List of countries and territories by population density

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Population density (people per km2) by country in 2017

This is a list of countries and dependencies ranked by human population density and measured by the number of human inhabitants per square kilometer or number density

Methodology

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 2015 estimates 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 recognized 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.
  • The most densely populated sovereign nation is Monaco, with a population density of 18,713 people/km2.
  • Area includes land and water.
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source
0  World (land only, excluding Antarctica) 134,940,000 52,100,000 7,569,376,000 56 145 September 23, 2017 USCB's world population clock
0  World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,569,376,000 51 132 September 23, 2017 USCB's World population clock
0  World (with water) 510,072,000 196,940,000 7,569,376,000 15 39 September 23, 2017 USCB's World population clock
1  Macau (China)[3] 30.5 12 647,700 21,236 55,001 September 30, 2016 Official quarterly estimate
2  Monaco 2.02 0.78 37,550 18,589 48,145 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
3  Singapore 719.2 278 5,607,300 7,797 20,194 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
4  Hong Kong (China) 1,105.7 427 7,346,700 6,644 17,208 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
5  Gibraltar (UK)[4] 6.8 2.6 33,140 4,874 12,624 March 7, 2017 Official estimate
6  Bahrain 757 292 1,472,483 1,945 5,038 March 21, 2016 Final 2010 census result
7   Vatican City 0.44 0.17 800 1,818 4,709 2012 Official estimate
8  Malta 315 122 426,149 1,353 3,504 March 21, 2016 Preliminary 2011 census result
9  Bermuda (UK) 52 20 64,319 1,237 3,204 July 1, 2017 Revised 2010 census result
10  Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 34 13 39,410 1,159 3,002 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
11  Maldives 298 115 344,023 1,154 2,989 September 20, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
12  Bangladesh 143,998 55,598 163,184,748 1,133 2,935 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
13  Jersey (UK) 116 45 97,857 844 2,186 March 27, 2011 2011 census result
14  Guernsey (UK) 78 30 62,431 800 2,072 March 31, 2010 Official estimate
15  Palestinian Territories[5] 6,020 2,324 4,550,368 756 1,958 2014 Official estimate
16  Saint Martin (France) 54 21 36,979 685 1,774 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
17  Barbados 430 166 285,719 664 1,720 July 1, 2017 UN projection
18  Taiwan (ROC) 36,197 13,976 23,556,169 651 1,686 August 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
19  Mauritius 2,040 788 1,262,879 619 1,603 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
20  Lebanon 10,452 4,036 6,082,000 596 1,544 July 1, 2017 UN projection
21  Mayotte (France) 374 144 212,600 568 1,471 August 21, 2012 2012 census result
22  San Marino 61 24 33,028 541 1,401 May 31, 2016 Monthly official estimate
23  Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 193 75 101,484 526 1,362 September 29, 2010 2010 census result
24  South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,446,201 513 1,329 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
25  Nauru 21 8 10,084 480 1,243 October 30, 2011 2011 census result
26  Rwanda 25,314 9,774 11,809,295 467 1,210 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
27  Tuvalu 26 10 11,323 436 1,129 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
28  Saint Barthélemy (France) 21 8 8,938 426 1,103 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
29  Comoros 1,861 719 784,745 422 1,093 July 1, 2015 Official estimate
30  Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,157,159 413 1,070 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
31  Burundi 27,816 10,740 10,400,938 410 1,062 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
32  Haiti 27,065 10,450 10,911,819 403 1,044 March 31, 2015 Official estimate
33  India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,321,622,286 402 1,041 September 23, 2017 Population clock based on 2011 census
34  Israel 22,072 8,522 8,745,240 396 1,026 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
35  Puerto Rico (US)[6] 8,868 3,424 3,411,307 385 997 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
36  Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,366,665 372 963 June 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
37  Philippines 300,000 115,831 104,638,797 349 903 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
38  Martinique (France) 1,128 436 385,551 342 886 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
39  Curaçao (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 444 171 150,563 339 878 March 26, 2011 2011 census result
40  Japan 377,944 145,925 126,730,000 335 868 May 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
41  Réunion (France) 2,512 970 821,136 327 847 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
42  Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,203,000 323 837 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
