This is a list of countries and dependencies ranked by human population density, and measured by the number of human inhabitants per square kilometre or square mile. 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). Data are estimates for July 2005, taken from the United Nations World Prospects Report (2004 revision), unless stated differently.

Countries by Population Density in 2015
Population density (people per km2) by country, 2015

List

Names of dependent territories as well as recognized states with no or limited control over their territory are shown in italics.

Rank Country / dependent territory Population Date last updated Area
(km2)
Area
(mi2)
Density
(/km2)
Density
(/mi2)
Notes
1  Macau (China) 541,200 September 30, 2009 29.2 11.3 18,534 48,003
2  Monaco 33,000 2009 1.95 0.75 16,923 43,830
3  Singapore 5,076,700 2010 710.2 274.2 7,148 18,513
4  Hong Kong (China) 7,264,100 2014 1,104 426 6,349 16,444
5  Gibraltar (UK) 31,000 2009 6.8 2.6 4,559 11,808
6  Vatican City 826 2009 0.44 0.17 1,877 4,861
7  Bahrain 1,234,596 2010 750 290 1,646 4,263 [1]
8  Malta 417,617 January 1, 2011 316 122 1,322 3,424 Eurostat estimate
9  Bermuda (UK) 65,000 2009 53 20 1,226 3,175
10  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 37,429 January 1, 2010 34 13 1,101 2,852
11  Maldives 309,000 2009 298 115 1,037 2,686
12  Bangladesh 142,319,000 2011 147,570 56,980 964 2,497
13  Jersey (UK) 97,857 116 45 844 2,186 [2]
14  Guernsey (UK) 65,726 78 30 843 2,183
15  Saint-Martin (France) 35,263 January 1, 2009 53.2 20.5 663 1,717
16  Republic of China (Taiwan) 23,069,345 June 30, 2009 35,980 13,890 639 1,655
17  Mauritius 1,288,000 2009 2,040 790 631 1,634
18  Barbados 256,000 2009 430 170 595 1,541
19  Aruba (Netherlands) 107,000 2009 193 75 554 1,435
20 Palestinian National Authority Palestine 4,100,000 Dec, 2010 6,020 2,320 681 1,764
21  San Marino 30,800 January 1, 2008 61 24 505 1,308
22  Mayotte (France) 186,452 January 1, 2009 374 144 499 1,292
23  South Korea 48,456,369 2009 99,538 38,432 487 1,261
24  Nauru 9,322 2009 21 8.1 444 1,150
25  Puerto Rico (US) 3,982,000 2009 8,875 3,427 449 1,163
26  Curaçao (Netherlands) 142,180 January 1, 2010 444 171 446 1,155
27  Lebanon 4,224,000 2009 10,452 4,036 404 1,046
28  Saint-Barthélemy (France) 8,450 January 1, 2009 21 8.1 402 1,041
29  Tuvalu 10,441 2009 26 10 402 1,041
30 flag Netherlands 17,230,000 November 25, 2017 41,526 16,033 415 1,075
31  Rwanda 9,998,000 2009 26,338 10,169 380 984
32  Israel 7,697,600 December, 2010 20,770 8,020 371 961
33  India 1,277,401,883 16 December 2014 3,287,240 1,269,210 368 953
34  Haiti 10,033,000 2014 27,750 10,710 362 938
35  Martinique (France) 402,000 1,128 436 356 922
36  Belgium 10,827,519 January 1, 2010 30,528 11,787 355 919 Eurostat estimate
37  Marshall Islands 62,000 2009 181 70 343 888
38  Japan 127,387,000 September 1, 2010 377,873 145,898 337 873
39  American Samoa (US) 67,000 2009 199 77 337 873
40  Guam (US) 178,000 2009 549 212 324 839
41  Saint Lucia 172,000 2009 539 208 319 826
42  United States Virgin Islands (US) 110,000 2009 347 134 317 821
43  Réunion (France) 785,139 2,510 970 313 811
44  Sri Lanka 20,238,000 2009 65,610 25,330 308 798
45  Philippines 92,226,600 Mid-2009 300,076 115,860 307 795
46  Comoros 676,000 2009 2,235 863 302 782
47  Grenada 104,000 2009 344 133 302 782
48  Burundi 8,303,000 2009 27,834 10,747 298 772
