World Countries by Population Density 2019

What are the most densely populated countries in the world? Here is a ranking of the top 10 most densely populated countries in the world:

  1. Macau (Population density: 21,055/km²)
  2. Monaco (Population density: 19,150/km²)
  3. Singapore (Population density: 8,109/km²)
  4. Hong Kong (Population density: 6,677/km²)
  5. Gibraltar (Population density: 5,620/km²)
  6. Bahrain (Population density: 2,052/km²)
  7. Vatican City (Population density: 1,820/km²)
  8. Maldives (Population density: 1,719/km²)
  9. Malta (Population density: 1,390/km²)
  10. Sint Maarten (Population density: 1,234/km²)

As the country with the world's highest population, it is not surprising that the Chinese territory of Macau also has the world's highest population density at 21,081/km². This is followed by the small European city-state of Monaco at 19,256/km², the south-east Asian city-state of Singapore, and the Chinese territory of Hong Kong. It is notable that all three of these locations are regarded as centers of wealth and finance, attracting a population of many high net worth individuals.

Some of the largest countries in the world by land mass have quite low population densities. For example, Russia has a population density of just 8/km², while Canada is even lower at 4/km². The United States of America has a relatively low population density of 35/km² given that it is the country with the third-highest population in the world. In comparison, the two countries with the highest populations – China and India – have population densities of 146/km² and 412/km², respectively.

