Which Country has the Most People?

World Population by Countries

What is the most populous country in the world? And which one has the least people? In the table below, we have a numbered list of all countries of the world sorted by population (2016). Check the data on which are the most populous countries, also which ones have fewer inhabitants and / or the position of a particular country from the rest of the world.

In addition, we have also added a map of the world in last section of the article where we can see the distribution of population by countries.

Table of Contents
1. Top ten most populated countries in the World
2. Countries of the world sorted by population (2016)
3. Population of disputed territories
4. Interactive map of the world by population

1- Top ten most populated countries in the World

The total population of the world is equivalent to more than 7.161 billion people, according to the United States Census Bureau. In 1990, the global figure reached 5.3 billion people, compared to the 2000s, where it was reported to be 6.2 billion. By 2025, the figure is expected to increase to 9.1 billion, according to projections by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). To go a little deeper on the issue, we bring you a list of the most populous countries the world.

    1. China (1,355,682,577 inhabitants): The Asian country, besides being one of the largest in the world, has maintained its most populous range for nearly 100 years. For this reason, they have limited the number of births per couple with two children.
    2. India (1,236,347,632 inhabitants): Besides being one of the most populated countries, it is one of the richest countries in culture, agriculture and unfortunately, poverty too. 33% of the total population of the country lives in extreme poverty.
    3. United States (318,992,104 inhabitants): One of the biggest economic powers, with a predominant migration flow, especially in Latin America and Africa.
    4. Indonesia (253,619,645 inhabitants): It is the second most populous country in Asia and one of the most favorites of tourists, thanks to its idyllic islands.
    5. Brazil (203,656,789 inhabitants): Brazil is the largest of Latin America ‘s most populous countries and one of the growing economic powers .
    6. Pakistan (196,274,381 inhabitants): It has the seventh largest army in the world with nuclear weapons. It is the only country in the Islamic world with such weapons.
    7. Nigeria (177,155,855 inhabitants): This is the most populous country in Africa and its population dates back to more than 9,000 million years, one of the first records.
    8. Bangladesh (166,380,714 inhabitants): Located in the most fertile side of the Ganges delta, it is prone to floods and monsoons. It has the lowest GDP in Asia.
    9. Russia (142,470,972 inhabitants): Composed of 85 federal provinces (former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), Russia is at number nine.
    10. Japan (127,103,998 inhabitants): One of the most populous countries in Asia per square kilometer (337.1 to be exact). It is distributed in 6852 islands. Also, Japan is one of the richest countries in the world and pioneer in technology.

2- Countries of the world sorted by number of population (2016)

