List of countries and dependencies by population density Information

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Population density (people per km2) by country in 2018

This is a list of countries and dependent territories ranked by population density, measured by the number of human inhabitants per square kilometer, and also sortable by total area and by population.

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. All 193 member states of the United Nations plus the Vatican City are given a rank number. The figures in the following table are based on areas including internal bodies of water such as bays, lakes, reservoirs and rivers.

The list does not include entities not on ISO 3166-1, except for states with limited recognition. Thus constituent countries that are not included on ISO 3166-1, and other entities not on ISO 3166-1 like the European Union, are not included.

Figures used in this article are mainly based on the latest censuses and official estimates or projections. Where these are unavailable, projections provided by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs are used. [1]

Main table

The names of dependent territories are shown in italics.

Area figures provided here have been obtained from the main articles of the respective countries and territories.

Rank Country (or dependent territory) Area Population Density Date Population source
km2 mi2 pop./km2 pop./mi2
  Macau ( China) 115.3 45 696,100 21,158.05 54,799 September 30, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
1   Monaco 2.02 0.78 38,300 18,960.4 49,107 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
2   Singapore 722.5 279 5,703,600 7,894.26 20,446 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
  Hong Kong ( China) 1,106 427 7,500,700 6,781.83 17,565 December 31, 2019 Official estimate
  Gibraltar ( United Kingdom) 6.8 2.6 33,701 4,956.03 12,836 July 1, 2019 UN projection
3   Bahrain 778 300 1,543,300 1,982.91 5,136 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
4   Malta 315 122 514,564 1,633.54 4,231 July 10, 2020 Official estimate
5   Maldives 298 115 374,775 1,257.63 3,257 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
  Bermuda ( United Kingdom) 52 20 64,027 1,226.52 3,177 July 1, 2019 Official Projection
  Sint Maarten ( Netherlands) 34 13 42,876 1,261 3,266 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
6   Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 169,474,616 1,177 3,048 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
7    Vatican City [note 1] 0.49 0.19 453 924.49 2,394 February 1, 2019 Official estimate
  Jersey ( United Kingdom) 116 45 104,200 898.28 2,327 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
-   Palestine 6,020 2,324 4,976,684 826.69 2,141 July 1, 2019 Official projection
  Guernsey ( United Kingdom) 78 30 62,723 804.14 2,083 March 31, 2016 Official estimate
Mayotte ( France) 374 144 256,518 685.88 1,776 September 5, 2017 2017 census result
8   Lebanon 10,452 4,036 6,855,713 672.06 1,741 July 1, 2019 UN projection
9   Barbados 430 166 287,025 667.5 1,729 July 1, 2019 UN projection
Saint Martin ( France) 53.2 21 35,334 664.17 1,720 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
  Taiwan 36,197 13,976 23,604,265 652.11 1,689 January 31, 2020 Monthly official estimate
10   Mauritius 2,040 788 1,265,577 620.38 1,607 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
  Aruba ( Netherlands) 180 69 112,309 624 1,616 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
11   San Marino 61 24 34,641 567.89 1,471 April 30, 2019 Official monthly estimate
12   Nauru 21 8 11,200 533.33 1,381 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
13   South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,780,579 516.72 1,338 July 1, 2020 Official annual projection
Saint Barthélemy ( France) 21 8 9,961 474.33 1,229 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
14   Rwanda 26,338 10,169 12,374,397 469.83 1,217 July 1, 2019 Official projection
15   Comoros 1,861 719 873,724 469.49 1,216 July 1, 2019 Official projection
16   Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,519,631 422 1,093 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
17   Israel 22,072 8,522 9,263,700 420 1,087 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
18   Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,403,000 421.32 1,091 July 1, 2020 UN projection
19   India 3,287,263 1,269,219 1,352,642,280 411.48 1,066 January 1, 2019 UN estimate [4] [5]
20   Burundi 27,816 10,740 11,215,578 403.21 1,044 July 1, 2020 Official annual projection
21   Tuvalu 26 10 10,300 396.15 1,026 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
22   Belgium 30,689 11,849 11,530,853 375.73 973 July 1, 2020 Official monthly estimate
23   Philippines 300,000 115,831 109,297,323 364 944 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
  Curaçao ( Netherlands) 444 171 158,665 357.35 926 January 1, 2019 Official Estimate
  Puerto Rico ( United States) 9,104 3,515 3,195,153 350.96 909 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
Réunion ( France) 2,503.7 967 853,659 340.96 883 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
24   Japan 377,975 145,937 126,010,000 333.38 863 February 1, 2020 Monthly official estimate
25   Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,803,000 332.31 861 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