49  El Salvador 6,163,000 2009 21,041 8,124 293 759
50  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,000 2009 388 150 281 728
51  Trinidad and Tobago 1,339,000 2009 5,130 1,980 261 676
52  Vietnam 85,789,573 April 1, 2009 331,689 128,066 259 671
53  United Kingdom 62,041,708 January 1, 2010 243,610 94,060 255 660 Eurostat estimate
54  Guadeloupe (France) 405,000 February 22, 2007 1,628 629 249 645
55  Jamaica 2,719,000 2009 10,991 4,244 247 640
56  Germany 81,757,600 January 1, 2010 357,022 137,847 229 593
57  Liechtenstein 35,981 January 1, 2010 160 62 225 583 Eurostat estimate
58  Cayman Islands (UK) 56,000 2009 264 102 212 549
59 flag Pakistan 197,810,000 November 25, 2017 803,940 310,400 246 637
60  Dominican Republic 10,090,000 2009 48,671 18,792 207 536
61  Kuwait 3,566,437 2010 17,818 6,880 200 518
62  Italy 60,200,060 June 2009 301,318 116,340 200 518
63  North Korea 24,051,706 October, 2008 120,538 46,540 200 518 UNFPA
64  Nepal 29,331,000 2009 147,181 56,827 199 515
65  Saint Kitts and Nevis 52,000 2009 261 101 199 515
66  Antigua and Barbuda 88,000 2009 442 171 199 515
67  Luxembourg 502,207 January 1, 2010 2,586 998 194 502 Eurostat estimate
68  Switzerland 7,866,500 July 29, 2016 41,285 15,940 191 495
69  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 87,000 2009 464 179 188 487
70  Seychelles 84,000 2009 455 176 185 479
71  Andorra 86,000 2009 468 181 184 477
72  Sao Tome and Principe 163,000 2009 964 372 169 438
73  Nigeria 154,729,000 2009 923,768 356,669 167 433
74  Anguilla (UK) 15,000 2009 91 35 165 427
75  Federated States of Micronesia 111,000 2009 702 271 158 409
76  British Virgin Islands (UK) 23,000 2009 151 58 152 394
77  The Gambia 1,705,000 2009 11,295 4,361 151 391
78  Isle of Man (UK) 80,000 2009 572 221 140 363
79  Tonga 104,000 2009 747 288 139 360
80 flag China 1,388,520,000 November 25, 2017 9,640,821 3,722,342 144 373
81  Kiribati 99,350 2009 726 280 137 355
82  Uganda 32,710,000 2009 241,038 93,065 136 352
83  Transnistria (Moldova) 555,347 4,163 1,607 133 344
84  Czech Republic 10,532,770 December 31, 2010 78,866 30,450 134 347
85  Guatemala 14,027,000 2009 108,889 42,042 129 334
86  Malawi 15,263,000 2009 118,484 45,747 129 334
87  Qatar 1,409,000 2009 11,000 4,200 128 332
88  Denmark 5,532,531 September 30, 2009 43,094 16,639 128 332 Statistics Denmark
89  Cape Verde 506,807 2009 4,033 1,557 126 326
90  Thailand 64,232,760 513,115 198,115 125 324
91  Poland 38,163,895 January 1, 2010 312,685 120,728 122 316 Eurostat estimate
92  Indonesia 237,556,363 2010 1,904,569 735,358 121 313
93  Moldova 3,567,500 33,844 13,067 105 272
94  Syria 21,906,000 2009 185,180 71,500 118 306
95  Togo 6,619,000 2009 56,785 21,925 117 303
96  Portugal 10,636,888 January 1, 2010 92,391 35,672 115 298 Eurostat estimate
97  Tokelau (New Zealand) 1,378 2009 12 4.6 115 298
98  France (Metropolitan) 62,793,432 January 1, 2010 551,500 212,900 114 295
99  Slovakia 5,424,057 January 1, 2010 49,033 18,932 111 287 Eurostat estimate
100  Albania 3,195,000 January 1, 2010 28,748 11,100 111 287 [3]
101  Armenia 3,230,100 January 1, 2008 29,800 11,500 108 280 [4]
102  Hungary 10,013,628 January 1, 2010 93,032 35,920 108 280 Eurostat estimate
103  Azerbaijan 9,165,000 July 1, 2011 86,600 33,400 106 275
104  Dominica 78,940 2009 751 290 105 272
105  Slovenia 2,189,744 November 25, 2017 20,256 7,821 108 280
