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Countries with the Highest Population Density

Name the 24 countries with the highest population density.
Density in people / square kilometer
According to Wikipedia as of January 2018
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First submittedMay 24, 2012
Last updatedNovember 1, 2018
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Density
Country
18,589
Monaco
7,796
Singapore
1,917
Bahrain
1,818
Vatican City
1,363
Malta
1,154
Maldives
1,138
Bangladesh
664
Barbados
Density
Country
651
Taiwan
620
Mauritius
596
Lebanon
545
San Marino
513
South Korea
480
Nauru
448
Rwanda
436
Tuvalu
Density
Country
422
Comoros
414
Netherlands
411
Haiti
404
India
399
Israel
374
Burundi
373
Belgium
335
Japan
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level 48
Nov 8, 2012
ug. really struggled with this one - good quiz.
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level 77
Feb 9, 2013
Bahrain at #4 is surprising. I know it's a tiny little country, but at the same time if you've ever been there you'll see that all the population is concentrated in the north, mostly in the northwest, and there's a big open desert in the southern part of the island with almost nobody.
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level 48
Mar 9, 2019
you don't need to go there to know that
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level 77
May 27, 2019
I didn't say that you needed to.
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level 19
Jul 30, 2013
Intersting
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level 73
Jul 5, 2018
Fascinting
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level 46
May 11, 2014
Vatican City *facepalm*
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level 60
Jul 12, 2016
It's funny that it isn't even a square mile! It's population is way smaller but because the area is smaller than the quiz asks for, the density is higher than the citizens there! :)
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level 69
May 29, 2014
Rwanda? Wow.
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level 77
May 31, 2014
Rwanda is tiny.
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level 76
May 29, 2014
This is one of the toughest I've done in a while. I had a hard time getting my mind away from population to population density. Hence I was initially shocked not to see China, Japan, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Still... wow... Great quiz!
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level 45
May 29, 2014
Well, all countries, with the exception of Malaysia, have enormous territories. That's why their population densities are lower than those stated. Canada is the lowest measured by population density, while it takes 2nd place in terms of territory.
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level 45
May 29, 2014
Of course, by "all", I mean all you have stated in your comment :)
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level 53
Apr 16, 2018
In what world does Japan have a huge territory
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level 77
May 31, 2014
Malaysia has a pretty small population.
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level 20
Jul 27, 2015
All except Malta, Lebanon and Barbados
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level 47
Mar 5, 2016
I thought Singapore was going to be top (over 5 million people living on an island not much bigger than London) but, apparently not. Still, the top two are way, way, way ahead of the rest. Really amazing.
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level 60
Apr 27, 2016
belgium is 368 people / km²
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level 34
Apr 27, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_territories_by_population_density
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level 76
Apr 27, 2016
Can't believe I forgot Taiwan and Haiti. Nice quiz.
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level 76
Jul 5, 2018
Got them this time around but forgot Vatican and San Marino. Sigh.
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level 42
Apr 27, 2016
Sort of surprised to not see Andorra on here.
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level 65
Apr 28, 2016
what would you expect? a country in the middle of the pyrenees? no international airport? very hard-to-navigate roads built to go to spain or france? not going to be many people there
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level 73
Jan 19, 2018
The valley is very crowded, built up wall-to-wall, but most of the country are mountains.
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level 35
Apr 28, 2016
Soon... Uganda,
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level 79
Apr 28, 2016
Yeah, I tried Uganda but missed Rwanda. When Uganda didn't work, I skipped Rwanda and Burundi.
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level 52
Apr 28, 2016
Somehow I managed to get the two least guessed countries - Mauritius and Comoros - but didn't manage to get Bangladesh.
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level 67
Jul 28, 2017
Monaco 1 person in every 8 x 8 yard space (64 sq yrds)
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level 62
Jul 29, 2017
bangladesh is a humanitarian disaster waiting to happen.
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level 43
Mar 1, 2018
No kidding... one big flood or cyclone or earthquake away from possibly hundreds of thousands dead...
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level 67
Jan 16, 2018
I missed 8, although I tried three of those 8 and must have typoed. Frustrating.
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level 66
Jan 18, 2018
Data still in per square miles... Quizmaster please correct it! Or correct the description..
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level ∞
Jan 18, 2018
Fixed. I made the switch to international units but forgot to actually change the numbers with the latest update.
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level 73
Jan 30, 2018
Honestly, who cares? Just eliminate the number entirely and just number them 1 thru 24. Were you struggling with number 11 but then thank goodness you happened to know that Lebanon has 596 people per square kilometer, so you got it? No. You did what everyone else did and guessed the countries that you thought fit the criteria. Neither the number NOR the units really matter.
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level 61
Sep 23, 2019
I care, in this case it is VERY interesting info. It would be a waste not to show (otherwise why even bother putting them in order if it doesnt matter)

