Population Density by Country in 1998

In the year 1998, the world had a population density of 45.9 (people/kmยฒ).

The country with the highest population density was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a density of 21617.1 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR with a population density of 13086.8 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR with 5956.4 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 115.9 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Europe with a population density of 32.9 people/kmยฒ, and Africa with 26.4 people living per square kilometer.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the highest population density of 221.3 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Caribbean with a population density of 169.6 people/kmยฒ, and Western Europe with 166.3 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 92.4 people per square kilometer. While the lowest population density is recorded by No income group available with a population density of only 19.9.

Countries with the Highest Population Density in 1998

Rank Country Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 21617.1141 227
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 13086.75 6,886
3 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 5956.3763 100,401
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 5660.7504 103,537
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 2763.55 61
6 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 1500.0 -8
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 1245.9762 3,631
8 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 1122.287 373
9 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 955.2929 2,367,216
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 917.5625 190
11 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 912.6533 4,512
12 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 910.5 -248
13 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 858.855 19,789
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 736.9569 446
15 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 618.8555 146,731
16 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 613.1198 429
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 588.6108 9,962
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 549.0943 -248
19 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 518.825 13
20 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 490.1857 93,142
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 468.6389 2,514
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 467.4435 281,100
23 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 466.9477 92,901
24 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 435.4853 25,273
25 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 426.1803 426
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 408.4833 70,583
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 405.9425 5,232
28 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 389.5493 6,592
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 343.5484 19,107,573
30 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 342.5719 -1,935
31 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 336.4997 34,031
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 335.192 273,568
33 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 326.9164 94,445
34 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 321.1333 6
35 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 312.3529 636
36 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 305.548 12,020
37 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 305.3386 1,041
38 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 305.0227 183
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 296.0019 105,337
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 295.3583 795
41 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 292.7295 -157
42 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 292.3899 146,432
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 289.0139 2,015
44 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 284.0291 40,829
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 283.015 998
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 277.2483 11,028
47 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 271.1964 126,072
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 261.043 2,422
49 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 257.8114 4,495
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 254.6347 1,376
51 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 248.3064 1,770,837
52 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 246.0951 1,056,759
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 240.7435 194,604
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 237.9102 21,068
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 233.8891 55,898
56 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 232.5757 162,750
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 201.1844 407
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 192.3768 1,331
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 191.7002 -259,871
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 191.2103 189,476
61 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 188.7143 4,180,657
62 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 177.7411 27,274
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 171.4335 129,205
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 170.1173 583
65 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 169.9431 1,122
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 164.9364 1,294
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 163.5419 5,193
68 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 161.0488 449,370
69 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 159.1514 242
70 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 155.9123 650
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 153.305 1,359
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 149.8917 7,741
73 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 145.6141 2,075
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 138.6926 489
75 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 136.375 9
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 134.0108 39,944
77 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 132.946 -14,041
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 132.3987 -44,610
79 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 129.8788 8,840,424
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 128.8925 957
81 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 128.1229 2,930,237
82 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 125.3453 -21,925
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 124.9939 21,444
84 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 123.8929 497
85 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 120.8581 737,502
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 118.3636 298
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 118.188 1,481
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 117.9712 -22,737
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 113.8473 -32,366
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 113.5085 233,306
91 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 113.3433 -27,855
92 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 112.7971 748,285
93 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 110.6639 50,669
94 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 109.5401 3,865
95 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 109.2342 9,508
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 108.7718 3,188,463
97 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 105.3363 258,271
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 104.3676 281,299
99 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 104.0647 -24,160
100 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 103.5 102
101 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 103.353 36,194
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 102.1183 58,025
103 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 98.9892 17,078
104 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 98.7327 -1,880
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 97.2815 35,779
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 96.6549 11,388
107 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 96.3214 -124,616
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 91.9173 -174
109 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 86.9332 137,844
110 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 85.8694 -423,464
111 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 84.3751 398,055
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 83.6223 58,990
113 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 83.3679 -53,395
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 82.248 452,959
115 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 80.8756 968,003
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 80.7949 8,427
117 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 80.377 38,520
118 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 80.3464 176,781
119 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 75.9708 -80,424
120 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 74.8418 80,811
121 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 71.1125 -542
122 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 68.7589 1,464,461
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 68.1415 540,994
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 66.3842 559,174
125 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 65.9289 3,818
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 65.4031 10,796
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 65.0224 -120,764
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 64.4576 237,606
129 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 63.7403 1,840
130 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 63.1365 1,918,411
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 62.2716 391,462
132 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 62.2605 114,950
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 62.2233 -656
134 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 62.0292 29,984
135 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 58.8649 5,156
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 58.5348 -30,615
137 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 58.3911 201,150
138 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 57.8908 13,721
139 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 57.8372 159,400
140 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 57.5259 11,979
141 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 57.0211 361,770
142 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 55.5338 6,899
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 54.5578 107,326
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 53.8076 38,452
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 53.103 745,509
146 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 51.0446 -44,648
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 50.1739 790,742
148 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 50.1465 32,109
149 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 49.871 515,210
150 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 49.121 211,819
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 48.3692 1,580,427
152 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 48.1043 211,931
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 45.8951 126
154 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 44.551 9,635
155 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 43.0245 36,981
156 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 42.1078 21,844
157 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 41.6037 154
158 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 41.3375 75,364
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 41.1288 175,756
160 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 40.9815 547
161 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 40.9396 325,194
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 39.5702 -37,180
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 38.9633 1,016,480
164 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 38.8958 57,581
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 37.5587 540,749
166 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 36.8327 801,851
167 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 33.7678 647,525
168 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 33.3506 499,977
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 32.527 187,798
170 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 32.4655 -10,617
171 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 32.3935 364
172 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 30.7147 379,043
173 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 30.1538 3,423,037
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 29.9793 25,764
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 29.8523 186,662
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 28.4818 725,300
177 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 27.5783 -76
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 27.4006 170,215
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 26.2136 476,321
180 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 25.6467 465,330
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 25.0804 72,021
182 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 22.7336 94,497
183 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 22.4504 24,730
184 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 21.6739 20,652
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 21.5204 409,149
186 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 20.4639 2,480,205
187 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 20.2446 1,314,635
188 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 20.1691 448,020
189 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 19.9172 183,220
190 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 19.1735 25,387
191 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 18.8381 16,866
192 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 18.1468 739
193 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 17.0433 12,225
194 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 15.7949 -68
195 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 15.0195 4,254
196 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 14.5671 27,785
197 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 14.5112 11,383
198 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 14.3828 27,174
199 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 14.1804 548,245
200 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 14.1737 11,178
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 12.9784 417,734
202 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 12.8429 331,602
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 12.6077 239,548
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 12.5642 413,327
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 12.326 495,348
206 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 12.1728 104,291
207 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 11.6387 4,348
208 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 11.3475 179,596
209 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 10.1026 46,696
210 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 9.86 7,866
211 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 9.5235 536,678
212 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 9.4302 70,203
213 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 9.0178 -259,437
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 8.704 281,615
215 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 8.6008 81,247
216 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 8.5694 371,868
217 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 8.4865 -61
218 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 7.6497 150,460
219 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 7.3658 33,473
220 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 6.1222 261,844
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 5.7318 -356,299
222 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 5.7065 98,463
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 4.6953 30,464
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 3.844 1,443
225 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 3.315 250,272
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 2.9716 77,289
227 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 2.9599 8,794
228 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 2.9215 36,109
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 2.7362 3,342
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 2.4745 66,479
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 2.4214 193,606
232 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 2.1086 42,574
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 1.857 5,378
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 1.5443 22,931
235 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 0.9195 12,585
236 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 0.2424 68
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 0.1367 25

