List of countries and dependencies by population density Article

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Population density (people per km2) by country in 2017

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

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. The figures in the following table are based on areas including inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers).

Figures used in this article are mainly based on the latest censuses and official estimates (or projections). Where there is not such updated national data available, figures are based on the online projections provided by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. [1]

Main table

The names of dependent territories as well as recognised states with no or limited control over their territory are shown in italics.

Area figures given here are taken from various (usually unspecified) sources.

  • The European Union is a sui generis supranational union possessing "country-like" characteristics. The entity is composed of 28 member countries. Its population density has been estimated at 116 people per km2, and it would be ranked 95th if it were included in the list. (population: 506,913,394 on January 1, 2014, [2] area: 4,324,782 km2). See also: List of regional organizations by population.
  • Area includes land and water.
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source
  World (land only, excluding Antarctica) 134,940,000 52,100,000 7,658,506,000 57 148 October 19, 2018 USCB's world population clock
  World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,658,506,000 51 132 October 19, 2018 USCB's World population clock
  World (with water) 510,072,000 196,940,000 7,658,506,000 15 39 October 19, 2018 USCB's World population clock
1   Macau ( China) 32.9 13 658,900 20,027 51,870 August 10, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
2   Monaco 2.02 0.78 38,300 18,960 49,106 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
3   Singapore 719.9 278 5,612,300 7,796 20,192 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
4   Hong Kong (China) 1,106.4 427 7,448,900 6,732 17,436 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
5   Gibraltar ( UK) [note 1] 6.8 2.6 33,140 4,874 12,624 March 7, 2017 Official estimate
6    Vatican City 0.44 0.17 1000 2,273 5,887 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
7   Bahrain 757 292 1,451,200 1,917 4,965 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
8   Malta 315 122 475,701 1,510 3,911 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
9   Maldives 298 115 378,114 1,269 3,287 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
10   Bermuda ( UK) 52 20 63,779 1,227 3,178 May 21, 2016 2016 Census Preliminary Report
11   Sint Maarten ( Kingdom of the Netherlands) 34 13 40,535 1,192 3,087 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
12   Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 165,384,514 1,149 2,975 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
13   Jersey ( UK) 116 45 104,200 898 2,326 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
14   Guernsey ( UK) 78 30 62,723 804 2,082 March 31, 2016 Official estimate
15   Palestine [note 2] 6,020 2,324 4,816,503 800 2,072 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
16 Mayotte 374 144 256,518 686 1,777 September 5, 2017 2017 census result
17   Barbados 430 166 286,388 666 1,725 July 1, 2018 UN projection
18 Saint Martin 53.2 21 35,107 660 1,709 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
19   Taiwan 36,197 13,976 23,577,271 651 1,686 August 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
20   Mauritius 2,040 788 1,265,577 620 1,606 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
21   Lebanon 10,452 4,036 6,093,509 597 1,546 July 1, 2018 UN projection
22   Aruba ( Kingdom of the Netherlands) 180 69 105,668 587 1,520 June 14, 2018 [1]
23   San Marino 61 24 33,326 546 1,414 March 31, 2018 Monthly official estimate
24 Zanzibar 2,461 950 1,303,569 530 1,373 August 31, 2017
25   Nauru 21 8 11,000 524 1,357 July 1, 2018 Annual estimate
26   South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,635,256 515 1,334 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
27   Comoros 1,861 719 850,688 457 1,184 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
28   Rwanda 26,338 10,169 12,001,136 456 1,181 July 1, 2018 Official projection
29 Saint Barthelemy ( France) 21 8 9,427 449 1,163 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
30   Curaçao ( Kingdom of the Netherlands) 363.91 141 161,573 444 1,150 June 16, 2018 [2]
31   Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,263,902 416 1,077 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
32   Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,112,945 411 1,064 July 1, 2018 UN projection
33   India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,338,438,037 407 1,055 October 19, 2018 Population clock based on 2011 census
34   Israel 22,072 8,522 8,932,575 405 1,048 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
35   Tuvalu 26 10 10,200 392 1,015 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
36   Burundi 27,816 10,740 10,681,186 384 995 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
37   Puerto Rico ( US) [note 3] 8,868 3,424 3,337,177 376 974 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
