List of sovereign states and dependent territories by population density

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Population density (people per km2) by country

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

Methodology[edit]

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 2012 estimates 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 recognized 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: 503,492,041 on January 1, 2012,[2] area: 4,324,782 km2). See also: List of regional organizations by population.
  • The most densely populated sovereign nation is Monaco, with a population density of 18,068 people/km2.
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 7,190,589,500 53 137 September 22, 2014 USCB's world population clock
 World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,190,589,500 48 124 September 22, 2014 USCB's World population clock
 World (with water) 510,072,000 196,940,000 7,190,589,500 14 36 September 22, 2014 USCB's World population clock
1  Macau (China)[3] 29 11 614,500 21,190 54,882 March 31, 2014 Official quarterly estimate
2  Monaco 2 1 36,950 18,475 47,850 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
3  Singapore 716 276 5,399,200 7,669 19,863 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
4  Hong Kong (China)[4] 1,104 426 7,219,700 6,557 16,983 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
5  Gibraltar (UK)[5] 7 3 29,752 4,250 11,007 2011 Official estimate
6   Vatican City 0.44 0.17 800 1,818 4,709 2012 Official estimate
7  Bahrain 757 292 1,234,571 1,631 4,224 April 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
8  Malta 315 122 416,055 1,321 3,421 November 20, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
9  Bermuda (UK) 53 20 64,237 1,212 3,139 May 20, 2010 Final 2010 census result
10  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 34 13 37,429 1,101 2,852 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
11  Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 157,013,026 1,090.38 2,824.08 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
12  Maldives 298 115 317,280 1,065 2,758 2010 Official estimate
13  Jersey (UK) 116 45 97,857 844 2,186 March 27, 2011 2011 census result
14  Guernsey (UK) 78 30 62,431 800 2,072 March 31, 2010 Official estimate
15  Palestine[6] 6,020 2,324 4,420,549 734 1,901 2013 Official estimate
16  Saint Martin (France) 54 21 36,979 685 1,774 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
17  Taiwan[7] 36,191 13,973 23,392,036 646 1,673 June 30, 2014 Monthly official estimate
18  Barbados 430 166 274,200 638 1,652 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
19  Mauritius 2,040 788 1,259,838 618 1,601 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
20  Mayotte (France) 374 144 212,600 568 1,471 August 21, 2012 2012 census result
21  San Marino 61 24 32,382 531 1,375 May 31, 2013 Monthly official estimate
22  Aruba (Netherlands) 193 75 101,484 526 1,362 September 29, 2010 2010 census result
23  South Korea 100,210 38,691 50,423,955 503 1,303 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
24  Lebanon 10,452 4,036 4,966,000 487 1,261 July 1, 2014 UN projection
25  Nauru 21 8 9,945 474 1,228 October 30, 2011 2011 census result
26  Tuvalu 26 10 11,323 436 1,129 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
27  Saint Barthélemy (France) 21 8 8,938 426 1,103 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
28  Rwanda 25,314 9,774 10,537,222 416 1,077 August 15, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
29  Puerto Rico (US)[8] 8,868 3,424 3,667,084 414 1,072 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
30  Netherlands 41,526 16,033 16,869,035 406.23 1,052.13 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
31  Haiti 27,065 10,450 10,745,665 397 1,028 2014 Official projection
32  Comoros 1,861 719 724,300 389 1,008 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
33  India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,249,582,342 380.13 984.54 September 22, 2014 India Population clock
34  Israel 22,072 8,522 8,237,100 373.19 966.56 September 22, 2014 Official population clock[9]
35  Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,203,787 367 951 July 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
36  Martinique (France) 1,128 436 394,173 349 904 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
37  Burundi 27,816 10,740 9,420,248 339 878 July 1, 2013 UN Estimate
38  Curaçao (Netherlands) 444 171 150,563 339 878 March 26, 2011 2011 census result
39  Japan 377,915 145,914 127,100,000 336 870 May 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
40  Philippines 300,000 115,831 100,281,695 334.27 865.76 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
41  Réunion (France) 2,512 970 821,136 327 847 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
42  Marshall Islands 181 70 56,086 310 803 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
43  Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 20,277,597 309 800 March 21, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
44  United States Virgin Islands (US) 352 136 106,405 302 782 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
