List of Countries by Population Density

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
World Bank
Date08 Aug 2019

Population density is calculated as population divided by total land area. European city-state of Monaco is the most densely populated country with a population density of 26,150 people per sq. km (67,728/sq mile). Chinese territory of Macau has the world's 2nd highest population density at 21,420/km². Only these two have over 10,000 population per square kilometer. 3rd ranked Singapore and 4th ranked Hong Kong have figure above 5,000 per sq km. These four has figure above 10,000 in terms of people per sq mile. Gibraltar comes in at number five on the list of most densely populated countries/territories. Among top 10, six are located in Asia and four are located in Europe.

Population density of Singapore is highest among countries/territories having population over one million. All top 9 countries/territories by population density have population below 10 million. Among 91 countries/territories having population of over 10 million, Bangladesh (1,253) has greatest density followed by Taiwan (671), Republic of Korea (527), Rwanda (512) and Netherlands (507). In the list of 235, 12 have more than 1000 human per square kilometer.

Greenland is the least densely populated territory in the world with 0.14 people per sq. km. Mongolia is least densely populated country followed by Namibia and Australia. Five least dense countries (sq km) over population of 10 million are : Australia (3.28) Canada (4.11), Kazakhstan (6.87), Russian Federation (8.91) and Bolivia (Plurinational State of) (10.63).

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United Nations
Rank Country/Territory Density (2019) Population Continent
per sq kmper sq mile2019
29Burundi449.0116311,530,580Africa
28Comoros457.21184850,886Africa
170Djibouti42.00108.8973,560Africa
179Eritrea34.6389.693,497,117Africa
101Ethiopia112.1290.3112,078,730Africa
120Kenya92.37239.252,573,973Africa
167Madagascar46.36120.126,969,307Africa
75Malawi197.6511.818,628,747Africa
20Mauritius625.516201,269,668Africa
16Mayotte709.71838266,150Africa
174Mozambique38.62100.030,366,036Africa
37Réunion355.6921.0888,927Africa
25Rwanda511.8132612,626,950Africa
70Seychelles212.5550.497,739Africa
190Somalia24.6263.7715,442,905Africa
202South Sudan18.1146.9011,062,113Africa
65Uganda221.6573.944,269,594Africa
149United Republic of Tanzania65.48169.658,005,463Africa
194Zambia24.0362.2417,861,030Africa
176Zimbabwe37.8698.0614,645,468Africa
185Angola25.5366.1231,825,295Africa
156Cameroon54.74141.825,876,380Africa
219Central African Republic7.61719.734,745,185Africa
214Chad12.6632.7915,946,876Africa
210Congo15.7640.825,380,508Africa
175Democratic Republic of the Congo38.2899.1486,790,567Africa
163Equatorial Guinea48.34125.21,355,986Africa
218Gabon8.43221.842,172,579Africa
63Sao Tome and Principe224.0580.2215,056Africa
224Botswana4.06510.532,303,697Africa
146Eswatini66.75172.91,148,130Africa
142Lesotho70.00181.32,125,268Africa
231Namibia3.0307.8482,494,530Africa
164South Africa48.27125.058,558,270Africa
109Benin104.7271.211,801,151Africa
138Burkina Faso74.27192.420,321,378Africa
87Cabo Verde136.5353.5549,935Africa
132Côte d'Ivoire80.87209.525,716,544Africa
62Gambia232.0600.92,347,706Africa
91Ghana133.7346.330,417,856Africa
158Guinea51.98134.612,771,246Africa
145Guinea-Bissau68.31176.91,920,922Africa
159Liberia51.26132.84,937,374Africa
207Mali16.1141.7219,658,031Africa
222Mauritania4.39111.374,525,696Africa
199Niger18.4047.6623,310,715Africa
67Nigeria220.7571.6200,963,599Africa
211Saint Helena15.5440.256,059Africa
124Senegal84.64219.216,296,364Africa
105Sierra Leone108.2280.27,813,215Africa
82Togo148.6384.98,082,366Africa
203Algeria18.0846.8343,053,054Africa
112Egypt100.8261.1100,388,073Africa
226Libya3.8529.9776,777,452Africa
129Morocco81.72211.736,471,769Africa
