According to the 2021 census data, there are only 26 people per square kilometre in Eden.
Its population of 54,700 is the smallest of the six local authorities in the rural county of Cumbria.
Powys in mid-Wales has the same population density.
Lancaster garden expert makes TV debut alongside Zoe Ball
Morecambe boy, 6, walks length of Hadrian’s Wall to buy books for school
Clean-cut three-floor family home on the market for £200,000
‘Unique and irreplaceable’ Lancaster landscape will be destroyed if 70 homes plan goes ahead, residents say
Where can I go swimming in Lancashire: Here are 10 splash parks and swimming pools to cool off in the heat
They are two of only eight local authority areas in England and Wales to have fewer than 50 inhabitants per square kilometre on census day last year.
For those wanting a slightly increased likelihood of bumping into a neighbour, Ryedale in north Yorkshire has 36 usual residents per square kilometre.
The others are Richmondshire and Craven (38 and 48, both also in north Yorkshire), Welsh areas Ceredigion (40) and Gwynedd (46), and West Devon (49).
Almost all of the most densely populated areas are in London, with 15,695 residents per square kilometre in Tower Hamlets.
Outside of London, there is a higher concentration of people in Luton (5,197), Portsmouth (5,153) and Leicester (5,026) than anywhere else.
Population density was calculated using figures rounded to the nearest hundred.