Sorry this blog is a little late, but I got a litle busy last Friday. Anyways, the ten most densely populated countries. I found an interesting quote by Matt Rosenberg on About.com. The quote says that "About 90% of the earth's people live on 10% of the land. Additionally, about 90% of the people live north of the equator." I thought that was very interesting. Another interesting thing that Matt Rosenberg said is that he does not think the microcountries and cities in most of the lists should be included in the list of the ten most densely populated countries. He thinks it should start with Bangladesh (number 7 in the list I have posted on here.) I included the microcountries, but I did not include the cities that some lists included since I am doing the most densely populated countries not cities. Hong Kong, Macau and Gibraltar are some of the cities that are on the list. To see all of them click on the blog title. Well, I am sure you are all very interested in seeing what the countries are, so here you have it.
|Rank||Country or Region||Population||Area (km²)||Density (Pop per km²)|
|2 ||Singapore ||4,325,539||683||6,333|
|3||Vatican City ||783||0.44||1,780|
|5 ||Maldives ||329,198||298||1,105|
|8 ||Nauru ||13,635||21||649|
|9 ||Republic of China (Taiwan) ||22,894,384||35,980||636|
|10 ||Barbados ||269,556||430||627 |
Here is another interesting tidbit I found in my searching around. It is a map of the world with countries organized by a gradient legend according to population density. I am not sure if it is totally accurate, but it at least gives a good picuture.
So then, most of the most densely populated countries are in the east and they are mostly small countries. I did not say that they were all small, because China and India are definitely not small, but most of them are small countries with a whole lot of people in them. And I mean a whole lot of people. I mean think about it, 23,660 people for every square kilometer. Compare that with the United States' 31 people for every square kilometer. That sounds pretty crowded to me. Compare even the U.S.'s 31 people per sq km with Greenland's 0.026 people per sqare kilometer. In my opinion we should spread out. Instead of having 35,253 people in 1.49 square kilometers in one part of the world and 56,916 people in 2,175,600 square kilometers we could spread out and people could have a lot more space. That just does not make sense to me. Well, those are my observations from researching this blog. I will have some more intersting information for you on Friday!