List of countries by population density


This is a list of countries and dependencies ranked by human population density, and measured by the number of human inhabitants per square kilometre or square mile.

Methodology

The list includes sovereign states and self-governing dependent territories based upon the ISO standard ISO 3166-1. The list also includes but does not rank unrecognized but de facto independent countries. The figures in the following table are based on areas including inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers).

Figures used in this article are mainly based on the latest censuses and official estimates (or projections). Where there is not such updated national data available, figures are based on the 2012 estimates provided by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.[1]

Main table

The names of dependent territories as well as recognized states with no or limited control over their territory are shown in italics.
Area figures given here are taken from various (usually unspecified) sources.

  • European Union The European Union is a sui generis supranational union possessing "country-like" characteristics. The entity is composed of 28 member states. Its population density has been estimated at 116 people per km², and it would be ranked 95th if it were included in the list (population: 503,492,041 on January 1, 2012,[2] area: 4,324,782 km2). See also: List of regional organizations by population.
  • The most densely populated sovereign nation is Monaco, with a population density of 18,068 people/km2.
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km²) Area (mi²) Population Density
(pop./km²)
Density
(pop./mi²)
Date Population source
 World (land only, excluding Antarctica) 134,940,000 52,100,000 7,173,956,000 53 137 July 6, 2014 USCB's World population clock
 World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,173,956,000 48 124 July 6, 2014 USCB's World population clock
 World (with water) 510,072,000 196,940,000 7,173,956,000 14 36 July 6, 2014 USCB's World population clock
1  Macau (China)[3] 29 11 582,000 20,069 51,978 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
2  Monaco 2 1 36,136 18,068 46,796 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
3  Singapore 716 276 5,399,200 7,669 19,863 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
4  Hong Kong (China)[4] 1,101 425 7,173,900 6,516 16,876 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
5  Gibraltar (UK)[5] 7 3 29,752 4,250 11,007 2011 Official estimate
6   Vatican City 0.44 0.17 800 1,818 4,709 2012 Official estimate
7  Bahrain 757 292 1,234,571 1,631 4,224 April 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
8  Malta 315 122 416,055 1,321 3,421 November 20, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
9  Bermuda (UK) 53 20 64,237 1,212 3,139 May 20, 2010 Final 2010 census result
10  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 34 13 37,429 1,101 2,852 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
11  Maldives 298 115 317,280 1,065 2,758 2010 Official estimate
12  Bangladesh 147,570 56,977 152,518,015 1,034 2,678 July 16, 2012 Official estimate
13  Jersey (UK) 116 45 97,857 844 2,186 March 27, 2011 2011 census result
14  Guernsey (UK) 78 30 62,431 800 2,072 March 31, 2010 Official estimate
15  Palestine[6] 6,020 2,324 4,420,549 734 1,901 2013 Official estimate
16  Saint Martin (France) 54 21 36,979 685 1,774 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
17  Taiwan[7] 36,191 13,973 23,344,213 645 1,671 June 30, 2013 Monthly official estimate
18  Barbados 430 166 274,200 638 1,652 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
19  Mauritius 2,040 788 1,257,900 617 1,598 July 3, 2011 2011 census result
20  Mayotte (France) 374 144 212,600 568 1,471 August 21, 2012 2012 census result
21  San Marino 61 24 32,382 531 1,375 May 31, 2013 Monthly official estimate
22  Aruba (Netherlands) 193 75 101,484 526 1,362 September 29, 2010 2010 census result
23  South Korea 99,461 38,402 50,219,669 505 1,308 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
24  Netherlands 33,783 13,044 16,834,400 498 1,291 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
25  Nauru 21 8 9,945 474 1,228 October 30, 2011 2011 census result
26  Lebanon 10,201 3,939 4,822,000 473 1,225 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
27  Tuvalu 26 10 11,323 436 1,129 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
28  Saint Barthélemy (France) 21 8 8,938 426 1,103 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
29  Rwanda 25,314 9,774 10,537,222 416 1,077 August 15, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
30  Puerto Rico (US)[8] 8,868 3,424 3,667,084 414 1,072 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
31  Comoros 1,861 719 724,300 389 1,008 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
32  Haiti 27,065 10,450 10,413,211 385 997 2012 Official estimate
33  India 3,166,285 1,222,509 1,242,176,456 392 1,015 September 28, 2013 India Population clock
