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Highest population density by country 2019

Monaco led the ranking for countries with the highest population density in 2019, with 26,150.3 residents per square kilometer. The world’s smallest country, the Holy See, came in 7th with 1,815.9 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 58.7 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.

Countries with the highest population density worldwide in 2019

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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

Not all shown areas are independent countries. State affiliations are noted. Figures are rounded for a better understanding of the statistic.

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