Martinique ( France) 1,128 436 371,246 329.12 852 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
  Guam ( United States) 541 209 175,200 323.84 839 July 1, 2019 Annual projection
26   El Salvador 21,040 8,124 6,704,864 318.67 825 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
27   Grenada 344 133 108,825 316.35 819 July 1, 2019 UN projection
28   Marshall Islands 181 70 55,900 308.84 800 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
  United States Virgin Islands ( United States) 352 136 104,909 298.04 772 July 1, 2019 UN projection
29   Saint Lucia 617 238 180,454 292.47 757 July 1, 2019 UN projection
30   Vietnam 331,212 127,882 96,208,984 290.48 752 April 1, 2019 Official annual projection
  American Samoa ( United States) 197 76 57,100 289.85 751 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
31   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 150 110,520 284.11 736 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
32   United Kingdom 242,495 93,628 67,886,004 279.95 725 May 11, 2020 Population Division UN
33   Pakistan 803,940 310,403 221,304,520 275 713 October 15, 2020 Pakistan Bureau of Statistics
34   Trinidad and Tobago 5,155 1,990 1,363,985 264.59 685 July 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
Cayman Islands ( United Kingdom) 259 100 65,813 254.1 658 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
35   Jamaica 10,991 4,244 2,726,667 248.08 643 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
36   Kuwait 17,818 6,880 4,420,110 248.07 642 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
37   Liechtenstein 160 62 38,380 239.88 621 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
Guadeloupe ( France) 1,628.4 629 390,253 239.65 621 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
38   Luxembourg 2,586 998 613,894 237.39 615 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
39   Qatar 11,571 4,468 2,740,479 236.84 613 May 31, 2019 Official monthly estimate
40   Antigua and Barbuda 442 171 104,084 235.48 610 July 1, 2019 UN projection
41   Germany 357,168 137,903 83,149,300 232.8 603 September 30, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
42   Nigeria 923,768 356,669 200,962,000 217.55 563 July 1, 2019 UN projection
43   Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,358,320 216.36 560 July 1, 2019 Official projection
  British Virgin Islands ( United Kingdom) 151 58 32,206 213.28 552 July 1, 2019 UN projection
44   Seychelles 455 176 96,762 212.66 551 June 30, 2018 Official estimate
45   North Korea 120,540 46,541 25,549,604 211.96 549 January 1, 2019 UN projection
46   Saint Kitts and Nevis 270 104 56,345 208.69 541 July 1, 2019 UN projection
47   Gambia 10,690 4,127 2,228,075 208.43 540 July 1, 2019 UN projection
48    Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,586,550 207.98 539 September 30, 2019 Official provisional figure
49   São Tomé and Príncipe 1,001 386 201,784 201.58 522 July 1, 2018 Official Estimate
50     Nepal 147,516 56,956 29,609,623 200.72 520 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
51   Italy 301,308 116,336 60,252,824 199.97 518 August 31, 2019 Monthly official estimate
52   Uganda 241,551 93,263 40,006,700 165.62 429 July 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
  Kosovo [note 2] 10,910 4,212 1,795,666 164.59 426 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
53   Andorra 464 179 76,177 164.17 425 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
54   Guatemala 108,889 42,042 17,679,735 162.36 421 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
55   Kiribati 811 313 125,000 154.13 399 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
Sint Eustatius ( Netherlands) 21 8 3,193 152.05 394 July 1, 2015
56   Federated States of Micronesia 701 271 105,600 150.64 390 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
Saba ( Netherlands) 13 5 1,947 149.77 388 January 1, 2016
57   Cyprus 5,896 2,276 875,900 148.56 385 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
58   Malawi 118,484 45,747 17,563,749 148.24 384 September 3, 2018 2018 Census Result
  Isle of Man ( United Kingdom) 572 221 83,314 145.65 377 April 24, 2016 2016 census result
59   China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,404,876,080 146 377 October 15, 2020 Official estimate
60   Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 268,074,600 140.75 365 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
  Tokelau ( New Zealand) 10 4 1,400 140 363 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
  Anguilla ( United Kingdom) 96 37 13,452 140.13 363 May 11, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
61   Tonga 720 278 100,000 138.89 360 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
62   Cape Verde 4,033 1,557 550,483 136.49 354 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
63   Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,681,161 135.43 351 September 30, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
64   Denmark 43,098 16,640 5,814,461 134.91 349 July 1, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
65   Togo 56,600 21,853 7,538,000 133.18 345 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
66   Thailand 513,120 198,117 66,564,555 130 336 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
67   Ghana 238,533 92,098 30,280,811 126.95 329 July 1, 2019 Official projection