45  El Salvador 21,040 8,124 6,340,000 301 780 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
46  Grenada 344 133 103,328 300 777 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
47  Guam (US) 541 209 159,358 295 764 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
48  American Samoa (US) 197 76 55,519 282 730 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
49  Saint Lucia 617 238 166,526 270 699 May 10, 2010 Preliminary 2010 census result
50  Vietnam 331,212 127,882 88,780,000 268 694 2012 Official estimate
51  United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 64,105,700 262 679 July 1, 2013 Annual official estimate
52  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 150 100,892 259 671 July 1, 2009 Official estimate
53  Trinidad and Tobago 5,155 1,990 1,328,019 258 668 January 9, 2011 2011 census result
54  Guadeloupe (France) 1,630 629 403,355 247 640 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
55  Jamaica 10,991 4,244 2,711,476 247 640 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
56  Pakistan 803,940 310,403 187,641,876 233.4 604.51 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
57  Liechtenstein 160 62 36,842 230 596 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
58  Germany 357,123 137,886 80,781,000 226 585 November 30, 2013 Monthly official estimate
59  Cayman Islands (UK) 259 100 55,456 214 554 October 10, 2010 Final 2010 census result
60  Luxembourg 2,586 998 537,000 208 539 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
61  Italy 301,308 116,336 60,762,320 202 523 February 28, 2014 Monthly official estimate
62  Kuwait 17,818 6,880 3,582,054 201 521 December 31, 2010 Official estimate
63  Seychelles 455 176 90,945 200 518 August 26, 2010 Final 2010 census result
64   Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,160,900 198 513 March 31, 2014 Quarterly provisional figure
65  Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 9,445,281 197 510 December 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
66  North Korea 122,762 47,399 24,052,231 196 508 October 1, 2008 Final 2008 census result
67  British Virgin Islands (UK) 151 58 29,537 196 508 2010 Official estimate
68  Antigua and Barbuda 442 171 86,295 195 505 May 27, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
69  Nigeria 923,768 356,669 178,517,000 193 500 July 1, 2014 UN projection
70  Saint Kitts and Nevis 270 104 51,970 192 497 July 1, 2009 Official estimate
71  São Tomé and Príncipe 1,001 386 187,356 187 484 May 13, 2012 2012 census result
72    Nepal 147,181 56,827 26,494,504 180 466 June 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
73  Qatar 11,571 4,468 2,024,707 175 453 October 31, 2013 Monthly official estimate
74  Gambia 10,690 4,127 1,849,000 173 448 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
 Kosovo[10] 10,910 4,212 1,815,606 166 430 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
75  Andorra 464 179 76,246 164 425 2012 Official estimate
76  Isle of Man (UK) 572 221 84,497 148 383 March 27, 2011 2011 census result
77  Kiribati 726 280 106,461 147 381 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
78  Cyprus 5,896 2,276 862,000 146 378 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
79  Tonga 720 278 104,270 145 376 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
80  Federated States of Micronesia 701 271 101,351 145 376 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
81  Guatemala 108,889 42,042 15,438,384 142 368 June 30, 2013 Official estimate
82  China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,366,877,024 141.78 367.21 September 22, 2014 Official estimate
83  Uganda 241,551 93,263 34,131,400 141 365 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
84  Tokelau (NZ) 10 4 1,411 141 365 October 18, 2011 Final 2011 census result
85  Anguilla (UK) 96 37 13,452 140 363 May 11, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
86  Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,517,400 133 344 April 1, 2014 Quarterly official estimate
87  Denmark 1,910,931 737,815 5,634,437 132 342 July 1, 2014 Official projection
88  Thailand 513,120 198,117 65,926,261 131 339 April 1, 2014 Quarterly official estimate
89  Indonesia 1,910,931 737,815 237,828,271 124 321 September 1, 2010 2010 census result
90  Poland 312,685 120,728 38,496,000 123 319 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
91  Cape Verde 4,033 1,557 491,875 122 316 June 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
92  Malawi 118,484 45,747 14,388,600 121 313 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
93  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 457 176 53,883 118 306 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
94  France 543,965 210,026 63,970,000 118 306 March 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
95  Syria 185,180 71,498 21,377,000 115 298 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
96  Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,562,178 115 298 March 21, 2011 Final 2011 census result
97  Slovakia 49,036 18,933 5,410,728 110 285 March 31, 2013 Official estimate
98  Togo 56,600 21,853 6,191,155 109 282 November 6, 2010 Final 2010 census result
99  Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,477,100 109 282 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
