Countries By Density 2021

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What are the most densely populated countries in the world? The most populous countries in the world are not the most densely populated. 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 landmass 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.

Countries By Density 2021

Rank Country Density (km²) Density (mi²) 2021 Population Area
1Macau21,946/km²56,841/mi²658,39430 km²
2Monaco19,756/km²51,167/mi²39,5112 km²
3Singapore8,305/km²21,510/mi²5,896,686710 km²
4Hong Kong6,841/km²17,719/mi²7,552,8101,104 km²
5Gibraltar5,616/km²14,546/mi²33,6986 km²
6Bahrain2,285/km²5,919/mi²1,748,296765 km²
7Maldives1,812/km²4,693/mi²543,617300 km²
8Malta1,401/km²3,629/mi²442,784316 km²
9Sint Maarten1,277/km²3,307/mi²43,41234 km²
10Bermuda1,150/km²2,978/mi²62,09054 km²
11Bangladesh1,127/km²2,919/mi²166,303,498147,570 km²
12Palestine840/km²2,175/mi²5,222,7486,220 km²
13Vatican City800/km²2,072/mi²8001 km²
14Mayotte747/km²1,936/mi²279,515374 km²
15Saint Martin740/km²1,917/mi²39,23453 km²
16Barbados669/km²1,733/mi²287,711430 km²
17Taiwan659/km²1,707/mi²23,855,01036,193 km²
18Lebanon648/km²1,677/mi²6,769,14610,452 km²
19Mauritius624/km²1,617/mi²1,273,4332,040 km²
20Aruba596/km²1,543/mi²107,204180 km²
21San Marino558/km²1,444/mi²34,01761 km²
22Nauru518/km²1,341/mi²10,87621 km²
23South Korea512/km²1,326/mi²51,305,186100,210 km²
24Rwanda504/km²1,306/mi²13,276,51326,338 km²
25Comoros477/km²1,236/mi²888,4511,862 km²
26Saint Barthelemy472/km²1,222/mi²9,90721 km²
27Tuvalu459/km²1,189/mi²11,93126 km²
28Burundi440/km²1,140/mi²12,255,43327,834 km²
29India424/km²1,098/mi²1,393,409,0383,287,590 km²
30Israel423/km²1,096/mi²8,789,77420,770 km²
31Haiti416/km²1,077/mi²11,541,68527,750 km²
32Netherlands410/km²1,063/mi²17,173,09941,850 km²
33Belgium381/km²987/mi²11,632,32630,528 km²
34Curacao371/km²961/mi²164,798444 km²
35Reunion359/km²930/mi²901,6862,511 km²
36Japan334/km²864/mi²126,050,804377,930 km²
37Martinique332/km²860/mi²374,7451,128 km²
38Marshall Islands329/km²853/mi²59,610181 km²
39Grenada329/km²851/mi²113,021344 km²
40Sri Lanka328/km²849/mi²21,497,31065,610 km²
41Philippines324/km²840/mi²111,046,913342,353 km²
42Puerto Rico319/km²826/mi²2,828,2558,870 km²
43Guam310/km²803/mi²170,179549 km²
44El Salvador310/km²802/mi²6,518,49921,041 km²
45United States Virgin Islands300/km²778/mi²104,226347 km²
46Saint Lucia299/km²775/mi²184,400616 km²
47Vietnam296/km²768/mi²98,168,833331,212 km²
48Saint Vincent And The Grenadines286/km²741/mi²111,263389 km²
49United Kingdom281/km²727/mi²68,207,116242,900 km²
50American Samoa277/km²717/mi²55,100199 km²
51Trinidad And Tobago274/km²709/mi²1,403,3755,130 km²
