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List of countries and territories by population density

Population density (people per km2) by country in 2017

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

Contents

MethodologyEdit

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 2015 estimates provided by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.[1]

Main tableEdit

The names of dependent territories as well as recognized 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.
  • The most densely populated sovereign nation is Monaco, with a population density of 18,713 people/km2.
  • Area includes land and water.
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source
0  World (land only, excluding Antarctica) 134,940,000 52,100,000 7,588,380,000 56 145 December 15, 2017 USCB's world population clock
0  World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,588,380,000 51 132 December 15, 2017 USCB's World population clock
0  World (with water) 510,072,000 196,940,000 7,588,380,000 15 39 December 15, 2017 USCB's World population clock
1   Macau (China)[3] 30.5 12 648,500 21,262 55,068 September 30, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
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 7,389,500 6,679 17,299 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
5   Gibraltar (UK)[4] 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 315 122 429,344 1,363 3,530 December 31, 2014 Official estimate
9   Bermuda (UK) 52 20 64,319 1,237 3,204 July 1, 2017 Revised 2010 census result
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 55,598 163,651,706 1,136 2,943 December 15, 2017 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[5] 6,020 2,324 4,816,503 800 2,072 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
16   Saint Martin (France) 54 21 36,979 685 1,774 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
17   Barbados 430 166 285,719 664 1,720 July 1, 2017 UN projection
18   Taiwan[6] 36,197 13,976 23,557,467 651 1,686 September 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
19   Mauritius 2,040 788 1,263,820 620 1,606 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
20   Lebanon 10,452 4,036 6,082,000 596 1,544 July 1, 2017 UN projection
21   Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 193 75 110,882 575 1,489 June 30, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
22   Mayotte (France) 374 144 212,600 568 1,471 August 21, 2012 2012 census result
23   San Marino 61 24 33,263 545 1,412 August 31, 2017 Monthly official estimate
24   South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,446,201 513 1,329 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
25   Nauru 21 8 10,084 480 1,243 October 30, 2011 2011 census result
26   Rwanda 25,314 9,774 11,809,295 467 1,210 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
27   Tuvalu 26 10 11,323 436 1,129 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
28   Saint Barthélemy (France) 21 8 8,938 426 1,103 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
29   Comoros 1,861 719 784,745 422 1,093 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
30   Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,179,818 414 1,072 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
31   Haiti 27,065 10,450 10,911,819 403 1,044 March 31, 2015 Official estimate
32   India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,325,240,256 403 1,044 December 15, 2017 Population clock based on 2011 census
33   Israel 22,072 8,522 8,786,400 398 1,031 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
34   Puerto Rico (US)[7] 8,868 3,424 3,411,307 385 997 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
35   Burundi 27,816 10,740 10,400,938 374 969 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
36   Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,385,383 373 966 October 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
37   Curaçao (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 444 171 160,337 361 935 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
38   Philippines 300,000 115,831 105,025,992 350 907 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
39   Martinique (France) 1,128 436 385,551 342 886 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
40   Guam (US) 541 209 184,200 340 881 July 1, 2015 Official annual estimate
41   Réunion (France) 2,512 970 847,000 337 873 July 1, 2017 Official projection
42   Japan 377,944 145,925 126,670,000 335 868 September 1, 2017 Monthly 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   Vietnam 331,212 127,882 93,700,000 283 733 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
50   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 150 109,557 282 730 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
51   Saint Lucia 617 238 169,115 274 710 July 1, 2012 Official estimmate
52   United Kingdom 242,495 93,628 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 803,940 310,403 209,915,000 261 676 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
55   Jamaica 10,991 4,244 2,730,894 248 642 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
56   Guadeloupe (France) 1,630 629 402,119 247 640 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
57   Liechtenstein 160 62 37,815 236 611 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
58   Germany 357,168 137,903 82,800,000 232 601 December 31, 2016 Quarterly official estimate
59   Qatar 11,571 4,468 2,634,234 228 591 October 1, 2017 Official monthly 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 10,169,172 212 549 July 1, 2017 Official projection
64   Nigeria 923,768 356,669 191,836,000 208 539 July 1, 2017 UN projection
65   Seychelles 455 176 94,205 207 536 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
