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]

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 7,869,731,200 58 150 December 10, 2019 USCB's world population clock
 World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,869,731,200 53 137 December 10, 2019 USCB's World population clock
 World (with water) 510,072,000 196,940,000 7,869,731,200 15 39 December 10, 2019 USCB's World population clock
 Macau (China) 32.9 13 667,400 20,286 52,540 December 31, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
1  Monaco 2.02 0.78 38,300 18,960 49,106 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
2  Singapore 722.5 279 5,638,700 7,804 20,212 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
 Hong Kong (China) 1,106 427 7,482,500 6,765 17,521 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
 Gibraltar (UK)[note 1] 6.8 2.6 33,140 4,874 12,624 March 7, 2017 Official estimate
3   Vatican City 0.44 0.17 1,000 2,273 5,887 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
4  Bahrain 778 300 1,543,300 1,983 5,136 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
5  Malta 315 122 493,559 1,510 3,911 July 10, 2019 Official Estimate
6  Maldives 298 115 378,114 1,269 3,287 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
 Bermuda (UK) 52 20 63,779 1,227 3,178 May 21, 2016 2016 Census Preliminary Report
 Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 34 13 40,614 1,195 3,095 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
7  Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 167,730,556 1,165 3,017 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
 Jersey (Crown dependency) 116 45 104,200 898 2,326 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
 Palestine[note 2] 6,020 2,324 4,976,684 827 2,142 July 1, 2019 Official projection
 Guernsey (Crown dependency) 78 30 62,723 804 2,082 March 31, 2016 Official estimate
Mayotte (France) 374 144 256,518 686 1,777 September 5, 2017 2017 census result
8  Lebanon 10,452 4,036 6,855,713 672 1,740 July 1, 2019 UN projection
9  Barbados 430 166 287,025 668 1,730 July 1, 2019 UN projection
Saint Martin (France) 53.2 21 35,107 660 1,709 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
 Taiwan 36,197 13,976 23,596,266 652 1,689 October 31, 2019 Monthly official estimate
10  Mauritius 2,040 788 1,265,577 620 1,606 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
 Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 180 69 111,309 618 1,601 March 31, 2019 Official estimate
11  San Marino 61 24 34,641 568 1,471 April 30, 2019 Official monthly estimate
12  Nauru 21 8 11,000 524 1,357 July 1, 2018 Annual estimate
13  South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,811,167 517 1,339 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
14  Rwanda 26,338 10,169 12,374,397 470 1,217 July 1, 2019 Official projection
15  Comoros 1,861 719 873,724 469 1,215 July 1, 2019 Official projection
Saint Barthelemy (France) 21 8 9,427 449 1,163 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
 Curaçao (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 363.91 141 161,573 444 1,150 June 16, 2018 [1]
16  Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,364,188 418 1,083 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
17  Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,263,077 416 1,077 July 1, 2019 UN projection
18  Israel 22,072 8,522 9,124,270 413 1,071 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
19  India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,355,880,900 412 1,068 December 10, 2019 Population clock
20  Burundi 27,816 10,740 10,953,317 394 1,020 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
21  Tuvalu 26 10 10,200 392 1,015 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
22  Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,505,732 377 976 October 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
23  Philippines 300,000 115,831 108,650,240 362 938 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
 Puerto Rico (US) 9,104 3,515 3,195,153 351 909 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
Reunion (France) 2,503.7 967 850,996 340 881 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
24  Japan 377,944 145,925 126,140,000 334 865 October 1, 2019 Monthly official estimate
25  Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,803,000 332 860 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
Martinique (France) 1,128 436 371,246 329 852 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
 Guam (US) 541 209 172,400 319 826 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
26  El Salvador 21,040 8,124 6,704,864 319 826 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
27  Grenada 344 133 108,825 316 818 July 1, 2019 UN projection
28  Marshall Islands 181 70 55,500 307 795 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
 United States Virgin Islands (US) 352 136 104,909 298 772 July 1, 2019 UN projection
29  Saint Lucia 617 238 180,454 292 756 July 1, 2019 UN projection
 American Samoa (US) 197 76 56,700 288 746 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
30  Vietnam 331,212 127,882 96,208,984 290 751 April 1, 2019 Official annual projection
31  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 150 110,520 284 736 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
32  United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 66,435,600 274 710 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
33  Trinidad and Tobago 5,155 1,990 1,359,193 264 684 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
34  Pakistan 803,940 310,403 206,965,217 257 667 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
Cayman Islands (UK) 259 100 65,813 254 658 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
35  Kuwait 17,818 6,880 4,420,110 248 642 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
36  Jamaica 10,991 4,244 2,726,667 248 642 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
