Countries By Density 2020

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 Country Density (km²) Density (mi²) Population 2019 Area
114Macau21,645/km²56,059/mi²640,44530 km²
116Monaco19,427/km²50,315/mi²38,9642.02 km²
175Singapore8,240/km²21,341/mi²5,804,337710 km²
94Hong Kong6,791/km²17,588/mi²7,436,1541,104 km²
57Gibraltar5,615/km²14,543/mi²33,7016 km²
60Bahrain2,224/km²5,761/mi²1,641,172765 km²
93Vatican City1,820/km²4,715/mi²7990.44 km²
61Maldives1,802/km²4,667/mi²530,953300 km²
62Malta1,397/km²3,619/mi²440,372316 km²
164Sint Maarten1,261/km²3,266/mi²42,38834 km²
165Bermuda1,153/km²2,987/mi²62,50654 km²
117Bangladesh1,116/km²2,890/mi²163,046,161147,570 km²
1Palestine820/km²2,124/mi²4,981,4206,220 km²
118Saint Martin730/km²1,890/mi²38,00253 km²
44Mayotte729/km²1,889/mi²266,150374 km²
119Barbados668/km²1,731/mi²287,025430 km²
2Taiwan658/km²1,704/mi²23,773,87636,193 km²
63Lebanon653/km²1,691/mi²6,855,71310,452 km²
64Mauritius623/km²1,615/mi²1,269,6682,040 km²
120Aruba593/km²1,536/mi²106,314180 km²
173San Marino556/km²1,441/mi²33,86061 km²
121Nauru515/km²1,335/mi²10,75621 km²
65South Korea512/km²1,325/mi²51,225,308100,210 km²
122Rwanda492/km²1,274/mi²12,626,95026,338 km²
171Saint Barthélemy470/km²1,218/mi²9,84721 km²
3Comoros467/km²1,210/mi²850,8861,862 km²
176Tuvalu454/km²1,175/mi²11,64626 km²
4Burundi427/km²1,106/mi²11,530,58027,834 km²
66India420/km²1,087/mi²1,366,417,7543,287,590 km²
105Israel417/km²1,079/mi²8,519,37720,770 km²
67Haiti411/km²1,064/mi²11,263,07727,750 km²
123Netherlands409/km²1,060/mi²17,097,13041,850 km²
124Belgium380/km²983/mi²11,539,32830,528 km²
163Curacao370/km²957/mi²163,424444 km²
169Reunion357/km²923/mi²888,9272,511 km²
68Japan335/km²867/mi²126,860,301377,930 km²
115Martinique333/km²862/mi²375,5541,128 km²
69Grenada327/km²847/mi²112,003344 km²
125Marshall Islands327/km²847/mi²58,791181 km²
5Sri Lanka326/km²845/mi²21,323,73365,610 km²
126Puerto Rico323/km²835/mi²2,933,4088,870 km²
127Philippines320/km²829/mi²108,116,615342,353 km²
6El Salvador308/km²798/mi²6,453,55321,041 km²
70Guam307/km²796/mi²167,294549 km²
177United States Virgin Islands301/km²779/mi²104,578347 km²
128Saint Lucia298/km²772/mi²182,790616 km²
178Vietnam294/km²761/mi²96,462,106331,212 km²
129Saint Vincent And The Grenadines285/km²739/mi²110,589389 km²
179United Kingdom279/km²724/mi²67,530,172242,900 km²
7American Samoa277/km²718/mi²55,312199 km²
180Trinidad And Tobago273/km²707/mi²1,394,9735,130 km²
71Jamaica269/km²698/mi²2,948,27910,991 km²
130Pakistan250/km²649/mi²216,565,318881,912 km²
41Cayman Islands249/km²645/mi²64,948264 km²
131Qatar249/km²644/mi²2,832,06711,586 km²
