List of countries by population density

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
World Bank
Date23 Aug 2021

Population density is calculated as population divided by total land area.

The European city-state of Monaco is the most densely populated country with a population density of 26,523 people per sq. km (68,696/sq mile), and its population only numbers in thousands. The Chinese territory of Macau has the world's 2nd highest population density at 22,020/km². Only these two have over 10,000 population per square kilometer. Population density of 3rd ranked Singapore is the highest among countries/territories with over one million people. Hong Kong and Gibraltar complete the list of the top five most densely populated countries/territories. Among the top 10, six are located in Asia, and four are located in Europe.

All top 9 countries/territories by population density have a population below 10 million. Of the 92 larger countries having a population of over 10 million, Bangladesh (1,278) has the greatest density, followed by Taiwan (673.7), Rwanda (538.2), the Republic of Korea (527.7), and the Netherlands (509.3). In the list of 235, 12 have more than 1000 humans per square kilometer.

Greenland is the least densely populated territory in the world, with 0.139 people per sq. km. With 0.290 people per square mile, Falkland Islands (Malvinas) is the least densely populated country, followed by Mongolia and Western Sahara. The five least dense countries over a population of 10 million are Australia (3.32), Canada (4.19), Kazakhstan (7.04), the Russian Federation (8.91), and Bolivia (Plurinational State of) (10.92).

Out of countries having at least ten mn people, Top ranker Bangladesh is 380 times as dense as the lowest-ranked Australia.

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Population density (UN)

