List of countries and dependencies by population

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A map of world population. Gray-scale legend: 0 to 50 M to 400 M to 1,336 M (million), 2011.

This is a list of countries and dependent territories by population with inclusion within the list being based on the ISO standard ISO 3166-1. This does not reflect the countries who report significantly different populations of citizens domestically and overall. Some countries, notably Thailand, do not report total population, exclusively counting citizens, for total populations an international agency must issue an estimate.

The list includes sovereign states, inhabited dependent territories and, in some cases, constituent countries of sovereign states. The United Kingdom is considered (as a sovereign state) as a single entity in the lists while the constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are regarded separately.

Also given in percent is each country's population compared to the population of the world, which the United States Census Bureau estimates at 7.26 billion.[1] According to a separate estimate by the United Nations, world population exceeded 7 billion in October 2011.[2][3][4]

Method[edit]

Figures used in this chart are based on the most up to date estimate or projections[5] 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 2015 by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.[6]

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. A handful of nations have not conducted a census in over 3 decades, providing high error margin estimates only.

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 dependent territories that do not have permanent populations, such as various countries' claims to Antarctica.

For a graphical version of this list, see list of countries by population (graphical). See also List of sovereign states and dependent territories by population density and the list of regional organizations by population.

Countries and dependencies by population[edit]

Note: All dependent territories or countries that are parts of sovereign states are shown in italics.

