Special Report

The Most (and Least) Crowded Countries in the World

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5. Iceland
> People per square mile: 8.6
> Population: 334,252
> Land area: 38,706.7 square miles
> 25-yr. population change: 29.7%

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4. Australia
> People per square mile: 8.1
> Population: 24.1 million
> Land area: 3.0 million square miles
> 25-yr. population change: 39.6%

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3. Namibia
> People per square mile: 7.8
> Population: 2.5 million
> Land area: 317,873.9 square miles
> 25-yr. population change: 69.2%

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2. Mongolia
> People per square mile: 5.0
> Population: 3.0 million
> Land area: 599,832.6 square miles
> 25-yr. population change: 36.5%

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1. Greenland
> People per square mile: 0.4
> Population: 56,186
> Land area: 158,475.6 square miles
> 25-yr. population change: 1.2%

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