Population Density by Country in 2026

In the year 2026, the world is projected to have a population density of 63.4 (people/kmยฒ).

The country with the highest population density is projected to be ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a density of 24139.9 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR with a population density of 22831.6 people/kmยฒ, and ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore with 8968.0 people living per square kilometer, if spread out evenly.

The country with the lowest annual population density is projected to be 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‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia with 2.3 people living per square kilometer, if said population is spread out evenly across its land mass.

The geographic region with the highest population density is projected to be Asia with a density of 154.5 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Africa with a population density of 53.0 people/kmยฒ, and Latin America and the Caribbean with 33.5 people living per square kilometer.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the highest population density of 326.8 people per square kilometer. Closely followed by Caribbean with a population density of 204.7 people/kmยฒ, and Micronesia with 181.5 people living per square kilometer. While the sub-region with lowest population density for the year is projected to be Australia/New Zealand with only 4.1 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 140.5 people per square kilometer. While the lowest population density is recorded by No income group available with a population density of only 26.0.

Countries with the Highest Population Density in 2026

Rank Country Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 24139.9329 -77
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 22831.5625 8,606
3 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 8968.0139 35,043
4 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 6825.2607 213
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 3276.25 17
6 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 1946.9496 12,711
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 1713.381 1,340
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 1711.2083 -1,417
9 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 1368.2579 1,664,103
10 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 1309.1912 121
11 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 1220.4545 2
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 1177.8426 -177
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 1004.1172 247
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 990.8405 1,041
15 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 976.3 10,137
16 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 954.5877 126,108
17 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 677.6075 17,781
18 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 657.6674 186
19 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 653.125 81
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 642.4628 851
21 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 622.1341 325,675
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 618.8113 212
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 588.2278 -174
24 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 551.3609 362,031
25 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 550.1557 -21
26 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 527.8015 48,132
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 521.8239 -63,479
28 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 503.0455 20
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 493.4872 12,457,336
30 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 487.5997 -102,584
31 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 482.7904 15,368
32 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 459.1863 846
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 442.9128 137,099
34 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 440.7346 140,163
35 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 408.7006 1,741,769
36 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 401.5918 7,145
37 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 388.8028 27,160
38 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 388.0333 64
39 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 377.2675 2,471
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 377.0265 624
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 351.589 43,347
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 344.5245 -632
43 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 330.4204 4,782,263
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 326.0573 1,124
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 321.8545 -678,830
46 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 321.2412 561,646
47 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 311.522 27,921
48 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 300.8232 2,044
49 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 295.1096 477
50 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 294.5747 70,091
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 294.527 522
52 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 281.7563 210,859
53 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 275.9186 -761
54 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 266.5436 118
55 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 263.5933 1,394,493
56 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 263.5731 5,512,876
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 260.4713 -2,682
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 260.3459 6,052
59 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 255.9 4,724
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 251.6969 211
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 248.2729 36,199
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 244.1186 558
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 240.6761 93,879
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 240.05 386
65 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 239.685 19,608
66 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 239.3807 532
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 239.0341 571,956
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 238.5095 -69,365
69 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 223.9479 50,711
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 219.1465 63,629
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 217.7352 481
72 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 216.788 326,011
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 213.8625 -381
74 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 209.0747 209
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 197.0926 -187,371
76 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 193.0833 2,187
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 184.675 71
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 181.7443 35
79 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 178.0131 213,224
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 176.5009 277,394
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 171.9053 211
82 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 170.0054 897
83 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 169.2457 1,074
84 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 162.7083 21
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 158.6655 662,951
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 153.6236 3,908
87 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 152.8408 5,769
88 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 149.0393 157
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 148.6978 2,113,624
90 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 148.2558 -1,288,992
91 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 143.9017 969,567
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 141.4586 28,347
93 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 140.9417 44,920
94 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 138.9877 7,571
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 137.0952 70,739
96 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 136.1899 3,373
97 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 136.1801 3,251,214
98 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 131.5443 380,784
99 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 130.3757 188,088
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 129.6827 84,199
101 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 128.1625 -243,918
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 127.6746 42,590
103 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 118.5986 1,781,547
104 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 118.1059 115,381
105 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 114.1231 -23,067
106 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 113.2171 437,329
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 111.9106 1,037,388
108 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 110.5844 -26,262
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 110.4376 198
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 109.1848 14,902
111 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 108.1359 -57,245
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 107.676 345,334
113 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 105.0814 -1,828
114 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 104.2432 -24,778
115 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 104.0482 31,954
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 102.8066 -5,215
117 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 101.6505 162,939
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 100.6622 1,139,000
119 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 99.5224 476,977
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 98.646 289
121 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 97.7844 756,431
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 97.6788 -25,080
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 97.4954 -2,338
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 96.4458 164,266
125 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 95.3958 19,374
126 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 94.2775 -61,658
127 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 91.5219 607,161
128 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 91.4097 -42,627
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 87.2063 343,787
130 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 86.0886 452,038
131 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 85.8214 2,320
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 85.2546 353,363
133 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 83.8963 104
134 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 83.8503 -97,146
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 83.5537 -1,134
136 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 83.214 3,279
137 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 82.9332 2,049,344
138 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 82.1072 93,588
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 81.5041 47,633
140 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 81.0536 -41
141 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 80.1567 2,995
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 79.2571 24,706
143 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 78.4446 2,490
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 78.1477 -40,197
145 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 75.4947 186,895
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 75.3492 30,161
147 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 74.7719 181,942
148 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 71.8706 13,135
149 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 71.4021 39
150 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 70.5231 -22,513
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 70.3339 1,158,413
152 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 69.6664 783,706
153 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 67.4814 61,610
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 66.9614 882,372
155 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 66.333 768,125
156 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 65.4633 40,697
157 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 62.6098 56,975
158 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 61.942 348,384
159 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 61.886 -13,333
160 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 60.9167 92,634
161 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 60.0683 -54,273
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 60.0011 122,998
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 55.9385 750,453
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 55.8565 546,858
165 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 53.2535 -9,389
166 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 52.3898 7,269
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 51.0862 15,925
168 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 51.0357 622,601
169 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 49.6714 3,575,439
170 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 49.6421 364
171 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 47.0796 303,460
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 46.8294 998,598
173 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 46.1833 -40,846
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 45.8358 357,963
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 45.2533 -636
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 42.2621 -8
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 42.2418 -22,670
178 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 39.1978 -22
179 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 38.8458 179
180 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 37.7547 1,748,155
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 36.7242 100,067
182 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 34.3957 99,418
183 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 33.1926 471,663
184 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 32.7208 75,386
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 32.1645 1,166,416
186 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 31.6689 590,991
187 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 30.1472 -4,694
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 29.9788 583,238
189 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 29.3923 1,269,825
190 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 29.3816 8,002
191 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 28.475 -18,590
192 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 27.6167 338,104
193 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 27.4152 16,441
194 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 26.4944 57,341
195 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 26.3129 1,105,904
196 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 26.1992 39,438
197 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 25.0283 -31
198 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 24.0385 184,698
199 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 24.0211 1,127,925
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 20.9132 766,924
201 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 20.8955 4,902
202 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 20.6976 206,391
203 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 20.1976 39,183
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 19.9594 602,852
205 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 19.7672 152
206 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 19.107 142,411
207 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 18.7709 5,688
208 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 18.3881 39,482
209 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 18.3793 3,183
210 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 17.9072 499,672
211 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 17.5884 81,853
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 16.6965 274,237
213 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 16.5051 2,811
214 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 15.8936 591,635
215 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 15.6576 64,512
216 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 14.3702 74,660
217 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 13.1603 -67
218 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 11.9309 178,291
219 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 10.0917 193,335
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 10.0176 48,454
221 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 8.7365 -406,911
222 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 7.5111 219,268
223 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 7.45 4
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 5.1077 137,426
225 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 4.9517 42,632
226 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 4.3717 320,377
227 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 4.2426 72,460
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 4.2175 5,020
229 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 4.0995 5,231
230 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 4.0779 7,757
231 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 3.8133 2,215
232 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 3.5424 254,477
233 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 3.3214 44,077
234 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 2.3319 10,841
235 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 2.2988 41,487
236 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 0.3144 9
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 0.1389 85

