With more than 7 billion people sharing our planet, it is quite an amazing fact that some parts have 11,000 people living per square kilometer whereas, some have only 0.01. Nevertheless, not all beautiful places need to be crowded. In fact, if you are a nature lover and looking to explore virgin areas, these least populated places are the ones you should check out.
Bordered by Russia and China, Mongolia is one of the least populated countries, has only 2 persons living per square kilometer, and has a very dry climate that is not conducive for urbanization. The country has gained popularity for its impressive breeds of horses that are also the means of transportation. Its a country of adventure and a land of nomads, has a great history behind.
This name might have surprised you, however, most Aussies live in the cities by the coast leading to just 3 people per square kilometer in some other places. Yes, this is the driest place and less favorable for any organic growth, resulting in being least populated. There is a huge swing in the temperature i.e., from freezing nights to 40C during the day. You can experience the shades of red around you, the remarkable Kings Canyon, Uluru Kata National Park, and more.
Despite the population, Greenland has only 0.3 people per square kilometer due to its land size. Tourists and the few people residing have to travel by boat, dogsled, snowmobile, or helicopter since there are no roads connecting the villages. So, visiting Greenland could be expensive. However, the magnificent mountainscapes, kayaking, rock climbing, and fishing could be worth every penny.
Namibia’s dry soil takes up a large part of the country, has slightly less than 3 people per square kilometer, and is among the top three countries with lowest population. The country is one of the best places in South Africa to watch wild life. Etosha National Park, Damaraland, Caprivi Strip, etc, are some to name.
With 3 people per square kilometer, Guyana has a lot to offer in terms of outdoor activities, and is home to flora and fauna. The place is full of natural habitats giving you an opportunity for wild-life viewing in the rainforest, and giant anteaters in southern savannas. Guyana is also popular for Kaieteur Falls, one of the tallest and powerful waterfalls in the world.
Located in the far north of Canada, Nunavut has only 30,000 people living in the areas of almost 2 million square kilometers, resulting in 0.01 people per square kilometer. Baffin Island, Auyuittuq National Park, Sirmilik National Park, are some of the tourist attractions.
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By Jyoti Khatri
Jyoti Khatri writes for Chillwall on fun events, fitness, lifestyle near me and around the world.