  Northern Mariana Islands ( United States) 457 176 56,600 123.85 321 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
68   France 543,965 210,026 67,060,000 123.28 319 December 1, 2019 Monthly official estimate
69   Poland 312,685 120,728 38,386,000 122.76 318 June 30, 2019 Official estimate
70   Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,791,300 121 313 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
71   United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,770,529 116.87 303 July 1, 2019 UN projection
72   Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 10,067,108 116.25 301 January 1, 2020 Official publication
  Transnistria [note 3] 4,163 1,607 469,000 112.66 292 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
73   Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,276,617 111.59 289 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
74   Slovakia 49,036 18,933 5,450,421 111.15 288 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
75   Sierra Leone 71,740 27,699 7,901,454 110.14 285 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
76   Austria 83,879 32,386 8,902,600 106.14 275 January 1, 2020 Official quarterly estimate
77   Turkey 783,562 302,535 83,154,997 106.12 275 December 31, 2019 Annual official estimate
78   Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,764,000 104.96 272 January 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
  Northern Cyprus [note 4] 3,355 1,295 351,965 104.91 272 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
79   Benin 112,622 43,484 11,733,059 104.18 270 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
80   Slovenia 20,273 7,827 2,084,301 102.81 266 January 1, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
81   Cuba 109,884 42,426 11,193,470 101.87 264 December 31, 2019 Official population estimate
82   Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 107,534,882 101.1 262 July 1, 2018 UN projection
83   Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 101,049,576 101 261 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
84   Albania 28,703 11,082 2,845,955 99.73 258 January 1, 2020 Official annual estimate
85   Armenia 29,743 11,484 2,957,500 99.44 258 September 30, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
86   Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,696,520 99 256 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
87   Costa Rica 51,100 19,730 5,058,007 98.98 256 June 30, 2019 Official estimate
88   Dominica 739 285 71,808 97.17 252 July 1, 2019 UN projection
89   Spain 505,990 195,364 46,934,632 92.76 240 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
90   Syria 185,180 71,498 17,070,135 92.18 239 July 1, 2019 UN projection
91   Cambodia 181,035 69,898 16,289,270 89.98 233 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
92   Iraq 438,317 169,235 39,309,783 89.68 232 July 1, 2019 UN projection-
93   Serbia 77,474 29,913 6,901,188 89.08 231 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
94   Senegal 196,722 75,955 16,209,125 82.4 213 July 1, 2019 Official projection
95   Kenya 581,834 224,647 47,564,296 81.75 212 August 31, 2019 2019 census result
Wallis & Futuna ( France) 142 55 11,600 81.69 212 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
96   Honduras 112,492 43,433 9,158,345 81.41 211 July 1, 2019 Official projection
97   Romania 238,391 92,043 19,405,156 81.4 211 January 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
98   Greece 131,957 50,949 10,724,599 81.27 210 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
99   North Macedonia 25,713 9,928 2,077,132 80.78 209 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
100   Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,339,766 80.32 208 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
101   Morocco 446,550 172,414 36,045,706 81 209 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
102   Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 25,823,071 79.97 207 January 1, 2019 Official projection
  French Polynesia ( France) 3,521 1,359 280,600 79.69 206 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
103   Moldova 33,843 13,067 2,681,735 79.24 205 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
104   Timor-Leste 14,919 5,760 1,167,242 78.24 203 July 11, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
  Turks and Caicos Islands ( United Kingdom) 497 192 37,910 76.28 198 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
105   Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 20,244,080 74.77 194 July 1, 2018 Annual official projection
106   Lesotho 30,355 11,720 2,263,010 74.55 193 July 1, 2018 UN projection
107   Brunei 5,765 2,226 421,300 73.08 189 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
108   Uzbekistan 447,400 172,742 32,653,900 72.99 189 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
109   Croatia 56,542 21,831 4,087,843 72.3 187 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
110   Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,722,038 71.65 186 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
111   Samoa 2,831 1,093 199,300 70.4 182 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
112 Ireland 70,273 27,133 4,921,500 70.03 181 April 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
113   Ukraine [note 5] 603,000 232,820 41,902,416 69.49 180 January 1, 2020 Official monthly estimate
