List of countries and dependencies by population

A map of world population in 2014
World population percentage by country as of 2017
A cartogram of the world population in 2002

This is a list of countries and dependent territories by population. It includes sovereign states, inhabited dependent territories and, in some cases, constituent countries of sovereign states, with inclusion within the list being primarily based on the ISO standard ISO 3166-1. For instance, the United Kingdom is considered as a single entity, while the constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are considered separately. In addition, this list includes certain states with limited recognition not found in ISO 3166-1.

Also given in percent is each country's population compared with the population of the world, which the United Nations estimates at 7.74 billion as of today.

Method[edit]

Figures used in this chart are based on the most up to date estimate or projections[1] by the national census authority where available, and are usually rounded off.

Where updated national data are not available, figures are based on the projections for 2019 by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.[2]

Because the compiled figures are not collected at the same time in every country, or at the same level of accuracy, the resulting numerical comparisons may create misleading conclusions. Furthermore, the addition of figures from all countries may not equal the world total.

Areas that form integral parts of sovereign states, such as the countries of the United Kingdom, are counted as part of the sovereign states concerned. Not included are other entities, such as the European Union,[Note 1] that are not sovereign states, and independent territories that do not have permanent populations, such as various countries' claims to Antarctica.

Sovereign states and dependencies by population[edit]

Note: All dependent territories or constituent countries that are parts of sovereign states are shown in italics and not assigned a numbered rank.

