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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.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Population varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2018

See also: Population bar chart

 

CountryPopulationYear
China1,379,302,7842017
India1,281,935,8722017
United States326,625,7922017
Indonesia260,580,7362017
Brazil207,353,3922017
Pakistan204,924,8642017
Nigeria190,632,2562017
Bangladesh157,826,5762017
Russia142,257,5202017
Japan126,451,4002017
Mexico124,574,7922017
Ethiopia105,350,0162017
Philippines104,256,0802017
Egypt97,041,0722017
Vietnam96,160,1602017
Congo, Democratic Republic of the83,301,1522017
Iran82,021,5682017
Turkey80,845,2162017
Germany80,594,0162017
Thailand68,414,1362017