114   Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 19,772 3,511,372 68.57 178 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
115   Eswatini (Swaziland) 17,364 6,704 1,159,250 66.76 173 July 1, 2018 Official projection
Bonaire ( Netherlands) 288 111 18,905 65.64 170 December 31, 2014
116   Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,915,284 63.55 165 July 1, 2018 UN projection
117   Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 126,577,691 64.35 167 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
  Cook Islands ( New Zealand) 237 92 15,250 64.35 167 July 1, 2020 Annual projection
118   Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 9,127,000 63.78 165 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
119   Ecuador 276,841 106,889 17,589,220 64 165 October 15, 2020 Official projection
120   Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 6,951,482 62.62 162 December 31, 2019 Official annual estimate
121   Tanzania 945,087 364,900 55,890,747 59.14 153 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
  World (land only, excluding Antarctica) 134,940,000 52,100,000 7,820,186,000 57.95 150 October 15, 2020 USCB's world population clock
122   Panama 74,177 28,640 4,158,783 56.07 145 July 1, 2018 Official projection
123   Georgia 69,700 26,911 3,729,600 53.51 139 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
124   Nicaragua 121,428 46,884 6,393,824 52.66 136 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
  World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,820,186,000 52.51 136 October 15, 2020 USCB's World population clock
125   Cameroon 466,050 179,943 24,348,251 52.24 135 July 1, 2019 Official projection
126   Iran 1,648,195 636,372 83,865,791 51 132 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
Norfolk Island ( Australia) 35 14 1,748 49.94 129 August 9, 2016 census result
127   Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,218,357 49.7 129 July 1, 2019 official projection
128 Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 31,575,018 48.89 127 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
129   Fiji 18,333 7,078 884,887 48.27 125 September 17, 2017 Official census result
  Montserrat ( United Kingdom) 102 39 4,922 48.25 125 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
130   Equatorial Guinea 28,051 10,831 1,358,276 48.42 125 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
131   South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 58,775,022 48.14 125 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
132   Djibouti 23,000 8,880 1,078,373 46.89 121 July 1, 2019 Official projection
133   Liberia 97,036 37,466 4,475,353 46.12 119 July 1, 2019 Official projection
134   Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,397,800 45.59 118 April 1, 2020 Quarterly official estimate
135   Montenegro 13,812 5,333 622,182 45.05 117 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
136   Guinea-Bissau 36,125 13,948 1,604,528 44.42 115 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
137   Madagascar 587,041 226,658 25,680,342 43.75 113 May 18, 2018 Official Census
138   Lithuania 65,300 25,212 2,793,466 42.78 111 November 1, 2019 Monthly official estimate
139   Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 46,498,200 41 105 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
140   Palau 444 171 17,900 40.32 104 July 1, 2018 Official estimate[ permanent dead link]
  Cocos (Keeling) Islands ( Australia) 14 5 544 38.86 101 August 9, 2016 census result
141   Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 15,159,624 38.8 100 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
142   Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 86,790,567 37.01 96 July 1, 2019 UN projection
143   Mozambique 799,380 308,642 28,571,310 35.74 93 July 1, 2019 Official projection
144   Venezuela 916,445 353,841 32,219,521 35.16 91 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
  Faroe Islands ( Denmark) 1,399 540 50,844 34.48 89 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
145   United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 330,476,732 34 87 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
146   Kyrgyzstan 199,945 77,199 6,309,300 31.56 82 June 1, 2018 Official estimate
147   Latvia 64,562 24,928 1,910,400 29.59 77 October 1, 2019 Official monthly estimate
148   Estonia 45,339 17,505 1,324,820 29.22 76 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
149   Eritrea 121,100 46,757 3,497,117 28.88 75 July 1, 2019 UN projection
  Abkhazia [note 6] 8,660 3,344 243,206 28.08 73 April 27, 2018
150   Bahamas 13,940 5,382 386,870 27.75 72 July 1, 2018 Official projection
151   Laos 236,800 91,429 6,492,400 27.42 71 March 1, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
152   Peru 1,285,216 496,225 32,162,184 25.02 65 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
153   Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 212,201,661 25 65 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
154   Vanuatu 12,281 4,742 304,500 24.79 64 July 1, 2018 Official estimate[ permanent dead link]
Saint Pierre and Miquelon ( France) 242 2,605 5,997 24.78 64 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
155   Solomon Islands 28,370 10,954 682,500 24.06 62 July 1, 2018 Official estimate[ permanent dead link]