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
Population Date % of world
population
Source
1 China[Note 2] 1,399,230,000 September 22, 2019 18.1% Official population clock
2 India[Note 3] 1,352,610,000 September 22, 2019 17.5% Official population clock
3 United States[Note 4] 329,940,000 September 22, 2019 4.27% Official population clock
4 Indonesia 268,074,600 July 1, 2019 3.47% Official annual projection
5 Brazil 210,472,000 September 22, 2019 2.72% Official population clock
6 Pakistan 206,096,000 September 22, 2019 2.66% Official population clock
7 Nigeria 200,963,599 July 1, 2019 2.6% UN Projection
8 Bangladesh 167,286,000 September 22, 2019 2.16% Official population clock
9 Russia[Note 5] 146,793,744 January 1, 2019 1.9% Official estimate
10 Mexico 126,577,691 July 1, 2019 1.64% Official annual projection
11 Japan 126,150,000 September 1, 2019 1.63% Monthly provisional estimate
12 Philippines 108,268,000 September 22, 2019 1.4% Official population clock
13 Egypt 99,314,600 September 22, 2019 1.28% Official population clock
14 Ethiopia 98,665,000 July 1, 2019 1.28% Official annual projection
15 Vietnam 96,208,984 April 1, 2019 1.24% Preliminary 2019 census result
16 Democratic Republic of the Congo 86,790,567 July 1, 2019 1.12% UN Projection
17 Germany 83,042,200 March 31, 2019 1.07% Official estimate
18 Iran 82,804,500 September 22, 2019 1.07% Official population clock
19 Turkey 82,003,882 December 31, 2018 1.06% Official annual estimate
20 France[Note 6] 67,039,000 August 1, 2019 0.87% Monthly official estimate
21 United Kingdom[Note 7] 66,435,600 June 30, 2018 0.86% Official annual estimate
22 Thailand 66,413,817 September 22, 2019 0.86% Official population clock
23 Italy 60,283,064 April 30, 2019 0.78% Monthly official estimate
24 South Africa 58,775,022 July 1, 2019 0.76% Official annual estimate
25 Tanzania[Note 8] 55,890,747 July 1, 2019 0.72% Official annual projection
26 Myanmar 54,339,766 July 1, 2019 0.7% Official annual projection
27 Kenya 52,573,973 July 1, 2019 0.68% UN projection
28 South Korea 51,811,167 July 1, 2019 0.67% Official annual estimate
29 Colombia 48,258,494 November 2, 2018 0.62% 2018 census results
30 Spain 46,934,632 January 1, 2019 0.61% Official estimate
31 Argentina 44,938,712 July 1, 2019 0.58% Official annual projection
32 Algeria 43,378,027 July 1, 2019 0.56% Official annual projection
33 Ukraine[Note 9] 42,010,063 July 1, 2019 0.54% Monthly official estimate
34 Sudan 41,884,585 September 22, 2019 0.54% Official population clock
35 Uganda 40,006,700 July 1, 2019 0.52% Official annual projection
36 Iraq 39,127,900 July 1, 2019 0.51% Official annual projection
37 Poland 38,386,000 June 30, 2019 0.5% Official estimate
38 Canada 37,629,200 September 22, 2019 0.486% Official population clock
39 Morocco[Note 10] 35,144,800 September 22, 2019 0.454% Official population clock
40 Saudi Arabia 34,218,169 July 1, 2019 0.44% Official estimate
41 Uzbekistan 33,735,270 September 22, 2019 0.44% Official population clock
42 Malaysia 32,619,700 September 22, 2019 0.422% Official population clock
43 Afghanistan 32,225,560 July 1, 2019 0.42% Official annual estimate
44 Venezuela 32,219,521 June 30, 2019 0.42% Official annual projection
45 Peru 32,131,400 June 30, 2019 0.42% Official annual projection
46 Ghana 30,280,811 July 1, 2019 0.39% Official projection
47 Angola 30,175,553 July 1, 2019 0.39% Official projection
48 Nepal 29,609,623 July 1, 2019 0.38% Official annual projection
49 Yemen 29,161,922 July 1, 2019 0.38% UN projection
50 Mozambique 27,909,798 August 1, 2017 0.36% Official census result
51 Ivory Coast 25,823,071 July 1, 2019 0.33% Official projection
52 Madagascar 25,680,342 May 18, 2018 0.33% Provisional 2018 census result
53 Australia 25,509,900 September 22, 2019 0.33% Official population clock
54 North Korea 25,450,000 July 1, 2019 0.33% Official annual projection
55 Cameroon 24,348,251 July 1, 2019 0.31% Official annual projection
Taiwan[Note 11] 23,593,794 August 31, 2019 0.31% Monthly official estimate
56 Niger 22,314,743 July 1, 2019 0.29% Official annual projection
57 Sri Lanka 21,670,112 July 1, 2018 0.28% Official estimate
58 Burkina Faso 20,870,060 July 1, 2019 0.27% Official annual projection