34  Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,167,578 366 948 September 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
35  Israel 22,145 8,550 8,092,700 365 945 September 30, 2013 Official estimate
36  Martinique (France) 1,128 436 394,173 349 904 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
37 (Netherlands) 444 171 150,563 339 878 March 26, 2011 2011 census result
38  Japan 377,915 145,914 127,300,000 337 873 October 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
39  Philippines 300,076 115,860 99,791,000 333 861 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
40  Réunion (France) 2,512 970 821,136 327 847 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
41  Marshall Islands 181 70 56,086 310 803 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
42  Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 20,277,597 309 800 March 21, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
43  United States Virgin Islands (US) 352 136 106,405 302 782 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
44  Grenada 344 133 103,328 300 777 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
45  Guam (US) 541 209 159,358 295 764 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
46  El Salvador 21,040 8,124 6,183,000 294 761 June 30, 2010 Official estimate
47  Burundi 27,816 10,740 8,053,574 290 751 June 18, 2008 Final 2008 census result
48  American Samoa (US) 197 76 55,519 282 730 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
49  Saint Lucia 617 238 166,526 270 699 May 10, 2010 Preliminary 2010 census result
50  Vietnam 331,212 127,882 88,780,000 268 694 2012 Official estimate
51  United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 63,705,000 262 679 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
52  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 150 100,892 259 671 July 1, 2009 Official estimate
53  Trinidad and Tobago 5,155 1,990 1,328,019 258 668 January 9, 2011 2011 census result
54  Guadeloupe (France) 1,630 629 403,355 247 640 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
55  Jamaica 10,991 4,244 2,711,476 247 640 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
56  Pakistan 796,095 307,374 186,942,000 235 608 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
57  Liechtenstein 160 62 36,842 230 596 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
58  Germany 357,123 137,886 80,523,700 225 583 December 31, 2012 Quarterly official estimate
59  Cayman Islands (UK) 259 100 55,456 214 554 October 10, 2010 Final 2010 census result
60  Luxembourg 2,586 998 537,000 208 539 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
61  Kuwait 17,818 6,880 3,582,054 201 521 December 31, 2010 Official estimate
62  Seychelles 455 176 90,945 200 518 August 26, 2010 Final 2010 census result
63  Italy 301,308 116,336 59,704,082 198 513 January 31, 2013 Monthly official estimate
64  Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 9,445,281 197 510 December 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
65  North Korea 122,762 47,399 24,052,231 196 508 October 1, 2008 Final 2008 census result
66  British Virgin Islands (UK) 151 58 29,537 196 508 2010 Official estimate
67   Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,085,300 196 508 June 30, 2013 Quarterly official estimate
68  Antigua and Barbuda 442 171 86,295 195 505 May 27, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
69  Saint Kitts and Nevis 270 104 51,970 192 497 July 1, 2009 Official estimate
70  Nigeria 923,768 356,669 173,615,000 188 487 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
71  São Tomé and Príncipe 1,001 386 187,356 187 484 May 13, 2012 2012 census result
72    Nepal 147,181 56,827 26,494,504 180 466 June 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
73  Gambia 10,690 4,127 1,849,000 173 448 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
74  Kosovo 10,910 4,212 1,815,606 166 430 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
75  Andorra 464 179 76,246 164 425 2012 Official estimate
76  Qatar 11,571 4,468 2,035,106 176 456 September 30, 2013 Monthly official estimate
77  Isle of Man (UK) 572 221 84,497 148 383 March 27, 2011 2011 census result
78  Kiribati 726 280 106,461 147 381 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
79  Cyprus 5,896 2,276 862,000 146 378 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
80  Tonga 720 278 104,270 145 376 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
81  Federated States of Micronesia 701 271 101,351 145 376 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
82  Guatemala 108,889 42,042 15,438,384 142 368 June 30, 2013 Official estimate
83  China 9,572,900 3,696,117 1,354,040,000 141 365 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
84  Uganda 241,551 93,263 34,131,400 141 365 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
85  Tokelau (NZ) 10 4 1,411 141 365 October 18, 2011 Final 2011 census result
86  Anguilla (UK) 96 37 13,452 140 363 May 11, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
87  Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,512,800 133 344 March 31, 2013 Official estimate
88  Denmark 43,098 16,640 5,605,836 130 337 April 1, 2013 Quarterly official estimate
89  Thailand 513,120 198,117 65,926,261 128 332 September 1, 2010 2010 census result
90  Indonesia 1,910,931 737,815 237,641,326 124 321 May 2010 2010 census result
91  Poland 312,685 120,728 38,533,299 123 319 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
92  Cape Verde 4,033 1,557 491,875 122 316 June 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
93  Malawi 118,484 45,747 14,388,600 121 313 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
94  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 457 176 53,883 118 306 April 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
95  France 543,965 210,026 63,914,000 117 303 October 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
96  Syria 185,180 71,498 21,377,000 115 298 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
97  Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,562,178 115 298 March 21, 2011 Final 2011 census result
98  Slovakia 49,036 18,933 5,410,728 110 285 March 31, 2013 Official estimate
99  Togo 56,600 21,853 6,191,155 109 282 November 6, 2010 Final 2010 census result
100  Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,906,000 106 275 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
101  Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,235,100 107 277 January 1, 2012 Official estimate
102  Moldova 33,843 13,067 3,559,500 105 272 January 1, 2012 Official estimate
103  Ghana 238,533 92,098 24,658,823 103 267 September 26, 2010 Final 2010 census result
104  Cuba 109,886 42,427 11,163,934 102 264 September 15, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
105  Armenia 29,743 11,484 3,024,100 102 264 2012 Official estimate
106  Slovenia 20,273 7,827 2,063,229 102 264 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
107  Austria 83,879 32,386 8,464,554 101 262 April 1, 2013 Official estimate
108  United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 8,264,070 99 256 2010 Official estimate
109  Turkey 769,604 297,146 75,627,384 98 254 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
110  Albania 28,703 11,082 2,821,977 98 254 October 1, 2011 2011 census result
111  Dominica 739 285 71,293 96 249 May 14, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
112  Spain 503,783 194,512 47,059,533 93 241 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
113  Serbia 77,474 29,913 7,241,295 93 241 January 1, 2012 Official estimate
114  Benin 112,622 43,484 10,323,000 92 238 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
115  Costa Rica 51,100 19,730 4,667,096 91 236 2013 Official estimate
116  Malaysia 330,803 127,724 30,264,000 91 237 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
117  Sierra Leone 71,740 27,699 6,092,000 85 220 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
118  Romania 238,391 92,043 20,121,641 84 218 October 20, 2011 Final 2011 census result
119  Egypt 995,868 384,507 83,661,000 84 218 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
120  Greece 131,957 50,949 10,815,197 82 212 May 24, 2011 Final 2011 census result
121  Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 86,613,986 81 210 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
122  Macedonia 25,713 9,928 2,059,794 80 207 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
123  Burma 676,577 261,228 53,259,000 79 205 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
124  Iraq 434,128 167,618 33,330,000 77 199 2011 Official estimate
125  Croatia 56,542 21,831 4,290,612 76 197 March 31, 2011 2011 census result
126  French Polynesia (France) 3,521 1,359 268,270 76 197 August 22, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
127  Ukraine 603,628 233,062 45,480,315 75 194 June 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
128  Honduras 112,088 43,277 8,385,072 75 194 2012 Official estimate
129  Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,209 19,772 3,839,737 75 194 June 30, 2011 Official estimate
130  Morocco 442,300 170,773 33,308,900 75 195 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
131  Cambodia 181,035 69,898 13,395,682 74 192 March 3, 2008 Final 2008 census result
132  Jordan 88,778 34,277 6,599,700 74 193 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
133  Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 23,202,000 72 186 2012 Official estimate
134  Swaziland 17,364 6,704 1,250,000 72 186 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
135  Timor-Leste 14,919 5,760 1,066,409 71 184 July 11, 2010 Final 2010 census result
136  Senegal 196,722 75,955 13,567,338 69 179 2013 Official estimate
137  Lesotho 30,355 11,720 2,074,000 68 176 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
138  Brunei 5,765 2,226 393,162 68 176 June 20, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
139  Kenya 581,834 224,647 38,610,097 66 171 August 24, 2009 2009 census result
140  Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 29,559,100 67 174 January 1, 2012 Official estimate
