List of countries by population

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A map of world population. Gray-scale legend: 0 to 50 M to 400 M to 1,336 M (million), 2011.

This is a list of countries and dependent territories by population with inclusion within the list being based on the ISO standard ISO 3166-1.

The list includes sovereign states, inhabited dependent territories and, in some cases, constituent countries of sovereign states. The United Kingdom is considered (as a sovereign state) as a single entity in the lists while the constituent countries of the Netherlands are regarded separately.

Also given in percent is each country's population compared to the population of the world, which according to the United States Census Bureau population clock is estimated at 7.18 billion.[1] According to a separate estimate by the United Nations, world population exceeded 7 billion in October 2011.[2][3][4]

Method[edit]

Figures used in this chart are based on the most up to date estimate or projections[5] by the national census authority where available, and are usually rounded off. Where updated national data are not available, figures are based on the projections for 2014 by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.[6]

Because the compiled figures are not collected at the same time in every country, or at the same level of accuracy, the resulting numerical comparisons may create misleading conclusions. Furthermore, the addition of figures from all countries may not equal the world total. A handful of nations have not conducted a census in over 3 decades, providing high error margin estimates only.

Areas that form integral parts of sovereign states, such as the countries of the United Kingdom, are counted as part of the sovereign states concerned. Not included are other entities, such as the European Union,[7] that are not sovereign states, and dependent territories that do not have permanent populations, such as various countries' claims to Antarctica.

For a graphical version of this list, see list of countries by population (graphical). See also List of sovereign states and dependent territories by population density and the list of regional organizations by population.

Countries[edit]

Note: All dependent territories are shown in italics.