59 Mali 19,973,000 July 1, 2019 0.26% Official annual projection
60 Romania 19,405,156 January 1, 2019 0.25% Official annual estimate
61 Chile 19,107,216 July 1, 2019 0.25% Official annual projection
62 Kazakhstan 18,555,584 September 22, 2019 0.24% Official population clock
63 Malawi 17,563,749 September 3, 2018 0.23% Preliminary 2018 census result
64 Zambia 17,381,168 July 1, 2019 0.22% Official annual projection
65 Netherlands 17,346,800 September 22, 2019 0.224% Official population clock
66 Ecuador 17,326,300 September 22, 2019 0.224% Official population clock
67 Syria 17,070,135 July 1, 2019 0.22% UN projection
68 Senegal 16,209,125 July 1, 2019 0.21% Official annual projection
69 Chad 15,692,969 July 1, 2019 0.2% Official annual projection
70 Somalia[Note 12] 15,442,905 July 1, 2019 0.2% UN projection
71 Cambodia 15,288,489 March 3, 2019 0.2% Provisional 2019 census result
72 Zimbabwe 15,159,624 July 1, 2019 0.2% Official annual projection
73 Guatemala 14,901,286 July 23, 2018 0.19% 2018 census result
74 South Sudan 12,778,250 July 1, 2019 0.17% Official annual projection
75 Rwanda 12,374,397 July 1, 2019 0.16% Official projection annual
76 Guinea 12,218,357 July 1, 2019 0.16% Official projection
77 Benin 11,733,059 July 1, 2019 0.15% Official projection annual
78 Haiti 11,577,779 July 1, 2019 0.15% Official annual projection
79 Tunisia 11,551,448 July 1, 2018 0.15% Official estimate
80 Belgium 11,480,712 July 1, 2019 0.15% Monthly official estimate
81 Bolivia 11,469,896 July 1, 2019 0.15% Official projection annual
82 Cuba 11,209,628 December 31, 2018 0.14% Official annual estimate
83 Burundi 10,953,317 July 1, 2019 0.14% Official annual projection
84 Greece 10,741,165 January 1, 2018 0.14% Official estimate
85 Czech Republic 10,668,641 June 30, 2019 0.14% Official quarterly estimate
86 Jordan 10,509,700 September 22, 2019 0.136% Official population clock
87 Dominican Republic 10,358,320 July 1, 2019 0.13% Official projection
88 Sweden 10,290,832 July 31, 2019 0.13% Official monthly estimate
89 Portugal 10,276,617 December 31, 2018 0.13% Official annual estimate
90 Azerbaijan 10,027,874 August 1, 2019 0.13% Official estimate
91 Hungary 9,772,756 January 1, 2019 0.13% Official estimate
92 United Arab Emirates 9,770,529 July 1, 2019 0.13% UN projection
93 Belarus 9,456,200 July 1, 2019 0.12% Official quarterly estimate
94 Honduras 9,158,345 July 1, 2019 0.12% Official annual projection
95 Tajikistan 9,127,000 January 1, 2019 0.12% Official estimate
96 Israel 9,089,700 September 22, 2019 0.118% Official population clock
97 Austria 8,877,036 July 1, 2019 0.11% Quarterly provisional figure
98 Papua New Guinea 8,558,800 July 1, 2018 0.11% Official annual estimate
99 Switzerland 8,570,146 June 30, 2019 0.11% Official provisional figure
100 Sierra Leone 7,901,454 July 1, 2019 0.102% Official annual projection
101 Togo 7,538,000 July 1, 2019 0.097% Official annual projection
Hong Kong (China) 7,524,100 June 30, 2019 0.097% Official estimate
102 Paraguay 7,152,703 July 1, 2019 0.092% Official annual projection
103 Laos 7,123,205 July 1, 2019 0.092% Official annual projection
104 Bulgaria 7,000,039 December 31, 2018 0.09% Official estimate
105 Serbia[Note 13] 6,963,764 January 1, 2019 0.09% Official annual estimate
106 Lebanon 6,855,713 July 1, 2019 0.089% UN projection
107 Libya 6,777,452 July 1, 2019 0.088% UN projection
108 El Salvador 6,704,864 July 1, 2019 0.087% Official annual projection
109 Nicaragua 6,460,411 June 30, 2018 0.084% Official estimate
110 Kyrgyzstan 6,389,500 January 1, 2019 0.083% Official estimate
111 Turkmenistan 5,942,089 July 1, 2019 0.077% UN projection
112 Denmark 5,814,461 July 1, 2019 0.075% Official quarterly estimate
113 Singapore 5,638,700 June 30, 2018 0.073% Official estimate
114 Finland 5,522,848 July 31, 2019 0.071% Official monthly estimate
115 Central African Republic 5,496,011 July 1, 2019 0.071% Official annual projection
116 Slovakia 5,450,017 March 31, 2019 0.07% Official estimate
117 Republic of the Congo 5,380,508 July 1, 2019 0.07% UN projection
118 Norway 5,345,599 July 1, 2019 0.069% Official quarterly estimate
119 Costa Rica 5,058,007 June 30, 2019 0.065% Official annual projection
