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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 / square kilometer according to Wikipedia
Hint: 30,000 square km is about the same size as Armenia, Lesotho, or the state of Maine
Last updated: October 21, 2016
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Density
Country
1,120
Bangladesh
647
Taiwan
507
South Korea
411
Netherlands
405
India
371
Belgium
344
Philippines
336
Japan
320
Sri Lanka
280
Vietnam
Density
Country
268
United Kingdom
230
Germany
242
Pakistan
220
Dominican Republic
202
Switzerland
202
Nigeria
201
Italy
197
North Korea
180
Nepal
152
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 82
Oct 21, 2016
That surprised me, I thought Rwanda and Burundi would've been big enough.
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level 72
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 67
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 50
Mar 25, 2019
Haiti was not far behind with 400pop/sqkm but with onl 27K sqkm of area
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level 71
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 75
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 70
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 75
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 77
Nov 7, 2016
Belgium : 30528 km².
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level 63
Mar 16, 2017
And? Belgium is on the list.
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level 75
Mar 16, 2017
Maybe he's offering up an example of a country just above the target size.
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level 54
Mar 16, 2017
Being used to Mercator projections at school doesn't help either...
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level 54
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 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 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 57
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 43
Mar 16, 2017
Had no idea Nepal, Switzerland and North Korea were that densely populated
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level 59
Mar 17, 2017
How did I get Dominican Republic but not Japan???!
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level 53
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 39
Mar 6, 2019
I always thought Uganda was much more densely populated. Got everything but Switzerland.
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