Population Density by Country in 2017

In the year 2017, the world had a population density of 58.3 (people/kmยฒ).

The country with the highest population density was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a density of 24862.1 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR with a population density of 19956.5 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore with 8440.0 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 0.3 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara with 2.0 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 145.0 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Africa with a population density of 42.8 people/kmยฒ, and Europe with 33.7 people living per square kilometer.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the highest population density of 297.4 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Caribbean with a population density of 195.1 people/kmยฒ, and Western Europe with 177.5 people living per square kilometer. While the sub-region with lowest population density for the year was Australia/New Zealand with only 3.7 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 125.8 people per square kilometer. While the lowest population density is recorded by No income group available with a population density of only 26.1.

Countries with the Highest Population Density in 2017

Rank Country Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 24862.0805 -43
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 19956.5312 12,174
3 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 8439.9517 50,590
4 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 6789.3708 22,511
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 3260.2 52
6 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 1860.5798 47,002
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 1574.8067 17,896
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 1522.2127 12,002
9 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 1242.9436 1,937,003
10 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 1242.0455 -7
11 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 1231.8382 -45
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 1171.7593 342
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 962.5078 153
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 893.2284 1,427
15 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 780.8881 105,165
16 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 724.1733 11,432
17 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 668.3147 65,536
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 650.8774 -373
19 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 649.2721 516
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 637.8032 849
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 597.1898 -153,729
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 585.7694 535
23 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 584.125 237
24 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 558.3033 185
25 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 520.6193 185,261
26 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 511.0391 81,282
27 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 505.1772 301,102
28 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 456.5682 207
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 455.4689 15,106,439
30 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 429.888 271,146
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 409.2767 14,634
32 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 404.5389 621
33 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 394.0492 149,861
34 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 387.2996 -66,850
35 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 383.9235 146,928
36 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 375.9987 65,677
37 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 373.0956 8,626
38 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 360.9167 -23
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 356.0863 -2,617
40 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 355.795 1,850,369
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 355.6485 935
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 342.984 76,883
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 336.1316 -382,646
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 311.6562 156
45 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 302.4447 13,037
46 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 300.033 891,550
47 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 291.0029 -464
48 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 288.2275 9,602
49 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 287.6031 735
50 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 280.6917 3,219,210
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 272.1617 390,077
52 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 270.6372 -245
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 263.8216 1,322
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 262.1472 -1,169
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 259.3145 4,443
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 247.315 -1,004
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 243.871 -738
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 237.0449 280,780
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 236.8031 277
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 235.2946 63,863
61 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 234.0544 71,739
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 231.5021 191,257
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 230.2249 11,353
64 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 222.7801 1,305
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 220.3896 118,798
66 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 216.7047 3,351
67 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 212.4531 4,901,905
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 211.912 124,659
69 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 211.3344 64,870
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 207.0886 552
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 202.7334 -130,295
72 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 200.8292 1,382,816
73 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 195.1948 300
74 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 191.4882 328,469
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 189.1146 481,616
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 183.7904 -11
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 170.625 166
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 165.7886 1,869
79 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 162.1769 -284
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 158.7956 -20,643
81 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 157.7579 519
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 157.0989 1,049
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 154.71 280,250
84 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 146.9037 8,265,875
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 146.1189 206
86 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 144.3794 193,220
87 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 140.1871 6,642
88 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 138.7739 262,499
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 138.4136 2,589,849
90 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 136.4106 4,100
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 135.3325 30,219
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 132.8218 647,371
93 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 130.7925 10,488
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 127.6793 72,559
95 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 125.8444 1,730
96 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 123.8333 136
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 121.8462 82,996
98 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 116.3337 139,543
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 115.0459 248,119
100 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 112.0566 -18,614
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 111.0044 -414
102 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 110.9338 7,557
103 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 108.1979 2,916,199
104 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 108.1292 -19,394
105 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 107.0193 183,097
106 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 106.665 754,191
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 106.6118 49,512
108 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 106.1879 -8,148
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 105.0936 -1,932
110 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 104.2006 7,810
111 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 103.3334 -53,814
112 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 102.8448 341,039
113 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 102.2546 1,987,045
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 100.194 -15,032
115 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 97.8034 47,845
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 97.324 436,672
117 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 97.28 -30,584
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 96.7248 -41,580
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 93.8707 300
120 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 92.7318 134,253
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 91.2661 952,295
122 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 88.2597 165,980
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 87.4455 201,153
124 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 85.6189 -87,958
125 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 85.2571 -132
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 84.7742 1,351
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 84.2875 1,031,564
128 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 83.6069 18,670
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 81.7324 -60,779
130 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 80.1983 2,135
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 80.0385 382,468
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 79.6059 413,871
133 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 78.7295 411,858
134 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 78.1384 644,867
135 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 77.0856 -189,691
136 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 75.992 124,528
137 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 75.0956 486,074
138 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 75.0048 -32,721
139 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 74.636 4,137
140 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 74.4718 2,916
141 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 74.2851 593
142 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 73.3673 2,041
143 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 72.4995 556,405
144 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 72.4812 -139
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 71.4959 27,236
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 69.7976 60,393
147 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 67.2288 268,162
148 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 67.192 -40,436
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 66.8502 44,945
150 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 66.3129 8,921
151 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 66.261 -64,794
152 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 63.5209 1,881,324
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 62.6971 1,256,611
154 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 62.3726 199,102
155 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 56.8865 760,767
156 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 55.2201 69,846
157 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 54.8955 1,034,361
158 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 54.2798 624
159 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 53.8518 91,581
160 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 52.3403 665,517
161 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 51.8834 1,183,611
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 51.7181 51,602
163 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 50.3021 271
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 49.816 310,899
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 49.7989 91,528
166 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 47.8433 -7,254
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 46.3963 660,187
168 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 46.3814 -28,922
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 45.789 -862
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 45.6165 -871
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 44.9807 672,806
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 44.8763 17,039
173 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 43.0295 888,935
174 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 41.9411 1,650
175 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 38.775 13
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 38.1313 298,556
177 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 37.1775 2,819,212
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 36.3303 855,756
179 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 36.2675 731
180 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 36.0522 2,475,483
181 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 33.35 -453,327
182 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 31.9148 101,545
183 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 31.415 -18,937
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 30.3203 107,282
185 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 30.3122 3,511
186 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 28.0405 39,666
187 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 25.9 0
188 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 24.9463 1,654,808
189 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 24.6924 103,954
190 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 24.6901 485,923
191 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 24.3954 324,082
192 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 24.2309 1,060,518
193 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 23.8096 7,040
194 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 23.694 536,452
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 23.2692 535,395
196 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 23.0474 1,364,344
197 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 22.3515 15,550
198 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 20.1272 215,010
199 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 19.7591 6,675
200 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 19.6937 6,315
201 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 18.8923 -434,915
202 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 18.216 9,849
203 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 17.9169 78,457
204 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 17.3469 37,291
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 17.2716 795,436
206 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 17.1611 822,196
207 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 16.4267 7,349
208 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 15.9061 836,785
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 15.8265 618,349
210 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 15.7799 379,954
211 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 15.7132 88,476
212 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 15.5559 127,215
213 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 15.5552 565
214 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 14.6748 88,118
215 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 14.0897 -16
216 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 12.7006 98,550
217 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 11.9805 495,978
218 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 10.5562 171,987
219 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 8.8822 258,278
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 8.306 52,463
221 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 8.0207 92,392
222 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 7.1885 10
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 6.784 227,850
224 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 4.2381 50,230
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 4.0361 109,289
226 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 4.0198 458,447
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 3.8773 4,224
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 3.8052 102,353
229 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 3.7664 6,147
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 3.428 10,102
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 3.2768 7,210
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 3.2009 395,931
233 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 2.8721 41,231
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 1.9879 67,113
235 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 1.9506 13,283
236 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 0.2956 58
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 0.1363 15

