Top 10 Countries with the Least Population

Let us take a close look at the list top 10 least densely populated territories and countries.


1. Greenland, Denmark


Population density: 0.026 people/km2
Greenland is an ice-covered territory between the Atlantic and the Artic Oceans. It is located at the northeastern part of Canada and is considered as the world’s biggest island. Greenland is an autonomous province of Denmark.


2. Falkland Islands, UK


Population density: 0.25 people/km2
The Falkland Islands is an archipelagic territory composed of 2 major island and 776 small islands located in the Southern part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a self-governing territory under the control of the United Kingdom.


3. Sahara, Morocco


Population density: 1.3 people/km2
Western Sahara is located in North Africa and is bordered by Morocco on the North end, Mauritania on the south and east and Algeria on the northeast portion. About 440,000 people inhabit a territory that is the size of New Zealand.


4. Mongolia


Population density: 1.7 people/km2
Mongolia is sandwiched between China in the East-Central Asian region and Russia. It is known as the world’s independent country that is least densely populated.


5. French Guiana, France


Population density: 2.1 people/km2
French Guiana is an overseas independent territory and one among the 26 overseas regions of France. It is located on the northern tip of South America.


6. Namibia


Population density: 2.5 people/km2
Namibia is a Republic located in the south-western region of Africa. It is bordered Angola to the north and Botswana in the east. South Africa is located at the southern tip of Namibia while it faces the Atlantic Ocean on the western side.


7. Australia


Population density: 2.6 people/km2
Australia is known as a country-continent located between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans. It has an area that is equivalent to 48 contiguous US states and is almost two times the size of the EU territory.


8. Suriname


Population density: 2.7 people/km2
Suriname is a territory located in the northern part of South America and is bordered by Brazil to the south, Guyana to the west, French Guiana towards the eastern part and the Atlantic Ocean in the northern end.


9. Iceland


Population density: 3.0 people/km2
Iceland is a country located in Northern Europe. It is sandwiched between the Greenland and mainland Europe. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active on a large scale those defining the landscape of 103,000 km2.


10. Mauritania


Population density: 3.0 people/km2
The Islamic country of Mauritania is located in northwest Africa and is bordered by Mali on the southeastern end, the Western Sahara on the northwestern part, Senegal on the southwest end and the Atlantic Ocean on the western end of the Islamic territory.

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