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Countries with the Lowest Population Density

Try to name the 24 countries with the lowest population density.
Density in people / square kilometer. Not counting external territories such as Greenland.
Population as of 2 July 2023
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: July 3, 2023
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First submittedJuly 25, 2012
Times taken128,257
Average score66.7%
Rating4.97
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Density
Country
2.20
Mongolia
3.15
Namibia
3.44
Australia
3.64
Iceland
3.79
Guyana
3.80
Suriname
3.88
Canada
3.91
Libya
Density
Country
4.60
Botswana
4.72
Mauritania
7.20
Kazakhstan
8.45
Russia
9.11
Gabon
9.22
Central African Republic
11.3
Bolivia
13.4
Turkmenistan
Density
Country
14.2
Chad
15.0
Oman
16.4
Finland
16.5
Argentina
16.9
Paraguay
16.9
Norway
17.2
Saudi Arabia
17.9
Republic of the Congo
113 Comments
+17
Level 67
May 29, 2014
How can so many people get Argentina?! I didn't even think of it.
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Level 83
Jul 12, 2014
Because it's huge?
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Level 51
Apr 25, 2015
That's how I guessed it.
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Level 86
Aug 4, 2014
Argentina was one of the first that I got. I simply know that there are less than 50 million people on 3 million km², that's a low density indeed...
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Level 70
Aug 12, 2019
Me too! But Suriname isnt' huge! Why it's on the list?
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Level 75
Oct 12, 2023
They're a lot bigger than they look on mercator.
+23
Level 70
Apr 22, 2020
Guyana and Suriname aren't huge, but they have a very small population (less than a million) because they are mostly covered in rainforest.
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Level 65
Apr 12, 2021
About half the size of France
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Level 67
May 6, 2022
Everybody knows that.
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Level 81
Oct 12, 2023
Most people don’t even know that they exist.
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Level 82
May 22, 2016
Because it's big and largely empty. Besides, I don't know about you, but when I think about stereotypical Argentine images I think of towering Andean peaks and wide open pampas and gauchos - not exactly imagery that makes you think 'crowded'. Patagonia is mostly just empty, wind-blasted treeless steppe.
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Level 44
Jun 7, 2020
I was just in Patagonia earlier this year, and remembered how vast and lonely that part of the world can be.. First country I thought of after the obvious Mongolia!
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Level 43
Dec 26, 2021
Patagonia
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Level 49
Mar 21, 2023
for real though
+1
Level 70
Jul 7, 2023
after 9 years its still huge
+44
Level 45
Sep 1, 2015
Oman, this quiz was kinda difficult for me.
+46
Level 55
Sep 18, 2015
Belize me, I didn't do as well as I thought I would either.
+32
Level 22
Jun 14, 2016
CARm on guys! Need to pick it up a bit more.
+44
Level 66
Sep 3, 2016
My score was so bad it made me want to move to another country and change my Suriname
+22
Level 70
Dec 23, 2017
oman that's a terrible pun!
+33
Level 89
Nov 3, 2018
Canada ya a favor and tell you you're just embarrassing yourself?
+35
Level 69
Nov 12, 2018
Well, at least there's Norway this can get any worse…
+34
Level 90
Dec 4, 2018
I Syria-sly doubt that.
+18
Level 70
Dec 4, 2018
OuCH! 'AD enough of this! Russian' around the place to escape. If I said I didn't find it funny Icelander you though.
+30
Level 45
Dec 14, 2018
I'm Ghana freak out at the next pun.
+5
Level 77
May 21, 2019
N-word, Belize!
+26
Level 69
May 31, 2019
Why do you Botswana continue this chain.
+13
Level 26
Jun 12, 2019
There is Guyana girl chatting to one another
+13
Level 57
Aug 14, 2019
This chain is never Ghana end Mozam-beCARse there's too many countries Indi-a world, Niger.
+23
Level 58
Jun 7, 2020
This is starting Togo towards being the worst pun chain on Jetpunk.
+14
Level 55
Jun 7, 2020
You all Mauritania-ward for these amazing puns!
+18
Level 84
Jun 8, 2020
I've Benin some Laos-y threads on JetPunk, Tuvalu-minous to count, but this ano-Mali takes the cake. I think everyone a-Greece.
+10
Level 72
Jun 9, 2020
Stop this Chad-ing, it's getting Mali-gnant
+6
Level 43
Dec 1, 2020
I think this chain is actually quite UK - well, more or Lesotho.
+15
Level 71
Dec 12, 2020
Kuwait a minute, are you telling me this comment thread had been going 5 years without Finnish?
+16
Level 52
Jan 14, 2021
If you want it to Finnish you're gonna have to Sweden the deal a bit
+2
Level 45
Jan 21, 2021
This deal will always be SAU-di.
+3
Level 37
Feb 10, 2021
I've never benin a country pun chain such as this one before.
+3
Level 65
Mar 9, 2021
this is ghana give me a headache, I got togo.
+4
Level 40
Mar 9, 2021
i bet there are some better puns india back of my brain
+3
Level 35
Jul 19, 2021
I bet there are Ger-many people who want this to end
+3
Level 36
Feb 3, 2022
Ye-men we should really stop
+4
Level 33
Feb 8, 2022
anyone with a bahrain knows theres norway this will stop
+3
Level 81
Feb 24, 2022
I wonder how long this Congo on
+3
Level 40
May 6, 2022
ThiSpain is killing me
+3
Level 57
May 6, 2022
We are all just China have some fun.

