* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Population density, people per square km, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 196 countries was 456 people per square km. The highest value was in Macao: 20806 people per square km and the lowest value was in Mongolia: 2 people per square km. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2021. 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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Countries Population density, 2021 Global rank Available data
Macao 20806 1 1961 - 2021
Monaco 17604 2 1961 - 2021
Singapore 7595 3 1961 - 2021
Hong Kong 7060 4 1961 - 2021
Gibraltar 3267 5 1961 - 2021
Bahrain 1852 6 1961 - 2021
Maldives 1738 7 1961 - 2021
Malta 1620 8 1961 - 2021
Bangladesh 1301 9 1961 - 2021
Bermuda 1181 10 1961 - 2021
Palestine 817 11 1990 - 2021
Barbados 654 12 1961 - 2021
Mauritius 634 13 1961 - 2021
Aruba 592 14 1961 - 2021
San Marino 562 15 1961 - 2021
Lebanon 547 16 1961 - 2021
Rwanda 546 17 1961 - 2021
South Korea 530 18 1961 - 2021
Netherlands 521 19 1961 - 2021
Burundi 489 20 1961 - 2021
India 473 21 1961 - 2021
Comoros 441 22 1961 - 2021
Israel 433 23 1961 - 2021
Haiti 415 24 1961 - 2021
Belgium 383 25 2000 - 2021
Philippines 382 26 1961 - 2021
Tuvalu 373 27 1961 - 2021
Puerto Rico 368 28 1961 - 2021
Grenada 367 29 1961 - 2021
Sri Lanka 358 30 1961 - 2021
Japan 345 31 1961 - 2021
Vietnam 311 32 1961 - 2021
El Salvador 305 33 1961 - 2021
Pakistan 300 34 1961 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 297 35 1961 - 2021
Saint Lucia 295 36 1961 - 2021
UK 277 37 1961 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 268 38 1961 - 2021
Gambia 261 39 1961 - 2021
Jamaica 261 40 1961 - 2021
Luxembourg 249 41 2000 - 2021
Liechtenstein 244 42 1961 - 2021
Kuwait 239 43 1961 - 2021
Germany 238 44 1961 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 234 45 1961 - 2021
Nigeria 234 46 1961 - 2021
Qatar 234 47 1961 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 232 48 1961 - 2021
Uganda 229 49 1961 - 2021
Switzerland 220 50 1961 - 2021
North Korea 216 51 1961 - 2021
Seychelles 216 52 1961 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 212 53 1961 - 2021
Malawi 211 54 1961 - 2021
Nepal 210 55 1961 - 2021
Italy 200 56 1961 - 2021
Andorra 168 57 1961 - 2021
Micronesia 162 58 1991 - 2021
Guatemala 160 59 1961 - 2021
Kiribati 159 60 1961 - 2021
Togo 159 61 1961 - 2021
China 150 62 1961 - 2021
Tonga 147 63 1961 - 2021
Cape Verde 146 64 1961 - 2021
Denmark 146 65 1961 - 2021
Indonesia 145 66 1961 - 2021
Ghana 144 67 1961 - 2021
Thailand 140 68 1961 - 2021
Czechia 136 69 1993 - 2021
Cyprus 135 70 1961 - 2021
UA Emirates 132 71 1961 - 2021
Jordan 126 72 1961 - 2021
France 124 73 1961 - 2021
Azerbaijan 123 74 1992 - 2021
Poland 123 75 1961 - 2021
Sierra Leone 117 76 1961 - 2021
Syria 116 77 1961 - 2021
Benin 115 78 1961 - 2021
Portugal 113 79 1961 - 2021
Slovakia 113 80 1993 - 2021
Egypt 110 81 1961 - 2021
Austria 109 82 1961 - 2021
Turkey 109 83 1961 - 2021
Ethiopia 107 84 1961 - 2021
Hungary 106 85 1961 - 2021
Slovenia 105 86 1992 - 2021
Albania 103 87 1961 - 2021
Malaysia 102 88 1961 - 2021
Costa Rica 101 89 1961 - 2021
Iraq 100 90 1961 - 2021
