Synonyms of populous
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crowdedIf a place is crowded, it is full of people.
• The street was crowded and noisy.
packedA place that is packed is very crowded.
• The streets were packed with people.
filledfullcrowdedjammedcrammedswarmingoverflowingoverloadedseethingcongestedjam-packedchock-fullbursting at the seamscram-fullbrimfulchock-a-blockpacked like sardineshoatching (Scottish)loaded or full to the gunwales
teemingabounding in people, fish, insects, etc
• The area is usually teeming with tourists.
Thesaurus for populous from the Collins English Thesaurus