Population Density by Country in 1987

In the year 1987, the world had a population density of 38.7 (people/kmยฒ).

The country with the highest population density was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a density of 19798.3 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR with a population density of 9744.0 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR with 5076.0 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 0.6 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 96.6 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Europe with a population density of 32.3 people/kmยฒ, and Latin America and the Caribbean with 20.6 people living per square kilometer.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the highest population density of 174.5 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Western Europe with a population density of 158.7 people/kmยฒ, and Caribbean with 148.0 people living per square kilometer. While the sub-region with lowest population density for the year was Australia/New Zealand with only 2.5 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 73.4 people per square kilometer. While the lowest population density is recorded by No income group available with a population density of only 15.5.

Countries with the Highest Population Density in 1987

Rank Country Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 19798.3221 315
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 9743.9844 12,539
3 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 5076.0082 86,520
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 4121.1442 65,529
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 2827.2 -266
6 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 1610.2273 -3
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 1127.5206 3,194
8 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 1043.8426 369
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 870.1641 631
10 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 771.9924 2,203,284
11 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 694.5991 863
12 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 680.8533 7,026
13 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 658.6765 1,720
14 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 601.5209 196
15 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 595.8678 16,603
16 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 564.6973 225,728
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 518.1325 12,578
18 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 437.95 248
19 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 435.8439 86,396
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 428.5826 587,124
21 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 398.2891 26,416
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 393.4528 2,670
23 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 368.5425 -196
24 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 367.8197 6
25 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 358.0556 -166
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 337.8698 4,906
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 331.4634 66,915
28 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 326.9774 16,093
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 324.4721 559,990
30 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 309.4295 124,653
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 295.8779 -551
32 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 290.2371 -432
33 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 288.8333 176
34 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 286.591 335
35 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 278.2251 236,369
36 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 274.3572 17,845,271
37 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 263.8887 230,216
38 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 248.9078 11,573
39 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 244.556 100,082
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 240.7745 2,800
41 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 240.0472 14,082
42 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 236.0749 135,100
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 234.1027 122,356
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 234.0111 1,612
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 228.445 7,065
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 224.0386 349,013
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 222.0455 1,928
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 215.7198 19,032
49 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 214.21 1,660
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 213.2657 11,001
51 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 205.456 4,790
52 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 204.75 241
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 203.8548 117,739
54 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 199.8372 1,406,955
55 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 198.7579 133,363
56 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 191.3839 1,318,163
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 191.3828 15,216
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 172.1375 390
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 171.0343 36,221
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 165.301 290,510
61 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 163.644 43,285
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 160.0654 -282
63 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 150.7582 621
64 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 149.8338 602
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 146.2557 -373
66 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 145.7083 -29
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 143.0604 2,371
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 138.5341 139,451
69 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 135.2365 3,744,252
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 133.4615 44,677
71 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 133.4415 476
72 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 132.6357 2,464
73 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 124.5147 384,580
74 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 122.9757 199,788
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 120.8074 3,113
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 118.172 28,120
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 117.7404 23,446
78 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 116.2604 2,840
79 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 115.6434 -35,447
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 114.9667 81,308
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 114.6049 1,068
82 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 114.2554 19,730,617
83 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 108.933 5,829
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 106.9903 -58
85 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 106.075 24,650
86 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 103.5799 14,475
87 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 102.7211 937,001
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 101.3511 2,025
89 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 100.9132 271,547
90 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 98.4623 67,833
91 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 97.651 6,956
92 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 96.732 94,836
93 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 96.6701 2,268,020
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 96.3444 1,718
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 95.7448 875
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 94.4107 -414
97 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 93.1893 127
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 91.7653 3,647
99 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 91.6721 467
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 91.2959 35,903
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 90.229 3,277,338
102 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 88.4424 140,044
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 87.74 491,578
104 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 86.7676 18,657
105 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 86.7297 25,278
106 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 86.5305 4,482
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 86.2915 127,706
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 85.1718 3,473
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 84.4943 275
110 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 81.7904 -30,016
111 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 81.7123 11,475
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 81.2065 9,510
113 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 79.9482 503,840
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 78.1015 225,254
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 77.9304 36,729
116 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 77.0264 96,907
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 76.6637 89,231
118 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 68.9875 178
119 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 66.5929 1,019,183
120 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 65.1761 107,702
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 62.8935 349,291
122 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 61.4071 375,994
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 59.5967 26,873
124 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 58.9304 836
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 58.524 647,553
126 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 57.2776 76,744
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 55.9598 35,566
128 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 55.0302 107,407
129 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 53.4354 4,676
130 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 53.0828 1,439,123
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 52.1621 446,696
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 51.3947 -10,734
133 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 50.6614 197,029
134 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 50.6166 64,108
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 48.7996 485,234
136 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 47.7077 4,776
137 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 47.5966 14,310
138 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 44.8453 522,662
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 44.2232 3,280
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 44.0556 320,677
141 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 43.6946 29,312
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 43.0976 11,051
143 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 42.852 1,586,471
144 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 42.5925 131,243
145 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 41.582 140,174
146 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 41.3124 10,496
147 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 41.2337 7,974
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 39.5833 1,327,651
149 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 39.1745 240,441
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 38.233 382,992
151 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 37.3704 107
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 35.9585 732,271
153 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 35.8897 202,161
154 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 35.6073 12,153
155 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 34.5653 152,023
156 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 34.2992 14,754
157 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 33.9516 138,258
158 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 33.557 477
159 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 33.533 361,525
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 33.0159 14,426
161 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 32.7527 89,289
162 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 31.1065 326
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 31.0308 1,604,381
164 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 30.9696 50,408
165 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 30.8297 227,397
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 29.5863 1,267,108
167 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 27.3891 29
168 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 27.2345 645,875
169 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 27.2063 817,117
170 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 26.2204 2,359,821
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 24.6309 66,660
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 23.9821 296,593
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 23.6886 154,110
174 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 22.5686 466,556
175 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 22.388 327,707
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 22.1884 107,522
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 21.9107 70,804
178 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 20.7149 28,014
179 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 19.9997 470,201
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 19.5113 29,826
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 18.7188 309,856
182 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 17.6608 17,740
183 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 17.1577 -9
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 17.1564 113,364
185 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 17.0452 2,811,027
186 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 16.8839 203,398
187 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.5122 50,129
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.4867 -100,539
189 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 16.3112 12,979
190 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 16.1484 465,973
191 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 15.8984 -112,504
192 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 14.7868 16,906
193 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 14.4296 1,015,470
194 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 13.7629 22,824
195 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 13.3882 14,978
196 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 12.4553 19,853
197 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 11.4812 3,500
198 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 11.4617 289,013
199 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 11.4101 209,814
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 11.1814 471,525
201 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 10.9474 418
202 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 10.2735 9,264
203 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 10.0058 -15
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 9.9029 660,779
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 9.5444 200,337
206 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 9.2445 104,301
207 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 9.084 3,331
208 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 8.8737 1,247,267
209 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 8.6746 32,503
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 8.5779 357,982
211 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 7.9502 78,501
212 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 7.4958 3,816
213 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 7.3 95,063
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 6.9451 137,792
215 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 6.5543 614,632
216 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 6.4089 64,498
217 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 6.1492 141,187
218 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 6.0287 232,360
219 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 5.9534 354,779
220 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 4.9543 89,937
221 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 4.2097 175,740
222 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 4.1985 32,922
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 3.8796 -5,071
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 3.5123 25,107
225 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 2.9072 343,331
226 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 2.544 3,794
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 2.4544 3,399
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 2.3338 110,113
229 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 2.1533 41,170
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 2.1165 256,534
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 1.796 53,867
232 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 1.4156 38,585
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 1.2979 52,057
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 1.1862 5,499
235 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 0.6066 5,573
236 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 0.1852 26
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 0.1322 529

