10. Republic of Nauru
Number of People Per Square Kilometer: 596
The Republic of Nauru is another small country. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it is an island nation that covers an area of just 21 square kilometers. Nauru has a small economy of $133 million and a GDP per capita of $10,125 – which is quite high when compared to some much larger economies.
Number of People Per Square Kilometer: 654
Barbados is a Caribbean island country. It was initially a part of the British Empire through the West Indies Federation. Its 2021 population estimate according to the World Bank was 281,200. However, Barbados covers an area of 439 square kilometers, lending it a high population density.
8. Republic of Mauritius
Number of People Per Square Kilometer: 660
The Republic of Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean. It covers 2,040 square kilometers and has an economy that is worth $14.5 billion along with a GDP per capita of $11,548.
7. State of Palestine
Number of People Per Square Kilometer: 853
The State of Palestine is a Western Asian country and a conflict-ridden region. Palestinians, particularly those living in the Gaza Strip, often lack access to basic facilities such as water. Palestine has a $19.6 billion economy and a GDP per capita of $3,517.
6. People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Number of People Per Square Kilometer: 1,141
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is the fourth most populous country on our list, with a population of 169 million people. However, in this sub list of four countries, it is also the smallest which makes it rank high in terms of population density.
5. Republic of Malta
Number of People Per Square Kilometer: 1,667
The Republic of Malta is an island nation. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, it covers an area of 316 square kilometers.
4. Republic of Maldives
Number of People Per Square Kilometer: 1,738
The Republic of Maldives is made up of 26 islands which cover 300 square kilometers. It has one of the highest GDP per capita in the world at $17,627 but a population of a little over half a million people.
3. Kingdom of Bahrain
Number of People Per Square Kilometer: 1,864
The Kingdom of Bahrain is a Western Asian island country. It has a $44 billion economy, lending it a $29,103 GDP per capita in nominal terms.
2. Republic of Singapore
Number of People Per Square Kilometer: 7,617
One of the most prosperous countries in the world, Singapore has a high number of millionaires and a GDP per capita of a whopping $91,100 in nominal terms.
1. Principality of Monaco
Number of People Per Square Kilometer: 18,343
The Principality of Monaco covers just two square kilometers. So, its population of 36,686 lends it the highest population density in the world.