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People > Population density > People per sq. km of land area: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Population density (people per sq. km of land area). 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 Macau 19,509.93 sq. km 2011
2 Monaco 18,630.5 sq. km 2011
3 Singapore 7,405.29 sq. km 2011
4 Hong Kong 6,786.56 sq. km 2011
5 Bahrain 1,701.01 sq. km 2011
Western Europe average (profile) 1,575.44 sq. km 2011
Tourist destinations average (profile) 1,478.51 sq. km 2011
6 Malta 1,302.11 sq. km 2011
7 Bermuda 1,291.28 sq. km 2011
8 Bangladesh 1,174.33 sq. km 2011
9 Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,131.94 sq. km 2011
10 Maldives 1,106.55 sq. km 2011
11 Channel Islands 844.25 sq. km 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 665.59 sq. km 2011
12 Barbados 655.36 sq. km 2011
13 Mauritius 633.52 sq. km 2011
14 Aruba 566.29 sq. km 2011
15 St. Martin (French part) 562.78 sq. km 2011
Europe average (profile) 527.52 sq. km 2011
16 San Marino 517.47 sq. km 2011
17 South Korea 512.66 sq. km 2011
18 Netherlands 494.9 sq. km 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 477.2 sq. km 2011
19 Rwanda 451.74 sq. km 2011
20 Lebanon 428.43 sq. km 2011
21 Puerto Rico 416.47 sq. km 2011
22 India 410.72 sq. km 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 381.85 sq. km 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 381.3 sq. km 2011
23 Comoros 376.26 sq. km 2011
South Asia average (profile) 375.44 sq. km 2011
24 Burundi 371.51 sq. km 2011
25 Belgium 364.85 sq. km 2011
26 Haiti 364.04 sq. km 2011
27 Israel 358.87 sq. km 2011
28 Japan 350.66 sq. km 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 345.44 sq. km 2011
29 Curacao 339.61 sq. km 2011
30 Sri Lanka 332.79 sq. km 2011
31 Tuvalu 328.13 sq. km 2011
32 Philippines 318.79 sq. km 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 317.31 sq. km 2011
33 Grenada 309.04 sq. km 2011
34 El Salvador 301.94 sq. km 2011
35 Guam 297.89 sq. km 2011
36 Saint Lucia 293.89 sq. km 2011
37 Marshall Islands 291.64 sq. km 2011
38 Vietnam 283.29 sq. km 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 282.81 sq. km 2011
39 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 280.4 sq. km 2011
40 American Samoa 276.37 sq. km 2011
41 Trinidad and Tobago 259.86 sq. km 2011
42 United Kingdom 259.38 sq. km 2011
43 Jamaica 249.91 sq. km 2011
44 Cayman Islands 235.84 sq. km 2011
45 Germany 234.67 sq. km 2011
46 Pakistan 228.53 sq. km 2011
47 Liechtenstein 227.43 sq. km 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 211.35 sq. km 2011
48 Dominican Republic 210.01 sq. km 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 207.37 sq. km 2011
49 Italy 206.44 sq. km 2011
50 North Korea 204.56 sq. km 2011
51 Saint Kitts and Nevis 203.73 sq. km 2011
52 Antigua and Barbuda 200.35 sq. km 2011
53 Luxembourg 200.13 sq. km 2011
54 Switzerland 197.81 sq. km 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 197.23 sq. km 2011
55 Sao Tome and Principe 190.81 sq. km 2011
56 Seychelles 190.09 sq. km 2011
57 Nepal 189.44 sq. km 2011
58 Nigeria 180.28 sq. km 2011
59 Uganda 175.91 sq. km 2011
60 Kuwait 175.35 sq. km 2011
European Union average (profile) 174.15 sq. km 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 172.63 sq. km 2011
61 The Gambia 171.44 sq. km 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 165.82 sq. km 2011
62 Andorra 165.67 sq. km 2011
63 Qatar 164.59 sq. km 2011
64 Kosovo 164.5 sq. km 2011