141  Samoa 2,831 1,093 187,820 66 171 November 7, 2011 Final 2011 census result
142  Tunisia 163,610 63,170 10,777,500 66 171 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
143  Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,282,041 66 171 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
144 (Netherlands) 322 124 21,133 66 171 January 1, 2011 Official estimate
145  Norfolk Island (Australia) 35 14 2,302 66 171 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
146  Ireland 70,273 27,133 4,585,400 65 168 April 2012 Official estimate
147  Georgia 69,700 26,911 4,483,800 64 166 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
148  Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 17,322,796 64 166 2013 Official estimate
149  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 497 192 31,458 63 163 January 25, 2012 2012 census result
150  Cook Islands (NZ) 237 92 14,974 63 163 December 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
151  Ecuador 255,595 98,686 15,776,300 62 160 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
152  Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 118,395,054 60 155 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
153  Equatorial Guinea 28,051 10,831 1,622,000 58 150 2010 Official estimate
154  Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,000,000 56 145 April 1, 2013 Official estimate
155  Yemen 455,000 175,676 24,527,000 54 140 2012 Official estimate
156  Eritrea 121,100 46,757 6,333,000 52 135 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
157  Tanzania 883,749 341,217 44,928,923 51 132 August 26, 2012 2012 census result
158  Nicaragua 121,428 46,884 6,071,045 50 129 June 30, 2012 Official estimate
159  Montserrat (UK) 102 39 4,922 48 124 May 12, 2011 2011 census result
160  Wallis and Futuna (France) 274 106 13,135 48 124 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
161  Iran 1,628,750 628,864 77,645,000 48 123 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
162  Fiji 18,333 7,078 858,038 47 122 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
163  Panama 74,177 28,640 3,405,813 46 119 May 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
164  Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,459,800 46 119 July 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
165  Lithuania 65,300 25,212 2,955,986 45 117 July 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
166  Montenegro 13,812 5,333 620,029 45 117 April 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
167  Guinea 245,857 94,926 10,824,200 44 114 2010 Official estimate
168  Cameroon 466,050 179,943 20,386,799 44 114 2012 Official estimate
169  South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 52,981,991 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
170  Palau 488 188 20,901 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
171  Guinea-Bissau 36,125 13,948 1,520,830 42 109 March 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
172  Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 47,660,000 42 108 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
173  Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 25,500,100 39 101 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
174  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 14 5 550 39 101 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
175  Djibouti 23,000 8,880 864,618 38 98 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
176  Liberia 97,036 37,466 3,476,608 36 93 March 21, 2008 Final 2008 census result
177  Madagascar 587,041 226,658 20,696,070 35 91 2011 Official estimate
178  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 122 47 4,255 35 91 February 10, 2008 Preliminary 2008 census result
179  United States 9,161,074 3,537,110 318,629,000 35 90 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
180  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,399 540 48,244 34 88 April 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
181  Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 12,973,808 33 85 August 17, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
182  Venezuela 916,445 353,841 28,946,101 32 83 October 30, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
183  Latvia 64,562 24,928 2,013,400 31 80 June 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
184  Mozambique 799,380 308,642 23,700,715 30 78 2012 Official estimate
185  Estonia 43,432 16,769 1,286,540 30 78 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
186  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 67,514,000 29 75 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
187  Laos 236,800 91,429 6,580,800 28 73 2013 Official estimate
188  Kyrgyzstan 199,945 77,199 5,551,900 28 73 2012 Official estimate
189  Bahamas 13,940 5,382 351,461 25 65 May 3, 2010 Final 2010 census result
190  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 242 93 6,081 25 65 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
191  Peru 1,285,216 496,225 30,475,144 24 62 June 30, 2013 Official estimate