Guadeloupe (France) 1,628.4 629 395,725 243 629 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
37  Liechtenstein 160 62 38,380 240 622 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
38  Luxembourg 2,586 998 613,894 237 614 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
39  Qatar 11,571 4,468 2,740,479 237 614 May 31, 2019 Official monthly estimate
40  Antigua and Barbuda 442 171 104,084 235 609 July 1, 2019 UN projection
41  Germany 357,168 137,903 83,073,100 233 603 June 30, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
42  Nigeria 923,768 356,669 200,962,000 218 565 July 1, 2019 UN projection
43  Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,358,320 216 559 July 1, 2019 Official projection
44  Seychelles 455 176 96,762 213 552 June 30, 2018 Official estimate
 British Virgin Islands (UK) 151 58 32,206 213 552 July 1, 2019 UN projection
45  North Korea 120,540 46,541 25,450,000 211 546 July 1, 2019 UN projection
46  Saint Kitts and Nevis 270 104 56,345 209 541 July 1, 2019 UN projection
47  Gambia 10,690 4,127 2,228,075 208 539 July 1, 2019 UN projection
48   Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,570,146 208 539 June 30, 2019 Official provisional figure
49  São Tomé and Príncipe 1,001 386 201,784 202 523 July 1, 2018 Official Estimate
50    Nepal 147,181 56,827 29,609,623 201 521 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
51  Italy 301,308 116,336 60,278,616 200 518 May 31, 2019 Monthly official estimate
52  Uganda 241,551 93,263 40,006,700 166 430 July 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
 Kosovo[note 3] 10,910 4,212 1,795,666 165 427 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
53  Andorra 464 179 76,177 164 425 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
54  Guatemala 108,889 42,042 17,679,735 162 420 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
Sint Eustatius (Netherlands) 21 8 3,193 152 394 July 1, 2015
 Tokelau (NZ) 10 4 1,499 150 388 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
Saba (Netherlands) 13 5 1,947 150 388 January 1, 2016
55  Federated States of Micronesia 701 271 105,300 150 388 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
56  Malawi 118,484 45,747 17,563,749 148 383 September 3, 2018 2018 Census Result
57  Kiribati 811 313 120,100 148 383 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
58  Cyprus 5,896 2,276 864,200 147 381 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
 Isle of Man (Crown dependency) 572 221 83,314 146 378 April 24, 2016 2016 census result
59  China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,400,374,880 145 376 December 10, 2019 Official estimate
60  Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 268,074,600 141 365 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
61  Tonga 720 278 100,651 140 363 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
 Anguilla (UK) 96 37 13,452 140 363 May 11, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
62  Cape Verde 4,033 1,557 550,483 136 352 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
63  Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,668,641 135 350 June 30, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
64  Denmark 43,098 16,640 5,814,461 135 350 July 1, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
65  Togo 56,600 21,853 7,538,000 133 344 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
66 Template:Data Thailand Official population clock
67  Ghana 238,533 92,098 30,280,811 127 329 July 1, 2019 Official projection
68  France 543,965 210,026 67,022,000 123 319 July 1, 2019 Monthly official estimate
69  Poland 312,685 120,728 38,386,000 123 319 June 30, 2019 Official estimate
 Northern Mariana Islands (US) 457 176 56,200 123 319 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
70  Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,566,860 118 306 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
71  United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,770,529 117 303 July 1, 2019 UN projection
72  Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 10,027,874 116 300 August 1, 2019 Official publication
 Transnistria 4,163 1,607 469,000 113 293 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
73  Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,276,617 112 290 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
74  Slovakia 49,036 18,933 5,450,421 111 287 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
75  Sierra Leone 71,740 27,699 7,901,454 110 285 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
76  Austria 83,879 32,386 8,877,036 106 275 July 1, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
77  Turkey 783,562 302,535 82,003,882 105 272 December 31, 2018 Annual official estimate
 Northern Cyprus[note 4] 3,355 1,295 351,965 105 272 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
78  Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,764,000 105 272 January 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
79  Benin 112,622 43,484 11,733,059 104 269 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
80  Slovenia 20,273 7,827 2,084,301 103 267 January 1, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
81  Cuba 109,884 42,426 11,209,628 102 264 December 31, 2018 Official annual estimate
82  Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 107,534,882 101 262 July 1, 2018 UN projection
83  Armenia 29,743 11,484 2,962,100 100 259 March 31, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
84  Albania 28,703 11,082 2,862,427 100 259 January 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
85  Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,986,704 100 258 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
86  Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 99,727,543 99 258 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
87  Costa Rica 51,100 19,730 5,058,007 99 256 June 30, 2019 Official estimate
