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Most Densely Populated Countries with Exceptions

What are the most densely populated countries over 30,000 square kilometers?
Density in people per km2. Based on population from Worldometers, July 2019.
Hint: 30,000 square km is roughly the size of Armenia, Lesotho, or the state of Maryland
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Last updated: October 19, 2019
First submittedOctober 14, 2016
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Density
Country
1167
Bangladesh
656
Taiwan
512
South Korea
416
India
413
Netherlands
379
Belgium
360
Philippines
336
Japan
320
Sri Lanka
294
Vietnam
Density
Country
276
United Kingdom
254
Pakistan
231
Germany
230
Nigeria
230
Dominican Republic
213
North Korea
209
Switzerland
203
Nepal
197
Italy
189
Uganda
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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 83
Oct 21, 2016
That surprised me, I thought Rwanda and Burundi would've been big enough.
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level 73
Nov 18, 2016
According to Wikipedia Maine is about 90K. Looks like Maryland might be a better comparison. Hawaii is close but maybe harder to visualise because it is so remote
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level 73
Aug 9, 2018
Yeah, Maine's ~30,000 square MILES. That threw me off because I live there and just tuned out the "sq km" that I had just read when I saw the familiar 30,000 and Maine together.
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level 54
Mar 25, 2019
Haiti was not far behind with 400pop/sqkm but with onl 27K sqkm of area
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level 72
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 76
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 71
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 77
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
Added a hint!
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level 78
Nov 7, 2016
Belgium : 30528 km².
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level 62
Mar 16, 2017
And? Belgium is on the list.
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level 77
Mar 16, 2017
Maybe he's offering up an example of a country just above the target size.
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level 53
Mar 16, 2017
Being used to Mercator projections at school doesn't help either...
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level 53
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 56
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 61
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 76
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 43
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 60
Apr 25, 2017
Thanks! and yes, that is accurate :)
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level 39
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 44
Mar 16, 2017
Had no idea Nepal, Switzerland and North Korea were that densely populated
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level 62
Mar 17, 2017
How did I get Dominican Republic but not Japan???!
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level 54
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 41
Mar 6, 2019
I always thought Uganda was much more densely populated. Got everything but Switzerland.
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level 77
Oct 19, 2019
Getting denser very rapidly.
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level 57
Oct 19, 2019
1.9% people got 100, including me! Yay
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level 77
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 70
Oct 19, 2019
Maine is actually bigger than Netherlands and Belgium combined. Maybe change the hint.
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level 60
Oct 19, 2019
Okay, the hint has been changed to Maryland.
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