Countries by Density 2020

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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 2020

Rank Country Density (km²) Density (mi²) Population 2020 Area
1Macau21,645/km²56,059/mi²649,33530 km²
2Monaco19,621/km²50,818/mi²39,2422 km²
3Singapore8,240/km²21,341/mi²5,850,342710 km²
4Hong Kong6,791/km²17,588/mi²7,496,9811,104 km²
5Gibraltar5,615/km²14,543/mi²33,6916 km²
6Bahrain2,224/km²5,761/mi²1,701,575765 km²
7Maldives1,802/km²4,667/mi²540,544300 km²
8Malta1,397/km²3,619/mi²441,543316 km²
9Sint Maarten1,261/km²3,266/mi²42,87634 km²
10Bermuda1,153/km²2,987/mi²62,27854 km²
11Bangladesh1,116/km²2,890/mi²164,689,383147,570 km²
12Palestine820/km²2,124/mi²5,101,4146,220 km²
13Vatican City801/km²2,075/mi²8011 km²
14Saint Martin730/km²1,890/mi²38,66653 km²
15Mayotte729/km²1,889/mi²272,815374 km²
16Barbados668/km²1,731/mi²287,375430 km²
17Taiwan658/km²1,704/mi²23,816,77536,193 km²
18Lebanon653/km²1,691/mi²6,825,44510,452 km²
19Mauritius623/km²1,615/mi²1,271,7682,040 km²
20Aruba593/km²1,536/mi²106,766180 km²
21San Marino556/km²1,441/mi²33,93161 km²
22Nauru515/km²1,335/mi²10,82421 km²
23South Korea512/km²1,325/mi²51,269,185100,210 km²
24Rwanda492/km²1,274/mi²12,952,21826,338 km²
25Saint Barthelemy470/km²1,218/mi²9,87721 km²
26Comoros467/km²1,210/mi²869,6011,862 km²
27Tuvalu454/km²1,175/mi²11,79226 km²
28Burundi427/km²1,106/mi²11,890,78427,834 km²
29India420/km²1,087/mi²1,380,004,3853,287,590 km²
30Israel417/km²1,079/mi²8,655,53520,770 km²
31Haiti411/km²1,064/mi²11,402,52827,750 km²
32Netherlands409/km²1,060/mi²17,134,87241,850 km²
33Belgium380/km²983/mi²11,589,62330,528 km²
34Curacao370/km²957/mi²164,093444 km²
35Reunion357/km²923/mi²895,3122,511 km²
36Japan335/km²867/mi²126,476,461377,930 km²
37Martinique333/km²862/mi²375,2651,128 km²
38Grenada327/km²847/mi²112,523344 km²
39Marshall Islands327/km²847/mi²59,190181 km²
40Sri Lanka326/km²845/mi²21,413,24965,610 km²
41Puerto Rico323/km²835/mi²2,860,8538,870 km²
42Philippines320/km²829/mi²109,581,078342,353 km²
43El Salvador308/km²798/mi²6,486,20521,041 km²
44Guam307/km²796/mi²168,775549 km²
45United States Virgin Islands301/km²779/mi²104,425347 km²
46Saint Lucia298/km²772/mi²183,627616 km²
47Vietnam294/km²761/mi²97,338,579331,212 km²
48Saint Vincent And The Grenadines285/km²739/mi²110,940389 km²
49United Kingdom279/km²724/mi²67,886,011242,900 km²
50American Samoa277/km²718/mi²55,191199 km²
51Trinidad And Tobago273/km²707/mi²1,399,4885,130 km²
52Jamaica269/km²698/mi²2,961,16710,991 km²
53Pakistan250/km²649/mi²220,892,340881,912 km²
54Cayman Islands249/km²645/mi²65,722264 km²
55Qatar249/km²644/mi²2,881,05311,586 km²
