List of countries and dependencies by population density

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Population density (people per km2) by country in 2018

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. 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). Data are estimates for July 2005, taken from the United Nations World Prospects Report (2004 revision), unless stated differently.

Main table[change | change source]

The names of dependent territories are shown in italics.

Area figures provided here have been obtained from the main articles of the respective countries and territories.

Rank Country (or dependent territory) Area Population Density Date Population source
km2 mi2 pop./km2 pop./mi2
 Macau (China) 32.9 13 696,100 21,158.05 54,799 September 30, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
1  Monaco 2.02 0.78 38,300 18,960.4 49,107 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
2  Singapore 722.5 279 5,703,600 7,894.26 20,446 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
 Hong Kong (China) 1,106 427 7,500,700 6,781.83 17,565 December 31, 2019 Official estimate
 Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 6.8 2.6 33,701 4,956.03 12,836 July 1, 2019 UN projection
3  Bahrain 778 300 1,543,300 1,982.91 5,136 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
4  Malta 315 122 514,564 1,633.54 4,231 July 10, 2020 Official estimate
5  Maldives 298 115 374,775 1,257.63 3,257 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
 Bermuda (United Kingdom) 52 20 64,027 1,226.52 3,177 July 1, 2019 Official Projection
 Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 34 13 42,876 1,261 3,266 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
6  Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 169,333,966 1,176 3,046 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
7   Vatican City[note 1] 0.49 0.19 453 924.49 2,394 February 1, 2019 Official estimate
 Jersey (United Kingdom) 116 45 104,200 898.28 2,327 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
-  Palestine 6,020 2,324 4,976,684 826.69 2,141 July 1, 2019 Official projection
 Guernsey (United Kingdom) 78 30 62,723 804.14 2,083 March 31, 2016 Official estimate
Mayotte (France) 374 144 256,518 685.88 1,776 September 5, 2017 2017 census result
8  Lebanon 10,452 4,036 6,855,713 672.06 1,741 July 1, 2019 UN projection
9  Barbados 430 166 287,025 667.5 1,729 July 1, 2019 UN projection
Saint Martin (France) 53.2 21 35,107 659.91 1,709 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
 Taiwan 36,197 13,976 23,604,265 652.11 1,689 January 31, 2020 Monthly official estimate
10  Mauritius 2,040 788 1,265,577 620.38 1,607 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
 Aruba (Netherlands) 180 69 112,309 624 1,616 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
11  San Marino 61 24 34,641 567.89 1,471 April 30, 2019 Official monthly estimate
12  Nauru 21 8 11,200 533.33 1,381 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
13  South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,780,579 516.72 1,338 July 1, 2020 Official annual projection
14  Rwanda 26,338 10,169 12,374,397 469.83 1,217 July 1, 2019 Official projection
15  Comoros 1,861 719 873,724 469.49 1,216 July 1, 2019 Official projection
Saint Barthélemy (France) 21 8 9,427 448.9 1,163 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
16  Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,426,888 420 1,087 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
17  Israel 22,072 8,522 9,253,945 419 1,086 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
18  Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,263,077 416.15 1,078 July 1, 2019 UN projection
19  India 3,287,263 1,269,219 1,324,171,354 411.48 1,066 January 1, 2019 UN estimate [3]
20  Burundi 27,816 10,740 11,215,578 403.21 1,044 July 1, 2020 Official annual projection
21  Tuvalu 26 10 10,300 396.15 1,026 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
22  Belgium 30,689 11,849 11,524,454 375.52 973 January 1, 2020 Official monthly estimate
23  Philippines 300,000 115,831 110,029,640 367 950 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
 Curaçao (Netherlands) 444 171 158,665 357.35 926 January 1, 2019 Official Estimate
 Puerto Rico (United States) 9,104 3,515 3,195,153 350.96 909 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
Réunion (France) 2,503.7 967 850,996 339.89 880 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
24  Japan 377,975 145,937 126,010,000 333.38 863 February 1, 2020 Monthly official estimate
25  Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,803,000 332.31 861 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
Martinique (France) 1,128 436 371,246 329.12 852 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
 Guam (United States) 541 209 175,200 323.84 839 July 1, 2019 Annual projection
26  El Salvador 21,040 8,124 6,704,864 318.67 825 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
27  Grenada 344 133 108,825 316.35 819 July 1, 2019 UN projection
28  Marshall Islands 181 70 55,900 308.84 800 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
 United States Virgin Islands (United States) 352 136 104,909 298.04 772 July 1, 2019 UN projection
29  Saint Lucia 617 238 180,454 292.47 757 July 1, 2019 UN projection
30  Vietnam 331,212 127,882 96,208,984 290.48 752 April 1, 2019 Official annual projection
 American Samoa (United States) 197 76 57,100 289.85 751 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
31  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 150 110,520 284.11 736 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
32  United Kingdom 242,495 93,628 67,886,004 279.95 725 May 11, 2020 Population Division UN