RankCountry (or dependent territory)PopulationDate% of world
population
Source
1 China[8]1,366,370,000August 26, 201419%Official population clock
2 India1,248,440,000August 26, 201417.4%Population clock
3 United States318,628,000August 26, 20144.43%Official population clock
4 Indonesia252,164,800July 1, 20143.51%Official estimate
5 Brazil203,054,000August 26, 20142.83%Official population clock
6 Pakistan188,020,000July 1, 20142.62%Official annual projection
7 Nigeria178,517,000July 1, 20142.48%UN projection[6]
8 Bangladesh156,861,000August 26, 20142.18%Official population clock
9 Russia[9]146,068,400June 1, 20142.03%Official estimate
10 Japan127,130,000August 1, 20141.77%Monthly official estimate
11 Mexico119,713,203July 1, 20141.67%Official projection
12 Philippines100,148,100August 26, 20141.39%Official population clock
13 Vietnam89,708,900July 1, 20131.25%Official estimate
14 Ethiopia87,952,991July 1, 20141.22%Official projection
15 Egypt87,039,900August 26, 20141.21%Official population clock
16 Germany80,781,000November 30, 20131.12%Monthly official estimate
17 Iran77,684,000August 26, 20141.08%Official population clock
18 Turkey76,667,864December 31, 20131.07%Official estimate
19 Democratic Republic of the Congo69,360,000July 1, 20140.97%UN projection
20 France[10]65,959,000July 1, 20140.92%Monthly official estimate
21 Thailand64,456,700July 1, 20120.9%Official estimate
22 United Kingdom64,105,700July 1, 20130.89%Annual official estimate
23 Italy60,762,320February 28, 20140.85%Monthly official estimate
24 Burma60,380,000July 1, 20110.84%Official estimate
25 South Africa54,002,000July 1, 20140.75%Official estimate
26 South Korea50,423,955July 1, 20140.7%Official projection
27 Colombia47,741,000August 26, 20140.66%Official population clock
28 Spain46,507,800January 1, 20140.63%Annual official estimate
29 Kenya45,546,000July 1, 20140.63%UN projection
30 Tanzania44,928,923August 26, 20120.63%2012 census result
31 Ukraine[11]42,818,239July 1, 20140.6%Monthly official estimate
32 Argentina42,669,500July 1, 20140.59%Official annual projection
33 Algeria38,700,000January 1, 20140.54%Official estimate
34 Poland38,496,000December 31, 20130.54%Official estimate
35 Sudan37,289,406July 1, 20140.52%Official annual projection
36 Iraq36,004,552July 1, 20140.5%Official annual projection
37 Canada35,427,524April 1, 20140.49%Official estimate
38 Uganda35,357,000July 1, 20130.49%Annual official estimate
39 Morocco33,360,100August 26, 20140.46%Official population clock
40 Peru30,814,175July 1, 20140.43%Official annual projection
41 Uzbekistan30,492,800January 1, 20140.42%Official estimate
42 Malaysia30,245,000August 26, 20140.42%Official population clock
43 Venezuela30,206,307June 30, 20140.42%Official annual projection
44 Saudi Arabia29,994,272July 1, 20130.42%Official estimate
45 Ghana27,043,093July 1, 20140.38%Official annual projection
46   Nepal26,494,504June 22, 20110.37%Final 2011 census result
47 Afghanistan26,023,1002013-20140.36%Official estimate
48 Yemen25,235,000July 1, 20130.35%Official estimate
49 North Korea25,027,000July 1, 20140.35%UN projection
50 Mozambique23,700,715July 1, 20120.33%Official estimate
51 Australia23,577,000August 26, 20140.328%Official population clock
52 Taiwan[12]23,398,263July 31, 20140.33%Monthly official estimate
53 Ivory Coast23,202,000July 1, 20120.32%Official estimate
54 Syria21,987,000July 1, 20140.31%UN projection[13]
55 Madagascar21,263,403July 1, 20120.3%Annual official estimate
56 Cameroon20,386,799July 1, 20120.28%Annual official estimate
57 Sri Lanka20,277,597March 21, 20120.28%Preliminary 2012 census result
58 Romania19,942,642January 1, 20140.28%Annual official estimate
59 Angola19,183,590July 1, 20130.27%Annual official estimate
60 Chile17,773,000July 1, 20140.25%UN projection
61 Burkina Faso17,322,796July 1, 20130.24%Official estimate
62 Kazakhstan17,285,000July 1, 20140.24%Monthly official estimate
63 Niger17,138,707December 10, 20120.24%Preliminary 2012 census result
64 Netherlands16,865,200August 26, 20140.235%Official population clock
65 Malawi16,829,000July 1, 20140.23%UN projection
66 Guatemala15,806,675June 30, 20140.22%Official estimate
67 Ecuador15,811,800August 26, 20140.22%Official population clock
68 Mali15,768,000July 1, 20140.22%UN projection
69 Cambodia15,184,116July 1, 20140.21%Official annual projection
70 Zambia15,023,315July 1, 20140.21%Official estimate
71 Chad13,211,000July 1, 20140.18%UN projection
72 Zimbabwe13,061,239August 17, 20120.18%2012 Census Result
73 Senegal12,873,601November 19, 20130.18%Preliminary 2013 census result
74 South Sudan11,739,000July 1, 20140.16%UN projection
75 Belgium11,202,066June 1, 20140.16%Monthly official estimate
76 Cuba11,167,325September 15, 20120.16%Preliminary 2012 census result
77 Greece11,123,034December 31, 20120.15%Official estimate
78 Tunisia10,886,500July 1, 20130.15%Official estimate
79 Somalia[14]10,806,000July 1, 20140.15%UN projection
80 Haiti10,745,66520140.15%Official projection
81 Guinea10,628,972April 2, 20140.15%Preliminary 2014 census result
82 Rwanda10,537,222August 15, 20120.15%Preliminary 2012 census result
83 Czech Republic10,517,400April 1, 20140.15%Official quarterly estimate
84 Portugal10,477,800December 31, 20130.15%Annual official estimate
85 Dominican Republic10,378,26720140.14%Official estimate
86 Bolivia10,027,254November 21, 20120.14%2012 census result
