List of Countries by population density

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
World Bank
Date20 Apr 2020

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 26,337 people per sq. km (68,212/sq mile) and its population only numbers in thousands. Chinese territory of Macau has the world's 2nd highest population density at 21,717/km². Only these two have over 10,000 population per square kilometer. Population density of 3rd ranked Singapore is the highest among countries/territories having population over one million. Hong Kong and Gibraltar complete the list of top five most densely populated countries/territories. Among top 10, six are located in Asia and four are located in Europe.

All top 9 countries/territories by population density have population below 10 million. Of the 91 larger countries having population of over 10 million, Bangladesh (1,265) has greatest density followed by Taiwan (673), Republic of Korea (527), Rwanda (525) and Netherlands (508). 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. With 2.1 people per square km, Mongolia is the least densely populated country followed by Namibia and Australia. Five least dense countries over population of 10 million are : Australia (3.32) Canada (4.15), Kazakhstan (6.96), Russian Federation (8.91) and Bolivia (Plurinational State of) (10.78).

Out of countries having at least 10 mn people, Top ranker Bangladesh is 38 times as sense as the lowest ranker Australia.

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Population density (UN)
Rank Country/Territory Density (2020) Population Continent
per sq kmper sq mile2020
29Burundi463.01,19911,890,784Africa
27Comoros467.31,210869,601Africa
170Djibouti42.62110.4988,000Africa
178Eritrea35.1190.943,546,421Africa
99Ethiopia115.0297.8114,963,588Africa
119Kenya94.48244.753,771,296Africa
165Madagascar47.60123.327,691,018Africa
74Malawi202.9525.519,129,952Africa
20Mauritius626.51,6231,271,768Africa
16Mayotte727.51,884272,815Africa
172Mozambique39.75102.931,255,435Africa
37Réunion358.1927.5895,312Africa
25Rwanda525.01,36012,952,218Africa
70Seychelles213.8553.798,347Africa
189Somalia25.3365.6115,893,222Africa
201South Sudan18.3247.4511,193,725Africa
63Uganda228.9592.945,741,007Africa
148United Republic of Tanzania67.44174.759,734,218Africa
193Zambia24.7364.0518,383,955Africa
176Zimbabwe38.4299.5114,862,924Africa
185Angola26.3668.2832,866,272Africa
156Cameroon56.16145.426,545,863Africa
219Central African Republic7.75320.084,829,767Africa
214Chad13.0533.7916,425,864Africa
210Congo16.1641.855,518,087Africa
173Democratic Republic of the Congo39.51102.389,561,403Africa
161Equatorial Guinea50.02129.51,402,985Africa
218Gabon8.63822.372,225,734Africa
64Sao Tome and Principe228.3591.3219,159Africa
224Botswana4.14910.752,351,627Africa
147Eswatini67.45174.71,160,164Africa
143Lesotho70.56182.82,142,249Africa
231Namibia3.0867.9932,540,905Africa
164South Africa48.89126.659,308,690Africa
106Benin107.5278.512,123,200Africa
136Burkina Faso76.40197.920,903,273Africa
87Cabo Verde138.0357.3555,987Africa
128Côte d'Ivoire82.95214.826,378,274Africa
61Gambia238.8618.52,416,668Africa
89Ghana136.6353.731,072,940Africa
158Guinea53.45138.413,132,795Africa
145Guinea-Bissau69.99181.31,968,001Africa
159Liberia52.51136.05,057,681Africa
206Mali16.6042.9820,250,833Africa
222Mauritania4.51111.684,649,658Africa
199Niger19.1149.4924,206,644Africa
65Nigeria226.3586.2206,139,589Africa
212Saint Helena15.5840.366,077Africa
124Senegal86.97225.216,743,927Africa
103Sierra Leone110.5286.27,976,983Africa
81Togo152.2394.28,278,724Africa
200Algeria18.4147.6843,851,044Africa
112Egypt102.8266.3102,334,404Africa
226Libya3.90510.116,871,292Africa
129Morocco82.70214.236,910,560Africa
192Sudan24.8464.3443,849,260Africa