Rank Country (or dependent territory) Population Date % of world
population
Source
1 China[Note 2] 1,371,190,000 July 28, 2015 18.9% Official population clock
2 India 1,274,780,000 July 28, 2015 17.6% Official population clock
3 United States 321,497,000 July 28, 2015 4.43% Official population clock
4 Indonesia 255,770,000 July 1, 2015 3.52% Official projection
5 Brazil 204,666,000 July 28, 2015 2.82% Official population clock
6 Pakistan 190,466,000 July 28, 2015 2.62% Official population clock
7 Nigeria 183,523,000 July 1, 2015 2.53% UN projection
8 Bangladesh 158,751,000 July 28, 2015 2.19% Official population clock
9 Russia[Note 3] 146,531,140 July 24, 2015 2.02% Official population clock
10 Japan 126,865,000 July 1, 2015 1.75% Monthly official estimate
11 Mexico 121,740,000 July 1, 2015 1.68% Official projection
12 Philippines 101,811,100 July 28, 2015 1.4% Official population clock
13 Vietnam 91,812,000 July 1, 2015 1.25% Official Projection
14 Ethiopia 90,077,000 July 1, 2015 1.24% Official projection
15 Egypt 89,205,500 July 28, 2015 1.23% Official population clock
16 Germany 81,083,600 September 30, 2014 1.12% Official estimate
17 Iran 78,518,500 July 28, 2015 1.08% Official population clock
18 Turkey 77,695,904 December 31, 2014 1.07% Official estimate
19 Democratic Republic of the Congo 71,246,000 July 1, 2015 0.98% UN projection
20 France[Note 4] 66,162,000 June 1, 2015 0.91% Monthly official estimate
21 Thailand 65,104,000 July 1, 2015 0.9% Official annual projection
22 United Kingdom 64,800,000 July 1, 2015 0.89% Official Projection
23 Italy 60,788,845 December 31, 2014 0.84% Official annual projection
24 Burma 54,164,000 July 1, 2015 0.75% UN projection
25 South Africa 54,002,000 July 1, 2014 0.74% Official estimate
26 South Korea 51,431,100 May 30, 2015 0.71% [3]
27 Tanzania 48,829,000 July 1, 2015 0.67% Official Projection
28 Colombia 48,234,600 July 28, 2015 0.664% Official population clock
29 Kenya 46,749,000 July 1, 2015 0.64% UN projection
30 Spain 46,439,864 January 1, 2015 0.64% Official estimate
31 Argentina 43,131,966 July 1, 2015 0.59% Official annual projection
32 Ukraine[Note 5] 42,836,922 June 1, 2015 0.59% Monthly official estimate
33 Algeria 39,500,000 January 1, 2015 0.54% Official annual projection
34 Poland 38,484,000 December 31, 2014 0.53% Official estimate
35 Sudan 38,435,252 July 1, 2015 0.53% Official annual projection
36 Iraq 36,004,552 July 1, 2014 0.5% Official annual projection
37 Canada 35,749,600 April 1, 2015 0.49% Official estimate
38 Uganda 34,856,813 August 28, 2014 0.48% Preliminary 2014 census result
39 Morocco[Note 6] 33,337,529 September 1, 2014 0.46% Preliminary 2014 census result
40 Saudi Arabia 31,521,418 July 1, 2015 0.43% Official annual projection
41 Peru 31,151,643 July 1, 2015 0.43% Official annual projection
42 Uzbekistan 31,022,500 January 1, 2015 0.43% Official estimate
43 Malaysia 30,656,700 July 28, 2015 0.422% Official population clock
44 Venezuela 30,620,404 July 1, 2015 0.42% Official annual projection
45 Nepal 28,037,904 July 1, 2015 0.39% Official annual projection
46 Afghanistan 27,101,365 March 21, 2015 0.37% Preliminary 2015 census result
47 Ghana 27,043,093 July 1, 2014 0.37% Official annual projection
48 Yemen 25,956,000 July 1, 2014 0.36% Official estimate
49 Mozambique 25,727,911 July 1, 2015 0.35% Annual official projection
50 North Korea 25,155,000 July 1, 2015 0.35% UN projection
51 Angola 24,383,301 May 16, 2014 0.34% Preliminary 2014 census result
52 Australia 23,845,600 July 28, 2015 0.328% Official population clock
53 Taiwan[Note 7] 23,461,562 June 30, 2015 0.32% Monthly official estimate
54 Syria 23,306,099 July 28, 2015 0.32% Official population clock[Note 8]
55 Ivory Coast 22,671,331 May 15, 2014 0.31% Preliminary 2014 Census Result
56 Madagascar 21,842,167 July 1, 2013 0.3% Annual official estimate
57 Cameroon 21,143,237 July 1, 2013 0.29% Official estimate
58 Sri Lanka 20,675,000 July 1, 2014 0.28% Official Estimate
59 Romania 19,942,642 January 1, 2014 0.27% Annual official estimate
60 Niger 19,268,000 July 1, 2015 0.27% UN projection
61 Burkina Faso 18,450,494 July 1, 2015 0.25% Official estimate
62 Chile 18,006,407 July 1, 2015 0.25% Official annual projection
63 Kazakhstan 17,519,000 June 1, 2015 0.24% Monthly official estimate
64 Netherlands 16,912,900 July 28, 2015 0.233% Official Population Clock
65 Malawi 16,310,431 July 1, 2015 0.22% Official annual projection
66 Mali 16,259,000 July 1, 2015 0.22% UN projection
67 Guatemala 16,176,133 July 1, 2015 0.22% Official estimate
