Population Density by Country in 1997

In the year 1997, the world had a population density of 45.3 (people/kmยฒ).

The country with the highest population density was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a density of 21455.4 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR with a population density of 12865.6 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR with 5861.0 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 0.9 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 114.3 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Europe with a population density of 32.9 people/kmยฒ, and Africa with 25.8 people living per square kilometer.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the highest population density of 216.9 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Caribbean with a population density of 167.9 people/kmยฒ, and Western Europe with 165.8 people living per square kilometer. While the sub-region with lowest population density for the year was Australia/New Zealand with only 2.8 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 90.7 people per square kilometer. While the lowest population density is recorded by No income group available with a population density of only 19.5.

Countries with the Highest Population Density in 1997

Rank Country Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 21455.3691 255
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 12865.6094 7,267
3 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 5860.9973 109,242
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 5506.0754 107,749
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 2756.35 83
6 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 1517.0455 -7
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 1234.4079 3,657
8 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 1115.3148 380
9 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 937.5373 2,255,275
10 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 917.4853 -227
11 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 914.5391 197
12 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 896.8 5,000
13 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 833.5153 19,893
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 732.9138 492
15 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 614.6525 150,925
16 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 612.15 405
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 583.3778 11,284
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 552.8019 -145
19 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 518.125 15
20 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 472.9591 114,267
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 464.5341 294,632
22 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 464.1949 92,478
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 454.7667 2,480
24 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 432.5262 26,168
25 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 419.6066 376
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 401.5201 71,885
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 400.1302 7,090
28 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 371.4907 6,952
29 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 347.0413 -1,855
30 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 337.1245 19,091,117
31 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 335.3878 33,299
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 334.4479 287,243
33 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 320.9833 3
34 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 316.6762 401,382
35 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 310.4368 667
36 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 302.2429 1,126
37 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 300.5394 13,023
38 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 296.5227 191
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 294.2209 118,013
40 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 293.0167 -67
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 290.8778 818
42 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 287.1041 145,015
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 285.268 2,037
44 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 281.9806 44,060
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 277.8875 1,053
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 271.3772 10,824
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 265.3645 126,370
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 259.0995 3,906
49 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 256.9535 4,307
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 252.3604 1,426
51 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 242.6816 1,082,882
52 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 242.3961 1,775,325
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 239.9685 181,643
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 235.9145 22,157
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 233.6358 120,694
56 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 228.2798 60,206
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 202.1885 31,121
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 198.5656 431
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 192.3331 24,543
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 189.5804 203,050
61 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 183.3363 4,111,019
62 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 177.2104 15,173
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 168.7002 134,894
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 167.9058 567
65 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 167.465 1,143
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 161.858 1,415
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 161.5488 5,131
68 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 158.7614 304
69 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 157.9648 458,451
70 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 154.8585 720
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 147.6307 1,376
72 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 143.3917 2,192
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 137.6213 518
74 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 135.6667 8
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 133.6229 -35,901
76 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 133.1431 -16,383
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 133.0788 7,626
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 130.1385 38,430
79 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 128.9377 9,228,890
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 127.2596 911
81 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 125.398 -10,353
82 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 124.9395 2,868,457
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 124.4842 21,777
84 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 120.724 479
85 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 119.3782 774,716
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 118.7575 -20,350
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 116.1274 1,511
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 115.1307 271
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 114.9318 -29,370
90 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 113.6222 -22,652
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 111.1841 206,250
92 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 110.1326 47,064
93 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 109.4903 573,160
94 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 109.433 6,638
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 107.0829 3,266,494
96 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 106.8619 9,613
97 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 104.8993 223,691
98 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 104.2213 123
99 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 103.0192 35,064
100 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 102.7857 98
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 101.7673 276,004
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 98.8589 58,127
103 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 98.8096 -1,218
104 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 97.1288 17,301
105 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 96.879 -131,970
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 96.7851 46,289
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 96.5486 6,150
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 92.108 -112
109 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 86.6004 -423,495
110 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 84.4374 133,651
111 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 84.2882 -49,485
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 83.1316 69,413
113 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 82.2165 395,037
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 80.4493 8,795
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 80.285 440,375
116 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 79.9835 187,833
117 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 79.622 961,554
118 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 79.0622 96,102
119 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 76.7461 -87,653
120 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 73.2562 -487
121 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 73.2358 83,189
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 68.6311 -664
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 67.3086 547,285
124 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 67.2999 1,440,105
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 66.7727 -122,490
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 64.9729 15,325
127 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 64.8848 3,875
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 64.6756 563,555
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 63.1456 237,410
130 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 63.0896 1,843
131 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 61.4936 123,451
132 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 61.4027 59,911
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 61.3872 397,952
134 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 61.2335 1,887,617
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 59.0041 -28,155
136 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 57.8892 5,299
137 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 57.0601 15,126
138 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 56.7143 12,158
139 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 56.6427 193,164
140 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 56.3298 169,450
141 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 56.129 397,201
142 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 54.3304 6,976
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 53.3106 114,150
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 53.2443 38,582
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 51.4382 699,928
146 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 51.2588 -42,267
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 48.8426 755,476
148 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 48.268 211,891
149 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 48.2247 531,863
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 47.5606 1,587,954
151 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 47.5221 28,704
152 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 47.0137 208,045
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 45.8737 465
154 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 44.0379 9,116
155 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 42.7468 42,491
156 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 41.3386 21,413
157 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 41.1418 149
158 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 40.6844 81,815
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 40.1575 -35,904
160 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 39.8295 282,226
161 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 39.7772 561
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 38.6647 174,267
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 38.361 945,297
164 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 38.1249 56,789
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 37.0942 593,487
166 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 35.8837 879,452
167 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 33.1871 657,413
168 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 32.7035 -10,070
169 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 32.4046 498,927
170 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 32.1267 375
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 31.9177 111,681
172 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 29.9135 367,792
173 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 29.7778 3,456,121
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 29.3716 185,263
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 28.8087 28,504
176 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 27.7978 -25
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 27.3971 683,326
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 25.4023 467,743
179 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 25.138 467,186
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 24.7436 341,634
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 24.7048 72,030
182 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 22.316 98,271
183 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 21.6229 20,876
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 21.5889 23,598
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 21.0098 393,792
186 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 20.1656 2,505,988
187 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 19.8154 457,660
188 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 19.7712 832,017
189 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 19.6683 191,686
190 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 18.916 36,998
191 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 18.7364 18,362
192 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 17.3847 709
193 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 16.9983 14,979
194 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 15.9603 -61
195 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 14.6736 4,180
196 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 14.4805 24,899
197 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 14.2537 41,210
198 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 14.2435 9,172
199 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 13.8548 601,300
200 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 13.7884 11,013
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 12.8289 416,715
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 12.3758 483,948
203 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 12.3287 313,496
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 12.2858 238,999
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 11.9284 496,088
206 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 11.9128 106,030
207 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 11.4016 4,322
208 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 10.9536 177,184
209 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 9.9076 173,355
210 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 9.5185 7,714
211 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 9.2858 65,486
212 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 9.275 531,728
213 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 9.0341 -275,050
214 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 8.6827 -41
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 8.4899 240,731
216 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 8.4188 43,013
217 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 8.2847 349,570
218 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 7.5119 148,157
219 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 7.2555 34,804
220 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 5.9171 254,638
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 5.8601 -336,055
222 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 5.5515 94,721
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 4.5787 29,588
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 3.8365 1,528
225 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 3.2862 273,848
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 2.9247 79,943
227 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 2.9031 8,931
228 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 2.8574 36,582
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 2.707 2,517
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 2.4103 65,968
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 2.3965 189,227
232 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 2.0567 42,848
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 1.7929 5,175
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 1.5293 23,823
235 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 0.8725 12,406
236 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 0.2367 71
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 0.1366 76

