  Christmas Island (Australia) 137 53 2,072 15 39 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
  New Caledonia (France) 18,575 7,172 258,958 14 36 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
177   Oman 309,500 119,499 4,183,841 14 36 June 9, 2015 Weekly official estimate
  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 394 152 5,633 14 36 February 7, 2016 2016 census result
  South Ossetia 3,900 1,506 53,532 14 36 August 11, 2016
  Artsakh 11,458 4,424 150,932 13 34 October 14, 2015
178   Turkmenistan 491,210 189,657 5,851,466 12 31 July 1, 2018 UN projection
179   Chad 1,284,000 495,755 15,353,184 12 31 July 1, 2018 UN projection
180   Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,307,314 10 26 July 1, 2018 Official projection
181   Russia[note 7] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,877,088 9 23 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
182   Gabon 267,667 103,347 2,067,561 8 21 July 1, 2018 UN projection
183   Central African Republic 622,436 240,324 4,737,423 8 21 July 1, 2018 UN projection
184   Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 18,356,900 7 18 November 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
  Niue (NZ) 261 101 1,613 6 16 September 10, 2011 Final 2011 census result
185   Botswana 581,730 224,607 2,302,878 4 10.4 July 1, 2018 Official projection
186   Mauritania 1,030,700 397,955 3,984,233 4 10.4 July 1, 2018 Official projection
187   Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 37,451,383 4 10 April 23, 2019 Official estimate
188   Libya 1,770,060 683,424 6,470,956 3.7 9.6 July 1, 2018 UN projection
189   Guyana 214,999 83,012 782,225 3.6 9.3 July 1, 2018 UN projection
190   Suriname 163,820 63,251 568,301 3.5 9.1 July 1, 2018 UN projection
191   Iceland 102,775 39,682 357,050 3.5 9.1 December 30, 2018 Official estimate
192   Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 25,334,808 3 9 April 23, 2019 Official estimate
193   Namibia 825,118 318,580 2,413,643 2.9 7.5 July 1, 2018 Official projection
  French Guiana (France) 86,504 33,399 244,118 2.8 7.3 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
  Western Sahara[note 8] 252,120 97,344 567,421 2.3 6.0 July 1, 2018 UN projection
194   Mongolia 1,564,100 603,902 3,000,000 1.9 4.9 January 24, 2015 Official estimate
  Pitcairn Islands (UK) 47.3 18 56 1.2 3.1 September 20, 2016 2013 census result
  Falkland Islands (UK)[note 9] 12,173 4,700 2,563 0.21 0.54 April 15, 2012 2012 census result
  Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 61,399 23,706 2,655 0.04 0.10 September 1, 2012 Official estimate
  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 top 100 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 55,598 166,430,950 1,156 2,993 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
-   Taiwan 36,197 13,976 23,590,744 652 1,689 January 1, 2019 Monthly official estimate
2   South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,811,167 517 1,339 July 1, 2019 Official Annual projection
3   Rwanda 26,338 10,169 12,374,397 470 1,217 July 1, 2019 Official projection
4   Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,313,368 417 1,080 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
5   Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,242,856 415 1,075 July 1, 2019 UN projection
6   India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,346,305,950 410 1,061 April 23, 2019 India Population clock
7   Israel 22,072 8,522 9,022,010 409 1,059 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
8   Burundi 27,816 10,740 10,953,317 394 1,020 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
9   Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,460,522 375 971 February 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
10   Philippines 300,000 115,831 107,532,200 358 928 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
11   Japan 377,944 145,925 126,220,000 334 865 March 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
12   Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,670,000 330 855 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
13   Vietnam 331,212 127,882 94,660,000 286 741 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
14   United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 66,040,229 272 704 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
15   Pakistan 803,940 310,403 204,424,217 254 659 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
16   Germany 357,168 137,903 82,979,100 232 601 September 30, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
17   Nigeria 923,768 356,669 200,962,000 218 565 July 1, 2019 UN projection
18   Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,358,320 216 559 July 1, 2019 Official projection
19   North Korea 122,762 47,399 25,450,000 211 546 July 1, 2019 UN projection
20    Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,526,932 207 536 September 30, 2018 Official provisional figure
21     Nepal 147,181 56,827 29,609,623 201 521 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
22   Italy 301,308 116,336 60,375,749 200 518 November 30, 2018 Monthly official estimate
23   Uganda 241,551 93,263 40,006,700 166 430 July 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
24   Guatemala 108,889 42,042 17,679,735 162 420 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
25   Malawi 118,484 45,747 17,563,749 148 383 September 3, 2018 2018 Census Result
26   China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,397,020,760 145 375 April 23, 2019 Official estimate
27   Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 268,074,600 141 365 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
28   Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,649,800 135 350 December 31, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
29   Thailand 513,120 198,117 69,183,173 135 350 July 1, 2018 UN projection
30   Togo 56,600 21,853 7,352,000 130 337 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
31   Ghana 238,533 92,098 30,280,811 127 329 July 1, 2019 Official projection
32   France 543,965 210,026 66,992,000 123 319 December 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
33   Poland 312,685 120,728 38,413,000 123 319 June 30, 2018 Official estimate
34   Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,399,616 116 301 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
35   Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,943,226 115 298 August 1, 2018 Official estimate
36   United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,541,615 114 295 July 1, 2018 UN projection
37   Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,291,027 112 290 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
38   Austria 83,879 32,386 8,859,992 106 275 January 1, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
39   Turkey 783,562 302,535 82,003,882 105 272 December 31, 2018 Annual official estimate
