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.

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 according to the United States Census Bureau population clock is estimated at 7.22 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,[7] 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 are shown in italics.

Rank Country (or dependent territory) Population Date % of world
population
Source
1 China[8] 1,367,840,000 January 25, 2015 18.9% Official population clock
2 India 1,265,900,000 January 25, 2015 17.5% Official population clock
3 United States 320,260,000 January 25, 2015 4.44% Official population clock
4 Indonesia 255,461,700 July 1, 2015 3.54% Official estimate
5 Brazil 203,783,000 January 25, 2015 2.82% Official population clock
6 Pakistan 188,785,000 January 25, 2015 2.61% Official Population clock
7 Nigeria 183,523,000 July 1, 2015 2.54% UN projection[6]
8 Bangladesh 157,716,000 January 25, 2015 2.18% Official population clock
9 Russia[9] 146,270,033 January 1, 2015 2.03% Official estimate
10 Japan 127,020,000 January 1, 2015 1.76% Monthly official estimate
11 Mexico 121,005,815 July 1, 2015 1.68% Official projection
12 Philippines 100,900,400 January 25, 2015 1.4% Official population clock
13 Vietnam 90,730,000 July 1, 2014 1.26% Annual official estimate
14 Ethiopia 90,076,012 July 1, 2015 1.25% Official projection
15 Egypt 87,898,500 January 25, 2015 1.22% Official population clock
16 Germany 80,767,463 December 31, 2013 1.12% Official estimate
17 Iran 78,067,000 January 25, 2015 1.08% Official population clock
18 Turkey 76,667,864 December 31, 2013 1.06% Annual official estimate
19 Democratic Republic of the Congo 71,246,000 July 1, 2015 0.99% UN projection
20 France[10] 66,100,000 December 1, 2014 0.92% Monthly official estimate
21 Thailand 64,871,000 July 1, 2014 0.9% Official estimate
22 United Kingdom 64,105,654 July 1, 2013 0.89% Annual official estimate
23 Italy 60,782,027 July 31, 2014 0.84% Official estimate
24 South Africa 54,002,000 July 1, 2014 0.75% Official estimate
25 Burma 51,419,420 March 29, 2014 0.71% Preliminary 2014 census result
26 South Korea 50,423,955 July 1, 2014 0.7% Official projection
27 Colombia 47,967,300 January 25, 2015 0.664% Official population clock
28 Tanzania 47,421,786 July 1, 2014 0.66% Official Projection
29 Kenya 46,749,000 July 1, 2015 0.65% UN projection
30 Spain 46,507,760 January 1, 2014 0.64% Annual official estimate
31 Argentina 43,131,966 July 1, 2015 0.6% Official annual projection
32 Ukraine[11] 42,953,889 December 1, 2014 0.59% Monthly official estimate
33 Algeria 39,500,000 January 1, 2015 0.55% Official estimate
34 Poland 38,496,000 December 31, 2013 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 35,675,834 October 1, 2014 0.49% Official estimate
38 Uganda 34,856,813 August 28, 2014 0.48% Preliminary 2014 census result
39 Morocco 33,504,600 January 25, 2015 0.464% Official population clock
40 Saudi Arabia 31,521,418 July 1, 2015 0.44% Official annual projection
41 Peru 31,151,643 July 1, 2015 0.43% Official annual projection
42 Venezuela 30,620,404 July 1, 2015 0.42% Official annual projection
43 Uzbekistan 30,492,800 January 1, 2014 0.42% Official estimate
44 Malaysia 30,471,700 January 25, 2015 0.422% Official population clock
45 Nepal 28,037,904 July 1, 2015 0.39% Official annual projection
46 Ghana 27,043,093 July 1, 2014 0.37% Official annual projection
47 Afghanistan 26,556,800 July 1, 2014 0.37% Official estimate
48 Yemen 25,956,000 July 1, 2014 0.36% Official estimate
49 Mozambique 25,727,911 July 1, 2015 0.36% 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 23,722,200 January 25, 2015 0.329% Official population clock
53 Taiwan[12] 23,433,753 December 30, 2014 0.32% Monthly official estimate
54 Ivory Coast 22,671,331 May 15, 2014 0.31% Preliminary 2014 Census Result
55 Syria 22,265,000 July 1, 2015 0.31% UN projection[13]
56 Madagascar 21,842,167 July 1, 2013 0.3% Annual official estimate
57 Cameroon 21,143,237 2013 0.28% Official estimate
