Most Overcrowded Countries Around The World

One of the most frustrating parts of the world’s biggest cities is overpopulation. Crowded subways, excessive traffic, sidewalks brimming with pedestrians; the list goes on. Overpopulation is a new issue as well. Only 100 years ago in the year 1927 the global population was around 2 billion, since then it has grown exponentially to over 7 billion today.

The issue isn’t going anywhere though. With the global population expected to surpass 10 billion by 2085 it’s clear overpopulation is here to stay. Lets not dwell on it though, instead lets take a look at what countries are feeling the brunt of the issue.

This list contains countries along with territories and the data used for this list was obtained here.



Rank Country Country Size (Km2) Population per Km2
1  Macau (China) 29.2 18,534
2  Monaco 1.95 16,923
3  Singapore 710.2 7,148
4  Hong Kong (China) 1,104 6,349
5  Gibraltar (UK) 6.8 4,559
6  Vatican City 0.44 1,877
7  Bahrain 750 1,646
8  Malta 316 1,322
9  Bermuda (UK) 53 1,226
10  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 34 1,101
11  Maldives 298 1,037
12  Bangladesh 147,570 964
13  Jersey (UK) 116 844
14  Guernsey (UK) 78 843
15  Palestine 6,020 681
16  Saint-Martin (France) 53.2 663
17  Republic of China (Taiwan) 35,980 639
18  Mauritius 2,040 631
19  Barbados 430 595
20  Aruba (Netherlands) 193 554
21  San Marino 61 505
22  Mayotte (France) 374 499
23  South Korea 99,538 487
24  Puerto Rico (US) 8,875 449
25  Curaçao (Netherlands) 444 446
26  Nauru 21 444
27  Netherlands 41,526 414
28  Lebanon 10,452 404
29  Tuvalu 26 402
30  Saint-Barthélemy (France) 21 402
31  Rwanda 26,338 380
32  Israel 20,770 371
33  India 3,287,240 368
34  Haiti 27,750 362
35  Martinique (France) 1,128 356
36  Belgium 30,528 355
37  Marshall Islands 181 343
38  Japan 377,873 337
39  American Samoa (US) 199 337
40  Guam (US) 549 324
41  Saint Lucia 539 319
42  United States Virgin Islands (US) 347 317
43  Réunion (France) 2,510 313
44  Sri Lanka 65,610 308
45  Philippines 300,076 307
46  Comoros 2,235 302
47  Grenada 344 302
48  Burundi 27,834 298
49  El Salvador 21,041 293
50  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 388 281
51  Trinidad and Tobago 5,130 261
52  Vietnam 331,689 259
53  United Kingdom 243,610 255
54  Guadeloupe (France) 1,628 249
55  Jamaica 10,991 247
56  Pakistan 803,940 244
57  Germany 357,022 229
58  Liechtenstein 160 225
59  Cayman Islands (UK) 264 212
60  Dominican Republic 48,671 207
61  Italy 301,318 200
62  North Korea 120,538 200
63  Kuwait 17,818 200
64  Nepal 147,181 199
65  Antigua and Barbuda 442 199
66  Saint Kitts and Nevis 261 199
67  Luxembourg 2,586 194
68  Switzerland 41,285 191
69  Northern Mariana Islands (US) 464 188
70  Seychelles 455 185
71  Andorra 468 184
72  Sao Tome and Principe 964 169
73  Nigeria 923,768 167
74  Anguilla (UK) 91 165
75  Federated States of Micronesia 702 158
76  British Virgin Islands (UK) 151 152
77  The Gambia 11,295 151
78  China 9,640,821 144
79  Isle of Man (UK) 572 140
80  Tonga 747 139
81  Kiribati 726 137
82  Uganda 241,038 136
83  Czech Republic 78,866 134
84  Transnistria (Moldova) 4,163 133
85  Malawi 118,484 129
86  Guatemala 108,889 129
87  Denmark 43,094 128
