Population Density by Country in 2009

In the year 2009, the world had a population density of 52.9 (people/kmยฒ).

The country with the highest population density was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a density of 21746.0 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR with a population density of 16969.4 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore with 7336.3 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 1.5 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 133.0 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Africa with a population density of 34.8 people/kmยฒ, and Europe with 33.3 people living per square kilometer.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the highest population density of 267.3 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Caribbean with a population density of 185.8 people/kmยฒ, and Western Europe with 172.0 people living per square kilometer. While the sub-region with lowest population density for the year was Australia/New Zealand with only 3.3 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 111.5 people per square kilometer. While the lowest population density is recorded by No income group available with a population density of only 24.1.

Countries with the Highest Population Density in 2009

Rank Country Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 21745.9732 781
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 16969.4062 14,128
3 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 7336.3163 170,656
4 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 6455.5005 40,596
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 3081.85 437
6 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 1506.325 68,379
7 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 1371.5909 -13
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 1319.0476 2,542
9 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 1173.213 75
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 1163.4567 12,354
11 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 1127.0401 1,561,502
12 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 963.6176 304
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 946.6484 215
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 820.1336 1,031
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 681.7264 555
16 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 650.7789 41,664
17 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 647.7405 90,914
18 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 636.7244 1,022
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 630.4766 3,709
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 551.1778 1,218
21 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 550.2347 5,428
22 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 511.675 -3
23 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 509.1721 405
24 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 491.1113 78,753
25 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 491.0708 196,930
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 483.9819 62,505
27 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 430.1587 -18,769
28 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 414.859 262,852
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 411.558 16,890,457
30 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 400.7273 200
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 371.9 -1,782
32 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 370.3066 2,386
33 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 356.7394 75,353
34 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 353.2444 7,620
35 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 352.9558 156,429
36 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 346.9167 145
37 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 345.2407 13,288
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 339.9917 28,716
39 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 335.621 492,690
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 333.0868 787
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 332.6573 125,823
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 326.6482 188,141
43 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 309.8232 1,679,853
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 304.2144 -192
45 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 304.1914 -10
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 297.7389 -200
47 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 293.9762 22,565
48 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 281.6397 -499
49 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 276.83 -532
50 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 275.9427 924,077
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 275.4667 1,149
52 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 273.1366 8,954
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 256.4189 511,511
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 251.3759 11,723
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 247.3446 576
56 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 246.6314 4,322,366
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 233.1324 45,632
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 222.9656 299
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 218.2635 1,487
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 204.1484 114,294
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 201.2428 266,186
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 199.7073 127,084
63 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 199.1904 1,408
64 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 193.3988 83,812
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 192.227 8,634
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 192.1216 1,259
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 185.5849 58,456
68 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 185.55 4,091
69 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 183.6306 136,828
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 181.8712 121
71 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 175.6071 905
72 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 171.9378 4,274,893
73 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 164.8369 186
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 164.8295 -5,416
75 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 157.2143 916,396
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 157.1319 -2,270
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 156.8947 144,758
78 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 154.0964 -833
79 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 151.2282 415,222
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 147.1136 218
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 145.9993 2,043
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 144.9554 919
83 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 139.4922 9,143,966
84 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 138.9845 125,879
85 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 134.9884 41,898
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 133.0665 279,776
87 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 132.7363 477,375
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 130.3593 23,230
89 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 127.9498 5,137
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 126.1068 3,034,454
91 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 125.9178 49,001
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 124.8501 -2,939
93 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 120.2353 18,630
94 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 118.8135 516,571
95 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 117.6434 170,765
96 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 115.1421 10,902
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 114.0287 -62,413
98 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 112.9583 11
99 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 112.6143 359,076
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 112.5344 882,694
101 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 110.5554 -15,125
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 110.3296 116,342
103 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 109.9041 9,339
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 109.6544 627,984
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 106.9619 -19,289
106 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 105.6894 6,916
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 104.142 -17,377
108 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 101.578 11,426
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 101.1032 16,081
110 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 100.1881 -35,389
111 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 95.6536 -253
112 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 93.8478 955,669
113 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 92.301 241,116
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 91.7153 11
115 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 89.3679 60,447
116 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 88.9546 -126,002
117 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 87.2574 179,763
118 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 86.7556 2,428,626
119 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 85.8919 1,675,749
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 85.884 542,836
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 84.5092 -19,200
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 83.8834 3,883
123 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 81.3455 269,741
124 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 79.1685 -171,602
125 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 78.3979 -11,955
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 78.1934 206,223
127 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 76.6239 1,477
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 76.3621 123,423
129 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 75.887 174,795
130 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 75.7417 -66,024
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 75.0292 362,727
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 71.7967 412,754
133 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 71.657 21,960
134 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 70.4337 -38,395
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 69.7698 956,211
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 69.5066 1,171,341
137 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 69.385 106,515
138 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 69.3104 575
139 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 68.6929 5,335
140 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 68.2601 1,374
141 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 67.7036 5,728
142 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 66.215 448,202
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 66.1782 13,440
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 65.8182 29,089
145 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 65.0244 437,344
146 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 63.3409 330,185
147 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 63.0586 4,874
148 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 59.4878 712
149 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 59.3605 246,454
150 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 57.2004 460,003
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 56.6796 1,368,659
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 55.4785 -22,713
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 54.3099 39,341
154 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 52.1914 148,202
155 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 50.7893 -41,944
156 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 49.625 1,033,471
157 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 49.3368 4,077
158 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 48.0888 -25,227
159 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 47.9844 64,155
160 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 47.9528 84,125
161 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 47.2913 66
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 45.6981 -292
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 45.6317 1,021,967
164 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 45.5132 706,755
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 42.1769 835,725
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 41.9153 589,544
167 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 41.4532 550,870
168 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 40.925 -279
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 40.7835 245,194
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 40.5426 113,739
171 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 39.4362 501,240
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 38.8742 18,456
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 37.2081 49,912
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 36.2964 611,798
175 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 34.9671 -5
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 34.1695 -24,125
177 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 33.726 2,744,057
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 32.7771 146,396
179 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 30.9106 389,117
180 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 30.7033 -2,283
181 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 30.0847 1,159
182 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 28.5316 608,089
183 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 28.3497 2,050,194
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 28.2278 77,114
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 26.9928 93,795
186 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 26.3217 -4
187 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 25.4564 58,394
188 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 23.2728 1,830,403
189 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 22.8345 76,242
190 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 22.662 206,287
191 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 22.3565 173,230
192 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 19.6627 5,767
193 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 19.3085 8,264
194 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 18.6981 291,252
195 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 18.667 902,908
196 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 18.3301 12,165
197 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 18.1715 7,867
198 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 18.0538 834,816
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 17.9153 476,226
200 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 17.656 25,100
201 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 16.3594 398,313
202 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 16.2498 222,433
203 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 16.2433 45,765
204 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 15.8737 59,003
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 14.7774 646,589
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 14.5727 416,879
207 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 14.0991 59,441
208 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 14.0578 4,094
209 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 13.7734 8,489
210 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 13.55 35
211 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 13.2502 1,051,011
212 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 12.6612 595,612
213 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 12.4663 212,705
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 12.3199 486,828
215 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 11.025 83,980
216 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 9.2785 171,443
217 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 9.1297 390,244
218 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 8.7425 131,478
219 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 8.7158 47,352
220 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 7.3269 99,834
221 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 6.9827 -11
222 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 6.4173 55,459
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 6.0756 213,459
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 3.8164 -3,124
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 3.7944 130,368
226 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 3.6943 378,250
227 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 3.6155 42,134
228 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 3.4615 6,082
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 3.2236 92,872
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 3.1803 -1,749
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 2.8196 392,146
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 2.7193 4,865
233 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 2.5118 30,481
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 1.7122 35,255
235 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 1.4959 15,116
236 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 0.2625 -8
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 0.1375 -136

