Country Comparison > Population

RankCountryPopulation
1China1,343,239,923
2India1,205,073,612
3United States313,847,465
4Indonesia248,645,008
5Brazil199,321,413
6Pakistan190,291,129
7Nigeria170,123,740
8Bangladesh161,083,804
9Russia142,517,670
10Japan127,368,088
11Mexico114,975,406
12Philippines103,775,002
13Vietnam91,519,289
14Ethiopia91,195,675
15Egypt83,688,164
16Germany81,305,856
17Turkey79,749,461
18Iran78,868,711
19Congo, Democratic Republic of the73,599,190
20Thailand67,091,089
21France65,630,692
22United Kingdom63,047,162
23Italy61,261,254
24Burma54,584,650
25Korea, South48,860,500
26South Africa48,810,427
27Spain47,042,984
28Tanzania46,912,768
29Colombia45,239,079
30Ukraine44,854,065
31Kenya43,013,341
32Argentina42,192,494
33Poland38,415,284
34Algeria37,367,226
35Canada34,300,083
36Sudan34,206,710
37Uganda33,640,833
38Morocco32,309,239
39Iraq31,129,225
40Afghanistan30,419,928
41Nepal29,890,686
42Peru29,549,517
43Malaysia29,179,952
44Uzbekistan28,394,180
45Venezuela28,047,938
46Saudi Arabia26,534,504
47Yemen24,771,809
48Ghana24,652,402
49Korea, North24,589,122
50Mozambique23,515,934
51Taiwan23,234,936
52Syria22,530,746
53Australia22,015,576
54Madagascar22,005,222
55Cote d'Ivoire21,952,093
56Romania21,848,504
57Sri Lanka21,481,334
58Cameroon20,129,878
59Angola18,056,072
60Kazakhstan17,522,010
61Burkina Faso17,275,115
62Chile17,067,369
63Netherlands16,730,632
64Niger16,344,687
65Malawi16,323,044
66Mali15,494,466
67Ecuador15,223,680
68Cambodia14,952,665
69Guatemala14,099,032
70Zambia13,817,479
71Senegal12,969,606
72Zimbabwe12,619,600
73Rwanda11,689,696
74Cuba11,075,244
75Chad10,975,648
76Guinea10,884,958
77Portugal10,781,459
78Greece10,767,827
79Tunisia10,732,900
80South Sudan10,625,176
81Burundi10,557,259
82Belgium10,438,353
83Bolivia10,290,003
84Czech Republic10,177,300
85Dominican Republic10,088,598
86Somalia10,085,638
87Hungary9,958,453
88Haiti9,801,664
89Belarus9,643,566
90Benin9,598,787
91Azerbaijan9,493,600
92Sweden9,103,788
93Honduras8,296,693
94Austria8,219,743
95Switzerland7,925,517
96Tajikistan7,768,385
97Israel7,590,758
98Serbia7,276,604
99Hong Kong7,153,519
100Bulgaria7,037,935
101Togo6,961,049
102Laos6,586,266
103Paraguay6,541,591
104Jordan6,508,887
105Papua New Guinea6,310,129
106El Salvador6,090,646
107Eritrea6,086,495
108Nicaragua5,727,707
109Libya5,613,380
110Denmark5,543,453
111Kyrgyzstan5,496,737
112Sierra Leone5,485,998
113Slovakia5,483,088
114Singapore5,353,494
115United Arab Emirates5,314,317
116Finland5,262,930
117Central African Republic5,057,208
118Turkmenistan5,054,828
119Ireland4,722,028
120Norway4,707,270
121Costa Rica4,636,348
122Georgia4,570,934
123Croatia4,480,043
124Congo, Republic of the4,366,266
125New Zealand4,327,944
126Lebanon4,140,289
127Liberia3,887,886
128Bosnia and Herzegovina3,879,296
129Puerto Rico3,690,923
130Moldova3,656,843
131Lithuania3,525,761
132Panama3,510,045
133Mauritania3,359,185
134Uruguay3,316,328
135Mongolia3,179,997
136Oman3,090,150
137Albania3,002,859
138Armenia2,970,495
139Jamaica2,889,187
140Kuwait2,646,314
141West Bank2,622,544
142Latvia2,191,580
143Namibia2,165,828
144Botswana2,098,018
145Macedonia2,082,370
146Slovenia1,996,617
147Qatar1,951,591
148Lesotho1,930,493
149Gambia, The1,840,454
150Kosovo1,836,529
151Gaza Strip1,710,257
152Guinea-Bissau1,628,603
153Gabon1,608,321
154Swaziland1,386,914
155Mauritius1,313,095
156Estonia1,274,709
157Bahrain1,248,348
158Trinidad and Tobago1,226,383
159East Timor1,143,667
160Fiji890,057
161Djibouti774,389
162Guyana741,908
163Comoros737,284
164Bhutan716,896
165Equatorial Guinea685,991
166Montenegro657,394
167Solomon Islands584,578
168Macau578,025
169Suriname560,157
170Cape Verde523,568
171Western Sahara522,928
172Luxembourg509,074
173Malta409,836
174Brunei408,786
175Maldives394,451
176Belize327,719
177Bahamas, The316,182
178Iceland313,183
179Barbados287,733
180French Polynesia274,512
181New Caledonia260,166
182Vanuatu256,155
183Samoa194,320
184Sao Tome and Principe183,176
185Saint Lucia162,178
186Guam159,914
187Grenada109,011
188Aruba107,635
189Micronesia, Federated States of106,487
190Tonga106,146
191Virgin Islands105,275
192Saint Vincent and the Grenadines103,537
193Kiribati101,998
194Jersey94,949
195Seychelles90,024
196Antigua and Barbuda89,018
197Isle of Man85,421
198Andorra85,082
199Dominica73,126
200Bermuda69,080
201Marshall Islands68,480
202Guernsey65,345
203Greenland57,695
204American Samoa54,947
205Cayman Islands52,560
206Northern Mariana Islands51,395
207Saint Kitts and Nevis50,726
208Faroe Islands49,483
209Turks and Caicos Islands46,335
210Sint Maarten39,088
211Liechtenstein36,713
212San Marino32,140
213British Virgin Islands31,148
214Saint Martin30,959
215Monaco30,510
216Gibraltar29,034
217Palau21,032
218Wallis and Futuna15,453
219Anguilla15,423
220Cook Islands10,777
221Tuvalu10,619
222Nauru9,378
223Saint Helena7,728
224Saint Barthelemy7,332
225Saint Pierre and Miquelon5,831
226Montserrat5,164
227Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)3,140
228Norfolk Island2,182
229Svalbard1,970
230Christmas Island1,496
231Tokelau1,368
232Niue1,269
233Holy See (Vatican City)836
234Cocos (Keeling) Islands596
235Pitcairn Islands48
236Wake Island0
237Coral Sea Islands0
238Antarctica0

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, 2012

See also: Population map

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