  1. China: 1377575000
  2. India: 1320800000
  3. United States: 323676000
  4. Indonesia: 259060000
  5. Brazil: 206156000
  6. Pakistan: 199321000
  7. Nigeria: 189632000
  8. Bangladesh: 160933000
  9. Russia: 144285000
  10. Japan: 126672000
  11. Mexico: 122274000
  12. Philippines: 105124000
  13. Vietnam: 92844000
  14. Ethiopia: 92257000
  15. Egypt: 91090000
  16. Germany: 81764000
  17. Iran: 79795000
  18. Turkey: 79665000
  19. DRC: 73187000
  20. Thailand: 68909000
  21. UK: 65599000
  22. France: 64576000
  23. Italy: 60618000
  24. South Africa: 55849000
  25. Burma / Myanmar: 52929000
  26. South Korea: 50812000
  27. Tanzania: 50286000
  28. Colombia: 48783000
  29. Spain: 46398000
  30. Kenya: 45509000
  31. Argentina: 43599000
  32. Ukraine: 42669000
  33. Algeria: 40857000
  34. Sudan: 39630000
  35. Poland: 38515000
  36. Iraq: 37639000
  37. Uganda: 36868000
  38. Canada: 36256000
  39. Morocco: 34099000
  40. Saudi Arabia: 33248000
  41. Uzbekistan: 31778000
  42. Malaysia: 31575000
  43. Peru: 31390000
  44. Venezuela: 31028000
  45. Nepal: 28437000
  46. Ghana: 28405000
  47. Yemen: 27537000
  48. Afghanistan: 27352000
  49. Mozambique: 26425000
  50. Angola: 26196000
  51. North Korea: 26144000
  52. Australia: 24118000
  53. Ivory Coast: 23925000
  54. Syria: 23844000
  55. Madagascar: 23668000
  56. Cameroon: 22499000
  57. Sri Lanka: 21213000
  58. Romania: 19744000
  59. Niger: 19612000
  60. Burkina Faso: 19055000
  61. Mali: 18640000
  62. Chile: 18191000
  63. Kazakhstan: 17558000
  64. Netherlands: 17009000
  65. Malawi: 16834000
  66. Guatemala: 16654000
  67. Ecuador: 16539000
  68. Zambia: 15938000
  69. Cambodia: 15290000
  70. Senegal: 14908000
  71. Chad: 14164000
  72. Zimbabwe: 13662000
  73. South Sudan: 13266000
  74. Somalia: 12962000
  75. Rwanda: 11630000
  76. Greece: 11534000
  77. Belgium: 11339000
  78. Cuba: 11282000
  79. Tunisia: 11234000
  80. Guinea: 11189000
  81. Benin: 11166000
  82. Haiti: 11159000
  83. Bolivia: 10986000
  84. Czech Republic: 10548000
  85. Portugal: 10263000
  86. Burundi: 10116000
  87. Dominican Republic: 10076000
  88. Sweden: 9826000
  89. Hungary: 9815000
  90. Azerbaijan: 9768000
  91. Belarus: 9507000
  92. United Arab Emirates: 9016000
  93. Honduras: 8722000
  94. Austria: 8714000
  95. Tajikistan: 8659000
  96. Israel: 8392000
  97. Switzerland: 8363000
  98. Papua New Guinea: 7864000
  99. Eritrea: 7275000
  100. Togo: 7267000
  101. Bulgaria: 7138000
  102. Serbia: 7072000
  103. Jordan: 7027000
  104. Paraguay: 6854000
  105. Sierra Leone: 6690000
  106. Nicaragua: 6668000
  107. Laos: 6619000
  108. El Salvador: 6522000
  109. Libya: 6430000
  110. Kyrgyzstan: 6044000
  111. Denmark: 5722000
  112. Singapore: 5603000
  113. Lebanon: 5577000
  114. Finland: 5498000
  115. Slovakia: 5438000
  116. Norway: 5250000
  117. Central African Republic: 4999000
  118. Turkmenistan: 4965000
  119. Costa Rica: 4920000
  120. Republic of Congo: 4847000
  121. New Zealand: 4688000
  122. Ireland: 4667000
  123. Oman: 4442000
  124. Kuwait: 4314000
  125. Croatia: 4230000
  126. Liberia: 4134000
  127. Bosnia and Herzegovina: 3926000
  128. Panama: 3817000
  129. Georgia: 3732000
  130. Mauritania: 3718000
  131. Moldova: 3584000
  132. Uruguay: 3490000
  133. Mongolia: 3098000
  134. Armenia: 3004000
  135. Lithuania: 2876000
  136. Albania: 2875000
  137. Jamaica: 2732000
  138. Qatar: 2499000
  139. Namibia: 2328000
  140. Botswana: 2226000
  141. Gambia: 2088000
  142. Macedonia: 2075000
  143. Slovenia: 2069000
  144. Latvia: 1964000
  145. Bahrain: 1912000
  146. Lesotho: 1910000
  147. Gabon: 1908000
  148. Guinea-Bissau: 1533000
  149. Trinidad and Tobago: 1356000
  150. Estonia: 1324000
  151. Mauritius: 1267000
  152. Equatorial Guinea: 1238000
  153. East Timor: 1189000
  154. Swaziland: 1134000
  155. Djibouti: 988000
  156. Fiji: 872000
  157. Cyprus: 833000
  158. Comoros: 807000
  159. Bhutan: 775000
  160. Guyana: 748000
  161. Solomon Islands: 662000
  162. Montenegro: 621000
  163. Luxembourg: 584000
  164. Suriname: 568000
  165. Cape Verde: 533000
  166. Malta: 428000
  167. Brunei Darussalam: 426000
  168. Belize: 379000
  169. Bahamas: 374000
  170. Maldives: 352000
  171. Iceland: 335000
  172. Vanuatu: 286000
  173. Barbados: 285000
  174. Sao Tome and Principe: 199000
  175. Samoa: 196000
  176. St. Lucia: 174000
  177. Kiribati: 117000
  178. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 108000
  179. Granada: 105000
  180. Tonga: 103100
  181. Micronesia: 102000
  182. Seychelles: 99000
  183. Antigua and Barbuda: 91000
  184. Andorra: 78000
  185. Dominica: 72000
  186. Marshall Islands: 56000
  187. Saint Kitts and Nevis: 47000
  188. Liechtenstein: 39000
  189. Monaco: 38000
  190. San Marino: 32000
  191. Palau: 19000
  192. Nauru: 12000
  193. Tuvalu: 11000
  194. Vatican City: 830

3- Population of disputed territories

I above lists, there are only sovereign countries. If you want to know the population of disputed territories (such as Kosovo), you can find it in the list below.

  1. The world: 7381605000
  2. Kosovo (disputed territory): 1,889,000
  3. Palestine (disputed territory): 4,819,000
  4. Taiwan – Republic of China (disputed territory): 23,531,000
  5. Hong Kong (disputed territory): 7,364,000
  6. Puerto Rico (US dependence): 3,468,000

4- World map by population


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