Exploring Rate In The Context of Population

Explore Populations and Areas

Work Time

Explore Populations and Areas

  • Select three countries using the World Map interactive and write down their populations and areas.
  • Calculate the population density for each country you selected. Show your work.
  • Which country has the highest population density?
  • Which country has the lowest population density?
  • Do any of the three countries have an approximately equal population density?



  • Population density is a rate that compares the population of a country to the area of the country. It describes how crowded a country is.
  • The countries all have different areas and different populations. Compare the countries by finding the number of people in one square mile of each country.
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