List of Countries by Population Density

Source United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
World Bank
Last Updated16 Oct 2018

First list is based on the projections for year 2018 by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. This list contains population density of 233 countries/territories with their continents name and population for year 2015. Second list is based on the estimates by the World bank for year 2017. This list contains population density of 216 countries/territories.

Population density is calculated as population divided by total land area. For year 2018, Population density of the World has been estimated at 58.67 people per km² (151.96 per sq. mile). As of 2018, Total world's population is 7,632,819,325. Total area (including land and water) of Earth is 510 million square kilometers (197 million square miles). Worldwide human population density (7,324,782,225 ÷ 510 million) is around 14.97 per sq. km (38.77 per sq. mile).

European city-state of Monaco is the most densely populated country with a population density of 25,105 people per sq. km (67,612/sq mile). Chinese territory of Macau has the world's 2nd highest population density at 21,151/km². Next inline comes Singapore, Hong Kong and Gibraltar. Population density of Singapore is highest among countries having population over 1 million. All top 9 countries/territories by population density have population below 10 million.

Among 88 countries/territories having population of over 10 million, Bangladesh (1278) is most densely populated followed by Taiwan (669), Republic of Korea (526), Rwanda (507) and Netherlands (507). In the list of 233, 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 over population of 10 million are : Australia (3.22) Canada (4.06), Kazakhstan (6.82), Russian Federation (8.79) and Bolivia (Plurinational State of) (10.25).

UN (2018)

