Most Densely Populated Countries with Exceptions

What are the most densely populated countries over 30,000 square kilometers?
Density in people per km2. Based on population from Worldometers, October 2 2021.
Hint: 30,000 square km is roughly the size of Armenia, Lesotho, or the state of Maryland
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Last updated: October 2, 2021
First submittedOctober 14, 2016
Times taken28,837
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Density
Country
1130
Bangladesh
660
Taiwan
512
South Korea
441
India
411
Netherlands
382
Belgium
371
Philippines
Density
Country
333
Japan
328
Sri Lanka
297
Vietnam
282
United Kingdom
256
Pakistan
235
Germany
230
Nigeria
Density
Country
226
Dominican Republic
215
North Korea
212
Switzerland
202
Nepal
200
Italy
197
Uganda
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2016
Just missed: Guatemala and China. Also, Rwanda and Burundi would have appeared on the list but are slightly too small.
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Level 90
Oct 21, 2016
That surprised me, I thought Rwanda and Burundi would've been big enough.
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Level 60
Mar 25, 2019
Haiti was not far behind with 400pop/sqkm but with onl 27K sqkm of area
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2016
The biggest challenge was trying to visualize how big 30,000 km2 is. Maybe give some sort of indication how big that is in the instructions?
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Level 82
Oct 21, 2016
I tend to have the same problem - and it's not km^2 versus mi^2 - it's just hard for many people to visualize land areas that large. BTW, per Wikipedia, Lesotho is just above the 30k mark, and Armenia is just below.
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2016
in the notes you could write down the name of the biggest country that is less than 30,000 km2
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Level 83
Mar 16, 2017
I'm encouraged that the mile users are grown up enough to admit this has nothing to do with units. Would expect different comments if the exception was made in sq mi instead of sq km.
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2016
Added a hint!
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Level 84
Nov 7, 2016
Belgium : 30528 km².
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Level 63
Mar 16, 2017
And? Belgium is on the list.
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Level 83
Mar 16, 2017
Maybe he's offering up an example of a country just above the target size.
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Level 52
Mar 16, 2017
Being used to Mercator projections at school doesn't help either...
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Level 52
Mar 16, 2017
All images from North Korea we ocidentals see are enormous empty spaces in the cities, I supposed it was sparsely inhabited. Nepal, being so... "mountainous", I was sure it would have low density.
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Level 57
Nov 4, 2018
Haha I've spent many years living in Nepal, and I missed it too! It's certainly crowded in Kathmandu and any semi-urbanish area, but yeah, lots and lots of relatively sparsely inhabited hills. (And mountains. Those too.)
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Level 68
Oct 19, 2019
It is tricky, but since there are so many people living all over in the hills I could see how Nepal made it. Lots of people in the Terai too.
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Level 77
Mar 16, 2017
QM, it would be nice if you accepted "the DR" for the Dominican Republic, and it would also lessen the number of freebies for Dominica on certain quizzes.
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2021
"DR" is accepted. "The ..." is never used on Jetpunk for the names of countries, even when it's common to say them that way. No "The Philippines", "The Gambia", "The Ukraine", "The Czech Republic".
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Level 52
Mar 16, 2017
This quiz is a great idea: it really made me think deeply because you have to consider the size as well as the population.
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Level 64
Apr 25, 2017
Thanks! and yes, that is accurate :)
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Level 54
Mar 16, 2017
This quiz got me to lv. 33! I love this site, I have used it for maybe a month. Also, this is my first comment
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Level 47
Mar 16, 2017
Had no idea Nepal, Switzerland and North Korea were that densely populated
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Level 69
Dec 13, 2021
People habe a impression of large mountainous areas all over Switzerland. But between the two mountain chains, the "Plateau" is a super dense area, with all the major cities and rarely more than 1 km between villages.
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Level 67
Mar 17, 2017
How did I get Dominican Republic but not Japan???!
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Level 65
Apr 25, 2017
Missed DR, NK and Uganda. North Korea never shows up for anything! They've found their niche
+1
Level 76
Oct 19, 2019
1.9% people got 100, including me! Yay
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Level 83
Oct 19, 2019
"The next time you make it to the end zone, act like you’ve been there before.” -Vince Lombardi
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Level 76
Oct 19, 2019
Maine is actually bigger than Netherlands and Belgium combined. Maybe change the hint.
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Level 64
Oct 19, 2019
Okay, the hint has been changed to Maryland.
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Level 68
Jan 16, 2020
Is Haiti too small?
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Level 71
May 13, 2021
Yep, right about 27K sq km.
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Level 73
Dec 10, 2021
I managed to miss South Korea but got Uganda *facepal*