World Population Density Map


Population Density World Map

separator Click here for Customized Maps arrow custom map
World Population Density Map
Print Email Save   Buy Now
*The World Population Density Map with current country boundaries.

Disclaimer: All efforts have been made to make this image accurate. However Compare Infobase Limited and its directors do not own any responsibility for the correctness or authenticity of the same.

What is population density?



Population density is the number of people who live in a particular area. We can calculate the population density for a city, a country, or the entire world if we know the size of the area and the number of people living in the area i.e. the population, as the density is the measure of the number of people per square kilometers or miles.

This map shows the population density of the world with the current country boundaries marked out. It is a useful resource for immediate reference as areas of high and low population density are shaded in different colors.

There are now 7 billion people on earth. The landmasses account for just 29% or one third of the of earth's total area. Within this landmass the population density varies; there are areas which are unlivable and uninhabited and others which have a very high population density. Antarctica, accounts for 9% of the earth's total landmass but as it is a frozen continent covered with ice, is an uninhabited place. Places with a good climate, often next to rivers have historically had a very high population density.

The Most Populous Places



The most populous countries and places do not always have the highest population density. The number of people is relative to the space or size of the area occupied by them.

Asia, the largest and the most populous continent has some of the most densely populated countries. Europe, a small continent accounts for 6% of the earth's landmass but has 11% of the world's population making its population density the second highest in the world.

Africa, the second largest continent has a low population density over all, though areas close to the River Nile in Egypt are densely populated. Many of the world's city states and sovereignties are very densely populated because they have more people living in relatively smaller areas. Monaco, the Vatican City, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bahrain have a high population density.

China is the world's most populated, and India the world's second most populated country. However, the country with the highest population density is Bangladesh. It has a population density of more than 1034 people per square kilometer. Indian cities such as Delhi and Kolkata have high population densities though Manila in the Philippines has the highest population density with 43,079 persons per square kilometers.

The Least Populous Places



Areas of arid deserts and high mountains have a low population density. Mongolia a large country has a low population making it the country with the lowest population density. Iceland, Surinam, Botswana and Namibia are other countries with a low population density. The cold northern Canada is one of the most sparsely populated places and has one of the lowest population densities.


Australia, a continent and a country, accounts for 5.9% of the earth's landmass, but its population is very low, giving it one of the lowest population densities in the world; just 3 persons per square kilometers.



Last Updated on : 30/05/2017



 

     


     

Which Indian state is the largest producer of coffee?Karnataka state is the largest producer of coffee in India. The state contributed about 70% of the total production of coffee in India during 2016-17 with 2.33 lakh MT coffee production. The main variety of coffee grown in Karnataka is Robusta, but the state also… Read More...
Which is the longest National Highway in India?Previously known as National Highway 7, National Highway 44 (NH 44) is the longest-running National Highway in India. It is 3,745 km long and covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP. It starts from Srinagar in the north and ends in Kanyakumari in the south. NH-44… Read More...
Which Indian state is the largest producer of silk?Karnataka is the largest producer of silk in India. The state produces an average of around 8,200 metric tonnes of silk every year, which is about one-third of the total silk production in India. Up to November 2017, Karnataka has produced 5,962 metric tonnes of… Read More...


EU GDPR Update:
MapsofIndia has updated its Terms and Privacy Policy to give Users more transparency into the data this Website collects, how it is processed and the controls Users have on their personal data. Users are requested to review the revised Privacy Policy before using the website services, as any further use of the website will be considered as User's consent to MapsofIndia Privacy Policy and Terms.
We follow editorialcalls.org for border and boundary demarcations