100  Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,879,000 106 275 January 1, 2014 Annual official estimate
101  Moldova 33,843 13,067 3,559,500 105 272 January 1, 2012 Official estimate
102  Ghana 238,533 92,098 24,658,823 103 267 September 26, 2010 Final 2010 census result
103  Cuba 109,886 42,427 11,163,934 102 264 September 15, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
104  Armenia 29,743 11,484 3,024,100 102 264 2012 Official estimate
105  Slovenia 20,273 7,827 2,063,853 102 264 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
106  Austria 83,879 32,386 8,504,850 101 262 January 1, 2014 Official quarterly estimate
107  Turkey 783,562 302,535 76,667,864 100 259 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
108  United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 8,264,070 99 256 2010 Official estimate
109  Albania 28,703 11,082 2,821,977 98 254 October 1, 2011 2011 census result
110  Dominica 739 285 71,293 96 249 May 14, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
111  Spain 503,783 194,512 46,609,700 93 241 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
112  Serbia 77,474 29,913 7,241,295 93 241 January 1, 2012 Official estimate
113  Benin 112,622 43,484 10,323,000 92 238 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
114  Costa Rica 51,100 19,730 4,667,096 91 236 2013 Official estimate
115  Malaysia 330,803 127,724 30,367,000 92 238 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
 Northern Cyprus 3,355 1,295 294,906 88 228 December 4, 2011 2011 census result
116  Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 87,191,497 86.98 225.27 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
117  Sierra Leone 71,740 27,699 6,092,000 85 220 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
118  Romania 238,391 92,043 20,121,641 84 218 October 20, 2011 Final 2011 census result
119  Cambodia 181,035 69,898 15,184,116 84 218 July 1,2014 Official annual projection
120  Greece 131,957 50,949 11,123,034 84 218 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
121  Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 87,952,991 83 215 July 1, 2014 Official projection
122  Iraq 434,128 167,618 36,004,552 83 215 July 1, 2014 Annual official projection
123  Macedonia 25,713 9,928 2,062,294 80 207 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
124  Kenya 581,834 224,647 45,546,000 78 202 July 1, 2014 UN projection
125  Burma 676,577 261,228 51,419,420 76 197 March 29, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
126  Croatia 56,542 21,831 4,290,612 76 197 March 31, 2011 2011 census result
127  French Polynesia (France) 3,521 1,359 268,270 76 197 August 22, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
128  Honduras 112,088 43,277 8,385,072 75 194 2012 Official estimate
129  Ukraine[11] 603,628 233,062 45,377,581 75 194 April 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
130  Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 19,772 3,839,737 75 194 June 30, 2011 Official estimate
131  Morocco 446,550 172,414 33,384,037 74.76 193.63 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
132  Jordan 89,342 34,495 6,634,452 74.26 192.33 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
133  Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 23,202,000 72 186 2012 Official estimate
134  Swaziland 17,364 6,704 1,250,000 72 186 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
135  Timor-Leste 14,919 5,760 1,066,409 71 184 July 11, 2010 Final 2010 census result
136  Senegal 196,722 75,955 13,567,338 69 179 2013 Official estimate
137  Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 30,492,800 69 179 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
138  Lesotho 30,355 11,720 2,074,000 68 176 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
139  Brunei 5,765 2,226 393,162 68 176 June 20, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
140  Samoa 2,831 1,093 187,820 66 171 November 7, 2011 Final 2011 census result
141  Tunisia 163,610 63,170 10,777,500 66 171 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
142  Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,282,041 66 171 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
143  Caribbean Netherlands (Netherlands) 322 124 21,133 66 171 January 1, 2011 Official estimate
144  Norfolk Island (Australia) 35 14 2,302 66 171 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
145  Ireland 70,273 27,133 4,585,400 65 168 April 2012 Official estimate
146  Georgia 69,700 26,911 4,483,800 64 166 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
147  Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 17,322,796 64 166 2013 Official estimate
148  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 497 192 31,458 63 163 January 25, 2012 2012 census result
149  Cook Islands (NZ) 237 92 14,974 63 163 December 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
150  Ecuador 255,595 98,686 15,830,500 62 160 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
151  Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 119,713,203 61 158 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
152  Equatorial Guinea 28,051 10,831 1,622,000 58 150 2010 Official estimate
