Country Comparison > Population > TOP 50

RankCountryPopulation
1China1,379,302,784
2India1,281,935,872
3United States326,625,792
4Indonesia260,580,736
5Brazil207,353,392
6Pakistan204,924,864
7Nigeria190,632,256
8Bangladesh157,826,576
9Russia142,257,520
10Japan126,451,400
11Mexico124,574,792
12Ethiopia105,350,016
13Philippines104,256,080
14Egypt97,041,072
15Vietnam96,160,160
16Congo, Democratic Republic of the83,301,152
17Iran82,021,568
18Turkey80,845,216
19Germany80,594,016
20Thailand68,414,136
21France67,106,160
22United Kingdom64,769,452
23Italy62,137,800
24Burma55,123,816
25South Africa54,841,552
26Tanzania53,950,936
27Korea, South51,181,300
28Spain48,958,160
29Colombia47,698,524
30Kenya47,615,740
31Argentina44,293,292
32Ukraine44,033,872
33Algeria40,969,444
34Uganda39,570,124
35Iraq39,192,112
36Poland38,476,268
37Sudan37,345,936
38Canada35,623,680
39Afghanistan34,124,812
40Morocco33,986,656
41Malaysia31,381,992
42Venezuela31,304,016
43Peru31,036,656
44Uzbekistan29,748,860
45Nepal29,384,296
46Angola29,310,272
47Saudi Arabia28,571,770
48Yemen28,036,828
49Ghana27,499,924
50Mozambique26,573,706

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, 2018

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