120 New Zealand 4,982,070 September 22, 2019 0.0644% Official population clock
121 Palestine 4,976,684 July 1, 2019 0.064% Official annual projection
122 Ireland 4,921,500 April 1, 2019 0.064% Official estimate
123 Oman 4,614,107 July 14, 2019 0.06% Official estimate
124 Liberia 4,475,353 July 1, 2019 0.058% Official projection
125 Kuwait 4,420,110 January 1, 2019 0.057% Official annual estimate
126 Panama 4,218,808 July 1, 2019 0.055% Official annual projection
127 Croatia 4,130,304 July 1, 2019 0.053% UN projection
128 Mauritania 4,077,347 July 1, 2019 0.053% Official annual projection
129 Georgia[Note 14] 3,723,500 January 1, 2019 0.048% Official annual estimate
130 Uruguay 3,518,552 June 30, 2019 0.045% Official annual projection
131 Eritrea 3,497,117 July 1, 2019 0.045% UN projection
132 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,301,000 July 1, 2019 0.043% UN projection
133 Mongolia 3,278,958 September 22, 2019 0.042% Official population clock
Puerto Rico (U.S.) 3,195,153 July 1, 2018 0.041% Official estimate
134 Armenia 2,961,600 June 30, 2019 0.038% Official quarterly estimate
135 Albania 2,862,427 January 1, 2019 0.037% Official annual estimate
136 Lithuania 2,793,397 August 1, 2019 0.036% Monthly official estimate
137 Jamaica 2,726,667 December 31, 2018 0.035% Official estimate
138 Moldova[Note 15] 2,681,735 January 1, 2019 0.035% Official estimate
139 Qatar 2,638,657 June 30, 2019 0.034% Monthly official estimate
140 Namibia 2,458,936 July 1, 2019 0.032% Official projection
141 The Gambia 2,347,706 July 1, 2019 0.03% UN projection
142 Botswana 2,338,851 July 1, 2019 0.03% Official annual projection
143 Gabon 2,172,579 July 1, 2019 0.028% UN projection
144 Slovenia 2,084,301 April 1, 2019 0.027% Official estimate
145 North Macedonia 2,077,132 December 31, 2018 0.027% Official estimate
146 Lesotho 2,007,201 April 10, 2016 0.026% 2016 census result
147 Latvia 1,912,000 August 1, 2019 0.025% Monthly official estimate
Kosovo[Note 16] 1,795,666 December 31, 2018 0.023% Official annual estimate
148 Guinea-Bissau 1,604,528 July 1, 2019 0.021% Official annual projection
149 Bahrain 1,543,300 July 1, 2019 0.02% Official annual projection
150 East Timor 1,387,149 July 1, 2019 0.018% Official annual projection
151 Trinidad and Tobago 1,359,193 June 30, 2018 0.018% Official estimate
152 Equatorial Guinea 1,358,276 July 1, 2018 0.018% Official estimate
153 Estonia 1,324,820 January 1, 2019 0.017% Official estimate
154 Mauritius 1,265,985 July 1, 2019 0.016% Official estimate
155 Eswatini 1,093,238 May 11, 2017 0.014% Official census result
156 Djibouti 1,078,373 July 1, 2019 0.014% Official annual projection
157 Fiji 884,887 September 17, 2017 0.011% Official census result
158 Comoros 873,724 July 1, 2019 0.011% Official estimate
159 Cyprus 864,200 December 31, 2017 0.011% Official annual estimate
160 Guyana 782,766 July 1, 2019 0.0101% UN projection
161 Bhutan 741,672 July 1, 2019 0.0096% Official annual projection
162 Solomon Islands 680,806 July 1, 2019 0.0088% Official annual projection
Macau (China) 672,000 June 30, 2019 0.0087% Official quarterly estimate
163 Montenegro 622,359 January 1, 2018 0.008% Official estimate
164 Luxembourg 613,894 January 1, 2019 0.0079% Official estimate
Western Sahara[Note 17] 582,463 July 1, 2019 0.0075% UN projection
165 Suriname 581,372 July 1, 2019 0.0075% UN projection
166 Cape Verde 550,483 July 1, 2019 0.0071% Official annual projection
167 Malta 493,559 December 31, 2018 0.0064% Official estimate
Transnistria[Note 18] 469,000 January 1, 2018 0.0061% Official estimate
168 Brunei 442,400 July 1, 2018 0.0057% Official estimate
169 Belize 408,487 July 1, 2019 0.0053% Official estimate
170 Bahamas 385,340 July 1, 2019 0.005% Official annual projection
171 Maldives 378,114 December 31, 2017 0.0049% Official annual estimate
172 Iceland 360,390 June 30, 2019 0.0047% Official quarterly estimate
Northern Cyprus[Note 19] 351,965 December 31, 2017 0.0046% Official estimate
173 Vanuatu 304,500 July 1, 2018 0.0039% Official annual estimate
174 Barbados 287,025 July 1, 2019 0.0037% UN projection
New Caledonia (France) 282,200 January 1, 2018 0.0036% Official annual estimate
