Population Density by Country in 2005

In the year 2005, the world had a population density of 50.3 (people/kmยฒ).

The country with the highest population density was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a density of 21570.8 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR with a population density of 15269.3 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore with 6361.1 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 0.3 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara with 1.3 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 126.9 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Europe with a population density of 33.0 people/kmยฒ, and Africa with 31.4 people living per square kilometer.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the highest population density of 251.8 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Caribbean with a population density of 180.3 people/kmยฒ, and Micronesia with 170.9 people living per square kilometer. While the sub-region with lowest population density for the year was Australia/New Zealand with only 3.1 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 104.7 people per square kilometer. While the lowest population density is recorded by No income group available with a population density of only 22.6.

Countries with the Highest Population Density in 2005

Rank Country Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 21570.8054 -103
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 15269.3438 13,132
3 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 6361.1091 106,891
4 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 6311.9877 16,921
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 2915.55 447
6 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 1426.1364 -5
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 1302.2476 1,198
8 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 1165.8981 181
9 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 1151.8787 68,800
10 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 1082.5274 1,979,563
11 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 1023.3933 4,874
12 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 935.3516 147
13 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 926.3088 317
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 783.6336 1,069
15 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 643.7816 84,834
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 631.1698 738
17 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 626.6907 954
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 619.7281 7,344
19 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 588.238 84,165
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 524.9056 1,090
21 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 515.875 -21
22 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 499.0453 3,618
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 484.0117 151,237
24 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 483.7377 420
25 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 482.9625 63,534
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 453.8655 65,625
27 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 437.8232 -12,812
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 388.3501 17,999,848
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 377.7075 -10,130
30 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 372.8335 238,353
31 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 365.6364 198
32 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 347.3472 62,662
33 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 347.3184 2,364
34 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 339.1461 91,382
35 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 333.4624 9,074
36 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 330.5126 154,193
37 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 330.4167 119
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 324.275 749
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 318.4756 11,846
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 313.7527 186,232
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 310.2215 116,554
42 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 304.2314 54
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 303.9381 331
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 301.8694 -117
45 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 291.4004 -1,828
46 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 287.5375 1,634,587
47 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 287.2885 -591
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 286.27 -390
49 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 284.735 262,965
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 268.483 1,113
51 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 266.8763 7,867
52 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 265.283 821,135
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 248.7579 397,971
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 247.6864 -5,617
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 247.1711 12,444
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 232.9934 -54,062
57 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 226.1988 3,641,402
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 216.2719 305
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 200.1576 142,520
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 196.6378 243,348
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 193.8859 1,443
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 189.7035 121,064
63 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 187.9278 1,232
64 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 185.748 43,711
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 181.5205 978
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 179.7135 155
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 179.4824 7,861
68 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 178.5904 260,166
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 169.8415 2,803
70 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 168.4172 4,009
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 167.359 -7,219
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 164.068 49,290
73 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 162.5131 569
74 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 158.4857 -554
75 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 154.2549 3,774,904
76 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 152.5812 809
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 151.0405 -2,933
78 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 139.8679 811,321
79 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 138.8374 756
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 137.8182 194
81 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 135.9258 8,079,623
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 135.2121 1,928
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 134.9062 355,125
84 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 133.1569 20,928
85 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 128.8367 491,391
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 128.2331 21,275
87 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 125.9852 -20,636
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 125.4575 113,135
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 122.5533 276,326
90 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 122.2897 6,155
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 121.6891 -50,854
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 119.7349 2,964,295
93 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 119.0833 -78
94 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 114.4025 19,011
95 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 112.2361 18,379
96 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 111.2728 -21,731
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 110.6882 -29,670
98 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 109.743 395,459
99 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 109.6454 959
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 107.0561 -18,406
101 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 105.3421 17,726
102 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 105.0119 147,065
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 104.7235 103,167
104 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 103.9464 -295
105 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 102.0505 -35,700
106 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 101.157 507,267
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 99.6987 52,833
108 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 99.552 8,207
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 98.8703 597,970
110 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 91.6752 -192,447
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 91.5647 87
112 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 89.2728 907,721
113 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 86.9613 709,172
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 84.9522 -4,191
115 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 84.5258 62,712
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 83.4369 2,241
117 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 80.9788 -354,892
118 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 79.9714 -35,712
119 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 79.4367 1,545,789
120 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 79.2486 -12,811
121 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 79.2213 139,294
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 78.9029 585,776
123 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 77.4699 2,185,455
124 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 73.5775 3,921
125 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 73.2531 117,686
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 73.1714 229,082
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 73.0525 370,567
128 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 72.2723 271,230
129 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 72.0988 -50,655
130 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 69.353 181,024
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 68.1871 404,720
132 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 66.8362 94,993
133 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 66.6523 520
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 66.1065 833,167
135 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 65.1858 25,369
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 65.1325 -6,432
137 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 64.913 4,786
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 63.9518 145,227
139 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 63.611 6,181
140 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 63.1104 33
141 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 62.4669 341,726
142 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 61.7339 5,714
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 61.7208 1,057,850
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 60.2808 96,533
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 60.2753 395,479
146 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 59.6548 424,616
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 57.0036 -27,093
148 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 56.9992 281,800
149 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 55.4438 236,991
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 53.8722 -50,402
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 53.8178 1,458,221
152 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 50.9893 673
153 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 50.7168 436,036
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 49.0652 33,327
155 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 48.9634 -64,810
156 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 48.4217 127,335
157 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 47.8885 8,127
158 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 45.8207 -51
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 45.5631 40
160 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 45.3272 73,900
161 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 44.5673 62,678
162 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 44.524 1,104,347
163 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 43.1109 -176
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 43.0899 1,110,349
165 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 40.3824 621,291
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 40.1512 459,585
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 37.5964 1,110,099
168 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 37.5736 558,090
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 37.1973 175,633
170 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 37.0672 468,171
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 35.8873 -29,879
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 35.8439 13,073
173 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 34.8675 5
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 33.9111 197,148
175 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 32.4504 2,853,084
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 32.3003 549,031
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 31.6008 58,349
178 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 31.166 -8,126
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 30.828 39,385
180 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 29.1003 439,029
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 27.0757 52,455
182 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 26.587 -56
183 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 25.7015 516,701
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 25.3595 92,422
185 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 25.2579 1,136
186 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 24.9444 1,776,967
187 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 23.3749 65,972
188 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 22.3492 2,054,824
189 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 22.2216 48,810
190 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 21.9886 240,606
191 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 21.4825 157,704
192 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 19.1556 3,650
193 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 17.8534 5,247
194 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 17.3493 18,976
195 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 17.2767 11,398
196 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 16.7553 10,772
197 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 16.7364 753,629
198 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 16.6852 343,596
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.602 694,265
200 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 15.6011 49,320
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 15.5569 400,153
202 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 15.1982 33,886
203 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 14.3506 207,572
204 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 14.1859 -105
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 13.9947 405,233
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 13.8372 424,513
207 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 13.5825 356,883
208 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 13.5411 59,250
209 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 13.2462 3,237
210 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 12.2918 8,308
211 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 11.3494 968,748
212 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 10.938 499,223
213 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 10.802 435,440
214 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 10.755 138,950
215 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 10.3968 67,386
216 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 8.7813 -565,807
217 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 8.6563 162,446
218 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 8.1266 45,804
219 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 7.9455 354,152
220 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 7.1385 -30
221 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 6.756 97,151
222 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 5.7993 148,743
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 5.6598 42,626
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 3.8593 -1,074
225 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 3.5427 310,380
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 3.4829 152,264
227 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 3.3399 34,712
228 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 3.3091 5,727
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 2.9631 6,323
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 2.9226 67,151
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 2.6257 263,201
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 2.4484 7,630
233 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 2.3842 23,384
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 1.6432 21,266
235 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 1.2751 14,125
236 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 0.2633 15
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 0.1386 -72

