Country Comparison > Population

RankCountryPopulation
1China1,355,692,544
2India1,236,344,576
3United States318,892,096
4Indonesia253,609,648
5Brazil202,656,784
6Pakistan196,174,384
7Nigeria177,155,760
8Bangladesh166,280,704
9Russia142,470,272
10Japan127,103,392
11Mexico120,286,656
12Philippines107,668,232
13Ethiopia96,633,456
14Vietnam93,421,832
15Egypt86,895,096
16Turkey81,619,392
17Germany80,996,688
18Iran80,840,712
19Congo, Democratic Republic of the77,433,744
20Thailand67,741,400
21France66,259,012
22United Kingdom63,742,976
23Italy61,680,120
24Burma55,746,252
25Tanzania49,639,136
26Korea, South49,039,984
27South Africa48,375,644
28Spain47,737,940
29Colombia46,245,296
30Kenya45,010,056
31Ukraine44,291,412
32Argentina43,024,376
33Algeria38,813,720
34Poland38,346,280
35Uganda35,918,916
36Sudan35,482,232
37Canada34,834,840
38Morocco32,987,206
39Iraq32,585,692
40Afghanistan31,822,848
41Nepal30,986,976
42Peru30,147,936
43Malaysia30,073,352
44Uzbekistan28,929,716
45Venezuela28,868,486
46Saudi Arabia27,345,986
47Yemen26,052,966
48Ghana25,758,108
49Korea, North24,851,628
50Mozambique24,692,144
51Taiwan23,359,928
52Madagascar23,201,926
53Cameroon23,130,708
54Cote d'Ivoire22,848,944
55Australia22,507,616
56Sri Lanka21,866,444
57Romania21,729,872
58Angola19,088,106
59Burkina Faso18,365,124
60Syria17,951,640
61Kazakhstan17,948,816
62Niger17,466,172
63Malawi17,377,468
64Chile17,363,894
65Netherlands16,877,352
66Mali16,455,903
67Ecuador15,654,411
68Cambodia15,458,332
69Guatemala14,647,083
70Zambia14,638,505
71Zimbabwe13,771,721
72Senegal13,635,927
73Rwanda12,337,138
74South Sudan11,562,695
75Guinea11,474,383
76Chad11,412,107
77Cuba11,047,251
78Tunisia10,937,521
79Portugal10,813,834
80Greece10,775,557
81Bolivia10,631,486
82Czech Republic10,627,448
83Belgium10,449,361
84Somalia10,428,043
85Burundi10,395,931
86Dominican Republic10,349,741
87Benin10,160,556
88Haiti9,996,731
89Hungary9,919,128
90Sweden9,723,809
91Azerbaijan9,686,210
92Belarus9,608,058
93Honduras8,598,561
94Austria8,223,062
95Switzerland8,061,516
96Tajikistan8,051,512
97Jordan7,930,491
98Israel7,821,850
99Togo7,351,374
100Serbia7,209,764
101Hong Kong7,112,688
102Bulgaria6,924,716
103Laos6,803,699
104Paraguay6,703,860
105Papua New Guinea6,552,730
106Eritrea6,380,803
107Libya6,244,174
108El Salvador6,125,512
109Lebanon5,882,562
110Nicaragua5,848,641
111Sierra Leone5,743,725
112United Arab Emirates5,628,805
113Kyrgyzstan5,604,212
114Denmark5,569,077
115Singapore5,567,301
116Slovakia5,443,583
117Central African Republic5,277,959
118Finland5,268,799
119Turkmenistan5,171,943
120Norway5,147,792
121Georgia4,935,880
122Ireland4,832,765
123Costa Rica4,755,234
124Congo, Republic of the4,662,446
125Croatia4,470,534
126New Zealand4,401,916
127Liberia4,092,310
128Bosnia and Herzegovina3,871,643
129Puerto Rico3,620,897
130Panama3,608,431
131Moldova3,583,288
132Mauritania3,516,806
133Lithuania3,505,738
134Uruguay3,332,972
135Oman3,219,775
136Armenia3,060,631
137Albania3,020,209
138Mongolia2,953,190
139Jamaica2,930,050
140Kuwait2,742,711
141West Bank2,731,052
142Namibia2,198,406
143Latvia2,165,165
144Botswana2,155,784
145Qatar2,123,160
146Macedonia2,091,719
147Slovenia1,988,292
148Lesotho1,942,008
149Gambia, The1,925,527
150Kosovo1,859,203
151Gaza Strip1,816,379
152Guinea-Bissau1,693,398
153Gabon1,672,597
154Swaziland1,419,623
155Mauritius1,331,155
156Bahrain1,314,089
157Estonia1,257,921
158Trinidad and Tobago1,223,916
159East Timor1,201,542
160Fiji903,207
161Djibouti810,179
162Comoros766,865
163Guyana735,554
164Bhutan733,643
165Equatorial Guinea722,254
166Montenegro650,036
167Solomon Islands609,883
168Macau587,914
169Suriname573,311
170Western Sahara554,795
171Cape Verde538,535
172Luxembourg520,672
173Brunei422,675
174Malta412,655
175Maldives393,595
176Belize340,844
177Bahamas, The321,834
178Iceland317,351
179Barbados289,680
180French Polynesia280,026
181New Caledonia267,840
182Vanuatu266,937
183Samoa196,628
184Sao Tome and Principe190,428
185Saint Lucia163,362
186Guam161,001
187Curacao146,836
188Aruba110,663
189Grenada110,152
190Tonga106,440
191Micronesia, Federated States of105,681
192Kiribati104,488
193Virgin Islands104,170
194Saint Vincent and the Grenadines102,918
195Jersey96,513
196Seychelles91,650
197Antigua and Barbuda91,295
198Isle of Man86,866
199Andorra85,458
200Dominica73,449
201Marshall Islands70,983
202Bermuda69,839
203Guernsey65,849
204Greenland57,728
205Cayman Islands54,914
206American Samoa54,517
207Saint Kitts and Nevis51,538
208Northern Mariana Islands51,483
209Faroe Islands49,947
210Turks and Caicos Islands49,070
211Sint Maarten39,689
212Liechtenstein37,313
213San Marino32,742
214British Virgin Islands32,680
215Saint Martin31,530
216Monaco30,508
217Gibraltar29,185
218Palau21,186
219Anguilla16,086
220Wallis and Futuna15,561
221Tuvalu10,782
222Cook Islands10,134
223Nauru9,488
224Saint Helena7,776
225Saint Barthelemy7,267
226Saint Pierre and Miquelon5,716
227Montserrat5,215
228Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)2,840
229Norfolk Island2,210
230Svalbard1,872
231Christmas Island1,530
232Tokelau1,337
233Niue1,190
234Holy See (Vatican City)842
235Cocos (Keeling) Islands596
236Pitcairn Islands48
237Wake Island0
238Coral Sea Islands0
239Antarctica0
240Kingman Reef0
241Palmyra Atoll0
242Midway Islands0

Definition: This entry gives an estimate from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends. The total population presents one overall measure of the potential impact of the country on the world and within its region. Note: Starting with the 1993 Factbook, demographic estimates for some countries (mostly African) have explicitly taken into account the effects of the growing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These countries are currently: The Bahamas, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Population map

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