Armenia 98 91 1992 - 2021
Dominica 97 92 1961 - 2021
Spain 95 93 1961 - 2021
Cambodia 94 94 1961 - 2021
Kenya 93 95 1961 - 2021
Honduras 92 96 1961 - 2021
Moldova 90 97 1992 - 2021
Senegal 88 98 1961 - 2021
Ivory Coast 86 99 1961 - 2021
Brunei 85 100 1961 - 2021
Morocco 83 101 1961 - 2021
Romania 83 102 1961 - 2021
Burma 82 103 1961 - 2021
Greece 82 104 1961 - 2021
North Macedonia 82 105 1992 - 2021
Burkina Faso 81 106 1961 - 2021
Serbia 81 107 2006 - 2021
Samoa 79 108 1961 - 2021
Tunisia 79 109 1961 - 2021
Uzbekistan 79 110 1992 - 2021
Ukraine 76 111 1992 - 2021
Lesotho 75 112 1961 - 2021
G.-Bissau 73 113 1961 - 2021
Ireland 73 114 1961 - 2021
Ecuador 72 115 1961 - 2021
Tanzania 72 116 1961 - 2021
Tajikistan 70 117 1992 - 2021
Croatia 69 118 1992 - 2021
Swaziland 69 119 1961 - 2021
Georgia 65 120 1992 - 2021
Mexico 65 121 1961 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 64 122 1992 - 2021
Bulgaria 63 123 1961 - 2021
Yemen 62 124 1961 - 2021
Afghanistan 61 125 1961 - 2021
Panama 59 126 1961 - 2021
Cameroon 58 127 1961 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 58 128 1961 - 2021
Nicaragua 57 129 1961 - 2021
Guinea 55 130 1961 - 2021
Iran 54 131 1961 - 2021
Liberia 54 132 1961 - 2021
Fiji 51 133 1961 - 2021
Madagascar 50 134 1961 - 2021
South Africa 49 135 1961 - 2021
Djibouti 48 136 1961 - 2021
Belarus 46 137 1992 - 2021
Colombia 46 138 1961 - 2021
Montenegro 46 139 2006 - 2021
Lithuania 45 140 1992 - 2021
DR Congo 42 141 1961 - 2021
Bahamas 41 142 1961 - 2021
Mozambique 41 143 1961 - 2021
Zimbabwe 41 144 1961 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 39 145 1961 - 2021
Palau 39 146 1991 - 2021
USA 36 147 1961 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 35 148 1992 - 2021
Laos 32 149 1961 - 2021
Venezuela 32 150 1961 - 2021
Estonia 31 151 1992 - 2021
Eritrea 30 152 1993 - 2021
Latvia 30 153 1992 - 2021
Angola 28 154 1961 - 2021
Somalia 27 155 1961 - 2021
Brazil 26 156 1961 - 2021
Chile 26 157 1961 - 2021
Peru 26 158 1961 - 2021
Sweden 26 159 1961 - 2021
Vanuatu 26 160 1961 - 2021
Zambia 26 161 1961 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 25 162 1961 - 2021
Sudan 24 163 1961 - 2021
Papua N.G. 22 164 1961 - 2021
Bhutan 20 165 1961 - 2021
Niger 20 166 1961 - 2021
Uruguay 20 167 1961 - 2021
Algeria 19 168 1961 - 2021
New Zealand 19 169 1961 - 2021
Belize 18 170 1961 - 2021
Finland 18 171 1961 - 2021
Mali 18 172 1961 - 2021
Argentina 17 173 1961 - 2021
Paraguay 17 174 1961 - 2021
R. of Congo 17 175 1961 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 17 176 1961 - 2021
N. Caledonia 15 177 1961 - 2021
Norway 15 178 1961 - 2021
Oman 15 179 1961 - 2021
Chad 14 180 1961 - 2021
Turkmenistan 13 181 1992 - 2021
Bolivia 11 182 1961 - 2021
C.A. Republic 9 183 1961 - 2021
Gabon 9 184 1961 - 2021
Russia 9 185 1992 - 2021
Kazakhstan 7 186 1992 - 2021
Botswana 5 187 1961 - 2021
Canada 4 188 1961 - 2021
Guyana 4 189 1961 - 2021
Iceland 4 190 1961 - 2021
Libya 4 191 1961 - 2021
Mauritania 4 192 1961 - 2021
Suriname 4 193 1961 - 2021
Australia 3 194 1961 - 2021
Namibia 3 195 1961 - 2021
Mongolia 2 196 1961 - 2021



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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