Portugal - Population density

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

The value for Population density (people per sq. km of land area) in Portugal was 115.41 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 116.29 in 2010 and a minimum value of 94.32 in 1972.

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 97.59
1962 98.29
1963 98.69
1964 98.75
1965 98.35
1966 97.61
1967 96.99
1968 96.58
1969 95.71
1970 94.87
1971 94.47
1972 94.32
1973 94.35
1974 95.68
1975 99.38
1976 102.25
1977 103.34
1978 104.46
1979 105.59
1980 106.74
1981 107.67
1982 108.33
1983 108.83
1984 109.25
1985 109.55
1986 109.65
1987 109.62
1988 109.50
1989 109.34
1990 109.11
1991 108.94
1992 108.96
1993 109.10
1994 109.33
1995 109.62
1996 109.92
1997 110.29
1998 110.70
1999 111.17
2000 111.76
2001 112.49
2002 113.32
2003 114.11
2004 114.78
2005 115.33
2006 115.71
2007 115.98
2008 116.13
2009 116.24
2010 116.29
2011 115.41

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization