Population Density by Country in 1972

In the year 1972, the world had a population density of 29.5 (people/kmยฒ).

The country with the highest population density was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a density of 16704.0 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR with a population density of 7770.9 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR with 3756.4 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‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) with a density of 0.2 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara with 0.3 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 71.6 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Europe with a population density of 30.1 people/kmยฒ, and Latin America and the Caribbean with 14.8 people living per square kilometer.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest population density of 153.6 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Southern Asia with a population density of 122.3 people/kmยฒ, and Caribbean with 119.3 people living per square kilometer. While the sub-region with lowest population density for the year was Australia/New Zealand with only 2.0 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 51.2 people per square kilometer. While the lowest population density is recorded by No income group available with a population density of only 10.2.

Countries with the Highest Population Density in 1972

Rank Country Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 16704.0268 248
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 7770.9219 -985
3 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 3756.4454 105,573
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 3120.8858 37,266
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 2732.3 234
6 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 1701.1364 -3
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 1001.1825 531
8 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 976.7315 173
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 831.2656 26
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 604.7112 1,141
11 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 566.1814 1,174
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 532.7395 1,779,783
13 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 441.0453 320,492
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 436.635 3,953
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 420.7074 11,340
16 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 395.7167 130,366
17 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 361.4033 1,042
18 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 344.175 103
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 343.3982 691,083
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 326.975 391
21 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 325.4928 47,401
22 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 320.3745 31,866
23 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 310.5275 13,248
24 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 308.8575 226
25 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 304.5082 364
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 288.8956 -327
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 287.1908 1,452,409
28 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 258.5705 1,113
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 244.9624 63,147
30 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 230.9347 133,939
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 225.6242 73,578
32 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 212.5147 505
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 205.9558 257,216
34 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 202.5557 3,743
35 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 197.4719 13,424
36 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 197.1499 904
37 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 196.8498 8,695
38 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 196.3833 29
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 196.0312 13,072,965
40 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 193.8291 36,062
41 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 183.3064 91,604
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 182.4324 401,352
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 176.8512 29,968
44 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 176.0353 87,137
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 172.8198 1,672
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 171.5619 2,308
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 170.8308 -162
48 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 170.8211 122,083
49 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 156.5601 54,222
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 147.0341 -206
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 144.2014 94,890
52 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 140.315 468
53 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 140.0918 928,444
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 139.3583 417
55 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 137.9266 -90,575
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 137.6607 7,327
57 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 137.3469 1,343
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 136.7063 372
59 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 135.625 -9
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 133.6214 4,022
61 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 131.3749 994,402
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 130.9556 395,718
63 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 127.6022 41,573
64 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 124.8403 1,370
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 119.2836 34,669
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 117.4949 29,015
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 115.3585 162
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 115.2909 39,678
69 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 114.6208 34,136
70 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 111.8864 25
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 111.1019 31
72 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 107.7075 284,612
73 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 100.816 1,296
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 100.3837 921
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 97.7997 125,506
76 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 96.0294 126,964
77 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 95.0806 58,731
78 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 93.7565 42,689
79 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 93.2394 432,179
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 93.1593 447
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 93.0315 57,967
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 91.3981 44,458
83 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 89.8792 19,102,552
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 89.6113 65,417
85 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 88.95 1,608
86 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 88.6814 281,843
87 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 88.5889 244,797
88 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 87.8791 15,377
89 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 86.4938 -541
90 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 85.8885 135,313
91 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 84.2031 1,598
92 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 82.8112 361,201
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 82.1026 1,055
94 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 81.0886 1,735,315
95 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 80.9794 17,465
96 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 80.2627 49,874
97 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 76.2134 42,082
98 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 74.0558 1,038,614
99 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 73.6522 2,321
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 72.3409 34
101 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 70.0888 2,991
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 70.0878 33,178
103 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 68.7069 389,821
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 68.2976 23,657
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 68.1161 99,814
106 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 68.1143 72
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 65.8666 44,513
108 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 64.3312 98
109 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 63.8732 1,385,125
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 63.5837 3,178,625
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 55.3907 16,599
112 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 54.4804 251,441
113 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 53.6077 148,502
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 52.3194 31,257
115 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 52.0606 2,259
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 51.4635 126,732
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 51.2844 55,613
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 48.8714 668
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 48.5787 1,538
120 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 48.321 835,459
121 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 45.8525 66,529
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 44.0856 47,652
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 43.7049 642,611
124 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 42.8517 60,845
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 41.1618 264,959
126 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 40.2375 55,225
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 39.1881 5,945
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 39.1869 19,449
129 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 38.6022 10,114
130 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 38.299 50,125
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 37.3756 94,797
132 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 36.8436 233,389
133 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 36.4968 786,913
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 36.141 37,828
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 36.0328 406,079
136 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 35.3082 4,511
137 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 34.3259 4,409
138 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 34.2286 140,609
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 32.8766 253,922
140 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 31.9243 12,434
141 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 30.9634 206
142 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 29.99 9,623
143 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 29.9324 369,294
144 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 29.8913 790,708
145 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 28.3783 438
146 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 27.9923 69,666
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 27.8567 1,499
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 27.3286 1,665,196
149 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 27.1011 90,471
150 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 26.9257 12,859
151 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 26.4609 442
152 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 26.3071 184,867
153 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 24.9585 5,152
154 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 24.8957 92
155 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 24.2033 358,962
156 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 24.0661 136,812
157 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 22.4363 2,189,930
158 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 22.2254 95,712
159 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 21.6319 73,511
160 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 21.6057 43,866
161 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 21.2197 432,299
162 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 21.2181 100,114
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 21.1931 6,974
164 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 19.9286 41,807
165 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 19.4877 495,573
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 19.4121 675,596
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 19.1993 64,190
168 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 18.9288 -189
169 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 18.805 270,167
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 18.4875 848,220
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 17.7935 73,426
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 17.3831 281,195
173 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.4774 520,714
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 16.4628 68,068
175 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 16.2884 15,627
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 15.9987 40,650
177 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 15.3444 27,392
178 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 15.1949 84
179 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 14.611 185,637
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 14.3023 174,341
181 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 13.6671 197,196
182 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 13.4746 159,552
183 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 13.1613 359,061
184 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 12.928 30,558
185 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 12.8032 15,312
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 12.1676 68,572
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 12.1195 214,374
188 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 12.1073 2,450,127
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 11.2676 253,889
190 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 11.1652 382,330
191 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 11.0681 35,137
192 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 11.0262 56,340
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 10.8863 -7,120
194 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 9.3837 572,017
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 8.8161 397,288
196 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 8.3119 10,471
197 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 8.0275 746,906
198 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 7.6035 2,948
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 7.1283 11,473
200 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 6.8311 396,052
201 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 6.6119 5,188
202 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 6.316 4,767
203 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 6.2458 102,151
204 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 6.2342 59,406
205 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 6.2063 168
206 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 6.1414 68,933
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 6.0851 126,617
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 6.0627 337,465
209 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 5.7649 61,670
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 5.5244 48,535
211 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 5.4824 1,866
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 5.2018 104,341
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 5.1053 206,669
214 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 4.9547 64,285
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 4.6716 174,920
216 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 4.4252 106,846
217 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 4.3493 46,064
218 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 3.8891 131,376
219 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 3.6677 7,913
220 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 3.457 41,845
221 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 3.128 347,649
222 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 3.0372 87,693
223 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 2.5483 -887
224 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 2.4437 264,956
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 2.4151 12,723
226 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 2.2877 19,808
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 2.0868 3,546
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 1.7313 217,589
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 1.2008 58,510
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 1.1559 35,488
231 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 1.1056 27,963
232 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 0.9725 24,140
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 0.8757 37,183
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 0.5991 1,436
235 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 0.2942 -508
236 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 0.187 -1
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 0.1151 747