58 Sri Lanka 20,359,439 2012 0.28% Final 2012 Census Result
59 Romania 19,942,642 January 1, 2014 0.28% Annual official estimate
60 Niger 19,268,000 July 1, 2015 0.27% UN projection
61 Chile 18,006,407 July 1, 2015 0.25% Official annual projection
62 Kazakhstan 17,397,200 December 1, 2014 0.24% Monthly official estimate
63 Burkina Faso 17,322,796 July 1, 2013 0.24% Official estimate
64 Netherlands 16,886,800 January 25, 2015 0.234% Official population clock
65 Malawi 16,310,431 July 1, 2015 0.23% Official annual projection
66 Mali 16,259,000 July 1, 2015 0.23% UN projection
67 Ecuador 15,917,400 January 25, 2015 0.22% Official population clock
68 Guatemala 15,806,675 July 1, 2014 0.22% Official estimate
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 11,233,192 November 1, 2014 0.16% Monthly official estimate
77 Cuba 11,210,064 December 31, 2013 0.16% Annual official estimate
78 Somalia[14] 11,123,000 July 1, 2015 0.15% UN projection
79 Rwanda 10,996,891 July 1, 2014 0.15% Annual official estimate
80 Greece 10,992,589 January 1, 2014 0.15% Official estimate
81 Tunisia 10,982,754 April 23, 2014 0.15% Preliminary 2014 census result
82 Haiti 10,911,819 July 1, 2015 0.15% Official projection
83 Guinea 10,628,972 April 2, 2014 0.15% Preliminary 2014 census result
84 Czech Republic 10,521,600 June 30, 2014 0.15% Official quarterly estimate
85 Portugal 10,477,800 December 31, 2013 0.15% Annual official estimate
86 Dominican Republic 10,378,267 July 1, 2014 0.14% Official estimate
87 Benin 10,315,244 July 1, 2015 0.14% Official projection
88 Hungary 9,879,000 January 1, 2014 0.14% Annual official estimate
89 Burundi 9,823,827 July 1, 2015 0.14% Official annual projection
90 Sweden 9,743,087 November 30, 2014 0.13% Monthly official estimate
91 United Arab Emirates 9,577,000 July 1, 2015 0.13% UN projection
92 Azerbaijan 9,552,500 September 1, 2014 0.13% Official estimate
93 Belarus 9,475,100 October 1, 2014 0.13% Quarterly official estimate
94 Honduras 8,725,111 July 1, 2014 0.12% Annual official estimate
95 Austria 8,572,895 October 1, 2014 0.12% Quarterly provisional figure
96 Israel 8,296,000 December 31, 2014 0.11% Official monthly estimate
97 Switzerland 8,211,700 September 30, 2014 0.11% Quarterly provisional figure
98 Tajikistan 8,161,000 January 1, 2014 0.11% Official estimate
99 Papua New Guinea 7,398,500 July 1, 2013 0.102% Annual official estimate
100 Bulgaria 7,245,677 December 31, 2013 0.1% Official estimate
101 Hong Kong (China) 7,234,800 July 1, 2014 0.1% Official estimate
102 Togo 7,171,000 July 1, 2015 0.099% UN projection
103 Serbia[15] 7,146,759 January 1, 2014 0.099% Annual official estimate
104 Paraguay 6,893,727 2014 0.095% Official estimate
105 Laos 6,802,000 July 1, 2015 0.094% Annual official projection
106 Eritrea 6,738,000 July 1, 2015 0.093% UN projection
107 Jordan 6,682,830 January 25, 2015 0.0925% Official population clock
108 El Salvador 6,401,240 2014 0.089% Official estimate
109 Sierra Leone 6,319,000 July 1, 2015 0.088% UN projection
110 Libya 6,317,000 July 1, 2015 0.087% UN projection
111 Nicaragua 6,134,270 2013 0.085% Official estimate
112 Turkmenistan 5,888,000 July 1, 2015 0.082% Official estimate
113 Kyrgyzstan 5,874,100 November 1, 2014 0.081% Official estimate
114 Denmark 5,655,750 October 1, 2014 0.078% Quarterly official estimate
115 Finland 5,472,421 November 30, 2014 0.076% Monthly official estimate
116 Singapore 5,469,700 July 1, 2014 0.076% Official estimate
117 Slovakia 5,421,034 September 30, 2014 0.075% Official estimate
118 Norway 5,156,450 October 1, 2014 0.071% Quarterly official estimate
119 Central African Republic 4,803,000 July 1, 2015 0.067% UN projection
120 Costa Rica 4,773,130 June 30, 2014 0.066% Official estimate
121 Republic of the Congo 4,671,000 July 1, 2015 0.065% UN projection
122 Ireland 4,609,600 April 1, 2014 0.064% Annual official estimate
123 New Zealand 4,557,170 January 25, 2015 0.0631% Official population clock
124 Palestine 4,550,368 July 1, 2014 0.063% Official estimate