38   Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,420,163 374 969 August 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
39   Philippines 300,000 115,831 106,631,960 355 921 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
40 Reunion 2,503.7 967 850,996 340 881 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
41   Japan 377,944 145,925 126,420,000 334 865 September 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
42 Martinique 1,128 436 376,847 334 865 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
43   Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,444,000 327 847 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
44   Guam ( US) 541 209 172,400 319 826 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
45   El Salvador 21,040 8,124 6,643,359 316 818 July 1, 2018 Official projection
46   Marshall Islands 181 70 55,500 307 795 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
47   United States Virgin Islands ( US) 352 136 106,405 302 782 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
48   Grenada 344 133 103,328 300 777 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
49   Saint Lucia 617 238 179,667 291 754 July 1, 2018 UN projection
50   American Samoa ( US) 197 76 56,700 288 746 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
51   Vietnam 331,212 127,882 94,660,000 286 741 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
52   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 150 109,557 282 730 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
53   United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 66,040,229 272 704 June 30, 2017 Official estimate
54   Trinidad and Tobago 5,155 1,990 1,359,193 264 684 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
55   Pakistan 803,940 310,403 202,378,217 252 652 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
56   Jamaica 10,991 4,244 2,730,894 248 642 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
57 Guadeloupe 1,628.4 629 395,725 243 629 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
58   Liechtenstein 160 62 38,111 238 616 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
59   Qatar 11,571 4,468 2,700,390 233 603 February 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
60   Luxembourg 2,586 998 602,005 233 603 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
61   Germany 357,168 137,903 82,793,800 232 601 March 31, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
62   Kuwait 17,818 6,880 4,007,000 225 583 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
63 Cayman Islands 259 100 55,456 214 554 October 10, 2010 Final 2010 census result
64   Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,266,149 214 554 July 1, 2018 Official projection
65   North Korea 120,540 46,541 25,610,672 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
66   Nigeria 923,768 356,669 195,875,237 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
67   Seychelles 455 176 95,821 211 546 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
68    Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,508,904 206 534 June 30, 2018 Official provisional figure
69   Gambia 10,690 4,127 2,163,765 202 523 July 1, 2018 UN projection
70   Italy 301,308 116,336 60,234,111 200 518 May 31, 2018 Monthly official estimate
71     Nepal 147,181 56,827 29,218,867 199 515 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
72   British Virgin Islands ( UK) 151 58 29,537 196 508 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
73   Antigua and Barbuda 442 171 86,295 195 505 May 27, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
74   Saint Kitts and Nevis 270 104 51,970 192 497 July 1, 2009 Official estimate
75   São Tomé and Príncipe 1,001 386 187,356 187 484 May 13, 2012 2012 census result
76   Andorra 464 179 80,209 173 448 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
77   Kosovo [note 4] 10,910 4,212 1,798,506 165 427 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
78   Malawi 118,484 45,747 19,164,728 162 420 July 1, 2018 UN projection
79   Uganda 241,551 93,263 38,823,100 161 417 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
80   Guatemala 108,889 42,042 17,302,084 159 412 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
81 Sint Eustatius ( Netherlands) 21 8 3,193 152 394 July 1, 2015
82   Tokelau ( NZ) 10 4 1,499 150 388 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
83 Saba ( Netherlands) 13 5 1,947 150 388 January 1, 2016
84   Federated States of Micronesia 701 271 105,300 150 388 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
85   Kiribati 811 313 120,100 148 383 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
86   Isle of Man 572 221 83,314 146 378 April 24, 2016 2016 census result
87   Cyprus 5,896 2,276 854,800 145 376 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
88   China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,394,696,834 145 375 October 19, 2018 Official estimate
89   Tonga 720 278 100,651 140 363 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
90   Anguilla ( UK) 96 37 13,452 140 363 May 11, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
91   Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 265,015,300 139 360 July 1, 2018 Official projection
92   Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,625,449 135 350 June 30, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