106  Cuba 11,241,894 2010 109,884.01 42,426.45 102 264
107  Serbia (excluding Kosovo) 7,800,000 2009 77,474 29,913 101 262
108  Ghana 23,837,000 2009 238,533 92,098 100 259
109  Austria 8,372,930 January 1, 2010 83,858 32,378 100 259 Eurostat estimate
110  United Arab Emirates 8,264,070 2010 83,600 32,300 99 256
111  Turkey 77,804,122 December 31, 2009 783,562 302,535 93 241
112  Spain 46,087,170 January 1, 2010 506,030 195,380 91 236 Eurostat estimate
113  Romania 21,466,174 January 1, 2010 238,391 92,043 90 233 Eurostat estimate
114  Costa Rica 4,579,000 2009 51,100 19,700 90 233
115  Cyprus 801,851 January 1, 2010 9,251 3,572 87 225 Eurostat estimate
116  Malaysia 28,306,700 329,847 127,355 86 223
117  Northern Cyprus (status disputed) 287,856 December 31, 2010 3,355 1,295 86 223
118  Greece 11,306,183 January 1, 2010 131,957 50,949 86 223 Eurostat estimate
119  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 20,000 2009 236 91 85 220
120  Republic of Macedonia 2,114,550 25,713 9,928 82 212 Eurostat estimate
121  Cambodia 14,805,000 2009 181,035 69,898 82 212
122  Sierra Leone 5,696,000 2009 71,740 27,700 79 205
123  Benin 8,935,000 2009 112,622 43,484 79 205
124  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 33,000 2009 417 161 79 205
125  Croatia 4,443,000 56,538 21,829 79 205 Eurostat estimate
126  Ukraine 46,936,000 October 1, 2009 603,700 233,100 78 202
127  Egypt 89,897,743 November 25, 2017 1,001,449 386,662 90 233
128  Wallis and Futuna (France) 15,480 January 1, 2009 200 77 77 199
129  East Timor 1,134,000 2009 14,874 5,743 76 197
130  Burma (Myanmar) 50,020,000 2009 676,578 261,228 74 192
131  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,843,126 2010 51,129 19,741 75 194
132  Ethiopia 79,221,000 July 2008 1,104,300 426,400 72 186
133  Morocco 34,346,687 November 25, 2017 446,550 172,410 77 199
134  Jordan 6,316,000 2009 89,342 34,495 71 184
135  Iraq 30,747,000 2009 438,317 169,235 70 181
136  Brunei 400,000 2009 5,765 2,226 69 179
137  Kenya 39,802,000 2009 580,367 224,081 69 179
138  Swaziland 1,185,000 2009 17,364 6,704 68 176
139  Lesotho 2,067,000 2009 30,355 11,720 68 176
140  Bulgaria 7,351,234 April 6, 2011 110,912 42,823 66 171 2011 census
141  Honduras 7,466,000 2009 112,492 43,433 66 171
142  Côte d'Ivoire 21,075,000 2009 322,463 124,504 65 168
143  Ireland 4,581,269 April 10, 2011 70,273 27,133 65 168
144  Samoa 184,984 2009 2,831 1,093 65 168
145  French Polynesia (France) 256,603 4,000 1,500 64 166
146  Georgia 4,465,000 69,700 26,900 64 166 Statistics Georgia
147  Senegal 12,534,000 2009 196,722 75,955 64 166
148  Tunisia 10,327,800 July 1, 2008 163,610 63,170 63 163
149  Uzbekistan 27,488,000 2009 447,400 172,700 61 158
150  Montserrat (UK) 5,900 2009 102 39 58 150
151  Burkina Faso 15,757,000 2009 274,000 106,000 58 150
152  Mexico 107,550,697 1,958,201 756,066 57 148
153  Ecuador 15,981,458 November 25, 2017 283,561 109,484 56 145
154  Tajikistan 6,952,000 2009 143,100 55,300 49 127
155  Belarus 9,755,106 207,600 80,200 47 122
156  Lithuania 3,053,800 2011 May 65,300 25,200 47 122 Eurostat estimate
157  Fiji 849,000 2009 18,274 7,056 46 119
158  Tanzania 43,739,000 2009 945,087 364,900 46 119
159  Bhutan 753,947 47,000 18,000 46 119
160  Afghanistan 29,863,010 2009 652,090 251,770 46 119
161  Panama 3,454,000 2009 75,517 29,157 46 119
