List of countries and dependencies by population density

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Population density (people per km2) by country in 2017

This is a list of countries and dependent territories ranked by population density, measured by the number of human inhabitants per square kilometer.

The list includes sovereign states and self-governing dependent territories based upon the ISO standard ISO 3166-1, the list also includes but does not rank unrecognized but de facto independent countries. The figures in the following table are based on areas including inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers).

Figures used in this article are mainly based on the latest censuses and official estimates (or projections). Where there is not such updated national data available, figures are based on the online projections provided by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.[1]

Main table[edit]

The names of dependent territories as well as recognised states with no or limited control over their territory are shown in italics.

Area figures given here are taken from various (usually unspecified) sources.

  • The European Union is a sui generis supranational union possessing "country-like" characteristics. The entity is composed of 28 member countries, its population density has been estimated at 116 people per km2, and it would be ranked 95th if it were included in the list. (population: 506,913,394 on January 1, 2014,[2] area: 4,324,782 km2). See also: List of regional organizations by population.
  • Area includes land and water.
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source
 World (land only, excluding Antarctica) 134,940,000 52,100,000 7,625,430,000 57 148 May 27, 2018 USCB's world population clock
 World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,625,430,000 51 132 May 27, 2018 USCB's World population clock
 World (with water) 510,072,000 196,940,000 7,625,430,000 15 39 May 27, 2018 USCB's World population clock
1  Macau (China) 30.5 12 650,834 21,339 55,268 May 5, 2017 2016 Population Census
2  Monaco 2.02 0.78 37,550 18,589 48,145 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
3  Singapore 719.9 278 5,612,300 7,796 20,192 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
4  Hong Kong (China) 1,106.3 427 7,409,800 6,698 17,348 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
5  Gibraltar (UK)[3] 6.8 2.6 33,140 4,874 12,624 March 7, 2017 Official estimate
6  Bahrain 757 292 1,451,200 1,917 4,965 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
7   Vatican City 0.44 0.17 800 1,818 4,709 2012 Official estimate
8  Malta 315 122 460,297 1,461 3,784 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
9  Bermuda (UK) 52 20 63,779 1,227 3,178 May 21, 2016 2016 Census Preliminary Report
10  Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 34 13 39,410 1,159 3,002 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
11  Maldives 298 115 344,023 1,154 2,989 September 20, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
12  Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 164,568,744 1,143 2,960 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
13  Jersey (UK) 116 45 104,200 898 2,326 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
14  Guernsey (UK) 78 30 62,723 804 2,082 March 31, 2016 Official estimate
15  Palestine[4] 6,020 2,324 4,816,503 800 2,072 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
16 Flag of Mayotte (local).svg Mayotte 374 144 256,518 686 1,777 September 5, 2017 2017 census result
17  Barbados 430 166 285,719 664 1,720 July 1, 2017 UN projection
18 Flag of the Collectivity of Saint Martin.svg Saint Martin 53.2 21 35,107 660 1,709 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
19  Taiwan 36,193 13,974 23,572,049 651 1,686 January 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
20  Mauritius 2,040 788 1,264,887 620 1,606 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
21  Lebanon 10,452 4,036 6,082,000 596 1,544 July 1, 2017 UN projection
22  Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 193 75 110,882 575 1,489 June 30, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
23  San Marino 61 24 33,263 545 1,412 August 31, 2017 Monthly official estimate
23 Flag of Zanzibar.svg Zanzibar 2,461 950 1,303,569 530 1,373 August 31, 2017 Monthly official estimate
24  South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,635,256 515 1,334 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
25  Nauru 21 8 10,800 514 1,331 July 1, 2016 Annual estimate
26  Rwanda 26,338 10,169 12,001,136 456 1,181 July 1, 2018 Official projection
27  Saint Barthélemy (France) 21 8 9,427 449 1,163 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
28  Tuvalu 26 10 11,323 436 1,129 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
29  Comoros 1,861 719 806,153 433 1,121 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
30  England 130,279 50,301 55,268,100 424 1,098 July 1, 2016
31  Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,224,317 415 1,074 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
32  Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,112,945 411 1,064 July 1, 2018 UN projection
33  India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,332,266,837 405 1,050 May 27, 2018 Population clock based on 2011 census
34  Israel 22,072 8,522 8,860,920 401 1,040 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
35  Burundi 27,816 10,740 10,681,186 384 995 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
