List of countries by population density
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> This is a list of countries and dependencies ranked by human population density and measured by the number of human inhabitants per square kilometre or square mile. Methodology The list includes sovereign states and self-governing dependent territories based upon the ISO standard ISO 3166-1. The list also includes but does not rank unrecognized but de facto independent countries. The figures in the following table are based on areas including inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Figures used in this article are mainly based on the latest censuses and official estimates (or projections). Where there is not such updated national data available, figures are based on the 2015 estimates provided by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Main table The names of dependent territories as well as recognized states with no or limited control over their territory are shown in italics. Area figures given here are taken from various (usually unspecified) sources. The European Union is a sui generis supranational union possessing "country-like" characteristics. The entity is composed of 28 member countries. Its population density has been estimated at 116 people per km2, and it would be ranked 95th if it were included in the list. (population: 506,913,394 on January 1, 2014, area: 4,324,782 km2). See also: List of regional organizations by population. The most densely populated sovereign nation is Monaco, with a population density of 18,713 people/km2. Area includes land and water. Density among the most populous This list consists of the one hundred most populous countries. (see also List of countries by population). See also Excel Tables - United Nations World Population Prospects, the 2012 Revision List of countries by real population density (based on food growing capacity) By region: Population density of Asian countries List of African countries by population density List of North American countries by population density List of South American countries by population density List of the European Union members by density Area and population of European countries Population density of countries in Oceania Cities: List of cities by population density List of the most densely populated administrative units in the world Other List of population concern organizations Notes ) ) ) )
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List of countries and territories by population density