162  Iran 74,196,000 2009 1,648,195 636,372 45 117
163  Montenegro 630,548 2009 14,026 5,415 45 117
164  Yemen 23,580,000 2009 527,968 203,850 45 117
165  Guinea-Bissau 1,611,000 2009 36,125 13,948 45 117
166  Nicaragua 5,743,000 2009 130,000 50,000 44 114
167  Palau 20,000 2009 459 177 44 114
168  Eritrea 5,073,000 2009 117,600 45,400 43 111
169  South Africa 50,586,757 July 1, 2011 1,221,037 471,445 41 106
170  Cameroon 19,522,000 2009 475,442 183,569 41 106
171  Guinea 10,069,000 2009 245,857 94,926 41 106
172  Saint Helena (UK) 4,918 2009 122 47 40 104
173  Colombia 49,376,984 November 25, 2017 1,138,914 439,737 43 111
174  Djibouti 864,000 2009 23,200 9,000 37 96
175  Madagascar 20,653,556 July 2009 587,041 226,658 35 91
176  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 49,006 August 1, 2009 1,399 540 35 91
177  Latvia 2,248,961 January 1, 2010 64,600 24,900 35 91 Eurostat estimate
178  Zimbabwe 13,009,530 2009 390,757 150,872 33 85
179 flag United States 324,660,000 November 25, 2017 9,826,675 3,794,100 33 85
180  Liberia 3,476,608 March 21, 2008 111,369 43,000 31 80
181  Venezuela 32,159,609 November 25, 2017 916,445 353,841 35 91
182  Estonia 1,315,819 January 1, 2010 45,100 17,400 29 75 [5]
183  Democratic Republic of the Congo 68,692,542 July 2009 2,344,858 905,355 29 75
184  Mozambique 22,894,000 2009 801,590 309,500 29 75
185  Abkhazia (Georgia; claims independence) 200,000 7,138 2,756 28 73
186  Kyrgyzstan 5,482,000 2009 199,900 77,200 27 70
187  Laos 6,320,000 2009 236,800 91,400 27 70
188  Somaliland (Somalia; claims independence) 3,500,000 137,600 53,100 25 65
189  Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (France) 6,125 January 1, 2009 242 93 25 65
190  The Bahamas 342,000 2009 13,878 5,358 25 65
191  Equatorial Guinea 676,000 2009 28,051 10,831 24 62
192  Peru 29,461,933 June 30, 2010 1,285,216 496,225 23 60
193  Brazil 206,278,555 November 25, 2017 8,514,877 3,287,612 24 62
194  Chile 18,320,020 November 25, 2017 756,096 291,930 24 62
195  Sweden 9,366,092 May 30, 2009 449,964 173,732 21 54 Statistics Sweden
196  Uruguay 3,463,197 2009 175,016 67,574 20 52
197  Vanuatu 240,000 2009 12,189 4,706 20 52
198  Solomon Islands 523,000 2009 28,896 11,157 18 47
199  South Ossetia (Georgia; claims independence) 70,000 3,900 1,500 18 47
200  Sudan 31,894,000 April 22, 2008 1,886,068 728,215 17 44
201  Zambia 12,935,000 2009 752,618 290,587 17 44
202  New Zealand 4,315,800 June 30, 2009 270,534 104,454 16 41
203  Finland 5,534,583 November 25, 2017 338,145 130,559 16 41
204  Paraguay 6,349,000 2009 406,752 157,048 16 41
205  Angola 18,498,000 2009 1,246,700 481,400 15 39
206  Algeria 34,895,000 2009 2,381,741 919,595 15 39
207  Papua New Guinea 6,732,000 2009 462,840 178,700 15 39
208  Argentina 40,091,359 October 27, 2010 2,780,400 1,073,500 14 36
209  Somalia 9,133,000 2009 637,657 246,201 14 36
210  Belize 322,100 June 30, 2008 23,000 8,900 14 36
211  Pitcairn Islands (UK) 67 2009 5 1.9 13 34
212  New Caledonia (France) 244,410 January 1, 2009 18,575 7,172 13 34
213  Norway 5,270,400 November 25, 2017 385,155 148,709 14 36
214  South Sudan 8,260,490 April 22, 2008 619,745 239,285 13 34
215  Niger 15,290,000 2009 1,267,000 489,000 12 31
216  Saudi Arabia 28,146,658 2011 2,149,690 830,000 12 31
217  Mali 14,517,176 April 1, 2009 1,240,192 478,841 12 31