Regions with the Highest Population Density in 2005

Rank Region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Asia 126.9106 48,036,903
2 Europe 33.0103 671,087
3 Africa 31.3999 23,411,137
4 Latin America and the Caribbean 27.5324 6,753,485
5 Northern America 17.6489 3,163,517
6 Oceania 3.9833 550,303

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Density in 2005

Rank Sub-region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Southern Asia 251.7545 26,303,931
2 Caribbean 180.2667 302,022
3 Micronesia 170.8966 -1,542
4 Western Europe 169.5707 572,200
5 Eastern Asia 130.4015 8,600,915
6 South-Eastern Asia 126.3887 7,327,696
7 Southern Europe 115.1204 861,488
8 Polynesia 82.7081 4,369
9 Central America 59.0502 2,121,341
10 Northern Europe 58.847 537,344
11 Western Africa 44.9147 7,536,177
12 Eastern Africa 44.7069 8,352,288
13 Western Asia 43.771 5,066,716
14 Northern Africa 24.5337 3,390,033
15 South America 21.1894 4,330,122
16 Southern Africa 21.0348 516,962
17 Middle Africa 17.5108 3,615,676
18 Eastern Europe 16.5001 -1,299,945
19 Melanesia 15.6789 234,955
20 Central Asia 15.0735 737,645
21 Australia/New Zealand 3.0582 312,521

Income Groups with the Highest Population Density in 2005

Rank Income Group Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Lower-middle-income countries 104.6857 43,903,298
2 Middle-income countries 62.1194 60,671,876
3 Upper-middle-income countries 41.8179 16,768,578
4 High-income countries 32.352 7,899,873
5 Low-income countries 31.4947 13,561,087
6 No income group available 22.642 453,596

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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