Population Density by Country in 1955

In the year 1955, the world had a population density of 21.1 (people/kmยฒ).

The country with the highest population density was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a density of 13711.1 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR with a population density of 6117.4 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR with 2266.1 people living per square kilometer, if spread out evenly.

The country with the lowest annual population density was ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland with 0.1 people per square kilometer. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara with a density of 0.1 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) with 0.2 people living per square kilometer, if said population is spread out evenly across its land mass.

The geographic region with the highest population density was Asia with a density of 48.9 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Europe with a population density of 26.1 people/kmยฒ, and Northern America with 9.5 people living per square kilometer.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest population density of 134.7 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Southern Europe with a population density of 87.1 people/kmยฒ, and Caribbean with 85.6 people living per square kilometer. While the sub-region with lowest population density for the year was Australia/New Zealand with only 1.4 people/kmยฒ.

If we devide the global population into income groups we can see that Lower-middle-income countries has the highest population density of 34.3 people per square kilometer. While the lowest population density is recorded by No income group available with a population density of only 5.7.

Countries with the Highest Population Density in 1955

Rank Country Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 13711.0738 117
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 6117.4062 -2,774
3 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 2266.1392 112,360
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 2154.05 119
5 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 2070.4545 6
6 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 1855.9458 62,872
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 1027.2873 5,709
8 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 724.7407 438
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 699.8203 275
10 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 528.65 1,759
11 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 515.1983 524
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 340.4436 1,065,157
13 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 319.7976 137,279
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 294.0229 14,265
15 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 291.7804 45,981
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 272.7433 1,672
17 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 270.421 3,085
18 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 265.7366 11,373
19 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 260.6457 335,309
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 258.1333 1,620
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 247.3245 5,238
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 243.1074 1,805
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 239.0779 984,222
24 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 228.9754 207
25 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 223.1083 666,705
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 210.8967 211,447
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 204.3339 226,160
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 201.3346 898
29 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 190.925 139
30 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 184.1577 2,241
31 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 173.1667 60
32 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 172.242 4,115
33 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 165.6341 12,879
34 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 162.6175 294,549
35 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 152.1336 44,556
36 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 149.0025 6,210
37 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 144.7516 21,231
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 143.608 419
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 143.3872 18,078
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 139.5364 177,694
41 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 135.7083 13
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 134.0574 8,966,021
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 130.4126 -211
44 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 128.6227 66,728
45 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 125.0853 63,408
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 121.9529 1,095
47 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 120.5432 12,056
48 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 120.3188 70,267
49 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 118.1773 59,164
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 117.9589 1,917
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 114.2352 987
52 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 108.5091 116,292
53 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 104.8294 81,709
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 104.4135 33,234
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 99.1325 63
56 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 96.8182 4
57 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 96.1539 48,798
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 95.5857 3,028
59 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 94.205 48,537
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 93.4094 239
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 91.4038 -622
62 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 90.1794 754,588
63 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 89.2677 1,872
64 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 88.5034 482,809
65 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 87.0646 511
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 86.0416 181,558
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 84.1777 4,655
68 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 83.7243 475
69 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 82.7323 53,231
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 82.5593 79,584
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 80.4992 21,490
72 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 79.0632 369,116
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 78.1222 146
74 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 77.43 70,733
75 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 76.7597 1,027,011
76 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 75.8675 199,719
77 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 75.5672 16,341
78 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 72.4499 37,165
79 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 72.3079 59,160
80 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 69.3561 80,309
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 69.1927 915
82 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 68.7643 555,483
83 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 68.6821 -103
84 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 68.0208 662
85 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 67.2042 292
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 66.7453 107
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 65.358 61
88 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 63.0849 173,712
89 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 62.8458 13,511,947
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 62.2689 93,360
91 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 61.4435 134,522
92 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 61.18 567
93 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 58.0294 118
94 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 57.9181 236,977
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 57.8623 916
96 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 57.8057 8,905
97 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 57.7852 59,671
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 57.7737 92,473
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 56.3651 51,059
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 55.3582 15,998
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 53.7952 51,141
102 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 53.216 831,785
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 53.0597 45,915
104 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 52.6007 1,103
105 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 48.8019 33
106 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 48.4836 1,942
107 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 45.36 618,136
108 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 44.8403 768,142
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 43.1014 29,866
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 42.9483 95,811
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 42.2187 -17,782
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 40.6825 1,863,152
113 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 39.3098 55,310
114 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 34.642 2,058
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 34.5231 9,260
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 34.2702 66,289
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 33.7303 76
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 33.2236 98,628
119 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 33.0408 184,905
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 32.6628 22,314
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 31.9562 6,322
122 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 30.9527 553,479
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 29.8838 404,285
124 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 29.7692 29,797
125 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 29.4167 5,454
126 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 27.9247 25,239
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 27.2391 118,743
128 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 26.8779 12,301
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 25.8731 185,628
130 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 25.5777 83,224
131 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 23.9507 605,752
132 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 23.1964 64
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 22.9491 284,076
134 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 22.9482 -16
135 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 22.013 39,691
136 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 21.7141 107,085
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 21.1252 14,633
138 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 20.9301 23,859
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 20.6546 185,748
140 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 20.55 35
141 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 20.2157 2,303
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 20.0467 3,018
143 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 19.7037 417,478
144 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 18.8119 9,984
145 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 17.9731 34
146 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 17.9402 257
147 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 17.8336 47,980
148 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 17.6858 7,314
149 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 17.6152 2,946,641
150 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 17.2534 3,323
151 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 16.7887 207,498
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 16.7057 181
153 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 16.4707 52,020
154 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 16.348 56,983
155 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 16.1958 108,859
156 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 16.0532 853,059
157 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 14.7887 77,673
158 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 14.7553 142,088
159 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 14.007 47,412
160 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 13.662 30,513
161 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 13.6179 -20
162 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 13.2117 26,218
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 13.1615 52,852
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 13.0128 568
165 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 12.7933 45,753
166 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 12.615 57,501
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 12.2778 112,197
168 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 12.0252 390,627
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 11.9544 346,369
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 11.5879 449,232
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 11.2942 196,101
172 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 11.2715 35,303
173 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 11.1479 3,807
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 10.5252 22,373
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 10.2962 19,976
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 10.1407 43,536
177 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 10.0215 80,651
178 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 9.9191 93,796
179 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 9.8505 239,842
180 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 9.726 153,340
181 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 9.6437 82,216
182 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 8.7629 4,054
183 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 8.4364 100,270
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 8.2036 43,599
185 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 8.0821 44,129
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 8.0354 83,393
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 7.679 111,443
188 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 7.5018 1,907,653
189 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 7.388 16,920
190 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 7.3678 265,099
191 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 7.0051 42,178
192 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 6.8948 246,652
193 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 6.7766 1,759,301
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 6.6984 326,773
195 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 6.0159 294,290
196 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 5.3968 114
197 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 5.1053 4,506
198 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 4.7777 47,760
199 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 4.6571 1,259
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 4.3003 231,399
201 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 4.1679 38,641
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 4.1098 63,869
203 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 4.0753 217,797
204 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 4.074 2,945
205 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 4.0328 64,870
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 3.961 85,507
207 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 3.831 46,023
208 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 3.8287 1,416
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 3.6014 79,299
210 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 3.5066 2,194
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 3.1491 2,316
212 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 3.0997 62,029
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 2.911 257,399
214 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 2.9015 38,802
215 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 2.7333 21,781
216 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 2.4815 24,070
217 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 2.4744 990
218 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 2.4553 16,044
219 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 2.383 90,581
220 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 2.1888 51,071
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 1.8996 3,926
222 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 1.7302 395,962
223 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 1.6662 106,237
224 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 1.591 7,859
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 1.5735 3,424
226 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 1.4561 7,181
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 1.4334 5,713
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 1.1988 220,147
229 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 0.815 9,555
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 0.7312 31,789
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 0.7166 17,762
232 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 0.6649 7,060
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 0.5425 14,981
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 0.3097 963
235 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 0.1797 0
236 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 0.0778 1,936
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 0.0641 764

