Population Density by Country in 1978

In the year 1978, the world had a population density of 32.9 (people/kmยฒ).

The country with the highest population density was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a density of 17821.1 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR with a population density of 7689.0 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR with 4339.2 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 80.9 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Europe with a population density of 31.1 people/kmยฒ, and Latin America and the Caribbean with 17.1 people living per square kilometer.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest population density of 155.4 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Southern Asia with a population density of 140.6 people/kmยฒ, and Caribbean with 130.8 people living per square kilometer. While the sub-region with lowest population density for the year was Australia/New Zealand with only 2.2 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 59.0 people per square kilometer. While the lowest population density is recorded by No income group available with a population density of only 12.2.

Countries with the Highest Population Density in 1978

Rank Country Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 17821.1409 301
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 7689.0156 -435
3 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 4339.2157 102,910
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 3401.5381 32,143
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 2848.5 142
6 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 1670.4545 -2
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 1039.5762 2,847
8 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 990.037 24
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 829.8516 -103
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 642.7284 325
11 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 614.6389 1,868,040
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 583.7419 1,366
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 520.0833 4,198
14 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 493.7273 311,588
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 456.0764 13,768
16 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 422.6207 15,696
17 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 414.2855 91,696
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 377.2878 400,568
19 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 377.05 46
20 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 368.5248 329
21 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 358.625 48,089
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 342.9889 272
23 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 340.9016 318
24 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 323.6741 12,147
25 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 319.1176 684
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 313.7613 760
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 311.1833 -621,092
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 307.3305 1,001,310
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 281.7956 -541
30 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 272.3987 699
31 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 260.4186 3,083
32 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 243.2167 315
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 231.6904 4,888
34 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 229.883 262,893
35 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 228.2596 37,410
36 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 224.0919 14,708,707
37 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 223.9831 -166,212
38 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 214.96 7,102
39 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 213.7561 15,478
40 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 209.7742 88,260
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 203.86 1,518
42 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 203.3025 141,483
43 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 196.912 106,294
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 195.3983 2,021
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 192.1039 25,636
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 190.5795 2,045
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 188.7896 211,619
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 167.1712 -153
49 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 166.739 66,676
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 166.0667 1,000
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 165.4694 10,025
52 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 161.7741 1,276,292
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 157.14 620
54 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 157.0696 6,885
55 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 155.6613 117,877
56 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 152.9691 1,262,874
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 151.2812 406
58 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 148.0408 321
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 146.2011 213
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 145.105 242,269
61 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 139.9956 768
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 139.4089 2,948
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 139.0376 35,491
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 138.8208 219
65 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 137.0417 5
66 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 132.0657 49,477
67 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 128.5 92
68 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 126.348 2,075
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 122.6134 36,343
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 120.5107 12,884
71 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 117.8047 28,272
72 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 113.8843 292,923
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 113.7514 130,747
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 112.068 -6
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 108.9738 828
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 106.7392 73,647
77 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 104.1285 110,561
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 103.4132 57,019
79 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 102.8329 2,100
80 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 101.1596 344,244
81 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 99.943 59,829
82 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 99.5935 47,813
83 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 99.4936 12,603,201
84 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 97.0181 2,398,561
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 96.638 313
86 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 96.5193 2,419
87 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 96.4404 240,604
88 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 94.9427 157,496
89 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 92.7291 17,077
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 91.6183 -17,948
91 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 91.1406 50,637
92 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 85.7459 951,837
93 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 85.5082 167,061
94 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 82.9357 20,913
95 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 82.6439 19,661
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 81.9077 -414
97 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 80.6985 34,292
98 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 77.3411 2,293
99 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 75.3575 2,078,817
100 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 75.2036 371
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 75.1123 92,174
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 74.5916 83,198
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 74.3378 27,097
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 74.267 17
105 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 74.2042 -68
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 73.9174 3,418,474
107 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 73.3854 340,252
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 73.0616 36,065
109 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 71.8588 7,590
110 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 69.6558 146
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 69.4413 106,816
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 69.3053 1,605
113 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 66.4994 21,524
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 65.3382 613
115 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 63.5713 336,937
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 62.0453 162,880
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 61.4351 210,343
118 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 57.2398 1,555
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 55.2666 30,510
120 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 54.9532 903,682
121 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 49.5201 64,084
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 49.2669 634,034
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 49.0605 345,103
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 48.3504 51,784
125 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 47.7715 64,168
126 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 45.2355 287,000
127 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 45.0958 63,896
128 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 44.775 61,852
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 43.8476 37,141
130 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 42.2106 7,316
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 41.8549 479,269
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 41.8049 5,958
133 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 41.7667 1,024,560
134 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 41.7333 4,739
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 40.8277 15,730
136 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 40.2424 161,137
137 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 40.1298 4,445
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 38.1796 327,876
139 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 35.6237 416,904
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 35.4354 292
141 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 34.2591 726,343
142 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 34.096 189
143 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 33.5857 14,941
144 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 33.563 11,219
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 32.9284 -50,037
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 32.7289 1,863,395
147 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 32.5501 110,792
148 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 32.2661 18,555
149 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 32.2537 92,614
150 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 31.0546 207,874
151 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 30.5596 5,676
152 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 30.3 537
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 29.5298 423,149
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 28.2478 48,189
155 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 28.2201 127,600
156 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 26.9283 -78
157 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 26.6814 115,826
158 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 26.337 31
159 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 25.9975 88,067
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 25.9802 519,176
161 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 25.1738 44,229
162 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 24.2164 289,209
163 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 24.0416 166,841
164 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 23.8184 2,514,723
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 23.3023 65,004
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 22.8892 747,502
167 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 22.2514 566,496
168 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 22.0989 1,143,584
169 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 21.0274 16,581
170 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 20.4109 625,231
171 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 20.3302 14,075
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 19.9275 233,041
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 19.5545 76,612
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 18.9043 53,735
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 18.509 69,120
176 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 17.194 230,306
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 16.9299 55,039
178 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 16.8932 15,815
179 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 16.3178 273,869
180 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 16.1256 60
181 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 15.7167 11,142
182 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 15.6834 411,783
183 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 14.7921 168,093
184 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 14.7212 -91
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 14.5084 248,675
186 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 13.9582 2,753,964
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 13.7693 52,543
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 13.659 387,141
189 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 13.3414 14,891
190 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 12.9979 416,531
191 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 12.9696 41,962
192 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 12.0114 25,602
193 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 11.8659 -1,769
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 11.3375 101,061
195 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 11.0343 910,707
196 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 10.1337 12,895
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 9.7235 435,460
198 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 9.6566 813
199 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 9.203 3,354
200 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 8.6716 652,653
201 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 8.3453 935,487
202 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 7.9465 1,704
203 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 7.6158 531,884
204 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 7.5772 7,448
205 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 7.4842 232
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 7.4033 517,316
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 7.2524 160,003
208 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 7.2303 72,974
209 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 7.083 95,926
210 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 6.5795 62,171
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 6.2337 265,064
212 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 6.0909 2,769
213 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 5.8016 67,692
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 5.7966 140,672
215 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 5.1163 41,078
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 5.0933 204,389
217 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 5.0643 123,435
218 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 4.587 171,332
219 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 4.2846 463,452
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 3.9045 6,797
221 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 3.7978 24,076
222 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 3.4256 75,631
223 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 2.9491 48,762
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 2.7637 17,668
225 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 2.6351 238,605
226 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 2.448 -4,179
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 2.231 1,992
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 1.8687 161,519
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 1.5965 137,547
230 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 1.4988 43,354
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 1.3794 41,146
232 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 1.1442 6,734
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 1.0375 43,386
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 0.7498 2,544
235 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 0.3414 13,527
236 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 0.1866 -15
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 0.1212 -8