33  Pakistan 803,940 310,403 210,100,217 261 677 September 20, 2020 Pakistan Bureau of Statistics
34  Trinidad and Tobago 5,155 1,990 1,363,985 264.59 685 July 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 259 100 65,813 254.1 658 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
35  Jamaica 10,991 4,244 2,726,667 248.08 643 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
36  Kuwait 17,818 6,880 4,420,110 248.07 642 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
Guadeloupe (France) 1,628.4 629 395,725 243.01 629 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
37  Liechtenstein 160 62 38,380 239.88 621 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
38  Luxembourg 2,586 998 613,894 237.39 615 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
39  Qatar 11,571 4,468 2,740,479 236.84 613 May 31, 2019 Official monthly estimate
40  Antigua and Barbuda 442 171 104,084 235.48 610 July 1, 2019 UN projection
41  Germany 357,168 137,903 83,149,300 232.8 603 September 30, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
42  Nigeria 923,768 356,669 200,962,000 217.55 563 July 1, 2019 UN projection
43  Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,358,320 216.36 560 July 1, 2019 Official projection
 British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 151 58 32,206 213.28 552 July 1, 2019 UN projection
44  Seychelles 455 176 96,762 212.66 551 June 30, 2018 Official estimate
45  North Korea 120,540 46,541 25,549,604 211.96 549 January 1, 2019 UN projection
46  Saint Kitts and Nevis 270 104 56,345 208.69 541 July 1, 2019 UN projection
47  Gambia 10,690 4,127 2,228,075 208.43 540 July 1, 2019 UN projection
48   Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,586,550 207.98 539 September 30, 2019 Official provisional figure
49  São Tomé and Príncipe 1,001 386 201,784 201.58 522 July 1, 2018 Official Estimate
50    Nepal 147,516 56,956 29,609,623 200.72 520 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
51  Italy 301,308 116,336 60,252,824 199.97 518 August 31, 2019 Monthly official estimate
52  Uganda 241,551 93,263 40,006,700 165.62 429 July 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
 Kosovo[note 2] 10,910 4,212 1,795,666 164.59 426 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
53  Andorra 464 179 76,177 164.17 425 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
54  Guatemala 108,889 42,042 17,679,735 162.36 421 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
55  Kiribati 811 313 125,000 154.13 399 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
Sint Eustatius (Netherlands) 21 8 3,193 152.05 394 July 1, 2015
56  Federated States of Micronesia 701 271 105,600 150.64 390 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
Saba (Netherlands) 13 5 1,947 149.77 388 January 1, 2016
57  Cyprus 5,896 2,276 875,900 148.56 385 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
58  Malawi 118,484 45,747 17,563,749 148.24 384 September 3, 2018 2018 Census Result
 Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 572 221 83,314 145.65 377 April 24, 2016 2016 census result
59  China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,404,513,080 146 377 September 20, 2020 Official estimate
60  Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 268,074,600 140.75 365 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
 Tokelau (New Zealand) 10 4 1,400 140 363 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
 Anguilla (United Kingdom) 96 37 13,452 140.13 363 May 11, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
61  Tonga 720 278 100,000 138.89 360 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
62  Cape Verde 4,033 1,557 550,483 136.49 354 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
63  Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,681,161 135.43 351 September 30, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
64  Denmark 43,098 16,640 5,814,461 134.91 349 July 1, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
65  Togo 56,600 21,853 7,538,000 133.18 345 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
66 Template:Data Thailand Official population clock
67  Ghana 238,533 92,098 30,280,811 126.95 329 July 1, 2019 Official projection
 Northern Mariana Islands (United States) 457 176 56,600 123.85 321 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
68  France 543,965 210,026 67,060,000 123.28 319 December 1, 2019 Monthly official estimate
69  Poland 312,685 120,728 38,386,000 122.76 318 June 30, 2019 Official estimate
70  Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,773,200 121 312 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
71  United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,770,529 116.87 303 July 1, 2019 UN projection
72  Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 10,067,108 116.25 301 January 1, 2020 Official publication
 Transnistria[note 3] 4,163 1,607 469,000 112.66 292 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
73  Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,276,617 111.59 289 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
74  Slovakia 49,036 18,933 5,450,421 111.15 288 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
75  Sierra Leone 71,740 27,699 7,901,454 110.14 285 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
76  Austria 83,879 32,386 8,902,600 106.14 275 January 1, 2020 Official quarterly estimate
77  Turkey 783,562 302,535 83,154,997 106.12 275 December 31, 2019 Annual official estimate
78  Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,764,000 104.96 272 January 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