93   Thailand 513,120 198,117 69,183,173 135 350 July 1, 2018 UN projection
94   Denmark 43,098 16,640 5,789,957 134 347 July 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
95   Cape Verde 4,033 1,557 544,081 133 344 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
96   Togo 56,600 21,853 7,352,000 130 337 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
97   France 543,965 210,026 67,297,000 124 321 August 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
98   Ghana 238,533 92,098 29,614,337 124 321 January 1, 2018 Official projection
99   Poland 312,685 120,728 38,433,600 123 319 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
100 Iraqi Kurdistan 46,861 18,093 5,754,770 123 319 July 1, 2017
101   Northern Mariana Islands ( US) 457 176 53,883 118 306 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
102   Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,264,222 115 298 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
103   Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,943,226 115 298 August 1, 2018 Official estimate
104   United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,541,615 114 295 July 1, 2018 UN projection
105   Transnistria 4,163 1,607 475,665 114 295 October 14, 2015 [3]
106   Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,291,027 112 290 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
107   Slovakia 49,036 18,933 5,443,120 111 287 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
108   Austria 83,879 32,386 8,838,171 105 272 July 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
109   Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,771,000 105 272 January 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
110   Moldova 33,843 13,067 3,547,539 105 272 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
111   Turkey 783,562 302,535 80,810,525 103 267 December 31, 2017 Annual official estimate
112   Cuba 109,884 42,426 11,221,060 102 264 December 31, 2017 Official annual estimate
113   Slovenia 20,273 7,827 2,066,880 102 264 January 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
114   Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 107,534,882 101 262 July 1, 2018 UN projection
115   Benin 112,622 43,484 11,362,269 101 262 July 1, 2018 Official projection
116   Armenia 29,743 11,484 2,972,900 100 259 January 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
117   Albania 28,703 11,082 2,870,324 100 259 January 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
118   Syria 185,180 71,498 18,284,407 99 256 July 1, 2018 UN projection
119   Sierra Leone 71,740 27,699 7,075,641 99 256 December 4, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
120   Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,501,780 98 254 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
121   Costa Rica 51,100 19,730 5,003,393 98 254 June 30, 2018 Official estimate
122   Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 97,750,894 98 253 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
123   Dominica 739 285 71,293 96 249 May 14, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
124   Northern Cyprus [note 5] 3,355 1,295 313,626 93 241 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
125   Spain 505,990 195,364 46,659,302 92 238 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
126   Cambodia 181,035 69,898 16,316,136 90 233 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
127   Serbia 77,474 29,913 6,925,188 89 231 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
128   Kenya 581,834 224,647 50,950,879 88 228 July 1, 2018 UN projection
129   Iraq [note 6] 387,267 149,525 34,255,250 88 228 July 1, 2018 UN projection
130   Greece 131,957 50,949 10,768,193 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
131   Romania 238,391 92,043 19,524,000 82 212 January 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
132   Macedonia 25,713 9,928 2,075,301 81 210 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
133   Myanmar 676,577 261,228 53,862,731 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
134   Honduras 112,492 43,433 9,012,229 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official projection
135   Senegal 196,722 75,955 15,726,037 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official projection
136   French Polynesia ( France) 3,521 1,359 277,100 79 205 July 1, 2018 official estimate
137   Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,818,915 78 202 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
138   Timor-Leste 14,919 5,760 1,167,242 78 202 July 11, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
139   Turks and Caicos Islands ( UK) 497 192 37,910 76 197 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
140   Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 24,295,000 75 194 July 1, 2017 UN projection
141   Lesotho 30,355 11,720 2,263,010 75 194 July 1, 2018 UN projection
142   Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 20,244,080 75 194 July 1, 2018 Annual official projection
144   Uzbekistan 447,400 172,742 32,653,900 73 189 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
145   Brunei 5,765 2,226 422,678 73 189 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
146   Croatia 56,542 21,831 4,105,493 73 189 December 31, 2017 Annual official estimate
