List of countries by population

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This is a list of countries by population. This page has the name of almost every country in the world. There is a number to the right of every country's name. This number shows how many people live in the country. Countries with the most people are at the top. Countries with the least people are at the bottom.

This list comes from a book called CIA World Factbook 2005.

Also see: List of countries, List of countries by area, List of countries by population density, List of countries by continent, List of most populous nations by 2025, List of countries by date of nationhood, Thirty most populous cities in the world

How many people live in each country[change | change source]

Official estimate

Rank Country (or dependent territory) Population Date % of world
population
Source
- World 7,182,100,000 July 23, 2014 100.00% US Census Bureau's world population clock
1  China[1] 1,339,724,852 November 1, 2011 18.65% Census result
2  India 1,210,193,422 March 1, 2011 16.85% Census result
3  United States 317,976,000 July 23, 2014 4.43% Official population clock
4  Indonesia 237,641,326 May 1, 2010 3.31% Census result
5  Brazil 190,755,799 August 1, 2010 2.66% Census result
6  Pakistan 186,723,000 July 23, 2014 2.6% Official population clock
7  Nigeria 162,471,000 July 1, 2011 2.26% UN estimate
8  Russia 142,914,136 January 1, 2011 1.99% Official estimate
9  Bangladesh 142,319,000 March 15, 2011 1.98% Census result
10  Japan 127,720,000 October 1, 2011 1.78% Monthly official estimate
11  Mexico 112,336,538 June 12, 2010 1.56% Census result
12  Philippines 94,013,200 July 1, 2010 1.31% Official estimate
13  Vietnam 85,846,997 April 1, 2009 1.2% Census result
14  Ethiopia 82,101,998 July 1, 2011 1.14% Official estimate
15  Germany 81,729,000 April 30, 2011 1.14% Monthly official estimate
16  Egypt 85,727,000 July 23, 2014 1.19% Official population clock
17  Iran 78,666,000 July 23, 2014 1.1% Official population clock
18  Turkey 73,722,988 December 31, 2010 1.03% Official estimate
19  Thailand 69,519,000 July 1, 2011 0.97% UN estimate
20  Democratic Republic of the Congo 67,758,000 July 1, 2011 0.94% UN estimate
21  France[2] 65,821,885 January 1, 2011 0.92% Official estimate
22  United Kingdom 62,300,000 July 1, 2010 0.87% Official estimate
23  Italy 60,705,991 May 31, 2011 0.85% Monthly official estimate
24  South Africa 50,586,757 July 1, 2011 0.7% Official estimate
25  Myanmar 48,337,000 July 1, 2011 0.67% UN estimate
26  South Korea 48,219,000 November 1, 2010 0.67% Census result
27  Colombia 47,665,000 July 23, 2014 0.66% Official population clock
28  Spain 46,162,024 October 1, 2011 0.64% Monthly official estimate
29  Ukraine 45,668,028 September 1, 2011 0.64% Monthly official estimate
30  Tanzania 43,188,000 July 1, 2010 0.6% Official estimate
31  Argentina 40,117,096 October 27, 2010 0.56% Census result
32  Kenya 38,610,097 August 24, 2009 0.54% Census result
33  Poland 38,092,000 July 1, 2010 0.53% Official estimate
34  Algeria 36,300,000 January 1, 2011 0.51% Official estimate
35  Canada 34,482,779 July 1, 2011 0.48% Official estimate
36  Uganda 32,939,800 July 1, 2011 0.46% Official estimate
37  Morocco 33,320,500 July 23, 2014 0.46% Official population clock
38  Afghanistan 32,358,000 July 1, 2011 0.45% UN estimate
39  Iraq 32,105,000 July 1, 2009 0.45% Official estimate
40  Sudan[3] 30,894,000 April 22, 2008 0.43% Census result
41  Venezuela 30,618,000 July 23, 2014 0.43% Official population clock
42  Peru 29,797,694 June 30, 2011 0.41% Official estimate
43  Malaysia 28,334,135 July 6, 2010 0.39% Census result
44  Uzbekistan 28,000,000 January 1, 2010 0.39% Official estimate
45  Saudi Arabia 27,136,977 April 28, 2010 0.38% Census result
46  Nepal 26,620,809 June 22, 2011 0.37% Census result
47  Ghana 24,233,431 September 26, 2010 0.34% Census result
48  North Korea 24,052,231 October 1, 2008 0.33% Census result
49  Yemen 23,833,000 July 1, 2011 0.33% Official estimate
50  Taiwan[4] 23,197,947 September 30, 2011 0.32% Monthly official estimate
51  Mozambique 23,049,621 July 1, 2011 0.32% Official estimate
52  Australia 23,694,245 July 23, 2014 0.33% Official Population Clock
53  Romania 21,436,000 July 1, 2011 0.3% UN estimate
54  Côte d'Ivoire 21,395,000 July 1, 2009 0.3% Official estimate
55  Syria 22,668,000 July 23, 2014 0.32% Official population clock
56  Sri Lanka 20,653,000 July 1, 2010 0.29% Official estimate
57  Angola 19,618,000 July 1, 2011 0.27% UN estimate
58  Cameroon 19,406,100 January 1, 2010 0.27% Official estimate
59  Madagascar 18,866,000 July 1, 2008 0.26% Official estimate
60  Chile 17,248,450 June 30, 2011 0.24% Official estimate
61  Netherlands 16,715,489 September 1, 2011 0.23% Monthly official estimate
62  Kazakhstan 16,615,000 October 1, 2011 0.23% Monthly official estimate
63  Burkina Faso 15,730,977 July 1, 2010 0.22% Official estimate
64  Niger 15,730,754 July 1, 2011 0.22% Official estimate
65  Guatemala 14,713,763 July 1, 2011 0.2% Official estimate
66  Mali 14,517,176 April 1, 2009 0.2% Census result
67  Ecuador 14,483,499 November 28, 2010 0.2% Census result
68  Cambodia 13,395,682 March 3, 2008 0.19% Census result
69  Malawi 13,077,160 June 1, 2008 0.18% Census result
70  Zambia 13,046,508 October 16, 2010 0.18% Census result
71  Senegal 12,855,153 July 1, 2011 0.18% Official estimate
72  Zimbabwe 12,754,000 July 1, 2011 0.18% UN estimate
73  Chad 11,274,106 May 20, 2009 0.16% Census result
74  Cuba 11,241,161 December 31, 2010 0.16% Official estimate
75  Belgium 10,839,905 January 1, 2010 0.15% Official estimate
76  Greece 10,787,690 June 1, 2011 0.15% Census result
77  Tunisia 10,673,800 July 1, 2011 0.15% Official estimate
78  Portugal 10,555,853 March 21, 2011 0.15% Census result
79  Czech Republic 10,542,080 June 30, 2011 0.15% Official estimate
80  Bolivia 10,426,154 July 1, 2010 0.15% Official estimate
81  Rwanda 10,412,826 July 1, 2010 0.14% Official estimate
82  Guinea 10,217,591 July 1, 2009 0.14% Official estimate
83  Haiti 10,085,214 July 1, 2010 0.14% Official estimate
84  Hungary 9,985,722 January 1, 2011 0.14% Official estimate
85  Somalia[5] 9,557,000 July 1, 2011 0.13% UN estimate
86  Sweden 9,471,174 September 30, 2011 0.13% Monthly official estimate
87  Belarus 9,468,000 October 1, 2011 0.13% Monthly official estimate
88  Dominican Republic 9,378,818 December 1, 2010 0.13% Census result
89  Azerbaijan 9,111,100 January 1, 2011 0.13% Official estimate
90  Benin 9,100,000 July 1, 2011 0.13% UN estimate
91  Burundi 8,575,000 July 1, 2011 0.12% UN estimate
92  Austria 8,419,776 July 1, 2011 0.12% Official estimate
93  United Arab Emirates 8,264,070 July 1, 2010 0.12% Official estimate
94  South Sudan 8,260,490 April 22, 2008 0.12% Census result
95  Honduras 8,215,313 July 1, 2011 0.11% Official estimate
96  Switzerland 8,039,060 December 31, 2012 0.11% Official estimate
97  Israel 7,798,600 September 30, 2011 0.11% Monthly official estimate
98  Tajikistan 7,616,000 January 1, 2011 0.11% Official estimate
99  Bulgaria 7,364,570 February 1, 2011 0.1% Census result
100  Serbia[6] 7,120,666 September 31, 2011 0.1% Census result
101  Hong Kong (China)[7] 7,108,100 July 1, 2011 0.1% Official estimate
102  Papua New Guinea 7,014,000 July 1, 2011 0.1% UN estimate
103  Libya 6,423,000 July 1, 2011 0.089% UN estimate
104  Laos 6,348,800 July 1, 2011 0.088% Official estimate
105  Paraguay 6,337,127 July 1, 2010 0.088% Official estimate
106  Jordan 6,596,600 July 23, 2014 0.09% Official population clock
107  El Salvador 6,227,000 July 1, 2011 0.087% UN estimate
108  Sierra Leone 5,997,000 July 1, 2011 0.083% UN estimate
109  Nicaragua 5,815,524 July 1, 2010 0.081% Official estimate
110  Togo 5,753,324 November 6, 2010 0.08% Census result
111  Denmark 5,579,204 October 1, 2011 0.078% Monthly official estimate
112  Kyrgyzstan 5,477,600 July 1, 2011 0.076% Official estimate
113  Slovakia 5,437,126 March 31, 2011 0.076% Official estimate
114  Eritrea 5,415,000 July 1, 2011 0.075% UN estimate
115  Finland[8] 5,394,389 September 30, 2011 0.075% Monthly official estimate
116  Singapore 5,183,700 June 30, 2011 0.072% Official estimate
117  Turkmenistan 5,105,000 July 1, 2011 0.071% UN estimate
118  Norway 5,203,900 July 23, 2014 0.072% Official population clock
119  Ireland 4,581,269 April 10, 2011 0.064% Census result
120  Costa Rica 4,563,539 July 1, 2010 0.064% Official estimate
121  Central African Republic 4,487,000 July 1, 2011 0.062% UN estimate
122  Georgia[9] 4,469,200 January 1, 2011 0.062% Official estimate
123  New Zealand 4,526,900 July 23, 2014 0.063% Official population clock
124  Croatia 4,290,612 March 31, 2011 0.06% Census result
125  Lebanon 4,259,000 July 1, 2011 0.059% UN estimate
126  Palestinian territories[10] 4,168,858 July 1, 2011 0.058% Official estimate
127  Republic of the Congo 4,140,000 July 1, 2011 0.058% UN estimate
128  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,843,126 June 30, 2010 0.054% Official estimate
129  Puerto Rico 3,725,789 April 1, 2010 0.052% Census result
130  Moldova[11] 3,560,400 January 1, 2011 0.05% Official estimate
131  Liberia 3,476,608 April 1, 2008 0.048% Census result
132  Panama 3,405,813 May 16, 2010 0.047% Census result
133  Uruguay 3,368,595 June 30, 2011 0.047% Official estimate
134  Mauritania 3,340,627 July 1, 2011 0.047% Official estimate
135  Armenia 3,266,300 September 1, 2011 0.045% Monthly official estimate
136  Lithuania 3,207,100 October 1, 2011 0.045% Monthly official estimate
137  Albania 3,194,972 January 1, 2010 0.044% Official estimate
138  Kuwait 2,818,000 July 1, 2011 0.039% UN estimate
139  Oman 2,773,479 December 12, 2010 0.039% Census result
140  Mongolia 2,736,800 July 1, 2010 0.038% Official estimate
141  Jamaica 2,705,800 December 31, 2010 0.038% Official estimate
142  Namibia 2,324,000 July 1, 2011 0.032% UN estimate
143  Latvia 2,209,000 October 1, 2011 0.031% Monthly official estimate
144  Lesotho 2,194,000 July 1, 2011 0.031% UN estimate
145  Macedonia 2,057,284 December 31, 2010 0.029% Official estimate
146  Slovenia 2,072,620 July 23, 2014 0.029% Official population clock
147  Botswana 2,031,000 July 1, 2011 0.028% UN estimate
148  The Gambia 1,776,000 July 1, 2011 0.025% UN estimate
149  Qatar 1,699,435 April 21, 2010 0.024% Census result
150  Gabon 1,534,000 July 1, 2011 0.021% UN estimate
151  Guinea-Bissau 1,520,830 March 1, 2009 0.021% Census result
152  Estonia 1,340,194 January 1, 2011 0.019% Official estimate
153  Trinidad and Tobago 1,317,714 July 1, 2010 0.018% Official estimate
154  Mauritius[12] 1,280,924 July 1, 2010 0.018% Official estimate
155  Bahrain 1,234,571 April 27, 2010 0.017% Census result
156  Swaziland 1,203,000 July 1, 2011 0.017% UN estimate
157  Timor-Leste 1,066,409 July 11, 2010 0.015% Census result
158  Fiji 868,000 July 1, 2011 0.012% UN estimate
159  Djibouti 818,159 June 1, 2009 0.011% Census result
160  Réunion (France) 808,250 January 1, 2008 0.011% Official estimate
161  Cyprus[13] 803,200 December 31, 2009 0.011% Official estimate
162  Guyana 784,894 July 1, 2010 0.011% Official estimate
163  Comoros[14] 754,000 July 1, 2011 0.01% UN estimate
164  Equatorial Guinea 720,000 July 1, 2011 0.01% UN estimate
165  Bhutan 708,265 July 1, 2011 0.01% Official estimate
166 Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro 620,029 April 1, 2011 0.0086% Census result
167  Macau (China)[15] 560,100 September 1, 2011 0.0078% Official estimate
168  Western Sahara 548,000 July 1, 2011 0.0076% UN estimate
169  Solomon Islands 542,287 July 1, 2011 0.0076% Official estimate
170  Suriname 529,000 July 1, 2011 0.0074% UN estimate
171  Luxembourg 511,840 January 1, 2011 0.0071% Official estimate
172  Cape Verde 491,575 June 16, 2010 0.0068% Census result
173  Brunei 422,700 July 1, 2011 0.0059% Official estimate
174 Flag of Malta (bordered).svg Malta 417,617 December 31, 2010 0.0058% Official estimate
175  Guadeloupe (France) 401,784 January 1, 2008 0.0056% Official estimate
176  Martinique (France) 397,693 January 1, 2008 0.0055% Official estimate
177  Bahamas 353,658 May 3, 2010 0.0049% Census result
178  Iceland 318,452 January 1, 2011 0.0044% Official estimate
179  Maldives 317,280 July 1, 2010 0.0044% Official estimate
180  Belize 312,698 May 12, 2010 0.0044% Census result
181  Barbados 276,302 December 31, 2010 0.0038% Official estimate
182  French Polynesia 274,000 July 1, 2011 0.0038% UN estimate
183  New Caledonia (France) 245,580 July 27, 2009 0.0034% Census result
184  Vanuatu 234,023 November 16, 2009 0.0033% Census result
185  French Guiana 219,266 January 1, 2008 0.0031% Official estimate
186  Mayotte (France) 211,000 July 1, 2011 0.0029% UN estimate
187  Samoa 184,032 July 1, 2010 0.0026% Official estimate
188  São Tomé and Príncipe 169,000 July 1, 2011 0.0024% UN estimate
189 Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia 166,526 May 10, 2010 0.0023% Census result
190  Guam (USA) 159,358 April 1, 2010 0.0022% Census result
191  Curaçao (the Netherlands) 142,180 January 1, 2010 0.002% Official estimate
192  Grenada 110,821 July 1, 2009 0.0015% Official estimate
193  United States Virgin Islands 106,405 April 1, 2010 0.0015% Census result
194  Tonga 105,000 July 1, 2011 0.0015% UN estimate
195  Federated States of Micronesia 102,624 April 4, 2010 0.0014% Census result
196  Aruba (the Netherlands) 101,484 September 29, 2010 0.0014% Census result
197  Kiribati 101,000 July 1, 2011 0.0014% UN estimate
198  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 100,892 July 1, 2009 0.0014% Official estimate
199  Jersey (UK) 92,500 December 31, 2009 0.0013% Official estimate
200  Seychelles 90,945 August 26, 2010 0.0013% Census result
201  Antigua and Barbuda 89,138 July 1, 2009 0.0012% Official estimate
202  Andorra 85,015 July 1, 2010 0.0012% Official estimate
203  Isle of Man (UK) 83,000 July 1, 2011 0.0012% UN estimate
204  Dominica 71,685 July 1, 2009 0.001% Official estimate
205  Bermuda (UK) 64,186 May 20, 2010 0.00089% Census result
206  Guernsey (UK) 62,431 March 31, 2010 0.00087% Official estimate
207 Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland (Denmark) 56,890 July 1, 2011 0.00079% Official estimate
208 American Samoa American Samoa 55,519 April 1, 2010 0.00077% Census result
209  Cayman Islands (UK) 54,878 October 10, 2010 0.00076% Census result
210  Marshall Islands 54,305 July 1, 2010 0.00076% Official estimate
211 Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg (USA) 53,883 April 1, 2010 0.00075% Census result
212  Saint Kitts and Nevis 51,970 July 1, 2009 0.00072% Official estimate
213 Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg (Denmark) 48,738 July 1, 2011 0.00068% Monthly official estimate
214  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 42,375 July 1, 2011 0.00059% Official estimate
215  Saint Martin (France) 37,163 January 1, 2008 0.00052% Census result
216 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein 36,157 December 31, 2010 0.0005% Official estimate
217 Flag of Monaco (bordered).svg Monaco 35,881 2010 0.0005% Official estimate
218  San Marino 32,093 August 31, 2011 0.00045% Monthly official estimate
219  Gibraltar (UK)[16] 29,441 July 1, 2010 0.00041% Official estimate
220  British Virgin Islands (UK) 28,213 July 1, 2008 0.00039% Official estimate
221  Palau 21,000 July 1, 2011 0.00029% UN estimate
222  Anguilla (UK) 15,236 July 1, 2011 0.00021% Official estimate
223  Wallis and Futuna (France) 13,445 July 21, 2008 0.00019% Census result
224  Cook Islands (NZ) 10,900 March 1, 2011 0.00015% Monthly official estimate
225  Nauru 10,000 July 1, 2011 0.00014% UN estimate
226  Tuvalu 10,000 July 1, 2011 0.00014% UN estimate
227  Saint Barthélemy (France) 8,823 January 1, 2008 0.00012% Census result
228  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 6,290 January 1, 2008 0.00006% Census result
229  Montserrat (UK) 4,932 July 1, 2009 0.00005% Official estimate
230  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 4,255 February 10, 2008 0.00004% Census result
231  Falkland Islands (UK)[17] 3,000 July 1, 2011 0.00003% UN estimate
232  Niue (NZ) 1,000 July 1, 2011 0.00001% UN estimate
233  Tokelau (NZ) 1,000 July 1, 2011 0.00001% UN estimate
234  Vatican City 800 March 1, 2011 0.00001%

References[change | change source]

  1. Census figure refers to mainland China, excluding its Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of Hong Kong (which returned to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997) and Macao (that reverted to China on December 20, 1999).
  2. Estimate not only refers to metropolitan France, but also includes its separatedly listed overseas departments (Départements d'outre-mer, DOM) of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte (from March 31, 2011) and Réunion and its overseas collectivities (Collectivités d'outre-mer, COM) of French Polynesia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna. Including its DOMs, the combined population of France stood at 65,027,000 inhabitants on 1 January 2011, according to a provisional official estimate.
  3. Census results are based on contemporary geographic split between Northern Sudan and Southern Sudan, which have since become separate countries. Results were disputed by the Autonomous Government of Southern Sudan.
  4. 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.
  5. Includes Puntland (with a population of about 3,900,000 inhabitants) and Somaliland (some 3,500,000 inhabitants).
  6. Excludes the disputed territory of Kosovo (~ 1,800,000 inh.).
  7. Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China from July 1, 1997.
  8. Includes Åland Islands.
  9. Excludes (2011) the Republic of Abkhazia (216,000, census 2003) and South Ossetia (70,000, 2006).
  10. Occupied by Israel after the Six-Day War of 5-10 June 1967. It comprises the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
  11. Excludes (statistica.md.2010.pdf) Transnistria (555,347, census 2005).
  12. Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and St. Brandon.
  13. Excludes Northern Cyprus (287,856, end of 2010, North Cyprus State Planning Organization).
  14. Excludes the island of Mayotte.
  15. Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China from December 20, 1999.
  16. Territory claimed by Spain.
  17. Islands claimed by Argentina.
  • CIA, 9 August, 2005.