43  El Salvador 21,040 8,124 6,581,940 313 811 July 1, 2017 Official projection
44  Marshall Islands 181 70 56,086 310 803 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
45  United States Virgin Islands (US) 352 136 106,405 302 782 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
46  Grenada 344 133 103,328 300 777 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
47  Guam (US) 541 209 159,358 295 764 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
48  Vietnam 331,212 127,882 93,700,000 283 733 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
49  American Samoa (US) 197 76 55,519 282 730 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
50  United Kingdom 242,495 93,628 65,648,000 271 702 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
51  Saint Lucia 617 238 166,526 270 699 May 10, 2010 Preliminary 2010 census result
52  Pakistan 803,940 310,403 209,002,000 260 673 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
53  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 150 100,892 259 671 July 1, 2009 Official estimate
54  Trinidad and Tobago 5,155 1,990 1,328,019 258 668 January 9, 2011 2011 census result
55  Jamaica 10,991 4,244 2,730,894 248 642 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
56  Guadeloupe (France) 1,630 629 402,119 247 640 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
57  Liechtenstein 160 62 37,815 236 611 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
58  Germany 357,168 137,903 82,800,000 232 601 December 31, 2016 Quarterly official estimate
59  Luxembourg 2,586 998 590,667 228 591 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
60  Kuwait 17,818 6,880 4,007,000 225 583 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
61  Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,528,000 220 570 July 1, 2015 UN projection
62  Cayman Islands (UK) 259 100 55,456 214 554 October 10, 2010 Final 2010 census result
63  Nigeria 923,768 356,669 191,836,000 208 539 July 1, 2017 UN projection
64   Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,391,973 204 528 December 31, 2016 Population growth 2016: provisional figures
65  Italy 301,308 116,336 60,541,591 201 521 February 28, 2017 Monthly official estimate
66  North Korea 120,540 46,541 24,213,510 201 521 October 1, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
67  Seychelles 455 176 93,144 200 518 December 31, 2015 Official estimate
68  British Virgin Islands (UK) 151 58 29,537 196 508 2010 Official estimate
69  Antigua and Barbuda 442 171 86,295 195 505 May 27, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
70  Saint Kitts and Nevis 270 104 51,970 192 497 July 1, 2009 Official estimate
71  São Tomé and Príncipe 1,001 386 187,356 187 484 May 13, 2012 2012 census result
72    Nepal 147,181 56,827 26,494,504 180 466 June 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
73  Qatar 11,571 4,468 2,024,707 175 453 October 31, 2013 Monthly official estimate
74  Gambia 10,690 4,127 1,849,000 173 448 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
75  Kosovo[7] 10,910 4,212 1,815,606 166 430 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
76  Andorra 464 179 76,246 164 425 2012 Official estimate
77  Uganda 241,551 93,263 36,860,700 153 396 July 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
78  Isle of Man 572 221 84,497 148 383 March 27, 2011 2011 census result
79  Kiribati 726 280 106,461 147 381 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
80  Cyprus 5,896 2,276 862,000 146 378 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
81  Tonga 720 278 104,270 145 376 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
82  Federated States of Micronesia 701 271 101,351 145 376 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
83  Guatemala 108,889 42,042 15,806,675 145 376 June 30, 2014 Annual Official estimate
84  China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,386,518,032 144 372 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
85  Tokelau (NZ) 10 4 1,411 141 365 October 18, 2011 Final 2011 census result
86  Anguilla (UK) 96 37 13,452 140 363 May 11, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
87  Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 261,890,900 138 357 July 1, 2017 Official projection
88  Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,588,063 134 347 June 30, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
89  Denmark 43,098 16,640 5,756,170 134 347 March 31, 2017 Quarterly official estimate
90  Thailand 513,120 198,117 65,729,098 128 332 December 31, 2015 Official estimate
91  Togo 56,600 21,853 7,143,000 126 326 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
92  France 543,965 210,026 67,032,000 123 319 May 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
93  Poland 312,685 120,728 38,439,000 123 319 October 31, 2016 Official estimate
94  Cape Verde 4,033 1,557 491,875 122 316 June 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
95  Malawi 118,484 45,747 14,388,600 121 313 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
96  Ghana 238,533 92,098 28,308,301 119 308 October 26, 2016 Official projection