125 Liberia 4,503,000 July 1, 2015 0.062% UN projection
126 Georgia[16] 4,490,500 January 1, 2014 0.062% Annual official estimate
127 Croatia 4,267,558 July 1, 2012 0.059% Annual official estimate
128 Lebanon 4,104,000 July 1, 2012 0.057% Official estimate
129 Oman 4,099,904 January 7, 2015 0.057% Weekly official estimate
130 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,791,622 October 15, 2013 0.053% Preliminary 2013 census result
131 Panama 3,713,312 2014 0.05% Official estimate
132 Moldova[17] 3,557,600 January 1, 2014 0.049% Official estimate
133 Puerto Rico (U.S.) 3,548,397 July 1, 2014 0.049% Official estimate
134 Mauritania 3,545,620 July 1, 2014 0.049% Annual official estimate
135 Uruguay 3,404,189 June 30, 2014 0.047% Annual official estimate
136 Kuwait 3,268,431 July 1, 2012 0.045% Official estimate
137 Armenia 3,013,900 September 30, 2014 0.042% Quarterly official estimate
138 Mongolia 3,000,000 July 1, 2015 0.042% Annual official estimate
139 Lithuania 2,921,920 January 1, 2014 0.04% Monthly official estimate
140 Albania 2,895,947 January 1, 2014 0.04% Annual official estimate
141 Jamaica 2,717,991 December 31, 2013 0.038% Annual official estimate
142 Qatar 2,235,431 December 31, 2014 0.031% Monthly official estimate
143 Lesotho 2,120,000 July 1, 2015 0.029% UN projection
144 Namibia 2,113,077 August 28, 2011 0.029% Final 2011 census result
145 Macedonia 2,065,769 December 31, 2013 0.029% Official estimate
146 Slovenia 2,065,417 January 25, 2015 0.029% Official population clock
147 Botswana 2,024,904 August 22, 2011 0.028% Final 2011 census result
148 Latvia 1,988,400 January 1, 2015 0.028% Monthly official estimate
149 The Gambia 1,882,450 April 15, 2013 0.026% Preliminary 2013 census result
150 Kosovo[18] 1,816,891 2014 0.025% Official annual projection
151 Guinea-Bissau 1,788,000 July 1, 2015 0.025% UN projection
152 Gabon 1,751,000 July 1, 2015 0.024% UN projection
153 Equatorial Guinea 1,430,000 July 1, 2013 0.02% Annual official estimate
154 Trinidad and Tobago 1,328,019 January 9, 2011 0.018% 2011 census result
155 Bahrain 1,316,500 July 1, 2014 0.018% Official annual projection
156 Estonia 1,312,252 January 1, 2015 0.018% Official estimate
157 Mauritius 1,261,208 July 1, 2014 0.017% Official estimate
158 East Timor 1,212,107 July 1, 2014 0.017% Official estimate
159 Swaziland 1,106,189 July 1, 2014 0.015% Official projection
160 Djibouti 900,000 July 1, 2015 0.012% UN projection
161 Fiji 859,178 July 1, 2013 0.0119% Annual official estimate
162 Cyprus[19] 858,000 January 1, 2014 0.012% Official estimate
163 Réunion (France) 840,974 January 1, 2013 0.012% Official annual estimate
164 Comoros 763,952 July 1, 2014 0.011% Official estimate
165 Bhutan 756,500 January 25, 2015 0.0105% Official population clock
166 Guyana 746,900 July 1, 2013 0.01% Official estimate
167 Macau (China) 631,000 September 30, 2014 0.0087% Official quaterly estimate
168 Montenegro 620,029 April 1, 2011 0.0086% Final 2011 census result
169 Western Sahara[20] 604,000 July 1, 2015 0.0084% UN projection
170 Solomon Islands 581,344 July 1, 2013 0.0081% Annual official estimate
171 Luxembourg 549,700 December 31, 2013 0.0074% Annual official estimate
172 Suriname 534,189 August 13, 2012 0.0074% Preliminary 2012 census result
173 Cape Verde 518,467 July 1, 2014 0.0072% Official annual projection
174 Transnistria[21] 505,153 January 1, 2014 0.007% Official estimate
175 Malta 416,055 November 20, 2011 0.0058% Preliminary 2011 census result
176 Guadeloupe (France) 405,739 January 1, 2013 0.0056% Official annual estimate
177 Brunei 393,372 June 20, 2011 0.0054% Preliminary 2011 census result
178 Martinique (France) 386,486 January 1, 2013 0.0054% Official annual estimate
179 The Bahamas 368,390 July 1, 2013 0.0051% Annual official estimate
180 Belize 349,728 July 1, 2013 0.0048% Official estimate
181 Maldives 341,256 September 20, 2014 0.0047% Preliminary 2014 census result
182 Iceland 328,170 October 1, 2014 0.0045% Official quaterly estimate
183 Northern Cyprus[22] 294,906 April 30, 2006 0.004% Official census
184 Barbados 285,000 July 1, 2013 0.0039% Official estimate
185 New Caledonia (France) 268,767 August 26, 2014 0.0037% Preliminary 2014 census result
186 French Polynesia (France) 268,270 August 22, 2012 0.0037% Preliminary 2012 census result
187 Vanuatu 264,652 July 1, 2013 0.0037% Annual official estimate
188 Abkhazia[23] 240,705 2011 0.0033% Official census
189 French Guiana (France) 239,648 January 1, 2012 0.0033% Annual official estimate
190 Mayotte (France) 212,645 August 21, 2012 0.0029% 2012 census result
191 Samoa 187,820 November 7, 2011 0.0026% Final 2011 census result
192 São Tomé and Príncipe 187,356 May 13, 2012 0.0026% 2012 census result
193 Saint Lucia 185,000 July 1, 2015 0.0026% UN projection
194 Guam (U.S.) 159,358 April 1, 2010 0.0022% Final 2010 census result
195 Curaçao (Netherlands) 150,563 March 26, 2011 0.0021% 2011 census result
196 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,000 July 1, 2015 0.0015% UN projection
197 Kiribati 106,461 July 1, 2013 0.0015% Annual official estimate
198 United States Virgin Islands (U.S.) 106,405 April 1, 2010 0.0015% Final 2010 census result
199 Grenada 103,328 May 12, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
200 Tonga 103,252 November 30, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
201 Aruba (Netherlands) 101,484 September 29, 2010 0.0014% 2010 census result
202 Federated States of Micronesia 101,351 July 1, 2013 0.0014% Annual official estimate
203 Jersey (UK) 99,000 December 31, 2012 0.0014% Annual official estimate
204 Seychelles 89,949 July 1, 2013 0.0012% Annual official estimate
205 Antigua and Barbuda 86,295 May 27, 2011 0.0012% Preliminary 2011 census result
206 Isle of Man (UK) 84,497 March 27, 2011 0.0012% 2011 census result
207 Andorra 76,949 July 1, 2014 0.0011% Annual official estimate
208 Dominica 71,293 May 14, 2011 0.00099% Preliminary 2011 census result
209 Bermuda (UK) 64,237 May 20, 2010 0.00089% Final 2010 census result
210 Guernsey (UK) 63,085 March 31, 2012 0.00087% Annual official estimate
211 Greenland (Denmark) 56,295 July 1, 2014 0.00078% Annual official estimate
212 Marshall Islands 56,086 July 1, 2013 0.00078% Annual official estimate
213 Cayman Islands (UK) 55,691 2013 0.00077% Official estimate
214 American Samoa (U.S.) 55,519 April 1, 2010 0.00077% Final 2010 census result
215 Saint Kitts and Nevis 55,000 July 1, 2015 0.00076% UN projection
216 Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.) 53,883 April 1, 2010 0.00075% Final 2010 census result
217 South Ossetia[24] 51,547 January, 2013 0.00071% Estimate
218 Faroe Islands (Denmark) 48,605 September 1, 2014 0.00067% Monthly official estimate
219 Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 37,429 January 1, 2010 0.00052% Official estimate
220 Liechtenstein 37,132 December 31, 2013 0.00051% Semi annual official estimate
221 Monaco 36,950 December 31, 2013 0.00051% Annual official estimate
222 Collectivity of Saint Martin (France) 35,742 January 1, 2012 0.00049% Anual official estimate
223 San Marino 32,777 November 30, 2014 0.00045% Monthly official estimate
224 Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 31,458 January 25, 2012 0.00044% 2012 census result
225 Gibraltar (UK) 30,001 December 31, 2012 0.00042% Annual official estimate
226 Åland Islands (Finland) 28,875 September 30, 2014 0.0004% Official estimate
227 British Virgin Islands (UK) 28,054 July 12, 2010 0.00039% 2010 census result
228 Caribbean Netherlands (Netherlands) 23,296 January 1, 2013 0.00032% Official estimate
229 Palau 20,901 July 1, 2013 0.00029% Annual official estimate
230 Cook Islands (New Zealand) 14,974 December 1, 2011 0.00021% Final 2011 census result
231 Anguilla (UK) 13,452 May 11, 2011 0.00019% Preliminary 2011 census result
232 Wallis and Futuna (France) 13,135 July 1, 2013 0.00018% Annual official estimate
233 Tuvalu 11,323 July 1, 2013 0.00016% Annual official estimate