Regions with the Highest Population Density in 1972

Rank Region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Asia 71.619 50,977,194
2 Europe 30.1053 4,291,540
3 Latin America and the Caribbean 14.8428 7,239,453
4 Africa 13.026 9,975,149
5 Northern America 12.2007 2,455,898
6 Oceania 2.4127 373,398

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Density in 1972

Rank Sub-region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Western Europe 153.5824 771,313
2 Southern Asia 122.2505 18,270,961
3 Caribbean 119.3041 455,174
4 Southern Europe 99.6467 1,228,657
5 Eastern Asia 88.3926 22,104,025
6 Micronesia 88.0535 7,432
7 South-Eastern Asia 66.1618 7,252,519
8 Polynesia 53.9226 7,841
9 Northern Europe 53.8871 379,575
10 Central America 29.3471 2,165,141
11 Western Asia 19.4278 2,577,410
12 Western Africa 18.4988 2,754,172
13 Eastern Africa 17.5619 3,170,345
14 Eastern Europe 15.478 1,911,995
15 South America 11.4932 4,619,138
16 Northern Africa 11.2306 2,125,120
17 Southern Africa 10.0395 778,386
18 Central Asia 8.6545 772,279
19 Melanesia 6.7007 84,196
20 Middle Africa 6.613 1,147,126
21 Australia/New Zealand 2.0411 273,929

Income Groups with the Highest Population Density in 1972

Rank Income Group Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Lower-middle-income countries 51.208 30,930,334
2 Middle-income countries 34.6581 61,103,110
3 Upper-middle-income countries 26.7649 30,172,776
4 High-income countries 25.2992 9,055,140
5 Low-income countries 13.0877 4,796,145
6 No income group available 10.2106 358,237

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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