66    Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,448,585 205 531 June 30, 2017 Quarterly provisional figure
67   Italy 301,308 116,336 60,507,590 201 521 June 30, 2017 Monthly official estimate
68   North Korea 120,540 46,541 24,213,510 201 521 October 1, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
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   Kosovo[8] 10,910 4,212 1,815,606 166 430 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
76   Andorra 464 179 76,246 164 425 2012 Official estimate
77   Malawi 118,484 45,747 18,622,000 157 407 July 1, 2017 UN projection
78   Uganda 241,551 93,263 37,673,800 156 404 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
79   Isle of Man 572 221 84,497 148 383 March 27, 2011 2011 census result
80   Kiribati 726 280 106,461 147 381 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
81   Cyprus 5,896 2,276 862,000 146 378 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
82   Tonga 720 278 104,270 145 376 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
83   Federated States of Micronesia 701 271 101,351 145 376 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
84   Guatemala 108,889 42,042 15,806,675 145 376 June 30, 2014 Annual Official estimate
85   China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,388,080,590 144 373 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
86   Tokelau (NZ) 10 4 1,411 141 365 October 18, 2011 Final 2011 census result
87   Anguilla (UK) 96 37 13,452 140 363 May 11, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
88   Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 261,890,900 138 357 July 1, 2017 Official projection
89   Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,588,063 134 347 June 30, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
90   Denmark 43,098 16,640 5,756,170 134 347 March 31, 2017 Quarterly official estimate
91   Thailand 513,120 198,117 68,414,000 133 344 July 1, 2017 UN projection
92   Togo 56,600 21,853 7,178,000 127 329 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
93   France 543,965 210,026 67,158,000 123 319 October 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
94   Poland 312,685 120,728 38,426,000 123 319 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
95   Cape Verde 4,033 1,557 491,875 122 316 June 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
96   Ghana 238,533 92,098 28,956,587 121 313 July 1, 2017 Official projection
97   Northern Mariana Islands (US) 457 176 53,883 118 306 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
98   United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,856,000 118 306 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
99   Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,836,700 114 295 May 1, 2017 Official estimate
100   Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,309,573 112 290 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
101   Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,032,358 112 291 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
102   Slovakia 49,036 18,933 5,435,343 111 287 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
103   Austria 83,879 32,386 8,817,514 105 272 October 1, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
104   Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,799,000 105 272 January 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
105   Moldova 33,843 13,067 3,550,900 105 272 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
106   Cuba 109,884 42,426 11,239,224 102 264 December 31, 2016 Annual official estimate
107   Turkey 783,562 302,535 79,814,871 102 264 December 31, 2016 Annual official estimate
108   Slovenia 20,273 7,827 2,064,836 102 264 April 1, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
109   Armenia 29,743 11,484 2,979,900 100 259 July 1, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
110   Albania 28,703 11,082 2,876,591 100 259 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
111   Syria 185,180 71,498 18,270,000 99 256 July 1, 2017 UN projection
112   Sierra Leone 71,740 27,699 7,075,641 99 256 December 4, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
113   Benin 112,622 43,484 11,002,578 98 254 July 1, 2017 Official projection
114   Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,328,200 98 253 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
115   Costa Rica 51,100 19,730 4,947,490 97 251 June 30, 2017 Official estimate
116   Dominica 739 285 71,293 96 249 May 14, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
117   Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 101,853,000 96 249 July 1, 2016 UN projection
118   Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 96,192,226 96 249 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
119   Northern Cyprus 3,355 1,295 313,626 93 241 2014 Official estimate
120   Spain 505,990 195,364 46,528,966 92 238 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
121   Serbia 77,474 29,913 7,058,322 91 236 June 30, 2016 Official estimate
122   Iraq 434,128 167,618 38,274,618 88 228 July 1, 2017 UN projection
123   Cambodia 181,035 69,898 15,848,495 88 228 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
124   Kenya 581,834 224,647 49,699,862 85 220 July 1, 2017 UN projection
125   Greece 131,957 50,949 10,783,748 82 212 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
126   Romania 238,391 92,043 19,638,000 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
127   Macedonia 25,713 9,928 2,073,702 81 210 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
128   Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,363,426 80 207 March 29, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
129   Honduras 112,492 43,433 8,866,351 79 205 July 1, 2017 Official projection
130   Senegal 196,722 75,955 15,256,346 78 202 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