72Guadeloupe246/km²637/mi²400,0561,628 km²
73Luxembourg242/km²627/mi²615,7292,586 km²
74Kuwait240/km²621/mi²4,207,08317,818 km²
113Liechtenstein238/km²617/mi²38,019160 km²
8Germany235/km²608/mi²83,517,045357,114 km²
132Sao Tome And Principe227/km²589/mi²215,056964 km²
9Gambia226/km²586/mi²2,347,70610,689 km²
133Nigeria223/km²578/mi²200,963,599923,768 km²
10Dominican Republic223/km²577/mi²10,738,95848,671 km²
11Antigua And Barbuda222/km²574/mi²97,118442 km²
181Seychelles218/km²564/mi²97,739452 km²
75North Korea214/km²554/mi²25,666,161120,538 km²
182Switzerland210/km²543/mi²8,591,36541,284 km²
134Saint Kitts And Nevis204/km²528/mi²52,823261 km²
76Italy201/km²520/mi²60,550,075301,336 km²
232British Virgin Islands200/km²519/mi²30,030151 km²
135Nepal198/km²513/mi²28,608,710147,181 km²
183Uganda189/km²490/mi²44,269,594241,550 km²
46Andorra165/km²428/mi²77,142468 km²
136Anguilla165/km²427/mi²14,86991 km²
77Guatemala165/km²426/mi²17,581,472108,889 km²
137Micronesia164/km²424/mi²113,815702 km²
78Malawi161/km²418/mi²18,628,747118,484 km²
229Isle Of Man149/km²385/mi²84,584572 km²
12China148/km²384/mi²1,433,783,6869,706,961 km²
13Kiribati147/km²381/mi²117,606811 km²
184Togo146/km²378/mi²8,082,36656,785 km²
79Indonesia144/km²372/mi²270,625,5681,904,569 km²
185Tonga141/km²366/mi²104,494747 km²
14Cape Verde138/km²357/mi²549,9354,033 km²
186Thailand136/km²352/mi²69,625,582513,120 km²
47Czech Republic136/km²352/mi²10,689,20978,865 km²
15Denmark134/km²348/mi²5,771,87643,094 km²
16Cyprus131/km²338/mi²1,198,5759,251 km²
17Ghana130/km²337/mi²30,417,856238,533 km²
138Northern Mariana Islands124/km²321/mi²57,216464 km²
139Poland121/km²313/mi²37,887,768312,679 km²
140Moldova119/km²309/mi²4,043,26333,846 km²
18France118/km²306/mi²65,129,728551,695 km²
187United Arab Emirates118/km²306/mi²9,770,52983,600 km²
80Azerbaijan117/km²303/mi²10,047,71886,600 km²
81Jordan114/km²296/mi²10,101,69489,342 km²
188Tokelau113/km²293/mi²1,34012 km²
220Slovakia111/km²288/mi²5,457,01349,037 km²
189Sierra Leone111/km²288/mi²7,813,21571,740 km²
168Portugal111/km²287/mi²10,226,18792,090 km²
19Benin108/km²279/mi²11,801,151112,622 km²
190Turkey108/km²279/mi²83,429,615783,562 km²
107Austria107/km²278/mi²8,955,10283,871 km²
20Ethiopia104/km²270/mi²112,078,7301,104,300 km²
82Hungary104/km²269/mi²9,684,67993,028 km²
21Cuba103/km²267/mi²11,333,483109,884 km²
191Slovenia103/km²266/mi²2,078,65420,273 km²
192Egypt102/km²264/mi²100,388,0731,002,450 km²
193Albania100/km²259/mi²2,880,91728,748 km²
22Costa Rica100/km²258/mi²5,047,56151,100 km²
141Armenia100/km²258/mi²2,957,73129,743 km²
194Serbia99/km²256/mi²8,772,23588,361 km²
83Malaysia98/km²253/mi²31,949,777330,803 km²