87 Benin9,988,068July 1, 20140.14%Official annual projection
88 Hungary9,879,000January 1, 20140.14%Annual official estimate
89 Sweden9,694,194June 30, 20140.13%Monthly official estimate
90 Azerbaijan9,477,100January 1, 20140.13%Official estimate
91 Belarus9,469,200July 1, 20140.13%Quarterly official estimate
92 United Arab Emirates9,446,000July 1, 20140.13%UN projection
93 Burundi9,420,248July 1, 20130.13%Official estimate
94 Honduras8,555,072July 1, 20130.12%Annual official estimate
95 Austria8,527,230April 1, 20140.12%Official quarterly estimate
96 Israel8,206,400June 30, 20140.11%Official Monthly Estimate
97  Switzerland8,160,900March 31, 20140.11%Quarterly provisional figure
98 Tajikistan8,160,000January 1, 20140.11%Official estimate
99 Papua New Guinea7,398,500July 1, 20130.103%Annual official estimate
100 Bulgaria7,245,677December 31, 20130.101%Official estimate
101 Hong Kong (China)7,219,700December 31, 20130.1%Official estimate
102 Serbia[15]7,146,759January 1, 20140.099%Annual official estimate
103 Togo6,993,000July 1, 20140.097%UN projection
104 Paraguay6,783,37420130.094%Official estimate
105 Laos6,693,300July 1, 20140.093%Annual official projection
106 Jordan6,623,030August 26, 20140.0922%Official population clock
107 Eritrea6,536,000July 1, 20140.091%UN projection
108 El Salvador6,401,24020140.089%Official estimate
109 Libya6,253,000July 1, 20140.087%UN projection
110 Sierra Leone6,190,28020130.086%Official estimate
111 Nicaragua6,071,045June 30, 20120.084%Official estimate
112 Kyrgyzstan5,824,000June 1, 20140.081%Monthly official estimate
113 Denmark5,639,719July 1, 20140.078%Quarterly official estimate
114 Finland5,460,459June 30, 20140.076%Monthly official estimate
115 Slovakia5,415,949December 31, 20130.075%Official estimate
116 Singapore5,399,200July 1, 20130.075%Official estimate
117 Turkmenistan5,307,000July 1, 20140.074%UN projection
118 Norway5,137,679July 1, 20140.072%Quarterly official estimate
119 Lebanon4,966,000July 1, 20140.069%UN projection
120 Central African Republic4,709,000July 1, 20140.066%UN projection
121 Costa Rica4,667,096July 1, 20130.065%Official estimate
122 Ireland4,593,100April 1, 20130.064%Annual official estimate
123 Republic of the Congo4,559,000July 1, 20140.063%UN projection
124 New Zealand4,548,620August 26, 20140.063%Official population clock
125 Georgia[16]4,490,500January 1, 20140.062%Annual official estimate
126 Palestine4,420,549July 1, 20130.062%Official estimate
127 Liberia4,397,000July 1, 20140.061%UN projection
128 Croatia4,290,612March 31, 20110.06%2011 census result
129 Oman4,022,392August 20, 20140.056%Weekly official estimate
130 Bosnia and Herzegovina3,791,622October 15, 20130.053%Preliminary 2013 census result
131 Puerto Rico (USA)3,615,086July 1, 20130.05%Official estimate
132 Moldova[17]3,557,600January 1, 20140.05%Official estimate
133 Mauritania3,461,041July 1, 20130.048%Annual official estimate
134 Panama3,405,813May 16, 20100.047%Final 2010 census result
135 Uruguay3,286,314September 30, 20110.046%Final 2011 census result
136 Kuwait3,065,850July 1, 20110.043%Official estimate
137 Armenia3,009,800June 30, 20140.042%Monthly official estimate
138 Lithuania2,939,431March 1, 20140.041%Monthly official estimate
139 Mongolia2,931,300December 31, 20130.041%Official preliminary result
140 Albania2,895,947January 1, 20140.04%Annual official estimate
141 Jamaica2,717,991December 31, 20130.038%Annual official estimate
142 Namibia2,113,077August 28, 20110.029%Final 2011 census result
143 Lesotho2,098,000July 1, 20140.029%UN projection
144 Slovenia2,063,745August 26, 20140.029%Official population clock
145 Macedonia2,062,294December 31, 20120.029%Official estimate
146 Botswana2,024,904August 22, 20110.028%Final 2011 census result
147 Latvia1,994,300August 1, 20140.028%Monthly official estimate
148 Qatar1,919,962July 31, 20140.027%Monthly official estimate
149 Gambia1,882,450April 15, 20130.026%Preliminary 2013 census result
 Kosovo[18]1,815,606December 31, 20120.025%Official estimate
150 Guinea-Bissau1,746,000July 1, 20140.024%UN projection
151 Gabon1,711,000July 1, 20140.024%UN projection
152 Equatorial Guinea1,622,000July 1, 20100.023%Annual official estimate
153 Trinidad and Tobago1,328,019January 9, 20110.018%2011 census result
154 Estonia1,315,819January 1, 20140.018%Official estimate
155 Swaziland1,268,000July 1, 20140.018%UN projection
156 Mauritius1,259,83831 December 20130.018%2013 estimate
157 Bahrain1,234,571April 27, 20100.017%Final 2010 census result
158 Timor-Leste1,212,107July 1, 20140.017%Official estimate
159 Djibouti886,000July 1, 20140.012%UN projection
160 Cyprus[19]865,878December 31, 20120.012%Official estimate
161 Fiji858,038July 1, 20120.012%Annual official estimate
162 Réunion (France)840,974January 1, 20130.012%Official annual estimate
163 Guyana784,894July 1, 20100.011%Annual official estimate
164 Bhutan751,030August 26, 20140.0105%Official population clock
165 Comoros743,798July 1, 20130.0104%Official estimate
166 Montenegro620,029April 1, 20110.0086%Final 2011 census result
167 Macau (China)614,500March 31, 20140.0086%Official quaterly estimate
169 Western Sahara[20]586,000July 1, 20140.0082%UN projection
169 Solomon Islands581,344July 1, 20130.0081%Annual official estimate
170 Luxembourg549,700December 31, 20130.0075%Annual official estimate
172 Suriname534,189August 13, 20120.0074%Preliminary 2012 census result