36  Puerto Rico (US)[5] 8,868 3,424 3,337,177 376 974 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
37  Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,403,187 374 969 February 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
38  Curaçao (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 444 171 160,337 361 935 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
39  Philippines 300,000 115,831 105,930,160 353 915 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
40  Guam (US) 541 209 184,200 340 881 July 1, 2015 Official annual estimate
41 Proposed flag of Réunion (VAR).svg Reunion 2,503.7 967 850,996 340 881 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
42  Japan 377,944 145,925 126,490,000 335 868 May 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
43 Unofficial flag of Martinique.png Martinique 1,128 436 376,847 334 865 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
44  Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,444,000 327 847 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
45  El Salvador 21,040 8,124 6,581,940 313 811 July 1, 2017 Official projection
46  Marshall Islands 181 70 56,086 310 803 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
47  United States Virgin Islands (US) 352 136 106,405 302 782 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
48  Grenada 344 133 103,328 300 777 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
49  American Samoa (US) 197 76 57,100 290 751 July 1, 2015 Official annual estimate
50  Saint Lucia 617 238 178,844 290 751 July 1, 2017 UN projection
51  Vietnam 331,212 127,882 93,700,000 283 733 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
52  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 150 109,557 282 730 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
53  Trinidad and Tobago 5,155 1,990 1,356,633 263 681 July 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
54  Pakistan 803,940 310,403 211,708,000 263 682 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
55  Jamaica 10,991 4,244 2,730,894 248 642 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
56 Unofficial flag of Guadeloupe (local).svg Guadeloupe 1,628.4 629 395,725 243 629 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
57  Liechtenstein 160 62 37,877 237 614 June 30, 2017 Official estimate
58  Qatar 11,571 4,468 2,700,390 233 603 February 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
59  Germany 357,168 137,903 82,665,600 231 598 June 30, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
60  Luxembourg 2,586 998 590,667 228 591 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
61  Kuwait 17,818 6,880 4,007,000 225 583 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
62  Cayman Islands (UK) 259 100 55,456 214 554 October 10, 2010 Final 2010 census result
63  Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,266,149 214 554 July 1, 2018 Official projection
64  North Korea 120,540 46,541 25,610,672 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
65  Nigeria 923,768 356,669 195,875,237 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
66  Seychelles 455 176 95,821 211 546 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
67   Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,482,200 205 531 December 31, 2017 Official provisional figure
68 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China PR 6,703,664 2,588,299 1,376,720,365 205 531 July 1, 2016
69  Italy 301,308 116,336 60,497,174 201 521 November 30, 2017 Monthly official estimate
70  Gambia 10,690 4,127 2,101,000 197 510 July 1, 2017 UN projection
71    Nepal 147,181 56,827 28,825,709 196 508 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
72  British Virgin Islands (UK) 151 58 29,537 196 508 2010 Official estimate
73  Antigua and Barbuda 442 171 86,295 195 505 May 27, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
74  Saint Kitts and Nevis 270 104 51,970 192 497 July 1, 2009 Official estimate
75  São Tomé and Príncipe 1,001 386 187,356 187 484 May 13, 2012 2012 census result
76  Andorra 464 179 80,209 173 448 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
77  Kosovo[6] 10,910 4,212 1,783,531 163 422 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
78  Kiribati 726 280 115,300 159 412 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
79  Malawi 118,484 45,747 18,622,000 157 407 July 1, 2017 UN projection
80  Uganda 241,551 93,263 37,673,800 156 404 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
81  Tokelau (NZ) 10 4 1,499 150 388 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
82 Flag of Saba.svg Saba (Netherlands) 13 5 1,947 150 388 January 1, 2016
83  Wales 20,779 8,023 3,113,200 150 388 January 1, 2016
84 Flag of Sint Eustatius.svg Sint Eustatius (Netherlands) 21 8 3,193 152 394 July 1, 2015 Official annual estimate
85  Federated States of Micronesia 701 271 104,600 149 386 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
86  Isle of Man 572 221 83,314 146 378 April 24, 2016 2016 census result
87  Cyprus 5,896 2,276 854,800 145 376 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
88  Guatemala 108,889 42,042 15,806,675 145 376 June 30, 2014 Annual Official estimate
89  Tonga 720 278 100,651 140 363 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
90  Anguilla (UK) 96 37 13,452 140 363 May 11, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
91  Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 261,890,900 138 357 July 1, 2017 Official projection
