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Countries with the Lowest Population Density

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If you are looking to move somewhere that has tons of space, or you are not looking to interact with lots of people, here are some great countries!

Bolivia

Population density: 8 per square kilometer

Population: 8,857,900

Land area: 1,098,580 square kilometers

This is a landlocked country in South America. It has a multiethnic population, but there is still a strong presence of natives.

Chad

Population density: 8 per square kilometer

Population: 9,826,400

Land area: 1,284,000 square kilometers

Chad is a landlocked country in Africa. It has a desert climate, and is nicknamed “The Dead Heart of Africa.” It has over 200 different ethnicities and linguistic groups.

Central African Republic

Population density: 6 per square kilometer

Population: 3,799,900

Land area: 622,984 square kilometers

This is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is one of the poorest countries in the world.

Kazakhstan

Population density: 6 per square kilometer

Population: 15,185,000

Land area: 2,717,300 square kilometers

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Though this is the ninth largest country in the world, it is one of the least densely populated. It is landlocked, in Central Asia. It is home to many different ethnic groups, because many people were deported here during the USSR.

Gabon

Population density: 5 per square kilometer

Population: 1,389,200

Land area: 267,667 square miles

Gabon is situated on the Atlantic Ocean in Western Africa. Because of its small population density and its natural resources and foreign investment, it is prosperous for its region.

Guyana

Population density: 4 per square kilometer

Population: 765,300

Land area: 214,970 square kilometers

Guyana is on the Northern Coast of South America. Some of its regions, like Potaro-Siparuni and Cuyuni-Mazaruni, have less than 1 person per square kilometer.

Canada

Population density: 3 per square kilometer

Population: 32,805,000

Land area: 9,976,140 square kilometers

Canada is the second biggest country in the world, as it occupies most of North America. Most of the population lives on the border with the US. The northernmost parts are cold, snowy and largely uninhabitable.

Mauritania

Population density: 3 per square kilometer

Population: 3,086,900

Land area: 1,030,700 square kilometers

This is a country in Northwest Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the country is arid desert or semi-desert, and this is expanding due to drought.

Libya

Population density: 3 per square kilometer

Population: 5,765,600

Land area: 1,759,540 square kilometers

Libya is a Northern African country, on the Mediterranean Sea. Though Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa, it is hardly populated, and 90% of the country is desert. Tripoli, the capital, has 1.7 million people.

Suriname

Population density: 3 per square kilometer

Population: 438,100

Land area: 163,270 square kilometers

Suriname is a Northern South American country, smallest in the continent. It is a small, very ethnically, religiously and linguistically diverse country.

Iceland

Population density: 3 per square kilometer

Population: 296,700

Land area: 103,000 square kilometers

Iceland is an island country Northwest of the European continent. Though most of the population lives in cities, the cities are still pretty small.

Botswana

Population density: 3 per square kilometer

Population: 1,700,000

Land area: 600,370 square kilometers

Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Most of the country is covered by desert, and it is a very impoverished country.

Australia

Population density: 3 per square kilometer

Population: 21,885,016

Land area: 7,686,850 square kilometers

Though Australia is a big country in the Southern Hemisphere, most of the population is concentrated in cities or on the East side of the country. The great majority of the country is desert.

Namibia

Population density: 2 per square kilometer

Population: 2,710,000

Land area: 825,418 square kilometers

Namibia is a southern African country, that is on the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the population is concentrated in the North of the country.

Mongolia

Population density: 2 per square kilometer

Population: 270,000

Land Area: 1,565,000 square kilometers

Mongolia is a landlocked country in East and Central Asia. Its largest city, Ulan Bator, hosts about 40% of its population. Very little of the land is arable.

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