List of countries by real population density based on food growing capacity

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List of countries ordered by physiological density.

Ranking[edit]

Rank Country Population
(July 2005 est.)
Land Area
(km²)
% of arable land
(2005 est.)
Arable Land
(km²)
Population Density
(pop per km²)
Real Population Density
(pop per km² of arable land)
-  World 6,447,437,283 148,940,000 13.31% 19,823,914 43 325
1  Singapore 4,425,720 682.7 1.47% 10 6,483 440,998
2  Hong Kong S.A.R. (PRC) 6,898,686 1,042 5.05% 53 6,621 131,101
3  Djibouti 476,703 22,980 0.04% 9 21 51,861
4  Bahrain 688,345 665 2.82% 19 1,035 36,706
5  Kuwait 2,335,648 17,820 0.84% 150 131 15,603
6 Palestinian National Authority Gaza Strip 1,376,289 360 29% 104 3,823 13,183
7  Puerto Rico (US) 3,911,810 8,870 3.69% 327 441 11,952
8  Oman 3,003,265 212,460 0.12% 255 14 11,780
9  U.S. Virgin Islands (US) 108,708 346 5.71% 20 314 11,141
10  French Polynesia (France) 270,735 3,660 0.75% 27 74 9,863
11  Maldives 349,106 300 13.33% 40 1,164 8,730
12  Guam (US) 168,564 541.3 3.64% 20 311 8,555
13  Seychelles 81,188 455 2.17% 10 178 8,223
14  Andorra 70,549 468 2.13% 10 151 7,077
15  Western Sahara 360,684 266,000 0.02% 53 1 6,780
16  United Arab Emirates 4,086,602 82,880 0.77% 638 49 6,404
17  Bermuda (UK) 65,365 53.3 20.00% 11 1,226 6,132
18  The Bahamas 301,790 10,070 0.58% 58 30 5,167
19  Aruba (Netherlands) 96,976 193 10.53% 20 502 4,772
20  Kiribati 103,176 811 2.74% 22 127 4,643
21  Qatar 863,051 11,437 1.64% 188 75 4,601
22  Martinique (France) 432,900 1,060 9.09% 96 408 4,493
23  Grenada 89,527 344 5.88% 20 260 4,426
24  Cayman Islands (UK) 44,340 262 3.85% 10 169 4,396
25  Saint Lucia 166,312 606 6.45% 39 274 4,255
26  Iceland 296,737 100,250 0.07% 70 3 4,229
27  Malta 398,534 316 31.25% 99 1,261 4,036
28  New Caledonia (France) 216,662 18,575 0.32% 59 12 3,645
29  Brunei 361,110 5,270 2.08% 110 69 3,294
30  Solomon Islands 538,133 27,540 0.62% 171 20 3,152
31  South Korea 48,640,671 98,190 16.58% 16,280 495 2,988
32  Marshall Islands 59,096 181.3 11.11% 20 326 2,934
33  Taiwan 22,701,079 32,260 24.00% 7,742 704 2,932
34  Japan 127,537,189 374,744 11.64% 43,620 340 2,924
35  American Samoa (US) 57,881 199 10.00% 20 291 2,909
36  San Marino 28,880 61.2 16.67% 10 472 2,831
37  Federated States of Micronesia 108,082 702 5.71% 40 154 2,696
38  Egypt 77,561,884 995,450 2.92% 29,067 78 2,668
39  Papua New Guinea 5,554,512 452,860 0.49% 2,219 12 2,503
40 Palestinian National Authority West Bank 2,385,615 5,640 16.90% 953 423 2,503
41  Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 220,095 960 10% 96 229 2,293
42  Lebanon 3,829,722 10,452 16.35% 1,673 374 2,290
43  Sri Lanka 20,504,264 64,740 13.96% 9,038 317 2,269
44  Sao Tome and Principe 187,604 1,001 8.33% 83 187 2,250
45  Guadeloupe (France) 448,713 1,706 11.70% 200 263 2,248
46  Réunion (France) 776,948 2,507 13.94% 349 310 2,223
47  Netherlands 16,407,491 33,883 21.96% 7,441 484 2,205
48  Israel 6,742,915 20,330 15.45% 3,141 332 2,147
49  Colombia 43,100,021 1,038,700 2.01% 20,878 41 2,064
50  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 20,569 430 2.33% 10 48 2,053
51  Bangladesh 144,319,628 133,910 55.39% 74,173 1,078 1,946
52   Switzerland 7,489,370 39,770 9.91 3,941 188 1,900