153  Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,160,000 57 148 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
154  Yemen 455,000 175,676 24,527,000 54 140 2012 Official estimate
155  Eritrea 121,100 46,757 6,333,000 52 135 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
156  Tanzania 883,749 341,217 44,928,923 51 132 August 26, 2012 2012 census result
157  Nicaragua 121,428 46,884 6,071,045 50 129 June 30, 2012 Official estimate
158  Montserrat (UK) 102 39 4,922 48 124 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
159  Wallis and Futuna (France) 274 106 13,135 48 124 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
160  Iran 1,648,195 636,372 77,760,329 47.18 122.19 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
161  Fiji 18,333 7,078 858,038 47 122 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
162  Panama 74,177 28,640 3,405,813 46 119 May 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
163  Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,469,200 46 119 July 1, 2014 Quarterly official estimate
164  Lithuania 65,300 25,212 2,944,459 45 117 January 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
165  Montenegro 13,812 5,333 620,029 45 117 April 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
166  Guinea 245,857 94,926 10,824,200 44 114 2010 Official estimate
167  Cameroon 466,050 179,943 20,386,799 44 114 2012 Official estimate
168  South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 52,981,991 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
169  Palau 488 188 20,901 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
170  Guinea-Bissau 36,125 13,948 1,520,830 42 109 March 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
171  Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 47,785,745 41.85 108.4 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
172  Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 25,500,100 39 101 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
173  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14 5 550 39 101 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
174  Djibouti 23,000 8,880 864,618 38 98 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
175  Liberia 97,036 37,466 3,476,608 36 93 March 21, 2008 Final 2008 census result
176  Madagascar 587,041 226,658 20,696,070 35 91 2011 Official estimate
177  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 122 47 4,255 35 91 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
178  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,399 540 48,244 34 88 April 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
179  Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 12,973,808 33 85 August 17, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
180  United States 9,826,675 3,794,101 318,781,415 32.44 84.02 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
181  Venezuela 916,445 353,841 28,946,101 32 83 October 30, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
182  Latvia 64,562 24,928 2,005,200 31 80 January 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
183  Mozambique 799,380 308,642 23,700,715 29.6 77 2012 Official estimate
184  Estonia 43,432 16,769 1,311,870 30.2 78 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
185  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 69,360,000 29.6 77 July 1, 2014 UN projection
186  Laos 236,800 91,429 6,580,800 27.8 72 2013 Official estimate
187  Kyrgyzstan 199,945 77,199 5,551,900 27.8 72 2012 Official estimate
188  Bahamas 13,940 5,382 351,461 25.2 65 May 3, 2010 Final 2010 census result
189  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 242 93 6,081 25.1 65 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
190  Peru 1,285,216 496,225 30,475,144 23.7 61 June 30, 2013 Official estimate
191  Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 203,183,114 23.86 61.8 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
192  Chile 756,096 291,930 16,634,603 22 57 April 9, 2012 Final 2012 census result
193  Vanuatu 12,190 4,707 264,652 21.7 56 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
194  Sweden 449,964 173,732 9,684,858 21.5 56 May 31, 2014 Monthly official estimate
195  Bhutan 38,394 14,824 752,004 19.6 51 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
196  Uruguay 175,016 67,574 3,286,314 18.8 49 September 30, 2011 Final 2011 census result
197  Åland Islands (Finland) 1,552 599 28,502 18.4 48 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
198  Solomon Islands 28,370 10,954 515,870 18.2 47 November 23, 2009 2009 census result
199  Finland 338,424 130,666 5,460,459 18 47 June 30, 2014 Monthly official estimate
200  South Sudan 644,329 248,777 11,296,000 17.5 45 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
201  Zambia 752,612 290,585 13,092,666 17.4 45 October 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
202  Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 30,894,000 16.8 44 April 22, 2008 2008 census result
203  New Zealand 270,467 104,428 4,528,899 16.74 43.37 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
204  Angola 1,246,700 481,354 20,609,294 16.5 43 2012 Official estimate
205  Paraguay 406,752 157,048 6,672,631 16.4 42 2012 Official estimate