65 Malawi 163.95 sq. km 2011
66 Isle of Man 148.52 sq. km 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 146.6 sq. km 2011
67 Tonga 145.21 sq. km 2011
68 China 144.1 sq. km 2011
69 Guatemala 137.24 sq. km 2011
70 Czech Republic 135.89 sq. km 2011
71 Indonesia 134.58 sq. km 2011
72 Denmark 131.29 sq. km 2011
73 Thailand 130.31 sq. km 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 129.23 sq. km 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 128.78 sq. km 2011
74 Poland 126.69 sq. km 2011
75 Moldova 123.91 sq. km 2012
76 Kiribati 122.53 sq. km 2011
77 Cape Verde 121.73 sq. km 2011
78 Cyprus 120.83 sq. km 2011
79 European Union 119.82 sq. km 2011
80 Syria 119.6 sq. km 2011
81 France 119.37 sq. km 2011
82 Togo 119 sq. km 2011
83 Northern Mariana Islands 115.72 sq. km 2011
84 Portugal 115.41 sq. km 2011
85 Albania 115.11 sq. km 2011
86 Slovakia 112.26 sq. km 2011
87 Azerbaijan 110.98 sq. km 2011
88 Hungary 110.15 sq. km 2011
89 Ghana 109.08 sq. km 2011
90 United Arab Emirates 106.76 sq. km 2011
91 Cuba 105.94 sq. km 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 105.43 sq. km 2011
92 Armenia 104.08 sq. km 2011
93 Austria 102.22 sq. km 2011
94 Slovenia 101.93 sq. km 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 97.04 sq. km 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 96.45 sq. km 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 95.61 sq. km 2011
95 Dominica 95.2 sq. km 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 94.99 sq. km 2011
96 Turkey 94.93 sq. km 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 92.99 sq. km 2011
97 Romania 92.91 sq. km 2011
98 Costa Rica 92.79 sq. km 2011
99 Spain 92.57 sq. km 2011
100 Ethiopia 89.39 sq. km 2011
101 Greece 87.66 sq. km 2011
102 Malaysia 87.53 sq. km 2011
103 Benin 86.73 sq. km 2011
104 Republic of Macedonia 83.42 sq. km 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 83.32 sq. km 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 83.2 sq. km 2011
105 Serbia 83 sq. km 2011
106 Cambodia 82.74 sq. km 2011
107 Sierra Leone 81.9 sq. km 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 81.39 sq. km 2011
failed states average (profile) 80.92 sq. km 2011
108 Burma 80.13 sq. km 2011
109 Egypt 79.76 sq. km 2011
110 East Timor 79.08 sq. km 2011
111 Georgia 78.94 sq. km 2012
112 Ukraine 78.9 sq. km 2011
113 Brunei 77.14 sq. km 2011
114 Croatia 76.49 sq. km 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 75.3 sq. km 2011
115 Bosnia and Herzegovina 75.28 sq. km 2011
116 French Polynesia 74.01 sq. km 2011
117 Kenya 73.84 sq. km 2011
118 Iraq 73.13 sq. km 2011
119 Morocco 71.83 sq. km 2011
120 Swaziland 70.47 sq. km 2011
121 Jordan 69.62 sq. km 2011
122 Honduras 69.5 sq. km 2011
123 Senegal 69.24 sq. km 2011
124 Uzbekistan 68.97 sq. km 2011
125 Tunisia 68.7 sq. km 2011
126 Bulgaria 67.69 sq. km 2011
127 Lesotho 66.85 sq. km 2011
128 Ireland 66.44 sq. km 2011
129 Samoa 66.23 sq. km 2011
130 Mexico 61.4 sq. km 2011
131 Ecuador 61.39 sq. km 2011
132 Cote d'Ivoire 60.97 sq. km 2011
133 Eritrea 58.74 sq. km 2011
134 Burkina Faso 58.46 sq. km 2011
135 Guinea-Bissau 57.76 sq. km 2011
136 Tajikistan 55.84 sq. km 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 55.69 sq. km 2011
137 Tanzania 52.33 sq. km 2011
138 Panama 50.31 sq. km 2011
139 Nicaragua 49.07 sq. km 2011
140 Lithuania 48.35 sq. km 2011
141 Fiji 47.51 sq. km 2011
142 Belarus 46.69 sq. km 2011
143 Iran 46.31 sq. km 2011
144 Montenegro 46.14 sq. km 2011
145 Guinea 45.42 sq. km 2011
146 Palau 44.8 sq. km 2011