97  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 457 176 53,883 118 306 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
98  United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,856,000 118 306 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
99  Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,836,700 114 295 May 1, 2017 Official estimate
100  Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,309,573 112 290 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
101  Slovakia 49,036 18,933 5,435,343 111 287 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
102  Jordan 89,342 34,495 9,976,197 112 289 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
103  Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,799,000 105 272 January 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
104  Moldova 33,843 13,067 3,550,900 105 272 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
105  Austria 83,879 32,386 8,783,198 105 272 April 1, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
106  Cuba 109,884 42,426 11,239,004 102 264 December 31, 2015 Annual official estimate
107  Turkey 783,562 302,535 79,814,871 102 264 December 31, 2016 Annual official estimate
108  Slovenia 20,273 7,827 2,064,241 102 264 July 1, 2016 Official quarterly estimate
109  Armenia 29,743 11,484 2,995,100 101 262 June 30, 2016 Official estimate
110  Albania 28,703 11,082 2,886,026 101 262 January 1, 2016 Official annual estimate
111  Syria 185,180 71,498 18,564,000 100 259 July 1, 2016 UN estimate
112  Sierra Leone 71,740 27,699 7,075,641 99 256 December 4, 2015 Preliminary 2015 census result
113  Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,224,450 97 252 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
114  Dominica 739 285 71,293 96 249 May 14, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
115  Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 101,853,000 96 249 July 1, 2016 UN projection
116  Costa Rica 51,100 19,730 4,890,379 96 249 June 30, 2016 Official estimate
117  Benin 112,622 43,484 10,653,654 95 246 July 1, 2016 Official projection
118  Northern Cyprus 3,355 1,295 313,626 93 241 2014 Official estimate
119  Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 93,581,507 93 242 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
120  Spain 505,990 195,364 46,438,422 92 238 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
121  Serbia 77,474 29,913 7,058,322 91 236 June 30, 2016 Official estimate
122  Cambodia 181,035 69,898 15,626,444 86 223 July 1, 2016 Official annual projection
123  Iraq 434,128 167,618 36,787,000 85 220 July 1, 2016 Annual official projection
124  Kenya 581,834 224,647 49,699,862 85 220 July 1, 2017 UN projection
125  Romania 238,391 92,043 19,638,000 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
126  Greece 131,957 50,949 10,858,018 82 212 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
127  Macedonia 25,713 9,928 2,073,702 81 210 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
128  Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,363,426 80 207 March 29, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
129  Honduras 112,492 43,433 8,866,351 79 205 July 1, 2017 Official projection
130  Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,441,874 77 200 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
131  French Polynesia (France) 3,521 1,359 268,270 76 197 August 22, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
132  Senegal 196,722 75,955 14,799,859 75 194 2016 Official estimate
133  Croatia 56,542 21,831 4,190,669 74 192 December 31, 2015 Annual official estimate
134  Ukraine[8] 576,500 222,588 42,481,972 74 192 June 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
135  Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 23,202,000 72 186 2012 Official estimate
136  Swaziland 17,364 6,704 1,250,000 72 186 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
137  Timor-Leste 14,919 5,760 1,066,409 71 184 July 11, 2010 Final 2010 census result
138  Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 19,772 3,531,159 69 179 September 30, 2013 Official estimate
139  Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 30,492,800 69 179 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
140  Lesotho 30,355 11,720 2,074,000 68 176 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
141  Brunei 5,765 2,226 393,162 68 176 June 20, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
142  Ireland 70,273 27,133 4,757,976 68 176 April 24, 2016 Official census figures
143  Samoa 2,831 1,093 187,820 66 171 November 7, 2011 Final 2011 census result
144  Tunisia 163,610 63,170 10,777,500 66 171 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
145  Caribbean Netherlands (Netherlands) 322 124 21,133 66 171 January 1, 2011 Official estimate
146  Norfolk Island (Australia) 35 14 2,302 66 171 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
147  Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 17,322,796 64 166 2013 Official estimate
148  Ecuador 255,595 98,686 16,592,900 65 168 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
149  Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,101,859 64 166 December 31, 2016 [1]
