Iraq - Population density

Population density (people per sq. km of land area)

The value for Population density (people per sq. km of land area) in Iraq was 75.89 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 75.89 in 2011 and a minimum value of 17.31 in 1961.

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.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank population estimates.

See also:

Year Value
1961 17.31
1962 17.77
1963 18.27
1964 18.81
1965 19.40
1966 20.03
1967 20.70
1968 21.42
1969 22.16
1970 22.91
1971 23.68
1972 24.46
1973 25.26
1974 26.09
1975 26.94
1976 27.80
1977 28.68
1978 29.59
1979 30.53
1980 31.49
1981 32.32
1982 33.17
1983 34.05
1984 34.95
1985 35.87
1986 36.95
1987 38.06
1988 39.20
1989 40.38
1990 41.60
1991 42.77
1992 43.97
1993 45.21
1994 46.49
1995 47.80
1996 49.26
1997 50.77
1998 52.33
1999 53.94
2000 55.59
2001 57.02
2002 58.48
2003 59.98
2004 61.52
2005 63.10
2006 65.01
2007 66.97
2008 69.00
2009 71.58
2010 73.75
2011 75.89

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization