List of countries by population

Map of countries by population for the year 2007

This is a list of countries ordered according to population. The list includes and ranks sovereign states and self-governing dependent territories. Figures are based on the most recent estimate or projection by the national census authority where available and generally rounded off. Other figures are based on the July 1, 2007 estimate by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs – Population Division.[1] Because these figures are not collected at the same time in every country, or at the same level of accuracy, the resulting rankings may be misleading.

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Rank Country / Territory Population Date  % of world population Source
Flag of World World 7,250,800,000 April 25 2015 100% International Programs Center - census.gov
1 Flag of People's Republic of China People's Republic of China[2] 1,371,120,000 April 25 2015 18.91% Chinese Population clock
2 Flag of India India 1,239,840,000 April 25 2015 17.1% Indian Population clock
3 Flag of United States United States 324,286,000 April 25 2015 4.47% Official USA Population clock
4 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 228,728,495 November 8, 2008 3.39% Indonesian Population Clock
5 Flag of Brazil Brazil 204,194,000 April 25 2015 3.03% Official Brazilian Population clock
6 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 184,846,000 April 25 2015 2.75% Official Pakistani Population clock
7 Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh 158,665,000 2.36% UN estimate
8 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 148,093,000 2.2% UN estimate
9 Flag of Russia Russia 141,900,000 August 1, 2008 2.11% Federal state statistics service
10 Flag of Japan Japan 127,690,000 May 1, 2008 1.9% Official Japan Statistics Bureau estimate
11 Flag of Mexico Mexico 106,682,500 mid-2008 1.58% INEGI projection
12 Flag of Philippines Philippines 90,457,200 mid-2008 1.34%

National Statistics Office projection

13 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam 87,375,000 1.3%

UN estimate

14 Flag of Germany Germany 82,169,000 February 29,2008 1.22% Federal Statistics Office estimate
15 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 79,221,000 July 2008 1.18%

Ethiopia Central Statistics Agency

16 Flag of Egypt Egypt 84,240,000 April 25 2015 1.25% Official population clock
17 Flag of Turkey Turkey 70,586,256 December 31, 2007 1.05% Turkish Statistical Institute
18 Flag of Iran Iran 70,495,782 November 2006 1.05%

Statistical Center of IRAN

19 Flag of France France (incl. overseas France) 64,473,140 January 1, 2008 0.96% Official INSEE estimate
20 Flag of Thailand Thailand 63,038,247 December 31, 2007 0.94%

Official Thai Statistics estimate

21 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo Dem. Rep. of Congo 62,636,000 0.93% UN estimate
22 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 61,186,000 January 1, 2008 0.9% [3]
23 Flag of Italy Italy 59,619,290 December 31, 2007 0.89% Official Istat estimate
24 Flag of Burma Burma 48,798,000 0.72%

