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List of countries and territories by population density

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Population density (people per km2) by country in 2015

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

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
 World (land only, excluding Antarctica) 134,940,000 52,100,000 7,507,004,000 56 145 May 25, 2017 USCB's world population clock
 World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,507,004,000 50 129 May 25, 2017 USCB's World population clock
 World (with water) 510,072,000 196,940,000 7,507,004,000 15 39 May 25, 2017 USCB's World population clock
1   Macau (China)[3] 30.5 12 647,700 21,236 55,001 September 30, 2016 Official quarterly estimate
2   Monaco 2.02 0.78 37,550 18,589 48,145 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
3   Singapore 719.2 278 5,607,300 7,797 20,194 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
4   Hong Kong (China) 1,105.7 427 7,346,700 6,644 17,208 July 1, 2016 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 1,472,483 1,945 5,038 March 21, 2016 Final 2010 census result
7    Vatican City 0.44 0.17 800 1,818 4,709 2012 Official estimate
8   Malta 315 122 426,149 1,353 3,504 March 21, 2016 Preliminary 2011 census result
9   Bermuda (UK) 52 20 66,449 1,278 3,310 March 21, 2016 Final 2010 census result
10   Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 162,504,002 1,129 2,923 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
11   Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 34 13 37,429 1,101 2,852 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
12   Maldives 298 115 317,280 1,065 2,758 2010 Official estimate
13   Jersey (UK) 116 45 97,857 844 2,186 March 27, 2011 2011 census result
14   Guernsey (UK) 78 30 62,431 800 2,072 March 31, 2010 Official estimate
15   Palestinian Territories[5] 6,020 2,324 4,550,368 756 1,958 2014 Official estimate
16   Saint Martin (France) 54 21 36,979 685 1,774 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
17   Taiwan (ROC) 36,197 13,976 23,545,680 650 1,683 March 31, 2017 Monthly official estimate
18   Barbados 430 166 274,200 638 1,652 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
19   Mauritius 2,040 788 1,262,879 619 1,603 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
20   Lebanon 10,452 4,036 5,988,153 587 1,520 July 1, 2014 UN projection
21   Mayotte (France) 374 144 212,600 568 1,471 August 21, 2012 2012 census result
22   San Marino 61 24 33,028 541 1,401 May 31, 2016 Monthly official estimate
23   Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 193 75 101,484 526 1,362 September 29, 2010 2010 census result
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 11,882,766 469 1,215 July 1, 2015 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   Burundi 27,816 10,740 11,552,561 415 1,075 July 1, 2016 Official annual projection
31   Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,124,126 412 1,068 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
32   Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,078,033 409 1,059 July 1, 2016 Official projection
33   India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,316,347,896 400 1,037 May 25, 2017 Population clock based on 2011 census
34   Israel 22,072 8,522 8,693,900 394 1,020 May 25, 2017 Israel Central Bureau of Statistics[6]
35   Puerto Rico (US)[7] 8,868 3,424 3,411,307 385 997 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
36   Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,353,461 372 963 December 1, 2016 Monthly official estimate
37   Philippines 300,000 115,831 104,074,332 347 899 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
38   Martinique (France) 1,128 436 385,551 342 886 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
39   Curaçao (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 444 171 150,563 339 878 March 26, 2011 2011 census result
40   Japan 377,944 145,925 126,860,000 336 870 January 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
41   Réunion (France) 2,512 970 821,136 327 847 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
42   Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,203,000 323 837 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
43   Marshall Islands 181 70 56,086 310 803 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
44   United States Virgin Islands (US) 352 136 106,405 302 782 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
45   El Salvador 21,040 8,124 6,581,940 313 811 July 1, 2017 Official projection
46   Grenada 344 133 103,328 300 777 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
47   Guam (US) 541 209 159,358 295 764 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
48   American Samoa (US) 197 76 55,519 282 730 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
49   Vietnam 331,212 127,882 92,700,000 280 725 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
50   Saint Lucia 617 238 166,526 270 699 May 10, 2010 Preliminary 2010 census result
51   United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 65,110,000 268 694 July 1, 2015 Annual official estimate
52   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 150 100,892 259 671 July 1, 2009 Official estimate
53   Trinidad and Tobago 5,155 1,990 1,328,019 258 668 January 9, 2011 2011 census result
54   Jamaica 10,991 4,244 2,723,246 248 642 December 31, 2014 Official estimate
55   Guadeloupe (France) 1,630 629 402,119 247 640 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
56   Pakistan 803,940 310,403 196,549,112 244 633 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
