India: Population density

(measure: people per square km; Source: Food and Agriculture Organization)
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India: Population density, people per square km, 1961 - 2020:

For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1961 to 2020. The average value for India during that period was 301 people per square km with a minimum of 155 people per square km in 1961 and a maximum of 464 people per square km in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 464 people per square km. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 196 countries is 464 people per square km. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
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