150  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 497 192 31,458 63 163 January 25, 2012 2012 census result
151  Cook Islands (NZ) 237 92 14,974 63 163 December 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
152  Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 123,518,000 63 163 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
153  Tanzania 883,749 341,217 55,155,473 62 161 August 26, 2012 2012 census result
154  Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,742,000 61 158 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
155  Equatorial Guinea 28,051 10,831 1,622,000 58 150 2010 Official estimate
156  Yemen 455,000 175,676 24,527,000 54 140 2012 Official estimate
157  Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,947,000 53 137 July 1, 2016 UN projection
158  Georgia 69,700 26,911 3,718,200 53 137 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
159  Nicaragua 121,428 46,884 6,262,703 52 135 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
160  Iran 1,648,195 636,372 80,451,959 49 126 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
161  Montserrat (UK) 102 39 4,922 48 124 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
162  Wallis and Futuna (France) 274 106 13,135 48 124 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
163  Fiji 18,333 7,078 858,038 47 122 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
164  Panama 74,177 28,640 3,405,813 46 119 May 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
165  Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,469,200 46 119 July 1, 2014 Quarterly official estimate
166  Montenegro 13,812 5,333 620,029 45 117 April 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
167  Eritrea 121,100 46,757 5,482,000 45 117 July 1, 2017 UN estimate
168  Cameroon 466,050 179,943 20,386,799 44 114 2012 Official estimate
169  Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 49,416,363 43 112 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
170  South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 52,981,991 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
171  Palau 488 188 20,901 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
172  Guinea-Bissau 36,125 13,948 1,547,777 43 111 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
173  Lithuania 65,300 25,212 2,819,753 43 111 August 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
174  Liberia 97,036 37,466 4,076,530 42 109 July 1, 2016 Official projection
175  Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 25,500,100 39 101 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
176  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14 5 550 39 101 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
177  Djibouti 23,000 8,880 864,618 38 98 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
178  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 85,026,000 36 93 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
179  Madagascar 587,041 226,658 20,696,070 35 91 2011 Official estimate
180  Saint Helena (UK) 122 47 4,255 35 91 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
181  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,399 540 48,244 34 88 April 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
182  United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 325,810,911 33 86 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
183  Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 12,973,808 33 85 August 17, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
184  Venezuela 916,445 353,841 28,946,101 32 83 October 30, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
185  Latvia 64,562 24,928 1,935,800 30 78 August 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
186  Mozambique 799,380 308,642 23,700,715 30 78 2012 Official estimate
187  Kyrgyzstan 199,945 77,199 5,895,100 29 75 2015 Official estimate
188  Estonia 45,339 17,505 1,315,635 29 75 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
189  Laos 236,800 91,429 6,580,800 28 73 2013 Official estimate
190  Bahamas 13,940 5,382 351,461 25 65 May 3, 2010 Final 2010 census result
191  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 242 93 6,081 25 65 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
192  Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 208,033,235 24 63 September 23, 2017 Official estimate
193  Peru 1,285,216 496,225 30,475,144 24 62 June 30, 2013 Official estimate
194  Chile 756,096 291,930 16,634,603 22 57 April 9, 2012 Final 2012 census result
195  Vanuatu 12,190 4,707 264,652 22 57 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
196  Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,078,561 22 58 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
197  Bhutan 38,394 14,824 791,496 21 53 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
198  Uruguay 176,215 68,037 3,286,314 19 49 September 30, 2011 Final 2011 census result
199  Åland Islands (Finland) 1,552 599 28,502 18 47 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
200  Solomon Islands 28,370 10,954 515,870 18 47 November 23, 2009 2009 census result
201  South Sudan 644,329 248,777 11,296,000 18 47 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
