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

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This is a list of countries ordered by physiological density. "Arable land" is defined by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, the source of "Arable land (hectares per person)" as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.[1]

Ranking[edit]

Rank Country Population
(July 2017 est.)[2]
Land Area
(km²)[3]
Population Density
(pop per km² 2017)
% of arable land
(2005 est.)[4][5]
Arable Land
(hectares 2015)[6]
Real Population Density 2015
(Arable land [hectares per person])[1]
001  Singapore 5,612,253 682.7 7,916 1.47% 560 0.000
-  Hong Kong S.A.R. (PRC) 7,391,700 1,042 7,040 5.05% 3,100 0.000
002  Bahrain 1,492,584 665 1,936 2.82% 1,600 0.001
003  Djibouti 956,985 22,980 41 0.04% 2,000 0.002
003  Kuwait 4,136,528 17,820 232 0.84% 7,700 0.002
003  Seychelles 95,843 455 208 2.17% 150 0.002
-  Cayman Islands (UK) 61,559 262 256 3.85% 200 0.003
006  United Arab Emirates 9,400,145 82,880 112 0.77% 37,500 0.004
-  Bermuda (UK) 65,441 53.3 1,309 20.00% 300 0.005
007  Qatar 2,639,211 11,437 227 1.64% 13,100 0.005
-  Guam (US) 164,229 541.3 304 3.64% 1,000 0.006
008  Oman 4,636,262 212,460 15 0.12% 38,000 0.009
-  U.S. Virgin Islands (US) 107,268 346 306 5.71% 1,000 0.009
-  French Polynesia (France) 283,007 3,660 77 0.75% 2,500 0.009
009  Maldives 436,330 300 1,454 13.33% 3,900 0.009
010  Andorra 76,965 468 164 2.13% 810 0.010
011  Brunei 428,697 5,270 81 2.08% 5,000 0.012
012  Montenegro 622,471 13,810 46 17.20% 8,700 0.014
013  Saint Lucia 178,844 606 293 6.45% 3,000 0.017
-  Puerto Rico (US) 3,337,177 8,870 376 3.69% 61,000 0.018
-  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 55,144 477 120 13.04% 1,000 0.018
014  Kiribati 116,398 811 144 2.74% 2,000 0.018
015  Trinidad and Tobago 1,369,125 5,128 267 14.62% 25,000 0.018
-  Aruba (Netherlands) 105,264 193 585 10.53% 2,000 0.019
016  Federated States of Micronesia 105,544 702 151 5.71% 2,000 0.019
017  The Bahamas 395,361 10,070 39 0.58% 8,000 0.020
017  Malta 465,292 316 1,454 31.25% 8,970 0.020
-  New Caledonia (France) 280,460 18,575 15 0.32% 6,240 0.023
019  Lebanon 6,082,357 10,452 595 16.35% 132,000 0.023
020  Jordan 9,702,353 91,971 109 3.32% 228,200 0.025
021  Grenada 107,825 344 317 5.88% 3,000 0.028
022  North Korea 25,490,965 120,410 212 22.40% 1,464,500 0.029
022  South Korea 51,466,201 98,190 528 16.58% 1,464,500 0.029
-  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 35,446 430 37 2.33% 1,000 0.029
024  San Marino 33,400 61.2 557 16.67% 1,000 0.030
025  Egypt 97,553,151 995,450 98 2.92% 2,895,860 0.031
025  Malaysia 31,624,264 328,550 96 5.46% 954,000 0.031
-  British Virgin Islands (UK) 31,196 153 208 20.00% 1,000 0.033