193Sudan24.2662.8342,813,238Africa
137Tunisia75.28195.011,694,719Africa
232Western Sahara2.1905.672582,463Africa
110Armenia103.9269.12,957,731Asia
96Azerbaijan121.6314.910,047,718Asia
6Bahrain215955921,641,172Asia
92Cyprus129.7335.91,198,575Asia
153Georgia57.52149.03,996,765Asia
121Iraq90.51234.439,309,783Asia
32Israel393.710208,519,377Asia
99Jordan113.8294.710,101,694Asia
61Kuwait236.1611.54,207,083Asia
18Lebanon670.217366,855,713Asia
208Oman16.0741.624,974,986Asia
57Qatar243.9631.72,832,067Asia
209Saudi Arabia15.9441.2834,268,528Asia
14State of Palestine827.521434,981,420Asia
119Syrian Arab Republic92.96240.817,070,135Asia
104Turkey108.4280.883,429,615Asia
98United Arab Emirates116.9302.89,770,529Asia
155Yemen55.23143.029,161,922Asia
220Kazakhstan6.87217.8018,551,427Asia
180Kyrgyzstan33.4586.646,415,850Asia
147Tajikistan66.60172.59,321,018Asia
215Turkmenistan12.6532.765,942,089Asia
134Uzbekistan77.53200.832,981,716Asia
152Afghanistan58.27150.938,041,754Asia
10Bangladesh12533245163,046,161Asia
196Bhutan20.0251.85763,092Asia
27India459.611901,366,417,754Asia
160Iran (Islamic Republic of)50.91131.982,913,906Asia
8Maldives17704584530,953Asia
74Nepal199.6517.028,608,710Asia
50Pakistan280.9727.5216,565,318Asia
40Sri Lanka340.0880.621,323,733Asia
80China152.7395.51,433,783,686Asia
4China, Hong Kong SAR7082183427,436,154Asia
2China, Macao SAR2142055478640,445Asia
17China, Taiwan Province of China671.4173923,773,876Asia
69Dem. People's Republic of Korea213.2552.225,666,161Asia
39Japan348.0901.3126,860,301Asia
233Mongolia2.0765.3773,225,167Asia
24Republic of Korea526.8136451,225,308Asia
128Brunei Darussalam82.22212.9433,285Asia
118Cambodia93.40241.916,486,542Asia
81Indonesia149.4386.9270,625,568Asia
183Lao People's Democratic Republic31.0680.457,169,455Asia
115Malaysia97.25251.931,949,777Asia
126Myanmar82.73214.354,045,420Asia
36Philippines362.6939.1108,116,615Asia
3Singapore8292214765,804,337Asia
88Thailand136.3353.069,625,582Asia
123Timor-Leste86.96225.21,293,119Asia
45Viet Nam311.1805.796,462,106Asia
76Anguilla165.2427.914,869North America
66Antigua and Barbuda220.7571.697,118North America
21Aruba590.61530106,314North America
173Bahamas38.91100.8389,482North America
19Barbados667.51729287,025North America
73British Virgin Islands200.2518.530,030North America
133Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba79.20205.125,979North America
55Cayman Islands270.6700.964,948North America
107Cuba106.5275.811,333,483North America
35Curaçao368.1953.4163,424North America
116Dominica95.74248.071,808North America
64Dominican Republic222.2575.510,738,958North America
42Grenada329.4853.1112,003North America
56Guadeloupe245.7636.4400,056North America
31Haiti408.7105911,263,077North America
53Jamaica272.2705.02,948,279North America
38Martinique354.3917.6375,554North America
161Montserrat49.89129.24,989North America
41Puerto Rico330.7856.52,933,408North America
30Saint-Barthélemy447.611599,847North America
72Saint Kitts and Nevis203.2526.352,823North America
47Saint Lucia299.7776.2182,790North America
49Saint Vincent and the Grenadines283.6734.5110,589North America
12Sint Maarten (Dutch part)1247323042,388North America
15Saint-Martin (French part)717.0185738,002North America
54Trinidad and Tobago271.9704.21,394,973North America
171Turks and Caicos Islands40.20104.138,191North America
48United States Virgin Islands298.8773.9104,578North America
205Belize17.1144.31390,353North America
114Costa Rica98.86256.05,047,561North America
44El Salvador311.5806.86,453,553North America
78Guatemala164.1425.017,581,472North America
122Honduras87.10225.69,746,117North America
148Mexico65.63170.0127,575,529North America
157Nicaragua54.39140.96,545,502North America
154Panama57.12147.94,246,439North America
206Argentina16.3642.3744,780,677South America
216Bolivia (Plurinational State of)10.6327.5311,513,100South America
189Brazil25.2565.40211,049,527South America