Regions with the Highest Population Density in 2009

Rank Region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Asia 133.035 49,036,223
2 Africa 34.7941 26,567,465
3 Europe 33.2799 1,494,656
4 Latin America and the Caribbean 28.8207 6,383,101
5 Northern America 18.3484 3,122,242
6 Oceania 4.2937 687,017

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Density in 2009

Rank Sub-region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Southern Asia 267.2661 24,977,207
2 Caribbean 185.7541 309,517
3 Western Europe 172.0006 668,421
4 Micronesia 168.0128 -2,403
5 Eastern Asia 133.4806 9,615,549
6 South-Eastern Asia 133.0967 7,519,684
7 Southern Europe 117.8615 377,049
8 Polynesia 84.7095 2,972
9 Central America 62.4382 2,063,011
10 Northern Europe 60.4259 656,234
11 Western Africa 50.1592 8,387,892
12 Eastern Africa 50.0775 9,360,975
13 Western Asia 48.6215 5,952,826
14 Northern Africa 26.4411 3,889,999
15 South America 22.1304 4,010,573
16 Southern Africa 21.9637 680,473
17 Middle Africa 19.921 4,248,126
18 Melanesia 17.5054 248,537
19 Eastern Europe 16.342 -207,048
20 Central Asia 15.9376 970,957
21 Australia/New Zealand 3.267 437,911

Income Groups with the Highest Population Density in 2009

Rank Income Group Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Lower-middle-income countries 111.5274 44,878,625
2 Middle-income countries 65.1954 63,380,274
3 Upper-middle-income countries 43.0979 18,501,649
4 Low-income countries 35.3998 14,926,084
5 High-income countries 33.4002 8,578,781
6 No income group available 24.0812 405,565

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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