131   Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,521,911 77 200 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
132   French Polynesia (France) 3,521 1,359 268,270 76 197 August 22, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
133   Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 497 192 37,910 76 197 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
134   Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 24,295,000 75 194 July 1, 2017 UN projection
135   Ukraine[9] 576,500 222,588 42,444,919 74 192 September 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
136   Croatia 56,542 21,831 4,154,213 73 189 December 31, 2016 Annual official estimate
137   Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 19,632,147 73 189 July 1, 2017 Annual official projection
138   Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 32,120,500 72 186 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
139   Timor-Leste 14,919 5,760 1,066,409 71 184 July 11, 2010 Final 2010 census result
140   Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 19,772 3,531,159 69 179 September 30, 2013 Official estimate
141   Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,304,482 69 179 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
142   Lesotho 30,355 11,720 2,074,000 68 176 July 1, 2013 UN projection
143   Brunei 5,765 2,226 393,162 68 176 June 20, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
144   Ireland 70,273 27,133 4,757,976 68 176 April 24, 2016 Official census figures
145   Samoa 2,831 1,093 187,820 66 171 November 7, 2011 Final 2011 census result
146   Swaziland 17,364 6,704 1,145,970 66 171 July 1, 2017 Official projection
147   Caribbean Netherlands (Netherlands) 322 124 21,133 66 171 January 1, 2011 Official estimate
148   Norfolk Island (Australia) 35 14 2,302 66 171 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
149   Ecuador 255,595 98,686 16,650,600 65 169 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
150   Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,101,859 64 166 December 31, 2016 [1]
151   Cook Islands (NZ) 237 92 14,974 63 163 December 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
152   Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 123,518,000 63 163 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
153   Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,250,000 62 161 July 1, 2017 UN projection
154   Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,829,300 62 161 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
155   Tanzania 883,749 341,217 51,557,365 58 150 July 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
156   Equatorial Guinea 28,051 10,831 1,622,000 58 150 2010 Official estimate
157   Panama 74,177 28,640 4,098,135 55 142 July 1, 2017 Official projection
158   Georgia 69,700 26,911 3,718,200 53 137 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
159   Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,717,176 52 135 July 1, 2017 UN projection
160   Nicaragua 121,428 46,884 6,262,703 52 135 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
161   Cameroon 466,050 179,943 23,248,044 50 129 January 1, 2017 Official projection
162   Iran 1,648,195 636,372 81,042,104 49 127 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
163   Montserrat (UK) 102 39 4,922 48 124 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
164   Wallis and Futuna (France) 274 106 13,135 48 124 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
165   Fiji 18,333 7,078 869,458 47 122 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
166   South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 56,521,900 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
167   Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,495,800 46 119 October 1, 2017 Quarterly official estimate
168   Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 29,724,323 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
169   Montenegro 13,812 5,333 622,387 45 117 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
170   Eritrea 121,100 46,757 5,482,000 45 117 July 1, 2017 UN projection
171   Liberia 97,036 37,466 4,289,520 44 114 July 1, 2017 Official projection
172   Madagascar 587,041 226,658 25,571,000 44 114 July 1, 2017 UN projection
173   Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 49,539,693 43 112 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
174   Palau 488 188 20,901 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
175   Guinea-Bissau 36,125 13,948 1,553,822 43 111 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
176   Lithuania 65,300 25,212 2,819,753 43 111 August 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
177   Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14 5 550 39 101 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
178   Djibouti 23,000 8,880 864,618 38 98 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
179   Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 14,542,235 37 96 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
180   Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 85,026,000 36 93 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
181   Saint Helena (UK) 122 47 4,534 37 96 February 7, 2016 2016 census result
182   Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,399 540 48,244 34 88 April 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
183   Venezuela 916,445 353,841 31,431,164 34 88 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
184   Mozambique 799,380 308,642 27,128,530 34 88 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
185   United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 326,281,068 33 86 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
186   Kyrgyzstan 199,945 77,199 6,140,200 31 80 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