186Chile25.4966.0218,952,038South America
168Colombia45.37117.550,339,443South America
143Ecuador69.95181.217,373,662South America
234Falkland Islands (Malvinas)0.2770.7173,377South America
228French Guiana3.5389.163290,832South America
225Guyana3.97610.30782,766South America
204Paraguay17.7345.927,044,636South America
187Peru25.4065.7932,510,453South America
227Suriname3.7279.653581,372South America
197Uruguay19.7851.233,461,734South America
181Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)32.3383.7328,515,829South America
230Australia3.2818.49825,203,198Oceania
201New Zealand18.1747.064,783,063Oceania
162Fiji48.71126.2889,953Oceania
212New Caledonia15.4740.07282,750Oceania
198Papua New Guinea19.3850.198,776,109Oceania
195Solomon Islands23.9361.98669,823Oceania
191Vanuatu24.6063.71299,882Oceania
46Guam309.8802.4167,294Oceania
84Kiribati145.2376.1117,606Oceania
43Marshall Islands326.6845.958,791Oceania
79Micronesia (Fed. States of)162.6421.1113,815Oceania
23Nauru537.8139310,756Oceania
93Northern Mariana Islands124.4322.257,216Oceania
172Palau39.15101.418,008Oceania
52American Samoa276.6716.455,312Oceania
140Cook Islands73.12189.417,548Oceania
135French Polynesia76.31197.6279,287Oceania
221Niue6.21216.091,615Oceania
144Samoa69.65180.4197,097Oceania
90Tokelau134.0347.11,340Oceania
85Tonga145.1375.8104,494Oceania
33Tuvalu388.2100511,646Oceania
130Wallis and Futuna Islands81.66211.511,432Oceania
166Belarus46.58120.69,452,411Europe
151Bulgaria64.48167.07,000,119Europe
86Czechia138.4358.510,689,209Europe
106Hungary107.0277.19,684,679Europe
94Poland123.7320.437,887,768Europe
95Republic of Moldova123.1318.84,043,263Europe
125Romania84.13217.919,364,557Europe
217Russian Federation8.90723.07145,872,256Europe
100Slovakia113.5294.05,457,013Europe
136Ukraine75.94196.743,993,638Europe
13Channel Islands906.62348172,259Europe
89Denmark136.0352.25,771,876Europe
182Estonia31.2780.991,325,648Europe
178Faroe Islands34.8790.3148,678Europe
200Finland18.2047.145,532,156Europe
229Iceland3.3828.759339,031Europe
141Ireland70.87183.64,882,495Europe
83Isle of Man148.4384.484,584Europe
184Latvia30.6679.411,906,743Europe
169Lithuania44.03114.02,759,627Europe
213Norway14.7338.155,378,857Europe
192Sweden24.4663.3510,036,379Europe
51United Kingdom279.1722.967,530,172Europe
108Albania105.1272.22,880,917Europe
77Andorra164.1425.077,142Europe
150Bosnia and Herzegovina64.73167.63,301,000Europe
139Croatia73.81191.24,130,304Europe
5Gibraltar3370872833,701Europe
131Greece81.25210.410,473,455Europe
7Holy See18164703799Europe
71Italy205.9533.360,550,075Europe
9Malta13763564440,372Europe
165Montenegro46.69120.9627,987Europe
127North Macedonia82.61214.02,083,459Europe
102Portugal111.7289.310,226,187Europe
22San Marino564.3146233,860Europe
113Serbia100.3259.88,772,235Europe
111Slovenia103.2267.32,078,654Europe
117Spain93.70242.746,736,776Europe
103Austria108.7281.58,955,102Europe
34Belgium381.1987.011,539,328Europe
97France118.9307.965,129,728Europe
58Germany239.6620.683,517,045Europe
60Liechtenstein237.6615.438,019Europe
59Luxembourg237.7615.6615,729Europe
1Monaco261506772838,964Europe
26Netherlands507.0131317,097,130Europe
68Switzerland217.4563.18,591,365Europe
11Bermuda1250323762,506North America
223Canada4.11410.6637,411,047North America
235Greenland0.1380.35756,672North America
188Saint Pierre and Miquelon25.3165.555,822North America
177United States of America35.9793.16329,064,917North America
World 59.29 153.56 7,713,468,100
World Bank (2017)
RankCountry/territoryDensity
1Macao SAR, China20,546.766
2Monaco19,347.500
3Singapore7,915.731
4Hong Kong SAR, China7,039.714
5Gibraltar3,457.100
6Bahrain1,935.907
7Maldives1,454.433
8Malta1,454.038
9Bermuda1,308.820
10Bangladesh1,265.036
11Sint Maarten (Dutch part)1,209.088
12Channel Islands870.074
13West Bank and Gaza778.202
14Nauru682.450
15Barbados664.463
16Mauritius622.962
17Lebanon594.561
18St. Martin (French part)590.533
