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Geography > Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Rural population density is the rural population divided by the arable land area. Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Djibouti 11,487.87 people/km² of arable lan 2003
2 Maldives 5,580.8 people/km² of arable lan 2003
3 French Polynesia 3,979.72 people/km² of arable lan 2003
4 Seychelles 3,962.81 people/km² of arable lan 2003
5 Grenada 3,621.74 people/km² of arable lan 2003
6 Saint Lucia 2,900.8 people/km² of arable lan 2003
7 Kiribati 2,619.53 people/km² of arable lan 2003
8 Papua New Guinea 2,178.82 people/km² of arable lan 2003
9 Federated States of Micronesia 2,113.95 people/km² of arable lan 2003
10 Solomon Islands 2,106.03 people/km² of arable lan 2003
11 Oman 1,931.3 people/km² of arable lan 2003
12 Sri Lanka 1,779.43 people/km² of arable lan 2003
13 Trinidad and Tobago 1,528.36 people/km² of arable lan 2003
14 United Arab Emirates 1,453.5 people/km² of arable lan 2003
15 Egypt 1,411.56 people/km² of arable lan 2005
16 New Caledonia 1,392.72 people/km² of arable lan 2003
17 Bangladesh 1,335.32 people/km² of arable lan 2005
18 Bahrain 1,271.58 people/km² of arable lan 2005
19 Marshall Islands 1,053.38 people/km² of arable lan 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1,010.94 people/km² of arable lan 2003
20 Japan 1,002.26 people/km² of arable lan 2005
21 Nepal 969.27 people/km² of arable lan 2005
22 Yemen 941.67 people/km² of arable lan 2003
23 Vietnam 926.9 people/km² of arable lan 2005
24 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 920.52 people/km² of arable lan 2003
25 Sao Tome and Principe 818.88 people/km² of arable lan 2003
Muslim countries average (profile) 813.14 people/km² of arable lan 2003
26 Barbados 811.65 people/km² of arable lan 2003
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 795.84 people/km² of arable lan 2003
27 Vanuatu 784.94 people/km² of arable lan 2003
Hot countries average (profile) 780.19 people/km² of arable lan 2003
28 China 765.59 people/km² of arable lan 2003
29 Costa Rica 730.96 people/km² of arable lan 2003
Former French colonies average (profile) 730.25 people/km² of arable lan 2003
Former British colonies average (profile) 730.05 people/km² of arable lan 2003
30 Jamaica 716.86 people/km² of arable lan 2003
31 Mauritius 716.11 people/km² of arable lan 2005
32 Brunei 707.59 people/km² of arable lan 2005
33 Tanzania 706.63 people/km² of arable lan 2003
34 Netherlands Antilles 671.51 people/km² of arable lan 2003
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 666.43 people/km² of arable lan 2003
South Asia average (profile) 664.19 people/km² of arable lan 2005
35 Haiti 663.85 people/km² of arable lan 2003
36 Burundi 643.68 people/km² of arable lan 2003
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 622.37 people/km² of arable lan 2003
37 Colombia 621.2 people/km² of arable lan 2005
38 Antigua and Barbuda 616.57 people/km² of arable lan 2003
39 Rwanda 605.01 people/km² of arable lan 2003
40 Eritrea 585.95 people/km² of arable lan 2003
41 South Korea 567.12 people/km² of arable lan 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 566.7 people/km² of arable lan 2003
42 Kenya 561.05 people/km² of arable lan 2003
43 Democratic Republic of the Congo 557.04 people/km² of arable lan 2003
44 Slovenia 556.96 people/km² of arable lan 2005
45 Guinea 554.9 people/km² of arable lan 2003
46 Philippines 548.23 people/km² of arable lan 2003
47 Sierra Leone 545.87 people/km² of arable lan 2003
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 540.05 people/km² of arable lan 2003
48 East Timor 533.74 people/km² of arable lan 2003
49 Jordan 526.48 people/km² of arable lan 2005
50 Ethiopia 524.03 people/km² of arable lan 2003
51 Guam 517.55 people/km² of arable lan 2003
52 Tonga 517.03 people/km² of arable lan 2003
53 Tajikistan 511.66 people/km² of arable lan 2003
54 Indonesia 497.69 people/km² of arable lan 2005
55 India 488.84 people/km² of arable lan 2005
56 Somalia 483.58 people/km² of arable lan 2003
57 Pakistan 476.65 people/km² of arable lan 2005
58 Malaysia 473.8 people/km² of arable lan 2003
59 Swaziland 473.39 people/km² of arable lan 2003
60 Laos 470.38 people/km² of arable lan 2005
61 Cape Verde 465.38 people/km² of arable lan 2003
62 Comoros 462.54 people/km² of arable lan 2003
63 Uganda 452.65 people/km² of arable lan 2003
64 Saint Kitts and Nevis 450.82 people/km² of arable lan 2003
65 Switzerland 449.85 people/km² of arable lan 2005
66 Guatemala 446.94 people/km² of arable lan 2003
67 Lesotho 445.41 people/km² of arable lan 2003
68 Madagascar 439.26 people/km² of arable lan 2003
69 Malawi 421.22 people/km² of arable lan 2003
70 El Salvador 410.27 people/km² of arable lan 2003
71 The Bahamas 402.5 people/km² of arable lan 2003
failed states average (profile) 401.97 people/km² of arable lan 2003
72 Dominica 396.23 people/km² of arable lan 2003
Christian countries average (profile) 392.33 people/km² of arable lan 2003
Catholic countries average (profile) 372.68 people/km² of arable lan 2003
73 Liberia 366.28 people/km² of arable lan 2003
74 Ecuador 365.06 people/km² of arable lan 2005
75 Bhutan 355.96 people/km² of arable lan 2005
76 Netherlands 355.87 people/km² of arable lan 2005
77 Mauritania 354.26 people/km² of arable lan 2003
78 Honduras 350.71 people/km² of arable lan 2003
79 Virgin Islands 350.38 people/km² of arable lan 2003
80 Guinea-Bissau 350.34 people/km² of arable lan 2003
81 Burma 345.21 people/km² of arable lan 2003
82 Uzbekistan 343.04 people/km² of arable lan 2003
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 330.44 people/km² of arable lan 2003
Non-religious countries average (profile) 318.47 people/km² of arable lan 2003
83 Congo, Republic of the 308.85 people/km² of arable lan 2003
84 North Korea 308.4 people/km² of arable lan 2005
85 Cambodia 305.38 people/km² of arable lan 2005
86 Iceland 305.23 people/km² of arable lan 2005
87 Thailand 304.62 people/km² of arable lan 2003
88 Cote d'Ivoire 297.67 people/km² of arable lan 2003
89 Albania 295.64 people/km² of arable lan 2005
90 Mozambique 293.54 people/km² of arable lan 2003
91 Portugal 291.59 people/km² of arable lan 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 290.51 people/km² of arable lan 2003
92 Kuwait 287.35 people/km² of arable lan 2005
93 Lebanon 281.18 people/km² of arable lan 2003
94 Dominican Republic 275.62 people/km² of arable lan 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 272.81 people/km² of arable lan 2005
95 Ghana 272.28 people/km² of arable lan 2003
96 Georgia 266.68 people/km² of arable lan 2005
97 Senegal 265.77 people/km² of arable lan 2003
98 Zimbabwe 259.42 people/km² of arable lan 2003
99 Kyrgyzstan 257.17 people/km² of arable lan 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 252.42 people/km² of arable lan 1999
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 249.71 people/km² of arable lan 2003
100 Italy 245.21 people/km² of arable lan 2005
101 Samoa 236.46 people/km² of arable lan 2003
102 Cyprus 232.64 people/km² of arable lan 2005
103 Equatorial Guinea 226.28 people/km² of arable lan 2003
Emerging markets average (profile) 221.43 people/km² of arable lan 2003
104 Nigeria 220.95 people/km² of arable lan 2003
105 Azerbaijan 220.71 people/km² of arable lan 2005
106 The Gambia 219.17 people/km² of arable lan 2003
107 Angola 218.96 people/km² of arable lan 2003
108 Armenia 218.76 people/km² of arable lan 2005
109 Bosnia and Herzegovina 212.15 people/km² of arable lan 2005
110 Burkina Faso 211.46 people/km² of arable lan 2003
111 Malta 210.72 people/km² of arable lan 2005
112 Fiji 209.25 people/km² of arable lan 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 208.94 people/km² of arable lan 2005
113 Botswana 208.08 people/km² of arable lan 2003
114 Qatar 207.73 people/km² of arable lan 2005
115 Suriname 205.14 people/km² of arable lan 2003
116 Peru 204.08 people/km² of arable lan 2003
117 Belize 203.09 people/km² of arable lan 2003
118 Austria 201.83 people/km² of arable lan 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 195.78 people/km² of arable lan 2003
119 Mali 195.74 people/km² of arable lan 2005
120 Syria 193.05 people/km² of arable lan 2005
121 Chad 191.44 people/km² of arable lan 2003
122 Israel 183.46 people/km² of arable lan 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 182.81 people/km² of arable lan 2005
123 Benin 181.03 people/km² of arable lan 2003
124 Panama 177.59 people/km² of arable lan 2003
125 Croatia 174.13 people/km² of arable lan 2005
126 Greece 173.3 people/km² of arable lan 2005
127 Germany 171.83 people/km² of arable lan 2005
128 Slovakia 169.63 people/km² of arable lan 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 166.31 people/km² of arable lan 2005
Europe average (profile) 161.53 people/km² of arable lan 2005
129 Algeria 160.91 people/km² of arable lan 2003