92  Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,610,055 135 350 January 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
93  Denmark 43,098 16,640 5,785,864 134 347 April 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
94  Thailand 513,120 198,117 68,414,000 133 344 July 1, 2017 UN projection
95  Cape Verde 4,033 1,557 537,661 133 344 July 1, 2017 Official projection
96  Northern Ireland 14,130 5,456 1,876,695 133 344 January 1, 2017
97  Togo 56,600 21,853 7,178,000 127 329 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
98  France 543,965 210,026 67,206,000 124 321 March 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
99  Poland 312,685 120,728 38,426,000 123 319 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
100 Flag of Kurdistan.svg Iraqi Kurdistan 46,861 18,093 5,754,770 123 319 July 1, 2017
101  Ghana 238,533 92,098 28,956,587 121 313 July 1, 2017 Official projection
102  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 457 176 53,883 118 306 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
103  United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,856,000 118 306 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
104  Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,898,085 114 295 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
105  Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,159,967 114 295 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
106  Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,309,573 112 290 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
107  Slovakia 49,036 18,933 5,435,343 111 287 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
108  Austria 83,879 32,386 8,830,487 105 272 April 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
109  Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,799,000 105 272 January 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
110  Moldova 33,843 13,067 3,550,900 105 272 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
111  Turkey 783,562 302,535 80,810,525 103 267 December 31, 2017 Annual official estimate
112  Cuba 109,884 42,426 11,239,224 102 264 December 31, 2016 Official annual estimate
113  Slovenia 20,273 7,827 2,066,161 102 264 July 1, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
114  Armenia 29,743 11,484 2,972,900 100 259 January 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
115  Albania 28,703 11,082 2,876,591 100 259 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
116  Syria 185,180 71,498 18,270,000 99 256 July 1, 2017 UN projection
117  Sierra Leone 71,740 27,699 7,075,641 99 256 December 4, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
118  Benin 112,622 43,484 11,002,578 98 254 July 1, 2017 Official projection
119  Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,531,950 98 255 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
120  Costa Rica 51,100 19,730 4,947,490 97 251 June 30, 2017 Official estimate
121  Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 97,025,688 97 251 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
122  Dominica 739 285 71,293 96 249 May 14, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
123  Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 101,853,000 96 249 July 1, 2016 UN projection
124  Northern Cyprus[7] 3,355 1,295 313,626 93 241 2014 Official estimate
125  Spain 505,990 195,364 46,549,045 92 238 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
126  Cambodia 181,035 69,898 16,316,136 90 233 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
127  Serbia 77,474 29,913 6,925,188 89 231 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
128  Kenya 581,834 224,647 50,950,879 88 228 July 1, 2018 UN projection
129  Iraq [8] 387,267 149,525 34,255,250 88 228 July 1, 2018 UN projection
130  Greece 131,957 50,949 10,768,193 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
131  Romania 238,391 92,043 19,638,000 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
132  Macedonia 25,713 9,928 2,073,702 81 210 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
133  Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,363,426 80 207 March 29, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
134  Honduras 112,492 43,433 9,012,229 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official projection
135  Senegal 196,722 75,955 15,256,346 78 202 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
136  Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,679,092 78 201 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
137  Timor-Leste 14,919 5,760 1,167,242 78 202 July 11, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
138  French Polynesia (France) 3,521 1,359 268,270 76 197 August 22, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
139  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 497 192 37,910 76 197 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
140  Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 24,295,000 75 194 July 1, 2017 UN projection
141  Lesotho 30,355 11,720 2,233,339 74 192 July 1, 2017 UN projection
142  Croatia 56,542 21,831 4,154,213 73 189 December 31, 2016 Annual official estimate
143  Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 19,632,147 73 189 July 1, 2017 Annual official projection
144  Brunei 5,765 2,226 422,678 73 189 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
145  Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 32,120,500 72 186 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