Regions with the Highest Population Density in 1998

Rank Region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Asia 115.9421 50,086,492
2 Europe 32.9422 -332,116
3 Africa 26.3919 18,839,472
4 Latin America and the Caribbean 25.0274 7,807,892
5 Northern America 16.4114 3,673,631
6 Oceania 3.5693 449,445

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Density in 1998

Rank Sub-region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Southern Asia 221.2686 27,967,828
2 Caribbean 169.604 383,162
3 Western Europe 166.2651 485,590
4 Micronesia 163.5733 12,834
5 Eastern Asia 124.994 9,861,517
6 South-Eastern Asia 114.4899 8,308,246
7 Southern Europe 111.7819 -22,600
8 Polynesia 77.8333 6,820
9 Northern Europe 57.3247 242,049
10 Central America 52.7678 2,283,577
11 Western Asia 37.9165 3,764,224
12 Western Africa 37.1286 5,953,712
13 Eastern Africa 36.7813 6,531,643
14 Northern Africa 21.6095 3,022,319
15 Southern Africa 19.6477 643,949
16 South America 19.3168 5,141,153
17 Eastern Europe 16.9952 -1,037,155
18 Middle Africa 14.138 2,687,849
19 Central Asia 14.0282 184,676
20 Melanesia 12.7391 209,011
21 Australia/New Zealand 2.8201 220,780

Income Groups with the Highest Population Density in 1998

Rank Income Group Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Lower-middle-income countries 92.4178 44,714,142
2 Middle-income countries 56.6347 62,817,221
3 Upper-middle-income countries 39.5684 18,103,079
4 High-income countries 30.9469 6,942,183
5 Low-income countries 25.8596 10,288,201
6 No income group available 19.9168 477,211

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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