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.

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 Pakistan183,936,0004.292.053,696,00034187,783,000October 6, 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 Philippines100,617,6302.301.901,825,00037100,240,000July 27, 2014Official population clock
8 Vietnam89,702,0002.091.04922,0006788,780,0002012Official estimate
9 Iran77,789,0001.791.29976,0005477,878,000October 6, 2014Official population clock
10 Thailand67,357,0001.570.76508,0009265,926,261September 1, 20102010 census result
11 Turkey76,668,000
Asia: 67,251,000
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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 Russia143,455,000
Asia: 38,055,000
19.440.15221,000450143,400,000April 1, 2013Official estimate
15 Iraq35,404,0000.833.061,051,0002333,330,0002011Official estimate
16 Malaysia30,476,0000.712.47734,0002830,386,000October 6, 2014Official population clock
17 Uzbekistan30,214,0000.711.48442,0004730,183,400July 1, 2013Official estimate
18 Saudi Arabia30,193,0000.703.41997,0002129,994,272July 1, 2013Official estimate
19   Nepal27,224,0000.641.35363,0005226,494,504June 22, 2011Final 2011 census result
20 Afghanistan25,758,0000.602.05517,0003425,500,100January 1, 2013Official estimate
21 North Korea25,313,0000.591.08271,0006424,052,231October 1, 2008Final 2008 census result
22 Yemen25,252,0000.592.96725,0002424,527,0002012Official estimate
23 Taiwan[5]23,344,0000.550.3684,00019223,373,517December 31, 2013Monthly official estimate
24 Syria22,169,0000.522.45531,0002921,377,000December 31, 2011Official estimate
25 Sri Lanka20,462,0000.480.71144,0009820,277,597March 21, 2012Preliminary 2012 census result
26 Kazakhstan17,030,0000.401.43240,0004917,165,000January 1, 2014Monthly official estimate
27 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 Israel8,047,0000.191.87150,000388,256,700October 6, 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 Jordan6,517,0000.152.84180,000256,634,800October 6, 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
37 Palestine4,421,0000.102.91125,000244,420,5492013Official estimate
38 Lebanon4,127,0000.101.5864,000443,759,1002007Official estimate
39 Oman3,942,0000.098.80319,00083,831,553February 28, 2013Monthly official estimate
40 Kuwait3,852,0000.092.94110,000243,065,850July 1, 2011Official estimate
41 Mongolia2,859,0000.071.4240,000492,754,685November 11, 20102010 census result
42 Qatar1,917,0000.043.8571,000181,916,426June 30, 2013Monthly official estimate
43 Bahrain1,546,0000.047.36106,000101,234,571April 27, 2010Final 2010 census result
44 Bhutan728,0000.020.977,00072752,510October 6, 2014Official population clock
45 Macau (China)[7]593,0000.013.8522,00018582,000December 31, 2012Official estimate
46 Brunei407,0000.011.757,00040393,162June 20, 2011Preliminary 2011 census result
47 Maldives331,0000.011.535,00046317,2802010Official estimate
Total4,282,816,000100.0001.2151,307,00058

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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.