68 Ecuador 15,538,000 July 1, 2015 0.21% Official population clock
69 Zambia 15,473,905 July 1, 2015 0.21% Official annual projection
70 Cambodia 15,405,157 July 1, 2015 0.21% Official annual projection
71 Chad 13,606,000 July 1, 2015 0.19% UN projection
72 Senegal 13,508,715 November 19, 2013 0.19% 2013 census result
73 Zimbabwe 13,061,239 August 17, 2012 0.18% 2012 Census Result
74 South Sudan 11,892,934 July 1, 2015 0.16% Official annual projection
75 Bolivia 11,410,651 July 1, 2015 0.16% Official projection
76 Belgium 11,248,330 June 1, 2015 0.15% Monthly official estimate
77 Cuba 11,238,317 December 31, 2014 0.15% Annual official estimate
78 Somalia[Note 9] 11,123,000 July 1, 2015 0.15% UN projection
79 Rwanda 10,996,891 July 1, 2014 0.15% Annual official estimate
80 Tunisia 10,982,754 April 23, 2014 0.15% Preliminary 2014 census result
81 Haiti 10,911,819 July 1, 2015 0.15% Official projection
82 Greece 10,903,704 January 1, 2014 0.15% [4]
83 Dominican Republic 10,652,000 July 1, 2015 0.15% UN projection
84 Guinea 10,628,972 April 2, 2014 0.15% Preliminary 2014 census result
85 Czech Republic 10,537,818 March 31, 2015 0.15% Official quarterly estimate
86 Portugal 10,477,800 December 31, 2013 0.14% Annual official estimate
87 Benin 10,315,244 July 1, 2015 0.14% Official projection
88 Hungary 9,849,000 December 31, 2014 0.14% Annual official estimate
89 Burundi 9,823,827 July 1, 2015 0.14% Official annual projection
90 Sweden 9,784,445 31 May 2015 0.13% Monthly official estimate
91 Azerbaijan 9,636,300 June 1, 2015 0.13% Official estimate
92 United Arab Emirates 9,577,000 July 1, 2015 0.13% UN projection
93 Belarus 9,481,000 January 1, 2015 0.13% Quarterly official estimate
94 Honduras 8,725,111 July 1, 2014 0.12% Annual official estimate
95 Austria 8,602,112 April 1, 2015 0.12% Quarterly provisional figure
96 Israel 8,358,100 May 31, 2015 0.12% Official monthly estimate
97 Tajikistan 8,354,000 January 1, 2015 0.12% Official estimate
98 Switzerland 8,256,000 March 31, 2015 0.11% Quarterly provisional figure
99 Papua New Guinea 7,398,500 July 1, 2013 0.102% Annual official estimate
100 Hong Kong (China) 7,264,100 December 31, 2014 0.1% Official estimate
101 Bulgaria 7,202,198 December 31, 2014 0.099% Official estimate
102 Togo 7,171,000 July 1, 2015 0.099% UN projection
103 Serbia[Note 10] 7,114,393 January 1, 2015 0.098% Annual official estimate
104 Paraguay 7,003,406 2015 0.096% Official estimate
105 Laos 6,802,000 July 1, 2015 0.094% Annual official projection
106 Jordan 6,758,910 July 28, 2015 0.0931% Official population clock
107 Eritrea 6,738,000 July 1, 2015 0.093% UN projection
108 El Salvador 6,401,240 2014 0.088% Official estimate
109 Sierra Leone 6,319,000 July 1, 2015 0.087% UN projection
110 Libya 6,317,000 July 1, 2015 0.087% UN projection
111 Nicaragua 6,134,270 2013 0.084% Official estimate
112 Kyrgyzstan 5,944,400 June 1, 2015 0.082% Official estimate
113 Denmark 5,668,743 April 1, 2015 0.078% Quarterly official estimate
114 Finland 5,478,002 April 15, 2015 0.075% Official population clock
115 Singapore 5,469,700 July 1, 2014 0.075% Official estimate
116 Slovakia 5,421,349 December 31, 2014 0.075% Official estimate
117 Norway 5,176,998 April 1, 2015 0.071% Quarterly official estimate
118 Central African Republic 4,803,000 July 1, 2015 0.066% UN projection
119 Costa Rica 4,773,130 June 30, 2014 0.066% Official estimate
120 Turkmenistan 4,751,120 December 26, 2012 0.065% Preliminary 2012 census result
121 Palestine 4,682,467 July 1, 2015 0.064% Official estimate
122 Republic of the Congo 4,671,000 July 1, 2014 0.064% UN projection
123 Ireland 4,609,600 April 1, 2014 0.063% Annual official estimate
124 New Zealand 4,603,320 July 28, 2015 0.0634% Official population clock
125 Liberia 4,503,000 July 1, 2015 0.062% UN projection
126 Croatia 4,267,558 July 1, 2012 0.059% Annual official estimate
127 Oman 4,159,667 June 29, 2015 0.057% Official estimate
128 Lebanon 4,104,000 July 1, 2012 0.057% Official estimate
129 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,791,622 October 15, 2013 0.052% Preliminary 2013 census result
130 Panama 3,764,166 July 1, 2015 0.05% Official estimate
131 Georgia[Note 11] 3,729,500 January 1, 2015 0.051% Annual official estimate
132 Mauritania 3,631,775 July 1, 2015 0.05% Annual official estimate
133 Moldova[Note 12] 3,555,200 January 1, 2015 0.049% Official estimate
134 Puerto Rico (U.S.) 3,548,397 July 1, 2014 0.049% Official estimate
135 Somaliland (Somalia) 3,500,000 July 1, 2015 0.15% UN projection