202  New Zealand 270,467 104,428 4,818,937 18 46 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
203  Zambia 752,612 290,585 13,092,666 17 44 October 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
204  Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 30,894,000 17 44 April 22, 2008 2008 census result
205  Angola 1,246,700 481,354 20,609,294 17 44 2012 Official estimate
206  Finland 338,424 130,666 5,507,101 16 41 June 30, 2017 Official monthly estimate
207  Paraguay 406,752 157,048 6,672,631 16 41 2012 Official estimate
208  Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 38,700,000 16 41 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
209  Norway 323,782 125,013 5,277,762 16 41 July 1, 2017 Quarterly official estimate
210  Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 7,398,500 16 41 July 1, 2013 Annual official estimate
211  Christmas Island (Australia) 137 53 2,072 15 39 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
212  Somalia 637,657 246,201 9,331,000 15 39 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
213  Niger 1,186,408 458,075 17,129,076 14 36 December 10, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
214  Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 40,117,096 14 36 October 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
215  Belize 22,965 8,867 324,528 14 36 May 12, 2010 Final 2010 census result
216  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 29,994,272 14 36 2013 Annual official estimate
217  New Caledonia (France) 18,575 7,172 258,958 14 36 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
218  Oman 309,500 119,499 4,183,841 14 36 June 9, 2015 Weekly official estimate
219  Republic of the Congo 342,000 132,047 4,448,000 13 34 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
220  Mali 1,248,574 482,077 14,528,662 12 31 April 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
221  Turkmenistan 491,210 189,657 5,240,000 11 28 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
222  Ascension Island (UK) 88 34 880 10 26 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
223  Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 10,389,913 9 23 November 21, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
224  Chad 1,284,000 495,755 11,274,106 9 23 May 20, 2009 Preliminary 2009 census result
225  Russia 17,098,242 6,601,668 143,975,923 8 21 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
226  Central African Republic 622,436 240,324 4,616,000 7 18 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
227  Gabon 267,667 103,347 1,672,000 6 16 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
228  Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 17,186,000 6 16 February 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
229  Niue (NZ) 261 101 1,613 6 16 September 10, 2011 Final 2011 census result
230  Guyana 214,999 83,012 784,894 4 10 2010 Official estimate
231  Libya 1,770,060 683,424 6,244,174 4 10 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
232  Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 36,666,783 4 10 September 23, 2017 Official estimate
233  Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 24,661,321 3 8 September 23, 2017 Official estimate
234  Botswana 581,730 224,607 2,024,904 3 8 August 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
235  Mauritania 1,030,700 397,955 3,461,041 3 8 2013 Official estimate
236  Suriname 163,820 63,251 534,189 3 8 August 13, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
237  Iceland 102,775 39,682 332,529 3 8 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
238  French Guiana (France) 86,504 33,399 244,118 3 8 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
239  Namibia 825,118 318,580 2,113,077 3 8 August 28, 2011 Final 2011 census result
240 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Western Sahara[9] 252,120 97,344 567,000 2 5 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
241  Mongolia 1,564,100 603,902 3,000,000 2 5 January 24, 2015 Official estimate
242  Tristan da Cunha (UK) 207 80 266 1 3 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
243  Pitcairn Islands (UK) 47 18 56 1 3 2013 2013 census result
244  Falkland Islands (UK)[10] 12,173 4,700 2,563 0 0 April 15, 2012 2012 census result
245  Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 61,399 23,706 2,655 0 0 September 1, 2012 Official estimate
246  Greenland (Denmark) 2,166,000 836,297 55,984 0 0 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km2) Area (mi2) Population Density
(pop./km2)
Density
(pop./mi2)
Date Population source

Density amongst the most populous

This list consists of the one hundred most populous countries. (see also List of countries 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 55,598 163,184,748 1,133 2,935 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
2  Taiwan[11] 36,191 13,973 23,556,169 651 1,686 August 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
3  South Korea 100,210 38,691 51,446,201 513 1,329 July 1, 2017 Annual official projection
4  Rwanda 25,314 9,774 11,809,295 467 1,210 July 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