 Northern Cyprus[note 4] 3,355 1,295 351,965 104.91 272 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
79  Benin 112,622 43,484 11,733,059 104.18 270 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
80  Slovenia 20,273 7,827 2,084,301 102.81 266 January 1, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
81  Cuba 109,884 42,426 11,193,470 101.87 264 December 31, 2019 Official population estimate
82  Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 107,534,882 101.1 262 July 1, 2018 UN projection
83  Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 101,181,667 101 261 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
84  Albania 28,703 11,082 2,862,427 99.73 258 January 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
85  Armenia 29,743 11,484 2,957,500 99.44 258 September 30, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
86  Malaysia 330,803 127,724 33,342,954 101 261 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
87  Costa Rica 51,100 19,730 5,058,007 98.98 256 June 30, 2019 Official estimate
88  Dominica 739 285 71,808 97.17 252 July 1, 2019 UN projection
89  Spain 505,990 195,364 46,934,632 92.76 240 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
90  Syria 185,180 71,498 17,070,135 92.18 239 July 1, 2019 UN projection
91  Cambodia 181,035 69,898 16,289,270 89.98 233 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
92  Iraq 438,317 169,235 39,309,783 89.68 232 July 1, 2019 UN projection-
93  Serbia 77,474 29,913 6,901,188 89.08 231 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
94  Senegal 196,722 75,955 16,209,125 82.4 213 July 1, 2019 Official projection
95  Kenya 581,834 224,647 47,564,296 81.75 212 August 31, 2019 2019 census result
Wallis & Futuna (France) 142 55 11,600 81.69 212 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
96  Honduras 112,492 43,433 9,158,345 81.41 211 July 1, 2019 Official projection
97  Romania 238,391 92,043 19,405,156 81.4 211 January 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
98  Greece 131,957 50,949 10,724,599 81.27 210 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
99  North Macedonia 25,713 9,928 2,077,132 80.78 209 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
100  Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,339,766 80.32 208 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
101  Morocco 446,550 172,414 35,495,854 79 206 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
102  Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 25,823,071 79.97 207 January 1, 2019 Official projection
 French Polynesia (France) 3,521 1,359 280,600 79.69 206 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
103  Moldova 33,843 13,067 2,681,735 79.24 205 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
104  Timor-Leste 14,919 5,760 1,167,242 78.24 203 July 11, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
 Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) 497 192 37,910 76.28 198 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
105  Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 20,244,080 74.77 194 July 1, 2018 Annual official projection
106  Lesotho 30,355 11,720 2,263,010 74.55 193 July 1, 2018 UN projection
107  Brunei 5,765 2,226 421,300 73.08 189 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
108  Uzbekistan 447,400 172,742 32,653,900 72.99 189 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
109  Croatia 56,542 21,831 4,087,843 72.3 187 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
110  Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,722,038 71.65 186 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
111  Samoa 2,831 1,093 199,300 70.4 182 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
112 Ireland 70,273 27,133 4,921,500 70.03 181 April 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
113  Ukraine [note 5] 603,000 232,820 41,902,416 69.49 180 January 1, 2020 Official monthly estimate
114  Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 19,772 3,511,372 68.57 178 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
115  Eswatini (Swaziland) 17,364 6,704 1,159,250 66.76 173 July 1, 2018 Official projection
Bonaire (Netherlands) 288 111 18,905 65.64 170 December 31, 2014
116  Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,915,284 63.55 165 July 1, 2018 UN projection
117  Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 126,577,691 64.35 167 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
 Cook Islands (New Zealand) 237 92 15,250 64.35 167 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
118  Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 9,127,000 63.78 165 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
119  Ecuador 276,841 106,889 17,572,320 63 164 September 20, 2020 Official projection
120  Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 6,951,482 62.62 162 December 31, 2019 Official annual estimate
121  Tanzania 945,087 364,900 55,890,747 59.14 153 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
 World (land only, excluding Antarctica) 134,940,000 52,100,000 7,934,580,700 58.8 152 September 20, 2020 USCB's world population clock
122  Panama 74,177 28,640 4,158,783 56.07 145 July 1, 2018 Official projection
123  Georgia 69,700 26,911 3,729,600 53.51 139 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
124  Nicaragua 121,428 46,884 6,393,824 52.66 136 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
 World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,934,580,700 53.27 138 September 20, 2020 USCB's World population clock
125  Cameroon 466,050 179,943 24,348,251 52.24 135 July 1, 2019 Official projection
126  Iran 1,648,195 636,372 83,797,586 51 132 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
