Population Density by Country in 1979

In the year 1979, the world had a population density of 33.5 (people/kmยฒ).

The country with the highest population density was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a density of 18009.1 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR with a population density of 7675.1 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR with 4433.8 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 0.4 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 82.4 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Europe with a population density of 31.3 people/kmยฒ, and Latin America and the Caribbean with 17.5 people living per square kilometer.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest population density of 155.6 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Southern Asia with a population density of 143.9 people/kmยฒ, and Caribbean with 132.6 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 60.4 people per square kilometer. While the lowest population density is recorded by No income group available with a population density of only 12.5.

Countries with the Highest Population Density in 1979

Rank Country Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 18009.0604 259
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 7675.1406 -453
3 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 4433.8057 104,999
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 3452.7511 37,814
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 2861.8 124
6 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 1667.0455 -1
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 1049.1159 3,163
8 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 989.9352 -35
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 828.0234 -131
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 645.319 276
11 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 629.2398 1,933,161
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 586.8233 1,284
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 534.42 4,404
14 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 502.4983 309,574
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 463.0712 14,631
16 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 442.7797 15,873
17 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 416.9845 90,061
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 381.4107 415,301
19 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 379.3 44
20 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 369.2736 306
21 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 364.2669 49,990
22 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 345.6803 265
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 344.4778 264
24 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 339.4706 700
25 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 324.1342 15,715
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 314.391 575
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 309.8675 910,658
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 283.6914 58,609
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 280.1235 -596
30 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 274.0551 593
31 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 269.2471 3,097
32 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 251.7333 196
33 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 234.6555 39,596
34 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 234.1183 268,250
35 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 231.7909 43,883
36 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 229.1305 15,252,540
37 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 223.5361 -145,432
38 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 217.7884 7,040
39 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 216.8245 16,003
40 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 213.9498 84,777
41 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 209.5983 163,360
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 204.6812 1,156
43 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 200.8206 109,218
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 199.2412 2,137
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 194.5464 27,268
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 193.9326 2,085
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 189.444 175,704
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 171.6778 1,020
49 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 170.942 10,344
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 169.8373 67,437
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 166.4538 -220
52 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 165.3794 983,569
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 160.2275 615
54 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 159.4388 78,178
55 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 157.3861 18,434
56 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 157.1808 1,264,112
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 153.8469 415
58 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 148.4708 238
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 147.157 251,886
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 146.8375 347
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 142.8679 210
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 142.2839 35,309
63 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 141.4912 599
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 140.1282 778
65 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 137.375 3
66 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 132.6529 41,187
67 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 132.4091 80
68 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 132.392 2,458
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 123.7037 35,365
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 120.7581 8,093
71 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 118.1124 27,433
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 116.451 130,092
73 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 114.9218 342,394
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 111.835 -42
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 110.4406 850
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 108.8061 44,022
77 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 105.8771 2,162
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 105.437 53,880
79 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 105.3017 105,285
80 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 103.5362 355,343
81 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 100.8645 13,716,852
82 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 100.6893 54,716
83 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 100.5643 47,387
84 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 100.4143 2,837,462
85 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 98.9766 2,299
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 97.024 266
87 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 96.9001 266,341
88 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 95.5923 141,438
89 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 93.584 17,357
90 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 91.5595 38,814
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 91.4636 -7,588
92 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 87.612 954,916
93 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 85.8588 239,178
94 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 83.3247 22,576
95 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 82.793 12,658
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 82.3347 1,034
97 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 81.3624 33,688
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 79.2606 83,186
99 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 77.9214 390
100 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 77.9145 2,329
101 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 77.6819 2,155,110
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 76.1839 84,969
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 75.7186 3,465,771
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 75.4367 27,654
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 74.4034 7
106 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 74.0294 306,791
107 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 73.8896 -83
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 73.5597 33,168
109 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 72.6851 7,681
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 72.6426 1,532
111 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 70.6234 152
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 70.2811 112,924
113 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 68.6912 22,838
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 67.9564 649
115 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 65.1204 282,086
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 63.7653 230,317
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 63.5939 169,014
118 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 57.77 1,446
119 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 56.1165 886,859
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 55.755 30,655
121 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 50.7674 71,597
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 50.6095 359,786
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 50.2407 638,323
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 49.028 40,870
125 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 48.0817 61,697
126 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 46.817 294,060
127 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 46.0098 64,244
128 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 45.9999 65,828
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 45.0895 38,267
130 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 43.041 4,896
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 42.9479 496,334
132 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 42.8273 1,087,084
133 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 42.6731 6,440
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 42.2341 5,899
135 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 41.2803 161,494
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 41.079 15,538
137 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 40.953 4,376
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 39.1874 334,361
139 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 36.5748 392,282
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 36.0908 307
141 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 34.7588 273,175
142 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 34.6433 170
143 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 34.4203 15,556
144 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 33.7886 8,391
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 33.6726 1,834,434
146 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 33.5803 113,945
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 33.4289 231,268
148 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 33.352 19,155
149 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 33.1003 98,321
150 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 31.8992 211,670
151 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 31.5613 5,874
152 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 30.6903 544
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 30.4837 405,098
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 29.2176 6,351
155 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 28.9019 134,897
156 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 27.4821 113,311
157 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 26.8983 547,205
158 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 26.738 -97
159 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 26.7102 83,466
160 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 26.4609 26
161 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 25.7737 44,772
162 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 25.1458 301,895
163 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 24.6708 177,477
164 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 24.1007 2,648,634
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 24.0791 72,944
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 23.5065 759,635
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 22.8427 1,279,120
168 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 22.7637 584,934
169 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 22.4726 16,908
170 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 21.1092 612,030
171 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 20.3664 15,395
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 20.0007 -138,028
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 19.8812 83,934
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 19.4722 55,675
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 18.873 70,514
176 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 17.6878 229,889
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 17.2052 157,930
178 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 16.9792 13,962
179 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 16.8569 295,371
180 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 16.2679 51
181 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 16.1368 419,347
182 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 15.7569 13,193
183 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 15.0133 165,071
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 14.9405 254,063
185 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 14.3596 -97
186 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 14.2911 2,811,879
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 14.1507 386,292
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 14.0108 58,967
189 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 13.3869 12,801
190 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 13.3266 424,881
191 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 13.3216 43,309
192 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 13.0654 23,260
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 12.7908 105,379
194 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 11.863 249
195 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 11.4258 864,326
196 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 10.472 13,087
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 9.8804 440,566
198 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 9.7656 5,304
199 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 9.4621 2,963
200 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 9.0496 681,805
201 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 8.6218 730,336
202 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 8.3972 766,864
203 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 8.0387 1,667
204 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 7.8409 7,737
205 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 7.7174 211
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 7.6276 551,356
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 7.4705 164,213
208 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 7.4158 77,116
209 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 7.2547 97,836
210 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 6.7171 62,420
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 6.4516 278,192
212 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 6.2176 3,013
213 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 5.9464 68,439
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 5.9155 149,610
215 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 5.2364 40,945
216 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 5.179 125,060
217 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 5.1701 210,618
218 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 4.7266 182,269
219 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 4.5039 479,423
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 3.9344 4,951
221 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 3.8369 24,667
222 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 3.4966 103,296
223 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 3.1126 52,440
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 2.8338 18,437
225 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 2.6633 274,264
226 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 2.419 -4,866
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 2.2531 2,432
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 1.8901 167,908
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 1.6805 144,054
230 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 1.5766 44,857
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 1.4199 42,311
232 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 1.1628 23,888
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 1.0642 39,774
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 0.781 2,585
235 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 0.3932 14,042
236 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 0.1853 -15
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 0.1212 63

