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Countries with the Highest GDP per Square Kilometer

Name the countries that generate the most economic output per square kilometer of surface area.
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Last updated: December 11, 2016
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$ / sq km
3,361 mil
656 mil
84.5 mil
39.6 mil
32.4 mil
San Marino
30.4 mil
27.7 mil
$ / sq km
22.5 mil
20.0 mil
19.6 mil
17.5 mil
South Korea
17.2 mil
16.3 mil
15.6 mil
$ / sq km
14.3 mil
12.5 mil
12.2 mil
12.1 mil
11.1 mil
United Kingdom
10.8 mil
10.8 mil
level 68
Dec 12, 2016
Interesting quiz idea. Those are some amazing statistics even for the countries at the bottom of this scale in my opinion. Monaco's is just mind blowing. 3.3 billion dollars per square km?!
level 81
Dec 12, 2016
Yeah, that's actually a really interesting case--since Monaco's total area is about 7/9 of a square mile, their GDP/SqMi is actually more than their GDP.
level 83
Dec 12, 2016
No Vatican City?
level 65
Dec 12, 2016
There is no data available for the Vatican.
level 67
Apr 19, 2017
I don't think the Vatican produces anything, they rely on incoming income.
level 71
Dec 13, 2016
I've been to Malta and every square inch seems accounted for but I had no idea they were so productive. Tourism maybe?
level 63
Jan 18, 2017
Malta is a hub for financial services and gaming. And of course, tourism plays a major role!
level 80
Dec 14, 2016
Missed the islands because started guessing those only as time was running out and didn't have a clue in which order to guess. Nice one.
level 77
Nov 19, 2018
level 59
Apr 19, 2017
Would never have guessed Maldives.
level 62
Apr 19, 2017
I am stunned that Brunei isn't on here. Small country, and I thought the Sultan's wealth alone would be enough to have them make the quiz.
level 60
Apr 19, 2017
I guessed Brunei too, I wonder if it is because the wealth is focused in one household and the rest of the people are dirt poor? Amazed to see Malta made the list, just started guessing small industrialized countries. Very good quiz, makes you really think. I hope there are more.
level 58
Apr 19, 2017
Most probably that wealth doesn't generate any GDP. Having a lot of capital and using that capital productively aren't the same thing.
level 70
Mar 27, 2018
Brunei has the 5th highest per capita GDP in the world, so that's certainly not the problem. The issue is that it is too sparsely populated - only ranked 142 in the world for population density. The populace is extremely wealthy, but relatively spread out (compared to the rest of this list).
level 71
Jun 19, 2018
interesting to see uk on the list, but actually most of the wealth generated is in the south-east and london. Those two combined would be $61M/km^2 (using GVA) and london on its own would be $208M/km^2. New York's $1.4Tn translates to a ratio of $1154M/km^2. Even in that context Monaco really is high. Is there a version of this for metropolitan areas?
level 70
Jul 27, 2018
Source link is broken, FYI.
level 68
Oct 3, 2018
Wow, wouldn't have guessed Germany.
level 38
Nov 26, 2018
missed Barbados