Regions with the Highest Population Density in 1978

Rank Region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Asia 80.9043 46,847,843
2 Europe 31.1174 3,172,064
3 Latin America and the Caribbean 17.0874 7,993,234
4 Africa 15.3789 13,448,144
5 Northern America 12.9721 2,753,375
6 Oceania 2.6336 262,101

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Density in 1978

Rank Sub-region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Western Europe 155.3963 170,827
2 Southern Asia 140.5819 20,976,163
3 Caribbean 130.8035 393,418
4 Southern Europe 105.0648 1,031,834
5 Micronesia 98.305 4,967
6 Eastern Asia 97.5273 14,704,797
7 South-Eastern Asia 76.0963 7,919,028
8 Polynesia 60.2156 7,767
9 Northern Europe 54.735 170,702
10 Central America 34.931 2,422,244
11 Western Asia 22.9726 2,373,924
12 Western Africa 21.7345 3,783,727
13 Eastern Africa 20.8233 4,257,360
14 Eastern Europe 16.1386 1,798,701
15 Northern Africa 13.2988 2,986,009
16 South America 13.1531 5,177,572
17 Southern Africa 11.896 853,286
18 Central Asia 9.9236 873,931
19 Middle Africa 7.7506 1,567,762
20 Melanesia 7.6714 89,618
21 Australia/New Zealand 2.2019 159,750

Income Groups with the Highest Population Density in 1978

Rank Income Group Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Lower-middle-income countries 58.9918 35,150,797
2 Middle-income countries 39.2107 59,919,912
3 Upper-middle-income countries 29.7763 24,769,115
4 High-income countries 26.6892 7,626,375
5 Low-income countries 15.2826 6,504,705
6 No income group available 12.1522 425,770

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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