Countries By 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 Country Density (km²) Density (mi²) Population 2019 Area
104Macau21,348/km²55,292/mi²640,44530 km²
116Monaco19,289/km²49,959/mi²38,9642.02 km²
181Singapore8,175/km²21,174/mi²5,804,337710 km²
71Hong Kong6,736/km²17,445/mi²7,436,1541,104 km²
56Gibraltar5,617/km²14,548/mi²33,7016 km²
113Bahrain2,145/km²5,556/mi²1,641,172765 km²
69Vatican City1,816/km²4,703/mi²7990.44 km²
108Maldives1,770/km²4,584/mi²530,953300 km²
110Malta1,394/km²3,609/mi²440,372316 km²
133Sint Maarten1,247/km²3,229/mi²42,38834 km²
150Bermuda1,158/km²2,998/mi²62,50654 km²
120Bangladesh1,105/km²2,862/mi²163,046,161147,570 km²
52Palestine801/km²2,074/mi²4,981,4206,220 km²
169Saint Martin717/km²1,857/mi²38,00253 km²
20Mayotte712/km²1,843/mi²266,150374 km²
127Barbados668/km²1,729/mi²287,025430 km²
16Taiwan657/km²1,701/mi²23,773,87636,193 km²
95Lebanon656/km²1,699/mi²6,855,71310,452 km²
114Mauritius622/km²1,612/mi²1,269,6682,040 km²
132Aruba591/km²1,530/mi²106,314180 km²
172San Marino555/km²1,438/mi²33,86061 km²
128Nauru512/km²1,327/mi²10,75621 km²
91South Korea511/km²1,324/mi²51,225,308100,210 km²
164Rwanda479/km²1,242/mi²12,626,95026,338 km²
165Saint Barthélemy469/km²1,214/mi²9,84721 km²
19Comoros457/km²1,184/mi²850,8861,862 km²
210Tuvalu448/km²1,160/mi²11,64626 km²
74India416/km²1,076/mi²1,366,417,7543,287,590 km²
3Burundi414/km²1,073/mi²11,530,58027,834 km²
80Israel410/km²1,062/mi²8,519,37720,770 km²
130Netherlands409/km²1,058/mi²17,097,13041,850 km²
68Haiti406/km²1,051/mi²11,263,07727,750 km²
138Belgium378/km²979/mi²11,539,32830,528 km²
131Curacao368/km²953/mi²163,424444 km²
160Reunion354/km²917/mi²888,9272,511 km²
84Japan336/km²869/mi²126,860,301377,930 km²
111Martinique333/km²862/mi²375,5541,128 km²
158Puerto Rico331/km²857/mi²2,933,4088,870 km²
60Grenada326/km²843/mi²112,003344 km²
12Sri Lanka325/km²842/mi²21,323,73365,610 km²
145Marshall Islands325/km²841/mi²58,791181 km²
153Philippines316/km²818/mi²108,116,615342,353 km²
35El Salvador307/km²794/mi²6,453,55321,041 km²
63Guam305/km²789/mi²167,294549 km²
221United States Virgin Islands301/km²781/mi²104,578347 km²
168Saint Lucia297/km²769/mi²182,790616 km²
183Vietnam291/km²754/mi²96,462,106331,212 km²
171Saint Vincent And The Grenadines284/km²736/mi²110,589389 km²
216United Kingdom278/km²720/mi²67,530,172242,900 km²
17American Samoa278/km²720/mi²55,312199 km²
204Trinidad And Tobago272/km²704/mi²1,394,9735,130 km²
83Jamaica268/km²695/mi²2,948,27910,991 km²
10Cayman Islands246/km²637/mi²64,948264 km²
62Guadeloupe246/km²636/mi²400,0561,628 km²
147Pakistan246/km²636/mi²216,565,318881,912 km²