5  Netherlands 41,526 16,033 17,157,159 413 1,070 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
6  Burundi 27,816 10,740 10,400,938 410 1,062 July 1, 2017 Official annual projection
7  Haiti 27,065 10,450 10,911,819 403 1,044 March 31, 2015 Official estimate
8  India 3,287,240 1,269,211 1,321,622,286 402 1,041 September 23, 2017 India Population clock
9  Israel 22,072 8,522 8,745,240 396 1,026 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
10  Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,366,665 372 963 June 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
11  Philippines 300,000 115,831 104,638,797 349 903 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
12  Japan 377,944 145,925 126,730,000 335 868 May 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
13  Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 21,203,000 323 837 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
14  Vietnam 331,212 127,882 93,700,000 283 733 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
15  United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 65,648,000 271 702 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
16  Pakistan 803,940 310,403 209,002,000 260 673 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
17  Germany 357,168 137,903 82,800,000 232 601 December 31, 2016 Quarterly official estimate
18  Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 10,528,000 220 570 July 1, 2015 UN projection
19  Nigeria 923,768 356,669 191,836,000 208 539 July 1, 2017 UN projection
20   Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,391,973 203 526 September 30, 2016 Quarterly provisional figure
21  Italy 301,308 116,336 60,541,591 201 521 February 28, 2017 Monthly official estimate
22  North Korea 122,762 47,399 24,213,510 197 510 October 1, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
23    Nepal 147,181 56,827 26,494,504 180 466 June 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
24  Uganda 241,551 93,263 36,860,700 153 396 July 1, 2016 Annual official estimate
25  Guatemala 108,889 42,042 15,806,675 145 376 June 30, 2014 Annual Official estimate
26  China 9,640,821 3,722,342 1,386,518,032 144 372 September 23, 2017 Official estimate
27  Indonesia 1,904,569 735,358 261,890,900 138 357 July 1, 2017 Official projection
28  Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,588,063 134 347 June 30, 2017 Quarterly official estimate
29  Thailand 513,120 198,117 65,729,098 128 332 December 31, 2015 Official estimate
30  France 543,965 210,026 67,032,000 123 319 May 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
31  Poland 312,685 120,728 38,439,000 123 319 October 31, 2016 Official estimate
32  Malawi 118,484 45,747 14,388,600 121 313 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
33  Ghana 238,533 92,098 28,308,301 119 308 October 26, 2016 Official projection
34  United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 9,856,000 118 306 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
35  Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,836,700 114 295 May 1, 2017 Official estimate
36  Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,309,573 112 290 December 31, 2016 Official estimate
37  Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,799,000 105 272 January 1, 2017 Annual official estimate
38  Austria 83,879 32,386 8,783,198 105 272 April 1, 2017 Official quarterly estimate
39  Cuba 109,886 42,427 11,239,004 102 264 December 31, 2015 Annual official estimate
40  Turkey 783,562 302,535 79,814,871 102 264 December 31, 2016 Annual official estimate
41  Syria 185,180 71,498 18,564,000 100 259 July 1, 2016 UN estimate
42  Malaysia 330,803 127,724 32,224,450 97 252 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
43  Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 101,853,000 96 249 July 1, 2016 UN projection
44  Benin 112,622 43,484 10,653,654 95 246 July 1, 2016 Official projection
45  Egypt 1,002,450 387,048 93,581,507 93 242 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
46  Spain 503,783 194,512 46,438,422 91.8 238 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
47  Cambodia 181,035 69,898 15,626,444 86 223 July 1, 2016 Official annual projection
48  Iraq 434,128 167,618 36,787,000 85 220 July 1, 2016 Annual official projection
49  Kenya 581,834 224,647 49,699,862 85 220 July 1, 2017 UN projection
50  Romania 238,391 92,043 19,638,000 82 212 January 1, 2017 Official annual estimate
51  Greece 131,957 50,949 10,858,018 82 212 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
52  Myanmar 676,577 261,228 54,363,426 80 207 March 29, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
53  Honduras 112,088 43,277 8,866,351 79 205 July 1, 2017 Official projection
54  Morocco 446,550 172,414 34,441,874 77 200 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
55  Ukraine[8] 576,500 222,588 42,481,972 74 192 June 1, 2017 Monthly official estimate
56  Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 23,202,000 72 186 2012 Official estimate
57  Senegal 196,722 75,955 13,567,338 69 179 2013 Official estimate
58  Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 30,492,800 69 179 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
