Population Density (People Per sq. km of Land Area)


Definition

Population Density (People Per sq. km of Land Area)

Data Provider: World Bank, World Development Indicators

Data Source: Food and Agriculture Organisation and World Bank population estimates

Data Name: Population Density (people per sq. km of land area)

Data Year: The latest data displayed are for 2013 and was accessed from the World Bank on 6 August 2014

Data Periodicity: The data are updated annually

Data Definition: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship - except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

Data Methodology: Read more on the specific methodology for this data at the World Bank