List of Asian countries by population

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This is a list of Asian countries and dependent territories by population, which is sorted by the mid-year normalized demographic projections.

Table[edit]

Rank Country
(or dependent territory)
July 1, 2015
projection[1]
% of
pop.
Average
relative
annual
growth
(%)[2]
Average
absolute
annual
growth
[3]
Estimated
doubling
time
(Years)[4]
Alternative
figure
Date Source
1  China 1,370,793,000 31.35 0.49 6,730,000 141 1,370,060,000 May 27, 2015 Official population clock
2  India 1,299,499,000 29.72 1.64 20,998,000 43 1,210,854,977 March 1, 2011 Final 2011 census result
3  Indonesia 255,462,000 5.84 1.41 3,549,000 50 255,461,700 2015 Official estimate
4  Pakistan 191,785,000 4.39 2.00 3,765,000 35 190,285,000 May 27, 2015 Official population clock
5  Bangladesh 158,762,000 3.63 1.37 2,139,000 51 158,581,000 May 27, 2015 Official population clock
6  Japan 126,806,000 2.90 -0.35 -445,000 - 126,880,000 May 1, 2015 Monthly official estimate
7  Philippines 102,965,000 2.36 2.13 2,147,000 33 102,965,300 2015 Official estimate
8  Vietnam 91,812,000 2.10 1.16 1,057,000 60 90,493,352 April 1, 2014 Official estimate
9  Iran 78,778,000 1.80 1.29 1,001,000 54 78,376,000 May 27, 2015 Official population clock
10  Turkey 78,214,000 1.79 1.34 1,035,000 52 77,695,904 December 31, 2014 Official estimate
11  Thailand 68,387,000 1.56 0.76 517,000 91 65,926,261 September 1, 2010 2010 census result
12  Burma 52,187,000 1.19 1.22 628,000 57 51,419,420 March 29, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
13  South Korea 50,617,000 1.16 0.38 193,000 181 50,617,045 2015 Official estimate
14  Iraq 36,575,000 0.84 2.90 1,030,000 24 36,575,000 2015 Official estimate
15  Saudi Arabia 31,521,000 0.72 2.44 751,000 29 31,521,418 2015 Official estimate
16  Uzbekistan 31,255,000 0.71 1.67 512,000 42 30,492,800 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
17  Malaysia 30,535,000 0.70 1.51 455,000 46 30,471,000 May 27, 2015 Official population clock
18    Nepal 28,038,000 0.64 1.42 392,000 49 28,037,904 2015 Official estimate
19  Afghanistan 26,849,000 0.61 1.87 494,000 37 27,101,365 January 1, 2016 Official estimate
20  Yemen 26,745,000 0.61 2.95 766,000 24 25,235,079 2013 Official estimate
21  North Korea 25,863,000 0.59 1.08 277,000 64 24,052,231 October 1, 2008 Final 2008 census result
22  Taiwan[5] 23,466,000 0.54 0.35 82,000 198 23,452,387 April 30, 2015 Monthly official estimate
23  Syria 23,270,000 0.53 2.45 557,000 29 21,377,000 December 31, 2011 Official estimate
24  Sri Lanka 20,869,000 0.48 0.94 194,000 74 20,675,000 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
25  Kazakhstan 17,543,000 0.40 1.45 251,000 48 17,458,500 March 1, 2015 Monthly official estimate
26  Cambodia 15,040,000 0.34 1.59 236,000 44 13,395,682 March 3, 2008 Final 2008 census result
27  Azerbaijan 9,651,000 0.22 1.23 117,000 57 9,593,000 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
28  United Arab Emirates 8,933,000 0.20 1.57 138,000 45 8,264,070 2010 Official estimate
29  Tajikistan 8,451,000 0.19 2.35 194,000 30 8,354,000 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
30  Israel 8,373,000 0.19 1.89 155,000 37 8,334,000 March 31, 2015 Monthly official estimate
31  Hong Kong (China)[6] 7,286,000 0.17 0.61 44,000 114 7,264,100 December 31, 2014 Official estimate
32  Jordan 6,837,000 0.16 2.75 183,000 26 6,388,000 2012 Official estimate
33  Laos 6,802,000 0.16 1.63 109,000 43 6,802,000 2015 Official estimate
34  Kyrgyzstan 5,943,000 0.14 1.64 96,000 43 5,895,100 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
35  Singapore 5,541,000 0.13 1.30 71,000 54 5,469,700 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
36  Turkmenistan 4,902,000 0.11 1.24 60,000 56 4,751,120 December 26, 2012 2012 census result
37  Palestine[7] 4,683,000 0.11 2.92 133,000 24 4,550,368 2014 Official estimate
38  Lebanon 4,288,000 0.10 1.78 75,000 39 3,759,100 2007 Official estimate
39  Oman 4,211,000 0.10 5.20 208,000 14 4,186,718 May 20, 2015 Official estimate
40  Kuwait 4,161,000 0.10 3.00 121,000 23 4,039,445 June 30, 2014 Official estimate
41  Georgia 3,730,000 0.09 0.03 1,000 2,585 3,729,500 January 1, 2015 Official estimate
42  Mongolia 3,029,000 0.07 2.19 65,000 32 3,021,500 May 27, 2015 Official population clock
43  Armenia 3,007,000 0.07 -0.03 -1,000 - 3,006,800 April 30, 2015 Monthly official estimate
44  Qatar 2,368,000 0.05 6.57 146,000 11 2,342,725 April 30, 2015 Monthly official estimate
45  Bahrain 1,781,000 0.04 7.35 122,000 10 1,234,571 April 27, 2010 Final 2010 census result
46  Timor-Leste 1,245,000 0.03 2.72 33,000 26 1,212,107 2014 Official estimate
47  Cyprus 876,000 0.02 0.46 4,000 151 865,900 December 31, 2012 Official estimate
48  Bhutan 760,000 0.02 1.74 13,000 40 761,600 May 27, 2015 Official population clock
49  Macau (China)[8] 647,000 0.01 4.19 26,000 17 640,700 March 31, 2015 Official estimate
50  Brunei 421,000 0.01 1.69 7,000 41 393,162 June 20, 2011 Preliminary 2011 census result
51  Maldives 345,000 0.01 1.47 5,000 47 341,256 September 20, 2014 Preliminary 2014 census result
Total 4,371,907,000 100.00 1.19 51,436,000 59

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Calculated, when available, from the latest national censuses or most recent official estimates (many of which are cited in their respective column), using the exponential formula shown on the List of countries by past and future population article. This is done to normalize the different populations to a unique date, so that they are really comparable.
  2. ^ It corresponds to the following formula: projection2015/projection2014x100-100.
  3. ^ It corresponds to the calculation: projection2015*annual_growth/100.
  4. ^ It corresponds to the formula: LN(2)/LN(growth/100+1), which produces exactly the same result as LOG10(2)/LOG10(growth/100+1).
  5. ^ The island of Taiwan or the so-called Republic of China (ROC), which has been de facto independent from 1949 and is a partically recognized state, is claimed by the Communist People's Republic of China (PRC) to be one of its provinces.
  6. ^ Special Administrative Region (SAR)Former British colony, it definitely reverted to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997.
  7. ^ It comprises the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, separated between each other by an Israeli land corridor.
  8. ^ Special Administrative Region (SAR)Former portuguese colony, it reverted to Chinese sovereignty on December 20, 1999.