136 Uruguay 3,415,866 June 30, 2015 0.047% Annual official estimate
137 Kuwait 3,268,431 July 1, 2012 0.045% Official estimate
138 Mongolia 3,028,085 July 28, 2015 0.042% Official population clock
139 Armenia 3,006,800 April 1, 2015 0.041% Quarterly official estimate
140 Lithuania 2,904,391 June 1, 2015 0.04% Monthly official estimate
141 Albania 2,893,005 January 1, 2015 0.04% Annual official estimate
142 Jamaica 2,717,991 December 31, 2013 0.037% Annual official estimate
143 Qatar 2,344,557 June 30, 2015 0.032% Monthly official estimate
144 Namibia 2,280,700 July 1, 2015 0.031% Final 2011 census result
145 Lesotho 2,120,000 July 1, 2015 0.029% UN projection
146 Slovenia 2,067,441 July 28, 2015 0.028% Official population clock
147 Macedonia 2,065,769 December 31, 2013 0.028% Official estimate
148 Botswana 2,056,000 July 1, 2015 0.028% UN Projection
149 Latvia 1,980,700 May 1, 2015 0.027% Monthly official estimate
150 The Gambia 1,882,450 April 15, 2013 0.026% Preliminary 2013 census result
151 Kosovo[Note 13] 1,827,231 2015 0.025% Official annual projection
152 Guinea-Bissau 1,788,000 July 1, 2015 0.025% UN projection
153 Gabon 1,751,000 July 1, 2015 0.024% UN projection
154 Equatorial Guinea 1,430,000 July 1, 2013 0.02% Annual official estimate
155 Trinidad and Tobago 1,328,019 January 9, 2011 0.018% Official Estimate
156 Bahrain 1,316,500 July 1, 2014 0.018% Official annual projection
157 Estonia 1,313,271 January 1, 2015 0.018% Official estimate
158 Mauritius 1,261,208 July 1, 2014 0.017% Official estimate
159 East Timor 1,212,107 July 1, 2014 0.017% Official estimate
160 Swaziland 1,119,375 July 1, 2015 0.015% Official projection
161 Djibouti 900,000 July 1, 2015 0.012% UN projection
162 Fiji 859,178 July 1, 2013 0.0118% Annual official estimate
163 Cyprus[Note 14] 858,000 December 31, 2013 0.012% Official estimate
164 Proposed flag of Réunion (VAR).svg Réunion (France) 844,994 January 1, 2014 0.012% Official annual estimate
165 Comoros 784,745 July 1, 2015 0.011% Official estimate
166 Bhutan 763,130 July 28, 2015 0.0105% Official population clock
167 Guyana 746,900 July 1, 2013 0.01% Official estimate
168 Macau (China) 640,700 March 31, 2015 0.0088% Official quarterly estimate
169 Montenegro 620,029 April 1, 2011 0.0085% Final 2011 census result
170 Solomon Islands 581,344 July 1, 2013 0.008% Annual official estimate
171 Luxembourg 562,958 December 31, 2014 0.0078% Annual official estimate
172 Suriname 534,189 August 13, 2012 0.0074% Preliminary 2012 census result
173 Cape Verde 518,467 July 1, 2014 0.0071% Official annual projection
174 Western Sahara[Note 15] 510,713 September 2, 2014 0.007% Preliminary 2014 census result
175 Transnistria[Note 16] 505,153 January 1, 2014 0.007% Official estimate
176 Malta 445,426 March 31, 2014 0.0061% Official estimate
177 Guadeloupe (France) 405,739 January 1, 2013 0.0056% Official annual estimate
178 Brunei 393,372 June 20, 2011 0.0054% Preliminary 2011 census result
179 Martinique (France) 381,326 January 1, 2014 0.0053% Official annual estimate
180 The Bahamas 368,390 July 1, 2013 0.0051% Annual official estimate
181 Belize 358,899 July 1, 2014 0.0049% Official estimate
182 Maldives 341,256 September 20, 2014 0.0047% Preliminary 2014 census result
183 Iceland 330,610 July 1, 2015 0.0046% Quarterly official estimate
184 Northern Cyprus[Note 17] 294,396 December 4, 2011 0.004% Final 2011 census result
185 Barbados 285,000 July 1, 2013 0.0039% Official estimate
186 New Caledonia (France) 268,767 August 26, 2014 0.0037% Preliminary 2014 census result
187 French Polynesia (France) 268,270 August 22, 2012 0.0037% Preliminary 2012 census result
188 Vanuatu 264,652 July 1, 2013 0.0036% Annual official estimate
189 Abkhazia[Note 18] 240,705 2011 0.0033% Official census
190 French Guiana (France) 239,648 January 1, 2012 0.0033% Annual official estimate
191 Mayotte (France) 212,645 August 21, 2012 0.0029% 2012 census result
192 Samoa 187,820 November 7, 2011 0.0026% Final 2011 census result
193 São Tomé and Príncipe 187,356 May 13, 2012 0.0026% 2012 census result
194 Saint Lucia 185,000 July 1, 2015 0.0025% UN projection
195 Guam (U.S.) 159,358 April 1, 2010 0.0022% Final 2010 census result
196 Curaçao (Netherlands) 154,843 January 1, 2014 0.0021% Annual official estimate
197 Flag of Nagorno-Karabakh.svg Nagorno-Karabakh Republic 146,573 0.002%
198 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,000 July 1, 2015 0.0015% UN projection
199 Aruba (Netherlands) 107,394 October 31, 2014 0.0015% Official quarterly estimate
