Which State in India has the Lowest Population Density?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : August 29th, 2022

In India, the state with the lowest population density is Arunachal Pradesh. The population density in the state is 17 persons per square kilometre. In contrast, the National Capital Territory of Delhi has the highest population density in India which is 11,297 persons per square kilometre. 

Population Density in India

The population density of India increased in all States and Union Territories between 1991 and 2011. The population density of our country in 2011 was 382 per square kilometre. Population density is defined as the number of persons per unit area. 

The sex ratio in India was 972 at the beginning of the twentieth century. It was 919 females per thousand males as per the census of 2011. On the other hand, the population of the country as on 1 March 2011 stood at 1,210.9 million which was increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011.

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  • The lowest density of population state in India is Arunachal Pradesh. Its population density is 17 persons per square kilometre whereas Delhi has the highest population density which is 11,297 persons per square kilometre. 

  • The number of persons per unit area which provides a better understanding of the spatial distribution of population in relation to land is called population density.


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