147   Tunisia 163,610 63,170 11,446,300 70 181 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
148   Samoa 2,831 1,093 199,052 70 181 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
149   Ukraine [note 7] 603,000 232,820 42,248,129 70 181 August 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
150   Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 19,772 3,511,372 69 179 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
151 Republic of Ireland 70,273 27,133 4,792,500 68 176 April 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
152   Swaziland 17,364 6,704 1,159,250 67 174 July 1, 2018 Official projection
153   Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,050,034 64 166 December 31, 2017 Official annual estimate
156   Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,915,284 64 166 July 1, 2018 UN projection
157   Cook Islands ( NZ) 237 92 15,200 64 166 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
158   Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 124,737,789 63 163 July 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
159   Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,931,000 62 161 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
160   Ecuador 276,841 106,889 17,097,119 62 160 October 19, 2018 Official projection
161   Tanzania 881,288 340,267 52,895,594 60 155 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
162   Panama 74,177 28,640 4,158,783 56 145 July 1, 2018 Official projection
163   Georgia 69,700 26,911 3,729,600 54 140 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
164   Nicaragua 121,428 46,884 6,262,703 52 135 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
165   Cameroon 466,050 179,943 23,794,164 51 132 January 1, 2018 Official projection
166   Iran 1,648,195 636,372 81,882,389 50 129 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
167   Guinea 245,857 94,926 11,883,516 48 124 July 1, 2018 official projection
168   Montserrat ( UK) 102 39 4,922 48 124 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
169 Wallis & Futuna ( France) 274 106 13,135 48 124 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
170   Fiji 18,333 7,078 884,887 48 124 September 17, 2017 Official census result
171   South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 57,725,600 47 122 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
172   Djibouti 23,000 8,880 1,049,001 46 119 July 1, 2018 Official projection
173   Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,478,200 46 119 July 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
174 Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 29,724,323 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
175   Montenegro 13,812 5,333 622,387 45 117 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
176   Eritrea 121,100 46,757 5,187,948 43 111 July 1, 2018 UN projection
177   Liberia 97,036 37,466 4,382,387 45 117 July 1, 2018 Official projection
178   Madagascar 587,041 226,658 26,262,810 45 117 July 1, 2018 UN projection
179   Equatorial Guinea 28,051 10,831 1,222,442 44 114 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
180   Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 49,998,275 44 113 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
181   Palau 488 188 20,901 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
182   Guinea-Bissau 36,125 13,948 1,553,822 43 111 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
183   Lithuania 65,300 25,212 2,797,184 43 111 October 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
184   Cocos (Keeling) Islands ( Australia) 14 5 544 39 101 August 9, 2016 census result
185   Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 14,848,905 38 98 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
186   Saint Helena ( UK) 122 47 4,534 37 96 February 7, 2016 2016 census result
187   Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 84,004,989 36 93 July 1, 2018 UN projection
188   Mozambique 799,380 308,642 28,861,863 36 93 August 1, 2017 Official census result
189   Venezuela 916,445 353,841 31,828,110 35 91 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
190   Faroe Islands ( Denmark) 1,399 540 50,844 34 88 May 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
191   United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 328,025,750 33 86 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
192   Kyrgyzstan 199,945 77,199 6,140,200 31 80 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
193   Latvia 64,562 24,928 1,922,600 30 78 October 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
194   Estonia 45,339 17,505 1,315,635 29 75 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
195   Bahamas 13,940 5,382 386,870 28 73 July 1, 2018 Official projection
196   Laos 236,800 91,429 6,492,400 27 70 March 1, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
197 Saint Pierre and Miquelon ( France) 242 2,605 6,081 25 65 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
198   Peru 1,285,216 496,225 32,162,184 25 65 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
199   Vanuatu 12,281 4,742 304,500 25 65 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
200   Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 209,732,912 25 64 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