French Polynesia (France) 275,918 August 17, 2017 0.0036% 2017 census results
Abkhazia[Note 20] 244,832 January 1, 2018 0.0032% Official estimate
175 São Tomé and Príncipe 201,784 July 1, 2018 0.0026% Official estimate
176 Samoa 200,874 July 1, 2019 0.0026% Official projection
177 Saint Lucia 180,454 July 1, 2019 0.0023% UN projection
Guam (U.S.) 172,400 July 1, 2018 0.0022% Official annual estimate
Curaçao (Netherlands) 158,665 January 1, 2019 0.0021% Official annual estimate
Flag of Artsakh.svg Artsakh[Note 21] 148,000 January 1, 2019 0.0019% Official annual estimate
178 Kiribati 120,100 July 1, 2018 0.0016% Official annual estimate
Aruba (Netherlands) 112,309 March 31, 2019 0.0015% Official quarterly estimate
179 Grenada 112,003 July 1, 2019 0.0014% UN projection
180 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 110,608 July 1, 2019 0.0014% Official estimate
Jersey (UK) 106,800 December 31, 2018 0.0014% Official estimate
United States Virgin Islands (U.S.) 104,578 July 1, 2019 0.0014% UN projection
181 Federated States of Micronesia 104,468 July 1, 2019 0.0014% Official annual projection
182 Tonga 100,651 November 30, 2016 0.0013% 2016 census result
183 Seychelles 97,625 June 30, 2019 0.0013% Official estimate
184 Antigua and Barbuda 97,118 July 1, 2019 0.0013% UN projection
Isle of Man (UK) 83,314 April 24, 2016 0.0011% 2016 census result
185 Andorra 76,177 December 31, 2018 0.001% Official estimate
186 Dominica 71,808 July 1, 2019 0.0009% UN projection
Cayman Islands (UK) 65,813 December 31, 2018 0.00085% Official estimate
Bermuda (UK) 64,027 July 1, 2019 0.00083% Official annual projection
Guernsey (UK) 62,734 June 30, 2018 0.00081% Official estimate
American Samoa (U.S.) 56,700 July 1, 2018 0.00073% Official annual estimate
Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.) 56,200 July 1, 2018 0.00073% Official annual estimate
Greenland (Denmark) 56,225 July 1, 2019 0.00073% Official estimate
187 Marshall Islands 55,500 July 1, 2018 0.00072% Official annual estimate
South Ossetia[Note 22] 53,532 October 15, 2015 0.00069% Preliminary 2015 census result
188 Saint Kitts and Nevis 52,823 July 1, 2019 0.0007% UN projection
Faroe Islands (Denmark) 52,122 August 1, 2019 0.00067% Monthly official estimate
Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 41,369 July 1, 2018 0.00053% Official estimate
Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 40,614 January 1, 2018 0.00053% Official estimate
189 Liechtenstein 38,380 December 31, 2018 0.0005% Official semi annual estimate
190 Monaco 38,300 December 31, 2018 0.0005% Official annual estimate
Flag of France.svg Saint-Martin (France) 35,746 January 1, 2016 0.00046% Official estimate
Gibraltar (UK) 33,701 July 1, 2019 0.00044% UN projection
191 San Marino 33,431 April 30, 2019 0.00043% Official monthly estimate
British Virgin Islands (UK) 30,030 July 1, 2019 0.00039% UN projection
192 Palau 17,900 July 1, 2018 0.00023% Official annual estimate
Cook Islands (NZ) 15,200 July 1, 2018 0.0002% Official annual estimate
Anguilla (UK) 14,869 July 1, 2019 0.00019% UN projection
Wallis and Futuna (France) 11,700 July 1, 2018 0.00015% Official annual estimate
193 Nauru 11,000 July 1, 2018 0.00014% Official annual estimate
194 Tuvalu 10,200 July 1, 2018 0.00013% Official annual estimate
Saint Barthélemy (France) 9,793 January 1, 2016 0.00013% Official estimate
Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 6,008 January 1, 2016 0.000078% Official estimate
Flag of Saint Helena.svg Saint Helena, Ascension
and Tristan da Cunha
(UK)
5,633 February 7, 2016 0.000073% 2016 census result
Montserrat (UK) 4,989 July 1, 2019 0.000064% UN projection
Falkland Islands (UK) 3,198 October 9, 2016 0.000041% 2016 census result
Christmas Island (Australia) 1,928 June 30, 2018 0.000025% Official estimate
Norfolk Island (Australia) 1,756 June 30, 2018 0.000023% Official estimate
Niue (NZ) 1,520 July 1, 2018 0.000020% Official annual estimate
Tokelau (NZ) 1,400 July 1, 2018 0.000018% Official annual estimate
195 Vatican City 799 July 1, 2019 0.000010% UN projection
Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 538 June 30, 2018 0.0000070% Official estimate
Pitcairn Islands (UK) 50 January 1, 2019 0.00000065% Official estimate

