List of countries by real population density based on food growing capacity

This is a list of countries ordered by physiological density. It adopts definitions of "country" on a case by case basis. The "United Kingdom" is considered as a single country while constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are regarded separately.

Ranking

RankCountryPopulation
(July 2005 est.)[1]
Land Area
(km²)[2]
% of arable land
(2005 est.)[3][4]
Arable Land
(km²)
Population Density
(pop per km²)
Real Population Density
(pop per km² of arable land)
- World6,447,437,283148,940,00013.31%19,823,914 43325
001 Singapore4,425,720682.71.47%106,483440,998
002 Hong Kong S.A.R. (PRC)6,898,6861,0425.05%536,621131,101
003 Djibouti476,70322,9800.04%92151,861
004 Bahrain688,3456652.82%191,03536,706
005 Kuwait2,335,64817,8200.84%15013115,603
006 Puerto Rico (US)3,911,8108,8703.69%32744111,952
007 Oman3,003,265212,4600.12%2551411,780
008 U.S. Virgin Islands (US)108,7083465.71%2031411,141
009 French Polynesia (France)270,7353,6600.75%27749,863
010 Maldives349,10630013.33%401,1648,730
011 Guam (US)168,564541.33.64%203118,555
012 Seychelles81,1884552.17%101788,223
013 Andorra70,5494682.13%101517,077
014 Western Sahara360,684266,0000.02%5316,780
015 United Arab Emirates4,086,60282,8800.77%638496,404
016 Bermuda (UK)65,36553.320.00%111,2266,132
017 The Bahamas301,79010,0700.58%58305,167
018 Aruba (Netherlands)96,97619310.53%205024,772
019 Kiribati103,1768112.74%221274,643
020 Qatar863,05111,4371.64%188754,601
021 Martinique (France)432,9001,0609.09%964084,493
022 Grenada89,5273445.88%202604,426
023 Cayman Islands (UK)44,3402623.85%101694,396
024 Saint Lucia166,3126066.45%392744,255
025 Iceland296,737100,2500.07%7034,229
026 Malta398,53431631.25%991,2614,036
027 New Caledonia (France)216,66218,5750.32%59123,645
028 Brunei361,1105,2702.08%11069 3,294
029 Solomon Islands538,13327,5400.62%171203,152
030 South Korea48,640,67198,19016.58%16,2804952,988
031 Marshall Islands59,096181.311.11%203262,934
032 Taiwan 22,701,07932,26024.00%7,7427042,932
033 Japan127,537,189374,74411.64%43,6203402,924
034 American Samoa (US)57,88119910.00%202912,909
035 San Marino28,88061.216.67%104722,831
036 Federated States of Micronesia108,0827025.71%401542,696
037 Egypt77,561,884995,4502.92%29,067782,668
038 Papua New Guinea5,554,512452,8600.49%2,219122,503
039 Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands)220,09596010%962292,293
040 Lebanon3,829,72210,45216.35%1,6733742,290
041 Sri Lanka20,504,26464,74013.96%9,0383172,269
042 Sao Tome and Principe187,6041,0018.33%831872,250
043 Guadeloupe (France)448,7131,70611.70%2002632,248
044 Réunion (France)776,9482,50713.94%3493102,223
045 Netherlands16,407,49133,88321.96%7,4414842,205
046 Israel6,742,91520,33015.45%3,1413322,147
047 Colombia43,100,0211,038,7002.01%20,878412,064
048 Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)20,5694302.33%10482,053
049 Bangladesh144,319,628133,91055.39%74,1731,0781,946
050  Switzerland7,489,37039,7709.913,9411881,900
051 Jordan5,759,73291,9713.32%3,053631,886
052 Costa Rica4,018,75650,6604.40%2,229791,803
053 Barbados278,87043137.21%1606471,739
054 French Guiana (France)195,50689,1500.13%11621,687
055 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines117,53438917.95%703021,683
056 Faroe Islands (Denmark)48,3071,3992.14%30351,614
057 Jamaica2,736,51310,83115.83%1,7152531,596
060 Philippines85,599,000[5]300,00019%57,0002851,502
061 Mauritania3,086,8591,030,4000.20%2,06131,498
062 Isle of Man (UK)75,0495729%511311,458
063 Dominica72,1257546.67%50961,434
064 Trinidad and Tobago1,075,0665,12814.62%7502101,434
065 Yemen20,745,098527,9702.91%15,364391,350
066 Malaysia23,966,096328,5505.46%17,939731,336
067 Northern Mariana Islands (US)80,36247713.04%621681,292
068 Vietnam83,535,576325,36020.14%65,5282571,275