137Tunisia76.07197.011,818,619Africa
232Western Sahara2.2465.817597,339Africa
110Armenia104.1269.62,963,243Asia
96Azerbaijan122.7317.710,139,177Asia
6Bahrain2,2395,7991,701,575Asia
92Cyprus130.7338.41,207,359Asia
154Georgia57.41148.73,989,167Asia
121Iraq92.61239.940,222,493Asia
32Israel400.01,0368,655,535Asia
100Jordan114.9297.710,203,134Asia
60Kuwait239.7620.74,270,571Asia
19Lebanon667.21,7286,825,445Asia
208Oman16.5042.735,106,626Asia
56Qatar248.2642.72,881,053Asia
209Saudi Arabia16.2041.9434,813,871Asia
14State of Palestine847.42,1955,101,414Asia
117Syrian Arab Republic95.30246.817,500,658Asia
104Turkey109.6283.884,339,067Asia
98United Arab Emirates118.3306.49,890,402Asia
155Yemen56.49146.329,825,964Asia
220Kazakhstan6.95518.0118,776,707Asia
180Kyrgyzstan34.0288.106,524,195Asia
146Tajikistan68.15176.59,537,645Asia
215Turkmenistan12.8333.246,031,200Asia
134Uzbekistan78.68203.833,469,203Asia
152Afghanistan59.63154.438,928,346Asia
10Bangladesh1,2653,277164,689,383Asia
196Bhutan20.2452.43771,608Asia
28India464.11,2021,380,004,385Asia
160Iran (Islamic Republic of)51.58133.683,992,949Asia
8Maldives1,8024,667540,544Asia
73Nepal203.3526.429,136,808Asia
49Pakistan286.5742.2220,892,340Asia
40Sri Lanka341.5884.421,413,249Asia
80China153.3397.11,439,323,776Asia
4China, Hong Kong SAR7,14018,4927,496,981Asia
2China, Macao SAR21,71756,247649,335Asia
17China, Taiwan Province of China672.61,74223,816,775Asia
69Dem. People's Republic of Korea214.1554.525,778,816Asia
39Japan346.9898.6126,476,461Asia
233Mongolia2.1105.4653,278,290Asia
24Republic of Korea527.31,36651,269,185Asia
127Brunei Darussalam83.01215.0437,479Asia
118Cambodia94.71245.316,718,965Asia
82Indonesia151.0391.1273,523,615Asia
182Lao People's Democratic Republic31.5281.647,275,560Asia
115Malaysia98.51255.132,365,999Asia
126Myanmar83.29215.754,409,800Asia
36Philippines367.5951.9109,581,078Asia
3Singapore8,35821,6465,850,342Asia
88Thailand136.6353.969,799,978Asia
122Timor-Leste88.67229.61,318,445Asia
44Viet Nam313.9813.197,338,579Asia
77Anguilla166.7431.815,003North America
67Antigua and Barbuda222.6576.497,929North America
21Aruba593.11,536106,766North America
175Bahamas39.29101.7393,244North America
18Barbados668.31,731287,375North America
75British Virgin Islands201.5522.030,231North America
133Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba79.95207.126,223North America
53Cayman Islands273.8709.265,722North America
108Cuba106.4275.611,326,616North America
35Curaçao369.6957.2164,093North America
116Dominica95.98248.671,986North America
66Dominican Republic224.5581.510,847,910North America
41Grenada331.0857.2112,523North America
57Guadeloupe245.8636.6400,124North America
31Haiti413.71,07211,402,528North America
54Jamaica273.4708.22,961,167North America
38Martinique354.0916.9375,265North America
162Montserrat49.92129.34,992North America
43Puerto Rico322.5835.42,860,853North America
30Saint-Barthélemy449.01,1639,877North America
72Saint Kitts and Nevis204.6529.953,199North America
47Saint Lucia301.0779.7183,627North America
50Saint Vincent and the Grenadines284.5736.8110,940North America
11Sint Maarten (Dutch part)1,2613,26642,876North America
15Saint-Martin (French part)729.51,89038,666North America
55Trinidad and Tobago272.8706.61,399,488North America
171Turks and Caicos Islands40.76105.638,717North America
48United States Virgin Islands298.4772.7104,425North America
205Belize17.4345.15397,628North America
114Costa Rica99.77258.45,094,118North America
45El Salvador313.0810.86,486,205North America
76Guatemala167.2433.017,915,568North America
123Honduras88.52229.39,904,607North America
149Mexico66.33171.8128,932,753North America
157Nicaragua55.05142.66,624,554North America
153Panama58.04150.34,314,767North America
207Argentina16.5242.7745,195,774South America