Rank Name Density (km²) Density (mi²)
1Macau21,055/km²54,531/mi²
2Monaco19,150/km²49,597/mi²
3Singapore8,109/km²21,003/mi²
4Hong Kong6,677/km²17,294/mi²
5Gibraltar5,620/km²14,555/mi²
6Bahrain2,052/km²5,314/mi²
7Vatican City1,820/km²4,715/mi²
8Maldives1,719/km²4,452/mi²
9Malta1,390/km²3,600/mi²
10Sint Maarten1,234/km²3,195/mi²
11Bermuda1,162/km²3,010/mi²
12Bangladesh1,094/km²2,832/mi²
13Palestine782/km²2,025/mi²
14Saint Martin703/km²1,821/mi²
15Mayotte694/km²1,797/mi²
16Barbados667/km²1,727/mi²
17Lebanon656/km²1,700/mi²
18Taiwan656/km²1,698/mi²
19Mauritius621/km²1,609/mi²
20Aruba588/km²1,523/mi²
21San Marino554/km²1,434/mi²
22South Korea511/km²1,323/mi²
23Nauru508/km²1,316/mi²
24Saint Barthélemy467/km²1,211/mi²
25Rwanda467/km²1,210/mi²
26Comoros447/km²1,158/mi²
27Tuvalu443/km²1,146/mi²
28India411/km²1,066/mi²
29Netherlands408/km²1,056/mi²
30Israel404/km²1,045/mi²
31Burundi402/km²1,040/mi²
32Haiti401/km²1,038/mi²
33Belgium376/km²974/mi²
34Curacao367/km²949/mi²
35Reunion351/km²910/mi²
36Puerto Rico343/km²888/mi²
37Japan337/km²872/mi²
38Martinique333/km²863/mi²
39Grenada324/km²839/mi²
40Sri Lanka324/km²838/mi²
41Marshall Islands323/km²836/mi²
42Philippines312/km²807/mi²
43El Salvador305/km²790/mi²
44Guam302/km²782/mi²
45United States Virgin Islands302/km²781/mi²
46Saint Lucia295/km²765/mi²
47Vietnam288/km²747/mi²
48Saint Vincent And The Grenadines283/km²734/mi²
49American Samoa279/km²722/mi²
50United Kingdom276/km²716/mi²
51Trinidad And Tobago271/km²702/mi²
52Jamaica267/km²692/mi²
53Guadeloupe246/km²636/mi²
54Cayman Islands243/km²630/mi²
55Pakistan241/km²623/mi²
56Qatar240/km²622/mi²
57Liechtenstein237/km²614/mi²
58Luxembourg234/km²605/mi²
59Germany233/km²603/mi²
60Kuwait232/km²601/mi²
61Sao Tome And Principe219/km²567/mi²
62Dominican Republic218/km²566/mi²
63Antigua And Barbuda218/km²564/mi²
64Seychelles215/km²556/mi²
65Gambia213/km²552/mi²
66Nigeria212/km²549/mi²
67North Korea212/km²549/mi²
68Switzerland207/km²535/mi²
69Italy201/km²521/mi²
70Saint Kitts And Nevis201/km²520/mi²
71British Virgin Islands197/km²511/mi²
72Nepal191/km²494/mi²
73Uganda177/km²458/mi²
74Andorra165/km²426/mi²
75Anguilla162/km²419/mi²
76Micronesia160/km²416/mi²
77Guatemala158/km²410/mi²
78Malawi153/km²397/mi²
79China147/km²381/mi²
80Isle Of Man147/km²381/mi²
81Kiribati143/km²370/mi²
82Indonesia141/km²364/mi²
83Togo139/km²360/mi²
84Tonga138/km²358/mi²
85Thailand135/km²350/mi²
86Czech Republic135/km²350/mi²
87Cape Verde135/km²349/mi²
88Denmark133/km²346/mi²
89Cyprus129/km²333/mi²
90Ghana125/km²323/mi²
91Northern Mariana Islands123/km²318/mi²
92Poland121/km²314/mi²
93Moldova120/km²310/mi²
94France118/km²305/mi²
95United Arab Emirates115/km²298/mi²
96Azerbaijan115/km²298/mi²
97Jordan112/km²289/mi²
98Portugal111/km²288/mi²
99Slovakia111/km²288/mi²
100Tokelau110/km²285/mi²
101Sierra Leone107/km²276/mi²
102Austria106/km²275/mi²
103Turkey105/km²272/mi²
104Hungary104/km²270/mi²
105Cuba103/km²267/mi²
106Slovenia102/km²265/mi²
107Benin102/km²264/mi²
108Albania100/km²260/mi²
109Serbia100/km²258/mi²
110Armenia99/km²257/mi²
111Ethiopia99/km²256/mi²
112Egypt98/km²254/mi²
113Costa Rica98/km²253/mi²
114Dominica95/km²247/mi²
115Malaysia95/km²247/mi²
116Spain92/km²239/mi²
117Syria92/km²237/mi²
118Cambodia90/km²232/mi²
119Kenya89/km²229/mi²
120Iraq88/km²227/mi²
121Timor Leste85/km²221/mi²
122Honduras85/km²221/mi²
123Wallis And Futuna82/km²213/mi²
124Romania82/km²212/mi²
125Macedonia81/km²210/mi²
126Morocco81/km²209/mi²
127Senegal81/km²209/mi²
128Greece80/km²206/mi²
129Myanmar79/km²206/mi²
130Ivory Coast78/km²201/mi²
131Brunei74/km²193/mi²
132Cook Islands74/km²192/mi²
133Croatia73/km²190/mi²
134Ukraine73/km²190/mi²
135Uzbekistan73/km²188/mi²
136Burkina Faso72/km²187/mi²
137Tunisia71/km²183/mi²
138Lesotho69/km²180/mi²
139Samoa69/km²179/mi²
140Ireland69/km²178/mi²
141French Polynesia67/km²173/mi²
142Swaziland65/km²169/mi²
143Bosnia And Herzegovina65/km²168/mi²
144Mexico64/km²166/mi²
145Tajikistan64/km²165/mi²
146Bulgaria64/km²165/mi²
147Ecuador62/km²160/mi²
148Tanzania60/km²154/mi²
149Georgia57/km²149/mi²
150Afghanistan57/km²148/mi²
151Panama55/km²143/mi²
152Yemen54/km²140/mi²
153Cameroon53/km²137/mi²
154Guinea Bissau52/km²134/mi²
155Guinea50/km²131/mi²
156Iran50/km²129/mi²
157Nicaragua50/km²128/mi²
158Montserrat49/km²127/mi²
159Fiji48/km²125/mi²
160South Africa47/km²123/mi²
161Equatorial Guinea47/km²121/mi²
162Belarus46/km²118/mi²
163Montenegro45/km²118/mi²
164Madagascar45/km²116/mi²
165Colombia43/km²113/mi²
166Liberia43/km²112/mi²
167Lithuania43/km²111/mi²
168Djibouti41/km²107/mi²
169Turks And Caicos Islands40/km²103/mi²
170Palau39/km²101/mi²
171Zimbabwe37/km²96/mi²
172Mozambique37/km²95/mi²
173Dr Congo36/km²93/mi²
174United States35/km²90/mi²
175Faroe Islands35/km²90/mi²
176Kyrgyzstan32/km²82/mi²
177Venezuela32/km²82/mi²
178Latvia30/km²77/mi²
179Laos30/km²77/mi²
180Eritrea29/km²76/mi²
181Estonia29/km²76/mi²
182Bahamas28/km²72/mi²
183Peru25/km²64/mi²
184Chile25/km²64/mi²
185Angola25/km²64/mi²
186Brazil25/km²64/mi²
187Saint Pierre And Miquelon24/km²63/mi²
188Vanuatu24/km²62/mi²
189Somalia24/km²61/mi²
190Zambia23/km²60/mi²
191Solomon Islands23/km²59/mi²
192Sudan22/km²57/mi²
193Sweden22/km²57/mi²
194Bhutan20/km²51/mi²
195Uruguay19/km²49/mi²
196Papua New Guinea19/km²48/mi²
197Algeria18/km²46/mi²
198Niger18/km²46/mi²
199South Sudan18/km²46/mi²
200New Zealand18/km²45/mi²
201Paraguay17/km²44/mi²
202Belize17/km²43/mi²
203Norway16/km²43/mi²
204Finland16/km²42/mi²
205Argentina16/km²41/mi²
206Saudi Arabia16/km²41/mi²
207Oman16/km²40/mi²
208Mali15/km²40/mi²
209Republic Of The Congo15/km²40/mi²
210New Caledonia15/km²39/mi²
211Chad12/km²31/mi²
212Turkmenistan12/km²31/mi²
213Bolivia10/km²27/mi²
214Russia9/km²22/mi²
215Gabon8/km²21/mi²
216Central African Republic7/km²19/mi²
217Kazakhstan7/km²17/mi²
218Niue6/km²16/mi²
219Mauritania4/km²11/mi²
220Botswana4/km²10/mi²
221Libya4/km²10/mi²
222Canada4/km²10/mi²
223Guyana4/km²9/mi²
224Suriname4/km²9/mi²
225French Guiana3/km²9/mi²
226Iceland3/km²8/mi²
227Australia3/km²8/mi²
228Namibia3/km²8/mi²
229Western Sahara2/km²6/mi²
230Mongolia2/km²5/mi²
231Falkland Islands0/km²1/mi²
232Greenland0/km²0/mi²