187   Latvia 64,562 24,928 1,935,800 30 78 August 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
188   Estonia 45,339 17,505 1,315,635 29 75 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
189   Laos 236,800 91,429 6,492,400 27 70 March 1, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
190   Bahamas 13,940 5,382 351,461 25 65 May 3, 2010 Final 2010 census result
191   Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 242 93 6,081 25 65 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
192   Peru 1,285,216 496,225 31,826,018 25 65 July 1, 2017 Official projrction
193   Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 208,394,036 24 63 December 15, 2017 Official estimate
194   Angola 1,246,700 481,354 28,359,634 23 60 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
195   Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 23 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
196   Somalia 637,657 246,201 14,743,000 23 60 July 1, 2017 UN projection
197   Solomon Islands 28,370 10,954 651,700 23 60 July 1, 2016 Official annual estimate
198   Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,103,461 22 58 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
199   Zambia 752,612 290,585 16,405,229 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
200   Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 40,782,742 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
201   Vanuatu 12,190 4,707 272,459 22 57 December 31, 2016 Official mini-census result
202   Bhutan 38,394 14,824 794,484 21 54 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
203   South Sudan 644,329 248,777 12,575,714 20 52 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
204   Uruguay 176,215 68,037 3,493,205 20 52 June 30, 2017 Official annual projection
205   Åland Islands (Finland) 1,552 599 28,502 18 47 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
206   Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 41,697,498 18 47 July 1, 2017 Official projection
207   Niger 1,186,408 458,075 21,477,348 18 47 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
208   New Zealand 270,467 104,428 4,839,059 18 46 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
209   Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,151,300 18 47 July 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
210   Paraguay 406,752 157,048 6,953,646 17 44 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
211   Belize 22,965 8,867 387,879 17 44 June 30, 2017 Official annual estimate
212   Finland 338,424 130,666 5,509,984 16 41 September 30, 2017 Official monthly estimate
213   Norway 323,782 125,013 5,290,288 16 41 October 1, 2017 Quarterly official estimate
214   Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,044,811 16 41 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
215   Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 33,905,320 16 41 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
216   Republic of the Congo 342,000 132,047 5,261,000 15 39 July 1, 2017 UN projection
217   Mali 1,248,574 482,077 18,542,000 15 39 July 1, 2017 UN projection
218   Christmas Island (Australia) 137 53 2,072 15 39 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
219   New Caledonia (France) 18,575 7,172 258,958 14 36 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
220   Oman 309,500 119,499 4,183,841 14 36 June 9, 2015 Weekly official estimate
221   Turkmenistan 491,210 189,657 5,758,000 12 31 July 1, 2017 UN projection
222   Chad 1,284,000 495,755 14,900,000 12 31 July 1, 2017 UN projection
223   Ascension Island (UK) 88 34 880 10 26 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
224   Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,145,770 10 26 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
225   Russia[10] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,809,643 9 23 August 1, 2017 Official estimate
226   Gabon 267,667 103,347 2,025,137 8 21 July 1, 2017 UN projection
227   Central African Republic 622,436 240,324 4,659,080 7 18 July 1, 2017 UN projection
228   Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 18,096,900 7 18 October 1, 2017 Official monthly estimate
229   Niue (NZ) 261 101 1,613 6 16 September 10, 2011 Final 2011 census result
230   Guyana 214,999 83,012 784,894 4 10 2010 Official estimate
231   Libya 1,770,060 683,424 6,374,616 4 10 July 1, 2017 UN projection
232   Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 36,747,691 4 10 December 15, 2017 Official estimate
233   Botswana 581,730 224,607 2,024,904 3.5 9 August 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
234   Mauritania 1,030,700 397,955 3,461,041 3.4 9 2013 Official estimate
235   Iceland 102,775 39,682 346,750 3.4 9 September 30, 2017 Official estimate
236   Suriname 163,820 63,251 534,189 3.3 9 August 13, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
237   Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 24,747,721 3 8 December 15, 2017 Official estimate
238   French Guiana (France) 86,504 33,399 244,118 2.8 7 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
239   Namibia 825,118 318,580 2,113,077 2.6 7 August 28, 2011 Final 2011 census result
240   Western Sahara[11] 252,120 97,344 552,628 2.2 5.7 July 1, 2017 UN projection
241   Mongolia 1,564,100 603,902 3,000,000 1.9 4.9 January 24, 2015 Official estimate
242   Tristan da Cunha (UK) 207 80 266 1.3 3.4 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
243   Pitcairn Islands (UK) 47 18 56 1.2 3.1 2013 2013 census result
244   Falkland Islands (UK)[12] 12,173 4,700 2,563 0.21 0.54 April 15, 2012 2012 census result
245   Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 61,399 23,706 2,655 0.04 0.10 September 1, 2012 Official estimate
246   Greenland (Denmark) 2,166,000 836,297 55,984 0.03 0.08 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source