Regions with the Highest Population Density in 2017

Rank Region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Asia 145.0188 43,325,488
2 Africa 42.7509 31,727,738
3 Europe 33.7122 974,130
4 Latin America and the Caribbean 31.3558 5,979,503
5 Northern America 19.648 2,934,287
6 Oceania 4.9262 716,775

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Density in 2017

Rank Sub-region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Southern Asia 297.3717 22,910,187
2 Caribbean 195.0842 213,690
3 Western Europe 177.4597 693,251
4 Micronesia 170.828 1,211
5 South-Eastern Asia 146.2172 6,795,239
6 Eastern Asia 139.8475 8,360,483
7 Southern Europe 117.2382 -180,170
8 Polynesia 87.1827 2,740
9 Central America 69.4869 1,932,499
10 Northern Europe 63.6314 600,054
11 Eastern Africa 62.3701 10,823,368
12 Western Africa 62.3003 9,947,457
13 Western Asia 57.1878 4,146,457
14 Northern Africa 30.9442 4,800,860
15 Middle Africa 25.8975 5,368,248
16 Southern Africa 24.3476 787,805
17 South America 23.9471 3,833,314
18 Melanesia 21.2144 238,436
19 Central Asia 18.1366 1,113,121
20 Eastern Europe 16.2956 -139,005
21 Australia/New Zealand 3.6914 474,388

Income Groups with the Highest Population Density in 2017

Rank Income Group Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Lower-middle-income countries 125.7845 44,869,051
2 Middle-income countries 71.7405 62,695,352
3 Upper-middle-income countries 45.9648 17,826,301
4 Low-income countries 43.8106 17,080,440
5 High-income countries 34.9928 6,322,375
6 No income group available 26.0569 -440,246

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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