57   Germany 357,168 137,903 82,800,000 232 601 December 31, 2016 Quarterly official estimate
58   Liechtenstein 160 62 36,842 230 596 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
59   Kuwait 17,818 6,880 4,007,000 225 583 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
60   Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,528,000 220 570 July 1, 2015 UN projection
61   Cayman Islands (UK) 259 100 55,456 214 554 October 10, 2010 Final 2010 census result
62   Luxembourg 2,586 998 537,000 208 539 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
63    Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,391,973 204 528 December 31, 2016 Population growth 2016: provisional figures
64   Nigeria 923,768 356,669 186,988,000 202 523 July 1, 2016 UN projection
65   Italy 301,308 116,336 60,592,547 201 521 June 30, 2016 Monthly official estimate
66   North Korea 120,540 46,541 24,213,510 201 521 October 1, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
67   Seychelles 455 176 93,144 200 518 December 31, 2015 Official estimate
68   British Virgin Islands (UK) 151 58 29,537 196 508 2010 Official estimate
69   Antigua and Barbuda 442 171 86,295 195 505 May 27, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
70   Saint Kitts and Nevis 270 104 51,970 192 497 July 1, 2009 Official estimate
71   São Tomé and Príncipe 1,001 386 187,356 187 484 May 13, 2012 2012 census result
72     Nepal 147,181 56,827 26,494,504 180 466 June 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
73   Qatar 11,571 4,468 2,024,707 175 453 October 31, 2013 Monthly official estimate
74   Gambia 10,690 4,127 1,849,000 173 448 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
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   Uganda 241,551 93,263 36,860,700 153 396 July 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
78   Isle of Man 572 221 84,497 148 383 March 27, 2011 2011 census result
79   Kiribati 726 280 106,461 147 381 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
80   Cyprus 5,896 2,276 862,000 146 378 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
81   Tonga 720 278 104,270 145 376 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
82   Federated States of Micronesia 701 271 101,351 145 376 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
83   Guatemala 108,889 42,042 15,806,675 145 376 June 30, 2014 Annual Official estimate
84   China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,383,362,045 143 372 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
85   Tokelau (NZ) 10 4 1,411 141 365 October 18, 2011 Final 2011 census result
86   Anguilla (UK) 96 37 13,452 140 363 May 11, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
87   Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 260,581,000 137 355 July 1, 2016 Official projection
88   Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,564,866 134 347 June 30, 2016 Quarterly official estimate
89   Denmark 43,098 16,640 5,748,769 133 344 January 1, 2017 Quarterly official estimate
90   Thailand 513,120 198,117 65,729,098 128 332 December 31, 2015 Official estimate
91   Togo 56,600 21,853 7,143,000 126 326 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
92   Poland 312,685 120,728 38,439,000 123 319 October 31, 2016 Official estimate
93   Cape Verde 4,033 1,557 491,875 122 316 June 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
94   Malawi 118,484 45,747 14,388,600 121 313 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
95   Ghana 238,533 92,098 28,308,301 119 308 October 26, 2016 Official projection
96   Northern Mariana Islands (US) 457 176 53,883 118 306 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
97   France 543,965 210,026 66,821,000 118 306 October 1, 2016 Monthly official estimate
98   United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,856,000 118 306 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
99   Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,755,500 113 293 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
100   Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,341,330 112 290 December 31, 2015 Official estimate
101   Slovakia 49,036 18,933 5,426,252 111 287 December 31, 2015 Official estimate
102   Jordan 89,342 34,495 9,894,344 111 287 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
103   Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,830,485 106 275 January 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
104   Moldova 33,843 13,067 3,553,100 105 272 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
105   Austria 83,879 32,386 8,767,919 105 272 October 1, 2016 Official quarterly estimate
106   Cuba 109,884 42,426 11,239,004 102 264 December 31, 2015 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 2,064,241 102 264 July 1, 2016 Official quarterly estimate
109   Armenia 29,743 11,484 2,995,100 101 262 June 30, 2016 Official estimate
110   Albania 28,703 11,082 2,886,026 101 262 January 1, 2016 Official annual estimate
111   Syria 185,180 71,498 18,564,000 100 259 July 1, 2016 UN estimate
112   Sierra Leone 71,740 27,699 7,075,641 99 256 December 4, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
113   Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,073,200 97 251 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
114   Dominica 739 285 71,293 96 249 May 14, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
115   Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 101,853,000 96 249 July 1, 2016 UN projection
116   Costa Rica 51,100 19,730 4,890,379 96 249 June 30, 2016 Official estimate
117   Benin 112,622 43,484 10,653,654 95 246 July 1, 2016 Official projection
118   Northern Cyprus 3,355 1,295 313,626 93 241 2014 Official estimate