See also[edit]

Lists of countries by population[edit]

Continental[edit]

Intercontinental[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The European Union is a sui generis supranational union whose sovereign members delegate to it by treaty certain powers that are often exercised by sovereign states. Its combined population has been estimated at 512,379,225 on January 1, 2018, and it would be ranked 3rd if it were included in the list. It has 6.62% of the world's population — see "Eurostat-Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface(TGM)table". European Commission.
  2. ^ The census figure refers to mainland China, excluding its special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, the former of which returned to Chinese sovereignty on 1 July 1997 and the latter on 20 December 1999.
  3. ^ Does not include the figures of Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  4. ^ Population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  5. ^ Including the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, Russia's disputed administrative areas on the Crimean Peninsula. The Ukrainian government and most of the world's other states consider the Crimean Peninsula de jure a part of Ukraine's territory.
  6. ^ Population of the 18 regions of France. Excluding Overseas Territories and Collectivities: French Polynesia, New Caledonia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Clipperton Island, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna.
  7. ^ Excluding the 14 Overseas Territories and 3 Crown dependencies shown separately.
  8. ^ Including Zanzibar.
  9. ^ Excluding the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and City of Sevastopol, Ukraine's administrative areas on the Crimean Peninsula which are disputed with and de facto administered by Russia. However includes all territory in the Donbass region where there are ongoing insurgencies by separatist forces.
  10. ^ Excluding the population of the disputed territory of Western Sahara (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic).
  11. ^ Taiwan (Republic of China) also includes the minor islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu, etc. The UN does not recognize the Republic of China (Taiwan) as a sovereign state.
  12. ^ Includes Somaliland.
  13. ^ Excludes Kosovo.
  14. ^ Excludes Abkhazia (242,862, census 2011) and South Ossetia (53,559, census 2015).
  15. ^ Excludes Transnistria.
  16. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states, while 12 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition.
  17. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  18. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Moldova.
  19. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Cyprus.
  20. ^ Abkhazia is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Abkhazia and Georgia. The Republic of Abkhazia unilaterally declared independence on 23 July 1992, but Georgia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Abkhazia has received formal recognition as an independent state from 7 out of 193 United Nations member states, 2 of which have subsequently withdrawn their recognition.
  21. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Azerbaijan.
  22. ^ South Ossetia's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is recognised by only a few other countries. The Georgian government and most of the world's other states consider South Ossetia de jure a part of Georgia's territory.

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