027  Japan 126,785,797 374,744 348 11.64% 4,201,000 0.033
028  Taiwan 22,701,079 32,260 704 24.00% 410,000 0.034
028  Solomon Islands 611,343 27,540 22 0.62% 20,000 0.034
030  Israel 8,712,400 20,330 403 15.45% 297,200 0.035
030  Colombia 49,065,615 1,038,700 44 2.01% 1,688,600 0.035
032  Marshall Islands 53,127 181.3 295 11.11% 2,000 0.038
032  Papua New Guinea 8,251,162 452,860 18 0.49% 300,000 0.038
034  Barbados 285,719 431 664 37.21% 11,000 0.039
035  Antigua and Barbuda 102,012 442.6 232 18.18% 4,000 0.040
036  Samoa 196,440 2,934 69 21.13% 8,000 0.041
037  Jamaica 2,890,299 10,831 267 15.83% 120,000 0.042
038  Sao Tome and Principe 204,327 1,001 213 8.33% 8,700 0.044
039  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,897 389 282 17.95% 5,000 0.046
039  Yemen 28,250,420 527,970 54 2.91% 1,248,000 0.046
041  Palau 21,729 458 47 8.70% 1,000 0.047
042  Bangladesh 164,669,751 133,910 1,265 55.39% 7,764,210 0.048
042  Costa Rica 4,905,769 50,660 96 4.40% 232,000 0.048
042   Switzerland 8,466,017 39,770 214 9.91 398,300 0.048
-  American Samoa (US) 55,641 199 278 10.00% 3,000 0.054
045  Philippines 104,918,090 300,000 352 19% 5,590,000 0.055
046  Guatemala 16,913,503 108,430 158 13.22% 933,800 0.057
047  Liechtenstein 37,922 160 237 25% 2,160 0.058
048  Mauritius 1,264,613 2,030 623 49.02% 74,000 0.059
-  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 49,290 1,399 35 2.14% 3,000 0.061
049  Netherlands 17,132,854 33,883 509 21.96% 1,033,000 0.061
050  Sri Lanka 21,444,000 64,740 342 13.96% 1,300,000 0.062
051  Ecuador 16,624,858 276,840 67 5.71% 1,067,400 0.066
052  Belgium 11,372,068 30,278 376 27.42% 829,500 0.074
052  Chile 18,054,726 748,800 24 2.62% 1,313,000 0.074
052    Nepal 29,304,998 143,350 204 16.07% 2,113,700 0.074
055  Vietnam 95,540,800 325,360 308 20.14% 6,998,000 0.075
056  Dominican Republic 10,766,998 48,380 223 22.49% 800,000 0.076
056  Vanuatu 276,244 12,200 23 1.64% 20,000 0.076
058  Somalia 14,742,523 627,337 24 1.64% 1,100,000 0.079
059  Dominica 73,925 754 99 6.67% 6,000 0.082
060  Comoros 813,912 2,170 437 35.87% 65,000 0.084
061  Cyprus 1,179,551 9,240 128 10.81% 98,900 0.085
061  Tajikistan 8,921,343 142,700 64 6.52% 730,000 0.085
063  China 1,386,395,000 9,326,410 148 14.86% 119,000,000 0.087
063  Venezuela 31,977,065 882,050 36 2.85% 2,700,000 0.087
065  Slovenia 2,066,748 20,151 103 8.53% 184,050 0.089
066  Indonesia 263,991,379 1,826,440 146 11.03% 23,500,000 0.091
067  Saint Kitts and Nevis 55,345 261 213 19.44% 5,000 0.092
067  United Kingdom 66,022,273 241,590 273 23.23% 6,011,000 0.092
069  Democratic Republic of the Congo 81,339,988 2,267,600 36 2.86% 7,100,000 0.093
070  Cape Verde 546,388 4,033 136 11.41% 50,000 0.094
071  Rwanda 12,208,407 24,948 495 45.56% 1,151,700 0.099
072  Haiti 10,981,229 27,560 398 28.11% 1,070,000 0.100
073  Equatorial Guinea 1,267,689 28,051 45 4.63% 120,000 0.102
074  Mauritania 4,420,184 1,030,400 4 0.20% 450,000 0.108
075  Italy 60,551,416 294,020 206 26.41% 6,601,000 0.109
075  Portugal 10,293,718 91,951 112 17.29% 1,132,380 0.109
077  Republic of the Congo 5,260,750 341,500 15 1.45% 550,000 0.110
078  Luxembourg 599,449 2,586 231 23.94% 62,800 0.110
079  Liberia 4,731,906 96,320 49 3.43% 500,000 0.111
079  Saudi Arabia 32,938,213 1,960,582 15 1.67% 3,502,000 0.111
081  Honduras 9,265,067 111,890 83 9.53% 1,020,000 0.114
082  Suriname 563,402 161,470 4 0.36% 65,000 0.117
083  Burundi 10,864,245 25,650 423 35.57% 1,200,000 0.118
084  El Salvador 6,377,853 20,720 308 31.37% 750,000 0.119
085  India 1,339,180,130 2,973,190 450 48.83% 156,463,000 0.120
086  Georgia 3,717,100 69,700 65 11.51% 448,000 0.121
087  Kenya 49,699,862 569,250 87 8.01% 5,800,000 0.123
088  Côte d'Ivoire 24,294,750 318,000 76 10.23% 2,900,000 0.125
088  East Timor 1,296,311 15,007 87 8.20% 155,000 0.125
088  Lesotho 2,233,339 30,355 74 10.87% 272,300 0.125
091  Bhutan 807,610 47,000 21 2.30% 100,200 0.127
092  New Zealand 4,793,900 268,021 18 5.54% 590,000 0.128
093  Peru 32,165,485 1,280,000 25 2.88% 4,151,600 0.132
094  Swaziland 1,367,254 17,203 79 10.25% 175,000 0.133
095  Iraq 38,274,618 432,162 88 13.12% 5,034,000 0.139
096  Uzbekistan 32,387,200 425,400 76 10.51% 4,400,000 0.141
097  Panama 4,098,587 75,990 55 7.26% 563,000 0.142
098  Madagascar 25,570,895 581,540 44 5.03% 3,500,000 0.144
099  Germany 82,695,000 349,223 237 33.13% 11,849,000 0.145
100  Ethiopia 104,957,438 1,119,683 105 10.01% 15,119,000 0.151
101  Armenia 2,930,450 28,400 103 16.78% 446,700 0.153
102  Eritrea 4,669,638 121,320 44 4.78% 690,000 0.154
103  Norway 5,282,223 307,860 14 2.70% 805,600 0.155
104  Austria 8,809,212 82,444 107 16.59% 1,346,100 0.156
105  Pakistan 197,015,955 778,720 256 24.44% 30,440,000 0.161
106  Gabon 2,025,137 257,667 8 1.21% 325,000 0.168
107  Guinea-Bissau 1,861,283 28,000 66 8.31% 300,000 0.169
107  Tonga 108,020 718 150 20% 18,000 0.169
109  Ghana 28,833,629 230,940 127 17.54% 4,700,000 0.170
110  Uganda 42,862,958 199,710 214 21.57% 6,900,000 0.172
111  Angola 29,784,193 1,246,700 24 2.65% 4,900,000 0.176
112  Botswana 2,291,661 585,370 4 0.65% 399,000 0.181
113  Mexico 129,163,276 1,923,040 66 12.66% 22,913,100 0.182
114  Fiji 905,502 18,270 50 10.95% 165,000 0.185
114  Iran 81,162,788 1,636,000 50 9.78% 14,687,000 0.185
116  Algeria 41,318,142 2,381,740 17 3.17% 7,462,100 0.187
117  Nigeria 190,886,311 910,768 210 33.02% 34,000,000 0.188
118  Mongolia 3,075,647 1,564,116 2 0.76% 567,200 0.191
-  World 7,530,360,150 148,940,000 58 13.31% 13,958,000,000 0.194
119  Macedonia 2,083,160 24,856 83 22.01% 415,000 0.200