173 Transnistria505,15320140.007%[1]
174 Cape Verde491,875June 16, 20100.0068%Final 2010 census result
175 Malta416,055November 20, 20110.0058%Preliminary 2011 census result
174 Guadeloupe (France)405,739January 1, 20130.0056%Official annual estimate
175 Brunei393,162June 20, 20110.0055%Preliminary 2011 census result
176 Martinique (France)392,291January 1, 20110.0055%Official annual estimate
177 Bahamas351,461May 3, 20100.0049%Final 2010 census result
178 Belize349,728July 1, 20130.0049%Official estimate
179 Iceland327,050June 30, 20140.0046%Official quaterly estimate
180 Maldives317,280July 1, 20100.0044%Official estimate
 Northern Cyprus294,906April 30, 20060.004%Official census
181 Barbados285,000July 1, 20130.004%Official estimate
182 French Polynesia (France)268,270August 22, 20120.0037%Preliminary 2012 census result
183 Vanuatu264,652July 1, 20130.0037%Annual official estimate
184 New Caledonia (France)258,958July 1, 20130.0036%Annual official estimate
 Abkhazia240,70520110.0034%Official census
185 French Guiana (France)237,549January 1, 20110.0033%Official annual estimate
186 Mayotte (France)212,645August 21, 20120.003%2012 census result
187 Samoa187,820November 7, 20110.0026%Final 2011 census result
188 São Tomé and Príncipe187,356May 13, 20120.0026%2012 census result
189 Saint Lucia180,000May 10, 20130.0025%Preliminary 2010 census result
190 Guam (USA)159,358April 1, 20100.0022%Final 2010 census result
191 Curaçao (Netherlands)150,563March 26, 20110.0021%2011 census result
192 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines109,000July 1, 20140.0015%UN projection
193 Kiribati106,461July 1, 20130.0015%Annual official estimate
194 United States Virgin Islands (USA)106,405April 1, 20100.0015%Final 2010 census result
195 Grenada103,328May 12, 20110.0014%2011 census result
196 Tonga103,036November 30, 20110.0014%2011 census result
197 Aruba (Netherlands)101,484September 29, 20100.0014%2010 census result
198 Federated States of Micronesia101,351July 1, 20130.0014%Annual official estimate
199 Jersey (UK)99,000December 31, 20120.0014%2011 census result
200 Seychelles90,945August 26, 20100.0013%Final 2010 census result
202 Antigua and Barbuda86,295May 27, 20110.0012%Preliminary 2011 census result
202 Isle of Man (UK)84,497March 27, 20110.0012%2011 census result
203 Andorra76,098July 1, 20130.0011%Annual official estimate
204 Dominica71,293May 14, 20110.00099%Preliminary 2011 census result
205 Bermuda (UK)64,237May 20, 20100.00089%Final 2010 census result
206 Guernsey (UK)63,085March 31, 20120.00088%Annual official estimate
207 Greenland (Denmark)56,483July 1, 20130.00079%Annual official estimate
208 Marshall Islands56,086July 1, 20130.00078%Annual official estimate
209 American Samoa (USA)55,519April 1, 20100.00077%Final 2010 census result
210 Cayman Islands (UK)55,456October 10, 20100.00077%Final 2010 census result
211 Saint Kitts and Nevis55,000July 1, 20140.00077%UN projection
212 Northern Mariana Islands (USA)53,883April 1, 20100.00075%Final 2010 census result
 South Ossetia51,547January, 20130.00072%Estimate
213 Faroe Islands (Denmark)48,456June 1, 20140.00067%Monthly official estimate
214 Sint Maarten (Netherlands)37,429January 1, 20100.00052%Official estimate
215 Liechtenstein37,132December 31, 20130.00052%Semi annual official estimate
216 Saint Martin (France)36,979January 1, 20100.00051%Official estimate
217 Monaco36,950December 31, 20130.00051%Annual official estimate
218 San Marino33,682June 30, 20140.00047%Monthly official estimate
219 Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)31,458January 25, 20120.00044%2012 census result
220 Gibraltar (UK)30,001December 31, 20120.00042%Annual official estimate
221 British Virgin Islands (UK)29,537July 1, 20100.00041%Annual official estimate
222 Åland Islands (Finland)28,502December 31, 20120.0004%Official estimate
223 Caribbean Netherlands (Netherlands)23,296January 1, 20130.00032%Official estimate
224 Palau20,901July 1, 20130.00029%Annual official estimate
225 Cook Islands (NZ)14,974December 1, 20110.00021%Final 2011 census result
226 Anguilla (UK)13,452May 11, 20110.00019%Preliminary 2011 census result
227 Wallis and Futuna (France)13,135July 1, 20130.00018%Annual official estimate
228 Tuvalu11,323July 1, 20130.00016%Annual official estimate
229 Nauru9,945October 30, 20110.00014%2011 census result
230 Saint Barthélemy (France)8,938January 1, 20100.00012%Official estimate
231 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)6,081January 1, 20100.000085%Official estimate
232 Montserrat (UK)4,922May 12, 20110.000069%2011 census result
233 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK)4,000July 1, 20140.000056%UN projection
234 Falkland Islands (UK)3,000July 1, 20140.000042%UN projection
235 Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway)2,655September 1, 20120.000037%Official estimate
236 Norfolk Island (Australia)2,302August 9, 20110.000032%2011 census result
237 Christmas Island (Australia)2,072August 9, 20110.000029%2011 census result
238 Niue (NZ)1,613September 10, 20110.000022%Final 2011 census result
239 Tokelau (NZ)1,411October 18, 20110.000020%Final 2011 census result
240  Vatican City839July 1, 20120.000012%Official estimate
241 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia)596January 14, 20140.0000083%2011 census result
242 Pitcairn Islands (UK)56February 1, 20130.00000078%Official estimate

