List of countries by Population Density

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
World Bank
Date08 Aug 2019

Population density is calculated as population divided by total land area. European city-state of Monaco is the most densely populated country with a population density of 26,150 people per sq. km (67,728/sq mile). Chinese territory of Macau has the world's 2nd highest population density at 21,420/km². Only these two have over 10,000 population per square kilometer. 3rd ranked Singapore and 4th ranked Hong Kong have figure above 5,000 per sq km. These four has figure above 10,000 in terms of people per sq mile. Gibraltar comes in at number five on the list of most densely populated countries/territories. Among top 10, six are located in Asia and four are located in Europe.

Population density of Singapore is highest among countries/territories having population over one million. All top 9 countries/territories by population density have population below 10 million. Among 91 countries/territories having population of over 10 million, Bangladesh (1,253) has greatest density followed by Taiwan (671), Republic of Korea (527), Rwanda (512) and Netherlands (507). In the list of 235, 12 have more than 1000 human per square kilometer.

Greenland is the least densely populated territory in the world with 0.14 people per sq. km. Mongolia is least densely populated country followed by Namibia and Australia. Five least dense countries (sq km) over population of 10 million are : Australia (3.28) Canada (4.11), Kazakhstan (6.87), Russian Federation (8.91) and Bolivia (Plurinational State of) (10.63).

countries by population density (per sq km)
countries by population density (per sq mile)