88  Dominica 739 285 71,808 97 251 July 1, 2019 UN projection
89  Spain 505,990 195,364 46,934,632 93 241 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
90  Syria 185,180 71,498 17,070,135 92 238 July 1, 2019 UN projection
91  Cambodia 181,035 69,898 16,289,270 90 233 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
92  Iraq 438,317 169,235 39,309,783 90 233 July 1, 2019 UN projection-
93  Serbia 77,474 29,913 6,901,188 89 231 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
94  Kenya 581,834 224,647 47,564,296 82 212 August 31, 2019 2019 census result
95  Senegal 196,722 75,955 16,209,125 82 212 July 1, 2019 Official projection
Wallis & Futuna (France) 142 55 11,700 82 212 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
96  Romania 238,391 92,043 19,405,156 81 210 January 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
97  Greece 131,957 50,949 10,741,165 81 210 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
98  North Macedonia 25,713 9,928 2,077,132 81 210 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
99  Honduras 112,492 43,433 9,158,345 81 210 July 1, 2019 Official projection
100  Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,339,766 80 207 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
103  Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 25,823,071 80 207 January 1, 2019 Official projection
103  Morocco 446,550 172,414 35,221,028 79 204 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
 French Polynesia (France) 3,521 1,359 277,100 79 205 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
103  Moldova 33,843 13,067 2,681,735 79 205 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
104  Timor-Leste 14,919 5,760 1,167,242 78 202 July 11, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
 Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 497 192 37,910 76 197 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
105  Lesotho 30,355 11,720 2,263,010 75 194 July 1, 2018 UN projection
106  Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 20,244,080 75 194 July 1, 2018 Annual official projection
107  Uzbekistan 447,400 172,742 32,653,900 73 189 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
108  Brunei 5,765 2,226 421,300 73 189 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
109  Croatia 56,542 21,831 4,087,843 72 186 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
110  Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,551,448 71 184 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
111  Samoa 2,831 1,093 199,052 70 181 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
112  Ukraine [note 5] 603,000 232,820 41,990,278 70 181 August 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
113 Ireland 70,273 27,133 4,921,500 70 181 April 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
114  Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 19,772 3,511,372 69 179 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
115  Eswatini (Swaziland) 17,364 6,704 1,159,250 67 174 July 1, 2018 Official projection
Bonaire (Netherlands) 288 111 18,905 66 171 December 31, 2014
116  Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,915,284 64 166 July 1, 2018 UN projection
 Cook Islands (NZ) 237 92 15,200 64 166 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
117  Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 126,577,691 64 166 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
118  Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 9,127,000 64 166 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
119  Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,000,039 63 163 December 31, 2018 Official annual estimate
120  Ecuador 276,841 106,889 17,379,660 63 163 December 10, 2019 Official projection
121  Tanzania 945,087 364,900 55,890,747 59 153 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
122  Panama 74,177 28,640 4,158,783 56 145 July 1, 2018 Official projection
123  Georgia 69,700 26,911 3,729,600 54 140 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
124  Nicaragua 121,428 46,884 6,393,824 53 137 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
125  Cameroon 466,050 179,943 24,348,251 52 135 July 1, 2019 Official projection
126  Iran 1,648,195 636,372 83,020,049 50 130 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
Norfolk Island (Australia) 35 14 1,748 50 129 August 9, 2016 census result
127  Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,218,357 50 129 July 1, 2019 official projection
128 Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 31,575,018 49 127 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
 Montserrat (UK) 102 39 4,922 48 124 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
129  Fiji 18,333 7,078 884,887 48 124 September 17, 2017 Official census result
130  South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 58,775,022 48 124 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
131  Equatorial Guinea 28,051 10,831 1,358,276 48 124 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
132  Djibouti 23,000 8,880 1,078,373 47 122 July 1, 2019 Official projection
133  Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,465,300 46 119 April 1, 2019 Quarterly official estimate
134  Liberia 97,036 37,466 4,475,353 46 119 July 1, 2019 Official projection
135  Montenegro 13,812 5,333 622,182 45 117 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
136  Madagascar 587,041 226,658 25,680,342 44 114 May 18, 2018 Official Census
137  Guinea-Bissau 36,125 13,948 1,604,528 44 114 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
138  Lithuania 65,300 25,212 2,793,466 43 111 November 1, 2019 Monthly official estimate
139  Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 46,064,200 40 104 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
140  Palau 444 171 17,900 40 104 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14 5 544 39 101 August 9, 2016 census result