200 Kiribati 106,461 July 1, 2013 0.0015% Annual official estimate
201 United States Virgin Islands (U.S.) 106,405 April 1, 2010 0.0015% Final 2010 census result
202 Grenada 103,328 May 12, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
203 Tonga 103,252 November 30, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
204 Federated States of Micronesia 101,351 July 1, 2013 0.0014% Annual official estimate
205 Jersey (UK) 99,000 December 31, 2012 0.0014% Annual official estimate
206 Seychelles 89,949 July 1, 2013 0.0012% Annual official estimate
207 Antigua and Barbuda 86,295 May 27, 2011 0.0012% Preliminary 2011 census result
208 Isle of Man (UK) 84,497 March 27, 2011 0.0012% 2011 census result
209 Ceuta (Spain) 82,376 2011 0.0011%
210 Melilla (Spain) 78,476 2011 0.0011%
211 Andorra 76,949 July 1, 2014 0.0011% Annual official estimate
212 Dominica 71,293 May 14, 2011 0.00098% Preliminary 2011 census result
213 Guernsey (UK) 65,150 March 31, 2014 0.0009% Annual official estimate
214 Bermuda (UK) 64,237 May 20, 2010 0.00088% Final 2010 census result
215 Marshall Islands 56,086 July 1, 2013 0.00077% Annual official estimate
216 Greenland 55,984 January 1, 2015 0.00077% Annual official estimate
217 Cayman Islands (UK) 55,691 2013 0.00077% Official estimate
218 American Samoa (U.S.) 55,519 April 1, 2010 0.00076% Final 2010 census result
219 Saint Kitts and Nevis 55,000 July 1, 2015 0.00076% UN projection
220 Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.) 53,883 April 1, 2010 0.00074% Final 2010 census result
221 South Ossetia[Note 19] 51,547 January, 2013 0.00071% Estimate
222 Faroe Islands (Denmark) 48,846 May 1, 2015 0.00067% Monthly official estimate
223 Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 37,429 January 1, 2010 0.00052% Official estimate
224 Liechtenstein 37,370 December 31, 2014 0.00051% Semi annual official estimate
225 Monaco 37,800 December 31, 2014 0.00052% Annual official estimate
226 Flag of Saint-Martin (fictional).svg Saint-Martin (France) 36,522 January 1, 2015 0.0005% Annual official estimate
227 San Marino 32,789 December 31, 2014 0.00045% Monthly official estimate
228 Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 31,458 January 25, 2012 0.00043% 2012 census result
229 Gibraltar (UK) 30,001 December 31, 2012 0.00041% Annual official estimate
230 Åland Islands (Finland) 28,875 September 30, 2014 0.0004% Official estimate
231 British Virgin Islands (UK) 28,054 July 12, 2010 0.00039% 2010 census result
232 Palau 20,901 July 1, 2013 0.00029% Annual official estimate
233 Flag of Bonaire.svg Bonaire (Netherlands) 17,408 January 1, 2013 0.00024% Official estimate
234 Cook Islands 14,974 December 1, 2011 0.00021% Final 2011 census result
235 Anguilla (UK) 13,452 May 11, 2011 0.00019% Preliminary 2011 census result
236 Wallis and Futuna (France) 13,135 July 1, 2013 0.00018% Annual official estimate
237 Tuvalu 11,323 July 1, 2013 0.00016% Annual official estimate
238 Nauru 10,084 October 30, 2011 0.00014% 2011 census result
239 Saint Barthélemy (France) 9,269 January 1, 2015 0.00013% Annual official estimate
240 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 6,069 January 1, 2012 0.000084% Annual official estimate
241 Montserrat (UK) 4,922 May 12, 2011 0.000068% 2011 census result
242 Flag of Sint Eustatius.svg Sint Eustatius (Netherlands) 4,020 January 1, 2013 0.000055% Official estimate
243 Flag of Saint Helena.svg Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 4,000 July 1, 2015 0.000055% UN projection
244 Falkland Islands (UK) 3,000 July 1, 2015 0.000041% UN projection
245 Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 2,562 July 1, 2014 0.000037% Official estimate
246 Norfolk Island (Australia) 2,302 August 9, 2011 0.000032% 2011 census result
247 Christmas Island (Australia) 2,072 August 9, 2011 0.000029% 2011 census result
248 Flag of Saba.svg Saba (Netherlands) 1,991 January 1, 2013 0.000027% Official estimate
249 Niue 1,613 September 10, 2011 0.000022% Final 2011 census result
250 Tokelau (NZ) 1,411 October 18, 2011 0.000019% Final 2011 census result
251 Vatican City 839 July 1, 2012 0.000012% Official estimate
252 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 550 August 9, 2011 0.0000076% 2011 census result
253 Flag of Wake Island.svg Wake Island (U.S.) 188 2005 0.000000259%
254 French Southern and Antarctic Lands (France) 140 2013 0.000000193%
255 Pitcairn Islands (UK) 56 2013 0.00000077% Official estimate
256 Flag of the Midway Islands (local).svg Midway Atoll (U.S.) 40 2005 0.00000055%

