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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
Last updated: November 01, 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 47
Nov 8, 2012
ug. really struggled with this one - good quiz.
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level 74
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 19
Jul 30, 2013
Intersting
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level 71
Jul 5, 2018
Fascinting
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level 45
May 11, 2014
Vatican City *facepalm*
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level 56
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 71
May 29, 2014
Rwanda? Wow.
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level 74
May 31, 2014
Rwanda is tiny.
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level 75
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 43
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 43
May 29, 2014
Of course, by "all", I mean all you have stated in your comment :)
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level 46
Apr 16, 2018
In what world does Japan have a huge territory
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level 74
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 48
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 57
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 74
Apr 27, 2016
Can't believe I forgot Taiwan and Haiti. Nice quiz.
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level 74
Jul 5, 2018
Got them this time around but forgot Vatican and San Marino. Sigh.
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level 35
Apr 27, 2016
No Palestine? really??
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level 74
Apr 27, 2016
Not a country for the purposes of this quiz.
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level 35
May 2, 2016
Well it is recognized as a sovereign territory.
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level 74
Dec 27, 2016
If the UN voted to recognize the sky was green that wouldn't make it so.
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level 56
Jan 16, 2018
On the other hand, if we are not counting countries after what the UN says, then we should probably also add places like Transnistria, South Ossetia, Artsakh and Somaliland, which are de facto their own countries.
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level ∞
Jan 16, 2018
Those places don't have enough of the institutions that constitute statehood. There's a big difference between Taiwan and Transnistria.
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level 71
Jan 19, 2018
FC Sheriff Tiraspol won 14 of last 16 titles in Moldovan football league ...
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level 74
Apr 15, 2018
Transnistria was the only "country" in Europe that wouldn't let me drive my car in. So I had to take a couple hours and drive around.

Serbia is the only "country" that let me drive in but then wouldn't let me drive out.
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level 59
Jul 5, 2018
Palestine is not independent. Its status is similar to that of a colony.
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level 37
Apr 27, 2016
Sort of surprised to not see Andorra on here.
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level 63
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 71
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 33
Apr 28, 2016
Soon... Uganda,
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level 77
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 53
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 66
Jul 28, 2017
Monaco 1 person in every 8 x 8 yard space (64 sq yrds)
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level 57
Jul 29, 2017
bangladesh is a humanitarian disaster waiting to happen.
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level 37
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 64
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 60
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 55
Apr 16, 2018
St. Lucia?
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level 55
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 52
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 49
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 48
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 48
Jul 6, 2018
Tough one! I tried to guess countries with small area and high population.