Regions with the Highest Population Density in 1955

Rank Region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Asia 48.8753 34,673,862
2 Europe 26.0978 5,680,584
3 Northern America 9.4865 3,343,840
4 Latin America and the Caribbean 9.471 5,104,767
5 Africa 8.5902 5,701,491
6 Oceania 1.6657 336,332

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Density in 1955

Rank Sub-region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Western Europe 134.6998 848,872
2 Southern Europe 87.0572 936,165
3 Caribbean 85.645 373,666
4 Southern Asia 82.6568 11,781,976
5 Eastern Asia 62.6459 15,804,308
6 Micronesia 57.9029 3,837
7 Northern Europe 48.6414 425,740
8 South-Eastern Asia 42.0449 5,087,395
9 Polynesia 35.7448 6,592
10 Central America 17.4394 1,176,727
11 Eastern Europe 13.0998 3,469,807
12 Western Africa 12.7562 1,522,754
13 Western Asia 12.1022 1,395,447
14 Eastern Africa 11.112 1,771,820
15 South America 7.3941 3,554,374
16 Northern Africa 7.3822 1,455,973
17 Southern Africa 6.2259 384,931
18 Central Asia 5.1182 604,736
19 Middle Africa 4.5119 566,013
20 Melanesia 4.3792 61,627
21 Australia/New Zealand 1.4283 264,276

Income Groups with the Highest Population Density in 1955

Rank Income Group Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Lower-middle-income countries 34.3369 20,286,729
2 Middle-income countries 23.6969 42,729,176
3 High-income countries 20.7767 9,217,489
4 Upper-middle-income countries 18.6223 22,442,447
5 Low-income countries 8.7168 2,627,120
6 No income group available 5.7182 267,091

How is Population Density calculated?

Population density indicates the number of people per unit of land area. In this case, the population density is calculated in square kilometers (kmยฒ) of the area.

Population Density Formula

Population Density = population / land area in kmยฒ

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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