Top 10 most densely populated countries in the world

The population density of a country is the number of inhabited people per square kilometer area of the country. This article lists the top 10 most densely populated countries in the world. Monaco tops the list with a population density of about 19,000 people per square kilometer.

Top 10 most densely populated countries in the world

The top 10 most densely populated countries in the world

  1. Monaco
  2. Singapore
  3. Bahrain
  4. Maldives
  5. Malta
  6. Bangladesh
  7. Vatican city
  8. Barbados
  9. Lebanon
  10. Mauritius

1. Monaco

Monaca is the most densely populated country in the World. It is a small sovereign city-state that shares a border with south-eastern France. The total area of Monaco is just 2 square kilometers. The country is home to approximately 40,000 people. The population density is around 19,000 people per sq km.

Most densely populated country in the world
Monaco

Continent- Europe
Population density- ~19,000 people per square kilometer

2. Singapore

Singapore has a population density of about 7,500 people per square kilometer. It is the second-most densely populated country in the world. Just like Monaco, Singapore is also a city-state with an area of 728.3 sq km. Singapore became a sovereign state on August 9, 1965, and now has one of the highest GDP per capita in the world.

Second most densely populated country in the world
Singapore

Continent- Asia
Population density- ~7,500 people per square kilometer

3. Bahrain

Coming at number three on this list, Bahrain is a small island nation in the Persian Gulf. It has a population density of about 2,250 people per square kilometer. Bahrain is one of the smallest nations in the world and has a total population of only 1.7 million.

Third most densely populated country in the world
Bahrain

Continent- Asia
Population density- ~2,250 people per square kilometer

4. Maldives

This tropical island paradise located in the Indian Ocean has a population density of about 1,800 people per sq km. It is the smallest country in Asia with a land area of only 298 sq km.

Maldives

Continent- Asia
Population density- 1,800 people per square kilometer

5. Vatican City

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with an area of just 0.49 sq km. It has a total population of around 800. With a tiny area and population of under 1000, Vatican city still makes the list of the top 10 most densely populated countries in the world. Vatican City has a population density of 1,650 people per sq km. Vatican City is an enclave within Rome, Italy, and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Vatican City

Continent- Europe
Population density- 1,650 people per square kilometer

6. Malta

Another island nation on the list, Malta is located south of Italy in the Mediterranean sea. With a population of approximately 0.5 million and an area of 316 sq km, Malta is the sixth most densely populated country in the World.

Malta

Continent- Europe
Population density- roughly 1,600 people per square kilometer

7. Bangladesh

Bangladesh is much larger than every other nation on this list. The country has a population density of around 1,100 people per sq km and a total population of 165 million. Bangladesh is famous for its Bengal Tigers, one of the largest Tiger species in the world.

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Continent- Asia
Population density- ~1,100 people per square kilometer

8. Barbados

Barbados is an island nation and has one of the smallest land areas in the world. Just like all Caribbean nations, Barbados is also a tourist magnet. The population density of Barbados is 668 people per sq km.

Barbados

Continent- North America
Population density- 668 people per square kilometer

9. Lebanon

Based on population projections, Lebanon is the ninth most densely populated country in the World. Located in Western Asia, Lebanon shares a land border with Syria and Israel.

Beirut, Lebanon

Continent- Asia
Population density- 667 people per square kilometer

10. Mauritius

Coming at number 10 on this list, Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It is a part of the African continent and is located east of Madagascar. The population density of Mauritius is 624 people per sq km.

Mauritius

Continent- Africa
Population density- 624 people per square kilometer


Most nations on this list are small with a tiny population. Population density for these nations can change by a large number very quickly. Expect this list to change. The website will try to update this post regularly.


*Population density of India is 450-500 people per square kilometer.

*Population density of China is around 150.

*Population density of USA is 36.


Disclaimer: The stats may change with time.

The population density values are either from the latest census or are projections/estimates.


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