UN estimate

25 Flag of South Korea South Korea 48,224,000 0.72% UN estimate
26 Flag of South Africa South Africa 47,850,700 July 1, 2007 0.71% Official Stat SA estimate
27 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 46,191,022 September 1, 2008 0.69% Official UKRSTAT estimate
28 Flag of Spain Spain 46,063,500 January 2008 0.67% Official INE estimate
29 Flag of Colombia Colombia 44,603,000 October 13, 2008 0.65% Official Colombian Population clock
30 Flag of Tanzania Tanzania 40,454,000 0.6% UN estimate
31 Flag of Argentina Argentina 40,301,927 September 2007 0.61% Official INDEC estimate
32 Flag of Sudan Sudan 38,560,000 0.57% UN estimate
33 Flag of Poland Poland 38,115,967 June 30, 2007 0.57% Official GUS estimate
34 Flag of Kenya Kenya 37,538,000 0.56% UN estimate
35 Flag of Algeria Algeria 33,858,000 0.5% UN estimate
36 Flag of Canada Canada 35,548,700 April 25 2015 0.53% Official Canadian Population clock
37 Flag of Morocco Morocco 31,224,000 0.46% UN estimate
38 Flag of Uganda Uganda 30,884,000 0.46% UN estimate
39 Flag of Iraq Iraq 28,993,000 0.43% UN estimate
40 Flag of Peru Peru 28,750,770 June 30, 2007 0.43% Official INEI estimate[3]
41 Flag of Nepal Nepal 28,196,000 0.42% UN estimate
42 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 28,018,018 September 25, 2008 0.42% Official Venezuelan Population clock
43 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 27,730,000 September 5, 2008 0.41% Official Malaysian population website
44 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 27,372,000 0.41% UN estimate
45 Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan 27,145,000 0.4% UN estimate
46 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 24,735,000 0.37% UN estimate
47 Flag of North Korea North Korea 23,790,000 0.35% UN estimate
48 Flag of Ghana Ghana 23,478,000 0.35% UN estimate
49 Flag of Republic of China Republic of China (Taiwan)[4] 23,007,007 August 31, 2008 0.34% Official National Statistics Taiwan estimate
50 Flag of Yemen Yemen 22,389,000 0.33% UN estimate
51 Flag of Romania Romania 21,528,600 January 1, 2008 0.32% [4]
52 Flag of Australia Australia[5] 21,485,500 November 14, 2008 0.32% Official Australian Population clock
53 Flag of Mozambique Mozambique 21,397,000 0.32% UN estimate
54 Flag of Syria Syria 19,929,000 0.3% UN estimate
55 Flag of Madagascar Madagascar 19,683,000 0.29% UN estimate
56 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 19,299,000 0.29% UN estimate
57 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 19,262,000 0.29% UN estimate
58 Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 18,549,000 0.28% UN estimate
59 Flag of Angola Angola 17,024,000 0.25% UN estimate
60 Flag of Chile Chile 17,892,000 April 25 2015 0.25% Official INE projection
61 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 16,468,072 November 13, 2008 0.24% Official Netherlands Population clock
62 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 15,422,000 0.23% UN estimate
63 Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 14,784,000 0.22% UN estimate
64 Flag of Niger Niger 14,226,000 0.21% UN estimate
65 Flag of Malawi Malawi 13,925,000 0.21% UN estimate
66 Flag of Ecuador Ecuador 13,867,761 October 23, 2008 0.21% INEC
67 Flag of Cambodia Cambodia 13,388,910 March 3, 2008 0.2% 2008 Census[6]
68 Flag of Guatemala Guatemala 13,354,000 0.2% UN estimate
69 Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 13,349,000 0.2% UN estimate
70 Flag of Senegal Senegal 12,379,000 0.18% UN estimate
71 Flag of Mali Mali 12,337,000 0.18% UN estimate
72 Flag of Zambia Zambia 11,922,000 0.18% UN estimate
73 Flag of Cuba Cuba 11,268,000 0.17% UN estimate
74 Flag of Greece Greece 11,215,000 January 1, 2008 0.17% [5]
75 Flag of Chad Chad 10,781,000 0.16% UN estimate
76 Flag of Belgium Belgium 10,666,866 January 1, 2008 0.16% Official Statbel estimate
77 Flag of Portugal Portugal 10,617,600 January 1, 2008 0.16% [6]
78 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 10,424,926 June 30, 2008 0.15% Official ČSÚ estimate
79 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 10,327,000 0.15% UN estimate
80 Flag of Hungary Hungary 10,035,000 June 30, 2008 0.15% Hungarian Central Statistical Office
81 Flag of Serbia Serbia[7] 9,527,100 January 1, 2008 0.15% [7]
82 Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 9,760,000 0.14% UN estimate
83 Flag of Rwanda Rwanda 9,725,000 0.14% UN estimate
84 Flag of Belarus Belarus 9,690,000 December 31, 2007 0.14% Official statistics of Belarus
85 Flag of Haiti Haiti 9,598,000 0.14% UN estimate
86 Flag of Bolivia Bolivia 9,525,000 0.14% UN estimate
87 Flag of Guinea Guinea 9,370,000 0.14% UN estimate
88 Flag of Sweden Sweden 9,242,595 September 30, 2008 0.14% Statistics Sweden
89 Flag of Benin Benin 9,033,000 0.13% UN estimate
90 Flag of Somalia Somalia 8,699,000 0.13% UN estimate
91 Flag of Burundi Burundi 8,508,000 0.13% UN estimate
92 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 8,629,900 January 1, 2008 0.13% [8]