141  Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 15,159,624 39 101 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
142  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 86,790,567 37 96 July 1, 2019 UN projection
143  Mozambique 799,380 308,642 28,571,310 36 93 July 1, 2019 Official projection
144  Venezuela 916,445 353,841 32,219,521 35 91 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
 Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,399 540 50,844 34 88 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
145  United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 330,387,867 34 87 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
146  Kyrgyzstan 199,945 77,199 6,309,300 32 83 June 1, 2018 Official estimate
147  Latvia 64,562 24,928 1,910,400 30 78 October 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
148  Estonia 45,339 17,505 1,324,820 29 75 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
149  Eritrea 121,100 46,757 3,497,117 29 75 July 1, 2019 UN projection
150  Bahamas 13,940 5,382 386,870 28 73 July 1, 2018 Official projection
 Abkhazia 8,660 3,344 243,206 28 73 April 27, 2018
151  Laos 236,800 91,429 6,492,400 27 70 March 1, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 242 2,605 6,081 25 65 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
152  Peru 1,285,216 496,225 32,162,184 25 65 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
153  Vanuatu 12,281 4,742 304,500 25 65 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
154  Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 210,815,253 25 64 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
155  Somalia 637,657 246,201 15,181,925 24 62 July 1, 2018 UN projection
156  Solomon Islands 28,370 10,954 682,500 24 62 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
157  Angola 1,246,700 481,354 29,250,009 23 60 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
158  Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 23 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
159  Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,336,005 23 59 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
160  Zambia 752,612 290,585 16,405,229 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
161  Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 40,782,742 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
162  Bhutan 38,394 14,824 820,584 21 55 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
163  Uruguay[note 6] 176,215 68,037 3,518,553 20 52 June 30, 2019 Official annual projection
164  South Sudan 644,329 248,777 12,575,714 20 52 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
 Somaliland 176,120 68,000 3,508,180 20 52 August 17, 2017
 Åland Islands (Finland) 1,552 599 28,502 18 47 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
165  Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 42,545,964 18 47 July 1, 2018 Official projection
166  Niger 1,186,408 458,075 21,466,863 18 47 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
167  New Zealand 270,467 104,428 5,021,357 19 48 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
168  Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,558,800 18 47 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
169  Paraguay 406,752 157,048 7,052,983 17 44 July 1, 2018 Official projection
170  Belize 22,965 8,867 398,050 17 44 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
171  Norway 323,782 125,013 5,328,212 16 41 January 1, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
172  Finland 338,424 130,666 5,521,773 16 41 December 31, 2018 Official monthly estimate
173  Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,938,712 16 41 July 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
174  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 34,218,169 16 41 January 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
175  Republic of the Congo 342,000 132,047 5,399,895 16 41 July 1, 2018 UN projection
176  Mali 1,248,574 482,077 19,107,706 15 39 July 1, 2018 UN projection
 Christmas Island (Australia) 137 53 2,072 15 39 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
 New Caledonia (France) 18,575 7,172 258,958 14 36 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
177  Oman 309,500 119,499 4,183,841 14 36 June 9, 2015 Weekly official estimate
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 394 152 5,633 14 36 February 7, 2016 2016 census result
 South Ossetia 3,900 1,506 53,532 14 36 August 11, 2016
 Artsakh 11,458 4,424 150,932 13 34 October 14, 2015
178  Turkmenistan 491,210 189,657 5,851,466 12 31 July 1, 2018 UN projection
179  Chad 1,284,000 495,755 15,353,184 12 31 July 1, 2018 UN projection
180  Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,307,314 10 26 July 1, 2018 Official projection
181  Russia[note 7] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,877,088 9 23 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
182  Gabon 267,667 103,347 2,067,561 8 21 July 1, 2018 UN projection
183  Central African Republic 622,436 240,324 4,737,423 8 21 July 1, 2018 UN projection
184  Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 18,356,900 7 18 November 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
 Niue (NZ) 261 101 1,613 6 16 September 10, 2011 Final 2011 census result
185  Botswana 581,730 224,607 2,302,878 4 10.4 July 1, 2018 Official projection
186  Mauritania 1,030,700 397,955 3,984,233 4 10.4 July 1, 2018 Official projection
187  Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 37,721,584 4 10 December 10, 2019 Official estimate
188  Libya 1,770,060 683,424 6,470,956 3.7 9.6 July 1, 2018 UN projection
189  Guyana 214,999 83,012 782,225 3.6 9.3 July 1, 2018 UN projection
190  Suriname 163,820 63,251 568,301 3.5 9.1 July 1, 2018 UN projection
191  Iceland 102,775 39,682 360,390 3.5 9.1 June 30, 2019 Official estimate
192  Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 25,600,920 3 9 December 10, 2019 Official estimate
