Country Comparison > Population > TOP 20

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

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

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