Density amongst the most populousEdit

This list consists of the one hundred most populous countries. (see also List of countries 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 55,598 163,651,706 1,136 2,943 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
2   Republic of China (Taiwan) [13] 36,191 13,973 23,557,467 651 1,686 September 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
3   South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,446,201 513 1,329 July 1, 2017 Annual official projection
4   Rwanda 25,314 9,774 11,809,295 467 1,210 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
5   Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,179,818 414 1,072 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
6   Haiti 27,065 10,450 10,911,819 403 1,044 March 31, 2015 Official estimate
7   India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,325,240,256 403 1,044 December 15, 2017 India Population clock
8   Israel 22,072 8,522 8,786,400 398 1,031 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
9   Burundi 27,816 10,740 10,400,938 374 969 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
10   Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,385,383 373 966 October 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
11   Philippines 300,000 115,831 105,025,992 350 907 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
12   Japan 377,944 145,925 126,670,000 335 868 September 1, 2017 Monthly official 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 803,940 310,403 209,915,000 261 676 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
17   Germany 357,168 137,903 82,800,000 232 601 December 31, 2016 Quarterly official estimate
18   Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,169,172 212 549 July 1, 2017 Official projection
19   Nigeria 923,768 356,669 191,836,000 208 539 July 1, 2017 UN projection
20    Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,448,585 205 531 June 30, 2017 Quarterly provisional figure
21   Italy 301,308 116,336 60,507,590 201 521 June 30, 2017 Monthly official estimate
22   North Korea 122,762 47,399 24,213,510 197 510 October 1, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
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 1,388,080,590 144 373 December 15, 2017 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 10,588,063 134 347 June 30, 2017 Quarterly official estimate
30   Thailand 513,120 198,117 68,414,000 133 344 July 1, 2017 UN projection
31   France 543,965 210,026 67,158,000 123 319 October 1, 2017 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 9,836,700 114 295 May 1, 2017 Official estimate
36   Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,309,573 112 290 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
37   Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,032,358 112 291 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
38   Austria 83,879 32,386 8,817,514 105 272 October 1, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
39   Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,799,000 105 272 January 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
40   Cuba 109,886 42,427 11,239,224 102 264 December 31, 2016 Annual official estimate
41   Turkey 783,562 302,535 79,814,871 102 264 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 32,328,200 98 253 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
45   Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 101,853,000 96 249 July 1, 2016 UN projection
46   Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 96,192,226 96 249 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
47   Spain 503,783 194,512 46,528,966 92 238 January 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 49,699,862 85 220 July 1, 2017 UN projection
51   Greece 131,957 50,949 10,783,748 82 212 January 1, 2016 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 34,521,911 77 200 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
57   Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 24,295,000 75 194 July 1, 2017 UN projection
58   Ukraine[9] 576,500 222,588 42,444,919 74 192 September 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
59   Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 19,632,147 73 189 July 1, 2017 Annual official projection
60   Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 32,120,500 72 186 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
61   Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,304,482 69 179 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
62   Ecuador 255,595 98,686 16,650,600 65 169 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
63   Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 123,518,000 63 163 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
64   Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,250,000 62 161 July 1, 2017 UN projection
65   Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,829,300 62 161 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
66   Tanzania 883,749 341,217 51,557,365 58 150 July 1, 2017 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 81,042,104 49 127 December 15, 2017 Official population clock
70   Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,495,800 46 119 October 1, 2017 Quarterly official estimate
71   South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 56,521,900 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
72   Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 29,724,323 46 119 July 1, 2017 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 49,539,693 43 112 December 15, 2017 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 85,026,000 36 93 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
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 3,796,742 326,281,068 33 86 December 15, 2017 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 3,287,956 208,394,036 24 63 December 15, 2017 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 10,103,461 22 58 December 15, 2017 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[14] 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 36,747,691 4 10 December 15, 2017 Official estimate
100   Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 24,747,721 3 8 December 15, 2017 Official estimate
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See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "World Population Prospects". 
  2. ^ "Eurostat-Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface(TGM)table". European Commission. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Current Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Former Portuguese colony.
  4. ^ Territory claimed by Spain.
  5. ^ Borders and area of Palestinian autonomy are not final
  6. ^ Formally known as the Republic of China
  7. ^ Commonwealth of the United States.
  8. ^ 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 112 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  9. ^ a b Excludes Crimea
  10. ^ Including the population and area of Republic of Crimea and Federal City of Sevastopol, Russia's administrative areas on the Crimean Peninsula which are claimed by Ukraine.
  11. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  12. ^ Islands claimed by Argentina.
  13. ^ Partially recognized state, claimed by the People's Republic of China as one of its provinces.
  14. ^ Including the population and area of Republic of Crimea and Federal City of Sevastopol, Russia's administrative areas on the Crimean Peninsula which are claimed by Ukraine.