069   Nepal27,676,547143,35016.07%21,9842021,259
070 Mauritius1,242,8212,03049.02%9956121,249
071 Belgium10,364,38830,27827.42%8,3023421,248
072 Slovenia2,011,07020,1518.53%1,7191001,170
073 Indonesia228,895,7461,826,44011.03%201,4561251,136
074 United Kingdom60,441,457241,59023.23%56,1212501,077
075 Haiti8,298,16327,56028.11%7,7473011,071
076 El Salvador6,711,67620,72031.37%6,5003241,033
077 Sierra Leone5,874,48171,6207.95%5,694821,032
078 Vanuatu206,09012,2001.64%200171,030
079 Tanzania37,770,570886,0374.23%37,479431,008
080 Venezuela25,269,177882,0502.85%25,138291,005
081 China1,306,313,8129,326,41014.86%1,385,905140943
082 Democratic Republic of the Congo60,473,5102,267,6002.86%64,85327932
083 Cape Verde418,8374,03311.41%460104910
084 Liberia2,902,17996,3203.43%3,30430878
085 Comoros671,6382,17035.87%778310863
086 Guinea9,452,670245,8574.47%10,99038860
087 Burundi7,795,42625,65035.57%9,124304854
088 Antigua and Barbuda68,722442.618.18%80155854
089 Somalia8,752,449627,3371.64%10,28814851
090 Guatemala12,182,548108,43013.22%14,334112850
091 North Korea22,912,177120,41022.40%26,972190849
092 East Timor1,041,80615,0078.20%1,23169847
093 Ecuador13,363,593276,8405.71%15,80817845
094 Liechtenstein33,71716025%40211843
095 Dominican Republic9,088,09448,38022.49%10,881188835
096 Pakistan158,781,792778,72024.44%190,319204834
097 Rwanda9,378,22624,94845.56%11,366376825
098 Wallis and Futuna (France)16,0252747.14%2058819
099 Chile15,995,043748,8002.62%19,61921815
100 Saudi Arabia26,417,5991,960,5821.67%32,74213807
101 Eritrea4,669,638121,3204.78%5,79938787
102 Suriname460,495161,4700.36%5813792
103 Tonga112,44571820%144157783
104 Cyprus780,1339,24010.81%99984781
105 Saint Kitts and Nevis38,95826119.44%51149768
106 Kenya34,911,779569,2508.01%45,59761766
107 Peru28,051,1051,280,0002.88%36,86422761
108 Luxembourg468,5712,58623.94%619181757
109 India1,093,563,4262,973,19048.83%1,451,809368753
110 Italy58,103,033294,02026.41%77,651198748
111 British Virgin Islands (UK)22,64315320.00%31148740
112 Tajikistan6,814,791142,7006.52%9,30448732
113 Republic of the Congo3,602,269341,5001.45%4,95211727
114 Germany82,431,390349,22333.13%115,698236712
115 Honduras7,167,902111,8909.53%10,66364672
116 Laos6,217,141230,8004.01%9,25527672
117 Malawi12,974,92494,08020.68%19,456138667
118 Portugal10,566,21291,95117.29%15,898115665
119 Uganda28,199,390199,71021.57%43,077141655
120 Ethiopia73,053,2861,119,68310.01%112,08065652
121 Albania3,563,11227,39820.10%5,507130647
122 Swaziland1,138,22717,20310.25%1,76366646
123 Lesotho2,118,09130,35510.87%3,30070642
124 Madagascar18,312,163581,5405.03%29,25131626
125 Armenia2,982,90428,40016.78%4,766105626
126 Guinea-Bissau1,414,15928,0008.31%2,32751608
127 Bhutan654,89747,0002.30%1,08114606
128 Uzbekistan26,851,195425,40010.51%44,71063601
129 Austria8,184,69182,44416.59%13,67799598
130 Georgia4,677,40169,70011.51%8,02267583
131 The Gambia1,595,08610,00027.88%2,788160572
132 Panama3,140,23275,9907.26%5,51741569
133 Norway4,593,041307,8602.70%8,31215553
134 Ghana22,025,680230,94017.54%40,50795544
135 Cook Islands [6]21,38824016.67%4089535
136 Côte d'Ivoire17,298,040318,00010.23%32,53154532
137 Palau20,3034588.70%4044510
138 Senegal11,860,429192,00012.51%24,01962494
139 Myanmar46,595,675657,74014.92%98,13571475
140 Mozambique20,154,010784,0905.43%42,57626473
141 Botswana1,759,832585,3700.65%3,8053463
142 Iraq26,074,906432,16213.12%56,70060460
143 Montserrat (UK)9,34110220%2092458
144 Thailand64,185,502511,77027.54%140,941125455
145 Azerbaijan8,015,56786,10020.62%17,75493451
146 Gabon1,395,690257,6671.21%3,1185448
147 Fiji893,58618,27010.95%2,00149447
148 Bosnia and Herzegovina4,430,49451,12919.61%10,02687442
149 Equatorial Guinea567,23228,0514.63%1,29920437
150 Mexico106,202,9031,923,04012.66%243,45755436
