Country Comparison > Population > TOP 20

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

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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