53  Jordan 5,759,732 91,971 3.32% 3,053 63 1,886
54  Costa Rica 4,018,756 50,660 4.40% 2,229 79 1,803
55  Barbados 278,870 431 37.21% 160 647 1,739
56  French Guiana (France) 195,506 89,150 0.13% 116 2 1,687
57  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 117,534 389 17.95% 70 302 1,683
58  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 48,307 1,399 2.14% 30 35 1,614
59  Jamaica 2,736,513 10,831 15.83% 1,715 253 1,596
60  Philippines 87,857,473 300,000 19% 56,652 295 1,551
61  Mauritania 3,086,859 1,030,400 0.20% 2,061 3 1,498
62  Isle of Man (UK) 75,049 572 9% 51 131 1,458
63  Dominica 72,125 754 6.67% 50 96 1,434
64  Trinidad and Tobago 1,075,066 5,128 14.62% 750 210 1,434
65  Yemen 20,745,098 527,970 2.91% 15,364 39 1,350
66  Malaysia 23,966,096 328,550 5.46% 17,939 73 1,336
67  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 80,362 477 13.04% 62 168 1,292
68  Vietnam 83,535,576 325,360 20.14% 65,528 257 1,275
69    Nepal 27,676,547 143,350 16.07% 21,984 202 1,259
70  Mauritius 1,242,821 2,030 49.02% 995 612 1,249
71  Belgium 10,364,388 30,278 27.42% 8,302 342 1,248
72  Slovenia 2,011,070 20,151 8.53% 1,719 100 1,170
73  Indonesia 228,895,746 1,826,440 11.03% 201,456 125 1,136
74  United Kingdom 60,441,457 241,590 23.23% 56,121 250 1,077
75  Haiti 8,298,163 27,560 28.11% 7,747 301 1,071
76  El Salvador 6,711,676 20,720 31.37% 6,500 324 1,033
77  Sierra Leone 5,874,481 71,620 7.95% 5,694 82 1,032
78  Vanuatu 206,090 12,200 1.64% 200 17 1,030
79  Tanzania 37,770,570 886,037 4.23% 37,479 43 1,008
80  Venezuela 25,269,177 882,050 2.85% 25,138 29 1,005
81  People's Republic of China 1,306,313,812 9,326,410 14.86% 1,385,905 140 943
82  Democratic Republic of the Congo 60,473,510 2,267,600 2.86% 64,853 27 932
83  Cape Verde 418,837 4,033 11.41% 460 104 910
84  Liberia 2,902,179 96,320 3.43% 3,304 30 878
85  Comoros 671,638 2,170 35.87% 778 310 863
86  Guinea 9,452,670 245,857 4.47% 10,990 38 860
87  Burundi 7,795,426 25,650 35.57% 9,124 304 854
88  Antigua and Barbuda 68,722 442.6 18.18% 80 155 854
89  Somalia 8,752,449 627,337 1.64% 10,288 14 851
90  Guatemala 12,182,548 108,430 13.22% 14,334 112 850
91  North Korea 22,912,177 120,410 22.40% 26,972 190 849
92  East Timor 1,041,806 15,007 8.20% 1,231 69 847
93  Ecuador 13,363,593 276,840 5.71% 15,808 17 845
94  Liechtenstein 33,717 160 25% 40 211 843
95  Dominican Republic 9,088,094 48,380 22.49% 10,881 188 835
96  Pakistan 158,781,792 778,720 24.44% 190,319 204 834
97  Rwanda 9,378,226 24,948 45.56% 11,366 376 825
98  Wallis and Futuna (France) 16,025 274 7.14% 20 58 819
99  Chile 15,995,043 748,800 2.62% 19,619 21 815
100  Saudi Arabia 26,417,599 1,960,582 1.67% 32,742 13 807
101  Eritrea 4,669,638 121,320 4.78% 5,799 38 787
102  Suriname 460,495 161,470 0.36% 581 3 792
103  Tonga 112,445 718 20% 144 157 783
104  Cyprus 780,133 9,240 10.81% 999 84 781
105  Saint Kitts and Nevis 38,958 261 19.44% 51 149 768
106  Kenya 34,911,779 569,250 8.01% 45,597 61 766
107  Peru 28,051,105 1,280,000 2.88% 36,864 22 761
108  Luxembourg 468,571 2,586 23.94% 619 181 757
109  India 1,093,563,426 2,973,190 48.83% 1,451,809 368 753
110  Italy 58,103,033 294,020 26.41% 77,651 198 748
111  British Virgin Islands (UK) 22,643 153 20.00% 31 148 740
112  Tajikistan 6,814,791 142,700 6.52% 9,304 48 732
113  Republic of the Congo 3,602,269 341,500 1.45% 4,952 11 727
114  Germany 82,431,390 349,223 33.13% 115,698 236 712
115  Honduras 7,167,902 111,890 9.53% 10,663 64 672
116  Laos 6,217,141 230,800 4.01% 9,255 27 672
117  Malawi 12,974,924 94,080 20.68% 19,456 138 667
118  Portugal 10,566,212 91,951 17.29% 15,898 115 665
119  Uganda 28,199,390 199,710 21.57% 43,077 141 655
120  Ethiopia 73,053,286 1,119,683 10.01% 112,080 65 652
121  Albania 3,563,112 27,398 20.10% 5,507 130 647
122  Swaziland 1,138,227 17,203 10.25% 1,763 66 646
123  Lesotho 2,118,091 30,355 10.87% 3,300 70 642
124  Madagascar 18,312,163 581,540 5.03% 29,251 31 626
125  Armenia 2,982,904 28,400 16.78% 4,766 105 626
126  Guinea-Bissau 1,414,159 28,000 8.31% 2,327 51 608
127  Bhutan 654,897 47,000 2.30% 1,081 14 606
128  Uzbekistan 26,851,195 425,400 10.51% 44,710 63 601
129  Austria 8,184,691 82,444 16.59% 13,677 99 598
130  Georgia 4,677,401 69,700 11.51% 8,022 67 583
131  The Gambia 1,595,086 10,000 27.88% 2,788 160 572
132  Panama 3,140,232 75,990 7.26% 5,517 41 569
133  Norway 4,593,041 307,860 2.70% 8,312 15 553
134  Ghana 22,025,680 230,940 17.54% 40,507 95 544
135  Cook Islands [1] 21,388 240 16.67% 40 89 535
136  Côte d'Ivoire 17,298,040 318,000 10.23% 32,531 54 532
137  Palau 20,303 458 8.70% 40 44 510
138  Senegal 11,860,429 192,000 12.51% 24,019 62 494
139  Myanmar 46,595,675 657,740 14.92% 98,135 71 475
140  Mozambique 20,154,010 784,090 5.43% 42,576 26 473
141  Botswana 1,759,832 585,370 0.65% 3,805 3 463
142  Iraq 26,074,906 432,162 13.12% 56,700 60 460
143  Montserrat (UK) 9,341 102 20% 20 92 458
144  Thailand 64,185,502 511,770 27.54% 140,941 125 455
145  Azerbaijan 8,015,567 86,100 20.62% 17,754 93 451
146  Gabon 1,395,690 257,667 1.21% 3,118 5 448
147  Fiji 893,586 18,270 10.95% 2,001 49 447
148  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,430,494 51,129 19.61% 10,026 87 442
149  Equatorial Guinea 567,232 28,051 4.63% 1,299 20 437
150  Mexico 106,202,903 1,923,040 12.66% 243,457 55 436
151  Algeria 32,560,735 2,381,740 3.17% 75,501 14 431
152  Nigeria 128,765,768 910,768 33.02% 300,736 141 428
153  Kyrgyzstan 5,146,281 191,300 6.55% 12,530 27 411
154  Iran 64,737,226 1,636,000 9.78% 160,001 40 405
155  Belize 281,289 22,806 3.05% 696 12 404
156  Syria 18,448,752 184,050 24.80% 45,644 100 404
157  Greece 10,668,354 130,800 20.45% 26,749 82 399
158  Morocco 32,793,012 446,300 19% 84,797 73 387
159  Zimbabwe 12,160,782 386,670 8.24% 31,862 31 382
160  Afghanistan 29,928,987 647,500 12.13% 78,542 46 381
161  Slovakia 5,431,363 48,800 29.23% 14,264 111 381
162  Tunisia 10,079,380 155,360 17.05% 26,489 65 381
163  Cambodia 13,526,825 176,520 20.44% 36,081 77 375
164  Macedonia 2,045,262 24,856 22.01% 5,471 82 374
165  Cuba 11,326,153 110,860 27.63% 30,631 102 370
166  Sweden 9,001,774 410,934 5.93% 24,368 22 369
167  Angola 11,706,954 1,246,700 2.65% 33,038 9 354
168  Ireland 4,015,676 68,890 16.82% 11,587 58 347
169  Czech Republic 10,241,138 77,276 38.82% 29,999 133 341
170  Samoa 208,937 2,934 21.13% 620 71 337
171  France (Metropolitan) 60,656,178 545,630 33.46% 182,568 111 332
172  Serbia and Montenegro 10,828,899 102,136 33.18% 33,889 106 320
173  Libya 5,765,563 1,759,540 1.03% 18,123 3 318
