Country Comparison > Population > TOP 20

RankCountryPopulation
1China1,373,541,248
2India1,266,883,584
3United States323,995,520
4Indonesia258,316,048
5Brazil205,823,664
6Pakistan201,995,536
7Nigeria186,053,392
8Bangladesh156,186,880
9Russia142,355,408
10Japan126,702,136
11Mexico123,166,752
12Philippines102,624,208
13Ethiopia102,374,048
14Vietnam95,261,024
15Egypt94,666,992
16Iran82,801,632
17Congo, Democratic Republic of the81,331,048
18Germany80,722,792
19Turkey80,274,608
20Thailand68,200,824

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, 2017

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