88  Qatar 11,000 128
89  Cape Verde 4,033 126
90  Thailand 513,115 125
91  Poland 312,685 122
92  Indonesia 1,904,569 121
93  Syria 185,180 118
94  Togo 56,785 117
95  Portugal 92,391 115
96  Tokelau (New Zealand) 12 115
97  France (Metropolitan) 551,500 114
98  Slovakia 49,033 111
99  Albania 28,748 111
100  Hungary 93,032 108
101  Armenia 29,800 108
102  Slovenia 20,256 108
103  Azerbaijan 86,600 106
104  Moldova 33,844 105
105  Dominica 751 105
106  Cuba 109,884.01 102
107  Serbia (excluding Kosovo) 77,474 101
108  Ghana 238,533 100
109  Austria 83,858 100
110  United Arab Emirates 83,600 99
111  Turkey 783,562 93
112  Spain 506,030 91
113  Romania 238,391 90
114  Costa Rica 51,100 90
115  Egypt 1,001,449 89
116  Cyprus 9,251 87
117  Malaysia 329,847 86
118  Greece 131,957 86
119  Northern Cyprus (status disputed) 3,355 86
120  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 236 85
121  Cambodia 181,035 82
122  Republic of Macedonia 25,713 82
123  Benin 112,622 79
124  Sierra Leone 71,740 79
125  Croatia 56,538 79
126  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 417 79
127  Ukraine 603,700 78
128  Morocco 446,550 77
129  Wallis and Futuna (France) 200 77
130  East Timor 14,874 76
131  Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,129 75
132  Burma (Myanmar) 676,578 74
133  Ethiopia 1,104,300 72
134  Jordan 89,342 71
135  Iraq 438,317 70
136  Kenya 580,367 69
137  Brunei 5,765 69
138  Lesotho 30,355 68
139  Swaziland 17,364 68
140  Honduras 112,492 66
141  Bulgaria 110,912 66
142  Côte d’Ivoire 322,463 65
143  Ireland 70,273 65
144  Samoa 2,831 65
145  Senegal 196,722 64
146  Georgia 69,700 64
147  French Polynesia (France) 4,000 64
148  Tunisia 163,610 63
149  Uzbekistan 447,400 61
150  Burkina Faso 274,000 58
151  Montserrat (UK) 102 58
152  Mexico 1,958,201 57
153  Ecuador 283,561 56
154  Tajikistan 143,100 49
155  Belarus 207,600 47
156  Lithuania 65,300 47
157  Tanzania 945,087 46
158  Afghanistan 652,090 46
159  Panama 75,517 46
160  Fiji 18,274 46
161  Bhutan 47,000 46
162  Iran 1,648,195 45
163  Yemen 527,968 45
164  Guinea-Bissau 36,125 45
165  Montenegro 14,026 45
166  Nicaragua 130,000 44
167  Palau 459 44
168  Colombia 1,138,914 43
169  Eritrea 117,600 43
170  South Africa 1,221,037 41
171  Cameroon 475,442 41
172  Guinea 245,857 41
173  Saint Helena (UK) 122 40
174  Djibouti 23,200 37
175  Venezuela 916,445 35
176  Madagascar 587,041 35
177  Latvia 64,600 35
178  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 1,399 35
179  United States 9,826,675 33
180  Zimbabwe 390,757 33
181  Liberia 111,369 31
182  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,344,858 29
183  Mozambique 801,590 29
184  Estonia 45,100 29
185  Abkhazia 7,138 28
186  Laos 236,800 27
187  Kyrgyzstan 199,900 27
188  Somaliland 137,600 25
189  The Bahamas 13,878 25
190  Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (France) 242 25
191  Brazil 8,514,877 24
192  Chile 756,096 24
193  Equatorial Guinea 28,051 24
194  Peru 1,285,216 23
195  Sweden 449,964 21
196  Uruguay 175,016 20
197  Vanuatu 12,189 20
198  Solomon Islands 28,896 18
199  South Ossetia 3,900 18
200  Sudan 1,886,068 17

 

 

 

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