119   Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 93,060,105 93 240 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
120   Spain 505,990 195,364 46,438,422 92 238 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
121   Serbia 77,474 29,913 7,076,372 91 236 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
122   Cambodia 181,035 69,898 15,626,444 86 223 July 1, 2016 Official annual projection
123   Iraq 434,128 167,618 36,787,000 85 220 July 1, 2016 Annual official projection
124   Romania 238,391 92,043 19,760,000 83 215 January 1, 2016 Official annual estimate
125   Greece 131,957 50,949 10,858,018 82 212 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
126   Kenya 581,834 224,647 47,251,449 81 210 July 1, 2016 UN projection
127   Macedonia 25,713 9,928 2,071,278 81 210 December 31, 2015 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   Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,325,194 77 199 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
131   French Polynesia (France) 3,521 1,359 268,270 76 197 August 22, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
132   Senegal 196,722 75,955 14,799,859 75 194 2016 Official estimate
133   Croatia 56,542 21,831 4,190,669 74 192 December 31, 2015 Annual official estimate
134   Ukraine[9] 576,500 222,588 42,642,434 74 192 September 1, 2016 Monthly official estimate
135   Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 23,202,000 72 186 2012 Official estimate
136   Swaziland 17,364 6,704 1,250,000 72 186 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
137   Timor-Leste 14,919 5,760 1,066,409 71 184 July 11, 2010 Final 2010 census result
138   Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 19,772 3,531,159 69 179 September 30, 2013 Official estimate
139   Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 30,492,800 69 179 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
140   Lesotho 30,355 11,720 2,074,000 68 176 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
141   Brunei 5,765 2,226 393,162 68 176 June 20, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
142   Ireland 70,273 27,133 4,757,976 68 176 April 24, 2016 Official census figures
143   Samoa 2,831 1,093 187,820 66 171 November 7, 2011 Final 2011 census result
144   Tunisia 163,610 63,170 10,777,500 66 171 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
145   Caribbean Netherlands (Netherlands) 322 124 21,133 66 171 January 1, 2011 Official estimate
146   Norfolk Island (Australia) 35 14 2,302 66 171 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
147   Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 17,322,796 64 166 2013 Official estimate
148   Ecuador 255,595 98,686 16,508,800 65 167 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
149   Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,101,859 64 166 December 31, 2016 [1]
150   Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 497 192 31,458 63 163 January 25, 2012 2012 census result
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   Tanzania 883,749 341,217 55,155,473 62 161 August 26, 2012 2012 census result
154   Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,742,000 61 158 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
155   Equatorial Guinea 28,051 10,831 1,622,000 58 150 2010 Official estimate
156   Yemen 455,000 175,676 24,527,000 54 140 2012 Official estimate
157   Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,947,000 53 137 July 1, 2016 UN projection
158   Georgia 69,700 26,911 3,718,200 53 137 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
159   Nicaragua 121,428 46,884 6,262,703 52 135 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
160   Iran 1,648,195 636,372 80,155,070 49 126 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
161   Montserrat (UK) 102 39 4,922 48 124 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
162   Wallis and Futuna (France) 274 106 13,135 48 124 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
163   Fiji 18,333 7,078 858,038 47 122 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
164   Panama 74,177 28,640 3,405,813 46 119 May 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
165   Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,469,200 46 119 July 1, 2014 Quarterly official estimate
166   Montenegro 13,812 5,333 620,029 45 117 April 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
167   Eritrea 121,100 46,757 5,482,000 45 117 July 1, 2017 UN estimate
168   Cameroon 466,050 179,943 20,386,799 44 114 2012 Official estimate
169   Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 49,236,569 43 112 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
170   South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 52,981,991 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
171   Palau 488 188 20,901 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
172   Guinea-Bissau 36,125 13,948 1,547,777 43 111 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
173   Lithuania 65,300 25,212 2,836,708 43 111 January 1, 2016 Monthly official estimate
174   Liberia 97,036 37,466 4,076,530 42 109 July 1, 2016 Official projection
175   Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 25,500,100 39 101 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
176   Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14 5 550 39 101 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
177   Djibouti 23,000 8,880 864,618 38 98 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
178   Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 85,026,000 36 93 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
179   Madagascar 587,041 226,658 20,696,070 35 91 2011 Official estimate