56Guadeloupe246/km²637/mi²400,1241,628 km²
57Luxembourg242/km²627/mi²625,9782,586 km²
58Kuwait240/km²621/mi²4,270,57117,818 km²
59Liechtenstein238/km²617/mi²38,128160 km²
60Germany235/km²608/mi²83,783,942357,114 km²
61Sao Tome And Principe227/km²589/mi²219,159964 km²
62Gambia226/km²586/mi²2,416,66810,689 km²
63Nigeria223/km²578/mi²206,139,589923,768 km²
64Dominican Republic223/km²577/mi²10,847,91048,671 km²
65Antigua And Barbuda222/km²574/mi²97,929442 km²
66Seychelles218/km²564/mi²98,347452 km²
67North Korea214/km²554/mi²25,778,816120,538 km²
68Switzerland210/km²543/mi²8,654,62241,284 km²
69Saint Kitts And Nevis204/km²528/mi²53,199261 km²
70Italy201/km²520/mi²60,461,826301,336 km²
71British Virgin Islands200/km²519/mi²30,231151 km²
72Nepal198/km²513/mi²29,136,808147,181 km²
73Uganda189/km²490/mi²45,741,007241,550 km²
74Andorra165/km²428/mi²77,265468 km²
75Anguilla165/km²427/mi²15,00391 km²
76Guatemala165/km²426/mi²17,915,568108,889 km²
77Micronesia164/km²424/mi²115,023702 km²
78Malawi161/km²418/mi²19,129,952118,484 km²
79Isle Of Man149/km²385/mi²85,033572 km²
80China148/km²384/mi²1,439,323,7769,706,961 km²
81Kiribati147/km²381/mi²119,449811 km²
82Togo146/km²378/mi²8,278,72456,785 km²
83Indonesia144/km²372/mi²273,523,6151,904,569 km²
84Tonga141/km²366/mi²105,695747 km²
85Cape Verde138/km²357/mi²555,9874,033 km²
86Thailand136/km²352/mi²69,799,978513,120 km²
87Czech Republic136/km²352/mi²10,708,98178,865 km²
88Denmark134/km²348/mi²5,792,20243,094 km²
89Cyprus131/km²338/mi²1,207,3599,251 km²
90Ghana130/km²337/mi²31,072,940238,533 km²
91Northern Mariana Islands124/km²321/mi²57,559464 km²
92Poland121/km²313/mi²37,846,611312,679 km²
93Moldova119/km²309/mi²4,033,96333,846 km²
94France118/km²306/mi²65,273,511551,695 km²
95United Arab Emirates118/km²306/mi²9,890,40283,600 km²
96Azerbaijan117/km²303/mi²10,139,17786,600 km²
97Jordan114/km²296/mi²10,203,13489,342 km²
98Tokelau113/km²293/mi²1,35712 km²
99Slovakia111/km²288/mi²5,459,64249,037 km²
100Sierra Leone111/km²288/mi²7,976,98371,740 km²
101Portugal111/km²287/mi²10,196,70992,090 km²
102Benin108/km²279/mi²12,123,200112,622 km²
103Turkey108/km²279/mi²84,339,067783,562 km²
104Austria107/km²278/mi²9,006,39883,871 km²
105Ethiopia104/km²270/mi²114,963,5881,104,300 km²
106Hungary104/km²269/mi²9,660,35193,028 km²
107Cuba103/km²267/mi²11,326,616109,884 km²
108Slovenia103/km²266/mi²2,078,93820,273 km²
109Egypt102/km²264/mi²102,334,4041,002,450 km²
110Albania100/km²259/mi²2,877,79728,748 km²
111Costa Rica100/km²258/mi²5,094,11851,100 km²
112Armenia100/km²258/mi²2,963,24329,743 km²
113Serbia99/km²256/mi²8,737,37188,361 km²
114Malaysia98/km²253/mi²32,365,999330,803 km²