147 Cameroon 44.76 sq. km 2011
148 Afghanistan 44.62 sq. km 2011
149 Yemen 44.14 sq. km 2011
150 Colombia 42.43 sq. km 2011
151 Liberia 42.36 sq. km 2011
152 South Africa 41.7 sq. km 2011
153 Madagascar 37.28 sq. km 2011
154 The Bahamas 36.6 sq. km 2011
155 Djibouti 36.52 sq. km 2011
156 Faeroe Islands 35.49 sq. km 2011
157 Zimbabwe 34.53 sq. km 2011
158 United States 34.06 sq. km 2011
159 Venezuela 33.45 sq. km 2011
160 Turks and Caicos Islands 33.4 sq. km 2011
161 Latvia 33.09 sq. km 2011
162 Federated States of Micronesia 32.63 sq. km 2011
163 Estonia 31.61 sq. km 2011
164 Mozambique 31.26 sq. km 2011
165 Kyrgyzstan 28.75 sq. km 2011
166 Laos 28.26 sq. km 2011
167 Democratic Republic of the Congo 28.2 sq. km 2011
168 Equatorial Guinea 25.53 sq. km 2011
169 Brazil 23.28 sq. km 2011
170 Chile 23.28 sq. km 2011
171 Peru 23.14 sq. km 2011
172 Sweden 23.03 sq. km 2011
173 Vanuatu 19.83 sq. km 2011
174 Sudan 19.7 sq. km 2011
175 Uruguay 19.33 sq. km 2011
176 Solomon Islands 19.22 sq. km 2011
177 Bhutan 19 sq. km 2011
178 Zambia 18.34 sq. km 2011
179 Finland 17.73 sq. km 2011
180 New Zealand 16.73 sq. km 2011
181 Paraguay 16.54 sq. km 2011
182 Norway 16.28 sq. km 2011
183 Angola 16.19 sq. km 2011
184 Algeria 15.86 sq. km 2011
185 Somalia 15.79 sq. km 2011
186 Papua New Guinea 15.49 sq. km 2011
187 Argentina 14.88 sq. km 2011
188 New Caledonia 13.9 sq. km 2011
189 Belize 13.87 sq. km 2011
190 Niger 13.04 sq. km 2011
191 Saudi Arabia 12.91 sq. km 2011
192 Republic of the Congo 12.37 sq. km 2011
193 Mali 11.82 sq. km 2011
194 Turkmenistan 10.87 sq. km 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 10.75 sq. km 2011
195 Oman 9.77 sq. km 2011
196 Chad 9.59 sq. km 2011
197 Bolivia 9.53 sq. km 2011
198 Russia 8.73 sq. km 2011
199 Central African Republic 7.12 sq. km 2011
200 Gabon 6.19 sq. km 2011
201 Kazakhstan 6.13 sq. km 2011
202 Guyana 4.02 sq. km 2011
203 Canada 3.79 sq. km 2011
204 Mauritania 3.59 sq. km 2011
205 Botswana 3.51 sq. km 2011
206 Libya 3.47 sq. km 2011
207 Suriname 3.4 sq. km 2011
208 Iceland 3.18 sq. km 2011
209 Australia 2.91 sq. km 2011
210 Namibia 2.69 sq. km 2011
211 Mongolia 1.77 sq. km 2011
212 Greenland 0.139 sq. km 2011

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Interesting observations about People > Population density > People per sq. km of land area

  • Greenland has ranked last for population density > people per sq. km of land area since 1961.
  • Mongolia has ranked second last for population density > people per sq. km of land area since 1961.
  • Monaco has ranked in the top 2 for population density > people per sq. km of land area since 1961.
  • Macau has ranked in the top 2 for population density > people per sq. km of land area since 1961.
  • Namibia has ranked third last for population density > people per sq. km of land area since 1961.
  • 87 of the top 172 countries by population density > people per sq. km of land area are Christian.
  • Singapore has ranked in the top 4 for population density > people per sq. km of land area since 1961.
  • Hong Kong has ranked in the top 4 for population density > people per sq. km of land area since 1961.
  • Australia has ranked 4th from the bottom for population density > people per sq. km of land area since 1998.
  • Malta has ranked in the top 7 for population density > people per sq. km of land area since 1961.
  • Bermuda has ranked in the top 7 for population density > people per sq. km of land area since 1961.
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