156   Somalia 637,657 246,201 15,181,925 23.81 62 July 1, 2018 UN projection
157   Angola 1,246,700 481,354 29,250,009 23.46 61 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
158   Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 22.98 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
159   Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,343,403 22.97 59 April 1, 2020 Official quarterly estimate
160   Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 40,782,742 22.17 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
161   Zambia 752,612 290,585 16,405,229 21.8 56 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
162   Bhutan 38,394 14,824 831,744 21.66 56.11 October 15, 2020 Official population clock[ failed verification]
163   Uruguay [note 7][ clarification needed] 176,215 68,037 3,518,553 19.97 52 June 30, 2019 Official annual projection
  Somaliland [note 8] 176,120 68,000 3,508,180 19.92 52 August 17, 2017
164   South Sudan 644,329 248,777 12,778,250 19.83 51 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
  Åland Islands ( Finland) 1,552 599 29,789 19.19 50 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
165   Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,935,000 19.3 50 July 1, 2020 Annual official estimate
166   New Zealand 270,467 104,428 5,092,989 19 49 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
167   Niger 1,186,408 458,075 22,314,743 18.81 49 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
168   Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 43,000,000 18.05 47 January 1, 2019 Official projection
169   Belize 22,965 8,867 408,487 17.79 46 August 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
170   Paraguay 406,752 157,048 7,052,983 17.1 44 July 1, 2018 Official projection
171   Norway 323,808 125,023 5,367,580 16.58 43 January 1, 2020 Official quarterly estimate
172   Finland 338,424 130,666 5,527,405 16.33 42 December 20, 2019 Official monthly estimate
173   Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,938,712 16.16 42 July 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
174   Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 34,218,169 15.92 41 January 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
175   Republic of the Congo 342,000 132,047 5,399,895 15.79 41 July 1, 2018 UN projection
176   Mali 1,248,574 482,077 19,107,706 15.3 40 July 1, 2018 UN projection
  Christmas Island ( Australia) 137 53 2,072 15.12 39 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
177   Oman 309,500 119,499 4,645,249 15.01 39 April 1, 2020 Official quarterly estimate
  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha ( United Kingdom) 394 152 5,633 14.3 37 February 7, 2016 2016 census result
  New Caledonia ( France) 18,575 7,172 258,958 13.94 36 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
  South Ossetia [note 9] 3,900 1,506 53,532 13.73 36 August 11, 2016
  Artsakh [note 10] 11,458 4,424 150,932 13.17 34 October 14, 2015
178   Chad 1,284,000 495,755 15,353,184 11.96 31 July 1, 2018 UN projection
179   Turkmenistan 491,210 189,657 5,851,466 11.91 31 July 1, 2018 UN projection
180   Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,307,314 10.29 27 July 1, 2018 Official projection
181   Russia [note 11] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,877,088 8.58 22 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
182   Gabon 267,667 103,347 2,067,561 7.72 20 July 1, 2018 UN projection
183   Central African Republic 622,436 240,324 4,737,423 7.61 20 July 1, 2018 UN projection
184   Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 18,592,700 6.69 17 January 4, 2020 Official monthly estimate
  Niue ( New Zealand) 261 101 1,613 6.18 16 September 10, 2011 Final 2011 census result
185   Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 38,208,355 4 10 October 15, 2020 Official estimate
186   Botswana 581,730 224,607 2,302,878 3.96 10.3 July 1, 2018 Official projection
187   Mauritania 1,030,700 397,955 3,984,233 3.87 10.0 July 1, 2018 Official projection
188   Libya 1,770,060 683,424 6,470,956 3.66 9.5 July 1, 2018 UN projection
189   Guyana 214,999 83,012 782,225 3.64 9.4 July 1, 2018 UN projection
190   Iceland 102,775 39,682 366,130 3.56 9.2 March 31, 2020 Official quarterly estimate
191   Suriname 163,820 63,251 568,301 3.47 9.0 July 1, 2018 UN projection
192   Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 25,680,709 3 9 October 15, 2020 Official estimate
French Guiana ( France) 86,504 33,399 268,700 3.11 8.1 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
193   Namibia 825,118 318,580 2,413,643 2.93 7.6 July 1, 2018 Official projection
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Western Sahara [note 12] 252,120 97,344 567,421 2.25 5.8 July 1, 2018 UN projection
194   Mongolia 1,564,100 603,902 3,238,479 2.07 5.4 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
  Pitcairn Islands ( United Kingdom) 47.3 18 56 1.19 3.1 September 20, 2016 2013 census result
  Falkland Islands ( United Kingdom) 12,173 4,700 2,563 0.21 0.54 April 15, 2012 2012 census result
  Svalbard and Jan Mayen ( Norway) 61,399 23,706 2,655 0.04 0.10 September 1, 2012 Official estimate
  Greenland ( Denmark) 2,166,000 836,297 55,877 0.03 0.08 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
Rank Country (or dependent territory) km2 mi2 Population pop./km2 pop./mi2 Date Population source
Area Density