146  Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,446,300 70 181 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
147  Ukraine[9] 603,000 232,820 42,322,028 70 181 April 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
148  Samoa 2,831 1,093 197,448 70 181 July 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
149  Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 19,772 3,511,372 69 179 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
150 Flag of Ireland.svg Republic of Ireland 70,273 27,133 4,757,976 68 176 April 24, 2016 Official census figures
151  Scotland 80,240 30,981 5,404,700 67.357 174.454 March 1, 2015
152  Swaziland 17,364 6,704 1,145,970 66 171 July 1, 2017 Official projection
153  Norfolk Island (Australia) 35 14 2,302 66 171 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
154  Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,050,034 64 166 December 31, 2017 Official annual estimate
155  Cook Islands (NZ) 237 92 14,974 63 163 December 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
156  Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 124,286,623 63 163 March 31, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
157  Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,250,000 62 161 July 1, 2017 UN projection
158  Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,931,000 62 161 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
159  Ecuador 276,841 106,889 16,999,777 61 159 May 27, 2018 Official projection
160  Tanzania 881,288 340,267 52,895,594 60 155 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
161  Panama 74,177 28,640 4,158,783 56 145 July 1, 2018 Official projection
162  Georgia 69,700 26,911 3,718,200 53 137 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
163  Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,717,176 52 135 July 1, 2017 UN projection
164  Nicaragua 121,428 46,884 6,262,703 52 135 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
165  Cameroon 466,050 179,943 23,794,164 51 132 January 1, 2018 Official projection
166  Iran 1,648,195 636,372 81,486,800 49 128 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
167  Montserrat (UK) 102 39 4,922 48 124 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
168  Wallis and Futuna (France) 274 106 13,135 48 124 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
169  Fiji 18,333 7,078 869,458 47 122 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
170  South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 56,521,900 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
171  Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,491,900 46 119 January 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
172 Flag of Afghanistan (2004–2013).svg Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 29,724,323 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
173  Montenegro 13,812 5,333 622,387 45 117 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
174  Eritrea 121,100 46,757 5,482,000 45 117 July 1, 2017 UN projection
175  Liberia 97,036 37,466 4,289,520 44 114 July 1, 2017 Official projection
176  Madagascar 587,041 226,658 25,571,000 44 114 July 1, 2017 UN projection
177  Equatorial Guinea 28,051 10,831 1,222,442 44 114 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
178  Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 49,781,894 44 113 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
179  Palau 488 188 20,901 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
180  Guinea-Bissau 36,125 13,948 1,553,822 43 111 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
181  Lithuania 65,300 25,212 2,802,047 43 111 May 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
182  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14 5 550 39 101 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
183  Djibouti 23,000 8,880 864,618 38 98 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
184  Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 14,542,235 37 96 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
185  Saint Helena (UK) 122 47 4,534 37 96 February 7, 2016 2016 census result
186  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 84,004,989 36 93 July 1, 2018 UN projection
187  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,399 540 48,244 34 88 April 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
188  Venezuela 916,445 353,841 31,431,164 34 88 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
189  Mozambique 799,380 308,642 27,128,530 34 88 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
190  United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 327,204,390 33 86 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
191  Kyrgyzstan 199,945 77,199 6,140,200 31 80 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
192  Latvia 64,562 24,928 1,923,500 30 78 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
193  Estonia 45,339 17,505 1,315,635 29 75 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
194  Bahamas 13,940 5,382 386,870 28 73 July 1, 2018 Official projection
195  Laos 236,800 91,429 6,492,400 27.417 71.010 March 1, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
196  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 242 2,605 6,081 25 65 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
197  Peru 1,285,216 496,225 31,826,018 25 65 July 1, 2017 Official projection
198  Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 209,102,597 25 64 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
