Population density (people per sq. km of land area)

Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
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Country Population density (people per sq. km of land area) Rank Year

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Data published by
World Bank – World Development Indicators

Data publisher's source
Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank population estimates.


Last update by data publisher

Variable time span
1961 : 2020