* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Population density, people per square km, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 193 countries was 371 people per square km.The highest value was in Macao: 20778 people per square km and the lowest value was in Mongolia: 2 people per square km. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: people per square km; Source: Food and Agriculture Organization
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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.
Population density in the European union
Population density in Europe
Population density in Asia
Population density in Africa
Population density in North America
Population density in South America
Population density in Australia


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