52Jamaica271/km²701/mi²2,973,46310,991 km²
53Pakistan255/km²661/mi²225,199,937881,912 km²
54Qatar253/km²655/mi²2,930,52811,586 km²
55Cayman Islands252/km²652/mi²66,497264 km²
56Guadeloupe246/km²636/mi²400,0201,628 km²
57Luxembourg245/km²636/mi²634,8142,586 km²
58Kuwait243/km²629/mi²4,328,55017,818 km²
59Liechtenstein239/km²619/mi²38,250160 km²
60Germany235/km²608/mi²83,900,473357,114 km²
61Gambia233/km²603/mi²2,486,94510,689 km²
62Sao Tome And Principe232/km²600/mi²223,368964 km²
63Nigeria229/km²593/mi²211,400,708923,768 km²
64Dominican Republic225/km²583/mi²10,953,70348,671 km²
65Antigua And Barbuda223/km²579/mi²98,731442 km²
66Seychelles219/km²567/mi²98,908452 km²
67North Korea215/km²556/mi²25,887,041120,538 km²
68Switzerland211/km²547/mi²8,715,49441,284 km²
69Saint Kitts And Nevis205/km²531/mi²53,544261 km²
70Nepal202/km²522/mi²29,674,920147,181 km²
71British Virgin Islands201/km²522/mi²30,421151 km²
72Italy200/km²519/mi²60,367,477301,336 km²
73Uganda195/km²505/mi²47,123,531241,550 km²
74Guatemala168/km²434/mi²18,249,860108,889 km²
75Anguilla166/km²430/mi²15,11791 km²
76Malawi166/km²429/mi²19,647,684118,484 km²
77Micronesia166/km²429/mi²116,254702 km²
78Andorra165/km²428/mi²77,355468 km²
79Kiribati150/km²388/mi²121,392811 km²
80Isle Of Man149/km²387/mi²85,410572 km²
81Togo149/km²387/mi²8,478,25056,785 km²
82China149/km²385/mi²1,444,216,1079,706,961 km²
83Indonesia145/km²376/mi²276,361,7831,904,569 km²
84Tonga143/km²370/mi²106,760747 km²
85Cape Verde139/km²361/mi²561,8984,033 km²
86Thailand136/km²353/mi²69,950,850513,120 km²
87Czech Republic136/km²352/mi²10,724,55578,865 km²
88Denmark135/km²349/mi²5,813,29843,094 km²
89Ghana133/km²345/mi²31,732,129238,533 km²
90Cyprus131/km²340/mi²1,215,5849,251 km²
91Northern Mariana Islands125/km²323/mi²57,917464 km²
92Poland121/km²313/mi²37,797,005312,679 km²
93United Arab Emirates120/km²310/mi²9,991,08983,600 km²
94Moldova119/km²308/mi²4,024,01933,846 km²
95France119/km²307/mi²65,426,179551,695 km²
96Azerbaijan118/km²306/mi²10,223,34286,600 km²
97Jordan115/km²298/mi²10,269,02189,342 km²
98Tokelau114/km²296/mi²1,37312 km²
99Sierra Leone113/km²294/mi²8,141,34371,740 km²
100Slovakia111/km²288/mi²5,460,72149,037 km²
101Benin111/km²286/mi²12,451,040112,622 km²
102Portugal110/km²286/mi²10,167,92592,090 km²
103Turkey109/km²281/mi²85,042,738783,562 km²
104Austria108/km²279/mi²9,043,07083,871 km²
105Ethiopia107/km²276/mi²117,876,2271,104,300 km²
106Egypt104/km²269/mi²104,258,3271,002,450 km²
107Hungary104/km²268/mi²9,634,16493,028 km²
108Cuba103/km²267/mi²11,317,505109,884 km²
109Slovenia103/km²266/mi²2,078,72420,273 km²
110Costa Rica101/km²260/mi²5,139,05251,100 km²
111Albania100/km²259/mi²2,872,93328,748 km²
112Armenia100/km²258/mi²2,968,12729,743 km²
