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 7,637,095,000 57 148 July 17, 2018 USCB's world population clock
 World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,637,095,000 51 132 July 17, 2018 USCB's World population clock
 World (with water) 510,072,000 196,940,000 7,637,095,000 15 39 July 17, 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 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
8  Malta 315 122 475,701 1,510 3,911 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
9  Maldives 298 115 378,114 1,269 3,287 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
10  Bermuda (UK) 52 20 63,779 1,227 3,178 May 21, 2016 2016 Census Preliminary Report
11  Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 34 13 40,535 1,192 3,087 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
12  Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 164,855,670 1,145 2,965 July 17, 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 Mayotte 374 144 256,518 686 1,777 September 5, 2017 2017 census result
17  Barbados 430 166 286,388 666 1,725 July 1, 2018 UN projection
18 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 6,093,509 597 1,546 July 1, 2018 UN projection
22  Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 180 69 105,668 587 1,520 June 14, 2018 [1]
23  San Marino 61 24 33,326 546 1,414 March 31, 2018 Monthly official estimate
24 Zanzibar 2,461 950 1,303,569 530 1,373 August 31, 2017
25  South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,635,256 515 1,334 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
26  Nauru 21 8 10,800 514 1,331 July 1, 2016 Annual estimate
27  Rwanda 26,338 10,169 12,001,136 456 1,181 July 1, 2018 Official projection
28 Saint Barthelemy (France) 21 8 9,427 449 1,163 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
29  Curaçao (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 363.91 141 161,573 444 1,150 June 16, 2018 [2]
30  Tuvalu 26 10 11,323 436 1,129 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
31  Comoros 1,861 719 806,153 433 1,121 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
33  Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,238,240 415 1,075 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
34  Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,112,945 411 1,064 July 1, 2018 UN projection
35  India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,334,437,397 406 1,051 July 17, 2018 Population clock based on 2011 census
36  Israel 22,072 8,522 8,883,655 402 1,042 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
37  Burundi 27,816 10,740 10,681,186 384 995 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
38  Puerto Rico (US)[5] 8,868 3,424 3,337,177 376 974 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
39  Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,409,388 374 969 May 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
40  Philippines 300,000 115,831 106,177,000 354 917 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
41  Guam (US) 541 209 184,200 340 881 July 1, 2015 Official annual estimate
42 Reunion 2,503.7 967 850,996 340 881 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
43  Japan 377,944 145,925 126,490,000 335 868 May 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
44 Martinique 1,128 436 376,847 334 865 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
45  Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,444,000 327 847 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
46  El Salvador 21,040 8,124 6,581,940 313 811 July 1, 2017 Official projection
47  Marshall Islands 181 70 56,086 310 803 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
48  United States Virgin Islands (US) 352 136 106,405 302 782 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
49  Grenada 344 133 103,328 300 777 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
50  Saint Lucia 617 238 179,667 291 754 July 1, 2018 UN projection
51  American Samoa (US) 197 76 57,100 290 751 July 1, 2015 Official annual estimate
52  Vietnam 331,212 127,882 94,660,000 286 741 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
53  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 150 109,557 282 730 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
54  Pakistan 803,940 310,403 212,269,000 264 684 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
55  Trinidad and Tobago 5,155 1,990 1,356,633 263 681 July 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
56  Jamaica 10,991 4,244 2,730,894 248 642 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
57 Guadeloupe 1,628.4 629 395,725 243 629 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
58  Liechtenstein 160 62 37,877 237 614 June 30, 2017 Official estimate
59  Qatar 11,571 4,468 2,700,390 233 603 February 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
60  Luxembourg 2,586 998 602,005 233 603 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
61  Germany 357,168 137,903 82,740,900 232 601 September 30, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
62  Kuwait 17,818 6,880 4,007,000 225 583 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
63 Cayman Islands 259 100 55,456 214 554 October 10, 2010 Final 2010 census result
64  Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,266,149 214 554 July 1, 2018 Official projection
65  North Korea 120,540 46,541 25,610,672 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
66  Nigeria 923,768 356,669 195,875,237 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
67  Seychelles 455 176 95,821 211 546 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
68   Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,492,956 206 534 March 31, 2018 Official provisional figure
69  Gambia 10,690 4,127 2,163,765 202 523 July 1, 2018 UN projection
70  Italy 301,308 116,336 60,483,973 201 521 December 31, 2017 Monthly official estimate
71    Nepal 147,181 56,827 29,291,746 199 515 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
72  British Virgin Islands (UK) 151 58 29,537 196 508 July 1, 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 1,798,506 165 427 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
78  Malawi 118,484 45,747 19,164,728 162 420 July 1, 2018 UN projection
79  Uganda 241,551 93,263 38,823,100 161 417 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
80  Kiribati 726 280 115,300 159 412 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
81  Guatemala 108,889 42,042 17,245,346 158 409 July 1, 2018 UN projection
82  Tokelau (NZ) 10 4 1,499 150 388 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
83 Saba (Netherlands) 13 5 1,947 150 388 January 1, 2016
85 Sint Eustatius (Netherlands) 21 8 3,193 152 394 July 1, 2015 Official annual estimate
86  Federated States of Micronesia 701 271 104,600 149 386 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
87  Isle of Man 572 221 83,314 146 378 April 24, 2016 2016 census result
88  Cyprus 5,896 2,276 854,800 145 376 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
89  China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,392,981,822 144 374 July 17, 2018 Official estimate
90  Tonga 720 278 100,651 140 363 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
91  Anguilla (UK) 96 37 13,452 140 363 May 11, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
92  Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 265,015,300 139 360 July 1, 2018 Official projection
93  Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,613,350 135 350 April 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
94  Thailand 513,120 198,117 69,183,173 135 350 July 1, 2018 UN projection
95  Denmark 43,098 16,640 5,785,864 134 347 April 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
96  Cape Verde 4,033 1,557 544,081 133 344 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
98  Togo 56,600 21,853 7,352,000 130 337 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
99  France 543,965 210,026 67,247,000 124 321 June 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
100  Ghana 238,533 92,098 29,614,337 124 321 January 1, 2018 Official projection
101  Poland 312,685 120,728 38,426,000 123 319 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
102 Iraqi Kurdistan 46,861 18,093 5,754,770 123 319 July 1, 2017
103  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 457 176 53,883 118 306 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
104  United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,856,000 118 306 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
104  Adjara 2,880 1,112 336,077 117 303 July 1, 2014
105  Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,898,085 114 295 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
105  Transnistria 4,163 1,607 475,665 114 295 October 14, 2015 [3]
106  Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,196,636 114 296 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
107  Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,291,027 112 290 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
108  Slovakia 49,036 18,933 5,443,120 111 287 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
110  Austria 83,879 32,386 8,830,487 105 272 April 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
109  Uzbekistan 447,400 172,742 30,522,596 107 277 January 1, 2018 Sum of Uzbekistan - Karakalpakstan area and population
111  Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,771,000 105 272 January 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
112  Moldova 33,843 13,067 3,550,900 105 272 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
113  Turkey 783,562 302,535 80,810,525 103 267 December 31, 2017 Annual official estimate
114  Cuba 109,884 42,426 11,221,060 102 264 December 31, 2017 Official annual estimate
115  Slovenia 20,273 7,827 2,066,880 102 264 January 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
116  Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 107,534,882 101 262 July 1, 2018 UN projection
117  Benin 112,622 43,484 11,362,269 101 262 July 1, 2018 Official projection
118  Armenia 29,743 11,484 2,972,900 100 259 January 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
119  Albania 28,703 11,082 2,870,324 100 259 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
120  Syria 185,180 71,498 18,284,407 99 256 July 1, 2018 UN projection
121  Sierra Leone 71,740 27,699 7,075,641 99 256 December 4, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
122  Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,595,700 99 255 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
123  Costa Rica 51,100 19,730 4,947,490 97 251 June 30, 2017 Official estimate
124  Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 97,306,802 97 251 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
125  Dominica 739 285 71,293 96 249 May 14, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
126  Northern Cyprus[7] 3,355 1,295 313,626 93 241 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
127  Spain 505,990 195,364 46,549,045 92 238 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
128  Cambodia 181,035 69,898 16,316,136 90 233 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
129  Serbia 77,474 29,913 6,925,188 89 231 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
130  Kenya 581,834 224,647 50,950,879 88 228 July 1, 2018 UN projection
131  Iraq [8] 387,267 149,525 34,255,250 88 228 July 1, 2018 UN projection
132  Greece 131,957 50,949 10,768,193 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
133  Romania 238,391 92,043 19,638,000 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
134  Macedonia 25,713 9,928 2,073,702 81 210 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
135  Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,363,426 80 207 March 29, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
136  Honduras 112,492 43,433 9,012,229 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official projection
137  Senegal 196,722 75,955 15,726,037 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official projection
138  Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,728,271 78 201 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
139  Timor-Leste 14,919 5,760 1,167,242 78 202 July 11, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
140  French Polynesia (France) 3,521 1,359 268,270 76 197 August 22, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
141  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 497 192 37,910 76 197 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
142  Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 24,295,000 75 194 July 1, 2017 UN projection
143  Lesotho 30,355 11,720 2,233,339 74 192 July 1, 2017 UN projection
144  Croatia 56,542 21,831 4,154,213 73 189 December 31, 2016 Annual official estimate
145  Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 19,632,147 73 189 July 1, 2017 Annual official projection
146  Brunei 5,765 2,226 422,678 73 189 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
- Khuzestan 64,055 24,732 4,711,000 74 192 July 1, 2016 [4]
147  Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,446,300 70 181 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
148  Ukraine[9] 603,000 232,820 42,300,723 70 181 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
149  Samoa 2,831 1,093 197,448 70 181 July 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
150  Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 19,772 3,511,372 69 179 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
151 Republic of Ireland 70,273 27,133 4,792,500 68 176 April 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
153  Swaziland 17,364 6,704 1,145,970 66 171 July 1, 2017 Official projection
154 Bonaire 294 114 19,408 66 171 January 1, 2016 [5]
155  Norfolk Island (Australia) 35 14 2,302 66 171 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
155  Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,050,034 64 166 December 31, 2017 Official annual estimate
156  Cook Islands (NZ) 237 92 14,974 63 163 December 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
157  Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 124,286,623 63 163 March 31, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
158  Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,250,000 62 161 July 1, 2017 UN projection
159  Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,931,000 62 161 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
160  Ecuador 276,841 106,889 17,034,209 62 159 July 17, 2018 Official projection
161  Tanzania 881,288 340,267 52,895,594 60 155 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
162  Panama 74,177 28,640 4,158,783 56 145 July 1, 2018 Official projection
163  Georgia 69,700 26,911 3,729,600 54 140 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
164  Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,717,176 52 135 July 1, 2017 UN projection
165  Nicaragua 121,428 46,884 6,262,703 52 135 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
166  Cameroon 466,050 179,943 23,794,164 51 132 January 1, 2018 Official projection
167  Iran 1,648,195 636,372 81,625,939 50 128 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
168  Montserrat (UK) 102 39 4,922 48 124 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
169 Wallis & Futuna (France) 274 106 13,135 48 124 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
170  Fiji 18,333 7,078 869,458 47 122 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
171  South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 56,521,900 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
172  Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,484,300 46 119 April 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
173 Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 29,724,323 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
174  Montenegro 13,812 5,333 622,387 45 117 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
175  Eritrea 121,100 46,757 5,482,000 45 117 July 1, 2017 UN projection
176  Liberia 97,036 37,466 4,289,520 44 114 July 1, 2017 Official projection
177  Madagascar 587,041 226,658 25,571,000 44 114 July 1, 2017 UN projection
178  Equatorial Guinea 28,051 10,831 1,222,442 44 114 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
179  Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 49,857,675 44 113 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
180  Palau 488 188 20,901 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
181  Guinea-Bissau 36,125 13,948 1,553,822 43 111 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
182  Lithuania 65,300 25,212 2,802,047 43 111 May 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
183  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14 5 550 39 101 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
184  Djibouti 23,000 8,880 864,618 38 98 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
185  Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 14,848,905 38 98 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
186  Saint Helena (UK) 122 47 4,534 37 96 February 7, 2016 2016 census result
187  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 84,004,989 36 93 July 1, 2018 UN projection
188  Mozambique 799,380 308,642 28,861,863 36 93 August 1, 2017 Official census result
189  Venezuela 916,445 353,841 31,828,110 35 91 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
190  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,399 540 50,844 34 88 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
191  United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 327,493,282 33 86 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
192  Kyrgyzstan 199,945 77,199 6,140,200 31 80 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
193  Latvia 64,562 24,928 1,923,500 30 78 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
194  Estonia 45,339 17,505 1,315,635 29 75 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
195  Bahamas 13,940 5,382 386,870 28 73 July 1, 2018 Official projection
195  Abkhazia 8,660 3,344 243,200 28 73 October 14, 2015
196  Laos 236,800 91,429 6,492,400 27 70 March 1, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
197 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 242 2,605 6,081 25 65 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
198  Peru 1,285,216 496,225 31,826,018 25 65 July 1, 2017 Official projection
199  Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 209,324,294 25 64 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
200  Somalia 461,537 178,200 11,234,820 24 62 July 1, 2017 UN projection
201  Angola 1,246,700 481,354 29,250,009 23 60 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
202  Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 23 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
203  Solomon Islands 28,370 10,954 651,700 23 60 July 1, 2016 Official annual estimate
204  Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,179,642 23 59 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
205  Zambia 752,612 290,585 16,405,229 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
206  Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 40,782,742 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
207  Vanuatu 12,190 4,707 272,459 22 57 December 31, 2016 Official mini-census result
208 Inner Mongolia 1,183,000 456,759 25,200,000 21.3 55 July 1, 2016
209  Bhutan 38,394 14,824 802,188 21 54 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
210  South Sudan 644,329 248,777 12,575,714 20 52 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
211  Somaliland 176,120 68,000 3,508,180 20 52 July 1, 2017
212  Åland Islands (Finland) 1,552 599 28,502 18 47 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
213  Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 41,697,498 18 47 July 1, 2017 Official projection
214  Niger 1,186,408 458,075 21,477,348 18 47 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
215  New Zealand 270,467 104,428 4,890,461 18 47 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
216  Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,151,300 18 47 July 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
217  Uruguay 176,215 68,037 2,990,452 17 44 June 30, 2018 Official annual projection
218  Paraguay 406,752 157,048 7,052,983 17 44 July 1, 2018 Official projection
219  Belize 22,965 8,867 387,879 17 44 June 30, 2017 Official annual estimate
220  Norway 323,782 125,013 5,302,778 16 41 April 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
221  Finland 338,424 130,666 5,513,708 16 41 March 31, 2017 Official monthly estimate
222  Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,044,811 16 41 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
222  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 33,905,320 16 41 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
222  Republic of the Congo 342,000 132,047 5,261,000 15.4 39.9 July 1, 2017 UN projection
223  Mali 1,248,574 482,077 18,542,000 15 39 July 1, 2017 UN projection
224  Christmas Island (Australia) 137 53 2,072 15 39 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
225  New Caledonia (France) 18,575 7,172 258,958 14 36 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
226  Oman 309,500 119,499 4,183,841 14 36 June 9, 2015 Weekly official estimate
227  Artsakh 11,458 4,424 150,932 13 34 October 14, 2015
228  Turkmenistan 491,210 189,657 5,758,000 12 31 July 1, 2017 UN projection
229  Chad 1,284,000 495,755 14,900,000 12 31 July 1, 2017 UN projection
230 Karakalpakstan 164,900 63,668 1,711,800 10.4 27 July 1, 2017
231  Ascension Island (UK) 88 34 880 10 26 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
232  Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,307,314 10 26 July 1, 2018 Official projection
233  Russia[10] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,877,088 9 23 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
234  Gabon 267,667 103,347 2,067,561 8 21 July 1, 2018 UN projection
235  Central African Republic 622,436 240,324 4,737,423 8 21 July 1, 2018 UN projection
236  Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 18,232,000 7 18 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
237  Niue (NZ) 261 101 1,613 6 16 September 10, 2011 Final 2011 census result
238  Guyana 214,999 83,012 782,225 4 10 July 1, 2018 UN projection
239  Libya 1,770,060 683,424 6,470,956 4 10 July 1, 2018 UN projection
240  Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 37,166,765 4 10 July 17, 2018 Official estimate
241  Botswana 581,730 224,607 2,024,904 3.5 9.1 August 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
242  Suriname 163,820 63,251 568,301 3.5 9.1 July 1, 2018 UN projection
243 Mauritania 1,030,700 397,955 3,461,041 3.4 8.8 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
244  Iceland 102,775 39,682 350,710 3.4 8.8 March 31, 2018 Official estimate
245  Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 25,000,013 3 8 July 17, 2018 Official estimate
246  Namibia 825,118 318,580 2,413,643 2.9 7.5 July 1, 2018 Official projection