RankCountry/territory PopulationDensity (2018)Continent
2018per sq kmper sq mile
1Monaco38,89726,105.3767,612.62Europe
2China, Macao SAR632,41821,151.1054,781.13Asia
3Singapore5,791,9018,274.1421,429.94Asia
4China, Hong Kong SAR7,428,8877,075.1318,324.51Asia
5Gibraltar34,7333,473.308,995.81Europe
6Bahrain1,566,9932,061.835,340.12Asia
7Holy See8011,820.454,714.96Europe
8Maldives444,2591,480.863,835.42Asia
9Malta432,0891,350.283,497.21Europe
10Bangladesh166,368,1491,278.083,310.22Asia
11Bermuda61,0701,221.403,163.41North America
12Sint Maarten (Dutch part)40,5521,192.713,089.10North America
13Channel Islands166,083874.122,263.96Europe
14State of Palestine5,052,776839.332,173.86Asia
15Mayotte259,682692.491,793.53Africa
16China, Taiwan Province of China23,694,089669.141,733.05Asia
17Barbados286,388666.021,724.98North America
18Mauritius1,268,315624.791,618.19Africa
19Lebanon6,093,509595.651,542.73Asia
20Aruba105,670587.061,520.47North America
21Nauru11,312565.601,464.90Oceania
22San Marino33,557559.281,448.54Europe
23Republic of Korea51,164,435526.221,362.91Asia
24Rwanda12,501,156506.741,312.44Africa
25Netherlands17,084,459506.661,312.23Europe
26India1,354,051,854455.421,179.53Asia
27Comoros832,347447.261,158.39Africa
28Burundi11,216,450436.781,131.25Africa
29Puerto Rico3,659,007412.511,068.41North America
30Haiti11,112,945403.231,044.35North America
31Israel8,452,841390.611,011.68Asia
32Belgium11,498,519379.74983.52Europe
33Tuvalu11,287376.23974.44Oceania
34Curaçao161,577363.91942.53North America
35Martinique385,065363.27940.86North America
36Philippines106,512,074357.22925.19Asia
37Réunion883,247353.30915.04Africa
38Japan127,185,332348.88903.59Asia
39Sri Lanka20,950,041334.08865.26Asia
40Grenada108,339318.64825.28North America
41Viet Nam96,491,146311.19805.98Asia
42El Salvador6,411,558309.44801.44North America
43Guam165,718306.89794.83Oceania
44United States Virgin Islands104,914299.75776.36North America
45Marshall Islands53,167295.37765.01Oceania
46Saint Lucia179,667294.54762.85North America
47Saint Vincent and the Grenadines110,200282.56731.84North America
48American Samoa55,679278.40721.04Oceania
49United Kingdom66,573,504275.18712.70Europe
50Jamaica2,898,677267.65693.22North America
51Trinidad and Tobago1,372,598267.56692.99North America
52Guadeloupe449,173265.78688.37North America
53Pakistan200,813,818260.50674.69Asia
54Cayman Islands62,348259.78672.84North America
55Liechtenstein38,155238.47617.63Europe
56Germany82,293,457236.10611.48Europe
57Kuwait4,197,128235.53610.02Asia
58Antigua and Barbuda103,050234.20606.59North America
59Qatar2,694,849232.11601.17Asia
60Luxembourg590,321227.92590.32Europe
61Dominican Republic10,882,996225.23583.34North America
62Uganda44,270,563221.56573.85Africa
63Sao Tome and Principe208,818217.52563.37Africa
64Switzerland8,544,034216.22560.00Europe
65Nigeria195,875,237215.07557.02Africa
66Saint Kitts and Nevis55,850214.81556.35North America
67Gambia2,163,765213.81553.77Africa
68Dem. People's Republic of Korea25,610,672212.70550.88Asia
69British Virgin Islands31,719211.46547.68North America
70Seychelles95,235207.03536.21Africa
71Nepal29,624,035206.66535.23Asia
72Malawi19,164,728203.27526.48Africa
73Italy59,290,969201.57522.07Europe
74Anguilla15,045167.17432.96North America
75Andorra76,953163.73424.06Europe
76Guatemala17,245,346160.93416.81North America
77Micronesia (Fed. States of)106,227151.75393.04Oceania
78Tonga109,008151.40392.12Oceania
79China1,415,045,928150.73390.38Asia
80Isle of Man84,831148.83385.46Europe
81Indonesia266,794,980147.27381.43Asia
82Togo7,990,926146.92380.52Africa
83Kiribati118,414146.19378.63Oceania
84Czechia10,625,250137.56356.28Europe
85Cabo Verde553,335137.30355.62Africa
86Denmark5,754,356135.62351.25Europe
87Thailand69,183,173135.42350.73Asia
88Tokelau1,319131.90341.62Oceania
89Ghana29,463,643129.49335.37Africa
90Cyprus1,189,085128.69333.30Asia
91Poland38,104,832124.43322.28Europe
92Republic of Moldova4,041,065123.02318.61Europe
93Azerbaijan9,923,914120.06310.95Asia
94Northern Mariana Islands55,194119.99310.76Oceania
95France65,233,271119.14308.56Europe
96United Arab Emirates9,541,615114.13295.61Asia
97Slovakia5,449,816113.33293.52Europe
98Portugal10,291,196112.36291.02Europe
99Jordan9,903,802111.55288.92Asia
100Cuba11,489,082107.94279.56North America
101Ethiopia107,534,882107.53278.51Africa
102Albania2,934,363107.09277.37Europe
103Hungary9,688,847107.02277.19Europe
104Sierra Leone7,719,729106.95277.00Africa
105Turkey81,916,871106.44275.67Asia
106Austria8,751,820106.20275.06Europe
107Slovenia2,081,260103.34267.65Europe
108Armenia2,934,152103.06266.93Asia
109Benin11,485,674101.86263.81Africa
110Serbia8,762,027100.18259.47Europe
111Egypt99,375,74199.83258.56Africa
112Syrian Arab Republic18,284,40799.57257.89Asia
113Dominica74,30899.08256.61North America
114Malaysia32,042,45897.53252.59Asia
115Costa Rica4,953,19997.01251.25North America
116Spain46,397,45293.02240.92Europe
117Cambodia16,245,72992.03238.37Asia