174  Brazil 186,112,794 8,456,510 6.93% 586,036 22 318
175  Poland 38,557,984 304,465 40.25% 122,547 127 315
176  Croatia 4,495,904 56,414 25.82% 14,566 80 309
177  Nicaragua 5,469,181 120,254 14.81% 17,810 45 307
178  Turkey 69,660,559 770,760 29.81% 229,764 90 303
179  South Africa 44,344,136 1,219,912 12.10% 147,609 36 300
180  Spain 40,341,462 499,542 27.18% 135,776 81 297
181  Benin 7,649,360 110,620 23.53% 26,029 69 294
182  Bolivia 8,857,870 1,084,390 2.78% 30,146 8 294
183  Cameroon 17,261,467 469,440 12.54% 58,868 37 293
184  Burkina Faso 13,903,886 273,800 17.66% 48,353 51 288
185  New Zealand 4,035,461 268,021 5.54% 14,848 15 272
186  Chad 9,400,658 1,259,200 2.80% 35,258 7 267
187  Finland 5,223,442 304,473 6.54% 19,913 17 262
188  Estonia 1,332,893 43,211 12.05% 5,207 31 256
189  Uruguay 3,424,889 173,620 7.77% 13,490 20 254
190  Namibia 2,028,356 825,418 0.99% 8,172 2 248
191  Mali 11,379,386 1,220,000 3.76% 45,872 9 248
192  Romania 22,329,977 230,340 39.49% 90,961 97 245
193  Denmark 5,432,335 42,394 52.59% 22,295 128 244
194  Mongolia 2,865,994 1,564,116 0.76% 11,887 2 241
195  Moldova 4,340,177 33,371 54.52% 18,194 130 239
196  Sudan 37,762,842 2,376,000 6.78% 161,093 16 234
197  Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (France) 7,012 242 12.50% 30 29 232
198  Bulgaria 7,450,349 110,550 29.94% 33,099 67 225
199  Togo 5,399,991 54,385 44.20% 24,038 99 225
200  Turkmenistan 4,932,743 488,100 4.51% 22,013 10 224
201  Central African Republic 4,237,703 622,984 3.10% 19,313 7 219
202  Hungary 10,006,835 92,340 49.58% 45,782 108 219
203  Zambia 11,115,381 740,724 6.99% 51,777 15 215
204  Paraguay 6,351,059 397,300 7.47% 29,678 16 214
205  United States 295,734,134 9,161,923 18.01% 1,650,062 32 179
206  Belarus 9,809,130 207,600 26.77% 55,575 47 177
207  Guyana 765,283 196,850 2.23% 4,390 4 174
208  Ukraine 46,959,420 603,700 53.80% 324,791 78 145
209  Argentina 39,537,943 2,736,690 10.03% 274,490 14 144
210  Saint Helena (UK) 7,479 413 12.90% 53 18 140
211  Latvia 2,290,237 63,589 28.19% 17,926 36 128
212  Lithuania 3,596,617 65,200 44.81% 29,216 55 123
213  Russia 142,775,578 16,995,800 7.17% 1,218,599 8 117
214  Niger 12,162,856 1,266,700 11.43% 144,784 10 84
215  Canada 32,386,378 9,093,507 4.57% 415,573 4 78
216  Niue [1] 2,166 260 11.54% 30 8 72
217  Kazakhstan 15,185,844 2,669,800 8.28% 221,059 6 69
218  Australia 20,090,437 7,617,930 6.15% 468,503 3 43
219  Monaco 32,409 1.95 0% 0 16,620 -
220  Macau S.A.R. (PRC) 449,198 28.2 0% 0 15,929 -
221  Gibraltar (UK) 27,884 6.5 0% 0 4,290 -
222   Vatican City 921 0.44 0% 0 2,093 -
223  Jersey (UK) 90,812 116 0% 0 783 -
224  Nauru 13,048 21 0% 0 621 -
225  Tuvalu 11,634 26 0% 0 447 -
226  Tokelau (New Zealand) 1,405 10 0% 0 141 -
227  Anguilla (UK) 13,116 102 0% 0 129 -
228  Norfolk Island (Australia) 1,828 34.6 0% 0 3 -
229  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 628 14 0% 0 3 -
230  Christmas Island (Australia) 361 135 0% 0 3 -
231  Falkland Islands (UK) 2,967 12,173 0% 0 0.2 -
232  Svalbard (Norway) 2,701 62,049 0% 0 0.04 -
233  Greenland (Denmark) 56,375 2,166,086 0% 0 0.03 -

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  1. ^ a b Self-governing state in free association with New Zealand

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