23Dominica96/km²248/mi²71,808751 km²
195Syria95/km²245/mi²17,070,135185,180 km²
84Kenya93/km²240/mi²52,573,973580,367 km²
196Spain92/km²239/mi²46,736,776505,992 km²
24Cambodia92/km²239/mi²16,486,542181,035 km²
96Iraq92/km²238/mi²39,309,783438,317 km²
142Timor Leste89/km²230/mi²1,293,11914,874 km²
85Honduras88/km²228/mi²9,746,117112,492 km²
197Senegal85/km²220/mi²16,296,364196,722 km²
143Morocco83/km²214/mi²36,471,769446,550 km²
97Ivory Coast82/km²212/mi²25,716,544322,463 km²
228Macedonia81/km²210/mi²2,083,45925,713 km²
144Romania81/km²209/mi²19,364,557238,391 km²
25Myanmar80/km²208/mi²54,045,420676,578 km²
198Wallis And Futuna79/km²205/mi²11,432142 km²
58Greece79/km²205/mi²10,473,455131,990 km²
199Burkina Faso77/km²198/mi²20,321,378272,967 km²
200Brunei76/km²197/mi²433,2855,765 km²
201Uzbekistan75/km²194/mi²32,981,716447,400 km²
26Cook Islands74/km²193/mi²17,548236 km²
27Croatia73/km²188/mi²4,130,30456,594 km²
227Ukraine72/km²188/mi²43,993,638603,500 km²
202Tunisia72/km²187/mi²11,694,719163,610 km²
98Lesotho71/km²183/mi²2,125,26830,355 km²
104Ireland70/km²182/mi²4,882,49570,273 km²
203Samoa70/km²181/mi²197,0972,842 km²
28French Polynesia67/km²175/mi²279,2874,167 km²
204Swaziland67/km²173/mi²1,148,13017,364 km²
205Tajikistan67/km²173/mi²9,321,018143,100 km²
86Mexico66/km²170/mi²127,575,5291,964,375 km²
206Bosnia And Herzegovina64/km²166/mi²3,301,00051,209 km²
48Ecuador64/km²165/mi²17,373,662276,841 km²
207Tanzania63/km²164/mi²58,005,463945,087 km²
29Bulgaria63/km²162/mi²7,000,119110,879 km²
106Afghanistan60/km²155/mi²38,041,754652,230 km²
30Georgia57/km²148/mi²3,996,76569,700 km²
145Panama57/km²148/mi²4,246,43975,417 km²
208Yemen56/km²146/mi²29,161,922527,968 km²
31Cameroon56/km²145/mi²25,876,380475,442 km²
146Guinea Bissau54/km²141/mi²1,920,92236,125 km²
87Guinea53/km²138/mi²12,771,246245,857 km²
99Iran51/km²132/mi²82,913,9061,648,195 km²
147Nicaragua51/km²132/mi²6,545,502130,373 km²
32Equatorial Guinea50/km²130/mi²1,355,98628,051 km²
51Fiji49/km²127/mi²889,95318,272 km²
148Montserrat49/km²127/mi²4,989102 km²
209South Africa49/km²126/mi²58,558,2701,221,037 km²
88Madagascar47/km²122/mi²26,969,307587,041 km²
33Belarus46/km²118/mi²9,452,411207,600 km²
149Montenegro45/km²118/mi²627,98713,812 km²
108Liberia45/km²118/mi²4,937,374111,369 km²
43Colombia45/km²115/mi²50,339,4431,141,748 km²
52Djibouti43/km²110/mi²973,56023,200 km²
89Lithuania42/km²108/mi²2,759,62765,300 km²
210Turks And Caicos Islands41/km²106/mi²38,191948 km²
150Palau39/km²102/mi²18,008459 km²
151Mozambique39/km²101/mi²30,366,036801,590 km²
45Dr Congo38/km²99/mi²86,790,5672,344,858 km²
