Population Density by Country in 1974

In the year 1974, the world had a population density of 30.6 (people/kmยฒ).

The country with the highest population density was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a density of 16954.0 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR with a population density of 7727.5 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR with 3951.6 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 74.9 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Europe with a population density of 30.5 people/kmยฒ, and Latin America and the Caribbean with 15.6 people living per square kilometer.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest population density of 154.6 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Southern Asia with a population density of 128.1 people/kmยฒ, and Caribbean with 123.3 people living per square kilometer. While the sub-region with lowest population density for the year was Australia/New Zealand with only 2.1 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 53.7 people per square kilometer. While the lowest population density is recorded by No income group available with a population density of only 10.8.

Countries with the Highest Population Density in 1974

Rank Country Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 16954.0268 143
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 7727.5 -436
3 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 3951.5673 108,769
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 3224.4934 31,602
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 2777.85 207
6 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 1687.5 -3
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 1008.2825 1,722
8 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 983.3796 165
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 832.3125 36
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 622.569 940
11 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 571.7465 1,222
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 560.4041 1,789,536
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 463.145 4,061
14 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 458.7378 307,750
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 431.8916 11,420
16 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 402.7362 109,502
17 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 364.8314 505
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 356.9665 644,610
19 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 354.825 101
20 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 345.6277 14,259
21 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 336.4424 47,759
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 333.4861 695
23 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 321.9851 18,671
24 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 318.6721 352
25 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 309.216 676
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 294.8327 1,375,383
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 286.8485 -367
28 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 263.9782 1,002
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 257.3685 61,472
30 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 244.4559 579
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 231.6616 49,604
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 225.5581 -68,107
33 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 222.8271 3,381
34 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 213.9905 243,734
35 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 205.0733 13,762,883
36 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 203.5489 38,899
37 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 203.3333 276
38 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 203.2724 7,304
39 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 202.7857 13,813
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 198.2994 1,425
41 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 192.2804 93,364
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 184.9841 375,235
43 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 182.475 91,834
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 182.3527 29,047
45 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 181.1801 128,043
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 179.9067 2,197
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 178.1502 1,613
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 169.4442 -189
49 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 158.5621 29,516
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 152.6461 87,131
51 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 146.4498 972,751
52 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 146.0067 8,225
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 145.9489 -233
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 145.4139 847
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 145.06 502
56 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 141.55 1,467
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 141.4875 390
58 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 141.0417 102,078
59 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 137.9611 971,074
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 136.5086 293,959
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 135.6707 2,212
62 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 135.375 -3
63 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 130.4617 1,280
64 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 129.0217 64,684
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 125.709 36,234
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 121.6509 173
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 118.7331 23,991
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 117.7629 41,132
69 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 115.5191 61,230
70 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 114.5227 51
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 111.7087 28
72 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 109.6647 320,740
73 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 108.2053 1,464
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 103.4598 820
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 103.0528 127,540
76 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 98.7074 120,863
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 97.2332 61,951
78 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 96.651 62,430
79 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 95.6187 48,805
80 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 94.6054 323,708
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 94.4287 493
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 94.3664 64,917
83 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 93.6841 16,910,317
84 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 93.645 1,687
85 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 92.5819 295,034
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 92.064 -13,417
87 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 90.7946 275,447
88 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 89.4316 15,857
89 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 88.1724 108,407
90 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 87.6969 1,758
91 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 85.8099 1,910,286
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 83.9573 -218
93 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 83.8961 308,771
94 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 81.6134 17,508
95 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 81.3958 -662
96 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 81.2823 57,574
97 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 78.1009 1,017,063
98 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 77.7988 39,390
99 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 74.8589 2,557
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 73.0568 28
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 71.0395 32,845
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 70.4951 98,211
103 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 70.3287 487,368
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 70.2175 24,399
105 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 70.1932 -7,416
106 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 69.1143 58
107 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 67.1497 1,626,875
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 66.9544 3,241,073
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 66.7306 71,690
110 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 65.8799 131
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 58.785 17,562
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 57.8306 61,930
113 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 57.1986 295,524
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 56.4405 153,644
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 55.3245 1,633
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 54.4315 688
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 54.3003 142,129
118 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 53.7951 3,054
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 53.3 30,939
120 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 50.4979 825,424
121 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 46.5014 67,298
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 45.5417 588,958
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 45.4912 47,755
124 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 45.0512 59,286
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 43.5922 286,034
126 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 41.8015 56,861
127 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 40.3101 52,701
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 40.0542 6,074
129 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 39.8303 6,553
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 39.775 18,449
131 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 39.4366 247,824
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 38.7144 40,524
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 38.1882 44,751
134 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 38.1037 826,095
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 37.8722 415,911
136 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 36.9105 4,155
137 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 36.7397 4,488
138 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 36.1135 152,536
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 34.5006 276,878
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 32.6138 393
141 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 32.4879 12,520
142 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 31.9512 160
143 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 31.7224 393,489
144 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 31.4886 773,327
145 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 30.9959 9,074
146 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 29.277 75,517
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 29.0652 1,731,017
148 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 29.0173 438
149 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 28.7561 88,733
150 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 28.4872 14,460
151 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 27.827 192,600
152 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 27.5261 -54
153 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 26.7673 5,293
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 25.8982 371,327
155 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 25.6913 52
156 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 25.5099 138,400
157 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 23.6042 102,201
158 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 23.0116 87,306
159 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 22.8779 1,963,589
160 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 22.7924 44,191
161 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 22.7369 444,381
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 22.1755 33,213
163 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 21.9961 115,996
164 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 20.5941 298,493
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 20.5823 59,279
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 20.5412 696,590
167 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 20.3774 502,155
168 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 20.1138 35,791
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 19.5828 934,844
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 18.383 71,167
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 18.2812 293,239
172 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 17.6916 560,725
173 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 17.3038 -224
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 17.1536 64,233
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 16.8842 44,418
176 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 16.4761 17,675
177 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 15.5538 62
178 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 15.5122 23,544
179 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 15.4755 15,651
180 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 15.4376 199,215
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 15.2605 196,239
182 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 14.4519 218,300
183 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 13.9629 375,528
184 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 13.9089 165,200
185 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 13.1001 24,574
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 12.8773 226,182
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 12.7681 68,670
188 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 12.7023 2,506,042
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 11.9589 288,829
190 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 11.7626 382,413
191 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 11.6656 37,187
192 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 11.4865 61,168
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 10.3586 -7,481
194 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 9.902 600,043
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 9.1159 440,035
196 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 8.8775 11,215
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 8.2566 15,414
198 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 8.12 834,125
199 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 8.1042 3,155
200 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 7.3375 534,133
201 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 7.1926 5,411
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 6.9266 50,999
203 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 6.673 5,566
204 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 6.5779 186
205 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 6.5767 100,894
206 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 6.5472 65,949
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 6.4422 138,698
208 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 6.4337 87,717
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 6.3624 378,291
210 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 6.0357 61,121
211 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 5.6388 1,714
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 5.4564 228,203
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 5.3838 116,175
214 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 5.2334 66,387
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 4.8052 183,971
216 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 4.6282 112,990
217 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 4.6275 48,897
218 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 4.1025 139,642
219 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 3.7475 7,839
220 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 3.5945 44,060
221 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 3.4812 408,145
222 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 3.1771 85,993
223 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 2.529 -2,115
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 2.5184 13,994
225 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 2.5087 326,146
226 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 2.4384 30,860
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 2.1476 2,994
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 1.7851 191,707
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 1.3002 105,970
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 1.2267 37,512
231 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 1.2203 35,321
232 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 1.0326 25,869
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 0.9266 41,881
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 0.6367 1,787
235 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 0.2875 -1,691
236 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 0.1871 -3
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 0.1184 592

