Which Country Has the Highest Population Density?

Population Density (km per capita), 2015
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 177 countries in 2015, Monaco ranked the highest in population density with 18,779 km per capita followed by Macao and Singapore. On the other end of the scale was Mongolia with 1.80 km per capita, Namibia with 2.75 km per capita and Australia with 2.96 km per capita.

Average population density reached 54.3 km per capita in 2015 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.14 % more than in the previous year and 7.89 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average population density reached an all time high of 54.9 km per capita in 2013 and an all time low of 23.7 km per capita in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.55 % since 1961.

Data for more countries are available at Population Density indicator page.

Population Density Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Bahrain km per capita 1,568 1,647 1,701 1,734 1,753
Bangladesh km per capita 1,149 1,161 1,174 1,188 1,203
Hong Kong km per capita 6,641 6,690 6,735 6,814 6,845
India km per capita 400 405 411 416 421
Lebanon km per capita 415 424 428 433 437
Macao km per capita 17,682 18,001 18,270 18,622 18,942
Maldives km per capita 1,066 1,086 1,107 1,128 1,150
Malta km per capita 1,289 1,295 1,301 1,311 1,323
Mauritius km per capita 614 616 617 619 620
Monaco km per capita 18,157 18,423 18,631 18,790 18,916
Netherlands km per capita 490 493 495 497 498
Palestine km per capita 615 633 652 672 693
Rwanda km per capita 427 439 452 464 477
Singapore km per capita 7,125 7,252 7,405 7,589 7,713
South Korea km per capita 507 508 512 514 516