19Aruba584.800
20San Marino556.667
21Korea, Rep.527.967
22Netherlands508.544
23Rwanda494.869
24India450.419
25Comoros437.352
26Burundi423.063
27Israel402.606
28Haiti398.448
29Puerto Rico376.232
30Belgium375.564
31Tuvalu373.067
32Curacao362.644
33Philippines351.873
34Japan347.778
35Sri Lanka341.955
36Grenada317.132
37Vietnam308.127
38El Salvador307.811
39Virgin Islands (U.S.)306.480
40Guam304.128
41Marshall Islands295.150
42St. Lucia293.187
43St. Vincent and the Grenadines281.787
44American Samoa278.205
45United Kingdom272.898
46Trinidad and Tobago266.886
47Jamaica266.879
48Cayman Islands256.496
49Pakistan255.573
50Germany237.016
51Liechtenstein237.013
52Kuwait232.128
53Antigua and Barbuda231.845
54Luxembourg231.447
55Qatar227.322
56Dominican Republic222.873
57Switzerland214.243
58Uganda213.759
59St. Kitts and Nevis212.865
60Sao Tome and Principe212.841
61Korea, Dem. People's Rep.211.701
62Nigeria209.588
63Seychelles208.354
64British Virgin Islands207.973
65Gambia, The207.566
66Italy205.859
67Nepal204.430
68Malawi197.519
69Kosovo168.155
70Andorra163.755
71Guatemala157.834
72Micronesia, Fed. Sts.150.777
73Tonga150.028
74Isle of Man147.872
75China147.674
76Indonesia145.725
77Kiribati143.701
78Togo143.366
79Czech Republic137.176
80Denmark136.520
81Cabo Verde135.580
82Thailand135.132
83Cyprus127.657
84Ghana126.719
85Poland124.027
86Moldova123.655
87France122.578
88Northern Mariana Islands119.878
89Azerbaijan119.309
90Slovak Republic113.128
91United Arab Emirates112.442
92Portugal112.371
93Cuba110.408
94Jordan109.285
95Hungary108.043
96Austria106.749
97Ethiopia104.957
98Turkey104.914
99Albania104.871
100Sierra Leone104.700
101Armenia102.931
102Slovenia102.619
103Syrian Arab Republic99.493
104Benin99.110
105Dominica98.567
106Egypt, Arab Rep.97.999
107Malaysia96.254
108Costa Rica96.079
109Spain93.105
110Cambodia90.672
111Iraq88.125
112Kenya87.324
113Timor-Leste87.176
114Romania85.129
115Greece83.479
116Honduras82.805
117Macedonia, FYR82.600
118Senegal82.328
119Myanmar81.721
120Brunei Darussalam81.347
121Serbia80.291
122Morocco80.080
123Eswatini79.492
124Ukraine77.390
125French Polynesia77.324
126Cote d'Ivoire76.399
127Uzbekistan76.134
128Tunisia74.228
129Croatia73.726
130Lesotho73.562
131Burkina Faso70.151
132Ireland69.874
133Samoa69.413
134Bosnia and Herzegovina68.496
135Ecuador66.939
136Mexico66.444
137Guinea-Bissau66.191
138Bulgaria65.180
139Georgia65.032
140Tanzania64.699
141Tajikistan64.281
142Panama55.133
143Afghanistan54.422
144Yemen, Rep.53.508
145Guinea51.755
146Nicaragua51.667
147Cameroon50.885
148Iran, Islamic Rep.49.831
149Fiji49.562
150Liberia49.127
151Palau47.237
152Belarus46.858
153South Africa46.754
154Montenegro46.280
155Equatorial Guinea45.194
156Lithuania45.135
157Colombia44.223
158Madagascar43.951
159Zimbabwe42.729
160Djibouti41.285
161Bahamas, The39.497
162Mozambique37.728
163Turks and Caicos Islands37.312
164Venezuela, RB36.253
165Congo, Dem. Rep.35.879
166United States35.608
167Faroe Islands35.308
168Kyrgyz Republic32.333
169Latvia31.212
170Estonia31.033
171Lao PDR29.715
172Peru25.129
173Brazil25.040
174Sweden24.718
175Chile24.282
176Angola23.890
177Somalia23.500
178Sudan23.258
179Zambia22.995
180Vanuatu22.662
181Solomon Islands21.841
182Bhutan21.188
183Uruguay19.751
184Papua New Guinea18.220
185New Zealand18.206
186Finland18.136
187Algeria17.348
188Paraguay17.144
189Niger16.955
190Belize16.426
191Argentina16.177
192Congo, Rep.15.405
193New Caledonia15.342
194Saudi Arabia15.322
195Mali15.196
196Oman14.980
197Norway14.462
198Turkmenistan12.253
199Chad11.833
200Bolivia10.202
201Russian Federation8.823
202Gabon7.859
203Central African Republic7.479
204Kazakhstan6.681
205Mauritania4.289
206Botswana4.044
207Canada4.037
208Guyana3.952
209Libya3.623
210Suriname3.612
211Iceland3.404
212Australia3.202
213Namibia3.078
214Mongolia1.980
215Greenland0.137
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