218  Republic of the Congo 3,998,904 2009 342,000 132,000 12 31
219  Turkmenistan 5,110,000 2009 488,100 188,500 10 26
220  Oman 2,845,000 2009 309,500 119,500 9.2 24
221  Bolivia 9,879,000 2009 1,098,581 424,164 9 23
222  Chad 11,274,106 June 2009 1,284,000 496,000 8.8 23
223  Russia 142,905,208 17,098,242 6,601,668 8.3 21
224  Niue (New Zealand) 2,000 2009 260 100 7.7 20
225  Central African Republic 4,422,000 2009 622,984 240,535 7.1 18
226  Kazakhstan 17,010,000 July 1, 2013 2,724,900 1,052,100 6.2 16
227  Gabon 1,475,000 2009 267,668 103,347 5.5 14
228  Libya 6,420,000 2009 1,759,540 679,360 3.6 9.3
229  Guyana 762,000 2009 214,969 83,000 3.5 9.1
230  Canada 33,740,000 November 23, 2010 9,984,670 3,855,100 3.4 8.8
231  Botswana 1,950,000 2009 581,730 224,610 3.4 8.8
232  Mauritania 3,291,000 2009 1,025,520 395,960 3.2 8.3
233  Suriname 520,000 2009 163,820 63,250 3.2 8.3
234  Iceland 318,452 January 1, 2011 103,000 40,000 3.1 8.0 Statistics Iceland
235  Australia 23,839,595 June 1, 2017 7,682,300 2,966,200 3.3 8.5
236  Namibia 2,171,000 2009 824,292 318,261 2.6 6.7
237  French Guiana (France) 187,056 90,000 35,000 2.1 5.4
238 Western Sahara (status disputed) 513,000 2009 266,000 103,000 1.9 4.9
239  Mongolia 2,671,000 2009 1,564,116 603,909 1.7 4.4
240  Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) 3,140 2009 12,173 4,700 0.26 0.67
241  Greenland (Denmark) 57,001 2011 2,175,600 840,000 0.026 0.067
Rank Country / dependent territory Population Date last updated Area
(km2)
Area
(mi2)
Density
(/km2)
Density
(/mi2)
Notes

Source: Unless otherwise specified (or unless entered in error without stating the data source) figures for Population and Population Density figures are taken from year 2005 data in United Nations World Population Prospects (2004 revision). Area figures given here are taken from various (usually unstated) sources.

  • European Union The European Union is a sui generis supranational union that has "country-like" characteristics. It is made up of 28 member states. Its population density has been estimated at 116 people per km2, and it would be placed 93rd if it were included in the list (population: 507,890,191, area: 4,381,376 km2).
  • The most densely populated sovereign nation is Monaco, with a population density of 16,754 people/km2.
  • Antarctica is a continent of 14,400,000 km2 in area with territorial claims from multiple countries that are not included elsewhere in the above table. With a population of roughly 1000, this results in a population density of ~0.00007 people per km2 (much below Greenland's density of 0.026). A peak summer population of ~5000 results in a density of ~0.00035.

England officially became the second most crowded major country in the EU in 2008, according to figures released by the British Office for National Statistics. Only Malta, an island city state with a population that is no bigger than Bristol, had more people. Another study in 2010 by the British House of Commons library confirmed this, although their numbers for the Netherlands are different from those used by the Luxembourg-based Eurostat. The results are different because Eurostat calculates population density using only land surface area, whereas the British House of Commons library includes the 18.41 percent of the surface area of the Netherlands which is water.

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