Agriculture Review

Physiological Density: Meaning & Importance

By Aditya abhishek


The total number of people per unit area of arable land is called Physiological density. 


The formula that you can use to calculate physiological density is: Total Population ÷ Total Area of Farmland = Physiological Population Density


Higher physiological density means that higher number of farmers are using agricultural land. 


A country with higher physiological density may reach its output limit sooner than a country that has lower physiological density. 


Moreover more farmers controlling a limited arable land can result in lower production of same crop


Farmers are not able to earn huge profit because landholdings are small, hence production  is less.

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In the world Singapore has the highest physiological density. It has a physiological density of 440,998 per square kilometre of arable land.

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