World Countries by Population Density 2018

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.

Among the countries with the lowest population densities are the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, as well as the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, all of which are so sparse that they have population densities of 0/km². Greenland, a much larger island, also has a population density of 0/km², although this is due to most of the country being uninhabited, and its small population being concentrated in one area. Other countries with very low population densities include Mongolia (2/km²), Australia (3/km²) and Iceland (3/km²).

Rank Name Density (km²) Density (mi²)
230Greenland0/km²0/mi²
229Falkland Islands0/km²0/mi²
228Mongolia2/km²1/mi²
227Western Sahara2/km²1/mi²
226Namibia3/km²1/mi²
225Australia3/km²1/mi²
224Iceland3/km²1/mi²
223French Guiana3/km²1/mi²
222Suriname3/km²1/mi²
221Guyana4/km²1/mi²
220Libya4/km²1/mi²
219Canada4/km²1/mi²
218Botswana4/km²2/mi²
217Mauritania4/km²2/mi²
216Niue6/km²2/mi²
215Kazakhstan7/km²3/mi²
214Central African Republic8/km²3/mi²
213Gabon8/km²3/mi²
212Russia8/km²3/mi²
211Bolivia10/km²4/mi²
210Chad12/km²5/mi²
209Turkmenistan12/km²5/mi²
208New Caledonia15/km²6/mi²
207Mali15/km²6/mi²
206Oman16/km²6/mi²
205Saudi Arabia16/km²6/mi²
204Republic Of The Congo16/km²6/mi²
203Argentina16/km²6/mi²
202Finland16/km²6/mi²
201Norway17/km²6/mi²
200Belize17/km²6/mi²
199Paraguay17/km²7/mi²
198New Zealand18/km²7/mi²
197Niger18/km²7/mi²
196Algeria18/km²7/mi²
195Papua New Guinea18/km²7/mi²
194Uruguay19/km²7/mi²
193South Sudan21/km²8/mi²
192Bhutan21/km²8/mi²
191Solomon Islands22/km²8/mi²
190Sudan22/km²8/mi²
189Sweden22/km²9/mi²
188Vanuatu23/km²9/mi²
187Zambia23/km²9/mi²
186Somalia24/km²9/mi²
185Chile24/km²9/mi²
184Angola25/km²10/mi²
183Brazil25/km²10/mi²
182Peru25/km²10/mi²
181Saint Pierre And Miquelon26/km²10/mi²
180Bahamas29/km²11/mi²
179Estonia29/km²11/mi²
178Laos29/km²11/mi²
177Latvia30/km²12/mi²
176Kyrgyzstan31/km²12/mi²
175United States35/km²13/mi²
174Venezuela35/km²14/mi²
173Faroe Islands36/km²14/mi²
172Dr Congo36/km²14/mi²
171Turks And Caicos Islands38/km²15/mi²
170Mozambique38/km²15/mi²
169Djibouti42/km²16/mi²
168Zimbabwe43/km²17/mi²
167Colombia43/km²17/mi²
166Liberia44/km²17/mi²
165Lithuania44/km²17/mi²
164Eritrea44/km²17/mi²
163Madagascar45/km²17/mi²
162Belarus46/km²18/mi²
161Montenegro46/km²18/mi²
160Equatorial Guinea47/km²18/mi²
159South Africa47/km²18/mi²
158Palau48/km²18/mi²
157Nicaragua48/km²19/mi²
156Iran50/km²19/mi²
155Fiji50/km²19/mi²
154Montserrat51/km²20/mi²
153Cameroon52/km²20/mi²
152Guinea Bissau53/km²20/mi²
151Guinea53/km²20/mi²
150Yemen55/km²21/mi²
149Panama55/km²21/mi²
148Afghanistan56/km²22/mi²
147Georgia56/km²22/mi²
146Ecuador61/km²24/mi²
145Tanzania63/km²24/mi²
144Bulgaria63/km²25/mi²
143Tajikistan64/km²25/mi²
142Mexico67/km²26/mi²
141Ireland68/km²26/mi²
140Bosnia And Herzegovina68/km²26/mi²
139French Polynesia69/km²26/mi²
138Samoa70/km²27/mi²
137Tunisia71/km²28/mi²
136Uzbekistan72/km²28/mi²
135Burkina Faso72/km²28/mi²
134Ukraine73/km²28/mi²
133Croatia74/km²28/mi²
132Cook Islands74/km²28/mi²
131Lesotho75/km²29/mi²
130Brunei75/km²29/mi²
129Ivory Coast77/km²30/mi²
128Myanmar80/km²31/mi²
127Swaziland80/km²31/mi²