See also[edit]

Historical

Other

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 506,913,394 on January 1, 2014, it would be ranked 3rd if it were included in the list, and it has 6.98% of the world's population — see "Eurostat-Tables,Graphs and Maps Interface(TGM)table". European Commission. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ Census figure refers to mainland China, excluding its Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of Hong Kong and Macau, the former of which returned to Chinese sovereignty on 1 July 1997 and the latter of which returned to China on 20 December 1999.
  3. ^ The population of Russia includes Crimea and Sevastopol; (see [1] – Official population clock).
  4. ^ Estimate refers to metropolitan France and the four overseas departments (Départements d'outre-mer, DOM) of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion but excludes the overseas department of Mayotte, the overseas collectivities (Collectivités d'outre-mer, COM) of French Polynesia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna, and the sui generis collectivity of New Caledonia. The population of metropolitan France alone stood at 64,271,000 on June 1, 2015, according to a monthly official estimate.
  5. ^ Not including Crimea and Sevastopol.
  6. ^ It excludes the population of the disputed territory of the Western Sahara (the so-called Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic). If it was included, the Moroccan September 2014 census would result in 33,848,242 inhabitants.
  7. ^ Partially recognized state, claimed by the People's Republic of China as one of its provinces. Taiwan (Republic of China) also includes the minor islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Pescadores, etc.
  8. ^ Projection made before civil war. Casualties are estimated at well over 200,000 until the end of November 2014.
  9. ^ Includes Puntland (with a population of about 3,900,000 inhabitants) and Somaliland (some 3,500,000 inhabitants).
  10. ^ Excludes Kosovo
  11. ^ Excludes (2012) the Republic of Abkhazia (242,862, census 2011) and South Ossetia (70,000, 2006).
  12. ^ Excludes (statistica.md.2010.pdf) Transnistria (555,347, census 2005).
  13. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia claims it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalize relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  14. ^ Excludes Northern Cyprus (294,396, census 2011) ([2]).
  15. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  16. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Moldova.
  17. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Cyprus.
  18. ^ Abkhazia'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 Abkhazia de jure a part of Georgia's territory. In Georgia's official subdivision it is an autonomous republic, whose government sits in exile in Tbilisi.
  19. ^ 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. & World Population Clocks". Census.gov. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Population seven billion: UN sets out challenges". BBC. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  3. ^ "World's 'seven billionth baby' is born". The Guardian. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  4. ^ "7 billion people is a 'serious challenge'". UPI. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  5. ^ "China's Population: The Most Surprising Demographic Crisis". The Economist. 2013. 
  6. ^ "World Population Prospects The 2012 Revision: Highlights and Advance Tables" (XLS). The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations. pp. 51–55. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 

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