120  Azerbaijan 9,862,429 86,100 119 20.62% 1,937,700 0.201
120  Croatia 4,125,700 56,414 74 25.82% 844,100 0.201
122  Mozambique 29,668,834 784,090 38 5.43% 5,650,000 0.202
123  Greece 10,760,421 130,800 83 20.45% 2,224,000 0.206
124  Myanmar 53,370,609 657,740 82 14.92% 10,879,000 0.208
125  Albania 2,873,457 27,398 105 20.10% 615,100 0.214
125  Senegal 15,850,567 192,000 82 12.51% 3,200,000 0.214
127  Kyrgyzstan 6,201,500 191,300 32 6.55% 1,280,600 0.215
128  Malawi 18,622,104 94,080 198 20.68% 3,800,000 0.216
129  Belize 374,681 22,806 16 3.05% 78,000 0.217
130  Ireland 4,813,608 68,890 70 16.82% 1,029,000 0.219
130  Sierra Leone 7,557,212 71,620 105 7.95% 1,584,000 0.219
132  The Gambia 2,100,568 10,000 208 27.88% 440,000 0.222
133  South Africa 56,717,156 1,219,912 47 12.10% 12,500,000 0.226
134  Laos 6,858,160 230,800 30 4.01% 1,525,000 0.229
135  Afghanistan 35,530,081 647,500 54 12.13% 7,765,000 0.230
136  Morocco 35,739,580 446,300 80 19% 8,130,000 0.234
137  Zambia 17,094,130 740,724 23 6.99% 3,800,000 0.236
138  Cambodia 16,005,373 176,520 91 20.44% 3,800,000 0.245
138  Thailand 69,037,513 511,770 135 27.54% 16,810,000 0.245
140  Nicaragua 6,217,581 120,254 52 14.81% 1,504,000 0.247
141  Syria 18,269,868 184,050 99 24.80% 4,662,000 0.249
142  Tanzania 57,310,019 886,037 65 4.23% 13,500,000 0.251
143  Zimbabwe 16,529,904 386,670 43 8.24% 4,000,000 0.254
144  Benin 11,175,692 110,620 99 23.53% 2,700,000 0.255
145  Slovakia 5,439,892 48,800 113 29.23% 1,382,500 0.255
145  Guinea 12,717,176 245,857 52 4.47% 3,100,000 0.256
147  Tunisia 11,532,127 155,360 74 17.05% 2,900,000 0.257
148  Cuba 11,484,636 110,860 110 27.63% 3,013,700 0.263
148  Sweden 10,067,744 410,934 25 5.93% 2,581,000 0.263
150  Turkey 80,745,020 770,760 105 29.81% 20,645,000 0.264
151  Spain 46,572,028 499,542 93 27.18% 12,338,000 0.266
152  Cameroon 24,053,727 469,440 51 12.54% 6,200,000 0.272
153  Libya 6,374,616 1,759,540 4 1.03% 1,720,000 0.276
154  France 67,118,648 545,630 123 33.46% 18,478,700 0.277
-  Isle of Man (UK) 84,287 572 148 9% 23,200 0.279
155  Poland 37,975,841 304,465 124 40.25% 10,887,000 0.287
156  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,507,017 51,129 68 19.61% 1,029,000 0.291
157  Czech Republic 10,591,323 77,276 137 38.82% 3,136,000 0.297
158  Namibia 2,533,794 825,418 3 0.99% 800,000 0.330
159  Burkina Faso 19,193,382 273,800 70 17.66% 6,000,000 0.331
160  Turkmenistan 5,758,075 488,100 12 4.51% 1,940,000 0.349
161  Chad 14,899,994 1,259,200 12 2.80% 4,900,000 0.350
162  Togo 7,797,694 54,385 143 44.20% 2,650,000 0.357
163  Serbia 7,022,268 88,360 80 33.18% 2,591,000 0.365
164  Iceland 341,284 100,250 3 0.07% 121,000 0.366
165  Mali 18,541,980 1,220,000 15 3.76% 6,411,000 0.367
166  Sudan 40,533,330 1,879,358 23 8.34% 19,823,160 0.387
