17 Most Densely Populated Places on Earth

Here are 17 Most Densely Populated Places on Earth.

17. Manhattan, New York (For Reference)

Manhattan-Most Densely Populated Places on Earth

Area: 59.5 km2 (22.96 sq mi)

Population: 1,619,090

Population density: 26,939/km2 (69,771/sq mi)

Because Manhattan has so many office buildings, it swells to about 3.94 million during the day, giving a population density of about 171,000 per square mile / 66,000 per square km.

The Upper West Side is primarily residential, with 209,000 people / 1.9 square miles, meaning about 110,000 people per square mile / 42,500 per square kilometer.

16. Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines-Most Densely Populated Places on Earth

The most densely populated city in the world.

Area: 38.55 km2 (14.88 sq mi)

Population: 1,652,171

Population density 42,858/km2 (111,000/sq mi).

15. Malé, Island (divisions Henveiru, Galolhu, Machchangolhi, Maafannu), Republic of Maldives

Malé, Island (divisions Henveiru, Galolhu, Machchangolhi, Maafannu), Republic of Maldives-Most Densely Populated Places on Earth

Area: 1.952 km2 (0.754 sq mi)

Population: 92.555

Population density: 47,416/km2

14. Fadiouth Island, Dakar

Fadiouth, Island, Dakar-Most Densely Populated Places on Earth

Area: 0.15 km2 (0.06 sq mi)

Population: 9,000

Population density: 60,000/km2 (155,400 / sq mi)

13. St. James Town Neighborhood, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

St. James Town neigbourhood, Toronto, Ontario, Canada-Most Densely Populated Places on Earth

One of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in North America

Area: 0.23 km2 (0.09 sq mi)

Population: 13,974

Population density: 60,915 / km2 (155,905 sq mi)

12. Tin Shui Wai New Town, Yuen Long District, Hong Kong

Tin Shui Wai New Town, Yuen Long District, Hong Kong-Most Densely Populated Places on Earth

Area: 4.3 km2 (1.7 sq mi)

Population: 270,000

Population density: 62,790/km2 (162,600/sq mi)

11. Migingo Island, Lake Victoria, claimed both by Kenya and Uganda

Migingo Island, Lake Victoria, claimed both by Kenya and Uganda-Most Densely Populated Places on Earth

Area: 0.002 km2 (0.0008 sq mi)

Population: 131

Population density: 65,500/km2 (169,500/sq mi)

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