247 French Guiana (France) 86,504 33,399 244,118 2.8 7.3 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
248 Tibet Autonomous Region (China) 1,228,400 474,288 3,180,000 2.6 6.7 July 1, 2015
249 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Western Sahara[11] 252,120 97,344 567,421 2.3 6.0 July 1, 2018 UN projection
250  Mongolia 1,564,100 603,902 3,000,000 1.9 4.9 January 24, 2015 Official estimate
251  Tristan da Cunha (UK) 207 80 266 1.3 3.4 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
252  Pitcairn Islands (UK) 47.3 18 56 1.2 3.1 September 20, 2016 2013 census result
253  Falkland Islands (UK)[12] 12,173 4,700 2,563 0.21 0.54 April 15, 2012 2012 census result
254  Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 61,399 23,706 2,655 0.04 0.10 September 1, 2012 Official estimate
255  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 55,598 164,855,670 1,145 2,965 July 17, 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 17,238,240 415 1,075 July 17, 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 1,334,437,397 406 1,051 July 17, 2018 India Population clock
8  Israel 22,072 8,522 8,883,655 402 1,042 July 17, 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 11,409,388 374 969 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
11  Philippines 300,000 115,831 106,177,000 354 917 July 17, 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 94,660,000 286 741 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
15  United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 66,040,229 272 704 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
16  Pakistan 803,940 310,403 212,269,000 264 684 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
17  Germany 357,168 137,903 82,740,900 232 601 September 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 8,492,956 206 534 March 31, 2018 Official provisional figure
22  Italy 301,308 116,336 60,483,973 201 521 December 31, 2017 Monthly official estimate
23    Nepal 147,181 56,827 29,291,746 199 515 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
24  Malawi 118,484 45,747 19,164,728 162 420 July 1, 2018 UN projection
25  Uganda 241,551 93,263 38,823,100 161 417 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
26  Guatemala 108,889 42,042 17,245,346 158 409 July 1, 2018 UN projection
27  China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,392,981,822 144 374 July 17, 2018 Official estimate
28  Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 265,015,300 139 360 July 1, 2018 Official projection
29  Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,613,350 135 350 April 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
30  Thailand 513,120 198,117 69,183,173 135 350 July 1, 2018 UN projection
31  France 543,965 210,026 67,225,000 124 321 May 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
32  Ghana 238,533 92,098 29,614,337 124 321 January 1, 2018 Official projection
33  Poland 312,685 120,728 38,426,000 123 319 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
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 10,196,636 114 296 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
37  Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,291,027 112 290 December 31, 2017 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 9,771,000 105 272 January 1, 2018 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 11,221,060 102 264 December 31, 2017 Official annual estimate
42  Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 107,534,882 101 262 July 1, 2018 UN projection
43  Benin 112,622 43,484 11,362,269 101 262 July 1, 2018 Official projection
44  Syria 185,180 71,498 18,284,407 99 256 July 1, 2018 UN estimate
45  Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,595,700 99 255 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
46  Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 97,306,802 97 251 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
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 15,726,037 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
56  Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,728,271 78 201 July 17, 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 42,300,723 70 181 May 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 17,034,209 62 159 July 17, 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 81,625,939 50 128 July 17, 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 9,484,300 46 119 April 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 49,857,675 44 113 July 17, 2018 Official population clock
75  Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 14,848,905 38 98 July 1, 2018 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  Mozambique 799,380 308,642 28,861,863 36 93 August 1, 2017 Official census result
78  Venezuela 916,445 353,841 31,828,110 35 91 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
79  United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 327,493,282 33 86 July 17, 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 3,287,956 209,324,294 25 64 July 17, 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 10,179,642 23 59 July 17, 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 11,307,314 10 26 July 1, 2018 Official projection
97  Russia[10] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,877,088 9 23 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
98  Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 18,232,000 7 18 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
99  Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 37,166,765 4 10 July 17, 2018 Official estimate
100  Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 25,000,013 3 8 July 17, 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.