Regions with the Highest Population Density in 1997

Rank Region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Asia 114.3396 50,437,088
2 Europe 32.9477 90,368
3 Africa 25.7597 18,527,710
4 Latin America and the Caribbean 24.64 7,895,859
5 Northern America 16.2129 3,730,400
6 Oceania 3.516 456,197

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Density in 1997

Rank Sub-region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Southern Asia 216.922 27,676,670
2 Caribbean 167.8539 392,091
3 Western Europe 165.8139 497,302
4 Micronesia 159.4055 12,873
5 Eastern Asia 124.1388 10,305,072
6 South-Eastern Asia 112.6045 8,472,821
7 Southern Europe 111.6374 399,033
8 Polynesia 76.97 7,072
9 Northern Europe 57.1797 233,119
10 Central America 51.8365 2,306,975
11 Western Asia 37.1334 3,741,371
12 Western Africa 36.1514 5,896,671
13 Eastern Africa 35.7909 6,644,919
14 Northern Africa 21.2087 3,139,105
15 Southern Africa 19.3943 703,368
16 South America 19.0228 5,196,793
17 Eastern Europe 17.0527 -1,039,086
18 Central Asia 13.974 241,154
19 Middle Africa 13.7658 2,143,647
20 Melanesia 12.348 205,815
21 Australia/New Zealand 2.7917 230,437

Income Groups with the Highest Population Density in 1997

Rank Income Group Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Lower-middle-income countries 90.6751 44,652,899
2 Middle-income countries 55.8384 63,644,585
3 Upper-middle-income countries 39.2234 18,991,686
4 High-income countries 30.7467 7,118,847
5 Low-income countries 25.1725 9,895,261
6 No income group available 19.5172 478,929

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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