Canada-ble pun join the chain?

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Level 76
May 6, 2022
Kenya believe this has been going for seven years?!
+4
Level 74
May 6, 2022
7 years... I can't believe Israel!
+3
Level 60
May 7, 2022
You must live under Iraq if you haven't seen this before
+1
Level 60
May 7, 2022
I still think the chain on the Shortest Elements Quiz that I check on periodically is superuior. Here I'm out of my element.
+2
Level 65
May 26, 2022
I really don't appreciate all the puns, I'm china focus on eating my turkey, which, alas, karrots are not part of this meal. The chef must have a terrible korea
+1
Level 27
Jun 5, 2022
I need to put in mauritaniar in order to eat my turkey, but I need to eritreas my steps beCARse I forgot where I put it
+1
Level 46
Aug 1, 2022
Iran from the ghost I saw.
+1
Level 60
Oct 4, 2022
Stop acting like gabons and Libya alone
+1
Level 53
Oct 30, 2022
This Israelly getting out of hand...
+1
Level 56
Feb 13, 2023
I can't Bolivia thought of so many puns!
+1
Level 49
Feb 13, 2023
I'm ghana go to get in the CAR so i can leave. I've Benin hear tuvalung.
+1
Level 47
May 5, 2023
sorry did we go Tuvalu. I'll Libya alone now
+1
Level 43
Jun 1, 2023
I bhutan apple on the table.
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Level 70
Mar 20, 2024
France
+2
Level 40
Jun 11, 2021
Yemen!
+1
Level 61
Sep 8, 2023
Honestly I am not Ghana go to travel, just Togo to a place Ive Benin before. Or IT A LYric.
+1
Level 59
Feb 12, 2024
This chain is as goat-like as Michael Jordan or Lebanon James, or even Russial Westbrook.
+1
Level 33
May 21, 2024
This Congo any longer
+2
Level 66
Apr 29, 2016
I didn't get Iceland (sorry bud), CAR, Guyana, Suriname and Belize
+4
Level 73
Jul 12, 2016
Denmark should make the list.

Was Greenland taken into account when calculating the density for Denmark?

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Level 83
Jul 14, 2016
Seeing as how it wasn't in the answers, clearly not.
+13
Level 27
Mar 31, 2020
"Not counting external territories such as Greenland." It's on the caveat.
+1
Level 69
Jun 15, 2024
Probably wasn't when he commented 4 years earlier
+3
Level 22
Jul 15, 2016
How did I NOT get Iceland? My favourite country!
+1
Level 66
Sep 14, 2023
I only remembered the Nordics at the very end! I completely disregarded Europe, but then remembered how Iceland somehow has
+1
Level 22
Jul 18, 2016
I was guessing all these countries and I was surprised that belize is on here and so few people got it
+2
Level 27
Feb 25, 2018
I got Gabon and not Turkmenistan...what is my mind
+1
Level 32
Apr 23, 2018
Fricken Gabon and Belize
+2
Level 69
Nov 12, 2018
Gabon. IT'S ALWAYS FREAKIN' GABON.
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Level 82
Nov 26, 2018
Belize must have just dropped off because it says the 5 points I earned on this today were new, and it's not on the list now.
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Level 72
Nov 3, 2018
Some quite obscure answers on here have reasonably high scores. I can only assume people read the comments before they try the quiz.
+18
Level 69
Nov 12, 2018
One person's obscurity is another's obvious answer.
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Level 82
Nov 26, 2018
I got them all without cheating. I started with the answer I knew was #1. Then I guessed Iceland because I know they have a very low population and I remember seeing them on such lists before. Then I moved on to guessing countries that were very large with relatively low populations... mostly the frozen, jungle, or desert countries I referenced in a comment above. That took care of all the rest in the Americas, Asia, northern Europe, and the Sahara. And finally I turned to guessing random countries in Africa since I know that African countries by and large, though growing rapidly now, still don't have the population density of most more prosperous countries- that got me the last few stragglers.
+1
Level 82
May 6, 2022
This comment seems to have gone missing now. I remember pointing out before that most of these countries are not very hospitable to human habitation, being either desert, jungle or tundra.
+1
Level 71
Dec 4, 2018
According to Wikipedia Niger's density is 12.1. Also, the numbers in the answer stats and in the quiz itself don't match. :S
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Level 79
Dec 4, 2018
I literally tried each and every one of the "-stans" (except Pakistan) before I thought "Nah, Turkmenistan's not gonna be on there either…"
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Level 82
Dec 4, 2018
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are relatively small. Uzbekistan is fairly populous. Kazakhstan makes the list.
+1
Level 56
Jun 7, 2020
you forgot to mention Afghanistan
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Level 48
Dec 5, 2018
Missed Bolivia for some reason, got 23 though.
+1
Level 47
May 5, 2023
I can't Bolivia
+1
Level 45
Mar 8, 2020
How did I forget Iceland and even AUSTRALIA?