Regions with the Highest Population Density in 1974

Rank Region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Asia 74.8511 49,639,103
2 Europe 30.4727 4,080,695
3 Latin America and the Caribbean 15.5696 7,455,568
4 Africa 13.7413 11,125,521
5 Northern America 12.4491 2,290,544
6 Oceania 2.499 351,111

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Density in 1974

Rank Sub-region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Western Europe 154.6444 402,618
2 Southern Asia 128.1246 19,244,832
3 Caribbean 123.3168 434,803
4 Southern Europe 101.5382 1,325,876
5 Micronesia 92.3059 4,953
6 Eastern Asia 91.9834 19,682,233
7 South-Eastern Asia 69.4414 7,224,666
8 Polynesia 55.9338 8,956
9 Northern Europe 54.2759 272,395
10 Central America 31.1457 2,252,670
11 Western Asia 20.5247 2,677,091
12 Western Africa 19.4613 3,119,770
13 Eastern Africa 18.5913 3,567,060
14 Eastern Europe 15.6916 2,079,806
15 South America 12.0284 4,768,095
16 Northern Africa 11.8143 2,411,245
17 Southern Africa 10.6406 812,764
18 Central Asia 9.0573 810,281
19 Melanesia 7.0175 84,327
20 Middle Africa 6.9782 1,214,682
21 Australia/New Zealand 2.1084 252,875

Income Groups with the Highest Population Density in 1974

Rank Income Group Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Lower-middle-income countries 53.6812 32,397,162
2 Middle-income countries 36.2002 60,733,974
3 Upper-middle-income countries 27.8628 28,336,812
4 High-income countries 25.7948 8,542,811
5 Low-income countries 13.7779 5,292,479
6 No income group available 10.8224 373,278

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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