Interactive Map of Heavy Metal Bands By Country Per Capita

Where are heavy metal bands the most dense when compared against a country’s total population?  The original static map (shown below) was created by Reddit user depo_s who took the listing of bands by country from the Encyclopaedia Metallum and calculated the number of bands per 100,000 people using numbers from the CIA World Factbook.

The nordic areas seem to rule in terms of the highest proportion of heavy metal bands to residents.  Finland leads the list of countries by far with 53.2 heavy metal bands per 100,000 residents.  Sweden is the second most dense country with 37.14 metal bands per 100,000 residents.  Interestingly, the Encyclopaedia Metallum lists Svalbard, an  archipelago that makes up the northern part of Norway as its own country.  With only one band but also only 1,970 residents, it ranks as the second densest listing.  With the fourth place ranking, Liechtenstein with 27.24 bands per 100,000 residents was the only non nordic placement in the top five list.  Finally, Norway, was listed as the fifth densest with 26.99 bands per 100,000.  Adjusting for Svalbard didn’t have much impact on that proportion.

Map of Heavy Metal Bands By Country Per Capita

Map of Heavy Metal Bands By Country Per Capita by SA-Depo, 2012. Click on map for larger image.

Interactive Map Showing the Density of Heavy Metal Bands By Country Per Resident

If you want to play with the numbers yourself, the data dump is listed below.  I imported a CSV of the table shown on the next page into Google Fusion Tables and created an intensity map in Google Maps. Hover over the individual countries to see the density values:


Table: Heavy Metal Bands by Country

This table lists the proportion of metal bands per 100,000 people, number of bands, and total population by country for each country with data about heavy metal bands.

Country Metal bands per 100000 people Bands Population
Albania 0.2664 8 3002859
Algeria 0.0621 22 35406303
Andorra 3.526 3 85082
Angola 0.0111 2 18056072
Argentina 3.1072 1311 42192494
Armenia 0.404 12 2970495
Australia 6.9178 1523 22015576
Austria 9.9395 817 8219743
Azerbaijan 0.0421 4 9493600
Bahrain 0.8011 10 1248348
Bangladesh 0.0155 25 161083804
Barbados 0.3475 1 287733
Belarus 2.3054 220 9542883
Belgium 9.0723 947 10438353
Belize 0.3051 1 327719
Bolivia 1.3411 138 10290003
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.774 82 4622292
Botswana 0.3336 7 2098018
Brazil 1.8696 3846 205716890
Brunei 4.1587 17 408786
Bulgaria 3.339 235 7037935
Burma 0.0037 2 54584650
Canada 7.3003 2504 34300083
Chile 6.6618 1137 17067369
China 0.0118 159 1343239923
Colombia 1.9452 880 45239079
Costa Rica 2.3726 110 4636348
Croatia 6.5401 293 4480043
Cuba 0.6411 71 11075244
Cyprus 3.8662 44 1138071
Czech Republic 10.8575 1105 10177300
Democratic Republic of Congo 0.0014 1 73599190
Denmark 12.6455 701 5543453
Dominican Republic 0.2082 21 10088598
Ecuador 1.3006 198 15223680
Egypt 0.0155 13 83688164
El Salvador 1.3792 84 6090646
Estonia 12.3165 157 1274709
Faroe Islands 16.1672 8 49483
Finland 53.2023 2800 5262930
France 5.7306 3761 65630692
Georgia 0.2188 10 4570934
Germany 10.0313 8156 81305856
Gibraltar 13.777 4 29034
Greece 13.271 1429 10767827
Greenland 1.7333 1 57695
Guam 3.2315 6 185674
Guatemala 0.5249 74 14099032
Guyana 0.2696 2 741908
Honduras 0.3375 28 8296693
Hungary 9.2283 919 9958453
Iceland 22.6705 71 313183
India 0.0093 112 1205073612
Indonesia 0.2325 577 248216193
Iran 0.052 41 78868711
Iraq 0.0193 6 31129225
Ireland 5.6967 269 4722028
Israel 2.5162 191 7590758
Italy 7.7618 4755 61261254
Jamaica 0.0346 1 2889187
Japan 1.1007 1402 127368088
Jordan 0.3995 26 6508887
Kazakhstan 0.1541 27 17522010
Kenya 0.0023 1 43013341
Kuwait 0.0756 2 2646314
Kyrgyzstan 0.0728 4 5496737
Laos 0.0304 2 6586266
Latvia 3.0115 66 2191580
Lebanon 0.8212 34 4140289
Libya 0.0297 2 6733620
Liechtenstein 27.2383 10 36713
Lithuania 3.517 124 3525761
Luxembourg 12.5718 64 509074
Macedonia 3.5056 73 2082370
Madagascar 0.0266 6 22585517
Malaysia 1.3263 387 29179952
Maldives 1.5211 6 394451
Malta 11.712 48 409836
Mexico 1.2603 1449 114975406
Moldova 0.6563 24 3656843
Monaco 19.6657 6 30510
Mongolia 0.1887 6 3179997
Montenegro 0.9127 6 657394
Morocco 0.0371 12 32309239
Mozambique 0.0043 1 23515934
Namibia 0.0923 2 2165828
Nepal 0.0401 12 29890686
Netherlands 10.424 1744 16730632
New Caledonia 1.1531 3 260166
New Zealand 5.5454 240 4327944
Nicaragua 0.3143 18 5727707
Norway 26.9583 1269 4707270
Oman 0.0324 1 3090150
Pakistan 0.0258 49 190291129
Panama 1.5669 55 3510045
Paraguay 1.2688 83 6541591
Peru 0.9882 292 29549517
Philippines 0.1571 163 103775002
Poland 6.5391 2512 38415284
Portugal 9.1082 982 10781459
Puerto Rico 3.0508 122 3998905
Qatar 0.0512 1 1951591
Romania 1.2907 282 21848504
Russia 1.41 1947 138082178
San Marino 6.2228 2 32140
Saudi Arabia 0.0452 12 26534504
Serbia 3.6006 262 7276604
Singapore 3.6238 194 5353494
Slovakia 7.7329 424 5483088
Slovenia 9.0152 180 1996617
South Africa 0.2438 119 48810427
South Korea 0.3623 177 48860500
Spain 4.7318 2226 47042984
Sri Lanka 0.0884 19 21481334
Suriname 0.1785 1 560157
Svalbard 50.7614 1 1970
Sweden 37.1384 3381 9103788
Switzerland 9.431 722 7655628
Syria 0.0755 17 22530746
Taiwan 0.186 43 23113901
Tajikistan 0.0386 3 7768385
Thailand 0.1938 130 67091089
Trinidad and Tobago 0.4077 5 1226383
Tunisia 0.1211 13 10732900
Turkey 0.5041 402 79749461
Turkmenistan 0.0396 2 5054828
Uganda 0.0056 2 35873253
Ukraine 1.0902 489 44854065
United Arab Emirates 0.3575 19 5314317
United Kingdom 5.1327 3236 63047162
United States 5.495 17246 313847465
Uruguay 3.1963 106 3316328
Uzbekistan 0.0176 5 28394180
Venezuela 0.9555 268 28047938
Vietnam 0.0426 39 91519289



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