Regions with the Highest Population Density in 1987

Rank Region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Asia 96.5892 61,072,400
2 Europe 32.3091 3,086,141
3 Latin America and the Caribbean 20.6355 8,032,827
4 Africa 19.9005 16,612,598
5 Northern America 14.2832 2,704,079
6 Oceania 2.9992 402,331

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Density in 1987

Rank Sub-region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Southern Asia 174.4941 25,921,484
2 Western Europe 158.7037 773,057
3 Caribbean 147.9811 452,424
4 Micronesia 128.7819 12,641
5 Eastern Asia 111.0532 21,545,085
6 Southern Europe 109.5825 354,637
7 South-Eastern Asia 93.2332 8,594,098
8 Polynesia 67.9196 8,211
9 Northern Europe 55.8405 235,067
10 Central America 42.5913 2,004,487
11 Western Asia 29.3157 3,816,402
12 Western Africa 27.8559 4,463,268
13 Eastern Africa 27.1998 5,570,091
14 Northern Africa 17.1588 3,148,326
15 Eastern Europe 16.9704 1,723,380
16 South America 15.953 5,575,916
17 Southern Africa 15.4079 1,411,741
18 Central Asia 12.145 1,195,331
19 Middle Africa 10.0733 2,019,172
20 Melanesia 9.3458 105,092
21 Australia/New Zealand 2.4611 276,387

Income Groups with the Highest Population Density in 1987

Rank Income Group Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Lower-middle-income countries 73.4401 43,775,524
2 Middle-income countries 47.0769 76,708,864
3 Upper-middle-income countries 34.5033 32,933,339
4 High-income countries 28.5911 7,453,960
5 Low-income countries 19.0896 7,271,179
6 No income group available 15.5197 476,373

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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