216Bolivia (Plurinational State of)10.7827.9111,673,021South America
188Brazil25.4365.87212,559,417South America
187Chile25.7166.5919,116,201South America
168Colombia45.86118.850,882,891South America
142Ecuador71.04184.017,643,054South America
234Falkland Islands (Malvinas)0.2860.7413,480South America
228French Guiana3.6349.412298,682South America
225Guyana3.99610.35786,552South America
204Paraguay17.9546.507,132,538South America
186Peru25.7666.7232,971,854South America
227Suriname3.7609.738586,632South America
197Uruguay19.8551.413,473,730South America
181Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)32.2483.5028,435,940South America
230Australia3.3198.59625,499,884Oceania
202New Zealand18.3147.434,822,233Oceania
163Fiji49.07127.1896,445Oceania
211New Caledonia15.6240.45285,498Oceania
198Papua New Guinea19.7651.178,947,024Oceania
195Solomon Islands24.5463.56686,884Oceania
190Vanuatu25.2065.26307,145Oceania
46Guam312.5809.5168,775Oceania
84Kiribati147.5381.9119,449Oceania
42Marshall Islands328.8851.759,190Oceania
79Micronesia (Fed. States of)164.3425.6115,023Oceania
23Nauru541.21,40210,824Oceania
93Northern Mariana Islands125.1324.157,559Oceania
174Palau39.34101.918,094Oceania
52American Samoa276.0714.755,191Oceania
140Cook Islands73.18189.517,564Oceania
135French Polynesia76.75198.8280,908Oceania
221Niue6.25416.201,626Oceania
144Samoa70.11181.6198,414Oceania
91Tokelau135.7351.51,357Oceania
85Tonga146.8380.2105,695Oceania
33Tuvalu393.11,01811,792Oceania
132Wallis and Futuna Islands80.28207.911,239Oceania
167Belarus46.57120.69,449,323Europe
151Bulgaria64.01165.86,948,445Europe
86Czechia138.6359.110,708,981Europe
107Hungary106.7276.49,660,351Europe
94Poland123.6320.137,846,611Europe
95Republic of Moldova122.8318.04,033,963Europe
125Romania83.58216.519,237,691Europe
217Russian Federation8.91123.08145,934,462Europe
101Slovakia113.5294.15,459,642Europe
138Ukraine75.49195.543,733,762Europe
13Channel Islands915.12,370173,863Europe
90Denmark136.5353.65,792,202Europe
183Estonia31.2981.051,326,535Europe
179Faroe Islands35.0090.6548,863Europe
203Finland18.2347.225,540,720Europe
229Iceland3.4048.816341,243Europe
141Ireland71.68185.64,937,786Europe
83Isle of Man149.2386.485,033Europe
184Latvia30.3378.541,886,198Europe
169Lithuania43.44112.52,722,289Europe
213Norway14.8438.445,421,241Europe
194Sweden24.6163.7410,099,265Europe
51United Kingdom280.6726.867,886,011Europe
109Albania105.0272.02,877,797Europe
78Andorra164.4425.877,265Europe
150Bosnia and Herzegovina64.33166.63,280,819Europe
139Croatia73.36190.04,105,267Europe
5Gibraltar3,3698,72633,691Europe
131Greece80.86209.410,423,054Europe
7Holy See1,8204,715801Europe
71Italy205.6532.460,461,826Europe
9Malta1,3803,574441,543Europe
166Montenegro46.70120.9628,066Europe
130North Macedonia82.61214.02,083,374Europe
102Portugal111.3288.310,196,709Europe
22San Marino565.51,46533,931Europe
113Serbia99.90258.78,737,371Europe
111Slovenia103.2267.32,078,938Europe
120Spain93.74242.846,754,778Europe
105Austria109.3283.19,006,398Europe
34Belgium382.7991.311,589,623Europe
97France119.2308.865,273,511Europe
59Germany240.4622.683,783,942Europe
62Liechtenstein238.3617.238,128Europe
58Luxembourg241.7626.0625,978Europe
1Monaco26,33768,21239,242Europe
26Netherlands508.21,31617,134,872Europe
68Switzerland219.0567.28,654,622Europe
12Bermuda1,2463,22662,278North America
223Canada4.15010.7537,742,154North America
235Greenland0.1380.35756,770North America
191Saint Pierre and Miquelon25.1965.245,794North America
177United States of America36.1993.72331,002,651North America
World 59.92 155.18 7,794,798,739
World Bank (2017)
Rank Country/territory Density
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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