Regions with the Highest Population Density in 1979

Rank Region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Asia 82.4393 49,433,532
2 Europe 31.2595 3,104,240
3 Latin America and the Caribbean 17.4835 8,061,862
4 Africa 15.8362 13,578,267
5 Northern America 13.1243 2,922,952
6 Oceania 2.6651 272,711

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Density in 1979

Rank Sub-region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Western Europe 155.5844 238,983
2 Southern Asia 143.9237 21,805,339
3 Caribbean 132.5654 387,056
4 Southern Europe 105.8279 956,866
5 Micronesia 100.1814 6,607
6 Eastern Asia 98.8188 15,748,591
7 South-Eastern Asia 77.8828 7,981,415
8 Polynesia 61.1708 7,604
9 Northern Europe 54.846 192,790
10 Central America 35.9089 2,397,665
11 Western Asia 23.5378 3,043,023
12 Western Africa 22.369 3,910,279
13 Eastern Africa 21.4498 4,078,662
14 Eastern Europe 16.236 1,715,601
15 Northern Africa 13.6971 3,136,169
16 South America 13.4504 5,277,141
17 Southern Africa 12.2231 885,802
18 Central Asia 10.1436 855,164
19 Middle Africa 7.9921 1,567,355
20 Melanesia 7.841 90,343
21 Australia/New Zealand 2.2226 168,157

Income Groups with the Highest Population Density in 1979

Rank Income Group Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Lower-middle-income countries 60.4083 37,485,338
2 Middle-income countries 39.9862 63,238,411
3 Upper-middle-income countries 30.2462 25,753,073
4 High-income countries 26.909 7,805,254
5 Low-income countries 15.7047 5,896,127
6 No income group available 12.5115 433,772

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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