211Zimbabwe38/km²99/mi²14,645,468390,757 km²
212United States35/km²91/mi²329,064,9179,372,610 km²
49Faroe Islands35/km²91/mi²48,6781,393 km²
109Kyrgyzstan33/km²85/mi²6,415,850199,951 km²
231Venezuela31/km²80/mi²28,515,829916,445 km²
110Laos31/km²80/mi²7,169,455236,800 km²
34Eritrea30/km²78/mi²3,497,117117,600 km²
35Estonia29/km²76/mi²1,325,64845,227 km²
111Latvia29/km²76/mi²1,906,74364,559 km²
90Bahamas28/km²73/mi²389,48213,943 km²
53Angola26/km²68/mi²31,825,2951,246,700 km²
167Peru26/km²66/mi²32,510,4531,285,216 km²
42Chile25/km²65/mi²18,952,038756,102 km²
152Vanuatu25/km²65/mi²299,88212,189 km²
213Brazil25/km²65/mi²211,049,5278,515,767 km²
214Somalia25/km²65/mi²15,442,905637,657 km²
215Zambia24/km²63/mi²17,861,030752,612 km²
172Saint Pierre And Miquelon24/km²62/mi²5,822242 km²
216Solomon Islands24/km²62/mi²669,82328,896 km²
217Sudan23/km²60/mi²42,813,2381,886,068 km²
225Sweden22/km²58/mi²10,036,379450,295 km²
153Bhutan20/km²52/mi²763,09238,394 km²
154Papua New Guinea19/km²50/mi²8,776,109462,840 km²
230Uruguay19/km²50/mi²3,461,734181,034 km²
155Niger19/km²49/mi²23,310,7151,267,000 km²
36Algeria18/km²48/mi²43,053,0542,381,741 km²
221South Sudan18/km²47/mi²11,062,113619,745 km²
156New Zealand18/km²46/mi²4,783,063270,467 km²
166Paraguay18/km²45/mi²7,044,636406,752 km²
218Belize17/km²45/mi²390,35322,966 km²
157Norway17/km²43/mi²5,378,857323,802 km²
158Oman16/km²43/mi²4,974,986309,500 km²
54Finland16/km²42/mi²5,532,156338,424 km²
100Mali16/km²42/mi²19,658,0311,240,192 km²
91Argentina16/km²42/mi²44,780,6772,780,400 km²
219Saudi Arabia16/km²42/mi²34,268,5282,149,690 km²
37Republic Of The Congo16/km²42/mi²5,380,508342,000 km²
159New Caledonia15/km²40/mi²282,75018,575 km²
38Chad13/km²33/mi²15,946,8761,284,000 km²
222Turkmenistan12/km²32/mi²5,942,089488,100 km²
174Bolivia11/km²28/mi²11,513,1001,098,581 km²
170Russia9/km²22/mi²145,872,25617,098,242 km²
56Gabon8/km²22/mi²2,172,579267,668 km²
39Central African Republic8/km²20/mi²4,745,185622,984 km²
101Kazakhstan7/km²18/mi²18,551,4272,724,900 km²
160Niue6/km²16/mi²1,615260 km²
102Mauritania5/km²12/mi²4,525,6961,030,700 km²
223Botswana4/km²10/mi²2,303,697582,000 km²
112Libya4/km²10/mi²6,777,4521,759,540 km²
40Canada4/km²10/mi²37,411,0479,984,670 km²
92Guyana4/km²9/mi²782,766214,969 km²
226Suriname4/km²9/mi²581,372163,820 km²
55French Guiana4/km²9/mi²290,83283,534 km²
103Australia3/km²9/mi²25,203,1987,692,024 km²
95Iceland3/km²9/mi²339,031103,000 km²
161Namibia3/km²8/mi²2,494,530825,615 km²
224Western Sahara2/km²6/mi²582,463266,000 km²
162Mongolia2/km²5/mi²3,225,1671,564,110 km²
50Falkland Islands0/km²1/mi²3,37712,173 km²
59Greenland0/km²0/mi²56,6722,166,086 km²