192  Sweden 410,314 158,423 9,616,429 23 60 August 31, 2013 Monthly official estimate
193  Brazil 8,514,877 3,287,612 201,032,714 24 62 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
194  Chile 756,096 291,930 16,634,603 22 57 April 9, 2012 Final 2012 census result
195  Vanuatu 12,190 4,707 264,652 22 57 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
196  Bhutan 38,394 14,824 749,200 20 51 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
197  Uruguay 175,016 67,574 3,286,314 19 49 September 30, 2011 Final 2011 census result
198  Åland Islands (Finland) 1,552 599 28,502 18 47 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
199  Solomon Islands 28,370 10,954 515,870 18 47 November 23, 2009 2009 census result
200  Finland 303,893 117,334 5,434,357 18 47 May 31, 2013 Monthly official estimate
201  Zambia 752,612 290,585 13,092,666 17 44 October 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
202 644,329 248,777 11,296,000 18 47 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
203  Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 30,894,000 17 44 April 22, 2008 2008 census result
204  Angola 1,246,700 481,354 20,609,294 17 44 2012 Official estimate
205  New Zealand 270,534 104,454 4,493,180 17 43 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
206  Paraguay 406,752 157,048 6,672,631 16 41 2012 Official estimate
207  Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 37,900,000 16 41 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
208  Norway 323,782 125,013 5,063,709 16 41 March 31, 2013 Quarterly official estimate
209  Papua New Guinea 462,840 178,704 7,059,653 15 39 July 10, 2011 2011 census result
210  Christmas Island (Australia) 137 53 2,072 15 39 August 9, 2011 2011 census result
211  Somalia 637,657 246,201 9,331,000 15 39 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
212  Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 40,117,096 14 36 October 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
213  Niger 1,186,408 458,075 17,129,076 14 36 December 10, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
214  New Caledonia (France) 18,575 7,172 258,958 14 36 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
215  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 29,195,895 14 36 2012 Official estimate
216  Belize 22,965 8,867 312,971 14 36 May 12, 2010 Preliminary 2010 census result
217  Republic of the Congo 342,000 132,047 4,448,000 13 34 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
218  Oman 309,500 119,499 3,831,553 12 31 February 28, 2013 Monthly official estimate
219  Mali 1,248,574 482,077 14,528,662 12 31 April 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
220  Turkmenistan 491,210 189,657 5,240,000 11 28 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
221  Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 10,389,913 9 23 November 21, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
222  Chad 1,284,000 495,755 11,274,106 9 23 May 20, 2009 Preliminary 2009 census result
223  Russia 17,075,400 6,592,849 143,500,000 8 21 September 1, 2013 Official estimate
224  Central African Republic 622,436 240,324 4,616,000 7 18 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
225  Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 17,010,000 6 16 June 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
226  Gabon 267,667 103,347 1,672,000 6 16 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
227  Niue (NZ) 261 101 1,613 6 16 September 10, 2011 Final 2011 census result
228  Canada 9,970,610 3,849,674 35,141,542 4 10 April 2013 Official estimate
229  Libya 1,770,060 683,424 6,202,000 4 10 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
230  Mauritania 1,030,700 397,955 3,461,041 3 8 2013 Official estimate
231  Botswana 581,730 224,607 2,024,904 3 8 August 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
232  Guyana 214,999 83,012 784,894 4 10 2010 Official estimate
233  Australia 7,702,466 2,973,939 22,906,400 3 8 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
234  Suriname 163,820 63,251 534,189 3 8 August 13, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
235  Iceland 102,800 39,691 323,810 3 8 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
236  Namibia 825,118 318,580 2,113,077 3 8 August 28, 2011 Final 2011 census result
237  French Guiana 86,504 33,399 229,040 3 8 January 1, 2010 Official estimate
238  Western Sahara[9] 252,120 97,344 567,000 2 5 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
239  Mongolia 1,564,100 603,902 2,754,685 2 5 November 11, 2010 2010 census result
240  Pitcairn Islands (UK) 47 18 66 1 3 2008 2008 census result
241  Falkland Islands (UK)[10] 12,173 4,700 2,563 0 0 April 15, 2012 2012 census result
242  Greenland (Denmark) 2,166,000 836,297 56,370 0 0 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
243  Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 61,399 23,706 2,655 0 0 September 1, 2012 Official estimate
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km²) Area (mi²) Population Density
(pop./km²)
Density
(pop./mi²)
Date Population source