United Nations

Code Rank Country/Territory Density (2019) Population Continent
per sq kmper sq mile2019
BDI29Burundi449.0116311,530,580Africa
COM28Comoros457.21184850,886Africa
DJI170Djibouti42.00108.8973,560Africa
ERI179Eritrea34.6389.693,497,117Africa
ETH101Ethiopia112.1290.3112,078,730Africa
KEN120Kenya92.37239.252,573,973Africa
MDG167Madagascar46.36120.126,969,307Africa
MWI75Malawi197.6511.818,628,747Africa
MUS20Mauritius625.516201,269,668Africa
MYT16Mayotte709.71838266,150Africa
MOZ174Mozambique38.62100.030,366,036Africa
REU37Réunion355.6921.0888,927Africa
RWA25Rwanda511.8132612,626,950Africa
SYC70Seychelles212.5550.497,739Africa
SOM190Somalia24.6263.7715,442,905Africa
SSD202South Sudan18.1146.9011,062,113Africa
UGA65Uganda221.6573.944,269,594Africa
TZA149United Republic of Tanzania65.48169.658,005,463Africa
ZMB194Zambia24.0362.2417,861,030Africa
ZWE176Zimbabwe37.8698.0614,645,468Africa
AGO185Angola25.5366.1231,825,295Africa
CMR156Cameroon54.74141.825,876,380Africa
CAF219Central African Republic7.61719.734,745,185Africa
TCD214Chad12.6632.7915,946,876Africa
COG210Congo15.7640.825,380,508Africa
COD175Democratic Republic of the Congo38.2899.1486,790,567Africa
GNQ163Equatorial Guinea48.34125.21,355,986Africa
GAB218Gabon8.43221.842,172,579Africa
STP63Sao Tome and Principe224.0580.2215,056Africa
BWA224Botswana4.06510.532,303,697Africa
SWZ146Eswatini66.75172.91,148,130Africa
LSO142Lesotho70.00181.32,125,268Africa
NAM231Namibia3.0307.8482,494,530Africa
ZAF164South Africa48.27125.058,558,270Africa
BEN109Benin104.7271.211,801,151Africa
BFA138Burkina Faso74.27192.420,321,378Africa
CPV87Cabo Verde136.5353.5549,935Africa
CIV132Côte d'Ivoire80.87209.525,716,544Africa
GMB62Gambia232.0600.92,347,706Africa
GHA91Ghana133.7346.330,417,856Africa
GIN158Guinea51.98134.612,771,246Africa
GNB145Guinea-Bissau68.31176.91,920,922Africa
LBR159Liberia51.26132.84,937,374Africa
MLI207Mali16.1141.7219,658,031Africa
MRT222Mauritania4.39111.374,525,696Africa
NER199Niger18.4047.6623,310,715Africa
NGA67Nigeria220.7571.6200,963,599Africa
SHN211Saint Helena15.5440.256,059Africa
SEN124Senegal84.64219.216,296,364Africa
SLE105Sierra Leone108.2280.27,813,215Africa
TGO82Togo148.6384.98,082,366Africa
DZA203Algeria18.0846.8343,053,054Africa
EGY112Egypt100.8261.1100,388,073Africa
LBY226Libya3.8529.9776,777,452Africa
MAR129Morocco81.72211.736,471,769Africa
SDN193Sudan24.2662.8342,813,238Africa
TUN137Tunisia75.28195.011,694,719Africa
ESH232Western Sahara2.1905.672582,463Africa
ARM110Armenia103.9269.12,957,731Asia
AZE96Azerbaijan121.6314.910,047,718Asia
BHR6Bahrain215955921,641,172Asia
CYP92Cyprus129.7335.91,198,575Asia
GEO153Georgia57.52149.03,996,765Asia
IRQ121Iraq90.51234.439,309,783Asia
ISR32Israel393.710208,519,377Asia
JOR99Jordan113.8294.710,101,694Asia
KWT61Kuwait236.1611.54,207,083Asia
LBN18Lebanon670.217366,855,713Asia
OMN208Oman16.0741.624,974,986Asia
QAT57Qatar243.9631.72,832,067Asia
SAU209Saudi Arabia15.9441.2834,268,528Asia
PSE14State of Palestine827.521434,981,420Asia
SYR119Syrian Arab Republic92.96240.817,070,135Asia
TUR104Turkey108.4280.883,429,615Asia
ARE98United Arab Emirates116.9302.89,770,529Asia
YEM155Yemen55.23143.029,161,922Asia
KAZ220Kazakhstan6.87217.8018,551,427Asia
KGZ180Kyrgyzstan33.4586.646,415,850Asia
TJK147Tajikistan66.60172.59,321,018Asia
TKM215Turkmenistan12.6532.765,942,089Asia
UZB134Uzbekistan77.53200.832,981,716Asia
AFG152Afghanistan58.27150.938,041,754Asia
