Density of population


May 19, 2022

Population density represents the average number of inhabitants on the surface of a certain area (state, region or similar), and as a rule it is stated as the average number of "inhabitants per square kilometer (st./km²"). In other words, population density is the ratio between the number of inhabitants and the size of a territory. It is calculated by dividing the population of a certain area by the area of ​​the same area. The average population density of the world without Antarctica is about 41 inhabitants / km square. The country with the highest population density is Monaco (18,713 inhabitants / km²), and with the lowest population density Mongolia (2 st./km²). Sometimes the inverse value is used. What is the area that is available to one inhabitant of a certain area on average. It is calculated by dividing the area of ​​the area expressed in m2 by the number of inhabitants in that area. It is stated as "number of square meters per capita (m2 / inhabitant)". The country with the smallest area per capita is Monaco (63 m2 / inhabitant), and with the largest area per capita is Mongolia (500,000 m2 / inhabitant).


Population density for all continents except Antarctica: Asia - 80 inhabitants / km², Europe - 71 inhabitants / km², Africa - 26 inhabitants / km², North America - 20 inhabitants / km², South America - 20 inhabitants / km², Australia - 3 inhabitants / km².

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List of cities by population density



Sitarica, Rada Tadic, Milutin (2016). Geography 6 for the 6th grade of primary school (7th ed.). Belgrade: Institute for Textbooks and Teaching Aids. ISBN 978-86-17-19478-7.

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