Countries with the Highest Population Density

Try to name the 24 countries that have the highest population density.
Density in people / square kilometer
Area from Wikipedia. Population from Worldometers, July 2020 estimates.
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Last updated: January 19, 2020
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Density
Country
19,426
Monaco
8,137
Singapore
2,224
Bahrain
1,820
Vatican City
1,802
Maldives
1,397
Malta
1,116
Bangladesh
668
Barbados
Density
Country
658
Taiwan
653
Lebanon
623
Mauritius
556
San Marino
515
Nauru
512
South Korea
492
Rwanda
467
Comoros
Density
Country
454
Tuvalu
436
India
427
Burundi
417
Israel
411
Haiti
409
Netherlands
380
Belgium
365
Philippines
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Level 49
Nov 8, 2012
ug. really struggled with this one - good quiz.
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Level 79
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 52
Mar 9, 2019
you don't need to go there to know that
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Level 79
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 61
May 11, 2014
Vatican City *facepalm*
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Level 63
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 50
Dec 4, 2019
The quiz is in km²
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Level 63
Jan 20, 2020
@driehoek25 smartguy2 didn't say it wasn't in km2.
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Level 74
May 29, 2014
Rwanda? Wow.
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Level 79
May 31, 2014
Rwanda is tiny.
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Level 77
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 57
Apr 16, 2018
In what world does Japan have a huge territory
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Level 79
May 31, 2014
Malaysia has a pretty small population.
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Level 69
Feb 8, 2020
China is not even close to dense. It is dense in the sense that the vast majority of the population is on the coast, but when spread throughout the country, which is how pop density is calculated, it is considerably low.
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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 47
Jan 23, 2020
Well the top 2 are basically city-states so of course they have huge density. Monaco couldn't even exist of its own, its electric power is supplied by France.
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Level 62
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 78
Apr 27, 2016
Can't believe I forgot Taiwan and Haiti. Nice quiz.
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Level 78
Jul 5, 2018
Got them this time around but forgot Vatican and San Marino. Sigh.
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Level 43
Apr 27, 2016
Sort of surprised to not see Andorra on here.
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Level 64
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 76
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 36
Apr 28, 2016
Soon... Uganda,
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Level 81
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 81
Jan 22, 2020
I got Rwanda and Burundi this time. Still surprised Uganda wasn't there. Just googled it and it's really not even close to making this list. *Only* 229 people/km2.
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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 69
Jul 28, 2017
Monaco 1 person in every 8 x 8 yard space (64 sq yrds)
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Level 68
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 68
Jan 16, 2018
I missed 8, although I tried three of those 8 and must have typoed. Frustrating.
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Level 67
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 67
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 67
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 65
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 38
Apr 8, 2018
Actually, it has a population density of about 6.75.
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Level 67
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 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 49
Jul 6, 2018
Tough one! I tried to guess countries with small area and high population.
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Level 38
Mar 11, 2019
How did I miss India
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Level 62
Aug 29, 2019
Because it's physically big
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Level 62
Jan 1, 2020
Very surprised no Uganda......
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Level 79
Jan 20, 2020
if population projections hold they should get on here easily within the next few decades.
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Level 35
Mar 9, 2020
monaco is the 2nd smallest country in the world, but around 40,000 people. dats dense.....
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Level 16
Apr 1, 2020
The smallest country is also on the list, that being Vatican City 🇻🇦
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Level 35
Mar 9, 2020
btw, what are the nearest misses
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Level 50
May 24, 2020
After the Philippines, the next countries would have been Japan, Sri Lanka, El Salvador, Grenada, The Marshall Islands, St. Lucia, Vietnam, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the UK, Pakistan and Trinidad and Tobago.
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Level 40
Apr 21, 2020
I almost forgot taiwan because I don't count it as a country :P
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Level 50
May 24, 2020
Oh great i tried Seychelles and figured if that's not in there then the other African island nations in the Indian ocean wont be either. turns our both of the others were.