BGD10Bangladesh12533245163,046,161Asia
BTN196Bhutan20.0251.85763,092Asia
IND27India459.611901,366,417,754Asia
IRN160Iran (Islamic Republic of)50.91131.982,913,906Asia
MDV8Maldives17704584530,953Asia
NPL74Nepal199.6517.028,608,710Asia
PAK50Pakistan280.9727.5216,565,318Asia
LKA40Sri Lanka340.0880.621,323,733Asia
CHN80China152.7395.51,433,783,686Asia
HKG4China, Hong Kong SAR7082183427,436,154Asia
MAC2China, Macao SAR2142055478640,445Asia
TWN17China, Taiwan Province of China671.4173923,773,876Asia
PRK69Dem. People's Republic of Korea213.2552.225,666,161Asia
JPN39Japan348.0901.3126,860,301Asia
MNG233Mongolia2.0765.3773,225,167Asia
KOR24Republic of Korea526.8136451,225,308Asia
BRN128Brunei Darussalam82.22212.9433,285Asia
KHM118Cambodia93.40241.916,486,542Asia
IDN81Indonesia149.4386.9270,625,568Asia
LAO183Lao People's Democratic Republic31.0680.457,169,455Asia
MYS115Malaysia97.25251.931,949,777Asia
MMR126Myanmar82.73214.354,045,420Asia
PHL36Philippines362.6939.1108,116,615Asia
SGP3Singapore8292214765,804,337Asia
THA88Thailand136.3353.069,625,582Asia
TLS123Timor-Leste86.96225.21,293,119Asia
VNM45Viet Nam311.1805.796,462,106Asia
AIA76Anguilla165.2427.914,869North America
ATG66Antigua and Barbuda220.7571.697,118North America
ABW21Aruba590.61530106,314North America
BHS173Bahamas38.91100.8389,482North America
BRB19Barbados667.51729287,025North America
VGB73British Virgin Islands200.2518.530,030North America
BES133Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba79.20205.125,979North America
CYM55Cayman Islands270.6700.964,948North America
CUB107Cuba106.5275.811,333,483North America
CUW35Curaçao368.1953.4163,424North America
DMA116Dominica95.74248.071,808North America
DOM64Dominican Republic222.2575.510,738,958North America
GRD42Grenada329.4853.1112,003North America
GLP56Guadeloupe245.7636.4400,056North America
HTI31Haiti408.7105911,263,077North America
JAM53Jamaica272.2705.02,948,279North America
MTQ38Martinique354.3917.6375,554North America
MSR161Montserrat49.89129.24,989North America
PRI41Puerto Rico330.7856.52,933,408North America
BLM30Saint-Barthélemy447.611599,847North America
KNA72Saint Kitts and Nevis203.2526.352,823North America
LCA47Saint Lucia299.7776.2182,790North America
VCT49Saint Vincent and the Grenadines283.6734.5110,589North America
SXM12Sint Maarten (Dutch part)1247323042,388North America
MAF15Saint-Martin (French part)717.0185738,002North America
TTO54Trinidad and Tobago271.9704.21,394,973North America
TCA171Turks and Caicos Islands40.20104.138,191North America
VIR48United States Virgin Islands298.8773.9104,578North America
BLZ205Belize17.1144.31390,353North America
CRI114Costa Rica98.86256.05,047,561North America
SLV44El Salvador311.5806.86,453,553North America
GTM78Guatemala164.1425.017,581,472North America
HND122Honduras87.10225.69,746,117North America
MEX148Mexico65.63170.0127,575,529North America
NIC157Nicaragua54.39140.96,545,502North America
PAN154Panama57.12147.94,246,439North America
ARG206Argentina16.3642.3744,780,677South America
BOL216Bolivia (Plurinational State of)10.6327.5311,513,100South America
BRA189Brazil25.2565.40211,049,527South America
CHL186Chile25.4966.0218,952,038South America
COL168Colombia45.37117.550,339,443South America
ECU143Ecuador69.95181.217,373,662South America
FLK234Falkland Islands (Malvinas)0.2770.7173,377South America
GUF228French Guiana3.5389.163290,832South America
GUY225Guyana3.97610.30782,766South America