118Iraq39,339,75390.58234.60Asia
119Kenya50,950,87989.52231.86Africa
120Timor-Leste1,324,09489.04230.62Asia
121Greece11,142,16186.44223.88Europe
122Romania19,580,63485.07220.33Europe
123Senegal16,294,27084.63219.20Africa
124Honduras9,417,16784.16217.99North America
125Wallis and Futuna Islands11,68383.45216.13Oceania
126TFYR Macedonia2,085,05182.67214.13Europe
127Myanmar53,855,73582.44213.51Asia
128Brunei Darussalam434,07682.37213.33Asia
129Morocco36,191,80581.09210.03Africa
130Swaziland1,391,38580.89209.52Africa
131Caribbean Netherlands25,70278.36202.95North America
132Côte d'Ivoire24,905,84378.32202.85Africa
133French Polynesia285,85978.10202.29Oceania
134Uzbekistan32,364,99676.08197.05Asia
135Ukraine44,009,21475.97196.75Europe
136Tunisia11,659,17475.05194.37Africa
137Lesotho2,263,01074.54193.06Africa
138Croatia4,164,78374.42192.76Europe
139Cook Islands17,41172.55187.89Oceania
140Burkina Faso19,751,65172.19186.98Africa
141Samoa197,69569.86180.93Oceania
142Ireland4,803,74869.73180.60Europe
143Bosnia and Herzegovina3,503,55468.70177.92Europe
144Ecuador16,863,42567.90175.86South America
145Guinea-Bissau1,907,26867.83175.67Africa
146Mexico130,759,07467.26174.21North America
147United Republic of Tanzania59,091,39266.71172.78Africa
148Tajikistan9,107,21165.07168.53Asia
149Bulgaria7,036,84864.82167.88Europe
150Georgia3,907,13156.23145.62Asia
151Panama4,162,61855.99145.02North America
152Afghanistan36,373,17655.71144.30Asia
153Yemen28,915,28454.77141.85Asia
154Guinea13,052,60853.12137.58Africa
155Nicaragua6,284,75752.23135.26North America
156Cameroon24,678,23452.21135.21Africa
157Montserrat5,20352.03134.76North America
158Eritrea5,187,94851.37133.04Africa
159Liberia4,853,51650.39130.51Africa
160Iran (Islamic Republic of)82,011,73550.36130.43Asia
161Fiji912,24149.93129.32Oceania
162Palau21,96447.75123.67Oceania
163South Africa57,398,42147.32122.55Africa
164Equatorial Guinea1,313,89446.84121.32Africa
165Montenegro629,21946.78121.17Europe
166Belarus9,452,11346.58120.65Europe
167Lithuania2,876,47545.90118.87Europe
168Madagascar26,262,81045.14116.91Africa
169Colombia49,464,68344.58115.47South America
170Zimbabwe16,913,26143.72113.24Africa
171Djibouti971,40841.91108.54Africa
172Bahamas399,28539.89103.31North America
173Mozambique30,528,67338.82100.55Africa
174Turks and Caicos Islands35,96337.8698.05North America
175Democratic Republic of the Congo84,004,98937.0595.97Africa
176Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)32,381,22136.7195.08South America
177United States of America326,766,74835.7292.52North America
178Faeroe Islands49,48935.4591.82Europe
179Kyrgyzstan6,132,93231.9882.82Asia
180Latvia1,929,93831.0380.36Europe
181Estonia1,306,78830.8379.84Europe
182Lao People's Democratic Republic6,961,21030.1678.12Asia
183Saint Pierre and Miquelon6,34227.5771.42North America
184Peru32,551,81525.4365.87South America
185Brazil210,867,95425.2365.34South America
186Angola30,774,20524.6863.93Africa
187Chile18,197,20924.4763.39South America
188Sweden9,982,70924.3363.01Europe
189Somalia15,181,92524.2062.68Africa
190Zambia17,609,17823.6961.35Africa
191Sudan41,511,52623.5260.91Africa
192Vanuatu282,11723.1459.94Oceania
193Solomon Islands623,28122.2757.67Oceania
194Bhutan817,05421.4455.52Asia
195South Sudan12,919,05321.1554.77Africa
196Uruguay3,469,55119.8251.34South America
197Papua New Guinea8,418,34618.5948.15Oceania
198Finland5,542,51718.2447.24Europe
199New Zealand4,749,59818.0446.72Oceania
200Algeria42,008,05417.6445.68Africa
201Niger22,311,37517.6145.62Africa
202Paraguay6,896,90817.3644.96South America
203Belize382,44416.7743.43North America
204Argentina44,688,86416.3342.29South America
205Congo5,399,89515.8140.95Africa
206Mali19,107,70615.6640.56Africa
207Saudi Arabia33,554,34315.6140.43Asia
208Oman4,829,94615.6140.42Asia
209New Caledonia279,82115.3139.65Oceania
210Norway5,353,36314.6637.96Europe
211Turkmenistan5,851,46612.4532.25Asia
212Chad15,353,18412.1931.58Africa
213Saint Helena4,07410.4527.06Africa
214Bolivia (Plurinational State of)11,215,67410.3526.81South America
215Russian Federation143,964,7098.7922.77Europe
216Gabon2,067,5618.0220.78Africa
217Central African Republic4,737,4237.6019.70Africa
218Kazakhstan18,403,8606.8217.66Asia
219Niue1,6246.2516.18Oceania
220Mauritania4,540,0684.4011.41Africa
221Botswana2,333,2014.1210.66Africa
222Canada36,953,7654.0610.53North America
223Guyana782,2253.9710.29South America
224Libya6,470,9563.689.53Africa
225Suriname568,3013.649.44South America
226French Guiana289,7633.539.13South America
227Iceland337,7803.378.73Europe
228Australia24,772,2473.228.35Oceania
229Namibia2,587,8013.148.14Africa
230Western Sahara567,4212.135.52Africa
231Mongolia3,121,7722.015.20Asia
232Falkland Islands (Malvinas)2,9220.240.62South America
233Greenland56,5650.140.36North America
World 7,632,819,325 58.67 151.96

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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