I find it very fascinating to compare the different density numbers. (especially when you take a lot at the countries behind the numbers and what they do and do not have in common)

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level 61
Sep 23, 2019
Plus, you can tone down on the snide, I feel the hatred from here. Come on, how can such a simple subject cause you to spill out so much hate and bitterness!
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level 64
Jan 18, 2018
Damned I've tried all the Caribbean islands except Barbados
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level 73
Jan 30, 2018
What about the Principality of Sealand? Come on...
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level 37
Apr 8, 2018
Actually, it has a population density of about 6.75.
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level 61
Sep 23, 2019
The actual area is about 0,0005km² I think you missed a few 0's there, or did it in m² (and took 27 as the inhabitant number which is false, only a few legally lived there permantly others were temporary and even then never more than 10. latest data I found is that atm only a guard "lives" there. Since 1999 none of the bates family have lived there )

The actual number would be about 10.000/km² if you go by 5 people

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level 57
Apr 16, 2018
St. Lucia?
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level 57
Apr 16, 2018
I tried Uganda, St Lucia, Trinidad, Jamaica, UK, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany, Kuwait, and Azerbaiajan. Sad............
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level 55
Jul 5, 2018
And what country is Palestine a 'colony' of? It is illegally occupied by Israel, but they don't class it as a colony. They refer to the West Bank as Judea and Samaria and therefore view it as part of 'historic' Israel.
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level 53
Jul 5, 2018
got Mauritius, missed India.
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level 67
Jul 5, 2018
The UK must be a really near miss surely, if you take out Northern Ireland and just include the island of Great Britain, we have over 60 million people on one relatively small island, surprised we failed to make the list.
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level 52
Jul 5, 2018
UK as a whole is 259 per square km.
Excluding Scotland, Wales and NI, England is 415 per square km, similar to the Netherlands. 🇳🇱
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level 61
Sep 23, 2019
If you only take out northern island it is still way too low. But yea, if you ONLY look at england and takeout scotland and wales aswell it gets to about 430. Plus if you take London out of the equation the density drops radically again (and even more if you'd also take out liverpool+manchester).

Just did the math(s):If you take out northern ireland (so both the population and the area) you would be at 282 instead of 279, so that makes hardly any difference at all

The Netherlands is actually at 507 as of 2019. The UK as a whole is at 279 and england is near 430. So not comparible with the netherlands at all. England is closer in density to, well nothing is near actually, it is sort of between burundi and haiti (449 and 409)

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level 61
Sep 23, 2019
You seem to have forgotten that Scotland is hardly populated at all!, and rather big; 5m+ people on 78k km². It is more than a third of great Britain (about 37%) and has only got about 8% of the population. Its density is Only 70/km² !! (Wales has about 3m+people and 20k+ km² and a density of 150)

Roughly England has 60% of the area and 85% of the population, so the rest of great britain does not come into play.

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level 49
Jul 6, 2018
Tough one! I tried to guess countries with small area and high population.
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level 36
Mar 11, 2019
How did I miss India
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level 55
Aug 29, 2019
Because it's physically big