Norfolk Island (Australia) 35 14 1,748 49.94 129 August 9, 2016 census result
127  Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,218,357 49.7 129 July 1, 2019 official projection
128 Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 31,575,018 48.89 127 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
129  Fiji 18,333 7,078 884,887 48.27 125 September 17, 2017 Official census result
 Montserrat (United Kingdom) 102 39 4,922 48.25 125 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
130  Equatorial Guinea 28,051 10,831 1,358,276 48.42 125 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
131  South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 58,775,022 48.14 125 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
132  Djibouti 23,000 8,880 1,078,373 46.89 121 July 1, 2019 Official projection
133  Liberia 97,036 37,466 4,475,353 46.12 119 July 1, 2019 Official projection
134  Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,397,800 45.59 118 April 1, 2020 Quarterly official estimate
135  Montenegro 13,812 5,333 622,182 45.05 117 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
136  Guinea-Bissau 36,125 13,948 1,604,528 44.42 115 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
137  Madagascar 587,041 226,658 25,680,342 43.75 113 May 18, 2018 Official Census
138  Lithuania 65,300 25,212 2,793,466 42.78 111 November 1, 2019 Monthly official estimate
139  Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 46,463,200 41 105 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
140  Palau 444 171 17,900 40.32 104 July 1, 2018 Official estimate[permanent dead link]
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14 5 544 38.86 101 August 9, 2016 census result
141  Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 15,159,624 38.8 100 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
142  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 86,790,567 37.01 96 July 1, 2019 UN projection
143  Mozambique 799,380 308,642 28,571,310 35.74 93 July 1, 2019 Official projection
144  Venezuela 916,445 353,841 32,219,521 35.16 91 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
 Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,399 540 50,844 34.48 89 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
145  United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 332,002,264 34 87 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
146  Kyrgyzstan 199,945 77,199 6,309,300 31.56 82 June 1, 2018 Official estimate
147  Latvia 64,562 24,928 1,910,400 29.59 77 October 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
148  Estonia 45,339 17,505 1,324,820 29.22 76 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
149  Eritrea 121,100 46,757 3,497,117 28.88 75 July 1, 2019 UN projection
 Abkhazia[note 6] 8,660 3,344 243,206 28.08 73 April 27, 2018
150  Bahamas 13,940 5,382 386,870 27.75 72 July 1, 2018 Official projection
151  Laos 236,800 91,429 6,492,400 27.42 71 March 1, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 242 2,605 6,081 25.13 65 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
152  Peru 1,285,216 496,225 32,162,184 25.02 65 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
153  Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 212,054,148 25 64 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
154  Vanuatu 12,281 4,742 304,500 24.79 64 July 1, 2018 Official estimate[permanent dead link]
155  Solomon Islands 28,370 10,954 682,500 24.06 62 July 1, 2018 Official estimate[permanent dead link]
156  Somalia 637,657 246,201 15,181,925 23.81 62 July 1, 2018 UN projection
157  Angola 1,246,700 481,354 29,250,009 23.46 61 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
158  Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 22.98 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
159  Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,343,403 22.97 59 April 1, 2020 Official quarterly estimate
160  Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 40,782,742 22.17 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
161  Zambia 752,612 290,585 16,405,229 21.8 56 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
162  Bhutan 38,394 14,824 830,844 21.64 56.05 September 20, 2020 Official population clock[not in the source given]
163  Uruguay[needs to be explained] 176,215 68,037 3,518,553 19.97 52 June 30, 2019 Official annual projection
 Somaliland[note 7] 176,120 68,000 3,508,180 19.92 52 August 17, 2017
164  South Sudan 644,329 248,777 12,778,250 19.83 51 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
 Åland Islands (Finland) 1,552 599 29,789 19.19 50 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
165  Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,935,000 19.3 50 July 1, 2020 Annual official estimate
166  New Zealand 270,467 104,428 5,100,028 19 49 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
167  Niger 1,186,408 458,075 22,314,743 18.81 49 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
168  Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 43,000,000 18.05 47 January 1, 2019 Official projection
169  Belize 22,965 8,867 408,487 17.79 46 August 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
170  Paraguay 406,752 157,048 7,052,983 17.1 44 July 1, 2018 Official projection
171  Norway 323,808 125,023 5,367,580 16.58 43 January 1, 2020 Official quarterly estimate
172  Finland 338,424 130,666 5,527,405 16.33 42 December 20, 2019 Official monthly estimate
173  Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,938,712 16.16 42 July 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