159Qatar244/km²633/mi²2,832,06711,586 km²
103Luxembourg238/km²617/mi²615,7292,586 km²
100Liechtenstein238/km²615/mi²38,019160 km²
92Kuwait236/km²612/mi²4,207,08317,818 km²
53Germany234/km²606/mi²83,517,045357,114 km²
173Sao Tome And Principe223/km²578/mi²215,056964 km²
33Dominican Republic221/km²571/mi²10,738,95848,671 km²
54Antigua And Barbuda220/km²569/mi²97,118442 km²
51Gambia220/km²569/mi²2,347,70610,689 km²
140Nigeria218/km²563/mi²200,963,599923,768 km²
178Seychelles216/km²560/mi²97,739452 km²
90North Korea213/km²551/mi²25,666,161120,538 km²
196Switzerland208/km²539/mi²8,591,36541,284 km²
166Saint Kitts And Nevis202/km²524/mi²52,823261 km²
81Italy201/km²520/mi²60,550,075301,336 km²
231British Virgin Islands199/km²515/mi²30,030151 km²
129Nepal194/km²503/mi²28,608,710147,181 km²
212Uganda183/km²475/mi²44,269,594241,550 km²
28Andorra165/km²427/mi²77,142468 km²
167Anguilla163/km²423/mi²14,86991 km²
144Micronesia162/km²420/mi²113,815702 km²
65Guatemala161/km²418/mi²17,581,472108,889 km²
106Malawi157/km²407/mi²18,628,747118,484 km²
217Isle Of Man148/km²383/mi²84,584572 km²
15China148/km²383/mi²1,433,783,6869,706,961 km²
57Kiribati145/km²376/mi²117,606811 km²
201Togo142/km²369/mi²8,082,36656,785 km²
76Indonesia142/km²368/mi²270,625,5681,904,569 km²
203Tonga140/km²362/mi²104,494747 km²
9Cape Verde136/km²353/mi²549,9354,033 km²
200Thailand136/km²351/mi²69,625,582513,120 km²
29Czech Republic136/km²351/mi²10,689,20978,865 km²
31Denmark134/km²347/mi²5,771,87643,094 km²
27Cyprus130/km²336/mi²1,198,5759,251 km²
55Ghana128/km²330/mi²30,417,856238,533 km²
143Northern Mariana Islands123/km²319/mi²57,216464 km²
154Poland121/km²314/mi²37,887,768312,679 km²
118Moldova119/km²309/mi²4,043,26333,846 km²
45France118/km²306/mi²65,129,728551,695 km²
205United Arab Emirates117/km²303/mi²9,770,52983,600 km²
61Azerbaijan116/km²301/mi²10,047,71886,600 km²
88Jordan113/km²293/mi²10,101,69489,342 km²
202Tokelau112/km²289/mi²1,34012 km²
182Slovakia111/km²288/mi²5,457,01349,037 km²
155Portugal111/km²288/mi²10,226,18792,090 km²
179Sierra Leone109/km²282/mi²7,813,21571,740 km²
87Austria107/km²277/mi²8,955,10283,871 km²
207Turkey106/km²276/mi²83,429,615783,562 km²
30Benin105/km²271/mi²11,801,151112,622 km²
72Hungary104/km²270/mi²9,684,67993,028 km²
26Cuba103/km²267/mi²11,333,483109,884 km²
184Slovenia103/km²266/mi²2,078,65420,273 km²
37Ethiopia101/km²263/mi²112,078,7301,104,300 km²
211Albania100/km²260/mi²2,880,91728,748 km²
215Egypt100/km²259/mi²100,388,0731,002,450 km²
124Armenia99/km²258/mi²2,957,73129,743 km²
177Serbia99/km²257/mi²8,772,23588,361 km²
24Costa Rica99/km²256/mi²5,047,56151,100 km²
