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Geography > Population density > People per sq. km: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Monaco 17,128.21 people/m² 2005
2 Macau 16,317.8 people/m² 2005
3 Hong Kong 6,663.72 people/m² 2005
4 Singapore 6,301.6 people/m² 2005
Tourist destinations average (profile) 1,408.08 people/m² 2005
5 Bermuda 1,264.89 people/m² 2005
6 Malta 1,260.94 people/m² 2005
7 Maldives 1,097.33 people/m² 2005
8 Bangladesh 1,089.52 people/m² 2005
9 Bahrain 1,023.4 people/m² 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 651.55 people/m² 2005
10 Barbados 626.87 people/m² 2005
11 Mauritius 612.44 people/m² 2005
12 Aruba 527.89 people/m² 2005
Europe average (profile) 526.45 people/m² 2005
13 South Korea 489.15 people/m² 2005
14 Netherlands 481.7 people/m² 2005
15 Mayotte 481.28 people/m² 2005
16 San Marino 470 people/m² 2005
17 Puerto Rico 441.04 people/m² 2005
Hot countries average (profile) 423.51 people/m² 2005
South Asia average (profile) 418.32 people/m² 2005
18 India 368.15 people/m² 2005
19 Rwanda 366.34 people/m² 2005
20 Marshall Islands 351.48 people/m² 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 350.71 people/m² 2005
21 Japan 350.55 people/m² 2005
22 Lebanon 349.64 people/m² 2005
23 Belgium 346.63 people/m² 2005
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 345.26 people/m² 2005
24 El Salvador 332.09 people/m² 2005
25 Israel 319.94 people/m² 2005
26 Grenada 313.24 people/m² 2005
27 Virgin Islands 310.59 people/m² 2005
28 Haiti 309.43 people/m² 2005
29 Guam 308.43 people/m² 2005
30 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 305.26 people/m² 2005
Christian countries average (profile) 304.9 people/m² 2005
31 Sri Lanka 303.66 people/m² 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 294.65 people/m² 2005
32 Burundi 293.91 people/m² 2005
33 American Samoa 291.5 people/m² 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 284.56 people/m² 2005
34 Philippines 278.55 people/m² 2005
35 Saint Lucia 270.15 people/m² 2005
36 Comoros 269.28 people/m² 2005
37 Vietnam 268.07 people/m² 2005
38 Trinidad and Tobago 254.43 people/m² 2005
39 United Kingdom 248.94 people/m² 2005
40 Jamaica 245.11 people/m² 2005
41 Germany 236.46 people/m² 2005
42 Netherlands Antilles 228.32 people/m² 2005
43 Liechtenstein 217.19 people/m² 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 202.21 people/m² 2005
44 Pakistan 202.07 people/m² 2005
45 Italy 199.27 people/m² 2005
46 Nepal 189.74 people/m² 2005
47 Antigua and Barbuda 188.15 people/m² 2005
48 North Korea 186.76 people/m² 2005
49 Switzerland 185.93 people/m² 2005
50 Dominican Republic 183.86 people/m² 2005
51 Seychelles 183.68 people/m² 2005
52 Luxembourg 176.34 people/m² 2005
53 Cayman Islands 173.08 people/m² 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 168.83 people/m² 2005
European Union average (profile) 168.12 people/m² 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 167.37 people/m² 2005
54 Northern Mariana Islands 165.83 people/m² 2005
55 Sao Tome and Principe 163.04 people/m² 2005
56 Federated States of Micronesia 157.84 people/m² 2005
57 The Gambia 151.71 people/m² 2005
58 Uganda 146.2 people/m² 2005
59 Nigeria 144.42 people/m² 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 144.35 people/m² 2005
60 Kuwait 142.28 people/m² 2005
61 Tonga 142.1 people/m² 2005
62 Andorra 141.45 people/m² 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 140.48 people/m² 2005
63 China 139.87 people/m² 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 139.5 people/m² 2005
64 Malawi 136.95 people/m² 2005
65 Kiribati 135.62 people/m² 2005
66 Saint Kitts and Nevis 133.33 people/m² 2005
67 Czech Republic 132.46 people/m² 2005
68 Moldova 127.95 people/m² 2005
69 Denmark 127.65 people/m² 2005
70 Cape Verde 125.76 people/m² 2005
71 Thailand 125.73 people/m² 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 125.72 people/m² 2005
72 Poland 124.59 people/m² 2005
73 Indonesia 121.75 people/m² 2005
Catholic countries average (profile) 117.85 people/m² 2005
74 Guatemala 116.2 people/m² 2005
75 Portugal 115.29 people/m² 2005
76 Albania 114.22 people/m² 2005
77 Togo 112.98 people/m² 2005
78 Hungary 112.57 people/m² 2005
79 Slovakia 112 people/m² 2005
80 France 110.66 people/m² 2005
81 Armenia 106.96 people/m² 2005
82 Syria 103.62 people/m² 2005
83 Cuba 102.62 people/m² 2005
84 Azerbaijan 101.48 people/m² 2005
85 Austria 99.86 people/m² 2005
86 Slovenia 99.33 people/m² 2005
87 Ghana 97.18 people/m² 2005
88 Dominica 96 people/m² 2005
Landlocked countries average (profile) 95.2 people/m² 2005
89 Romania 94.07 people/m² 2005
90 Turkey 93.64 people/m² 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 91.45 people/m² 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 91.42 people/m² 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 90.65 people/m² 2005
