List of Asian countries by population

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This is a list of Asian countries and dependent territories by population, which is sorted by the mid-year normalized demographic projections. Russia is excluded, although some 40 million Russians live east of the Ural Mountains (that is, in Asia).

Table[edit]

RankCountry
(or dependent territory)
July 1, 2013
projection[1]
 % of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[2]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[3]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years)[4]
Alternative
figure
DateSource
1 China1,357,379,00031.690.506,688,0001401,354,040,000December 31, 2012Official estimate
2 India1,257,476,00029.361.6420,290,000431,210,569,573March 1, 2011Final 2011 census result
3 Indonesia248,731,0005.811.453,553,00048237,641,326May 20102010 census result
4 Pakistan183,936,0004.292.053,696,00034186,192,000April 15, 2014Official population clock
5 Bangladesh154,514,0003.611.372,081,00051152,518,015July 16, 2012Official estimate
6 Japan127,350,0002.97-0.15-192,000-127,120,000March 1, 2014Monthly official estimate
7 Philippines98,000,0052.301.901,825,0003799,391,000April 15, 2014Official population clock
8 Vietnam89,702,0002.091.04922,0006788,780,0002012Official estimate
9 Iran76,789,0001.791.29976,0005477,438,000April 15, 2014Official population clock
11 Thailand67,357,0001.570.76508,0009265,926,261September 1, 20102010 census result
12 Burma62,342,0001.461.901,160,0003761,566,85320132013 World Gazetteer projection
13 South Korea50,394,0001.180.78390,0008950,219,669July 1, 2013Official estimate
14 Iraq35,404,0000.833.061,051,0002333,330,0002011Official estimate
15 Malaysia30,476,0000.712.47734,0002830,156,000April 15, 2014Official population clock
16 Uzbekistan30,214,0000.711.48442,0004730,183,400July 1, 2013Official estimate
17 Saudi Arabia30,193,0000.703.41997,0002129,994,272July 1, 2013Official estimate
18   Nepal27,224,0000.641.35363,0005226,494,504June 22, 2011Final 2011 census result
19 Afghanistan25,758,0000.602.05517,0003425,500,100January 1, 2013Official estimate
20 North Korea25,313,0000.591.08271,0006424,052,231October 1, 2008Final 2008 census result
21 Yemen25,252,0000.592.96725,0002424,527,0002012Official estimate
22 Taiwan[5]23,344,0000.550.3684,00019223,373,517December 31, 2013Monthly official estimate
23 Syria22,169,0000.522.45531,0002921,377,000December 31, 2011Official estimate
24 Sri Lanka20,462,0000.480.71144,0009820,277,597March 21, 2012Preliminary 2012 census result
25 Kazakhstan17,030,0000.401.43240,0004917,165,000January 1, 2014Monthly official estimate
26 Cambodia14,572,0000.341.59228,0004413,395,682March 3, 2008Final 2008 census result
28 United Arab Emirates8,659,0000.201.56133,000458,264,0702010Official estimate
29 Israel8,047,0000.191.87150,000388,173,980April 15, 2014Monthly official estimate
30 Tajikistan8,044,0000.192.24176,000318,104,000October 1, 2013Official estimate
31 Hong Kong (China)[6]7,193,0000.170.5338,0001317,184,000July 1, 2013Official estimate
32 Laos6,581,0000.151.90123,000376,580,8002013Official estimate
33 Jordan6,517,0000.152.84180,000256,568,400April 15, 2014Official population clock
34 Kyrgyzstan5,717,0000.131.96110,000365,551,9002012Official estimate
35 Turkmenistan5,463,0000.131.8197,000397,864,64320132013 World Gazetteer projection
36 Singapore5,437,0000.132.35125,000305,310,000July 1, 2012Official estimate
38 Palestine4,421,0000.102.91125,000244,420,5492013Official estimate
39 Lebanon4,127,0000.101.5864,000443,759,1002007Official estimate
40 Oman3,942,0000.098.80319,00083,831,553February 28, 2013Monthly official estimate
41 Kuwait3,852,0000.092.94110,000243,065,850July 1, 2011Official estimate
43 Mongolia2,859,0000.071.4240,000492,754,685November 11, 20102010 census result
44 Qatar1,917,0000.043.8571,000181,916,426June 30, 2013Monthly official estimate
45 Bahrain1,546,0000.047.36106,000101,234,571April 27, 2010Final 2010 census result
48 Bhutan728,0000.020.977,00072746,240April 15, 2014Official population clock
49 Macau (China)[7]593,0000.013.8522,00018582,000December 31, 2012Official estimate
50 Brunei407,0000.011.757,00040393,162June 20, 2011Preliminary 2011 census result
51 Maldives331,0000.011.535,00046317,2802010Official estimate
Total4,282,816,000100.001.2151,307,00058

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Calculated, when available, from the latest national censuses or most recent official estimates (many of which are cited in their respective column), using the exponential formula shown on the List of countries by past and future population article. This is done to normalize the different populations to a unique date, so that they are really comparable.
  2. ^ It corresponds to the following formula: projection2013/projection2012x100-100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: projection2013*annual_growth/100.
  4. ^ It corresponds to the formula: LN(2)/LN(growth/100+1), which produces exactly the same result as LOG10(2)/LOG10(growth/100+1).
  5. ^ The island of Taiwan or the so-called Republic of China (ROC), which has been de facto independent from 1949 and is a partially recognized state, is claimed by the Communist People's Republic of China (PRC) to be one of its provinces.
  6. ^ Special Administrative Region (SAR)Former British colony, it definitely reverted to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997.
  7. ^ Special Administrative Region (SAR)Former portuguese colony, it reverted to Chinese sovereignty on December 20, 1999.