40   Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,771,000 105 272 January 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
41   Cuba 109,886 42,427 11,221,060 102 264 December 31, 2017 Official annual estimate
42   Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 107,534,882 101 262 July 1, 2018 UN projection
43   Benin 112,622 43,484 11,362,269 101 262 July 1, 2018 Official projection
44   Syria 185,180 71,498 18,284,407 99 256 July 1, 2018 UN estimate
45   Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,697,954 99 256 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
46   Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 98,596,601 98 255 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
47   Spain 503,783 194,512 46,733,038 92 238 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
48   Iraq 434,128 167,618 38,274,618 88 228 July 1, 2017 UN projection
49   Cambodia 181,035 69,898 16,069,921 89 231 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
50   Kenya 581,834 224,647 50,950,879 88 228 July 1, 2018 UN projection
51   Romania 238,391 92,043 19,524,000 82 212 January 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
52   Greece 131,957 50,949 10,741,165 81 210 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
53   Senegal 196,722 75,955 15,726,037 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
54   Honduras 112,088 43,277 9,012,229 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official projection
55   Myanmar 676,577 261,228 53,862,731 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
56   Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 25,823,071 80 207 January 1, 2019 Official projection
57   Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,998,275 78 203 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
58   Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 19,632,147 73 189 July 1, 2017 Annual official projection
59   Uzbekistan 447,400 172,742 32,653,900 73 189 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
60   Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,551,448 71 184 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
61   Ukraine[note 10] 603,000 232,820 42,122,657 70 181 February 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
62   Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,915,284 64 166 July 1, 2018 UN projection
63   Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 125,327,797 64 166 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
64   Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,931,000 62 161 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
65   Ecuador 276,841 106,889 17,223,504 62 161 April 23, 2019 Official projection
66   Tanzania 883,749 341,217 54,199,163 61 158 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
67   Cameroon 466,050 179,943 23,794,164 51 132 July 1, 2018 Official projection
68   Iran 1,648,195 636,372 82,389,835 50 129 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
69   Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 31,575,018 49 127 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
70   Guinea 245,857 94,926 11,883,516 48 124 July 1, 2018 official projection
71   South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 57,725,600 47 122 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
72   Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,475,200 46 119 January 1, 2019 Quarterly official estimate
73   Madagascar 587,041 226,658 26,262,810 45 117 July 1, 2018 UN projection
74   Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 45,740,800 40 104 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
75   Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 14,848,905 38 98 July 1, 2018 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   Mozambique 799,380 308,642 28,861,863 36 93 August 1, 2017 Official census result
78   Venezuela 916,445 353,841 31,828,110 35 91 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
79   United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 329,079,356 33 87 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
80   Peru 1,285,216 496,225 32,162,184 25 65 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
81   Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 209,811,096 25 64 April 23, 2019 Official population clock
82   Somalia 637,657 246,201 15,181,925 24 62 July 1, 2018 UN projection
83   Angola 1,246,700 481,354 29,250,009 23 60 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
84   Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 23 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
85   Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,266,705 23 59 April 23, 2019 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 42,545,964 18 47 July 1, 2018 Official projection
90   Niger 1,186,408 458,075 21,466,863 18 47 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
91   Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,558,800 18 47 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
92   Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,494,502 16 41 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
93   Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 33,413,660 16 41 January 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
94   Mali 1,248,574 482,077 19,107,706 15 39 July 1, 2018 UN projection
95   Chad 1,284,000 495,755 15,353,184 12 31 July 1, 2018 UN projection
96   Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,307,314 10 26 July 1, 2018 Official projection
97   Russia[note 11] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,877,088 9 23 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
98   Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 18,232,000 7 18 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
99   Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 37,451,383 4 10 April 23, 2019 Official estimate
100   Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 25,334,808 3 9 April 23, 2019 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. ^ Territory claimed by Spain.
  2. ^ Borders and area of Palestinian autonomy are not final.
  3. ^ Commonwealth of the United States.
  4. ^ 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 been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states. 10 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition.
  5. ^ Recognized only by Turkey
  6. ^ Excludes Crimea.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  9. ^ Islands claimed by Argentina.
  10. ^ Excludes Crimea.
  11. ^ 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Population Prospects". Archived from the original on 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  2. ^ "Eurostat-Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface(TGM)table". European Commission. Archived from the original on 2015-08-07. Retrieved 9 March 2015.