Special Report

The Most (and Least) Crowded Countries in the World

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15. Russian Federation
> People per square mile: 22.8
> Population: 144.3 million
> Land area: 6.3 million square miles
> 25-yr. population change: -2.9%

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14. Gabon
> People per square mile: 19.9
> Population: 2.0 million
> Land area: 99,486.9 square miles
> 25-yr. population change: 102.4%

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13. Central African Republic
> People per square mile: 19.1
> Population: 4.6 million
> Land area: 240,533.8 square miles
> 25-yr. population change: 52.4%

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12. Kazakhstan
> People per square mile: 17.1
> Population: 17.8 million
> Land area: 1.0 million square miles
> 25-yr. population change: 8.2%

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11. Mauritania
> People per square mile: 10.8
> Population: 4.3 million
> Land area: 397,955.3 square miles
> 25-yr. population change: 106.3%

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