130 Namibia 160.78 people/km² of arable lan 2003
NATO countries average (profile) 156.94 people/km² of arable lan 2005
131 Iraq 149.91 people/km² of arable lan 1999
European Union average (profile) 149.41 people/km² of arable lan 2005
=132 Afghanistan 145.16 people/km² of arable lan 1989
=132 Morocco 145.16 people/km² of arable lan 2003
134 Togo 142.52 people/km² of arable lan 2003
135 Iran 140.32 people/km² of arable lan 2005
136 Zambia 139.7 people/km² of arable lan 2003
137 Ireland 135.21 people/km² of arable lan 2005
138 Puerto Rico 132.24 people/km² of arable lan 2005
139 Luxembourg 130.92 people/km² of arable lan 2005
140 South Africa 129.44 people/km² of arable lan 2003
141 Central African Republic 126.79 people/km² of arable lan 2003
142 Sudan 125.23 people/km² of arable lan 2003
143 Tunisia 125.06 people/km² of arable lan 2003
144 Cameroon 124.83 people/km² of arable lan 2003
145 Norway 121.64 people/km² of arable lan 2005
146 Moldova 121.3 people/km² of arable lan 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 119.99 people/km² of arable lan 2005
147 Saudi Arabia 119.34 people/km² of arable lan 2003
148 Poland 119.14 people/km² of arable lan 2005
149 Turkmenistan 115.82 people/km² of arable lan 2003
150 Guyana 111.79 people/km² of arable lan 2003
151 Nicaragua 110.46 people/km² of arable lan 2003
152 Serbia and Montenegro 109.97 people/km² of arable lan 2005
153 United Kingdom 108.28 people/km² of arable lan 2005
154 Romania 107.85 people/km² of arable lan 2005
155 Bolivia 106.49 people/km² of arable lan 2003
156 Chile 105.27 people/km² of arable lan 2003
157 Mexico 99.88 people/km² of arable lan 2003
158 Turkey 98.89 people/km² of arable lan 2005
159 Finland 91.35 people/km² of arable lan 2005
160 Mongolia 89.7 people/km² of arable lan 2003
161 Cuba 89.6 people/km² of arable lan 2003
162 Czech Republic 89.01 people/km² of arable lan 2005
163 Paraguay 79.9 people/km² of arable lan 2003
164 France 76.64 people/km² of arable lan 2005
165 Niger 75.2 people/km² of arable lan 2003
166 Venezuela 74.26 people/km² of arable lan 2003
167 Hungary 73.9 people/km² of arable lan 2005
168 Spain 73.81 people/km² of arable lan 2005
169 Gabon 73.46 people/km² of arable lan 2003
170 Bulgaria 73.18 people/km² of arable lan 2005
171 Estonia 70.38 people/km² of arable lan 2005
172 Latvia 67.84 people/km² of arable lan 2005
173 Lithuania 59.83 people/km² of arable lan 2005
174 Sweden 52.75 people/km² of arable lan 2005
175 Brazil 52.27 people/km² of arable lan 2003
176 Belarus 49.82 people/km² of arable lan 2005
177 Libya 49.25 people/km² of arable lan 2003
178 Ukraine 46.71 people/km² of arable lan 2005
179 New Zealand 37.42 people/km² of arable lan 2003
180 Denmark 34.86 people/km² of arable lan 2005
181 Belgium 34.76 people/km² of arable lan 2005
182 United States 32.62 people/km² of arable lan 2005
183 Russia 31.73 people/km² of arable lan 2005
184 Kazakhstan 28.92 people/km² of arable lan 2005
185 Uruguay 20.64 people/km² of arable lan 2003
=186 Canada 13.98 people/km² of arable lan 2003
=186 Argentina 13.98 people/km² of arable lan 2003
188 Australia 4.86 people/km² of arable lan 2005

Citation

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

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Interesting observations about Geography > Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land

  • Australia has ranked last for rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land since 1961.
  • Djibouti has had the highest rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land since 1979.
  • Japan ranked first for rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land amongst High income OECD countries in 2005.
  • Slovenia ranked first for rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Netherlands ranked second for rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Nepal ranked first for rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land amongst Cold countries in 2005.
  • All of the top 2 countries by rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land are Hot countries.
  • China ranked first for rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land amongst Emerging markets in 2003.
  • United States ranked second last for rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2005.
  • Canada ranked last for rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land amongst NATO countries in 2003.
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