107Malaysia97/km²250/mi²31,949,777330,803 km²
32Dominica96/km²248/mi²71,808751 km²
189Spain92/km²239/mi²46,736,776505,992 km²
198Syria92/km²239/mi²17,070,135185,180 km²
5Cambodia91/km²236/mi²16,486,542181,035 km²
89Kenya91/km²235/mi²52,573,973580,367 km²
78Iraq90/km²232/mi²39,309,783438,317 km²
157Timor Leste87/km²225/mi²1,293,11914,874 km²
70Honduras87/km²224/mi²9,746,117112,492 km²
176Senegal83/km²215/mi²16,296,364196,722 km²
122Morocco82/km²212/mi²36,471,769446,550 km²
162Romania81/km²210/mi²19,364,557238,391 km²
214Macedonia81/km²210/mi²2,083,45925,713 km²
226Wallis And Futuna81/km²209/mi²11,432142 km²
2Myanmar80/km²207/mi²54,045,420676,578 km²
82Ivory Coast80/km²207/mi²25,716,544322,463 km²
58Greece79/km²206/mi²10,473,455131,990 km²
232Brunei75/km²195/mi²433,2855,765 km²
222Burkina Faso74/km²193/mi²20,321,378272,967 km²
23Cook Islands74/km²193/mi²17,548236 km²
224Uzbekistan74/km²191/mi²32,981,716447,400 km²
25Croatia73/km²189/mi²4,130,30456,594 km²
213Ukraine73/km²189/mi²43,993,638603,500 km²
206Tunisia71/km²185/mi²11,694,719163,610 km²
96Lesotho70/km²181/mi²2,125,26830,355 km²
79Ireland69/km²180/mi²4,882,49570,273 km²
227Samoa69/km²180/mi²197,0972,842 km²
47French Polynesia67/km²174/mi²279,2874,167 km²
194Swaziland66/km²171/mi²1,148,13017,364 km²
199Tajikistan65/km²169/mi²9,321,018143,100 km²
115Mexico65/km²168/mi²127,575,5291,964,375 km²
180Bosnia And Herzegovina64/km²167/mi²3,301,00051,209 km²
1Bulgaria63/km²164/mi²7,000,119110,879 km²
34Ecuador63/km²163/mi²17,373,662276,841 km²
218Tanzania61/km²159/mi²58,005,463945,087 km²
86Afghanistan58/km²151/mi²38,041,754652,230 km²
50Georgia57/km²149/mi²3,996,76569,700 km²
148Panama56/km²146/mi²4,246,43975,417 km²
228Yemen55/km²143/mi²29,161,922527,968 km²
7Cameroon54/km²141/mi²25,876,380475,442 km²
156Guinea Bissau53/km²138/mi²1,920,92236,125 km²
66Guinea52/km²135/mi²12,771,246245,857 km²
77Iran50/km²130/mi²82,913,9061,648,195 km²
137Nicaragua50/km²130/mi²6,545,502130,373 km²
121Montserrat49/km²127/mi²4,989102 km²
43Fiji49/km²126/mi²889,95318,272 km²
36Equatorial Guinea48/km²125/mi²1,355,98628,051 km²
186South Africa48/km²124/mi²58,558,2701,221,037 km²
105Madagascar46/km²119/mi²26,969,307587,041 km²
4Belarus46/km²118/mi²9,452,411207,600 km²
119Montenegro45/km²118/mi²627,98713,812 km²
98Liberia44/km²115/mi²4,937,374111,369 km²
18Colombia44/km²114/mi²50,339,4431,141,748 km²
102Lithuania42/km²109/mi²2,759,62765,300 km²
48Djibouti42/km²109/mi²973,56023,200 km²
209Turks And Caicos Islands40/km²104/mi²38,191948 km²
146Palau39/km²102/mi²18,008459 km²
123Mozambique38/km²98/mi²30,366,036801,590 km²
187Zimbabwe37/km²97/mi²14,645,468390,757 km²