201   Somalia 461,537 178,200 11,234,820 24 62 July 1, 2017 UN projection
202   Solomon Islands 28,370 10,954 682,500 24 62 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
203   Angola 1,246,700 481,354 29,250,009 23 60 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
204   Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 23 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
205   Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,204,824 23 59 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
206   Zambia 752,612 290,585 16,405,229 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
207   Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 40,782,742 22 57 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
208   Bhutan 38,394 14,824 805,572 21 54 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
209   South Sudan 644,329 248,777 12,575,714 20 52 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
210   Åland Islands ( Finland) 1,552 599 28,502 18 47 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
211   Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 42,545,964 18 47 July 1, 2018 Official projection
212   Niger 1,186,408 458,075 21,466,863 18 47 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
213   New Zealand 270,467 104,428 4,912,315 18 47 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
214   Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,558,800 18 47 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
215   Uruguay 176,215 68,037 2,990,452 17 44 June 30, 2018 Official annual projection
216   Paraguay 406,752 157,048 7,052,983 17 44 July 1, 2018 Official projection
217   Belize 22,965 8,867 398,050 17 44 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
218   Norway 323,782 125,013 5,312,343 16 41 July 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
219   Finland 338,424 130,666 5,516,343 16 41 June 30, 2018 Official monthly estimate
220   Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,494,502 16 41 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
221   Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 33,413,660 16 41 January 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
222   Republic of the Congo 342,000 132,047 5,399,895 16 41 July 1, 2018 UN projection
223   Mali 1,248,574 482,077 19,107,706 15 39 July 1, 2018 UN projection
224   Christmas Island ( Australia) 137 53 2,072 15 39 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
225   New Caledonia ( France) 18,575 7,172 258,958 14 36 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
226   Oman 309,500 119,499 4,183,841 14 36 June 9, 2015 Weekly official estimate
227   Artsakh 11,458 4,424 150,932 13 34 October 14, 2015
228   Turkmenistan 491,210 189,657 5,758,000 12 31 July 1, 2017 UN projection
229   Chad 1,284,000 495,755 14,900,000 12 31 July 1, 2017 UN projection
230 Karakalpakstan 164,900 63,668 1,711,800 10.4 27 July 1, 2017
231   Ascension Island ( UK) 88 34 880 10 26 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
232   Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,307,314 10 26 July 1, 2018 Official projection
233   Russia [note 8] 17,125,242 6,612,093 146,877,088 9 23 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
234   Gabon 267,667 103,347 2,067,561 8 21 July 1, 2018 UN projection
235   Central African Republic 622,436 240,324 4,737,423 8 21 July 1, 2018 UN projection
236   Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 18,292,700 7 18 August 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
237   Niue ( NZ) 261 101 1,613 6 16 September 10, 2011 Final 2011 census result
238   Guyana 214,999 83,012 782,225 4 10 July 1, 2018 UN projection
239   Libya 1,770,060 683,424 6,470,956 4 10 July 1, 2018 UN projection
240   Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 37,258,395 4 10 October 19, 2018 Official estimate
241   Botswana 581,730 224,607 2,024,904 3.5 9.1 August 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
242   Suriname 163,820 63,251 568,301 3.5 9.1 July 1, 2018 UN projection
243 Mauritania 1,030,700 397,955 3,461,041 3.4 8.8 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
244   Iceland 102,775 39,682 350,710 3.4 8.8 March 31, 2018 Official estimate
245   Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 25,096,699 3 8 October 19, 2018 Official estimate
246   Namibia 825,118 318,580 2,413,643 2.9 7.5 July 1, 2018 Official projection
247 French Guiana ( France) 86,504 33,399 244,118 2.8 7.3 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
248 Tibet Autonomous Region ( China) 1,228,400 474,288 3,180,000 2.6 6.7 July 1, 2015
249 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Western Sahara [note 9] 252,120 97,344 567,421 2.3 6.0 July 1, 2018 UN projection
250   Mongolia 1,564,100 603,902 3,000,000 1.9 4.9 January 24, 2015 Official estimate
251   Tristan da Cunha ( UK) 207 80 266 1.3 3.4 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
252   Pitcairn Islands ( UK) 47.3 18 56 1.2 3.1 September 20, 2016 2013 census result
253   Falkland Islands ( UK) [note 10] 12,173 4,700 2,563 0.21 0.54 April 15, 2012 2012 census result
254   Svalbard and Jan Mayen ( Norway) 61,399 23,706 2,655 0.04 0.10 September 1, 2012 Official estimate
255   Greenland ( Denmark) 2,166,000 836,297 55,877 0.03 0.08 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source