126Morocco81/km²31/mi²
125Macedonia81/km²31/mi²
124Romania82/km²32/mi²
123Wallis And Futuna82/km²32/mi²
122Senegal83/km²32/mi²
121Honduras84/km²32/mi²
120Greece84/km²33/mi²
119Kenya88/km²34/mi²
118Timor Leste89/km²34/mi²
117Cambodia90/km²35/mi²
116Iraq90/km²35/mi²
115Spain92/km²35/mi²
114Malaysia97/km²37/mi²
113Costa Rica97/km²37/mi²
112Ethiopia97/km²38/mi²
111Armenia99/km²38/mi²
110Syria99/km²38/mi²
109Dominica99/km²38/mi²
108Egypt99/km²38/mi²
107Serbia99/km²38/mi²
106Benin102/km²39/mi²
105Albania102/km²39/mi²
104Slovenia103/km²40/mi²
103Hungary104/km²40/mi²
102Austria104/km²40/mi²
101Turkey105/km²40/mi²
100Cuba105/km²40/mi²
99Sierra Leone108/km²42/mi²
98Tokelau110/km²42/mi²
97Jordan111/km²43/mi²
96Slovakia111/km²43/mi²
95Portugal112/km²43/mi²
94United Arab Emirates114/km²44/mi²
93Azerbaijan115/km²44/mi²
92France118/km²46/mi²
91Northern Mariana Islands119/km²46/mi²
90Moldova119/km²46/mi²
89Poland122/km²47/mi²
88Ghana124/km²48/mi²
87Cyprus129/km²50/mi²
86Denmark134/km²52/mi²
85Czech Republic135/km²52/mi²
84Thailand135/km²52/mi²
83Cape Verde137/km²53/mi²
82Indonesia140/km²54/mi²
81Togo141/km²54/mi²
80China146/km²56/mi²
79Tonga146/km²56/mi²
78Kiribati146/km²56/mi²
77Isle Of Man148/km²57/mi²
76Micronesia151/km²58/mi²
75Guatemala158/km²61/mi²
74Malawi162/km²62/mi²
73Andorra164/km²63/mi²
72Anguilla165/km²64/mi²
71Uganda183/km²71/mi²
70Italy197/km²76/mi²
69Nepal201/km²78/mi²
68Gambia202/km²78/mi²
67Switzerland207/km²80/mi²
66British Virgin Islands210/km²81/mi²
65Seychelles211/km²81/mi²
64Nigeria212/km²82/mi²
63North Korea212/km²82/mi²
62Saint Kitts And Nevis214/km²83/mi²
61Sao Tome And Principe217/km²84/mi²
60Dominican Republic224/km²86/mi²
59Pakistan228/km²88/mi²
58Luxembourg228/km²88/mi²
57Germany230/km²89/mi²
56Qatar233/km²90/mi²
55Antigua And Barbuda233/km²90/mi²
54Kuwait236/km²91/mi²
53Cayman Islands236/km²91/mi²
52Liechtenstein238/km²92/mi²
51Jamaica264/km²102/mi²
50Trinidad And Tobago268/km²103/mi²
49United Kingdom274/km²106/mi²
48Guadeloupe276/km²107/mi²
47American Samoa280/km²108/mi²
46Saint Vincent And The Grenadines283/km²109/mi²
45Vietnam291/km²112/mi²
44Saint Lucia292/km²113/mi²
43Marshall Islands294/km²113/mi²
42Guam302/km²117/mi²
41United States Virgin Islands302/km²117/mi²
40El Salvador305/km²118/mi²
39Philippines311/km²120/mi²
38Grenada315/km²122/mi²
37Sri Lanka319/km²123/mi²
36Japan337/km²130/mi²
35Martinique341/km²132/mi²
34Reunion352/km²136/mi²
33Curacao364/km²141/mi²
32Belgium377/km²145/mi²
31Haiti400/km²155/mi²
30Burundi403/km²156/mi²
29Israel407/km²157/mi²
28Netherlands408/km²158/mi²
27India412/km²159/mi²
26Puerto Rico413/km²159/mi²
25Tuvalu434/km²168/mi²
24Comoros447/km²173/mi²
23Rwanda475/km²183/mi²
22South Korea511/km²197/mi²
21Nauru539/km²208/mi²
20San Marino550/km²212/mi²
19Lebanon583/km²225/mi²
18Aruba587/km²227/mi²
17Mauritius622/km²240/mi²
16Taiwan655/km²253/mi²
15Barbados666/km²257/mi²
14Mayotte694/km²268/mi²
13Palestine812/km²314/mi²
12Bangladesh1,127/km²435/mi²
11Bermuda1,131/km²437/mi²
10Sint Maarten1,193/km²461/mi²
9Malta1,367/km²528/mi²
8Maldives1,481/km²572/mi²
7Vatican City1,820/km²703/mi²
6Bahrain2,048/km²791/mi²
5Gibraltar5,789/km²2,235/mi²
4Hong Kong6,729/km²2,598/mi²
3Singapore8,158/km²3,150/mi²
2Monaco19,256/km²7,435/mi²
1Macau21,081/km²8,139/mi²