93 Flag of Austria Austria 8,340,924 April 1, 2008 0.12% Official Statistics Austria estimate
94 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 7,647,600 June 30, 2008 0.11% Swiss Federal Statistical Office
95 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 7,640,238 December 31, 2007 0.11% National Statistical Institute
96 Flag of Israel Israel 7,337,000[8] September 30, 2008 0.11% Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics
97 Flag of Honduras Honduras 7,106,000 0.11% UN estimate
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 6,985,260 June 30, 2008 0.11% Census and Statistics Department of Hong Kong SAR
98 Flag of El Salvador El Salvador 6,857,000 0.1% UN estimate
99 Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan 6,736,000 0.1% UN estimate
100 Flag of Togo Togo 6,585,000 0.098% UN estimate
101 Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 6,331,000 0.094% UN estimate
102 Flag of Libya Libya 6,160,000 0.091% UN estimate
103 Flag of Paraguay Paraguay 6,127,000 0.091% UN estimate
104 Flag of Jordan Jordan 5,924,000 0.088% UN estimate
105 Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 5,866,000 0.087% UN estimate
106 Flag of Laos Laos 5,859,000 0.087% UN estimate
107 Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 5,603,000 0.083% UN estimate
108 Flag of Denmark Denmark 5,506,000 October 1, 2008 0.081% Statistics Denmark
109 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 5,404,784 June 30, 2008 0.08% Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
110 Flag of Finland Finland 5,324,544[9] November 12, 2008 0.079% Official Finnish Population clock
111 Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 5,317,000 0.079% UN estimate
112 Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 4,965,000 0.074% UN estimate
113 Flag of Eritrea Eritrea 4,851,000 0.072% UN estimate
114 Flag of Singapore Singapore 4,839,400 Mid-2008 0.072% Statistics Singapore
115 Flag of Norway Norway 4,792,800[10] November 14, 2008 0.066% Official Norwegian Population clock
116 Flag of Croatia Croatia 4,435,400 January 1, 2008 0.068% [9]
117 Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica 4,468,000 0.066% UN estimate
118 Flag of Republic of Ireland Ireland 4,422,100 April 30, 2008 0.064% Official CSO Ireland Statistics
119 Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia 4,382,100[11] January 1, 2008 0.065% [10]
120 Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 4,380,000 0.065% UN estimate
121 Flag of Central African Republic Central African Republic 4,343,000 0.065% UN estimate
122 Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 4,286,500 November 14, 2008 0.063% Official New Zealand Population clock
123 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 4,099,000 0.061% UN estimate
124 Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 3,991,000 0.059% UN estimate
125 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,935,000 0.058% UN estimate
126 Flag of Moldova Moldova 3,572,700[12] January 1, 2008 0.056% [11]
127 Flag of Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo 3,768,000 0.056% UN estimate
128 Flag of Palestinian territories Palestinian territories 3,761,646 December 1, 2007 0.056% Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics - 2007 Census
129 Flag of Liberia Liberia 3,750,000 0.056% UN estimate
Flag of Republic of Somaliland Somaliland 3,500,000 Date unknown 0.052% Somaliland government
130 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 3,361,100 April 1, 2008 0.05% Statistics Lithuania
131 Flag of Panama Panama 3,343,000 0.05% UN estimate
132 Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 3,340,000 0.05% UN estimate
133 Flag of Armenia Armenia 3,230,100 January 1, 2008 0.045% [12]
134 Flag of Albania Albania 3,170,000 January 1, 2008 0.047% [13]
135 Flag of Mauritania Mauritania 3,124,000 0.046% UN estimate
136 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait 2,851,000 0.042% UN estimate
137 Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 2,714,000 0.04% UN estimate
138 Flag of Mongolia Mongolia 2,629,000 0.039% UN estimate
139 Flag of Oman Oman 2,595,000 0.039% UN estimate
140 Flag of Latvia Latvia 2,268,000 May 1, 2008 0.034% Latvijas Statistika
141 Flag of Namibia Namibia 2,074,000 0.031% UN estimate
142 Flag of Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia 2,045,200 January 1, 2008 0.03% [14]
143 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 2,029,000 July 15, 2008 0.031% Official Slovenian population clock
144 Flag of Lesotho Lesotho 2,008,000 0.03% UN estimate
145 Flag of Botswana Botswana 1,882,000 0.028% UN estimate
146 Flag of The Gambia Gambia 1,709,000 0.025% UN estimate
147 Flag of Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 1,695,000 0.025% UN estimate
148 Flag of Estonia Estonia 1,340,600 January 1, 2008 0.02% Statistics Estonia
149 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 1,333,000 0.02% UN estimate
150 Flag of Gabon Gabon 1,331,000 0.02% UN estimate
151 Flag of Mauritius Mauritius 1,262,000[13] 0.019% UN estimate
152 Flag of East Timor East Timor 1,155,000 0.017% UN estimate
153 Flag of Swaziland Swaziland 1,141,000 0.017% UN estimate
154 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 794,600 January 1, 2008 0.012% [15]
155 Flag of Qatar Qatar 841,000[14] 0.012% UN estimate
156 Flag of Djibouti Djibouti 833,000 0.012% UN estimate
157 Flag of Fiji Fiji 827,900 2007 0.012% Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics
Flag of Réunion Réunion[15] 793,000 January 1, 2007 0.012% Official INSEE estimate
158 Flag of Bahrain Bahrain 760,168 Date unknown 0.011% Kingdom of Bahrain Government Statistics
159 Flag of Guyana Guyana 738,000 0.011% UN estimate
160 Flag of Comoros Comoros 682,000[16] July 2007 0.01% World Gazetteer projection
161 Flag of Bhutan Bhutan 658,000 0.01% UN estimate
162 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 598,000 0.009% UN estimate
Flag of Macau Macau 538,100 December 31, 2007 0.008% Statistics and Census Service of Macau
163 Flag of Cape Verde Cape Verde 530,000 0.008% UN estimate
164 Flag of Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea[17] 507,000 0.008% UN estimate
165 Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 506,992 January 1, 2008 0.007% [16]
166 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 483,800 January 1, 2008 0.007% Le portail des statistiques du Luxenbourg
167 Flag of Western Sahara Western Sahara 480,000 0.007% UN estimate
168 Flag of Suriname Suriname 458,000 0.007% UN estimate
Flag of Guadeloupe Guadeloupe[15] 451,000 January 1, 2007 0.007% INSEE estimate (minus the populations of Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy)
169 Flag of Malta Malta 410,600 January 1, 2008 0.006% [17]
Flag of Martinique Martinique[15] 401,000 January 1, 2007 0.006% Official INSEE estimate
170 Flag of Brunei Brunei 390,000 0.006% UN estimate
171 Flag of The Bahamas Bahamas 331,000 0.005% UN estimate
172 Flag of Iceland Iceland 320,169 October 1, 2008 0.005% Hagstofa Íslands
173 Flag of Maldives Maldives 306,000 0.005% UN estimate
174 Flag of Barbados Barbados 294,000 0.004% UN estimate
175 Flag of Belize Belize 288,000 0.004% UN estimate
Flag of French Polynesia French Polynesia[15] 259,596 August 20, 2007 0.004% August 2007 census
Flag of New Caledonia New Caledonia[15] 244,600 January 1, 2008 0.004% Official ISEE estimate
176 Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu 226,000 0.003% UN estimate
Flag of French Guiana French Guiana[15] 209,000 January 1, 2007 0.003% Official INSEE estimate
177 Flag of Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles 192,000 0.003% UN estimate
178 Flag of Samoa Samoa 188,540 2008 0.003% Samoa Statistics Department
Flag of Mayotte Mayotte[15] 186,452 July 31, 2007 0.003% July 2007 census
179 Flag of Guam Guam 173,000 0.003% UN estimate
180 Flag of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 165,000 0.002% UN estimate
181 Flag of São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe 158,000 0.002% UN estimate
182 Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 120,000 0.002% UN estimate
183 Flag of United States Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands 111,000 0.002% UN estimate
184 Flag of Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia 111,000 0.002% UN estimate
185 Flag of Grenada Grenada 106,000 0.002% UN estimate
186 Flag of Aruba Aruba 104,000 0.002% UN estimate
187 Flag of Tonga Tonga 100,000 0.001% UN estimate
188 Flag of Kiribati Kiribati 95,000 0.001% UN estimate
189 Flag of Jersey Jersey 89,300 December 31, 2006 0.001% [18]
190 Flag of Seychelles Seychelles 87,000 0.001% UN estimate
191 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 85,000 0.001% UN estimate
192 Flag of Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands 84,000 0.001% UN estimate
193 Flag of Andorra Andorra 83,137 December 31, 2007 0.001% [19]
194 Flag of Isle of Man Isle of Man 80,058 2006 0.001% Isle of Man Government
195 Flag of Dominica Dominica 67,000 0.001% UN estimate
196 Flag of American Samoa American Samoa 67,000 0.001% UN estimate
197 Flag of Guernsey Guernsey 65,726 July 2008 0.001% The World Factbook
198 Flag of Bermuda Bermuda 65,000 0.001% UN estimate
199 Flag of Marshall Islands Marshall Islands 59,000 0.001% UN estimate
200 Flag of Greenland Greenland 58,000 0.001% UN estimate
201 Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 50,000 0.001% UN estimate
202 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 48,839 August 1, 2008 0.001% Official statistics of the Faroe Islands
203 Flag of Cayman Islands Cayman Islands 47,000 0.001% UN estimate
204 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 35,365 December 31, 2007 0.0005% Statistik Liechtenstein
Template:Country data Saint-Martin[15] 33,102[citation needed] October 2004 0.0005% October 2004 supplementary census[citation needed]
205 Flag of Monaco Monaco 33,000 0.0005%

