List of countries and dependencies 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 Kingdom 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 7.22 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 2015 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 and dependencies by population[edit]

Note: All dependent territories are shown in italics.

RankCountry (or dependent territory)PopulationDate% of world
population
Source
1China[8]1,367,950,000January 31, 201518.9%Official population clock
2India1,266,190,000January 31, 201517.5%Official population clock
3United States320,300,000January 31, 20154.44%Official population clock
4Indonesia255,461,700July 1, 20153.54%Official estimate
5Brazil203,812,000January 31, 20152.82%Official population clock
6Pakistan188,839,000January 31, 20152.61%Official Population clock
7Nigeria183,523,000July 1, 20152.54%UN projection[6]
8Bangladesh157,750,000January 31, 20152.18%Official population clock
9Russia[9]146,270,033January 1, 20152.03%Official estimate
10Japan127,020,000January 1, 20151.76%Monthly official estimate
11Mexico121,005,815July 1, 20151.68%Official projection
12Philippines100,930,100January 31, 20151.4%Official population clock
13Vietnam90,730,000July 1, 20141.26%Annual official estimate
14Ethiopia90,076,012July 1, 20151.25%Official projection
15Egypt87,932,200January 31, 20151.22%Official population clock
16Germany80,767,000December 31, 20131.12%Official estimate
17Iran78,081,800January 31, 20151.08%Official population clock
18Turkey77,695,904December 31, 20141.08%Annual official estimate
19Democratic Republic of the Congo71,246,000July 1, 20150.99%UN projection
20France[10]66,092,000January 1, 20150.92%Monthly official estimate
21Thailand64,871,000July 1, 20140.9%Official estimate
22United Kingdom64,105,654July 1, 20130.89%Annual official estimate
23Italy60,782,897August 31, 20140.84%Monthly official estimate
24South Africa54,002,000July 1, 20140.75%Official estimate
25Burma51,419,420March 29, 20140.71%Preliminary 2014 census result
26South Korea50,423,955July 1, 20140.7%Official projection
27Colombia47,976,100January 31, 20150.664%Official population clock
28Tanzania47,421,786July 1, 20140.66%Official Projection
29Kenya46,749,000July 1, 20150.65%UN projection
30Spain46,464,053July 1, 20140.64%Official estimate
31Argentina43,131,966July 1, 20150.6%Official annual projection
32Ukraine[11]42,953,889December 1, 20140.59%Monthly official estimate
33Algeria39,500,000January 1, 20150.55%Official estimate
34Poland38,496,000December 31, 20130.53%Official estimate
35Sudan38,435,252July 1, 20150.53%Official annual projection
36Iraq36,004,552July 1, 20140.5%Official annual projection
37Canada35,675,834October 1, 20140.49%Official estimate
38Uganda34,856,813August 28, 20140.48%Preliminary 2014 census result
39Morocco33,510,400January 31, 20150.464%Official population clock
40Saudi Arabia31,521,418July 1, 20150.44%Official annual projection
41Peru31,151,643July 1, 20150.43%Official annual projection
42Venezuela30,620,404July 1, 20150.42%Official annual projection
43Uzbekistan30,492,800January 1, 20140.42%Official estimate
44Malaysia30,477,800January 31, 20150.422%Official population clock
45Nepal28,037,904July 1, 20150.39%Official annual projection
46Ghana27,043,093July 1, 20140.37%Official annual projection
47Afghanistan26,556,800July 1, 20140.37%Official estimate
48Yemen25,956,000July 1, 20140.36%Official estimate
49Mozambique25,727,911July 1, 20150.36%Annual official projection
50North Korea25,155,000July 1, 20150.35%UN projection
51Angola24,383,301May 16, 20140.34%Preliminary 2014 census result
52Australia23,728,800January 31, 20150.329%Official population clock
53Taiwan[12]23,433,753December 31, 20140.32%Monthly official estimate
54Ivory Coast22,671,331May 15, 20140.31%Preliminary 2014 Census Result
55Syria22,265,000July 1, 20150.31%UN projection[13]
56Madagascar21,842,167July 1, 20130.3%Annual official estimate
57Cameroon21,143,23720130.28%Official estimate
58Sri Lanka20,359,43920120.28%Final 2012 Census Result
59Romania19,942,642January 1, 20140.28%Annual official estimate
60Niger19,268,000July 1, 20150.27%UN projection
61Chile18,006,407July 1, 20150.25%Official annual projection
62Kazakhstan17,397,200December 1, 20140.24%Monthly official estimate
63Burkina Faso17,322,796July 1, 20130.24%Official estimate
64Netherlands16,887,600January 31, 20150.234%Official population clock
65Malawi16,310,431July 1, 20150.23%Official annual projection
66Mali16,259,000July 1, 20150.23%UN projection