91 Spain 86.94 people/m² 2005
92 Greece 86.14 people/m² 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 85.7 people/m² 1999
93 Costa Rica 84.75 people/m² 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 83.93 people/m² 2005
94 Cyprus 82.01 people/m² 2005
95 Ukraine 81.25 people/m² 2005
96 Cambodia 79.71 people/m² 2005
97 Croatia 79.46 people/m² 2005
98 Serbia and Montenegro 79.06 people/m² 2005
=99 Malaysia 77.15 people/m² 2005
=99 Sierra Leone 77.15 people/m² 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 77.01 people/m² 2005
101 Burma 76.83 people/m² 2005
102 Bosnia and Herzegovina 76.31 people/m² 2005
103 Benin 76.29 people/m² 2005
104 Egypt 74.37 people/m² 2005
105 Qatar 73.89 people/m² 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 73.87 people/m² 2005
failed states average (profile) 73 people/m² 2005
106 Ethiopia 71.26 people/m² 2005
107 Bulgaria 71.24 people/m² 2005
108 Brunei 70.93 people/m² 2005
109 French Polynesia 70.11 people/m² 2005
110 Morocco 67.6 people/m² 2005
111 Swaziland 65.76 people/m² 2005
112 East Timor 65.6 people/m² 2005
113 Samoa 65.37 people/m² 2005
114 Tunisia 64.55 people/m² 2005
=115 Georgia 64.39 people/m² 2005
=115 Honduras 64.39 people/m² 2005
117 Jordan 62.02 people/m² 2005
118 Uzbekistan 61.51 people/m² 2005
119 Senegal 60.55 people/m² 2005
120 Ireland 60.37 people/m² 2005
121 Kenya 60.19 people/m² 2005
122 Lesotho 59.14 people/m² 2005
123 Cote d'Ivoire 57.09 people/m² 2005
124 Guinea-Bissau 56.41 people/m² 2005
125 Iraq 55.7 people/m² 1999
126 Lithuania 54.47 people/m² 2005
127 United Arab Emirates 54.22 people/m² 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 54.12 people/m² 2005
128 Mexico 54.01 people/m² 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 52.81 people/m² 2005
129 Burkina Faso 48.35 people/m² 2005
130 Ecuador 47.78 people/m² 2005
131 Belarus 47.12 people/m² 2005
132 Tajikistan 46.49 people/m² 2005
133 Fiji 46.4 people/m² 2005
134 Palau 43.7 people/m² 2005
135 Eritrea 43.58 people/m² 2005
136 Panama 43.42 people/m² 2005
137 Tanzania 43.38 people/m² 2005
138 Nicaragua 42.42 people/m² 2005
139 Iran 41.71 people/m² 2005
140 Colombia 41.1 people/m² 2005
141 Yemen 39.73 people/m² 2005
142 South Africa 38.61 people/m² 2005
143 Guinea 38.26 people/m² 2005
144 Latvia 36.93 people/m² 2005
145 Cameroon 35.07 people/m² 2005
146 Faroe Islands 34.52 people/m² 2005
147 Djibouti 34.21 people/m² 2005
148 Liberia 34.09 people/m² 2005
149 Zimbabwe 33.63 people/m² 2005
150 United States 32.35 people/m² 2005
151 The Bahamas 32.27 people/m² 2005
152 Madagascar 31.99 people/m² 2005
153 Estonia 31.76 people/m² 2005
154 Venezuela 30.13 people/m² 2005
155 Kyrgyzstan 26.82 people/m² 2005
156 Laos 25.67 people/m² 2005
157 Democratic Republic of the Congo 25.38 people/m² 2005
158 Mozambique 25.24 people/m² 2005
159 Brazil 22.04 people/m² 2005
160 Sweden 21.99 people/m² 2005
161 Peru 21.85 people/m² 2005
162 Chile 21.76 people/m² 2005
163 Afghanistan 21.48 people/m² 1989
164 Uruguay 19.79 people/m² 2005
165 Equatorial Guinea 17.95 people/m² 2005
166 Vanuatu 17.34 people/m² 2005
167 Finland 17.22 people/m² 2005
168 Solomon Islands 17.07 people/m² 2005
169 Zambia 15.7 people/m² 2005
170 New Zealand 15.29 people/m² 2005
171 Sudan 15.25 people/m² 2005
172 Norway 15.19 people/m² 2005
173 Paraguay 14.85 people/m² 2005
174 Argentina 14.16 people/m² 2005
175 Algeria 13.79 people/m² 2005
176 Bhutan 13.55 people/m² 2005
177 Somalia 13.12 people/m² 2005
178 Papua New Guinea 13 people/m² 2005
179 New Caledonia 12.83 people/m² 2005
=180 Belize 12.79 people/m² 2005
=180 Angola 12.79 people/m² 2005
182 Congo, Republic of the 11.71 people/m² 2005
183 Saudi Arabia 11.56 people/m² 2005
184 Mali 11.08 people/m² 2005
185 Niger 11.02 people/m² 2005
186 Turkmenistan 10.29 people/m² 2005
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 9.49 people/m² 2005
187 Russia 8.74 people/m² 2005
188 Bolivia 8.47 people/m² 2005
189 Oman 8.29 people/m² 2005
190 Chad 7.74 people/m² 2005
191 Central African Republic 6.48 people/m² 2005
192 Kazakhstan 5.61 people/m² 2005
193 Gabon 5.37 people/m² 2005
194 Guyana 3.82 people/m² 2005
195 Canada 3.55 people/m² 2005
196 Libya 3.33 people/m² 2005
197 Botswana 3.11 people/m² 2005
198 Mauritania 2.99 people/m² 2005
199 Iceland 2.96 people/m² 2005
200 Suriname 2.88 people/m² 2005
201 Australia 2.65 people/m² 2005
202 Namibia 2.47 people/m² 2005
203 Mongolia 1.63 people/m² 2005
204 Greenland 0.14 people/m² 2005

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"Countries Compared by Geography > Population density > People per sq. km. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Geography/Population-density/People-per-sq.-km

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