See also[edit]

Historical

Other

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. & World Population Clocks". Census.gov. 2014-02-17. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Population seven billion: UN sets out challenges". BBC. 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  3. ^ "World's 'seven billionth baby' is born". The Guardian. 2011-10-31. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  4. ^ "7 billion people is a 'serious challenge'". UPI. October 31, 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ China's Population: The Most Surprising Demographic Crisis, The Economist, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "World Population Prospects The 2012 Revision: Highlights and Advance Tables". The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations. pp. 51–55. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  7. ^ The European Union is a sui generis supranational union whose sovereign members delegate to it by treaty certain powers that are often exercised by sovereign states. Its combined population has been estimated at 503,491,975 on January 1, 2012, it would be ranked 3rd if it were included in the list, and it has 7.01% of the world's population — see "Total population". Eurostat. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  8. ^ Census figure refers to mainland China, excluding its Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of Hong Kong and Macau. The first one returned to Chinese sovereignty in mid-1997 and the second one did so on December 20, 1999.
  9. ^ The population of Russia includes Crimea and Sevastopol is raported to 146,068,400 (June 1, 2014); (see Rosstat - Official estimate).
  10. ^ Estimate refers to metropolitan France and the four overseas departments (Départements d'outre-mer, DOM) of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion but excludes the overseas department of Mayotte, the overseas collectivities (Collectivités d'outre-mer, COM) of French Polynesia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna, and the sui generis collectivity of New Caledonia. The population of metropolitan France alone stood at 64,063,000 on July 1, 2014, according to a monthly official estimate.
  11. ^ Not including Crimea and Sevastopol, controlled by Russia.
    Official estimate on April 1, 2014 gave the resident population for Crimea as 1,959,795, for Sevastopol 384,035.
    Official estimate on May 1, 2014 gave the resident population of Ukraine (not including Crimea and Sevastopol) as 42,839,621, while the resident population including Crimea and Sevastopol on basis of SSSU estimation was given as 45,182,900.
  12. ^ Partially recognized state, claimed by the People's Republic of China as one of its provinces. Taiwan also includes the minor islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Pescadores, etc.
  13. ^ Does not include casualties of civil war and refugees who left the country
  14. ^ Includes Puntland (with a population of about 3,900,000 inhabitants) and Somaliland (some 3,500,000 inhabitants).
  15. ^ Excludes Kosovo and Metohija
  16. ^ Excludes (2012) the Republic of Abkhazia (242,862, census 2011) and South Ossetia (70,000, 2006).
  17. ^ Excludes (statistica.md.2010.pdf) Transnistria (555,347, census 2005).
  18. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  19. ^ Excludes Northern Cyprus (294,906) 04 December 2011 Census under the auspieces of the UN observers, (North Cyprus State Planning Organization).
  20. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.

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