Density of the most populous countries

This list consists of the top 100 most populous countries (see also List of countries and dependencies by population).

Rank Country (or dependent territory) Area Population Density Date Population source
km2 mi2 pop./km2 pop./mi2
1   Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 169,474,616 1,177 3,048 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
-   Taiwan 36,197 13,976 23,604,265 652 1,689 January 31, 2020 Monthly official estimate
2   South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,780,579 517 1,339 July 1, 2020 Official Annual projection
3   Rwanda 26,338 10,169 12,374,397 470 1,217 July 1, 2019 Official projection
4   Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,519,631 422 1,093 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
5   Israel 22,072 8,522 9,263,700 420 1,087 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
6   Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,403,000 421.32 1,091 July 1, 2020 UN projection
7   India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,368,427,772 416 1,078 October 15, 2020 [ citation needed]
8   Burundi 27,816 10,740 11,215,578 403 1,044 July 1, 2020 Official annual projection
9   Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,530,853 375.73 973 July 1, 2020 Official monthly estimate
10   Philippines 300,000 115,831 109,297,323 364 944 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
11   Japan 377,975 145,937 126,010,000 333 862 February 1, 2020 Official monthly estimate
12   Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,881,913 332 860 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
13   Vietnam 331,212 127,882 96,208,984 290 751 April 1, 2019 Official annual projection
14   United Kingdom 242,495 93,628 67,886,004 280 725 May 11, 2020 Population Division UN
15   Pakistan 803,940 310,403 221,304,520 275 713 October 15, 2020 Pakistan Bureau of Statistics
16   Germany 357,168 137,903 83,149,300 233 603 September 30, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
17   Nigeria 923,768 356,669 200,962,000 218 565 July 1, 2019 UN projection
18   Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,358,320 216 559 July 1, 2019 Official projection
19   North Korea 122,762 47,399 25,450,000 211 546 July 1, 2019 UN projection
20    Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,586,550 208 539 September 30, 2019 Official provisional figure
21     Nepal 147,181 56,827 29,609,623 201 521 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
22   Italy 301,308 116,336 60,252,824 200 518 August 31, 2019 Monthly official estimate
23   Uganda 241,551 93,263 40,006,700 166 430 July 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
24   Guatemala 108,889 42,042 17,679,735 162 420 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
25   Malawi 118,484 45,747 17,563,749 148 383 September 3, 2018 2018 Census Result
26   China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,404,876,080 146 377 October 15, 2020 Official estimate
27   Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 268,074,600 141 365 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
28   Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,681,161 135 350 September 30, 2019 Official quarterly estimate
29   Togo 56,600 21,853 7,538,000 133 344 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
30   Thailand 513,120 198,117 66,564,555 130 336 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
31   Ghana 238,533 92,098 30,280,811 127 329 July 1, 2019 Official projection
32   France 543,965 210,026 67,060,000 123 319 December 1, 2019 Monthly official estimate
33   Poland 312,685 120,728 38,386,000 123 319 June 30, 2019 Official estimate
34   Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,791,300 121 313 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
35   United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,770,529 117 303 July 1, 2019 UN projection
36   Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 10,067,108 116 300 January 1, 2020 Official publication
37   Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,276,617 112 290 December 31, 2018 Official estimate
38   Austria 83,879 32,386 8,902,600 106 275 January 1, 2020 Official quarterly estimate
39   Turkey 783,562 302,535 83,154,997 106 275 December 31, 2019 Annual official estimate
40   Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,764,000 105 272 January 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
41   Cuba 109,886 42,427 11,209,628 102 264 December 31, 2018 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   Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 101,049,576 101 261 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
45   Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,696,520 99 256 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
46   Spain 503,783 194,512 46,934,632 93 241 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
47   Syria 185,180 71,498 17,070,135 92 238 July 1, 2019 UN estimate
