# Most Densely Populated Countries with Exceptions

What are the most densely populated countries at least 30,000 square kilometers?
Density in people per km2. Based on population as of 2 July 2023.
Hint: 30,000 square km is roughly the size of Armenia, Lesotho, or the state of Maryland
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: July 5, 2023
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 Density Km² Country 661 150,000 Bangladesh 517 36,000 Taiwan 425 100,000 South Korea 451 3,200,000 India 391 42,000 Netherlands 383 300,000 Philippines 334 30,000 Belgium 326 66,000 Sri Lanka 298 380,000 Japan 282 330,000 Vietnam
 Density Km² Country 273 240,000 United Kingdom 242 880,000 Pakistan 233 920,000 Nigeria 233 360,000 Germany 217 49,000 Dominican Republic 213 120,000 North Korea 210 40,000 Switzerland 201 150,000 Nepal 195 240,000 Uganda 200 300,000 Italy
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2016
Just missed: Guatemala and China. Also, Rwanda and Burundi would have appeared on the list but are slightly too small.
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Level 91
Oct 21, 2016
That surprised me, I thought Rwanda and Burundi would've been big enough.
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Level 60
Mar 25, 2019
Haiti was not far behind with 400pop/sqkm but with onl 27K sqkm of area
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2016
The biggest challenge was trying to visualize how big 30,000 km2 is. Maybe give some sort of indication how big that is in the instructions?
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Level 84
Oct 21, 2016
I tend to have the same problem - and it's not km^2 versus mi^2 - it's just hard for many people to visualize land areas that large. BTW, per Wikipedia, Lesotho is just above the 30k mark, and Armenia is just below.
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2016
in the notes you could write down the name of the biggest country that is less than 30,000 km2
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Level 83
Mar 16, 2017
I'm encouraged that the mile users are grown up enough to admit this has nothing to do with units. Would expect different comments if the exception was made in sq mi instead of sq km.
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2016
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Level 85
Nov 7, 2016
Belgium : 30528 km².
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Level 60
Mar 16, 2017
And? Belgium is on the list.
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Level 83
Mar 16, 2017
Maybe he's offering up an example of a country just above the target size.
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Level 52
Mar 16, 2017
Being used to Mercator projections at school doesn't help either...
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Level 52
Mar 16, 2017
All images from North Korea we ocidentals see are enormous empty spaces in the cities, I supposed it was sparsely inhabited. Nepal, being so... "mountainous", I was sure it would have low density.
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Level 55
Nov 4, 2018
Haha I've spent many years living in Nepal, and I missed it too! It's certainly crowded in Kathmandu and any semi-urbanish area, but yeah, lots and lots of relatively sparsely inhabited hills. (And mountains. Those too.)
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Level 70
Oct 19, 2019
It is tricky, but since there are so many people living all over in the hills I could see how Nepal made it. Lots of people in the Terai too.
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Level 75
Mar 16, 2017
QM, it would be nice if you accepted "the DR" for the Dominican Republic, and it would also lessen the number of freebies for Dominica on certain quizzes.
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Level 70
Dec 10, 2021
"DR" is accepted. "The ..." is never used on Jetpunk for the names of countries, even when it's common to say them that way. No "The Philippines", "The Gambia", "The Ukraine", "The Czech Republic".
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Level 59
Nov 13, 2023
Although "The" is usually accepted.
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Level 54
Mar 16, 2017
This quiz is a great idea: it really made me think deeply because you have to consider the size as well as the population.
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Level 64
Apr 25, 2017
Thanks! and yes, that is accurate :)
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Level 58
Mar 16, 2017
This quiz got me to lv. 33! I love this site, I have used it for maybe a month. Also, this is my first comment
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Level 49
Mar 16, 2017
Had no idea Nepal, Switzerland and North Korea were that densely populated
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Level 71
Dec 13, 2021
People habe a impression of large mountainous areas all over Switzerland. But between the two mountain chains, the "Plateau" is a super dense area, with all the major cities and rarely more than 1 km between villages.
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Level 68
Mar 17, 2017
How did I get Dominican Republic but not Japan???!
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Level 73
Apr 25, 2017
Missed DR, NK and Uganda. North Korea never shows up for anything! They've found their niche
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Level 78
Oct 19, 2019
1.9% people got 100, including me! Yay
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Level 84
Oct 19, 2019
"The next time you make it to the end zone, act like you’ve been there before.” -Vince Lombardi
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Level 78
Oct 19, 2019
Maine is actually bigger than Netherlands and Belgium combined. Maybe change the hint.
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Level 64
Oct 19, 2019
Okay, the hint has been changed to Maryland.
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Level 49
Nov 13, 2023
I love how neither Lesotho nor Armenia is on the quiz
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Level 59
Nov 13, 2023
I think that's the point. It would be bad if the caveat gave away an answer.
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Level 68
Jan 16, 2020
Is Haiti too small?
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Level 75
May 13, 2021
Yep, right about 27K sq km.
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Level 81
Dec 10, 2021
I managed to miss South Korea but got Uganda *facepal*
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Level 49
Nov 13, 2023
Missed Switzerland, Uganda, and...

...the Philippines :facepalm:

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Level 67
Nov 16, 2023
Bangladesh is even denser than stated in the quizz : at 147 570 km² and 162 651 000 inhabitants, it reaches 1102 inhab/km²

Edit : Quizzer6794, it seems that you swapped a lot of numbers in your table : 661 looks like the density of Taiwan, 517 looks like the density of South Korea, etc