151 Algeria32,560,7352,381,7403.17%75,50114431
152 Nigeria128,765,768910,76833.02%300,736141428
153 Kyrgyzstan5,146,281191,3006.55%12,53027411
154 Iran64,737,2261,636,0009.78%160,00140405
155 Belize281,28922,8063.05%69612404
156 Syria18,448,752184,05024.80%45,644100404
157 Greece10,668,354130,80020.45%26,74982399
158 Morocco32,793,012446,30019%84,79773387
159 Zimbabwe12,160,782386,6708.24%31,86231382
160 Afghanistan29,928,987647,50012.13%78,54246381
161 Slovakia5,431,36348,80029.23%14,264111381
162 Tunisia10,079,380155,36017.05%26,48965381
163 Cambodia13,526,825176,52020.44%36,08177375
164 Macedonia2,045,26224,85622.01%5,47182374
165 Cuba11,326,153110,86027.63%30,631102370
166 Sweden9,001,774410,9345.93%24,36822369
167 Angola11,706,9541,246,7002.65%33,0389354
168 Ireland4,015,67668,89016.82%11,58758347
169 Czech Republic10,241,13877,27638.82%29,999133341
170 Samoa208,9372,93421.13%62071337
171 France (Metropolitan)60,656,178545,63033.46%182,568111332
172 Serbia and Montenegro10,828,899102,13633.18%33,889106320
173 Libya5,765,5631,759,5401.03%18,1233318
174 Brazil186,112,7948,456,5106.93%586,03622318
175 Poland38,557,984304,46540.25%122,547127315
176 Croatia4,495,90456,41425.82%14,56680309
177 Nicaragua5,469,181120,25414.81%17,81045307
178 Turkey69,660,559770,76029.81%229,76490303
179 South Africa44,344,1361,219,91212.10%147,60936300
180 Spain40,341,462499,54227.18%135,77681297
181 Benin7,649,360110,62023.53%26,02969294
182 Bolivia8,857,8701,084,3902.78%30,1468294
183 Cameroon17,261,467469,44012.54%58,86837293
184 Burkina Faso13,903,886273,80017.66%48,35351288
185 New Zealand4,035,461268,0215.54%14,84815272
186 Chad9,400,6581,259,2002.80%35,2587267
187 Finland5,223,442304,4736.54%19,91317262
188 Estonia1,332,89345,33912.05%5,20731256
189 Uruguay3,424,889173,6207.77%13,49020254
190 Namibia2,028,356825,4180.99%8,1722248
191 Mali11,379,3861,220,0003.76%45,8729248
192 Romania22,329,977230,34039.49%90,96197245
193 Denmark5,432,33542,39452.59%22,295128244
194 Mongolia2,865,9941,564,1160.76%11,8872241
195 Moldova4,340,17733,37154.52%18,194130239
196 Sudan37,762,8422,376,0006.78%161,09316234
197 Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (France)7,01224212.50%3029232
198 Bulgaria7,450,349110,55029.94%33,09967225
199 Togo5,399,99154,38544.20%24,03899225
200 Turkmenistan4,932,743488,1004.51%22,01310224
201 Central African Republic4,237,703622,9843.10%19,3137219
202 Hungary10,006,83592,34049.58%45,782108219
203 Zambia11,115,381740,7246.99%51,77715215
204 Paraguay6,351,059397,3007.47%29,67816214
205 United States295,734,1349,161,92318.01%1,650,06232179
206 Belarus9,809,130207,60026.77%55,57547177
207 Guyana765,283196,8502.23%4,3904174
208 Ukraine46,959,420603,70053.80%324,79178145
209 Argentina39,537,9432,736,69010.03%274,49014144
210 Saint Helena (UK)7,47941312.90%5318140
211 Latvia2,290,23764,58928.19%17,92636128
212 Lithuania2,956,61765,30044.81%29,21645101
213 Russia142,775,57816,995,8007.17%1,218,5998117
214 Niger12,162,8561,266,70011.43%144,7841084
215 Canada32,386,3789,093,5074.57%415,573478
216 Niue [6]2,16626011.54%30872
217 Kazakhstan15,185,8442,669,8008.28%221,059669
218 Australia20,090,4377,617,9306.15%468,503343
219 Monaco32,4091.950%016,620-
220 Macau S.A.R. (PRC)449,19828.20%015,929-
221 Gibraltar (UK)27,8846.50%04,290-
222  Vatican City9210.440%02,093-
223 Jersey (UK)90,8121160%0783-
224 Nauru13,048210%0621-
225 Tuvalu11,634260%0447-
226 Tokelau (New Zealand)1,405100%0141-
227 Anguilla (UK)13,1161020%0129-
228 Norfolk Island (Australia)1,82834.60%03-
229 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia)628140%03-
230 Christmas Island (Australia)3611350%03-
231 Falkland Islands (UK)2,96712,1730%00.2-
232 Svalbard (Norway)2,70162,0490%00.04-
233 Greenland (Denmark)56,3752,166,0860%00.03-

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