Top 10 Most Sparsely Populated Countries in The World

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Some countries are over populated while some countries, on the contrary, have minimal population. Here are the most sparsely populated countries/territories in the world.

1.) Greenland

Greenland, which is part of Denmark, is the most sparsely populated place on Earth. Greenland, the largest island in the world, has a total population of 57,000 and a total area of 2,175,600 km². For every km², there are only .026 people living on it.

2.) Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands is a very sparsely populated area in the world. With a total land area of 12,173 km², its total population is merely 3,140. This British possession has a population density of .258/km².

3.) Mongolia

Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country in the world. With a land area of 1,564,116 km² and a population of 2,651,000 it has a population density of 1.708 per square kilometer.

4.) Western Samoa

Western Samoa, a country located in northern Africa is a very sparsely populated country with a density of 1.929/km². This disputed territory has a total population of 513,000 and a land area of 266,000 km².

5.) French Guiana

French Guiana is a French possession located in South America. It has a population of 187,056 and an area of 90,000 km². it has a population density of 2.078 persons per square kilometer.

6.) Namibia

Namibia is an African nation located on the southern part of the continent. It has a population of 2,171,000 and a land area of 824,292 km². This HIV/AIDS stricken country has a population density of 2.634/km².

7.) Australia

Australia, the smallest continent on the planet, is sparsely populated with a density of 2.898 persons per kilometer square. The total population of this continental country is 22,264,384 with an area of 7,682,300 km².

8.) Iceland

Iceland has a population of 319,246. Its land area is 103 km². This volcanic country has a population density of 3.099/km².

9.) Suriname

Suriname is a tiny country located in South America. As of 2009, this country has a population of 520,000 with a land area of 163,820 km². The country’s population density is 3.174/km².

10.) Mauritania

Mauritania is a country located in Africa. With a population of 3,291,000 it has a land area of 1.025,520 km². Mauritania has a population density of 3.209 persons per square kilometer.

Other sparsely populated countries in the world are Botswana with 3.352/km² density; Canada with 3.414/km²; Guyana with 3.545/km² and Libya with 3.649/km².

See also

Top 10 Most Densely Populated Countries in the World

Top 10 Smallest Countries and Territories in the World

Top 10 Countries in the World with the Smallest Population

Top 10 Largest Countries in the World

Top 10 Countries in the World with the Largest Population

Top 10 Most Sparsely Populated Philippine Provinces

Top 10 Most Densely Populated Cities in the World

Top 10 Most Densely Populated Philippine Cities

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