174  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 34,218,169 15.92 41 January 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
175  Republic of the Congo 342,000 132,047 5,399,895 15.79 41 July 1, 2018 UN projection
176  Mali 1,248,574 482,077 19,107,706 15.3 40 July 1, 2018 UN projection
 Christmas Island (Australia) 137 53 2,072 15.12 39 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
177  Oman 309,500 119,499 4,645,249 15.01 39 April 1, 2020 Official quarterly estimate
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) 394 152 5,633 14.3 37 February 7, 2016 2016 census result
 New Caledonia (France) 18,575 7,172 258,958 13.94 36 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
 South Ossetia[note 8] 3,900 1,506 53,532 13.73 36 August 11, 2016
 Artsakh[note 9] 11,458 4,424 150,932 13.17 34 October 14, 2015
178  Chad 1,284,000 495,755 15,353,184 11.96 31 July 1, 2018 UN projection
179  Turkmenistan 491,210 189,657 5,851,466 11.91 31 July 1, 2018 UN projection
180  Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,307,314 10.29 27 July 1, 2018 Official projection
181  Russia[note 10] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,877,088 8.58 22 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
182  Gabon 267,667 103,347 2,067,561 7.72 20 July 1, 2018 UN projection
183  Central African Republic 622,436 240,324 4,737,423 7.61 20 July 1, 2018 UN projection
184  Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 18,592,700 6.69 17 January 4, 2020 Official monthly estimate
 Niue (New Zealand) 261 101 1,613 6.18 16 September 10, 2011 Final 2011 census result
185  Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 38,054,949 4 10 September 20, 2020 Official estimate
186  Botswana 581,730 224,607 2,302,878 3.96 10.3 July 1, 2018 Official projection
187  Mauritania 1,030,700 397,955 3,984,233 3.87 10.0 July 1, 2018 Official projection
188  Libya 1,770,060 683,424 6,470,956 3.66 9.5 July 1, 2018 UN projection
189  Guyana 214,999 83,012 782,225 3.64 9.4 July 1, 2018 UN projection
190  Iceland 102,775 39,682 366,130 3.56 9.2 March 31, 2020 Official quarterly estimate
191  Suriname 163,820 63,251 568,301 3.47 9.0 July 1, 2018 UN projection
192  Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 25,929,240 3 9 September 20, 2020 Official estimate
193  Namibia 825,118 318,580 2,413,643 2.93 7.6 July 1, 2018 Official projection
French Guiana (France) 86,504 33,399 244,118 2.82 7.3 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Western Sahara[note 11] 252,120 97,344 567,421 2.25 5.8 July 1, 2018 UN projection
194  Mongolia 1,564,100 603,902 3,238,479 2.07 5.4 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
 Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) 47.3 18 56 1.19 3.1 September 20, 2016 2013 census result
 Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) 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
Rank Country (or dependent territory) km2 mi2 Population pop./km2 pop./mi2 Date Population source
Area Density

Density of the most populous countries[change | change source]

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 55,598 169,333,966 1,176 3,046 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
2  Taiwan 36,197 13,976 23,596,266 652 1,689 October 31, 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 17,426,888 420 1,087 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
5  Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,263,077 416 1,077 July 1, 2019 UN projection
6  Israel 22,072 8,522 9,253,945 419 1,086 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
7  India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,367,694,150 416 1,078 September 20, 2020 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 11,505,732 377 976 October 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
10  Philippines 300,000 115,831 110,029,640 367 950 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
11  Japan 377,944 145,925 126,140,000 334 865 October 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
12  Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,803,000 332 860 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
13  Vietnam 331,212 127,882 96,208,984 290 751 April 1, 2019 Official annual projection
14  United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 66,435,600 274 710 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
15  Pakistan 803,940 310,403 210,100,217 261 677 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
16  Germany 357,168 137,903 83,073,100 233 603 June 30, 2019 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 8,570,146 208 539 June 30, 2019 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 60,278,616 200 518 May 31, 2019 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 1,404,513,080 146 377 September 20, 2020 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 10,668,641 135 350 June 30, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
29  Togo 56,600 21,853 7,538,000 133 344 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
30 Template:Data Thailand Official population clock
31  Ghana 238,533 92,098 30,280,811 127 329 July 1, 2019 Official projection
32  France 543,965 210,026 67,022,000 123 319 July 1, 2019 Monthly official estimate
33  Poland 312,685 120,728 38,386,000 123 319 June 30, 2019 Official estimate
34  Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,773,200 121 312 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
35  United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,770,529 117 303 July 1, 2019 UN projection
36  Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 10,027,874 116 300 August 1, 2019 Official publication
37  Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,276,617 112 290 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