199  Angola 1,246,700 481,354 29,250,009 23 60 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
200  Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 23 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
201  Somalia 637,657 246,201 14,743,000 23 60 July 1, 2017 UN projection
202  Solomon Islands 28,370 10,954 651,700 23 60 July 1, 2016 Official annual estimate
203  Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,164,342 23 58 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
204  Zambia 752,612 290,585 16,405,229 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
205  Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 40,782,742 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
206  Vanuatu 12,190 4,707 272,459 22 57 December 31, 2016 Official mini-census result
207  Bhutan 38,394 14,824 800,352 21 54 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
208  South Sudan 644,329 248,777 12,575,714 20 52 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
209  Uruguay 176,215 68,037 3,493,205 20 52 June 30, 2017 Official annual projection
210  Åland Islands (Finland) 1,552 599 28,502 18 47 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
211  Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 41,697,498 18 47 July 1, 2017 Official projection
212  Niger 1,186,408 458,075 21,477,348 18 47 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
213  New Zealand 270,467 104,428 4,881,413 18 47 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
214  Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,151,300 18 47 July 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
215  Paraguay 406,752 157,048 7,052,983 17 44 July 1, 2018 Official projection
216  Belize 22,965 8,867 387,879 17 44 June 30, 2017 Official annual estimate
217  Norway 323,782 125,013 5,302,778 16 41 April 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
218  Finland 338,424 130,666 5,513,708 16 41 March 31, 2017 Official monthly estimate
219  Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,044,811 16 41 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
220  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 33,905,320 16 41 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
221  Republic of the Congo 342,000 132,047 5,261,000 15.4 39.9 July 1, 2017 UN projection
222  Mali 1,248,574 482,077 18,542,000 15 39 July 1, 2017 UN projection
223  Christmas Island (Australia) 137 53 2,072 15 39 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
224  New Caledonia (France) 18,575 7,172 258,958 14 36 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
225 Flag of Xinjiang Uyghur.png Xinjiang Autonomous Region 1,664,897 642,820 23,600,000 14.2 36.8 June 9, 2015 Weekly official estimate
226  Oman 309,500 119,499 4,183,841 14 36 June 9, 2015 Weekly official estimate
227  Turkmenistan 491,210 189,657 5,758,000 12 31 July 1, 2017 UN projection
228  Chad 1,284,000 495,755 14,900,000 12 31 July 1, 2017 UN projection
229  Ascension Island (UK) 88 34 880 10 26 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
230  Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,145,770 10 26 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
231  Russia[10] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,809,643 9 23 August 1, 2017 Official estimate
232  Gabon 267,667 103,347 2,025,137 8 21 July 1, 2017 UN projection
233  Central African Republic 622,436 240,324 4,659,080 7 18 July 1, 2017 UN projection
234  Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 18,096,900 7 18 October 1, 2017 Official monthly estimate
235  Niue (NZ) 261 101 1,613 6 16 September 10, 2011 Final 2011 census result
236  Guyana 214,999 83,012 784,894 4 10 2010 Official estimate
237  Libya 1,770,060 683,424 6,374,616 4 10 July 1, 2017 UN projection
238  Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 37,117,050 4 10 May 27, 2018 Official estimate
239  Botswana 581,730 224,607 2,024,904 3.5 9 August 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
240 Flag of Mauritania (1959–2017).svg Mauritania 1,030,700 397,955 3,461,041 3.4 9 2013 Official estimate
241  Iceland 102,775 39,682 346,750 3.4 9 September 30, 2017 Official estimate
242  Suriname 163,820 63,251 534,189 3.3 9 August 13, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
243  Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 24,947,556 3 8 May 27, 2018 Official estimate
244  Namibia 825,118 318,580 2,413,643 2.9 8 July 1, 2018 Official projection
245  French Guiana (France) 86,504 33,399 244,118 2.8 7 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
246 Flag of Tibet.svg Tibet Autonomous Region 1,228,400 474,288 3,180,000 2.6 7 July 1, 2015 align=left
247 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Western Sahara[11] 252,120 97,344 552,628 2.2 5.7 July 1, 2017 UN projection
248  Mongolia 1,564,100 603,902 3,000,000 1.9 4.9 January 24, 2015 Official estimate
249  Tristan da Cunha (UK) 207 80 266 1.3 3.4 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
250  Pitcairn Islands (UK) 47 18 56 1.2 3.1 2013 2013 census result
251  Falkland Islands (UK)[12] 12,173 4,700 2,563 0.21 0.54 April 15, 2012 2012 census result
252  Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 61,399 23,706 2,655 0.04 0.10 September 1, 2012 Official estimate
253  Greenland (Denmark) 2,166,000 836,297 55,877 0.03 0.08 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source

Density of the most populous countries[edit]

This list consists of the one hundred most populous countries (see also List of countries and dependencies by population).

Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source
1  Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 164,568,744 1,143 2,960 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
2  Taiwan 36,193 13,974 23,572,049 651 1,686 January 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
3  South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,635,256 515 1,334 July 1, 2018 Annual official projection
4  Rwanda 26,338 10,169 12,001,136 456 1,181 July 1, 2018 Official projection
5  Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,224,317 415 1,074 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
6  Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,112,945 411 1,064 July 1, 2018 UN projection
7  India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,332,266,837 405 1,050 May 27, 2018 India Population clock
8  Israel 22,072 8,522 8,860,920 401 1,040 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
9  Burundi 27,816 10,740 10,681,186 384 995 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
10  Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,403,187 374 969 February 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
11  Philippines 300,000 115,831 105,930,160 353 915 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
12  Japan 377,944 145,925 126,490,000 335 868 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
13  Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,444,000 327 847 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
14  Vietnam 331,212 127,882 93,700,000 283 733 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
15  United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 65,648,000 271 702 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
16  Pakistan 803,940 310,403 211,708,000 263 682 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
17  Germany 357,168 137,903 82,665,600 231 598 June 30, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
18  Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,266,149 214 554 July 1, 2018 Official projection
19  North Korea 122,762 47,399 25,610,672 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
20  Nigeria 923,768 356,669 195,875,237 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
21   Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,482,200 205 531 December 31, 2017 Official provisional figure
22  Italy 301,308 116,336 60,497,174 201 521 November 30, 2017 Monthly official estimate
23    Nepal 147,181 56,827 28,825,709 196 508 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
24  Malawi 118,484 45,747 18,622,000 157 407 July 1, 2017 UN projection
25  Uganda 241,551 93,263 37,673,800 156 404 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
26  Guatemala 108,889 42,042 15,806,675 145 376 June 30, 2014 Annual Official estimate
27  China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,391,149,228 144 374 May 27, 2018 Official estimate
28  Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 261,890,900 138 357 July 1, 2017 Official projection
29  Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,610,055 135 350 January 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
30  Thailand 1,513,120 584,219 68,414,000 133 344 July 1, 2017 UN projection
31  France 543,965 210,026 67,196,000 124 321 February 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
32  Poland 312,685 120,728 38,426,000 123 319 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
33  Ghana 238,533 92,098 28,956,587 121 313 July 1, 2017 Official projection
34  United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,856,000 118 306 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
35  Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,898,085 114 295 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
36  Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,159,967 114 295 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
37  Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,309,573 112 290 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
38  Austria 83,879 32,386 8,830,487 105 272 April 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
39  Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,799,000 105 272 January 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
40  Turkey 783,562 302,535 80,810,525 103 267 December 31, 2017 Annual official estimate
41  Cuba 109,886 42,427 11,239,224 102 264 December 31, 2016 Annual official estimate
42  Syria 185,180 71,498 18,270,000 99 256 July 1, 2017 UN estimate
43  Benin 112,622 43,484 11,002,578 98 254 July 1, 2017 Official projection
44  Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,531,950 98 255 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
45  Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 97,025,688 97 251 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
46  Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 101,853,000 96 249 July 1, 2016 UN projection
47  Spain 503,783 194,512 46,549,045 92 238 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
48  Iraq 434,128 167,618 38,274,618 88 228 July 1, 2017 UN projection
49  Cambodia 181,035 69,898 15,848,495 88 228 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
50  Kenya 581,834 224,647 50,950,879 88 228 July 1, 2018 UN projection
51  Greece 131,957 50,949 10,768,193 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
52  Romania 238,391 92,043 19,638,000 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
53  Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,363,426 80 207 March 29, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
54  Honduras 112,088 43,277 9,012,229 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official projection
55  Senegal 196,722 75,955 15,256,346 78 202 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