113Malaysia99/km²257/mi²32,776,194330,803 km²
114Syria99/km²256/mi²18,275,702185,180 km²
115Serbia98/km²255/mi²8,697,55088,361 km²
116Dominica96/km²249/mi²72,167751 km²
117Kenya95/km²245/mi²54,985,698580,367 km²
118Iraq94/km²243/mi²41,179,350438,317 km²
119Cambodia94/km²242/mi²16,946,438181,035 km²
120Spain92/km²239/mi²46,745,216505,992 km²
121Timor Leste90/km²234/mi²1,343,87314,874 km²
122Honduras89/km²232/mi²10,062,991112,492 km²
123Senegal87/km²226/mi²17,196,301196,722 km²
124Ivory Coast84/km²217/mi²27,053,629322,463 km²
125Morocco84/km²217/mi²37,344,795446,550 km²
126Myanmar81/km²210/mi²54,806,012676,578 km²
127North Macedonia81/km²210/mi²2,082,65825,713 km²
128Romania80/km²208/mi²19,127,774238,391 km²
129Burkina Faso79/km²204/mi²21,497,096272,967 km²
130Greece79/km²204/mi²10,370,744131,990 km²
131Wallis And Futuna78/km²202/mi²11,094142 km²
132Brunei77/km²198/mi²441,5325,765 km²
133Uzbekistan76/km²196/mi²33,935,763447,400 km²
134Cook Islands74/km²193/mi²17,565236 km²
135Tunisia73/km²189/mi²11,935,766163,610 km²
136Croatia72/km²187/mi²4,081,65156,594 km²
137Ukraine72/km²187/mi²43,466,819603,500 km²
138Lesotho71/km²184/mi²2,159,07930,355 km²
139Ireland71/km²184/mi²4,982,90770,273 km²
140Samoa70/km²182/mi²200,1492,842 km²
141Tajikistan68/km²176/mi²9,749,627143,100 km²
142French Polynesia68/km²176/mi²282,5304,167 km²
143Eswatini68/km²175/mi²1,172,36217,364 km²
144Mexico66/km²172/mi²130,262,2161,964,375 km²
145Tanzania65/km²169/mi²61,498,437945,087 km²
146Ecuador65/km²167/mi²17,888,475276,841 km²
147Bosnia And Herzegovina64/km²165/mi²3,263,46651,209 km²
148Bulgaria62/km²161/mi²6,896,663110,879 km²
149Afghanistan61/km²158/mi²39,835,428652,230 km²
150Panama58/km²150/mi²4,381,57975,417 km²
151Yemen58/km²150/mi²30,490,640527,968 km²
152Cameroon57/km²148/mi²27,224,265475,442 km²
153Georgia57/km²148/mi²3,979,76569,700 km²
154Guinea Bissau56/km²145/mi²2,015,49436,125 km²
155Guinea55/km²142/mi²13,497,244245,857 km²
156Equatorial Guinea52/km²134/mi²1,449,89628,051 km²
157Iran52/km²134/mi²85,028,7591,648,195 km²
158Nicaragua51/km²133/mi²6,702,385130,373 km²
159Fiji49/km²128/mi²902,90618,272 km²
160South Africa49/km²127/mi²60,041,9941,221,037 km²
161Montserrat49/km²126/mi²4,977102 km²
162Madagascar48/km²125/mi²28,427,328587,041 km²
163Liberia47/km²120/mi²5,180,203111,369 km²
164Belarus45/km²118/mi²9,442,862207,600 km²
165Montenegro45/km²118/mi²628,05313,812 km²
166Colombia45/km²116/mi²51,265,8441,141,748 km²
167Djibouti43/km²112/mi²1,002,18723,200 km²
168Turks And Caicos Islands41/km²107/mi²39,231948 km²
169Lithuania41/km²107/mi²2,689,86265,300 km²
170Mozambique40/km²104/mi²32,163,047801,590 km²
171Palau40/km²103/mi²18,169459 km²
172Dr Congo39/km²102/mi²92,377,9932,344,858 km²
