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 31.33 0.49 6,730,000 141 1,367,310,000 December 27, 2014 Official population clock
2  India 1,299,499,000 29.70 1.64 20,998,000 43 1,210,569,573 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 4.38 2.00 3,765,000 35 188,825,000 December 27, 2014 Official population clock
5  Bangladesh 158,762,000 3.63 1.37 2,139,000 51 157,691,000 December 27, 2014 Official population clock
6  Japan 126,998,000 2.90 -0.10 -124,000 - 127,070,000 December 1, 2014 Monthly official estimate
7  Philippines 102,965,000 2.35 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 78,001,000 December 27, 2014 Official population clock
10  Turkey 78,254,000 1.79 1.38 1,062,000 51 76,667,864 December 31, 2013 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 50,617,000 2015 Official estimate
14  Iraq 36,575,000 0.84 2.90 1,030,000 24 36,575,000 2015 Official estimate
15  Malaysia 32,000,000 0.73 2.47 771,000 28 30,380,000 December 27, 2014 Official population clock
16  Saudi Arabia 31,521,000 0.72 2.44 751,000 29 31,521,418 2015 Official estimate
17  Uzbekistan 31,255,000 0.71 1.67 512,000 42 30,492,800 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
18    Nepal 28,038,000 0.64 1.42 392,000 49 28,037,904 2015 Official estimate
19  Afghanistan 27,171,000 0.62 2.31 614,000 30 26,556,800 2014 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] 23,473,000 0.54 0.35 83,000 196 23,424,615 November 30, 2014 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 20,865,000 0.48 0.75 155,000 93 20,359,439 March 20, 2012 Final 2012 census result
25  Kazakhstan 17,545,000 0.40 1.45 251,000 48 17,377,800 November 1, 2014 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 9,653,000 0.22 1.27 121,000 55 9,552,500 September 1, 2014 Official estimate
28  United Arab Emirates 8,933,000 0.20 1.57 138,000 45 8,264,070 2010 Official estimate
29  Tajikistan 8,448,000 0.19 2.34 193,000 30 8,161,000 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
30  Israel 8,372,000 0.19 1.89 155,000 37 8,268,400 October 31, 2014 Monthly official estimate
31  Hong Kong (China)[6] 7,261,000 0.17 0.36 26,000 193 7,234,800 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
32  Jordan 6,837,000 0.16 2.75 183,000 26 6,673,300 December 27, 2014 Official population clock
33  Laos 6,802,000 0.16 1.63 109,000 43 6,802,000 2015 Official estimate
34  Kyrgyzstan 5,859,000 0.13 1.42 82,000 49 5,776,570 2014 Official estimate
35  Turkmenistan 5,663,000 0.13 1.82 101,000 39
36  Singapore 5,541,000 0.13 1.30 71,000 54 5,469,700 July 1, 2014 Official estimate
37  Palestine[7] 4,681,000 0.11 2.90 132,000 24 4,420,549 2013 Official estimate
38  Georgia 4,506,000 0.10 0.22 10,000 312 4,490,500 January 1, 2014 Official estimate
39  Lebanon 4,288,000 0.10 1.78 75,000 39 3,759,100 2007 Official estimate
40  Oman 4,196,000 0.10 5.16 206,000 14 4,088,067 December 24, 2014 Official estimate
41  Kuwait 4,161,000 0.10 3.00 121,000 23 4,039,445 June 30, 2014 Official estimate
42  Mongolia 3,029,000 0.07 2.19 65,000 32 2,931,300 December 31, 2013 Official estimate
43  Armenia 3,014,000 0.07 0.00 0 - 3,013,900 September 30, 2014 Monthly official estimate
44  Qatar 2,354,000 0.05 6.47 143,000 11 2,269,672 November 30, 2014 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 40 720,679 July 1, 2012 Official estimate
49  Macau (China)[8] 651,000 0.01 4.33 27,000 16 631,000 March 31, 2014 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 4,375,337,000 100.00 1.21 52,199,000 58

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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.