PRY204Paraguay17.7345.927,044,636South America
PER187Peru25.4065.7932,510,453South America
SUR227Suriname3.7279.653581,372South America
URY197Uruguay19.7851.233,461,734South America
VEN181Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)32.3383.7328,515,829South America
AUS230Australia3.2818.49825,203,198Oceania
NZL201New Zealand18.1747.064,783,063Oceania
FJI162Fiji48.71126.2889,953Oceania
NCL212New Caledonia15.4740.07282,750Oceania
PNG198Papua New Guinea19.3850.198,776,109Oceania
SLB195Solomon Islands23.9361.98669,823Oceania
VUT191Vanuatu24.6063.71299,882Oceania
GUM46Guam309.8802.4167,294Oceania
KIR84Kiribati145.2376.1117,606Oceania
MHL43Marshall Islands326.6845.958,791Oceania
FSM79Micronesia (Fed. States of)162.6421.1113,815Oceania
NRU23Nauru537.8139310,756Oceania
MNP93Northern Mariana Islands124.4322.257,216Oceania
PLW172Palau39.15101.418,008Oceania
ASM52American Samoa276.6716.455,312Oceania
COK140Cook Islands73.12189.417,548Oceania
PYF135French Polynesia76.31197.6279,287Oceania
NIU221Niue6.21216.091,615Oceania
WSM144Samoa69.65180.4197,097Oceania
TKL90Tokelau134.0347.11,340Oceania
TON85Tonga145.1375.8104,494Oceania
TUV33Tuvalu388.2100511,646Oceania
WLF130Wallis and Futuna Islands81.66211.511,432Oceania
BLR166Belarus46.58120.69,452,411Europe
BGR151Bulgaria64.48167.07,000,119Europe
CZE86Czechia138.4358.510,689,209Europe
HUN106Hungary107.0277.19,684,679Europe
POL94Poland123.7320.437,887,768Europe
MDA95Republic of Moldova123.1318.84,043,263Europe
ROU125Romania84.13217.919,364,557Europe
RUS217Russian Federation8.90723.07145,872,256Europe
SVK100Slovakia113.5294.05,457,013Europe
UKR136Ukraine75.94196.743,993,638Europe
JEY/GGY13Channel Islands906.62348172,259Europe
DNK89Denmark136.0352.25,771,876Europe
EST182Estonia31.2780.991,325,648Europe
FRO178Faroe Islands34.8790.3148,678Europe
FIN200Finland18.2047.145,532,156Europe
ISL229Iceland3.3828.759339,031Europe
IRL141Ireland70.87183.64,882,495Europe
IMN83Isle of Man148.4384.484,584Europe
LVA184Latvia30.6679.411,906,743Europe
LTU169Lithuania44.03114.02,759,627Europe
NOR213Norway14.7338.155,378,857Europe
SWE192Sweden24.4663.3510,036,379Europe
GBR51United Kingdom279.1722.967,530,172Europe
ALB108Albania105.1272.22,880,917Europe
AND77Andorra164.1425.077,142Europe
BIH150Bosnia and Herzegovina64.73167.63,301,000Europe
HRV139Croatia73.81191.24,130,304Europe
GIB5Gibraltar3370872833,701Europe
GRC131Greece81.25210.410,473,455Europe
VAT7Holy See18164703799Europe
ITA71Italy205.9533.360,550,075Europe
MLT9Malta13763564440,372Europe
MNE165Montenegro46.69120.9627,987Europe
MKD127North Macedonia82.61214.02,083,459Europe
PRT102Portugal111.7289.310,226,187Europe
SMR22San Marino564.3146233,860Europe
SRB113Serbia100.3259.88,772,235Europe
SVN111Slovenia103.2267.32,078,654Europe
ESP117Spain93.70242.746,736,776Europe
AUT103Austria108.7281.58,955,102Europe
BEL34Belgium381.1987.011,539,328Europe
FRA97France118.9307.965,129,728Europe
DEU58Germany239.6620.683,517,045Europe
LIE60Liechtenstein237.6615.438,019Europe
LUX59Luxembourg237.7615.6615,729Europe
MCO1Monaco261506772838,964Europe
NLD26Netherlands507.0131317,097,130Europe
CHE68Switzerland217.4563.18,591,365Europe
BMU11Bermuda1250323762,506North America
CAN223Canada4.11410.6637,411,047North America
GRL235Greenland0.1380.35756,672North America
SPM188Saint Pierre and Miquelon25.3165.555,822North America
USA177United States of America35.9793.16329,064,917North America
World 59.29 153.56 7,713,468,100