Also, I was going to type Botswana but time ended and forgot how to type C.A.R.(:D)

Good quiz!

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Level 73
Jun 7, 2020
Can't believe I forgot Canada.
+1
Level 62
Jun 8, 2020
if palestine was a country it would be here considering that all they have is desert
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Level 52
Jun 8, 2020
Actually Palestine is very densely populated, being almost entirely urban. The Gaza Strip in particular is one of the most densely populated places on the planet. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/212340/20-most-densely-populated-countries-and-territories
+2
Level 32
Sep 8, 2020
oman we need to start the pun chain again
+2
Level 33
Feb 8, 2022
kuwait, there's already another one
+1
Level 67
May 19, 2023
mali could think of I already used
+1
Level 66
Sep 12, 2020
Got Suriname. Got Gabon. Got Turkmenistan. Got Congo. Got Mauritania. Got CAR. Forgot Russia. :.(
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Level 49
Sep 13, 2020
i feel like that greenland should count as part of denmark and not be left out totally.
+4
Level 72
Dec 4, 2020
I like how the first 5 are from 5 different continents.
+1
Level 25
Sep 27, 2021
Gabooooooooooooon!

Why does almost every game I play has Gabon?

+1
Level 60
May 7, 2022
Equatorial Guinea is the one that seems randomly everywhere for me. Crude oil, Spanish-speaking countries... But I guess Equatorial Guinea has only 93 features quiz appearances and Gabon has 112 features quiz appearances.
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Level 33
Feb 8, 2022
i somehow got both guyana and suriname, don't ask how
+1
Level 81
Feb 24, 2022
How?
+2
Level 78
Apr 18, 2022
You spray enough shot out there, sometimes you get a hit. I'm talking to you, Gabon.
+1
Level 67
May 6, 2022
I always found it amusing that the world's least densely-populated country (Mongolia) is right next to, arguably, its most intensely-populated (China).
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Level 65
Mar 7, 2023
China is not that dense, around 150 per km2. Countries like India are much higher (same population, much smaller territory), countries like Bangladesh or the Netherlands are at another order of magnitude. But the top of the list are small city-states like Singapore or Monaco.

China has a lot of relatively empty land, notably in the west of the country.

+1
Level 47
May 6, 2022
Finally I got them all, 1:08 left! Bolivia was the last one
+1
Level 62
Nov 21, 2022
I haven't benin one of these countries, I think im ready togo.
+3
Level 72
Jul 3, 2023
I tried all but 2 of the ‘Stans (if you include Pakistan in that group) and then moved on, I tried all but three of the countries in South America before moving on. All were correct answers. Frustrating.

Great quiz though.

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Level 60
Jul 4, 2023
Just like me with South America. I didn't try probably the same 3 (or Brazil) and spent about a minute wondering what I could have missed. I got them with 4 seconds left.
+1
Level 58
Jul 6, 2023
oh no I misspelled Mauritania, didnt noticed it, thought it wasnt on the list bc it didnt accept it, and couldnt find out the last one bc I've already tried it. So sad
+1
Level 22
Jul 8, 2023
Where is South Sudan?
+2
Level 68
Oct 12, 2023
South of Sudan
+1
Level 76
Jul 25, 2023
crazy how the numbers are still so high
+1
Level 46
Oct 13, 2023
Wow, I got this on the first try.

Knew a lot of these countries would be here, then I just kept guessing more south American and African countries, and got it.

+1
Level 60
Jun 1, 2024
I bet that if you were to exclude Ulaanbaatar's population from Mongolia, the density would nearly halve.