48   Cambodia 181,035 69,898 16,289,270 90 233 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
49   Iraq 438,317 169,235 39,309,783 90 233 July 1, 2019 UN projection
50   Kenya 581,834 224,647 47,564,296 82 212 August 31, 2019 2019 census result
51   Senegal 196,722 75,955 16,209,125 82 212 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
52   Romania 238,391 92,043 19,405,156 81 210 January 1, 2019 Official annual estimate
53   Greece 131,957 50,949 10,724,599 81 210 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
54   Honduras 112,088 43,277 9,158,345 81 210 July 1, 2019 Official projection
55   Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,339,766 80 207 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
56   Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 25,823,071 80 207 January 1, 2019 Official projection
57   Morocco 446,550 172,414 36,045,706 81 209 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
58   Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 19,632,147 73 189 July 1, 2017 Annual official projection
59   Uzbekistan 447,400 172,742 32,653,900 73 189 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
60   Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,722,038 72 186 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
61   Ukraine [note 13] 603,000 232,820 41,902,416 69 179 January 1, 2020 Official monthly estimate
62   Mexico 1,972,550 761,606 129,268,000 66 171 Official estimate
63   Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,915,284 64 166 July 1, 2018 UN projection
64   Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 9,127,000 64 166 January 1, 2019 Official estimate
65   Ecuador 276,841 106,889 17,589,220 64 165 October 15, 2020 Official projection
66   Tanzania 945,087 364,900 55,890,747 59 153 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
67   Cameroon 466,050 179,943 24,348,251 52 135 July 1, 2019 Official projection
68   Iran 1,648,195 636,372 83,865,791 51 132 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
69   Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,218,357 50 129 July 1, 2019 official projection
70   Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 31,575,018 49 127 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
71   South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 58,775,022 48 124 July 1, 2019 Official estimate
72   Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,465,300 46 119 April 1, 2019 Quarterly official estimate
73   Madagascar 587,041 226,658 25,680,342 44 114 May 18, 2018 Official Census
74   Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 46,498,200 41 105 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
75   Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 15,159,624 39 101 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
76   Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 86,790,567 37 96 July 1, 2019 UN projection
77   Mozambique 799,380 308,642 28,571,310 36 93 July 1, 2019 Official projection
78   Venezuela 916,445 353,841 32,219,521 35 91 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
79   United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 330,476,732 34 87 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
80   Peru 1,285,216 496,225 32,162,184 25 65 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
81   Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 212,201,661 25 65 October 15, 2020 Official population clock
82   Somalia 637,657 246,201 15,181,925 24 62 July 1, 2018 UN projection
83   Angola 1,246,700 481,354 29,250,009 23 60 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
84   Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 23 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
85   Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,429,005 23 60 October 15, 2020 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 12,778,250 20 52 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
89   Niger 1,186,408 458,075 22,314,743 19 49 July 1, 2019 Official annual projection
90   Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,935,000 19 49 July 1, 2020 Annual official estimate
91   Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 43,000,000 18 47 January 1, 2019 Official projection
92   Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,938,712 16 41 July 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
93   Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 34,218,169 16 41 January 1, 2019 Annual official estimate
94   Mali 1,248,574 482,077 19,107,706 15 39 July 1, 2018 UN projection
95   Chad 1,284,000 495,755 15,353,184 12 31 July 1, 2018 UN projection
96   Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,307,314 10 26 July 1, 2018 Official projection
97   Russia [note 14] 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 38,208,355 4 10 October 15, 2020 Official estimate
100   Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 25,680,709 3 9 October 15, 2020 Official estimate
Rank Country (or dependent territory) km2 mi2 Population pop./km2 pop./mi2 Date Population source
Area Density