Density of the most populous countries

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

Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source
1   Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 165,384,514 1,149 2,975 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
2   Taiwan 36,197 13,976 23,577,271 651 1,686 August 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
3   South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,635,256 515 1,334 July 1, 2018 Annual official projection
4   Rwanda 26,338 10,169 12,001,136 456 1,181 July 1, 2018 Official projection
5   Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,263,902 416 1,077 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
6   Haiti 27,065 10,450 11,112,945 411 1,064 July 1, 2018 UN projection
7   India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,338,438,037 407 1,055 October 19, 2018 India Population clock
8   Israel 22,072 8,522 8,932,575 405 1,048 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
9   Burundi 27,816 10,740 10,681,186 384 995 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
10   Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,420,163 374 969 August 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
11   Philippines 300,000 115,831 106,631,960 355 921 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
12   Japan 377,944 145,925 126,420,000 334 865 September 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
13   Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,444,000 327 847 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
14   Vietnam 331,212 127,882 94,660,000 286 741 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
15   United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 66,040,229 272 704 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
16   Pakistan 803,940 310,403 202,378,217 252 652 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
17   Germany 357,168 137,903 82,793,800 232 601 March 31, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
18   Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,266,149 214 554 July 1, 2018 Official projection
19   North Korea 122,762 47,399 25,610,672 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
20   Nigeria 923,768 356,669 195,875,237 212 549 July 1, 2018 UN projection
21    Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,508,904 206 534 June 30, 2018 Official provisional figure
22   Italy 301,308 116,336 60,234,111 200 518 May 31, 2018 Monthly official estimate
23     Nepal 147,181 56,827 29,218,867 199 515 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
24   Malawi 118,484 45,747 19,164,728 162 420 July 1, 2018 UN projection
25   Uganda 241,551 93,263 38,823,100 161 417 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
26   Guatemala 108,889 42,042 17,302,084 159 412 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
27   China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,394,696,834 145 375 October 19, 2018 Official estimate
28   Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 265,015,300 139 360 July 1, 2018 Official projection
29   Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,625,449 135 350 June 30, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
30   Thailand 513,120 198,117 69,183,173 135 350 July 1, 2018 UN projection
31   France 543,965 210,026 67,297,000 124 321 August 1, 2018 Monthly official estimate
32   Ghana 238,533 92,098 29,614,337 124 321 January 1, 2018 Official projection
33   Poland 312,685 120,728 38,426,000 123 319 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
34   Jordan 89,342 34,495 10,264,222 115 298 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
35   Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,943,226 115 298 August 1, 2018 Official estimate
36   United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,541,615 114 295 July 1, 2018 UN projection
37   Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,291,027 112 290 December 31, 2017 Official estimate
38   Austria 83,879 32,386 8,838,171 105 272 July 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
39   Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,771,000 105 272 January 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
40   Turkey 783,562 302,535 80,810,525 103 267 December 31, 2017 Annual official estimate
41   Cuba 109,886 42,427 11,221,060 102 264 December 31, 2017 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   Syria 185,180 71,498 18,284,407 99 256 July 1, 2018 UN estimate
45   Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,501,780 98 254 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
46   Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 97,750,894 98 253 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
47   Spain 503,783 194,512 46,659,302 92 238 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
48   Iraq 434,128 167,618 38,274,618 88 228 July 1, 2017 UN projection
49   Cambodia 181,035 69,898 15,848,495 88 228 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
50   Kenya 581,834 224,647 50,950,879 88 228 July 1, 2018 UN projection
51   Greece 131,957 50,949 10,768,193 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
