10 densely populated countries in the world
Most of us are fortunate enough to live in a country with lots of wide open space and some friendly neighbors. But there are some countries that are very densely populated. This is a list of the ten most populous countries in the world.
Monaco is the most populous country and is the second smallest independent country in the world, with a population of just 32,410 and an area of 1.96 square kilometers (485 hectares). Monaco is the world's smallest French-speaking countries.
Singapore is a country inhabited islands located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula for tourism and business destination, Singapore is also one of the richest countries in the world because of its highly developed economy. Singapore has been rated as the most business-friendly economy in the world, with thousands of foreign expatriates working in multi-national corporations-state also employs tens of thousands of foreign blue-collared workers from around the world. With a total population density of more than 6300 people per square kilometer, it ranks 2nd in the world.
3. Vatican City
Landlocked in Rome Italy with approximately 44 hectares (108.7 acres), Vatican City is the smallest independent countries in the world. As the center of the Catholic religion, in this tiny city-state holds only about 821 residents, but due to the small area, it is ranked 3rd in population density.
Maldives is an archipelago that consists of a group of atolls located in the Indian Ocean. Maldives has twenty-six atolls covering an area featuring 1192 islets, roughly two hundred are inhabited by local communities. According to the 2006 census, there were 298,842 people living in the total area of only 298 square kilometers, ranked fourth in population density.
Bahrain is an island state borders in the Persian Gulf and the smallest Arab nation. Bahrain has the fastest economic growth in the Arab region, the excess population from immigration and guest workers from around the world. There were about 987 people per square kilometer in this small island.
Bangladesh is a small country located in South Asia is almost surrounded by India. Bangladesh is one of the most highly and densely populated countries in the world. With a land area of 144,000 square kilometers (55,600 sq mi), the population density is remarkable is the fact that Russia's entire population is slightly smaller than Bangladesh's.
Nauru is an island nation in the Micronesian South Pacific covers only 21 square kilometers, making it the world's smallest island nation, also the smallest independent republic, and the only republican state in the world without an official capital. There are about 13,048 people living on this small island.
Taiwan is an island in East Asia off the coast of mainland China. After the Chinese Civil War in 1949, Chiang Kai-shek and about 1.3 million refugees fled to mainland China to set up the Republic of China (ROC) in Taipei. The political status of Taiwan is a controversial topic, but Taiwan is an industrialized economy, is one of the wealthiest and most populous countries of Asia.
Loca ted in the eastern Caribbean Sea, Barbados is an independent island nation in the western Atlantic Ocean a major tourist destination for vacationers from around the world. Barbados's total land area is about 430 square kilometers, and with one of the highest standards of living and literacy rates around the world, has a relativelyhigh population of about 279,000.
Malta is small and crowded country is an archipelago consisting of seven islands in the Mediterranean Sea. After joining the European Union in 2004, this country has seen an increase in investment and economic power. The resident population of Malta, in 2005 estimated 404 039 in Malta and the population density of 1,282 per kilometer, far the highest in the European Union and one of the highest in the world.
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