234 Nauru 10,084 October 30, 2011 0.00014% 2011 census result
235 Saint Barthélemy (France) 9,131 January 1, 2012 0.00013% Annual official estimate
236 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 6,069 January 1, 2012 0.000084% Annual official estimate
237 Montserrat (UK) 4,922 May 12, 2011 0.000068% 2011 census result
238 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 4,000 July 1, 2015 0.000055% UN projection
239 Falkland Islands (UK) 3,000 July 1, 2015 0.000042% UN projection
240 Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 2,562 July 1, 2014 0.000037% Official estimate
241 Norfolk Island (Australia) 2,302 August 9, 2011 0.000032% 2011 census result
242 Christmas Island (Australia) 2,072 August 9, 2011 0.000029% 2011 census result
243 Niue (New Zealand) 1,613 September 10, 2011 0.000022% Final 2011 census result
244 Tokelau (NZ) 1,411 October 18, 2011 0.000020% Final 2011 census result
245 Vatican City 839 July 1, 2012 0.000012% Official estimate
246 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 550 August 9, 2011 0.0000076% 2011 census result
247 Pitcairn Islands (UK) 56 2013 0.00000078% Official estimate

See also[edit]

Historical

Other

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. & World Population Clocks". Census.gov. 2014-02-17. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Population seven billion: UN sets out challenges". BBC. 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  3. ^ "World's 'seven billionth baby' is born". The Guardian. 2011-10-31. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  4. ^ "7 billion people is a 'serious challenge'". UPI. October 31, 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ China's Population: The Most Surprising Demographic Crisis, The Economist, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "World Population Prospects The 2012 Revision: Highlights and Advance Tables". The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations. pp. 51–55. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  7. ^ 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 507,416,607 on January 1, 2014, it would be ranked 3rd if it were included in the list, and it has 7.03% of the world's population — see "Total population". Eurostat. 
  8. ^ Census figure refers to mainland China, excluding its Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of Hong Kong and Macau. The first one returned to Chinese sovereignty in mid-1997 and the second one did so on December 20, 1999.
  9. ^ The population of Russia includes Crimea and Sevastopol; (see Rosstat – Official estimate).
  10. ^ 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 64,200,000 on December 1, 2014, according to a monthly official estimate.
  11. ^ Not including Crimea and Sevastopol, annexed by Russia.
  12. ^ Partially recognized state, claimed by the People's Republic of China as one of its provinces. Taiwan also includes the minor islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Pescadores, etc.
  13. ^ Projection made before civil war. Casualties are estimated at well over 200,000 until the end of November 2014.
  14. ^ Includes Puntland (with a population of about 3,900,000 inhabitants) and Somaliland (some 3,500,000 inhabitants).
  15. ^ Excludes Kosovo
  16. ^ Excludes (2012) the Republic of Abkhazia (242,862, census 2011) and South Ossetia (70,000, 2006).
  17. ^ Excludes (statistica.md.2010.pdf) Transnistria (555,347, census 2005).
  18. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  19. ^ Excludes Northern Cyprus (294,906) 04 December 2011 Census under the auspieces of the UN observers, (North Cyprus State Planning Organization).
  20. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  21. ^ de facto independent, de jure part of Moldova.
  22. ^ de facto independent, de jure part of Cyprus.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ 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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