193  Namibia 825,118 318,580 2,413,643 2.9 7.5 July 1, 2018 Official projection
French Guiana (France) 86,504 33,399 244,118 2.8 7.3 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Western Sahara[note 8] 252,120 97,344 567,421 2.3 6.0 July 1, 2018 UN projection
194  Mongolia 1,564,100 603,902 3,000,000 1.9 4.9 January 24, 2015 Official estimate
 Pitcairn Islands (UK) 47.3 18 56 1.2 3.1 September 20, 2016 2013 census result
 Falkland Islands (UK)[note 9] 12,173 4,700 2,563 0.21 0.54 April 15, 2012 2012 census result
 Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 61,399 23,706 2,655 0.04 0.10 September 1, 2012 Official estimate
 Greenland (Denmark) 2,166,000 836,297 55,877 0.03 0.08 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source

Density of the most populous 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 55,598 167,730,556 1,165 3,017 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
-  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 17,364,188 418 1,083 December 10, 2019 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 9,124,270 413 1,071 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
7  India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,355,880,900 412 1,068 December 10, 2019 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 300,000 115,831 108,650,240 362 938 December 10, 2019 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 803,940 310,403 206,965,217 257 667 December 10, 2019 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 1,400,374,880 145 376 December 10, 2019 Official estimate
27  Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 268,074,600 141 365 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
28  Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,668,641 135 350 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 10,566,860 118 306 December 10, 2019 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 32,986,704 100 258 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
45  Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 99,727,543 99 258 December 10, 2019 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 35,221,028 79 204 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
58  Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 19,632,147 73 189 July 1, 2017 Annual official projection
59  Uzbekistan 447,400 172,742 32,653,900 73 189 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
60  Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,551,448 71 184 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
61  Ukraine[note 10] 603,000 232,820 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 17,379,660 63 163 December 10, 2019 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 83,020,049 50 130 December 10, 2019 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 46,064,200 40 104 December 10, 2019 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 3,796,742 330,387,867 34 87 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
80  Peru 1,285,216 496,225 32,162,184 25 65 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
81  Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 210,815,253 25 64 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
82  Somalia 637,657 246,201 15,181,925 24 62 July 1, 2018 UN projection
83  Angola 1,246,700 481,354 29,250,009 23 60 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
84  Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 23 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
85  Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,336,005 23 59 December 10, 2019 Official population clock
86  Zambia 752,612 290,585 16,405,229 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
87  Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 40,782,742 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
88  South Sudan 644,329 248,777 12,575,714 20 52 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
89  Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 42,545,964 18 47 July 1, 2018 Official projection
90  Niger 1,186,408 458,075 21,466,863 18 47 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
91  Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,558,800 18 47 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
92  Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,938,712 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 11] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,877,088 9 23 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
98  Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 18,232,000 7 18 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
99  Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 37,721,584 4 10 December 10, 2019 Official estimate
100  Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 25,600,920 3 9 December 10, 2019 Official estimate
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Density
(pop./mi2)
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  1. Territory claimed by Spain.
  2. Borders and area of Palestine are not final.
  3. 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.
  4. Recognized only by Turkey
  5. Excludes Crimea.
  6. File: "Población por región, sexo y edad simple, 1996-2025". Implied data: 3,003,671 in urban areas; 351,196 in smaller towns; 163,686 rural. Total 2019: 3,518,553
  7. Including the population and area of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and City of Sevastopol, Ukraine's administrative areas on the Crimean Peninsula which are claimed by Russia.
  8. Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  9. Islands claimed by Argentina.
  10. Excludes Crimea.
  11. Including the population and area of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and City of Sevastopol, Ukraine's administrative areas on the Crimean Peninsula which are claimed by Russia.

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