Secondary table

This list consists of the one hundred most populated countries. (see also List of countries by population).

Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km²) Area (mi²) Population Density
(pop./km²)
Density
(pop./mi²)
Date Population source
 World (land only, excluding Antarctica) 134,940,000 52,100,000 7,173,956,000 53 137 July 6, 2014 USCB's World population clock
 World (land only) 148,940,000 57,510,000 7,173,956,000 48 124 July 6, 2014 USCB's World population clock
 World (with water) 510,072,000 196,940,000 7,173,956,000 14 36 July 6, 2014 USCB's World population clock
1  Bangladesh 147,570 56,977 152,518,015 1,034 2,678 July 16, 2012 Official estimate
2  Taiwan[11] 36,191 13,973 23,344,213 645 1,671 June 30, 2013 Monthly official estimate
3  South Korea 99,461 38,402 50,219,669 505 1,308 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
4  Netherlands 33,783 13,044 16,834,400 498 1,291 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
5  Rwanda 25,314 9,774 10,537,222 416 1,077 August 15, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
6  Haiti 27,065 10,450 10,413,211 385 997 2012 Official estimate
7  India 3,166,285 1,222,509 1,210,569,573 382 989 March 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
8  Belgium 30,528 11,787 11,167,578 366 948 September 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
9  Israel 22,145 8,550 8,092,700 365 945 September 30, 2013 Official estimate
10  Japan 377,915 145,914 127,300,000 337 873 October 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
11  Philippines 300,076 115,860 99,791,000 333 861 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
12  Sri Lanka 65,610 25,332 20,277,597 309 800 March 21, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
13  Burundi 27,816 10,740 8,053,574 290 751 June 18, 2008 Final 2008 census result
14  Vietnam 331,212 127,882 88,780,000 268 694 2012 Official estimate
15  United Kingdom 242,910 93,788 63,705,000 262 679 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
16  Pakistan 796,095 307,374 186,942,000 235 608 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
17  Germany 357,123 137,886 80,523,700 225 583 December 31, 2012 Quarterly official estimate
18  Italy 301,308 116,336 59,704,082 198 513 January 31, 2013 Monthly official estimate
19  Dominican Republic 47,875 18,485 9,445,281 197 510 December 1, 2010 Final 2010 census result
20  North Korea 122,762 47,399 24,052,231 196 508 October 1, 2008 Final 2008 census result
21   Switzerland 41,285 15,940 8,085,300 196 508 June 30, 2013 Quarterly official estimate
22  Nigeria 923,768 356,669 173,615,000 188 487 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
23    Nepal 147,181 56,827 26,494,504 180 466 June 22, 2011 Final 2011 census result
24  Guatemala 108,889 42,042 15,438,384 142 368 June 30, 2013 Official estimate
25  China 9,572,900 3,696,117 1,354,040,000 141 365 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
26  Uganda 241,551 93,263 34,131,400 141 365 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
27  Czech Republic 78,867 30,451 10,512,800 133 344 March 31, 2013 Official estimate
28  Thailand 513,120 198,117 65,926,261 128 332 September 1, 2010 2010 census result
29  Indonesia 1,910,931 737,815 237,641,326 124 321 May 2010 2010 census result
30  Poland 312,685 120,728 38,533,299 123 319 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
31  Malawi 118,484 45,747 14,388,600 121 313 July 1, 2011 Official estimate
32  France 543,965 210,026 63,914,000 117 303 October 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
33  Syria 185,180 71,498 21,377,000 115 298 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
34  Portugal 92,090 35,556 10,562,178 115 298 March 21, 2011 Final 2011 census result
35  Hungary 93,029 35,919 9,906,000 106 275 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
36  Azerbaijan 86,600 33,436 9,235,100 107 277 January 1, 2012 Official estimate
37  Ghana 238,533 92,098 24,658,823 103 267 September 26, 2010 Final 2010 census result
38  Cuba 109,886 42,427 11,163,934 102 264 September 15, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
39  Austria 83,879 32,386 8,464,554 101 262 April 1, 2013 Official estimate
40  United Arab Emirates 83,600 32,278 8,264,070 99 256 2010 Official estimate
41  Turkey 769,604 297,146 75,627,384 98 254 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
42  Spain 503,783 194,512 47,059,533 93 241 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
43  Serbia 77,474 29,913 7,241,295 93 241 January 1, 2012 Official estimate
44  Benin 112,622 43,484 10,323,000 92 238 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
45  Malaysia 330,803 127,724 30,264,000 91 237 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
46  Romania 238,391 92,043 20,121,641 84 218 October 20, 2011 Final 2011 census result
47  Egypt 995,868 384,507 83,661,000 84 218 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