180   Saint Helena (UK) 122 47 4,255 35 91 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
181   Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,399 540 48,244 34 88 April 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
182   United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 325,021,499 33 86 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
183   Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 12,973,808 33 85 August 17, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
184   Venezuela 916,445 353,841 28,946,101 32 83 October 30, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
185   Latvia 64,562 24,928 2,005,200 31 80 January 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
186   Mozambique 799,380 308,642 23,700,715 30 78 2012 Official estimate
187   Kyrgyzstan 199,945 77,199 5,895,100 29 75 2015 Official estimate
188   Estonia 45,339 17,505 1,313,271 29 75 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
189   Laos 236,800 91,429 6,580,800 28 73 2013 Official estimate
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   Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 202,768,562 24 62 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
193   Peru 1,285,216 496,225 30,475,144 24 62 June 30, 2013 Official estimate
194   Chile 756,096 291,930 16,634,603 22 57 April 9, 2012 Final 2012 census result
195   Vanuatu 12,190 4,707 264,652 22 57 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
196   Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,038,468 22 58 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
197   Bhutan 38,394 14,824 787,140 21 53 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
198   Uruguay 176,215 68,037 3,286,314 19 49 September 30, 2011 Final 2011 census result
199   Åland Islands (Finland) 1,552 599 28,502 18 47 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
200   Solomon Islands 28,370 10,954 515,870 18 47 November 23, 2009 2009 census result
201   South Sudan 644,329 248,777 11,296,000 18 47 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
202   New Zealand 270,467 104,428 4,788,010 18 46 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
203   Zambia 752,612 290,585 13,092,666 17 44 October 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
204   Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 30,894,000 17 44 April 22, 2008 2008 census result
205   Angola 1,246,700 481,354 20,609,294 17 44 2012 Official estimate
206   Finland 338,424 130,666 5,489,057 16 41 October 13, 2015 Official population clock
207   Paraguay 406,752 157,048 6,672,631 16 41 2012 Official estimate
208   Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 38,700,000 16 41 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
209   Norway 323,782 125,013 5,252,166 16 41 October 1, 2016 Quarterly official estimate
210   Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 7,398,500 16 41 July 1, 2013 Annual official estimate
211   Christmas Island (Australia) 137 53 2,072 15 39 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
212   Somalia 637,657 246,201 9,331,000 15 39 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
213   Niger 1,186,408 458,075 17,129,076 14 36 December 10, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
214   Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 40,117,096 14 36 October 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
215   Belize 22,965 8,867 324,528 14 36 May 12, 2010 Final 2010 census result
216   Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 29,994,272 14 36 2013 Annual official estimate
217   New Caledonia (France) 18,575 7,172 258,958 14 36 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
218   Oman 309,500 119,499 4,183,841 14 36 June 9, 2015 Weekly official estimate
219   Republic of the Congo 342,000 132,047 4,448,000 13 34 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
220   Mali 1,248,574 482,077 14,528,662 12 31 April 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
221   Turkmenistan 491,210 189,657 5,240,000 11 28 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
222   Ascension Island (UK) 88 34 880 10 26 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
223   Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 10,389,913 9 23 November 21, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
224   Chad 1,284,000 495,755 11,274,106 9 23 May 20, 2009 Preliminary 2009 census result
225   Russia 17,098,242 6,601,668 143,975,923 8 21 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
226   Central African Republic 622,436 240,324 4,616,000 7 18 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
227   Gabon 267,667 103,347 1,672,000 6 16 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
228   Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 17,186,000 6 16 February 1, 2014 Monthly official 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 6,244,174 4 10 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
232   Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 36,548,833 4 9 May 25, 2017 Official estimate
233   Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 24,469,359 3 8 May 25, 2017 Official estimate
234   Botswana 581,730 224,607 2,024,904 3 8 August 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
235   Mauritania 1,030,700 397,955 3,461,041 3 8 2013 Official estimate
236   Suriname 163,820 63,251 534,189 3 8 August 13, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
237   Iceland 102,775 39,682 332,529 3 8 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
238   French Guiana (France) 86,504 33,399 244,118 3 8 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