59  Tunisia 163,610 63,170 10,777,500 66 171 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
60  Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,153,784 64 166 December 31, 2015 [2]
61  Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 17,322,796 64 166 2013 Official estimate
62  Ecuador 255,595 98,686 16,592,900 65 168 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
63  Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 123,518,000 63 163 July 1, 2017 Official estimate
64  Tanzania 883,749 341,217 55,155,473 62 161 August 26, 2012 2012 census result
65  Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,742,000 61 158 January 1, 2017 Official estimate
66  Yemen 455,000 175,676 24,527,000 54 140 2012 Official estimate
67  Guinea 245,857 94,926 12,947,000 53 137 July 1, 2016 UN projection
68  Iran 1,648,195 636,372 80,451,959 49 126 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
69  Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,469,200 46 119 July 1, 2014 Quarterly official estimate
70  Cameroon 466,050 179,943 20,386,799 44 114 2012 Official estimate
71  South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 52,981,991 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
72  Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 49,416,363 43 112 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
73  Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 25,500,100 39 101 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
74  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 85,026,000 36.3 94 July 1, 2016 Official estimate
75  Madagascar 587,041 226,658 20,696,070 35 91 2011 Official estimate
76  Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 12,973,808 33 85 August 17, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
77  United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 325,810,911 33 86 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
78  Venezuela 916,445 353,841 28,946,101 32 83 October 30, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
79  Mozambique 799,380 308,642 23,700,715 30 78 2012 Official estimate
80  Peru 1,285,216 496,225 30,475,144 24 62 June 30, 2013 Official estimate
81  Brazil 8,515,767 3,287,956 208,033,235 24 63 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
82  Chile 756,096 291,930 16,634,603 22 57 April 9, 2012 Final 2012 census result
83  Sweden 450,295 173,860 10,078,561 22 58 September 23, 2017 Official population clock
84  South Sudan 644,329 248,777 11,296,000 18 47 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
85  Zambia 752,612 290,585 13,092,666 17 44 October 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
86  Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 30,894,000 17 44 April 22, 2008 2008 census result
87  Angola 1,246,700 481,354 20,609,294 17 44 2012 Official estimate
88  Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 38,700,000 16 41 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
89  Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 7,398,500 16 41 July 1, 2013 Annual official estimate
90  Somalia 637,657 246,201 9,331,000 15 39 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
91  Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 40,117,096 14 36 October 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
92  Niger 1,186,408 458,075 17,129,076 14 36 December 10, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
93  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 29,994,272 14 36 2013 Annual official estimate
94  Mali 1,248,574 482,077 14,528,662 12 31 April 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
95  Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 10,389,913 9 23 November 21, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
96  Chad 1,284,000 495,755 11,274,106 9 23 May 20, 2009 Preliminary 2009 census result
97  Russia 17,098,242 6,601,668 143,975,923 8.42 21.8 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
98  Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 17,186,000 6 16 February 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
99  Canada 9,984,670 3,855,103 36,666,783 4 10 September 23, 2017 Official estimate
100  Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 24,661,321 3 8 September 23, 2017 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. ^ "World Population Prospects". 
  2. ^ "Eurostat-Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface(TGM)table". European Commission. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Current Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Former Portuguese colony.
  4. ^ Territory claimed by Spain.
  5. ^ Borders and area of Palestinian-administered territories are pending outcome of negotiations with Israel.
  6. ^ Commonwealth of the United States.
  7. ^ 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 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  8. ^ a b Excludes Crimea
  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. ^ Partially recognized state, claimed by the People's Republic of China as one of its provinces.
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