206  Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 38,700,000 16.2 42 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
207  Norway 323,782 125,013 5,063,709 15.6 40 March 31, 2013 Quarterly official estimate
208  Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 7,398,500 16 41 July 1, 2013 Annual official estimate
209  Christmas Island (Australia) 137 53 2,072 15.1 39 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
210  Somalia 637,657 246,201 9,331,000 14.6 38 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
211  Niger 1,186,408 458,075 17,129,076 14.4 37 December 10, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
212  Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 40,117,096 14.4 37 October 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
213  Belize 22,965 8,867 322,453 14 36 May 12, 2010 Final 2010 census result
214  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 29,994,272 14 36 2013 Annual official estimate
215  New Caledonia (France) 18,575 7,172 258,958 13.9 36 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
216  Republic of the Congo 342,000 132,047 4,448,000 13 34 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
217  Oman 309,500 119,499 3,831,553 12.4 32 February 28, 2013 Monthly official estimate
218  Mali 1,248,574 482,077 14,528,662 11.6 30 April 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
219  Turkmenistan 491,210 189,657 5,240,000 10.7 27.7 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
220  Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 10,389,913 9.46 24.5 November 21, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
221  Chad 1,284,000 495,755 11,274,106 8.78 22.7 May 20, 2009 Preliminary 2009 census result
222  Russia 17,075,400 6,592,849 143,700,000 8.42 21.8 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
223  Central African Republic 622,436 240,324 4,616,000 7.42 19.2 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
224  Gabon 267,667 103,347 1,672,000 6.25 16.2 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
225  Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 17,186,000 6.31 16 February 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
226  Niue (NZ) 261 101 1,613 6.18 16.0 September 10, 2011 Final 2011 census result
227  Guyana 214,999 83,012 784,894 3.65 9.45 2010 Official estimate
228  Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 35,701,966 3.58 9.26 September 22, 2014 Official estimate
229  Libya 1,770,060 683,424 6,202,000 3.5 9.06 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
230  Botswana 581,730 224,607 2,024,904 3.48 9.01 August 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
231  Mauritania 1,030,700 397,955 3,461,041 3.36 8.70 2013 Official estimate
232  Suriname 163,820 63,251 534,189 3.26 8.44 August 13, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
233  Iceland 102,800 39,691 323,810 3.15 8.16 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
234  Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 23,606,204 3.07 7.95 September 22, 2014 Official estimate
235  French Guiana (France) 86,504 33,399 229,040 2.65 6.86 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
236  Namibia 825,118 318,580 2,113,077 2.56 6.63 August 28, 2011 Final 2011 census result
237  Western Sahara[12] 252,120 97,344 567,000 2.25 5.83 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
238  Mongolia 1,564,100 603,902 2,754,685 1.76 4.56 November 11, 2010 2010 census result
239  Pitcairn Islands (UK) 47 18 66 1.4 3.63 2008 2008 census result
240  Falkland Islands (UK)[13] 12,173 4,700 2,563 0.21 0.54 April 15, 2012 2012 census result
241  Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 61,399 23,706 2,655 0.04 0.10 September 1, 2012 Official estimate
242  Greenland (Denmark) 2,166,000 836,297 56,370 0.03 0.08 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km²) Area (mi²) Population Density
(pop./km²)
Density
(pop./mi²)
Date Population source

Secondary table[edit]

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

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 7,190,589,500 53 137 September 22, 2014 USCB's World population clock
 World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,190,589,500 48 124 September 22, 2014 USCB's World population clock
 World (with water) 510,072,000 196,940,000 7,190,589,500 14 36 September 22, 2014 USCB's World population clock
1  Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 157,013,026 1,090.38 2,824.08 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
2  South Korea 100,210 38,691 50,423,955 503 1,303 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
3  Rwanda 25,314 9,774 10,537,222 416 1,077 August 15, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
4  Netherlands 41,526 16,033 16,869,035 406.23 1,052.13 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
5  Haiti 27,065 10,450 10,745,665 397 1,028 2014 Official projection
6  Dominican Republic 24,596 9,497 9,445,281 384 995 December 1, 2013 Final 2010 census result
7  India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,249,582,342 380.13 984.54 September 22, 2014 India Population clock
8  Israel 22,072 8,522 8,237,100 373.19 966.56 September 22, 2014 Official population clock[14]
9  Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,203,787 367 951 July 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
10  Burundi 27,816 10,740 9,420,248 339 878 July 1, 2013 UN Estimate
11  Japan 377,915 145,914 127,100,000 336 870 May 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
12  Philippines 300,000 115,831 100,281,695 334.27 865.76 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
13  Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 20,277,597 309 800 March 21, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
14  Vietnam 331,212 127,882 88,780,000 268 694 2012 Official estimate
15  United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 64,105,700 262 679 July 1, 2013 Annual official estimate
16  Pakistan 803,940 310,403 187,641,876 233.4 604.51 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
17  Germany 357,123 137,886 80,781,000 226 585 November 30, 2013 Monthly official estimate
18  Italy 301,308 116,336 60,762,320 202 523 February 28, 2014 Monthly official estimate
19   Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,160,900 198 513 March 31, 2014 Quarterly provisional figure
20  Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 9,445,281 197 510 December 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
21  North Korea 122,762 47,399 24,052,231 196 508 October 1, 2008 Final 2008 census result
22  Nigeria 923,768 356,669 178,517,000 193 500 July 1, 2014 UN projection
23    Nepal 147,181 56,827 26,494,504 180 466 June 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
24  Guatemala 108,889 42,042 15,438,384 142 368 June 30, 2013 Official estimate
25  China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,366,877,024 141.78 367.21 September 22, 2014 Official estimate
26  Uganda 241,551 93,263 34,131,400 141 365 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
27  Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,517,400 133 344 April 1, 2014 Quarterly official estimate
28  Indonesia 1,910,931 737,815 252,164,800 132 342 July 1, 2014 Official projection
29  Thailand 513,120 198,117 65,926,261 128 332 September 1, 2010 2010 census result
30  Poland 312,685 120,728 38,496,000 123 319 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
31  Malawi 118,484 45,747 14,388,600 121 313 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
32  France 543,965 210,026 63,970,000 118 306 March 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
33  Syria 185,180 71,498 21,377,000 115 298 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
34  Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,562,178 115 298 March 21, 2011 Final 2011 census result
35  Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,477,100 109 282 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
36  Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,879,000 106 275 January 1, 2014 Annual official estimate
37  Ghana 238,533 92,098 24,658,823 103 267 September 26, 2010 Final 2010 census result
38  Cuba 109,886 42,427 11,163,934 102 264 September 15, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
39  Austria 83,879 32,386 8,504,850 101 262 January 1, 2014 Official quarterly estimate
40  Turkey 783,562 302,535 76,667,864 100 259 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
41  United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 8,264,070 99 256 2010 Official estimate
42  Spain 503,783 194,512 46,609,700 93 241 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
43  Benin 112,622 43,484 10,323,000 92 238 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
44  Malaysia 330,803 127,724 30,367,000 92 238 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
45  Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 87,191,497 86.98 225.27 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
46  Romania 238,391 92,043 20,121,641 84 218 October 20, 2011 Final 2011 census result
47  Cambodia 181,035 69,898 15,184,116 84 218 July 1,2014 Official annual projection
48  Greece 131,957 50,949 11,123,034 84 218 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
49  Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 87,952,991 83 215 July 1, 2014 Official projection
50  Iraq 434,128 167,618 36,004,552 83 215 July 1, 2014 Annual official projection
51  Burma 676,577 261,228 51,419,420 76 197 March 29, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
52  Kenya 581,834 224,647 45,546,000 78 202 July 1, 2014 UN projection
53  Ukraine[15] 603,628 233,062 45,377,581 75 194 April 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
54  Honduras 112,088 43,277 8,385,072 75 194 2012 Official estimate
55  Morocco 446,550 172,414 33,384,037 74.76 193.63 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
56  Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 23,202,000 72 186 2012 Official estimate
57  Senegal 196,722 75,955 13,567,338 69 179 2013 Official estimate
58  Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 30,492,800 69 179 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
59  Tunisia 163,610 63,170 10,777,500 66 171 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
60  Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,282,041 66 171 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