239   Namibia 825,118 318,580 2,113,077 3 8 August 28, 2011 Final 2011 census result
240   Western Sahara[10] 252,120 97,344 567,000 2 5 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
241   Mongolia 1,564,100 603,902 3,000,000 2 5 January 24, 2015 Official estimate
242   Tristan da Cunha (UK) 207 80 266 1 3 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
243   Pitcairn Islands (UK) 47 18 56 1 3 2013 2013 census result
244   Falkland Islands (UK)[11] 12,173 4,700 2,563 0 0 April 15, 2012 2012 census result
245   Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 61,399 23,706 2,655 0 0 September 1, 2012 Official estimate
246   Greenland (Denmark) 2,166,000 836,297 55,984 0 0 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 among 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 55,598 162,504,002 1,129 2,923 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
2   Taiwan[12] 36,191 13,973 23,545,680 650 1,683 March 31, 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 11,882,766 469 1,215 July 1, 2015 Annual official estimate
5   Burundi 27,816 10,740 11,552,561 415 1,075 July 1, 2016 Official annual projection
6   Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,124,126 412 1,068 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
7   Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,078,033 409 1,059 July 1, 2016 Official projection
8   India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,316,347,896 400 1,037 May 25, 2017 India Population clock
9   Israel 22,072 8,522 8,693,900 394 1,020 May 25, 2017 Official population clock[13]
10   Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,353,461 372 963 December 1, 2016 Monthly official estimate
11   Philippines 300,000 115,831 104,074,332 347 899 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
12   Japan 377,944 145,925 126,860,000 336 870 January 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
13   Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,203,000 323 837 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
14   Vietnam 331,212 127,882 92,700,000 280 725 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
15   United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 65,110,000 268 694 July 1, 2015 Annual official estimate
16   Pakistan 803,940 310,403 196,549,112 244 633 May 25, 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 10,528,000 220 570 July 1, 2015 UN projection
19    Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,391,973 203 526 September 30, 2016 Quarterly provisional figure
20   Nigeria 923,768 356,669 186,988,000 202 523 July 1, 2016 UN projection
21   Italy 301,308 116,336 60,592,547 201 521 June 30, 2016 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 26,494,504 180 466 June 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
24   Uganda 241,551 93,263 36,860,700 153 396 July 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
25   Guatemala 108,889 42,042 15,806,675 145 376 June 30, 2014 Annual Official estimate
26   China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,383,362,045 143 372 May 25, 2017 Official estimate
27   Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 260,581,000 137 355 July 1, 2016 Official projection
28   Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,564,866 134 347 June 30, 2016 Quarterly official estimate
29   Thailand 513,120 198,117 65,729,098 128 332 December 31, 2015 Official estimate
30   Poland 312,685 120,728 38,439,000 123 319 October 31, 2016 Official estimate
31   Malawi 118,484 45,747 14,388,600 121 313 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
32   Ghana 238,533 92,098 28,308,301 119 308 October 26, 2016 Official projection
33   France 543,965 210,026 66,821,000 118 306 October 1, 2016 Monthly official estimate
34   United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,856,000 118 306 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
35   Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,755,500 113 293 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
36   Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,341,330 112 290 December 31, 2015 Official estimate
37   Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,830,485 106 275 January 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
38   Austria 83,879 32,386 8,767,919 105 272 October 1, 2016 Official quarterly estimate
39   Cuba 109,886 42,427 11,239,004 102 264 December 31, 2015 Annual official estimate
40   Turkey 783,562 302,535 79,814,871 102 264 December 31, 2016 Annual official estimate
41   Syria 185,180 71,498 18,564,000 100 259 July 1, 2016 UN estimate
42   Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,073,200 97 251 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
43   Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 101,853,000 96 249 July 1, 2016 UN projection
44   Benin 112,622 43,484 10,653,654 95 246 July 1, 2016 Official projection
45   Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 93,060,105 93 240 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
46   Spain 503,783 194,512 46,438,422 91.8 238 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
47   Cambodia 181,035 69,898 15,626,444 86 223 July 1, 2016 Official annual projection
48   Iraq 434,128 167,618 36,787,000 85 220 July 1, 2016 Annual official projection
49   Romania 238,391 92,043 19,760,000 83 215 January 1, 2016 Official annual estimate
50   Greece 131,957 50,949 10,858,018 82 212 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
51   Kenya 581,834 224,647 47,251,449 81 210 July 1, 2016 UN projection
52   Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,363,426 80 207 March 29, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
