Highest population density - top 50 countries 2015

The top fifty countries with the highest population density worldwide in 2015 (in inhabitants per square km)

Highest population density - top 50 countries 2015 Monaco led the ranking for countries with the highest population density in 2015, with 25,709.4 residents per square kilometer. The world’s smallest country, the Holy See, came in 6th with 1,825 people per square kilometer.
The world’s second smallest country

Monaco is the world’s second smallest country, with an area of about two square kilometers, and its population only numbers in the thousands. It is a constitutional monarchy located on the Mediterranean Sea, and while Monaco is not part of the European Union, it does participate in some EU policies. The country is perhaps most famous for the Monte Carlo casino and for hosting the Monaco Grand Prix, the most prestigious Formula One race in the world.

The global population

Globally, the population density per square kilometer stands at about 56.8 inhabitants, and Asia is the most densely populated region in the world. The global population is increasing rapidly, so population density is only expected to increase as well. In 1950, for example, the global population stood at about 2.54 billion people, and is expected to be about 7.8 billion in 2020.
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The top fifty countries with the highest population density worldwide in 2015 (in inhabitants per square km)

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Population density in inhabitants per square km
Monaco 25,709.4
China, Macao SAR 20,098.4
Singapore 7,907.5
China, Hong Kong SAR 6,900.7
Gibraltar3,422.8
Holy See 1,825
Bahrain 1,805.1
Maldives 1,394.7
Malta 1,336.3
Bermuda 1,240.1
Bangladesh 1,238.4
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,139.7
Channel Islands 861.9
State of Palestine 774.6
Barbados 661
Mayotte 640.1
Mauritius 620.4
Aruba 579.7
Lebanon 572
Nauru 563
San Marino 549.3
Republic of Korea 520.4
Netherlands 502.3
Rwanda 471.4
India 440.3
Comoros 417.7
Puerto Rico414.2
Burundi 397.2
Haiti 388.6
Belgium 372.8
Israel 372.7
Tuvalu 366.7
Martinique 364
Curaçao 355.9
Japan 351
Réunion 345.3
Philippines 341.1
Sri Lanka 330.3
Grenada 314.2
El Salvador 304.7
Viet Nam 301.8
United States Virgin Islands 299.9
Guam 299.6
Marshall Islands 294.4
Saint Lucia 290.5
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines280.7
American Samoa 277.7
United Kingdom 270.3
Guadeloupe 266.5
Jamaica265.2
Population density in inhabitants per square km
Monaco 25,709.4
China, Macao SAR 20,098.4
Singapore 7,907.5
China, Hong Kong SAR 6,900.7
Gibraltar3,422.8
Holy See 1,825
Bahrain 1,805.1
Maldives 1,394.7
Malta 1,336.3
Bermuda 1,240.1
Bangladesh 1,238.4
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,139.7
Channel Islands 861.9
State of Palestine 774.6
Barbados 661
Mayotte 640.1
Mauritius 620.4
Aruba 579.7
Lebanon 572
Nauru 563
San Marino 549.3
Republic of Korea 520.4
Netherlands 502.3
Rwanda 471.4
India 440.3
Comoros 417.7
Puerto Rico414.2
Burundi 397.2
Haiti 388.6
Belgium 372.8
Israel 372.7
Tuvalu 366.7
Martinique 364
Curaçao 355.9
Japan 351
Réunion 345.3
Philippines 341.1
Sri Lanka 330.3
Grenada 314.2
El Salvador 304.7
Viet Nam 301.8
United States Virgin Islands 299.9
Guam 299.6
Marshall Islands 294.4
Saint Lucia 290.5
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines280.7
American Samoa 277.7
United Kingdom 270.3
Guadeloupe 266.5
Jamaica265.2
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Monaco led the ranking for countries with the highest population density in 2015, with 25,709.4 residents per square kilometer. The world’s smallest country, the Holy See, came in 6th with 1,825 people per square kilometer.
The world’s second smallest country

Monaco is the world’s second smallest country, with an area of about two square kilometers, and its population only numbers in the thousands. It is a constitutional monarchy located on the Mediterranean Sea, and while Monaco is not part of the European Union, it does participate in some EU policies. The country is perhaps most famous for the Monte Carlo casino and for hosting the Monaco Grand Prix, the most prestigious Formula One race in the world.

The global population

Globally, the population density per square kilometer stands at about 56.8 inhabitants, and Asia is the most densely populated region in the world. The global population is increasing rapidly, so population density is only expected to increase as well. In 1950, for example, the global population stood at about 2.54 billion people, and is expected to be about 7.8 billion in 2020.
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