48  Greece 131,957 50,949 10,815,197 82 212 May 24, 2011 Final 2011 census result
49  Ethiopia 1,063,652 410,678 86,613,986 81 210 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
50  Burma 676,577 261,228 53,259,000 79 205 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
51  Iraq 434,128 167,618 33,330,000 77 199 2011 Official estimate
52  Ukraine 603,628 233,062 45,480,315 75 194 June 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
53  Honduras 112,088 43,277 8,385,072 75 194 2012 Official estimate
54  Morocco 442,300 170,773 33,308,900 75 195 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
55  Cambodia 181,035 69,898 13,395,682 74 192 March 3, 2008 Final 2008 census result
56  Ivory Coast 322,921 124,680 23,202,000 72 186 2012 Official estimate
57  Senegal 196,722 75,955 13,567,338 69 179 2013 Official estimate
58  Kenya 581,834 224,647 38,610,097 66 171 August 24, 2009 2009 census result
59  Uzbekistan 444,103 171,469 29,559,100 67 174 January 1, 2012 Official estimate
60  Tunisia 163,610 63,170 10,777,500 66 171 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
61  Bulgaria 111,002 42,858 7,282,041 66 171 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
62  Burkina Faso 270,764 104,543 17,322,796 64 166 2013 Official estimate
63  Ecuador 255,595 98,686 15,776,300 62 160 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
64  Mexico 1,967,138 759,516 118,395,054 60 155 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
65  Tajikistan 143,100 55,251 8,000,000 56 145 April 1, 2013 Official estimate
66  Yemen 455,000 175,676 24,527,000 54 140 2012 Official estimate
67  Tanzania 883,749 341,217 44,928,923 51 132 August 26, 2012 2012 census result
68  Iran 1,628,750 628,864 77,645,000 48 123 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
69  Belarus 207,600 80,155 9,459,800 46 119 July 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
70  Guinea 245,857 94,926 10,824,200 44 114 2010 Official estimate
71  Cameroon 466,050 179,943 20,386,799 44 114 2012 Official estimate
72  South Africa 1,220,813 471,359 52,981,991 43 111 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
73  Colombia 1,141,748 440,831 47,660,000 42 108 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
74  Afghanistan 645,807 249,347 25,500,100 39 101 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
75  Madagascar 587,041 226,658 20,696,070 35 91 2011 Official estimate
76  United States 9,161,074 3,537,110 318,629,000 35 90 July 6, 2014 Official population clock
77  Zimbabwe 390,757 150,872 12,973,808 33 85 August 17, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
78  Venezuela 916,445 353,841 28,946,101 32 83 October 30, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
79  Mozambique 799,380 308,642 23,700,715 30 78 2012 Official estimate
80  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,345,095 905,446 67,514,000 29 75 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
81  Peru 1,285,216 496,225 30,475,144 24 62 June 30, 2013 Official estimate
82  Sweden 410,314 158,423 9,616,429 23 60 August 31, 2013 Monthly official estimate
83  Brazil 8,514,877 3,287,612 201,032,714 24 62 July 1, 2013 Official estimate
84  Chile 756,096 291,930 16,634,603 22 57 April 9, 2012 Final 2012 census result
85  Zambia 752,612 290,585 13,092,666 17 44 October 16, 2010 Final 2010 census result
86 644,329 248,777 11,296,000 18 47 July 1, 2013 UN estimate
87  Sudan 1,839,542 710,251 30,894,000 17 44 April 22, 2008 2008 census result
88  Angola 1,246,700 481,354 20,609,294 17 44 2012 Official estimate
89  Algeria 2,381,741 919,595 37,900,000 16 41 January 1, 2013 Official estimate
90  Somalia 637,657 246,201 9,331,000 15 39 July 1, 2010 Official estimate
91  Argentina 2,780,400 1,073,518 40,117,096 14 36 October 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
92  Niger 1,186,408 458,075 17,129,076 14 36 December 10, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
93  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 830,000 29,195,895 14 36 2012 Official estimate
94  Mali 1,248,574 482,077 14,528,662 12 31 April 1, 2009 Final 2009 census result
95  Bolivia 1,098,581 424,164 10,389,913 9 23 November 21, 2012 Preliminary 2012 census result
96  Chad 1,284,000 495,755 11,274,106 9 23 May 20, 2009 Preliminary 2009 census result
97  Russia 17,075,400 6,592,849 143,500,000 8 21 September 1, 2013 Official estimate
98  Kazakhstan 2,724,900 1,052,090 17,010,000 6 16 June 1, 2013 Monthly official estimate
99  Canada 9,970,610 3,849,674 35,141,542 4 10 April 2013 Official estimate
100  Australia 7,702,466 2,973,939 22,906,400 3 8 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
Pos. Country (or dependent territory) Area (km²) Area (mi²) Population Density
(pop./km²)
Density
(pop./mi²)
Date Population source

See also

  • United Nations World Population Prospects, the 2008 Revision. Sortable Country Tables
  • List of countries by real population density (based on food growing capacity)

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Notes