Regions with the Highest Population Density in 2026

Rank Region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Asia 154.5276 29,806,646
2 Africa 52.9737 35,585,554
3 Latin America and the Caribbean 33.5373 4,753,140
4 Europe 33.5259 -760,455
5 Northern America 20.6545 2,068,409
6 Oceania 5.5563 524,111

Sub-regions with the Highest Population Density in 2026

Rank Sub-region Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Southern Asia 326.8253 20,981,816
2 Caribbean 204.6658 217,249
3 Micronesia 181.524 5,028
4 Western Europe 180.4307 193,107
5 South-Eastern Asia 158.1773 5,481,752
6 Eastern Asia 140.6562 -1,899,585
7 Southern Europe 115.2871 -397,317
8 Polynesia 93.0838 6,202
9 Eastern Africa 78.5419 12,706,692
10 Western Africa 78.0765 11,425,575
11 Central America 75.2117 1,537,877
12 Northern Europe 65.8759 327,258
13 Western Asia 64.8713 4,214,688
14 Northern Africa 36.0244 4,174,899
15 Middle Africa 34.0685 6,531,236
16 Southern Africa 26.8943 747,151
17 South America 25.5387 2,998,014
18 Melanesia 25.0616 219,221
19 Central Asia 20.7119 1,027,974
20 Eastern Europe 15.8256 -883,503
21 Australia/New Zealand 4.0976 293,660

Income Groups with the Highest Population Density in 2026

Rank Income Group Population Density (p/kmยฒ) Overall Population +/-
1 Lower-middle-income countries 140.5414 43,008,683
2 Middle-income countries 77.4729 47,852,113
3 Low-income countries 55.8512 21,208,403
4 Upper-middle-income countries 47.3931 4,843,430
5 High-income countries 35.9203 2,434,287
6 No income group available 26.0239 482,602

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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