52   Romania 238,391 92,043 19,524,000 82 212 January 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
53   Myanmar 676,577 261,228 53,862,731 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
54   Honduras 112,088 43,277 9,012,229 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official projection
55   Senegal 196,722 75,955 15,726,037 80 207 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
56   Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,818,915 78 202 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
57   Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 24,295,000 75 194 July 1, 2017 UN projection
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 11,446,300 70 181 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
61   Ukraine [note 11] 603,000 232,820 42,248,129 70 181 August 1, 2018 Official monthly estimate
62   Yemen 455,000 175,676 28,915,284 64 166 July 1, 2018 UN projection
63   Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 124,737,789 63 163 July 1, 2018 Official quarterly estimate
64   Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,931,000 62 161 January 1, 2018 Official estimate
65   Ecuador 276,841 106,889 17,097,119 62 160 October 19, 2018 Official projection
66   Tanzania 883,749 341,217 54,199,163 61 158 July 1, 2018 Official annual estimate
67   Cameroon 466,050 179,943 23,248,044 50 129 January 1, 2017 Official projection
68   Iran 1,648,195 636,372 81,882,389 50 129 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
69   Guinea 245,857 94,926 11,883,516 48 124 July 1, 2018 official projection
70   South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 57,725,600 47 122 July 1, 2018 Official estimate
71   Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 29,724,323 46 119 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
72   Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,478,200 46 119 July 1, 2018 Quarterly official estimate
73   Madagascar 587,041 226,658 26,262,810 45 117 July 1, 2018 UN projection
74   Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 49,998,275 44 113 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
75   Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 14,848,905 38 98 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
76   Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 84,004,989 36 93 July 1, 2018 UN projection
77   Mozambique 799,380 308,642 28,861,863 36 93 August 1, 2017 Official census result
78   Venezuela 916,445 353,841 31,828,110 35 91 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
79   United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 328,025,750 33 86 October 19, 2018 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 3,287,956 209,732,912 25 64 October 19, 2018 Official population clock
82   Angola 1,246,700 481,354 28,359,634 23 60 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
83   Chile 756,096 291,930 17,373,831 23 60 August 31, 2017 Preliminary 2017 census result
84   Somalia 637,657 246,201 14,743,000 23 60 July 1, 2017 UN projection
85   Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,204,824 23 59 October 19, 2018 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 12,575,714 20 52 July 1, 2017 UN Projection
89   Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 42,545,964 18 47 July 1, 2018 Official projection
90   Niger 1,186,408 458,075 21,466,863 18 47 July 1, 2018 Official annual projection
91   Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 8,558,800 18 47 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
92   Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 44,494,502 16 41 July 1, 2018 Annual official estimate
93   Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 33,413,660 16 41 January 1, 2018 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 14,900,000 12 31 July 1, 2017 UN projection
96   Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 11,307,314 10 26 July 1, 2018 Official projection
97   Russia [note 12] 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 37,258,395 4 10 October 19, 2018 Official estimate
100   Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 25,096,699 3 8 October 19, 2018 Official estimate
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source

See also

By region:

Cities:

Other

Notes

  1. ^ Territory claimed by Spain.
  2. ^ Borders and area of Palestinian autonomy are not final.
  3. ^ Commonwealth of the United States.
  4. ^ 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 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  5. ^ Recognized only by Turkey
  6. ^ Excluding the population and area of Iraqi Kurdistan, which cover governorates of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Halabja and Dohuk. but including Kirkuk Governorate and Diyala Governorate.
  7. ^ Excludes Crimea.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  10. ^ Islands claimed by Argentina.
  11. ^ Excludes Crimea.
  12. ^ 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".
  2. ^ "Eurostat-Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface(TGM)table". European Commission. Retrieved 9 March 2015.