67Ecuador15,921,600January 31, 20150.22%Official population clock
68Guatemala15,806,675July 1, 20140.22%Official estimate
69Zambia15,473,905July 1, 20150.21%Official annual projection
70Cambodia15,405,157July 1, 20150.21%Official annual projection
71Chad13,606,000July 1, 20150.19%UN projection
72Senegal13,508,715November 19, 20130.19%2013 census result
73Zimbabwe13,061,239August 17, 20120.18%2012 Census Result
74South Sudan11,892,934July 1, 20150.16%Official annual projection
75Bolivia11,410,651July 1, 20150.16%Official projection
76Belgium11,233,192November 1, 20140.16%Monthly official estimate
77Cuba11,210,064December 31, 20130.16%Annual official estimate
78Somalia[14]11,123,000July 1, 20150.15%UN projection
79Rwanda10,996,891July 1, 20140.15%Annual official estimate
80Greece10,992,589January 1, 20140.15%Official estimate
81Tunisia10,982,754April 23, 20140.15%Preliminary 2014 census result
82Haiti10,911,819July 1, 20150.15%Official projection
83Guinea10,628,972April 2, 20140.15%Preliminary 2014 census result
84Czech Republic10,521,600June 30, 20140.15%Official quarterly estimate
85Portugal10,477,800December 31, 20130.15%Annual official estimate
86Dominican Republic10,378,267July 1, 20140.14%Official estimate
87Benin10,315,244July 1, 20150.14%Official projection
88Hungary9,879,000January 1, 20140.14%Annual official estimate
89Burundi9,823,827July 1, 20150.14%Official annual projection
90Sweden9,743,087November 30, 20140.13%Monthly official estimate
91Azerbaijan9,583,200January 1, 20150.13%Official estimate
92United Arab Emirates9,577,000July 1, 20150.13%UN projection
93Belarus9,475,100October 1, 20140.13%Quarterly official estimate
94Honduras8,725,111July 1, 20140.12%Annual official estimate
95Austria8,572,895October 1, 20140.12%Quarterly provisional figure
96Israel8,296,000December 31, 20140.11%Official monthly estimate
97Switzerland8,211,700September 30, 20140.11%Quarterly provisional figure
98Tajikistan8,161,000January 1, 20140.11%Official estimate
99Papua New Guinea7,398,500July 1, 20130.102%Annual official estimate
100Bulgaria7,245,677December 31, 20130.1%Official estimate
101Hong Kong (China)7,234,800July 1, 20140.1%Official estimate
102Togo7,171,000July 1, 20150.099%UN projection
103Serbia[15]7,146,759January 1, 20140.099%Annual official estimate
104Paraguay6,893,72720140.095%Official estimate
105Laos6,802,000July 1, 20150.094%Annual official projection
106Eritrea6,738,000July 1, 20150.093%UN projection
107Jordan6,685,150January 31, 20150.0926%Official population clock
108El Salvador6,401,24020140.089%Official estimate
109Sierra Leone6,319,000July 1, 20150.087%UN projection
110Libya6,317,000July 1, 20150.087%UN projection
111Nicaragua6,134,27020130.085%Official estimate
112Turkmenistan5,888,000July 1, 20150.082%Official estimate
113Kyrgyzstan5,874,100November 1, 20140.081%Official estimate
114Denmark5,655,750October 1, 20140.078%Quarterly official estimate
115Finland5,474,289December 31, 20140.076%Monthly official estimate
116Singapore5,469,700July 1, 20140.076%Official estimate
117Slovakia5,421,034September 30, 20140.075%Official estimate
118Norway5,156,450October 1, 20140.071%Quarterly official estimate
119Central African Republic4,803,000July 1, 20150.067%UN projection
120Costa Rica4,773,130June 30, 20140.066%Official estimate
121Republic of the Congo4,671,000July 1, 20150.065%UN projection
122Ireland4,609,600April 1, 20140.064%Annual official estimate
123New Zealand4,558,530January 31, 20150.0631%Official population clock
124Palestine4,550,368July 1, 20140.063%Official estimate
125Liberia4,503,000July 1, 20150.062%UN projection
126Georgia[16]4,490,500January 1, 20140.062%Annual official estimate
127Croatia4,267,558July 1, 20120.059%Annual official estimate
128Lebanon4,104,000July 1, 20120.057%Official estimate
129Oman4,099,904January 7, 20150.057%Weekly official estimate
130Bosnia and Herzegovina3,791,622October 15, 20130.053%Preliminary 2013 census result
131Panama3,713,31220140.05%Official estimate
132Moldova[17]3,557,600January 1, 20140.049%Official estimate
133Puerto Rico (U.S.)3,548,397July 1, 20140.049%Official estimate
134Mauritania3,545,620July 1, 20140.049%Annual official estimate
135Uruguay3,404,189June 30, 20140.047%Annual official estimate
136Kuwait3,268,431July 1, 20120.045%Official estimate
137Armenia3,013,900September 30, 20140.042%Quarterly official estimate
138Mongolia3,000,000July 1, 20150.042%Annual official estimate
139Lithuania2,921,920January 1, 20140.04%Monthly official estimate
140Albania2,895,947January 1, 20140.04%Annual official estimate
141Jamaica2,717,991December 31, 20130.038%Annual official estimate
142Qatar2,235,431December 31, 20140.031%Monthly official estimate
143Lesotho2,120,000July 1, 20150.029%UN projection
144Namibia2,113,077August 28, 20110.029%Final 2011 census result
145Macedonia2,065,769December 31, 20130.029%Official estimate
146Slovenia2,065,483January 31, 20150.029%Official population clock
147Botswana2,024,904August 22, 20110.028%Final 2011 census result
148Latvia1,988,400January 1, 20150.028%Monthly official estimate
149The Gambia1,882,450April 15, 20130.026%Preliminary 2013 census result
150Kosovo[18]1,816,89120140.025%Official annual projection
151Guinea-Bissau1,788,000July 1, 20150.025%UN projection
152Gabon1,751,000July 1, 20150.024%UN projection
153Equatorial Guinea1,430,000July 1, 20130.02%Annual official estimate
154Trinidad and Tobago1,328,019January 9, 20110.018%2011 census result
155Bahrain1,316,500July 1, 20140.018%Official annual projection
156Estonia1,312,252January 1, 20150.018%Official estimate
157Mauritius1,261,208July 1, 20140.017%Official estimate
158East Timor1,212,107July 1, 20140.017%Official estimate
159Swaziland1,106,189July 1, 20140.015%Official projection
160Djibouti900,000July 1, 20150.012%UN projection
161Fiji859,178July 1, 20130.0119%Annual official estimate
162Cyprus[19]858,000January 1, 20140.012%Official estimate
163Réunion (France)840,974January 1, 20130.012%Official annual estimate
164Comoros763,952July 1, 20140.011%Official estimate
165Bhutan756,720January 31, 20150.0105%Official population clock
166Guyana746,900July 1, 20130.01%Official estimate
167Macau (China)631,000September 30, 20140.0087%Official quaterly estimate
168Montenegro620,029April 1, 20110.0086%Final 2011 census result
169Western Sahara[20]604,000July 1, 20150.0084%UN projection
170Solomon Islands581,344July 1, 20130.008%Annual official estimate
171Luxembourg549,700December 31, 20130.0074%Annual official estimate
172Suriname534,189August 13, 20120.0074%Preliminary 2012 census result
173Cape Verde518,467July 1, 20140.0072%Official annual projection
174Transnistria[21]505,153January 1, 20140.007%Official estimate
175Malta416,055November 20, 20110.0058%Preliminary 2011 census result
176Guadeloupe (France)405,739January 1, 20130.0056%Official annual estimate
177Brunei393,372June 20, 20110.0054%Preliminary 2011 census result
178Martinique (France)386,486January 1, 20130.0054%Official annual estimate
179The Bahamas368,390July 1, 20130.0051%Annual official estimate
180Belize349,728July 1, 20130.0048%Official estimate
181Maldives341,256September 20, 20140.0047%Preliminary 2014 census result
182Iceland328,170October 1, 20140.0045%Official quaterly estimate
183Northern Cyprus[22]294,906April 30, 20060.004%Official census
184Barbados285,000July 1, 20130.0039%Official estimate
185New Caledonia (France)268,767August 26, 20140.0037%Preliminary 2014 census result
186French Polynesia (France)268,270August 22, 20120.0037%Preliminary 2012 census result
187Vanuatu264,652July 1, 20130.0037%Annual official estimate
188Abkhazia[23]240,70520110.0033%Official census
189French Guiana (France)239,648January 1, 20120.0033%Annual official estimate
190Mayotte (France)212,645August 21, 20120.0029%2012 census result
191Samoa187,820November 7, 20110.0026%Final 2011 census result
192São Tomé and Príncipe187,356May 13, 20120.0026%2012 census result
193Saint Lucia185,000July 1, 20150.0026%UN projection
194Guam (U.S.)159,358April 1, 20100.0022%Final 2010 census result
195Curaçao (Netherlands)154,843January 1, 20140.0021%Annual official estimate
196Saint Vincent and the Grenadines109,000July 1, 20150.0015%UN projection
197Aruba (Netherlands)107,394October 31, 20140.0015%Official quarterly estimate
198Kiribati106,461July 1, 20130.0015%Annual official estimate
199United States Virgin Islands (U.S.)106,405April 1, 20100.0015%Final 2010 census result
200Grenada103,328May 12, 20110.0014%2011 census result
201Tonga103,252November 30, 20110.0014%2011 census result
202Federated States of Micronesia101,351July 1, 20130.0014%Annual official estimate
203Jersey (UK)99,000December 31, 20120.0014%Annual official estimate
204Seychelles89,949July 1, 20130.0012%Annual official estimate
205Antigua and Barbuda86,295May 27, 20110.0012%Preliminary 2011 census result
206Isle of Man (UK)84,497March 27, 20110.0012%2011 census result
207Andorra76,949July 1, 20140.0011%Annual official estimate
208Dominica71,293May 14, 20110.00099%Preliminary 2011 census result
209Bermuda (UK)64,237May 20, 20100.00089%Final 2010 census result
210Guernsey (UK)63,085March 31, 20120.00087%Annual official estimate
211Greenland (Denmark)56,295July 1, 20140.00078%Annual official estimate
212Marshall Islands56,086July 1, 20130.00078%Annual official estimate
213Cayman Islands (UK)55,69120130.00077%Official estimate
214American Samoa (U.S.)55,519April 1, 20100.00077%Final 2010 census result
215Saint Kitts and Nevis55,000July 1, 20150.00076%UN projection
216Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.)53,883April 1, 20100.00075%Final 2010 census result
217South Ossetia[24]51,547January, 20130.00071%Estimate
218Faroe Islands (Denmark)48,605September 1, 20140.00067%Monthly official estimate
219Sint Maarten (Netherlands)37,429January 1, 20100.00052%Official estimate
220Liechtenstein37,132December 31, 20130.00051%Semi annual official estimate
221Monaco36,950December 31, 20130.00051%Annual official estimate
222Collectivity of Saint Martin (France)35,742January 1, 20120.00049%Anual official estimate
223San Marino32,777November 30, 20140.00045%Monthly official estimate
224Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)31,458January 25, 20120.00044%2012 census result
225Gibraltar (UK)30,001December 31, 20120.00042%Annual official estimate
226Åland Islands (Finland)28,875September 30, 20140.0004%Official estimate
227British Virgin Islands (UK)28,054July 12, 20100.00039%2010 census result
228Caribbean Netherlands (Netherlands)23,296January 1, 20130.00032%Official estimate
229Palau20,901July 1, 20130.00029%Annual official estimate
230Cook Islands (New Zealand)14,974December 1, 20110.00021%Final 2011 census result
231Anguilla (UK)13,452May 11, 20110.00019%Preliminary 2011 census result
232Wallis and Futuna (France)13,135July 1, 20130.00018%Annual official estimate
233Tuvalu11,323July 1, 20130.00016%Annual official estimate
234Nauru10,084October 30, 20110.00014%2011 census result
235Saint Barthélemy (France)9,131January 1, 20120.00013%Annual official estimate
236Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)6,069January 1, 20120.000084%Annual official estimate
237Montserrat (UK)4,922May 12, 20110.000068%2011 census result
238Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK)4,000July 1, 20150.000055%UN projection
239Falkland Islands (UK)3,000July 1, 20150.000042%UN projection
240Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway)2,562July 1, 20140.000037%Official estimate
241Norfolk Island (Australia)2,302August 9, 20110.000032%2011 census result
242Christmas Island (Australia)2,072August 9, 20110.000029%2011 census result
243Niue (New Zealand)1,613September 10, 20110.000022%Final 2011 census result
244Tokelau (NZ)1,411October 18, 20110.000020%Final 2011 census result
245Vatican City839July 1, 20120.000012%Official estimate
246Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia)550August 9, 20110.0000076%2011 census result
247Pitcairn Islands (UK)5620130.00000078%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 507,416,607 on January 1, 2014, it would be ranked 3rd if it were included in the list, and it has 7.03% of the world's population — see "Total population". Eurostat. 
  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; (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 64,200,000 on December 1, 2014, according to a monthly official estimate.
  11. ^ Not including Crimea and Sevastopol, annexed by Russia.
  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. ^ Projection made before civil war. Casualties are estimated at well over 200,000 until the end of November 2014.
  14. ^ Includes Puntland (with a population of about 3,900,000 inhabitants) and Somaliland (some 3,500,000 inhabitants).
  15. ^ Excludes Kosovo
  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.
  21. ^ de facto independent, de jure part of Moldova.
  22. ^ de facto independent, de jure part of Cyprus.
  23. ^ Abkhazia's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is recognised by only a few other countries. The Georgian government and most of the world's other states consider Abkhazia de jure a part of Georgia's territory. In Georgia's official subdivision it is an autonomous republic, whose government sits in exile in Tbilisi.
  24. ^ South Ossetia's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is recognised by only a few other countries. The Georgian government and most of the world's other states consider South Ossetia de jure a part of Georgia's territory.

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