World Bank (2017)

RankCountry/territoryDensity
1Macao SAR, China20,546.766
2Monaco19,347.500
3Singapore7,915.731
4Hong Kong SAR, China7,039.714
5Gibraltar3,457.100
6Bahrain1,935.907
7Maldives1,454.433
8Malta1,454.038
9Bermuda1,308.820
10Bangladesh1,265.036
11Sint Maarten (Dutch part)1,209.088
12Channel Islands870.074
13West Bank and Gaza778.202
14Nauru682.450
15Barbados664.463
16Mauritius622.962
17Lebanon594.561
18St. Martin (French part)590.533
19Aruba584.800
20San Marino556.667
21Korea, Rep.527.967
22Netherlands508.544
23Rwanda494.869
24India450.419
25Comoros437.352
26Burundi423.063
27Israel402.606
28Haiti398.448
29Puerto Rico376.232
30Belgium375.564
31Tuvalu373.067
32Curacao362.644
33Philippines351.873
34Japan347.778
35Sri Lanka341.955
36Grenada317.132
37Vietnam308.127
38El Salvador307.811
39Virgin Islands (U.S.)306.480
40Guam304.128
41Marshall Islands295.150
42St. Lucia293.187
43St. Vincent and the Grenadines281.787
44American Samoa278.205
45United Kingdom272.898
46Trinidad and Tobago266.886
47Jamaica266.879
48Cayman Islands256.496
49Pakistan255.573
50Germany237.016
51Liechtenstein237.013
52Kuwait232.128
53Antigua and Barbuda231.845
54Luxembourg231.447
55Qatar227.322
56Dominican Republic222.873
57Switzerland214.243
58Uganda213.759
59St. Kitts and Nevis212.865
60Sao Tome and Principe212.841
61Korea, Dem. People's Rep.211.701
62Nigeria209.588
63Seychelles208.354
64British Virgin Islands207.973
65Gambia, The207.566
66Italy205.859
67Nepal204.430
68Malawi197.519
69Kosovo168.155
70Andorra163.755
71Guatemala157.834
72Micronesia, Fed. Sts.150.777
73Tonga150.028
74Isle of Man147.872
75China147.674
76Indonesia145.725
77Kiribati143.701
78Togo143.366
79Czech Republic137.176
80Denmark136.520
81Cabo Verde135.580
82Thailand135.132
83Cyprus127.657
84Ghana126.719
85Poland124.027
86Moldova123.655
87France122.578
88Northern Mariana Islands119.878
89Azerbaijan119.309
90Slovak Republic113.128
91United Arab Emirates112.442
92Portugal112.371
93Cuba110.408
94Jordan109.285
95Hungary108.043
96Austria106.749
97Ethiopia104.957
98Turkey104.914
99Albania104.871
100Sierra Leone104.700
101Armenia102.931
102Slovenia102.619
103Syrian Arab Republic99.493
104Benin99.110
105Dominica98.567
106Egypt, Arab Rep.97.999
107Malaysia96.254
108Costa Rica96.079
109Spain93.105
110Cambodia90.672
111Iraq88.125
112Kenya87.324
113Timor-Leste87.176
114Romania85.129
115Greece83.479
116Honduras82.805
117Macedonia, FYR82.600
118Senegal82.328
119Myanmar81.721
120Brunei Darussalam81.347
121Serbia80.291
122Morocco80.080
123Eswatini79.492
124Ukraine77.390
125French Polynesia77.324
126Cote d'Ivoire76.399
127Uzbekistan76.134
128Tunisia74.228
129Croatia73.726
130Lesotho73.562
131Burkina Faso70.151
132Ireland69.874
133Samoa69.413
134Bosnia and Herzegovina68.496
135Ecuador66.939
136Mexico66.444
137Guinea-Bissau66.191
138Bulgaria65.180
139Georgia65.032
140Tanzania64.699
141Tajikistan64.281
142Panama55.133
143Afghanistan54.422
144Yemen, Rep.53.508
145Guinea51.755
146Nicaragua51.667
147Cameroon50.885
148Iran, Islamic Rep.49.831
149Fiji49.562
150Liberia49.127
151Palau47.237
152Belarus46.858
153South Africa46.754
154Montenegro46.280
155Equatorial Guinea45.194
156Lithuania45.135
157Colombia44.223
158Madagascar43.951
159Zimbabwe42.729
160Djibouti41.285
161Bahamas, The39.497
162Mozambique37.728
163Turks and Caicos Islands37.312
164Venezuela, RB36.253
165Congo, Dem. Rep.35.879
166United States35.608
167Faroe Islands35.308
168Kyrgyz Republic32.333
169Latvia31.212
170Estonia31.033
171Lao PDR29.715
172Peru25.129
173Brazil25.040
174Sweden24.718
175Chile24.282
176Angola23.890
177Somalia23.500
178Sudan23.258
179Zambia22.995
180Vanuatu22.662
181Solomon Islands21.841
182Bhutan21.188
183Uruguay19.751
184Papua New Guinea18.220
185New Zealand18.206
186Finland18.136
187Algeria17.348
188Paraguay17.144
189Niger16.955
190Belize16.426
191Argentina16.177
192Congo, Rep.15.405
193New Caledonia15.342
194Saudi Arabia15.322
195Mali15.196
196Oman14.980
197Norway14.462
198Turkmenistan12.253
199Chad11.833
200Bolivia10.202
201Russian Federation8.823
202Gabon7.859
203Central African Republic7.479
204Kazakhstan6.681
205Mauritania4.289
206Botswana4.044
207Canada4.037
208Guyana3.952
209Libya3.623
210Suriname3.612
211Iceland3.404
212Australia3.202
213Namibia3.078
214Mongolia1.980
215Greenland0.137
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