61  Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 17,322,796 64 166 2013 Official estimate
62  Ecuador 255,595 98,686 15,830,500 62 160 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
63  Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 119,713,203 61 158 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
64  Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,160,000 57 148 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
65  Yemen 455,000 175,676 24,527,000 54 140 2012 Official estimate
66  Tanzania 883,749 341,217 44,928,923 51 132 August 26, 2012 2012 census result
67  Iran 1,648,195 636,372 77,760,329 47.18 122.19 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
68  Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,469,200 46 119 July 1, 2014 Quarterly official estimate
69  Guinea 245,857 94,926 10,824,200 44 114 2010 Official estimate
70  Cameroon 466,050 179,943 20,386,799 44 114 2012 Official estimate
71  South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 52,981,991 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
72  Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 47,785,745 41.85 108.4 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
73  Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 25,500,100 39 101 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
74  Madagascar 587,041 226,658 20,696,070 35 91 2011 Official estimate
75  Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 12,973,808 33 85 August 17, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
76  United States 9,826,675 3,794,101 318,781,415 32.44 84.02 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
77  Venezuela 916,445 353,841 28,946,101 32 83 October 30, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
78  Mozambique 799,380 308,642 23,700,715 30 78 2012 Official estimate
79  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 69,360,000 29.6 77 July 1, 2014 UN projection
80  Peru 1,285,216 496,225 30,475,144 24 62 June 30, 2013 Official estimate
81  Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 203,183,114 23.86 61.8 September 22, 2014 Official population clock
82  Chile 756,096 291,930 16,634,603 22 57 April 9, 2012 Final 2012 census result
83  Sweden 449,964 173,732 9,684,858 21.5 56 May 31, 2014 Monthly official estimate
84  South Sudan 644,329 248,777 11,296,000 18 47 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
85  Zambia 752,612 290,585 13,092,666 17 44 October 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
86  Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 30,894,000 17 44 April 22, 2008 2008 census result
87  Angola 1,246,700 481,354 20,609,294 17 44 2012 Official estimate
88  Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 38,700,000 16 41 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
89  Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 7,398,500 16 41 July 1, 2013 Annual official estimate
90  Somalia 637,657 246,201 9,331,000 15 39 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
91  Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 40,117,096 14 36 October 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
92  Niger 1,186,408 458,075 17,129,076 14 36 December 10, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
93  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 29,994,272 14 36 2013 Annual official estimate
94  Mali 1,248,574 482,077 14,528,662 12 31 April 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
95  Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 10,389,913 9 23 November 21, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
96  Chad 1,284,000 495,755 11,274,106 9 23 May 20, 2009 Preliminary 2009 census result
97  Russia 17,075,400 6,592,849 143,700,000 8 21 January 1,2014 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 35,701,966 3.58 9.26 September 22, 2014 Official estimate
100  Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 23,606,204 3.07 7.95 September 22, 2014 Official estimate
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (2013). "World Population Prospects". The 2012 revision. United Nations. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ Eurostat, population at 1 January (2001-2012)
  3. ^ Current Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Former Portuguese colony, it definitively reverted to Chinese sovereignty on December 20, 1999.
  4. ^ Current Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Former British colony, it definitively returned to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997.
  5. ^ Territory claimed by Spain.
  6. ^ Borders and area are pending outcome of peace negotiations with Israel.
  7. ^ Partially recognized state, claimed by the People's Republic of China as one of its provinces.
  8. ^ Commonwealth of the United States.
  9. ^ Calculated based on average growth since last census
  10. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  11. ^ Includes Crimea and Sevastopol.
  12. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  13. ^ Islands claimed by Argentina.
  14. ^ Calculated based on average growth since last census
  15. ^ Includes Crimea and Sevastopol.