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List of countries by population density

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List of countries/dependencies by population density in inhabitants/kmò.

Unlike the figures in the country articles, the figures in this table are based on areas including inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers) and may therefore be lower here.

Table of contents
1 Table (part 1)
2 Table (part 2)
3 Analysis
4 Countries/dependencies
5 See also
6 External links to information by country

Table (part 1)

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
country
   
pop. dens.
   
area
   
population
 
 
   
(/kmò)
   
(kmò)
   
(2002-07-01 est.)
 
Macau (PRC)
   
18,000
   
25
   
461,833
 
Monaco
   
16,000
   
2
   
31,987
 
Hong Kong (PRC)
   
6,688
   
1,092
   
7,303,334
 
Singapore
   
6,430
   
693
   
4,452,732
 
Gibraltar (UK)
   
5,000
   
6
   
27,714
 
Vatican City
   
2,000
   
0.44
   
900
 
Malta
   
1,260
   
316
   
397,499
 
Bermuda (UK)
   
1,200
   
53
   
63,960
 
Maldives
   
1,070
   
300
   
320,165
 
Bahrain
   
987
   
665
   
656,397
 
Bangladesh
   
926
   
144,000
   
133,376,684
 
Guernsey (UK)
   
830
   
78
   
64,587
 
Jersey (UK)
   
774
   
116
   
89,775
 
Barbados
   
642
   
431
   
276,607
 
Republic of China (Taiwan, Quemoy, Matsu)
   
627
   
35,980
   
22,548,009
 
Mauritius
   
588
   
2,040
   
1,200,206
 
Nauru
   
587
   
21
   
12,329
 
Palestinian territories (Isr.)
   
545
   
6,220
   
3,389,578
 
South Korea
   
491
   
98,480
   
48,324,000
 
Mayotte (Fr.)
   
457
   
374
   
170,879
 
San Marino
   
455
   
61
   
27,730
 
Puerto Rico (USA)
   
435
   
9,104
   
3,957,988
 
Tuvalu
   
429
   
26
   
11,146
 
Marshall Islands
   
407
   
181
   
73,630
 
Netherlands
   
393
   
41,526
   
16,318,199
 
Martinique (Fr.)
   
384
   
1,100
   
422,277
 
Aruba (Neth.)
   
365
   
193
   
70,441
 
Lebanon
   
354
   
10,400
   
3,677,780
 
U.S. Virgin Islands (USA)
   
351
   
352
   
123,498
 
American Samoa (USA)
   
345
   
199
   
68,688
 
Belgium
   
337
   
30,510
   
10,274,595
 
Japan
   
336
   
377,835
   
126,974,628
 
India
   
318
   
3,287,590
   
1,045,845,226
 
El Salvador
   
302
   
21,040
   
6,353,681
 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
   
299
   
389
   
116,394
 
Sri Lanka
   
298
   
65,610
   
19,576,783
 
Réunion (Fr.)
   
296
   
2,512
   
743,981
 
Guam (USA)
   
293
   
549
   
160,796
 
Israel
   
290
   
20,770
   
6,029,529
 
Comoros
   
283
   
2,170
   
614,382
 
Philippines
   
282
   
300,000
   
84,525,639
 
Rwanda
   
281
   
26,338
   
7,398,074
 
Saint Lucia
   
260
   
616
   
160,145
 
Grenada
   
259
   
344
   
89,211
 
Haiti
   
255
   
27,750
   
7,063,722
 
Vietnam
   
246
   
329,560
   
81,098,416
 
Guadeloupe (Fr.)
   
245
   
1,780
   
435,739
 
United Kingdom
   
244
   
244,820
   
59,778,002
 
Jamaica
   
244
   
10,991
   
2,680,029
 
Germany
   
233
   
357,021
   
83,251,851
 
Burundi
   
229
   
27,830
   
6,373,002
 
Trinidad and Tobago
   
227
   
5,128
   
1,163,724
 
Netherlands Antilles (Neth.)
   