115Dominica96/km²248/mi²71,986751 km²
116Syria95/km²245/mi²17,500,658185,180 km²
117Kenya93/km²240/mi²53,771,296580,367 km²
118Spain92/km²239/mi²46,754,778505,992 km²
119Cambodia92/km²239/mi²16,718,965181,035 km²
120Iraq92/km²238/mi²40,222,493438,317 km²
121Timor Leste89/km²230/mi²1,318,44514,874 km²
122Honduras88/km²228/mi²9,904,607112,492 km²
123Senegal85/km²220/mi²16,743,927196,722 km²
124Morocco83/km²214/mi²36,910,560446,550 km²
125Ivory Coast82/km²212/mi²26,378,274322,463 km²
126Macedonia81/km²210/mi²2,083,37425,713 km²
127Romania81/km²209/mi²19,237,691238,391 km²
128Myanmar80/km²208/mi²54,409,800676,578 km²
129Wallis And Futuna79/km²205/mi²11,239142 km²
130Greece79/km²205/mi²10,423,054131,990 km²
131Burkina Faso77/km²198/mi²20,903,273272,967 km²
132Brunei76/km²197/mi²437,4795,765 km²
133Uzbekistan75/km²194/mi²33,469,203447,400 km²
134Cook Islands74/km²193/mi²17,564236 km²
135Croatia73/km²188/mi²4,105,26756,594 km²
136Ukraine72/km²188/mi²43,733,762603,500 km²
137Tunisia72/km²187/mi²11,818,619163,610 km²
138Lesotho71/km²183/mi²2,142,24930,355 km²
139Ireland70/km²182/mi²4,937,78670,273 km²
140Samoa70/km²181/mi²198,4142,842 km²
141French Polynesia67/km²175/mi²280,9084,167 km²
142Swaziland67/km²173/mi²1,160,16417,364 km²
143Tajikistan67/km²173/mi²9,537,645143,100 km²
144Mexico66/km²170/mi²128,932,7531,964,375 km²
145Bosnia And Herzegovina64/km²166/mi²3,280,81951,209 km²
146Ecuador64/km²165/mi²17,643,054276,841 km²
147Tanzania63/km²164/mi²59,734,218945,087 km²
148Bulgaria63/km²162/mi²6,948,445110,879 km²
149Afghanistan60/km²155/mi²38,928,346652,230 km²
150Georgia57/km²148/mi²3,989,16769,700 km²
151Panama57/km²148/mi²4,314,76775,417 km²
152Yemen56/km²146/mi²29,825,964527,968 km²
153Cameroon56/km²145/mi²26,545,863475,442 km²
154Guinea Bissau54/km²141/mi²1,968,00136,125 km²
155Guinea53/km²138/mi²13,132,795245,857 km²
156Iran51/km²132/mi²83,992,9491,648,195 km²
157Nicaragua51/km²132/mi²6,624,554130,373 km²
158Equatorial Guinea50/km²130/mi²1,402,98528,051 km²
159Fiji49/km²127/mi²896,44518,272 km²
160Montserrat49/km²127/mi²4,992102 km²
161South Africa49/km²126/mi²59,308,6901,221,037 km²
162Madagascar47/km²122/mi²27,691,018587,041 km²
163Belarus46/km²118/mi²9,449,323207,600 km²
164Montenegro45/km²118/mi²628,06613,812 km²
165Liberia45/km²118/mi²5,057,681111,369 km²
166Colombia45/km²115/mi²50,882,8911,141,748 km²
167Djibouti43/km²110/mi²988,00023,200 km²
168Lithuania42/km²108/mi²2,722,28965,300 km²
169Turks And Caicos Islands41/km²106/mi²38,717948 km²
170Palau39/km²102/mi²18,094459 km²
171Mozambique39/km²101/mi²31,255,435801,590 km²
172Dr Congo38/km²99/mi²89,561,4032,344,858 km²
