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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Here come the Macau terrorists!

Often you will see the media hammer home how densely populated the Gaza Strip is, as if that excuses terrorist behavior and the fact that the Palestinians have failed to build a decent infrastructure there over the decades. Well, unfortunately, there seem to be many far-more crowded (and yet productive) areas of the world.

It's a wonder that we don't see any suicide bombers from Hong Kong or Gilbraltar.

Country/region

Population

Area (km2)

Density

Macau, SAR, PRC

449,198

25.4

17,685

Monaco

32,409

1.95

16,620

Singapore

4,425,720

692.7

6,389

Hong Kong

6,898,686

1,092

6,317

Gibraltar

27,884

6.5

4,290

Gaza Strip

1,376,289

360

3,823


Gaza has less than one quarter of the population density of Macau and Monaco, those hotbeds of terror.