223
   
960
   
214,258
 
Liechtenstein
   
205
   
160
   
32,842
 
Federated States of Micronesia
   
194
   
702
   
135,869
 
Italy
   
192
   
301,230
   
57,715,625
 
North Korea
   
184
   
120,540
   
22,224,195
 
Nepal
   
184
   
140,800
   
25,873,917
 
Pakistan
   
184
   
803,940
   
147,663,429
 
Dominican Republic
   
179
   
48,730
   
8,721,594
 
Switzerland
   
177
   
41,290
   
7,301,994
 
Seychelles
   
176
   
455
   
80,098
 
Luxembourg
   
173
   
2,586
   
448,569
 
São Tomé and Príncipe
   
170
   
1,001
   
170,372
 
Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
   
162
   
477
   
77,311
 
Antigua and Barbuda
   
152
   
443
   
67,448
 
Saint Kitts and Nevis
   
148
   
261
   
38,736
 
Andorra
   
146
   
468
   
68,403
 
Tokelau (N.Z.)
   
143
   
10
   
1,431
 
Tonga
   
142
   
748
   
106,137
 
Nigeria
   
141
   
923,768
   
129,934,911
 
British Virgin Islands (UK)
   
139
   
153
   
21,272
 
Cayman Islands (UK)
   
138c
   
262
   
36,273
 
People's Republic of China (Mainland)
   
134
   
9,596,960
   
1,284,303,705
 
Moldova
   
131
   
33,843
   
4,434,547
 
Czech Republic
   
130
   
78,866
   
10,256,760
 
Isle of Man (UK)
   
129
   
572
   
73,873
 
Gambia
   
129
   
11,300
   
1,455,842
 
Denmark
   
125
   
43,094
   
5,368,854
 
Poland
   
124
   
312,685
   
38,625,478
 
Albania

   
123
   
28,748
   
3,544,841
 
Guatemala
   
122
   
108,890
   
13,314,079
 
Anguilla (UK)
   
122
   
102
   
12,446
 
Thailand
   
121
   
514,000
   
62,354,402
 
Indonesia
   
121
   
1,919,440
   
231,328,092
 
Kiribati
   
119
   
811
   
96,335
 
Kuwait
   
118
   
17,820
   
2,111,561
 
Armenia
   
112
   
29,800
   
3,330,099
 
Slovakia
   
111
   
48,845
   
5,422,366
 
Serbia
   
110
   
88,361
   
9,780,000
 
France
   
109
   
547,030
   
59,765,983
 
Portugal
   
109
   
92,391
   
10,084,245
 
Hungary
   
108
   
93,030
   
10,075,034
 
Uganda
   
105
   
236,040
   
24,699,073
 
Cape Verde
   
101
   
4,033
   
408,760
 
Cuba
   
101
   
110,860
   
11,224,321
 
Austria
   
97
   
83,858
   
8,169,929
 
Slovenia
   
95
   
20,273
   
1,932,917
 
Togo
   
93
   
56,785
   
5,285,501
 
Dominica
   
93
   
754
   
70,158
 
Syria
   
93
   
185,180
   
17,155,814
 
Romania
   
91
   
238,391
   
21,698,181
 
Malawi
   
90
   
118,480
   
10,701,824
 
Azerbaijan
   
90
   
86,600
   
7,798,497
 
Cook Islands (N.Z.)
   
87
   
240
   
20,811
 
Turkey
   
86
   
780,580
   
67,308,928
 
Ghana
   
85
   
239,460
   
20,244,154
 
Cyprus
   
83
   
9,250
   
767,314
 
Montserrat (UK)
   
83
   
102
   
8,437
 
Republic of Macedonia
   
81
   
25,333
   
2,054,800
 
Greece
   
81
   
131,940
   
10,645,343
 
Ukraine
   
80
   
603,700
   
48,396,470
 
Spain
   
79
   
504,782
   
40,077,100
 
Sierra Leone
   
78
   
71,740
   
5,614,743
 
Croatia
   
78
   
56,542
   
4,390,751
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
   
78
   
51,129
   
3,964,388
 
Costa Rica
   
75
   
51,100
   
3,834,934
 
Lesotho
   
73
   
30,355
   
2,207,954
 
Georgia
   
71
   
69,700
   
4,960,951
 
Egypt
   
71
   
1,001,450
   
70,712,345
 
Cambodia
   
71
   
181,040
   
12,775,324

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country
   
pop. dens.
   
area
   
population
 
 
   
(/kmò)
   
(kmò)
   
(2002-07-01 est.)
 
Morocco (excluding Western Sahara)
   
70
   
446,550
   
31,167,783
 
Qatar
   
69
   
11,437
   
793,341
 
Malaysia
   
69
   
329,750
   
22,662,365
 
Bulgaria
   
69
   
110,910
   
7,621,337
 
Swaziland
   
65
   
17,363
   
1,123,605
 
East Timor
   
63
   
15,007
   
952,618
 
Myanmar
   
62
   
678,500
   
42,238,224
 
French Polynesia (Fr.)
   
62
   
4,167
   
257,847
 
Brunei
   
61
   
5,770
   
350,898
 
Samoa
   
61
   
2,944
   
178,631
 
Benin
   
60
   
112,620
   
6,787,625
 
Ethiopia
   
60
   
1,127,127
   
67,673,031
 
Tunisia
   
60
   
163,610
   
9815,644
 
Honduras
   
59
   
112,090
   
6,560,608
 
Jordan
   
58
   
92,300
   
5,307,470
 
Uzbekistan
   
57
   
447,400
   
25,563,441
 
Wallis and Futuna (Fr.)
   
57
   
274
   
15,585
 
Republic of Ireland
   
55
   
70,280
   
3,883,159
 
Lithuania
   
55
   
65,200
   
3,601,138
 
Iraq
   
55
   
437,072
   
24,001,816
 
Senegal
   
54
   
196,190
   
10,589,571
 
Kenya
   
53
   
582,650
   
31,138,735
 
Norfolk Island (Aus.)
   
53
   
35
   
1,866
 
Mexico
   
52
   
1,972,550
   
103,400,165
 
Côte d'Ivoire
   
52
   
322,460
   
16,804,784
 
Belarus
   
50
   
207,600
   
10,335,382
 
Ecuador
   
47
   
283,560
   
13,447,494
 
Tajikistan
   
47
   
143,100
   
6,719,567
 
Fiji
   
47
   
18,270
   
856,346
 
Burkina Faso
   
46
   
274,200
   
12,603,185
 
Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Aus.)
   
45
   
14
   
632
 
Bhutan
   
45
   
47,000
   
2,094,176
 
Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
   
44
   
430
   
18,738
 
Afghanistan
   
43
   
647,500
   
27,755,775
 
Palau
   
42
   
458
   
19,409
 
Iran
   
40
   
1,648,000
   
66,622,704
 
Tanzania
   
39
   
945,087
   
37,187,939
 
Nicaragua
   
39
   
129,494
   
5,023,818
 
Guinea-Bissau
   
37
   
36,120
   
1,345,479
 
Panama
   
37
   
78,200
   
2,882,329
 
Eritrea
   
37
   
121,320
   
4,465,651
 
Latvia
   
37
   
64,589
   
2,366,515
 
Colombia
   
36
   
1,138,910
   
41,008,227
 
South Africa
   
36
   
1,219,912
   
43,647,658
 
Montenegro
   
36
   
13,812
   
500,000
 
Yemen
   
35
   
527,970
   
18,701,257
 
Cameroon
   
34
   
475,440
   
16,184,748
 
Faroe Islands (Denm.)
   
33
   
1,399
   
46,011
 
Guinea
   
32
   
245,857
   
7,775,065
 
Estonia
   
31
   
45,226
   
1,415,681
 
Liberia
   
30
   
111,370
   
3,288,198
 
United Arab Emirates
   
30
   
82,,880
   
2,445,989
 
United States of America
   
29
   
9,629,091
   
280,562,489
 
Zimbabwe
   
29
   
390,580
   
11,376,676
 
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (Fr.)
   
29
   
242
   
6,954
 
Madagascar
   
28
   
587,040
   
16,473,477
 
Venezuela
   
27
   
912,050
   
24,287,670
 
Mozambique
   
24
   
801,590
   
19,607,519
 
Laos
   
24
   
236,800
   
5,777,180
 
Kyrgyzstan
   
24
   
198,500
   
4,822,166
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
   
24
   
2,345,410
   
55,225,478
 
Peru
   
22
   
1,285,220
   
27,949,639
 
Bahamas
   
22
   
13,940
   
300,529
 
Brazil
   
21
   
8,511,965
   
176,029,560
 
Djibouti
   
21
   
23,000
   
472,810
 
Chile
   
20
   
756,950
   
15,498,930
 
Sweden
   
20
   
449,964
   
8,876,744
 
Uruguay
   
19
   
176,220
   
3,386,575
 
Saint Helena (UK)
   
18
   
410
   
7,317
 
Equatorial Guinea
   
18
   
28,051
   
498,144
 
Solomon Islands
   
17
   
28,450
   
494,786
 
Vanuatu
   
16
   
12,200
   
196,178
 
Finland
   
15
   
337,030
   
5,183,545
 
Sudan
   
15
   
2,505,810
   
37,090,298
 
New Zealand
   
15
   
268,680
   
3,908,037
 
Paraguay
   
14
   
406,750
   
5,884,491
 
Norway
   
14
   
324,220
   
4,525,116
 
Argentina
   
14
   
2,766,890
   
37,812,817
 
Algeria
   
14
   
2,381,740
   
32,277,942
 
Zambia
   
13
   
752,614
   
9,959,037
 
Oman
   
13
   
212,460
   
2,713,462
 
Somalia
   
12
   
637,657
   
7,753,310
 
Saudi Arabia
   
12
   
1,960,582
   
23,513,330
 
Belize
   
11
   
22,966
   
262,999
 
Papua New Guinea
   
11
   
462,840
   
5,172,033
 
New Caledonia (Fr.)
   
11
   
19,060
   
207,858
 
Turkmenistan
   
9.6
   
488,100
   
4,688,963
 
Mali
   
9.1
   
1,240,000
   
11,340,480
 
Republic of the Congo
   
8.7
   
342,000
   
2,958,448
 
Angola
   
8.5
   
1,246,700
   
10,593,171
 
Russia
   
8.5
   
17,075,200
   
144,978,573
 
Niger
   
8.4
   
1,267,000
   
10,639,744
 
Niue (N.Z.)
   
8.2
   
260
   
2,134
 
Bolivia
   
7.7
   
1,098,580
   
8,445,134
 
Chad
   
7.0
   
1,284,000
   
8,997,237
 
Kazakhstan
   
6.2
   
2,717,300
   
16,741,519
 
Central African Republic
   
5.8
   
622,984
   
3,642,739
 
Gabon
   
4.6
   
267,667
   
1,233,353
 
Christmas Island (Aus.)
   
3.5
   
135
   
474
 
Guyana
   
3.2
   
214,970
   
698,209
 
Canada
   
3.2
   
9,976,140
   
31,902,268
 
Libya
   
3.1
   
1,759,540
   
5,368,585
 
Mauritania
   
2.7
   
1,030,700
   
2,828,858
 
Iceland
   
2.7
   
103,000
   
279,384
 
Suriname
   
2.7
   
163,270
   
436,494
 
Botswana
   
2.7
   
600,370
   
1,591,232
 
Australia
   
2.5
   
7,686,850
   
19,546,792
 
Namibia
   
2.2
   
825,418
   
1,820,916
 
French Guiana (Fr.)
   
2.0
   
91,000
   
182,333
 
Mongolia
   
1.7
   
1,565,000
   
2,694,432
 
Pitcairn Islands (UK)
   
1.0
   
47
   
47
 
Western Sahara (Morocco)
   
1.0
   
266,000
   
256,177
 
Falkland Islands (UK)
   
0.24
   
12,173
   
2,967
 
Svalbard (Norw.)
   
0.05
   
62,049
   
2,868
 
Greenland (Denm.)
   
0.03
   
2,166,086
   
56,376
 
 
 
Earth (land area)
   
42
   
148,940,000
   
6,300,000,000

Analysis

Countries/dependencies which each have the property that it is the most densely populated country among all countries/dependencies with its size and larger (i.e. there is no country/dependency both larger and more densely populated), in order of increasing size and decreasing density: Macau, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Japan, India, Mainland China, United States, Russia.

Considering independent countries only the first two entries in this list are replaced by Monaco and Singapore.

Countries/dependencies which each have the property that it is the least densely populated country among all countries/dependencies with its size and larger (i.e. there is no country/dependency both larger and less densely populated), in order of increasing size and increasing density: Greenland, Australia, Canada, Russia.

If Greenland is not counted as a country it is replaced in this list by Mongolia.

Countries/dependencies

236 countries and dependencies are listed, the same as List of countries by population, except that the two Palestinian territories are combined in one entry, Serbia and Montenegro are listed separately, and Niue is considered a dependency; thus in this list we have 194 countries and 42 dependencies. Another difference is that above the dependencies are not grouped according to the governing country.

What to list separately is not always obvious. For example, Hawaii and the Canary Islands are not listed, but French Guiana and Hong Kong are. Saint Helena is listed, but not its dependency Tristan da Cunha.

For a list similar to that above but with independent countries only, see the German version.

See also

External links to information by country