53   Honduras 112,088 43,277 8,866,351 79 205 July 1, 2017 Official projection
54   Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,325,194 77 199 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
55   Ukraine[14] 576,500 222,588 42,642,434 74 192 September 1, 2016 Monthly official estimate
56   Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 23,202,000 72 186 2012 Official estimate
57   Senegal 196,722 75,955 13,567,338 69 179 2013 Official estimate
58   Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 30,492,800 69 179 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
59   Tunisia 163,610 63,170 10,777,500 66 171 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
60   Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,153,784 64 166 December 31, 2015 [2]
61   Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 17,322,796 64 166 2013 Official estimate
62   Ecuador 255,595 98,686 16,508,800 65 167 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
63   Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 123,518,000 63 163 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
64   Tanzania 883,749 341,217 55,155,473 62 161 August 26, 2012 2012 census result
65   Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,742,000 61 158 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
66   Yemen 455,000 175,676 24,527,000 54 140 2012 Official estimate
67   Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,947,000 53 137 July 1, 2016 UN projection
68   Iran 1,648,195 636,372 80,155,070 49 126 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
69   Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,469,200 46 119 July 1, 2014 Quarterly official estimate
70   Cameroon 466,050 179,943 20,386,799 44 114 2012 Official estimate
71   South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 52,981,991 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
72   Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 49,236,569 43 112 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
73   Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 25,500,100 39 101 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
74   Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 85,026,000 36.3 94 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
75   Madagascar 587,041 226,658 20,696,070 35 91 2011 Official estimate
76   Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 12,973,808 33 85 August 17, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
77   United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 325,021,499 33 86 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
78   Venezuela 916,445 353,841 28,946,101 32 83 October 30, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
79   Mozambique 799,380 308,642 23,700,715 30 78 2012 Official estimate
80   Peru 1,285,216 496,225 30,475,144 24 62 June 30, 2013 Official estimate
81   Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 207,541,032 24 63 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
82   Chile 756,096 291,930 16,634,603 22 57 April 9, 2012 Final 2012 census result
83   Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,038,468 22 58 May 25, 2017 Official population clock
84   South Sudan 644,329 248,777 11,296,000 18 47 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
85   Zambia 752,612 290,585 13,092,666 17 44 October 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
86   Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 30,894,000 17 44 April 22, 2008 2008 census result
87   Angola 1,246,700 481,354 20,609,294 17 44 2012 Official estimate
88   Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 38,700,000 16 41 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
89   Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 7,398,500 16 41 July 1, 2013 Annual official estimate
90   Somalia 637,657 246,201 9,331,000 15 39 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
91   Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 40,117,096 14 36 October 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
92   Niger 1,186,408 458,075 17,129,076 14 36 December 10, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
93   Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 29,994,272 14 36 2013 Annual official estimate
94   Mali 1,248,574 482,077 14,528,662 12 31 April 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
95   Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 10,389,913 9 23 November 21, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
96   Chad 1,284,000 495,755 11,274,106 9 23 May 20, 2009 Preliminary 2009 census result
97   Russia 17,098,242 6,601,668 143,975,923 8.42 21.8 January 1, 2015 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 36,548,833 4 9 May 25, 2017 Official estimate
100   Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 24,469,359 3 8 May 25, 2017 Official estimate
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
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Density
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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-administered territories are pending outcome of negotiations with Israel.
  6. ^ Calculated based on average growth since last census
  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 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  9. ^ Excludes Crimea
  10. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  11. ^ Islands claimed by Argentina.
  12. ^ Partially recognized state, claimed by the People's Republic of China as one of its provinces.
  13. ^ Calculated based on official monthly statistics
  14. ^ Excludes Crimea