173Zimbabwe38/km²99/mi²14,862,924390,757 km²
174United States35/km²91/mi²331,002,6519,372,610 km²
175Faroe Islands35/km²91/mi²48,8631,393 km²
176Kyrgyzstan33/km²85/mi²6,524,195199,951 km²
177Venezuela31/km²80/mi²28,435,940916,445 km²
178Laos31/km²80/mi²7,275,560236,800 km²
179Eritrea30/km²78/mi²3,546,421117,600 km²
180Estonia29/km²76/mi²1,326,53545,227 km²
181Latvia29/km²76/mi²1,886,19864,559 km²
182Bahamas28/km²73/mi²393,24413,943 km²
183Angola26/km²68/mi²32,866,2721,246,700 km²
184Peru26/km²66/mi²32,971,8541,285,216 km²
185Chile25/km²65/mi²19,116,201756,102 km²
186Vanuatu25/km²65/mi²307,14512,189 km²
187Brazil25/km²65/mi²212,559,4178,515,767 km²
188Somalia25/km²65/mi²15,893,222637,657 km²
189Zambia24/km²63/mi²18,383,955752,612 km²
190Saint Pierre And Miquelon24/km²62/mi²5,794242 km²
191Solomon Islands24/km²62/mi²686,88428,896 km²
192Sudan23/km²60/mi²43,849,2601,886,068 km²
193Sweden22/km²58/mi²10,099,265450,295 km²
194Bhutan20/km²52/mi²771,60838,394 km²
195Papua New Guinea19/km²50/mi²8,947,024462,840 km²
196Uruguay19/km²50/mi²3,473,730181,034 km²
197Niger19/km²49/mi²24,206,6441,267,000 km²
198Algeria18/km²48/mi²43,851,0442,381,741 km²
199South Sudan18/km²47/mi²11,193,725619,745 km²
200New Zealand18/km²46/mi²4,822,233270,467 km²
201Paraguay18/km²45/mi²7,132,538406,752 km²
202Belize17/km²45/mi²397,62822,966 km²
203Norway17/km²43/mi²5,421,241323,802 km²
204Oman16/km²43/mi²5,106,626309,500 km²
205Finland16/km²42/mi²5,540,720338,424 km²
206Mali16/km²42/mi²20,250,8331,240,192 km²
207Argentina16/km²42/mi²45,195,7742,780,400 km²
208Saudi Arabia16/km²42/mi²34,813,8712,149,690 km²
209Republic Of The Congo16/km²42/mi²5,518,087342,000 km²
210New Caledonia15/km²40/mi²285,49818,575 km²
211Chad13/km²33/mi²16,425,8641,284,000 km²
212Turkmenistan12/km²32/mi²6,031,200488,100 km²
213Bolivia11/km²28/mi²11,673,0211,098,581 km²
214Russia9/km²22/mi²145,934,46217,098,242 km²
215Gabon8/km²22/mi²2,225,734267,668 km²
216Central African Republic8/km²20/mi²4,829,767622,984 km²
217Kazakhstan7/km²18/mi²18,776,7072,724,900 km²
218Niue6/km²16/mi²1,626260 km²
219Mauritania5/km²12/mi²4,649,6581,030,700 km²
220Botswana4/km²10/mi²2,351,627582,000 km²
221Libya4/km²10/mi²6,871,2921,759,540 km²
222Canada4/km²10/mi²37,742,1549,984,670 km²
223Guyana4/km²9/mi²786,552214,969 km²
224Suriname4/km²9/mi²586,632163,820 km²
225French Guiana4/km²9/mi²298,68283,534 km²
226Australia3/km²9/mi²25,499,8847,692,024 km²
227Iceland3/km²9/mi²341,243103,000 km²
228Namibia3/km²8/mi²2,540,905825,615 km²
229Western Sahara2/km²6/mi²597,339266,000 km²
230Mongolia2/km²5/mi²3,278,2901,564,110 km²
231Falkland Islands0/km²1/mi²3,48012,173 km²
232Greenland0/km²0/mi²56,7702,166,086 km²