Population density (people per km2) by country

This is a list of countries and dependencies ranked by population density, sorted by inhabitants per square kilometre or square mile. The list includes sovereign states and self-governing dependent territories based upon the ISO standard ISO 3166-1. The list also includes unrecognized but de facto independent countries. The figures in the table are based on areas including internal bodies of water such as bays, lakes, reservoirs and rivers. The list does not include entities not on ISO 3166-1, except for states with limited recognition. Thus constituent countries that are not included on ISO 3166-1, and other entities not on ISO 3166-1 like the European Union, are not included.

Unless otherwise noted, areas and populations are sourced from the United Nations World Population Prospects, which uses the latest censuses and official figures, as well as figures from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Data are current as of 2023.[a]

Countries and dependencies by population density

See also

Notes

  1. ^ See the Data Portal at the World Population Prospects site.[1] The area figures are listed in the Demographic Yearbook 2022.[2]
  2. ^ The De Agostini Atlas Calendar (in Italian) listed the area of Vatican City as 0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi) in its 1930 edition[5] but corrected it to 0.49 km2 (0.19 sq mi) in its 1945–46 edition.[6] The figure of 0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi) is still widely cited by many sources despite its inaccuracy. In 2018, there were 618 citizens regardless of residence, including 246 resident citizens.[7] In 2023, there were 764 residents regardless of citizenship.[7] The population density is calculated using the number of residents regardless of citizenship and the revised area of 0.49 km2 (0.19 sq mi).
  3. ^ While the Palestinian Authority is the recognized government for both the Gaza Strip and West Bank, the Gaza Strip has been de-facto independent since 2007.
    The West Bank has a population density of 564 per km2, and the Gaza Strip 5,935 per km2.[8]
  4. ^ Data are from official figures. [11][12]
  5. ^ Data are from the TRNC State Planning Organization.[13][14]
  6. ^ Includes Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Mainland Norway has a density of 17/km2.
  7. ^ Pitcairn's tourist site gives an undated figure of exactly 40 as of 2023,[23] while its official government site states the number is "around fifty".[24]

References

  1. ^ "World Population Prospects". population.un.org. Retrieved 14 Jul 2023.
  2. ^ "Demographic Yearbook – Table 3: Population by sex, rate of population increase, surface area and density" (PDF). United Nations Statistics Division. 2022. Retrieved 30 Nov 2023.
  3. ^ Area data are from 2020. "Key Facts About Monaco". Embassy of Monaco in Washington DC. 2020. Retrieved 28 Oct 2023.
  4. ^ "Gibraltar profile". BBC. 19 May 2023. Retrieved 28 Oct 2023.
  5. ^ Calendario atlante De Agostini (in Italian). Istituto geografico De Agostini.
  6. ^ Calendario atlante De Agostini (in Italian). Istituto geografico De Agostini.
  7. ^ a b "Population" (in Italian). Vatican City State. 26 Jun 2023. Retrieved 16 August 2023.
  8. ^ "Estimated Population in the Palestine Mid-Year by Governorate,1997-2026". Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 7 December 2022. Retrieved 7 December 2022.
  9. ^ "Nigeria". CIA. 2022. Retrieved 4 March 2023.
  10. ^ Data estimates are from 2018. "Moldova: Transnistria (Pridnestrovie)". City Population. 4 Sep 2019. Retrieved 14 Jul 2023.
  11. ^ "Population". Statistics Poland. Retrieved 2023-10-30.
  12. ^ "Population & density". Statistics Poland. Retrieved 2023-10-30.
  13. ^ Population figure is from 2022. "The population of the TRNC was calculated as 382 thousand 836". aa.com.tr. 10 Oct 2022. Retrieved 14 Jul 2023.
  14. ^ Area estimate is from 2020. "Northern Cyprus". City Population. 30 Nov 2020. Retrieved 14 Jul 2023.
  15. ^ Data are from 2020. "Akrotiri and Dhekelia". City Population. 8 Apr 2023. Retrieved 14 Jul 2023.
  16. ^ Data are from 2021. "Norfolk Island". City Population. 30 Oct 2022. Retrieved 14 Jul 2023.
  17. ^ Data are from 2021. "Cocos (Keeling) Islands". City Population. 30 Oct 2022. Retrieved 14 Jul 2023.
  18. ^ Data are from 2019. "Somalia". City Population. 3 May 2021. Retrieved 14 Jul 2023.
  19. ^ Data are from 2020. "Georgia: Abkhazia". City Population. 14 Jan 2021. Retrieved 14 Jul 2023.
  20. ^ Data are from 2020. "South Ossetia". City Population. 14 Jan 2021. Retrieved 14 Jul 2023.
  21. ^ "Paraguay has 6,109,644 inhabitants, according to the last Census". ABC Color (in Spanish). August 31, 2023.
  22. ^ Data are from 2021. "Australia: Christmas Island". City Population. 1 Nov 2022. Retrieved 14 Jul 2023.
  23. ^ "Visit Pitcairn". visitpitcairn.pn. Retrieved 14 Jul 2023.
  24. ^ "Pitcairn Islands". government.pn. Retrieved 30 Nov 2023.