Population density shows us how populated an area is. We calculate the population density by dividing the number of inhabitants by the size of the area they live in. The measurement for area is square kilometres (km²)

In our Science sessions, Year 6 pupils found out about the population statistics of different countries around the world.

Spain has a population density of about 93 inhabitants per square kilometre. This is low compared to other European countries, such as the United Kingdom. The UK has a population density of about 253 inhabitants per square kilometre.

These were Year 6C results:

  • Spain: 93 inhabitants per square kilometre
  • Argentina: 15 inhabitants per square kilometre
  • Australia: 3 inhabitants per square kilometre
  • Germany: 230 inhabitants per square kilometre
  • Romania: 84 inhabitants per square kilometre
  • Ucrania: 76 inhabitants per square kilometre

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Do you want to find out about the population density of another country? For the latest and more updated information visit countryeconomy.com.

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