Code Rank Country/Territory Density (2020) Population Continent
per sq kmper sq mile2020
BDI28Burundi477.21,23612,255,429Africa
COM27Comoros477.41,236888,456Africa
DJI169Djibouti43.24112.01,002,197Africa
ERI178Eritrea35.6692.353,601,462Africa
ETH99Ethiopia117.9305.3117,876,226Africa
KEN117Kenya96.61250.254,985,702Africa
MDG165Madagascar48.86126.628,427,333Africa
MWI71Malawi208.4539.719,647,681Africa
MUS20Mauritius627.31,6251,273,428Africa
MYT15Mayotte745.41,930279,507Africa
MOZ172Mozambique40.90105.932,163,045Africa
REU37Réunion360.7934.2901,696Africa
RWA24Rwanda538.21,39413,276,517Africa
SYC69Seychelles215.0556.998,910Africa
SOM186Somalia26.0867.5416,359,500Africa
SSD201South Sudan18.6348.2511,381,377Africa
UGA63Uganda235.8610.847,123,533Africa
TZA147United Republic of Tanzania69.43179.861,498,438Africa
ZMB191Zambia25.4565.9218,920,657Africa
ZWE176Zimbabwe39.01101.015,092,171Africa
AGO185Angola27.2270.5033,933,611Africa
CMR155Cameroon57.59149.227,224,262Africa
CAF219Central African Republic7.89820.454,919,987Africa
TCD214Chad13.4334.7916,914,985Africa
COG209Congo16.5742.905,657,017Africa
COD173Democratic Republic of the Congo40.75105.592,377,986Africa
GNQ161Equatorial Guinea51.69133.91,449,891Africa
GAB218Gabon8.84422.912,278,829Africa
STP64Sao Tome and Principe232.7602.6223,364Africa
BWA223Botswana4.23010.962,397,240Africa
SWZ148Eswatini68.16176.51,172,369Africa
LSO144Lesotho71.12184.22,159,067Africa
NAM231Namibia3.1438.1402,587,344Africa
ZAF163South Africa49.50128.260,041,996Africa
BEN105Benin110.4286.012,451,031Africa
BFA135Burkina Faso78.57203.521,497,097Africa
CPV87Cabo Verde139.4361.1561,901Africa
CIV125Côte d'Ivoire85.07220.327,053,629Africa
GMB57Gambia245.7636.52,486,937Africa
GHA86Ghana139.5361.231,732,128Africa
GIN158Guinea54.93142.313,497,237Africa
GNB143Guinea-Bissau71.67185.62,015,490Africa
LBR159Liberia53.78139.35,180,208Africa
MLI206Mali17.0944.2720,855,724Africa
MRT222Mauritania4.63312.004,775,110Africa
NER199Niger19.8451.3825,130,810Africa
NGA65Nigeria232.1601.2211,400,704Africa
SHN212Saint Helena15.6340.486,095Africa
SEN124Senegal89.32231.317,196,308Africa
SLE102Sierra Leone112.8292.18,141,343Africa
TGO80Togo155.9403.78,478,242Africa
DZA200Algeria18.7348.5244,616,626Africa
EGY110Egypt104.7271.3104,258,327Africa
LBY226Libya3.95510.246,958,538Africa
MAR128Morocco83.68216.737,344,787Africa
SDN192Sudan25.4465.9044,909,351Africa
TUN137Tunisia76.83199.011,935,764Africa
ESH232Western Sahara2.3005.958611,872Africa
ARM111Armenia104.3270.02,968,128Asia
AZE94Azerbaijan123.7320.310,223,344Asia
BHR6Bahrain2,3005,9581,748,295Asia
CYP92Cyprus131.6340.71,215,588Asia
GEO156Georgia57.27148.33,979,773Asia
IRQ120Iraq94.81245.641,179,351Asia
ISR32Israel406.21,0528,789,776Asia
JOR100Jordan115.7299.610,269,022Asia
KWT60Kuwait242.9629.14,328,553Asia
LBN19Lebanon661.71,7146,769,151Asia
OMN207Oman16.8843.715,223,376Asia
QAT56Qatar252.4653.72,930,524Asia
SAU210Saudi Arabia16.4442.5835,340,680Asia
PSE14State of Palestine867.62,2475,222,756Asia
SYR115Syrian Arab Republic99.52257.818,275,704Asia
TUR104Turkey110.5286.285,042,736Asia
ARE97United Arab Emirates119.5309.59,991,083Asia
YEM154Yemen57.75149.630,490,639Asia
KAZ220Kazakhstan7.03618.2218,994,958Asia
KGZ180Kyrgyzstan34.5689.516,628,347Asia
TJK146Tajikistan69.66180.49,749,625Asia
TKM215Turkmenistan13.0233.726,117,933Asia
UZB133Uzbekistan79.77206.633,935,765Asia
AFG152Afghanistan61.02158.039,835,428Asia
BGD10Bangladesh1,2783,309166,303,494Asia
BTN196Bhutan20.4652.99779,900Asia
IND29India468.71,2141,393,409,033Asia
IRN160Iran (Islamic Republic of)52.21135.285,028,760Asia
MDV8Maldives1,8124,693543,620Asia
NPL72Nepal207.0536.229,674,920Asia
PAK49Pakistan292.1756.6225,199,929Asia
LKA40Sri Lanka342.8887.921,497,306Asia
CHN81China153.8398.41,444,216,102Asia
HKG4China, Hong Kong SAR7,19318,6307,552,800Asia
MAC2China, Macao SAR22,02057,031658,391Asia
TWN17China, Taiwan Province of China673.71,74523,855,008Asia
PRK70Dem. People's Republic of Korea215.0556.825,887,045Asia
JPN39Japan345.8895.5126,050,796Asia
MNG233Mongolia2.1435.5503,329,282Asia
KOR25Republic of Korea527.71,36751,305,184Asia
BRN127Brunei Darussalam83.78217.0441,532Asia
KHM119Cambodia96.00248.616,946,446Asia
IDN82Indonesia152.6395.1276,361,788Asia
LAO182Lao People's Democratic Republic31.9782.817,379,358Asia
MYS114Malaysia99.76258.432,776,195Asia
MMR126Myanmar83.89217.354,806,014Asia
PHL35Philippines372.4964.6111,046,910Asia
SGP3Singapore8,42421,8185,896,684Asia
THA90Thailand136.9354.669,950,844Asia
TLS122Timor-Leste90.37234.11,343,875Asia
VNM44Viet Nam316.6820.098,168,829Asia
AIA77Anguilla168.1435.315,125North America
ATG67Antigua and Barbuda224.4581.198,728North America
ABW21Aruba595.51,542107,195North America
BHS174Bahamas39.65102.7396,914North America
BRB18Barbados669.11,733287,708North America
BES131Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba80.62208.826,445North America
VGB75British Virgin Islands202.8525.330,423North America
CYM52Cayman Islands277.1717.666,498North America
CUB108Cuba106.3275.411,317,498North America
CUW36Curaçao371.2961.3164,796North America
DMA118Dominica96.23249.272,172North America
DOM66Dominican Republic226.7587.110,953,714North America
GRD41Grenada332.4860.9113,015North America
GLP58Guadeloupe245.7636.4400,013North America
HTI31Haiti418.81,08511,541,683North America
JAM54Jamaica274.6711.12,973,462North America
MTQ38Martinique353.5915.6374,743North America
MSR162Montserrat49.81129.04,981North America
PRI43Puerto Rico318.9825.82,828,246North America
BLM30Saint Barthélemy450.41,1679,909North America
KNA73Saint Kitts and Nevis205.9533.453,546North America
LCA47Saint Lucia302.3782.9184,401North America
MAF16Saint Martin (French part)740.41,91839,239North America
VCT50Saint Vincent and the Grenadines285.3738.9111,269North America
SXM11Sint Maarten (Dutch part)1,2773,30843,421North America
TTO55Trinidad and Tobago273.6708.51,403,374North America
TCA171Turks and Caicos Islands41.29106.939,226North America
VIR48United States Virgin Islands297.8771.2104,218North America
BLZ205Belize17.7545.98404,915North America
CRI113Costa Rica100.6260.75,139,053North America
SLV46El Salvador314.6814.86,518,500North America
GTM76Guatemala170.3441.118,249,868North America
HND123Honduras89.94232.910,062,994North America
MEX149Mexico67.01173.6130,262,220North America
NIC157Nicaragua55.70144.36,702,379North America
PAN153Panama58.94152.74,381,583North America
ARG208Argentina16.6643.1645,605,823South America
BOL216Bolivia (Plurinational State of)10.9228.2911,832,936South America
BRA190Brazil25.6066.31213,993,441South America
CHL188Chile25.8466.9219,212,362South America
COL168Colombia46.21119.751,265,841South America
ECU142Ecuador72.03186.517,888,474South America
FLK234Falkland Islands (Malvinas)0.2900.7513,528South America
GUF228French Guiana3.7289.656306,450South America
GUY225Guyana4.01510.40790,329South America
PRY204Paraguay18.1747.067,219,641South America
PER187Peru26.0667.5033,359,416South America
SUR227Suriname3.7949.825591,798South America
URY198Uruguay19.9151.573,485,152South America
VEN181Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)32.5484.2928,704,947South America
AUS230Australia3.3578.69425,788,217Oceania
NZL202New Zealand18.4647.814,860,642Oceania
FJI164Fiji49.42128.0902,899Oceania
NCL211New Caledonia15.7740.84288,217Oceania
PNG197Papua New Guinea20.1452.159,119,005Oceania
SLB193Solomon Islands25.1565.14703,995Oceania
VUT189Vanuatu25.8066.81314,464Oceania
GUM45Guam315.2816.2170,184Oceania
KIR83Kiribati149.9388.1121,388Oceania
MHL42Marshall Islands331.2857.859,618Oceania
FSM78Micronesia (Fed. States of)166.1430.1116,255Oceania
NRU23Nauru543.61,40810,873Oceania
MNP93Northern Mariana Islands125.9326.157,910Oceania
PLW175Palau39.51102.318,174Oceania
ASM53American Samoa275.5713.655,103Oceania
COK139Cook Islands73.22189.617,572Oceania
PYF136French Polynesia77.20199.9282,534Oceania
NIU221Niue6.20816.081,614Oceania
WSM145Samoa70.72183.2200,144Oceania
TKL91Tokelau136.8354.31,368Oceania
TON85Tonga148.3384.0106,759Oceania
TUV33Tuvalu397.51,03011,925Oceania
WLF134Wallis and Futuna Islands79.24205.211,094Oceania
BLR167Belarus46.54120.59,442,867Europe
BGR151Bulgaria63.53164.56,896,655Europe
CZE88Czechia138.8359.610,724,553Europe
HUN107Hungary106.4275.69,634,162Europe
POL95Poland123.4319.737,797,000Europe
MDA96Republic of Moldova122.5317.34,024,025Europe
ROU129Romania83.10215.219,127,772Europe
RUS217Russian Federation8.91023.08145,912,022Europe
SVK101Slovakia113.6294.15,460,726Europe
UKR138Ukraine75.03194.343,466,822Europe
JEY/GGY13Channel Islands922.32,389175,244Europe
DNK89Denmark137.0354.95,813,302Europe
EST183Estonia31.2680.971,325,188Europe
FRO179Faroe Islands35.1491.0149,053Europe
FIN203Finland18.2647.295,548,361Europe
ISL229Iceland3.4258.871343,360Europe
IRL141Ireland72.33187.34,982,904Europe
IMN84Isle of Man149.8388.185,410Europe
LVA184Latvia30.0277.741,866,934Europe
LTU170Lithuania42.92111.22,689,862Europe
NOR213Norway14.9638.755,465,629Europe
SWE195Sweden24.7664.1310,160,159Europe
GBR51United Kingdom281.9730.268,207,114Europe
ALB109Albania104.9271.62,872,934Europe
AND79Andorra164.6426.377,354Europe
BIH150Bosnia and Herzegovina63.99165.73,263,459Europe
HRV140Croatia72.94188.94,081,657Europe
GIB5Gibraltar3,3698,72633,691Europe
GRC132Greece80.46208.410,370,747Europe
VAT7Holy See1,8454,780812Europe
ITA74Italy205.2531.660,367,471Europe
MLT9Malta1,3843,584442,790Europe
MNE166Montenegro46.70120.9628,051Europe
MKD130North Macedonia82.58213.92,082,662Europe
PRT103Portugal111.0287.510,167,923Europe
SMR22San Marino566.81,46834,010Europe
SRB116Serbia99.45257.68,697,547Europe
SVN112Slovenia103.2267.32,078,723Europe
ESP121Spain93.72242.746,745,211Europe
AUT106Austria109.7284.29,043,072Europe
BEL34Belgium384.2995.011,632,334Europe
FRA98France119.5309.565,426,177Europe
DEU61Germany240.7623.483,900,471Europe
LIE62Liechtenstein239.1619.238,254Europe
LUX59Luxembourg245.1634.8634,814Europe
MCO1Monaco26,52368,69639,520Europe
NLD26Netherlands509.31,31917,173,094Europe
CHE68Switzerland220.6571.28,715,494Europe
BMU12Bermuda1,2423,21662,092North America
CAN224Canada4.18610.8438,067,913North America
GRL235Greenland0.1390.35956,868North America
SPM194Saint Pierre and Miquelon25.0964.995,771North America
USA177United States of America36.3994.26332,915,074North America
World 60.53 156.77 7,874,965,732

World Bank (2017)

Rank Country/territory Density
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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