Countries with the Lowest Population Density
The Least-settledCountries on Earth
Population density is a simple function of how many people, on average, live in a given area of a country. Density is a quick and reliable way of gauging how urbanized a country is?more and bigger cities tend to equal a higher density. There are a few caveats to this: the densest countries tend to be very small, as in a small country even a single city would drive up the average density by a huge amount; and, in countries with large unsettled areas, it might not adequately convey how densely settled thepopulatedparts of the country are. These figures are from 2012 to 2019, based on the most current data widely available.
Source: United Nations DESA.
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