UN estimate

206 Flag of San Marino San Marino 30,800 January 1, 2008 0.0005% [20]
207 Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar 28,875 2006 0.0004% Government of Gibraltar - information services
208 Flag of Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands 26,000 0.0004% UN estimate
209 Flag of British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands 23,000 0.0003% UN estimate
210 Flag of Cook Islands Cook Islands 20,200[18] September 2007 0.0002% Statistics office
211 Flag of Palau Palau 20,000 0.0003% UN estimate
Flag of Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna[15] 15,000 0.0002% UN estimate
212 Flag of Anguilla Anguilla 13,000 0.0002% UN estimate
213 Flag of Tuvalu Tuvalu 11,000 0.0002% UN estimate
214 Flag of Nauru Nauru 10,000 0.0001% UN estimate
Template:Country data Saint-Barthélemy[15] 8,450 January 1, 2007 0.0001% January 2007 census
215 Flag of Saint Helena Saint Helena 6,600[19] 0.0001% UN estimate
Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint-Pierre and Miquelon[15] 6,125 January 1, 2006 0.0001% January 2006 census
216 Flag of Montserrat Montserrat 5,900 0.0001% UN estimate
217 Flag of Falkland Islands Falkland Islands 3,000 0.00005% UN estimate
218 Flag of Niue Niue 1,600 0.00003% UN estimate
219 Flag of Tokelau Tokelau 1,400 0.00003% UN estimate
220 Flag of Vatican City Vatican City 800 0.00002% UN estimate
221 Flag of Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands 50 0.000001% UN estimate

Notes

  1. Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (2006). "World Population Prospects, Table A.2". 2006 revision. United Nations. Retrieved 2007-06-30.
  2. Mainland China only
  3. To access the most recent estimates, go to: Información Social - Compendio Estadístico 2007 - Población e Indicadores Demográficos - Poblacional - Población total al 30 de junio, según sexo y grupos quinquenales de edad
  4. Consists of the island groups of Taiwan, the Pescadores, Kinmen, Matsu, etc.
  5. Includes Christmas Island (1,508), Cocos (Keeling) Islands (628), and Norfolk Island (1,828)
  6. General Population Census of Cambodia 2008 - Provisional Population Totals, National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning, released 3rd September, 2008[1]
  7. Includes Kosovo
  8. UN figure for mid-2007 is 6,967,000, which excludes Israeli population living in the West Bank.
  9. Includes Åland Islands
  10. Includes Svalbard (2,701) and Jan Mayen Island
  11. Figure includes the Republic of Abkhazia (216,000) and South Ossetia (70,000)
  12. Includes Transnistria (555,347)
  13. Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and St. Brandon
  14. Figure for Qatari residents only. Estimates for 2008 that include non-resident, transient laborers indicate a population of 1,448,446. From Qatar General Secretariat for Development Planning
  15. 15.00 15.01 15.02 15.03 15.04 15.05 15.06 15.07 15.08 15.09 15.10 Part of France.
  16. Excludes the island of Mayotte. The UN estimate is 839,000 (including Mayotte)
  17. A 2003 U.S State Department report states the following: "Although the 2002 census estimated the population at 1,015,000, credible estimates put the number at closer to 500,000. The opposition claimed that the Government inflated the census in anticipation of the December presidential election." (...) "Opposition leaders charged earlier in the year that census results showing a twofold population increase were flawed and that numbers were inflated to perpetuate election fraud." [2] The official census figures are available here.
  18. UN estimate for mid-2007 is 13,000, which includes the population of residents only.
  19. Includes Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

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