173Zimbabwe39/km²100/mi²15,092,171390,757 km²
174United States36/km²92/mi²332,915,0739,372,610 km²
175Faroe Islands35/km²91/mi²49,0491,393 km²
176Kyrgyzstan33/km²86/mi²6,628,356199,951 km²
177Venezuela31/km²81/mi²28,704,954916,445 km²
178Laos31/km²81/mi²7,379,358236,800 km²
179Eritrea31/km²79/mi²3,601,467117,600 km²
180Estonia29/km²76/mi²1,325,18545,227 km²
181Latvia29/km²75/mi²1,866,94264,559 km²
182Bahamas28/km²74/mi²396,91313,943 km²
183Angola27/km²70/mi²33,933,6101,246,700 km²
184Peru26/km²67/mi²33,359,4181,285,216 km²
185Vanuatu26/km²67/mi²314,46412,189 km²
186Somalia26/km²66/mi²16,359,504637,657 km²
187Chile25/km²66/mi²19,212,361756,102 km²
188Zambia25/km²65/mi²18,920,651752,612 km²
189Brazil25/km²65/mi²213,993,4378,515,767 km²
190Solomon Islands24/km²63/mi²703,99628,896 km²
191Saint Pierre And Miquelon24/km²62/mi²5,766242 km²
192Sudan24/km²62/mi²44,909,3531,886,068 km²
193Sweden23/km²58/mi²10,160,169450,295 km²
194Bhutan20/km²53/mi²779,89838,394 km²
195Niger20/km²51/mi²25,130,8171,267,000 km²
196Papua New Guinea20/km²51/mi²9,119,010462,840 km²
197Uruguay19/km²50/mi²3,485,151181,034 km²
198Algeria19/km²49/mi²44,616,6242,381,741 km²
199South Sudan18/km²48/mi²11,381,378619,745 km²
200New Zealand18/km²47/mi²4,860,643270,467 km²
201Paraguay18/km²46/mi²7,219,638406,752 km²
202Belize18/km²46/mi²404,91422,966 km²
203Norway17/km²44/mi²5,465,630323,802 km²
204Oman17/km²44/mi²5,223,375309,500 km²
205Mali17/km²44/mi²20,855,7351,240,192 km²
206Republic Of The Congo17/km²43/mi²5,657,013342,000 km²
207Saudi Arabia16/km²43/mi²35,340,6832,149,690 km²
208Argentina16/km²42/mi²45,605,8262,780,400 km²
209Finland16/km²42/mi²5,548,360338,424 km²
210New Caledonia16/km²40/mi²288,21818,575 km²
211Chad13/km²34/mi²16,914,9851,284,000 km²
212Turkmenistan13/km²32/mi²6,117,924488,100 km²
213Bolivia11/km²28/mi²11,832,9401,098,581 km²
214Russia9/km²22/mi²145,912,02517,098,242 km²
215Gabon9/km²22/mi²2,278,825267,668 km²
216Central African Republic8/km²20/mi²4,919,981622,984 km²
217Kazakhstan7/km²18/mi²18,994,9622,724,900 km²
218Niue6/km²16/mi²1,619260 km²
219Mauritania5/km²12/mi²4,775,1191,030,700 km²
220Botswana4/km²11/mi²2,397,241582,000 km²
221Libya4/km²10/mi²6,958,5321,759,540 km²
222Canada4/km²10/mi²38,067,9039,984,670 km²
223Guyana4/km²10/mi²790,326214,969 km²
224French Guiana4/km²10/mi²306,44883,534 km²
225Suriname4/km²9/mi²591,800163,820 km²
226Australia3/km²9/mi²25,788,2157,692,024 km²
227Iceland3/km²9/mi²343,353103,000 km²
228Namibia3/km²8/mi²2,587,344825,615 km²
229Western Sahara2/km²6/mi²611,875266,000 km²
230Mongolia2/km²6/mi²3,329,2891,564,110 km²
231Falkland Islands0/km²1/mi²3,53312,173 km²
232Greenland0/km²0/mi²56,8772,166,086 km²

Countries By Density 2021