38  Austria 83,879 32,386 8,877,036 106 275 July 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 9,764,000 105 272 January 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
41  Cuba 109,886 42,427 11,209,628 102 264 December 31, 2018 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  Malaysia 330,803 127,724 33,342,954 101 261 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
45  Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 101,181,667 101 261 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
46  Spain 503,783 194,512 46,934,632 93 241 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
47  Syria 185,180 71,498 17,070,135 92 238 July 1, 2019 UN estimate
48  Cambodia 181,035 69,898 16,289,270 90 233 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
49  Iraq 438,317 169,235 39,309,783 90 233 July 1, 2019 UN projection
50  Kenya 581,834 224,647 47,564,296 82 212 August 31, 2019 2019 census result
51  Senegal 196,722 75,955 16,209,125 82 212 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
52  Romania 238,391 92,043 19,405,156 81 210 January 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
53  Greece 131,957 50,949 10,741,165 81 210 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
54  Honduras 112,088 43,277 9,158,345 81 210 July 1, 2019 Official projection
55  Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,339,766 80 207 July 1, 2019 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 35,495,854 79 206 September 20, 2020 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 12] 603,000 232,820 41,990,278 70 181 August 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
62  Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,915,284 64 166 July 1, 2018 UN projection
63  Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 126,577,691 64 166 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
64  Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 9,127,000 64 166 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
65  Ecuador 276,841 106,889 17,572,320 63 164 September 20, 2020 Official projection
66  Tanzania 945,087 364,900 55,890,747 59 153 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
67  Cameroon 466,050 179,943 24,348,251 52 135 July 1, 2019 Official projection
68  Iran 1,648,195 636,372 83,797,586 51 132 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
69  Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,218,357 50 129 July 1, 2019 official projection
70  Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 31,575,018 49 127 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
71  South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 58,775,022 48 124 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
72  Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,465,300 46 119 April 1, 2019 Quarterly official estimate
73  Madagascar 587,041 226,658 25,680,342 44 114 May 18, 2018 Official Census
74  Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 46,463,200 41 105 September 20, 2020 Official population clock
75  Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 15,159,624 39 101 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
76  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 86,790,567 37 96 July 1, 2019 UN projection
77  Mozambique 799,380 308,642 28,571,310 36 93 July 1, 2019 Official projection
78  Venezuela 916,445 353,841 32,219,521 35 91 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
79  United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 332,002,264 34 87 September 20, 2020 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 3,287,956 212,054,148 25 64 September 20, 2020 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 10,421,505 23 60 September 20, 2020 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 44,938,712 16 41 July 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
93  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 34,218,169 16 41 January 1, 2019 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 13] 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 38,054,949 4 10 September 20, 2020 Official estimate
100  Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 25,929,240 3 9 September 20, 2020 Official estimate
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The De Agostini Atlas Calendar listed the area of Vatican City as 0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi) in its 1930 edition[1] but corrected it to 0.49 km2 (0.19 sq mi) in its 1945–46 edition.[2] The figure of 0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi) is still widely cited by many sources despite its inaccuracy.
    In 2019, the total population was 825, consisting of 453 residents and 372 nonresident citizens. For calculating the population density, only residents are considered.
  2. Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  3. Not recognized by any UN member states
  4. Recognized only by Turkey
  5. Excludes Crimea.
  6. Recognized by only 6 UN member states
  7. Not recognized by any UN member states
  8. Recognized by only 5 UN members states
  9. Not recognized by any UN member states
  10. 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.
  11. Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  12. Excludes Crimea.
  13. 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. De Agostini Atlas Calendar, 1930, p. 99. (in Italian)
  2. De Agostini Atlas Calendar, 1945–46, p. 128. (in Italian)
  3. "World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision". ESA.UN.org (custom data acquired via website). United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved 10 September 2017.