56  Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,679,092 78 201 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
57  Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 24,295,000 75 194 July 1, 2017 UN projection
58  Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 19,632,147 73 189 July 1, 2017 Annual official projection
59  Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 32,120,500 72 186 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
60  Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,446,300 70 181 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
61  Ukraine[9] 603,000 232,820 42,322,028 70 181 April 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
62  Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 124,286,623 63 163 March 31, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
63  Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,250,000 62 161 July 1, 2017 UN projection
64  Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,931,000 62 161 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
65  Ecuador 276,841 106,889 16,999,777 61 159 May 27, 2018 Official projection
66  Tanzania 883,749 341,217 54,199,163 61 158 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
67  Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,717,176 52 135 July 1, 2017 UN projection
68  Cameroon 466,050 179,943 23,248,044 50 129 January 1, 2017 Official projection
69  Iran 1,648,195 636,372 81,486,800 49 128 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
70  South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 56,521,900 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
71  Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 29,724,323 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
72  Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,491,900 46 119 January 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
73  Madagascar 587,041 226,658 25,571,000 44 114 July 1, 2017 UN projection
74  Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 49,781,894 44 113 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
75  Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 14,542,235 37 96 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
76  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 84,004,989 36 93 July 1, 2018 UN projection
77  Venezuela 916,445 353,841 31,431,164 34 88 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
78  Mozambique 799,380 308,642 27,128,530 34 88 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
79  United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 327,204,390 33 86 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
80  Peru 1,285,216 496,225 31,826,018 25 65 July 1, 2017 Official projection
81  Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 209,102,597 25 64 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
82  Angola 1,246,700 481,354 28,359,634 23 60 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
83  Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 23 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
84  Somalia 637,657 246,201 14,743,000 23 60 July 1, 2017 UN projection
85  Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,164,342 23 58 May 27, 2018 Official population clock
86  Zambia 752,612 290,585 16,405,229 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
87  Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 40,782,742 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
88  South Sudan 644,329 248,777 12,575,714 20 52 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
89  Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 41,697,498 18 47 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
90  Niger 1,186,408 458,075 21,477,348 18 47 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
91  Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,151,300 18 47 July 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
92  Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,044,811 16 41 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
93  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 33,905,320 16 41 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
94  Mali 1,248,574 482,077 18,542,000 15 39 July 1, 2017 UN projection
95  Chad 1,284,000 495,755 14,900,000 12 31 July 1, 2017 UN projection
96  Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,145,770 10 26 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
97  Russia[10] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,809,643 9 23 August 1, 2017 Official estimate
98  Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 17,186,000 6 16 February 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
99  Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 37,117,050 4 10 May 27, 2018 Official estimate
100  Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 24,947,556 3 8 May 27, 2018 Official estimate
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "World Population Prospects". 
  2. ^ "Eurostat-Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface(TGM)table". European Commission. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Territory claimed by Spain.
  4. ^ Borders and area of Palestinian autonomy are not final
  5. ^ Commonwealth of the United States.
  6. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  7. ^ Recognized only by Turkey
  8. ^ Excluding the population and area of Iraqi Kurdistan, which cover governorates of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Halabja and Dohuk. But including Kirkuk Governorate and Diyala Governorate
  9. ^ a b Excludes Crimea
  10. ^ a b Including the population and area of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and City of Sevastopol, Ukraine's administrative areas on the Crimean Peninsula which are claimed by Russia.
  11. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  12. ^ Islands claimed by Argentina.