See also

By region
Cities
Other

Notes

  1. ^ The De Agostini Atlas Calendar listed the area of Vatican City as 0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi) in its 1930 edition [2] but corrected it to 0.49 km2 (0.19 sq mi) in its 1945–46 edition. [3] The figure of 0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi) is still widely cited by many sources despite its inaccuracy.
    In 2019, the total population was 825, consisting of 453 residents and 372 nonresident citizens. For calculating the population density, only residents are considered.
  2. ^ 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 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.
  3. ^ Not recognized by any UN member states
  4. ^ Recognized only by Turkey
  5. ^ Excludes Crimea.
  6. ^ Recognized by only 6 UN member states
  7. ^ File: "Población por región, sexo y edad simple, 1996-2025". Implied data: 3,003,671 in urban areas; 351,196 in smaller towns; 163,686 rural. Total 2019: 3,518,553
  8. ^ Not recognized by any UN member states
  9. ^ Recognized by only 5 UN members states
  10. ^ Not recognized by any UN member states
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  13. ^ Excludes Crimea.
  14. ^ 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.

References

  1. ^ "World Population Prospects". Archived from the original on 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  2. ^ De Agostini Atlas Calendar, 1930, p. 99. (in Italian)
  3. ^ De Agostini Atlas Calendar, 1945–46, p. 128. (in Italian)
  4. ^ ""World Population prospects – Population division"". population.un.org. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  5. ^ ""Overall total population" – World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision" (xslx). population.un.org (custom data acquired via website). United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved November 9, 2019.