22Dr Congo37/km²96/mi²86,790,5672,344,858 km²
220United States35/km²91/mi²329,064,9179,372,610 km²
40Faroe Islands35/km²91/mi²48,6781,393 km²
93Kyrgyzstan32/km²83/mi²6,415,850199,951 km²
225Venezuela31/km²81/mi²28,515,829916,445 km²
94Laos30/km²78/mi²7,169,455236,800 km²
38Eritrea30/km²77/mi²3,497,117117,600 km²
97Latvia30/km²76/mi²1,906,74364,559 km²
39Estonia29/km²76/mi²1,325,64845,227 km²
101Bahamas28/km²72/mi²389,48213,943 km²
42Angola26/km²66/mi²31,825,2951,246,700 km²
152Peru25/km²66/mi²32,510,4531,285,216 km²
14Chile25/km²65/mi²18,952,038756,102 km²
197Brazil25/km²64/mi²211,049,5278,515,767 km²
135Vanuatu25/km²64/mi²299,88212,189 km²
185Somalia24/km²63/mi²15,442,905637,657 km²
170Saint Pierre And Miquelon24/km²62/mi²5,822242 km²
229Zambia24/km²61/mi²17,861,030752,612 km²
230Solomon Islands23/km²60/mi²669,82328,896 km²
191Sudan23/km²59/mi²42,813,2381,886,068 km²
195Sweden22/km²58/mi²10,036,379450,295 km²
161Bhutan20/km²51/mi²763,09238,394 km²
223Uruguay19/km²50/mi²3,461,734181,034 km²
149Papua New Guinea19/km²49/mi²8,776,109462,840 km²
139Niger18/km²48/mi²23,310,7151,267,000 km²
6Algeria18/km²47/mi²43,053,0542,381,741 km²
190South Sudan18/km²46/mi²11,062,113619,745 km²
136New Zealand18/km²46/mi²4,783,063270,467 km²
151Paraguay17/km²45/mi²7,044,636406,752 km²
219Belize17/km²44/mi²390,35322,966 km²
142Norway17/km²43/mi²5,378,857323,802 km²
44Finland16/km²42/mi²5,532,156338,424 km²
64Argentina16/km²42/mi²44,780,6772,780,400 km²
125Oman16/km²42/mi²4,974,986309,500 km²
175Saudi Arabia16/km²41/mi²34,268,5282,149,690 km²
109Mali16/km²41/mi²19,658,0311,240,192 km²
21Republic Of The Congo16/km²41/mi²5,380,508342,000 km²
134New Caledonia15/km²39/mi²282,75018,575 km²
13Chad12/km²32/mi²15,946,8761,284,000 km²
208Turkmenistan12/km²32/mi²5,942,089488,100 km²
174Bolivia10/km²27/mi²11,513,1001,098,581 km²
163Russia9/km²22/mi²145,872,25617,098,242 km²
49Gabon8/km²21/mi²2,172,579267,668 km²
11Central African Republic8/km²20/mi²4,745,185622,984 km²
85Kazakhstan7/km²18/mi²18,551,4272,724,900 km²
141Niue6/km²16/mi²1,615260 km²
112Mauritania4/km²11/mi²4,525,6961,030,700 km²
188Botswana4/km²10/mi²2,303,697582,000 km²
99Libya4/km²10/mi²6,777,4521,759,540 km²
8Canada4/km²10/mi²37,411,0479,984,670 km²
67Guyana4/km²9/mi²782,766214,969 km²
193Suriname4/km²9/mi²581,372163,820 km²
46French Guiana3/km²9/mi²290,83283,534 km²
73Iceland3/km²9/mi²339,031103,000 km²
75Australia3/km²8/mi²25,203,1987,692,024 km²
126Namibia3/km²8/mi²2,494,530825,615 km²
192Western Sahara2/km²6/mi²582,463266,000 km²
117Mongolia2/km²5/mi²3,225,1671,564,110 km²
41Falkland Islands0/km²1/mi²3,37712,173 km²
59Greenland0/km²0/mi²56,6722,166,086 km²