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Sparsely populated countries Compared by People > Population density > People per sq. km of land area

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 Sudan 19.7 sq. km 2011
2 Uruguay 19.33 sq. km 2011
3 Solomon Islands 19.22 sq. km 2011
4 Bhutan 19 sq. km 2011
5 Zambia 18.34 sq. km 2011
6 Finland 17.73 sq. km 2011
7 New Zealand 16.73 sq. km 2011
8 Paraguay 16.54 sq. km 2011
9 Norway 16.28 sq. km 2011
10 Angola 16.19 sq. km 2011
11 Algeria 15.86 sq. km 2011
12 Somalia 15.79 sq. km 2011
13 Papua New Guinea 15.49 sq. km 2011
14 Argentina 14.88 sq. km 2011
15 New Caledonia 13.9 sq. km 2011
16 Belize 13.87 sq. km 2011
17 Niger 13.04 sq. km 2011
18 Saudi Arabia 12.91 sq. km 2011
19 Republic of the Congo 12.37 sq. km 2011
20 Mali 11.82 sq. km 2011
21 Turkmenistan 10.87 sq. km 2011
22 Oman 9.77 sq. km 2011
23 Chad 9.59 sq. km 2011
24 Bolivia 9.53 sq. km 2011
25 Russia 8.73 sq. km 2011
26 Central African Republic 7.12 sq. km 2011
27 Gabon 6.19 sq. km 2011
28 Kazakhstan 6.13 sq. km 2011
29 Guyana 4.02 sq. km 2011
30 Canada 3.79 sq. km 2011
31 Mauritania 3.59 sq. km 2011
32 Botswana 3.51 sq. km 2011
33 Libya 3.47 sq. km 2011
34 Suriname 3.4 sq. km 2011
35 Iceland 3.18 sq. km 2011
36 Australia 2.91 sq. km 2011
37 Namibia 2.69 sq. km 2011
38 Mongolia 1.77 sq. km 2011
39 Greenland 0.139 sq. km 2011

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