167  Brazil 209,288,278 8,456,510 25 6.93% 80,017,000 0.389
168  Central African Republic 4,659,080 622,984 7 3.10% 1,800,000 0.396
169  Finland 5,511,303 304,473 18 6.54% 2,242,300 0.409
170  Denmark 5,769,603 42,394 137 52.59% 2,351,000 0.414
171  Bolivia 11,051,600 1,084,390 10 2.78% 4,472,500 0.417
172  Romania 19,586,539 230,340 85 39.49% 8,757,000 0.442
173  Hungary 9,781,127 92,340 108 49.58% 4,412,200 0.448
174  United States 325,719,178 9,161,923 36 18.01% 152,262,500 0.474
175  Bulgaria 7,075,991 110,550 65 29.94% 3,509,700 0.489
176  Estonia 1,315,480 45,339 31 12.05% 669,700 0.509
177  Moldova 3,549,750 33,371 124 54.52% 1,822,900 0.513
178  Guyana 777,859 196,850 4 2.23% 420,000 0.547
179  Belarus 9,507,875 207,600 47 26.77% 5,685,000 0.599
180  Latvia 1,940,740 64,589 31 28.19% 1,229,800 0.622
181  Uruguay 3,456,750 173,620 20 7.77% 2,410,600 0.702
182  Ukraine 44,831,159 603,700 77 53.80% 32,541,300 0.721
183  Paraguay 6,811,297 397,300 17 7.47% 4,800,000 0.723
184  Lithuania 2,827,721 65,300 45 44.81% 2,173,100 0.748
185  Niger 21,477,348 1,266,700 17 11.43% 16,800,000 0.844
186  Russia 144,495,044 16,995,800 9 7.17% 123,121,820 0.854
187  Argentina 44,271,041 2,736,690 16 10.03% 39,200,000 0.903
188  Canada 36,708,083 9,093,507 4 4.57% 43,606,400 1.217
189  Kazakhstan 18,037,646 2,669,800 7 8.28% 29,395,000 1.676
190  Australia 24,598,933 7,617,930 3 6.15% 46,126,000 1.934
191  Monaco 38,695 1.95 19,348 0% 0 -
-  Macau S.A.R. (PRC) 622,567 28.2 20,547 0% 0 -
-  Gibraltar (UK) 34,571 6.5 3,457 0% 0 -
192   Vatican City 921 0.44 2,093 0% 0 -
-  Jersey (UK) 90,812 116 783 0% 0 -
193  Nauru 13,649 21 682 0% 0 -
194  Tuvalu 11,192 26 373 0% 0 -
-  Montserrat (UK) 9,341 102 92 0% 0
195  South Sudan 12,575,714 644,330 20 - - -
-  Tokelau (New Zealand) 1,405 10 141 0% 0 -
-  Anguilla (UK) 13,116 102 129 0% 0 -
-  Niue [7] 2,166 260 8 0% 0 -
-  Norfolk Island (Australia) 1,828 34.6 3 0% 0 -
-  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 628 14 3 0% 0 -
-  Christmas Island (Australia) 361 135 3 0% 0 -
-  Falkland Islands (UK) 2,967 12,173 0.2 0% 0 -
-  Svalbard (Norway) 2,701 62,049 0.04 0% 0 -
-  Greenland (Denmark) 56,375 2,166,086 0.03 0% 0 -

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Worldbank: Arable land (hectares per person)". Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Worldbank: Population".
  3. ^ https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2147rank.html
  4. ^ http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.LND.ARBL.ZS
  5. ^ https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2097.html
  6. ^ "Worldbank: Arable land (hectares)".
  7. ^ Self-governing state in free association with New Zealand

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