List of countries 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 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 7.19 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 2014 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[edit]

Note: All dependent territories are shown in italics.

Rank Country (or dependent territory) Population Date % of world
population
Source
1  China[8] 1,366,840,000 September 20, 2014 19% Official population clock
2  India 1,249,500,000 September 20, 2014 17.4% Population clock
3  United States 318,770,000 September 20, 2014 4.43% Official population clock
4  Indonesia 252,164,800 July 1, 2014 3.51% Official estimate
5  Brazil 203,174,000 September 20, 2014 2.83% Official population clock
6  Pakistan 188,020,000 July 1, 2014 2.61% Official annual projection
7  Nigeria 178,517,000 July 1, 2014 2.48% UN projection[6]
8  Bangladesh 157,002,000 September 20, 2014 2.18% Official population clock
9  Russia[9] 146,149,200 August 1, 2014 2.03% Official estimate
10  Japan 127,130,000 August 1, 2014 1.77% Monthly official estimate
11  Mexico 119,713,203 July 1, 2014 1.66% Official projection
12  Philippines 100,271,800 September 20, 2014 1.39% Official population clock
13  Vietnam 89,708,900 July 1, 2013 1.25% Official estimate
14  Ethiopia 87,952,991 July 1, 2014 1.22% Official projection
15  Egypt 87,180,300 September 20, 2014 1.21% Official population clock
16  Germany 80,781,000 November 30, 2013 1.12% Monthly official estimate
17  Iran 77,755,400 September 20, 2014 1.08% Official population clock
18  Turkey 76,667,864 December 31, 2013 1.07% Annual official estimate
19  Democratic Republic of the Congo 69,360,000 July 1, 2014 0.96% UN projection
20  France[10] 65,991,000 August 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 60,762,320 February 28, 2014 0.85% Monthly official estimate
24  South Africa 54,002,000 July 1, 2014 0.75% Official estimate
25  Burma 51,419,420 March 29, 2014 0.72% Preliminary 2014 census result
26  South Korea 50,423,955 July 1, 2014 0.7% Official projection
27  Colombia 47,782,800 September 20, 2014 0.665% Official population clock
28  Spain 46,507,800 January 1, 2014 0.63% Annual official estimate
29  Tanzania 44,928,923 August 26, 2012 0.62% 2012 Census Result
30  Ukraine[11] 42,981,850 August 1, 2014 0.6% Monthly official estimate
31  Argentina 42,669,500 July 1, 2014 0.59% Official annual projection
32  Kenya 41,800,000 July 1, 2013 0.58% Annual official estimate
33  Algeria 38,700,000 January 1, 2014 0.54% Official estimate
34  Poland 38,496,000 December 31, 2013 0.54% Official estimate
35  Sudan 37,289,406 July 1, 2014 0.52% Official annual projection
36  Iraq 36,004,552 July 1, 2014 0.5% Official annual projection
37  Canada 35,427,524 April 1, 2014 0.49% Official estimate
38  Uganda 35,357,000 July 1, 2013 0.49% Annual official estimate
39  Morocco 33,382,100 September 20, 2014 0.464% Official population clock
40  Peru 30,814,175 July 1, 2014 0.43% Official annual projection
41  Saudi Arabia 30,770,375 July 1, 2014 0.43% Official annual projection
42  Uzbekistan 30,492,800 January 1, 2014 0.42% Official estimate
43  Malaysia 30,344,100 September 20, 2014 0.422% Official population clock
44  Venezuela 30,206,307 June 30, 2014 0.42% Official annual projection
45  Ghana 27,043,093 July 1, 2014 0.38% Official annual projection
46    Nepal 26,494,504 June 22, 2011 0.37% Final 2011 census result
47  Afghanistan 26,023,100 July 1, 2013 0.36% Official estimate
48  Yemen 25,956,000 July 1, 2014 0.36% Official estimate
49  Mozambique 25,041,922 July 1, 2014 0.35% Annual official projection
50  North Korea 25,027,000 July 1, 2014 0.35% UN projection
51  Australia 23,604,000 September 20, 2014 0.328% Official population clock
52  Taiwan[12] 23,404,243 August 31, 2014 0.33% Monthly official estimate
53  Ivory Coast 23,202,000 July 1, 2012 0.32% Official estimate
54  Syria 21,987,000 July 1, 2014 0.31% UN projection[13]
55  Madagascar 21,263,403 July 1, 2012 0.3% Annual official estimate
56  Cameroon 20,386,799 July 1, 2012 0.28% Official estimate
57  Sri Lanka 20,277,597 March 21, 2012 0.28% Preliminary 2012 census result
58  Romania 19,942,642 January 1, 2014 0.28% Annual official estimate
59  Angola 19,813,179 July 1, 2014 0.27% Annual official estimate
60  Chile 17,819,054 July 1, 2014 0.25% Official annual projection
61  Burkina Faso 17,322,796 July 1, 2013 0.24% Official estimate
62  Kazakhstan 17,309,000 August 1, 2014 0.24% Monthly official estimate
63  Niger 17,138,707 December 10, 2012 0.24% Preliminary 2012 census result
64  Netherlands 16,868,800 September 20, 2014 0.235% Official population clock
65  Malawi 16,829,000 July 1, 2014 0.23% UN projection
66  Ecuador 15,829,100 September 20, 2014 0.22% Official population clock
67  Guatemala 15,806,675 June 30, 2014 0.22% Official estimate
68  Mali 15,768,000 July 1, 2014 0.22% UN projection
69  Cambodia 15,184,116 July 1, 2014 0.21% Official annual projection
70  Zambia 15,023,315 July 1, 2014 0.21% Official estimate
71  Chad 13,211,000 July 1, 2014 0.18% UN projection
72  Zimbabwe 13,061,239 August 17, 2012 0.18% 2012 Census Result
73  Senegal 12,873,601 November 19, 2013 0.18% Preliminary 2013 census result
74  South Sudan 11,384,393 July 1, 2014 0.16% Official annual projection
75  Belgium 11,203,787 July 1, 2014 0.16% Monthly official estimate
76  Cuba 11,167,325 September 15, 2012 0.16% Preliminary 2012 census result
77  Greece 11,123,034 December 31, 2012 0.15% Official estimate
78  Rwanda 10,996,891 July 1, 2014 0.15% Official annual projection
79  Tunisia 10,982,754 April 23, 2014 0.15% Preliminary 2014 census result
80  Somalia[14] 10,806,000 July 1, 2014 0.15% UN projection
81  Haiti 10,745,665 2014 0.15% Official projection
82  Guinea 10,628,972 April 2, 2014 0.15% Preliminary 2014 census result
83  Czech Republic 10,517,400 April 1, 2014 0.15% Official quarterly estimate
84  Portugal 10,477,800 December 31, 2013 0.15% Annual official estimate
85  Dominican Republic 10,378,267 2014 0.14% Official estimate
86  Bolivia 10,027,254 November 21, 2012 0.14% 2012 census result
87  Benin 9,988,068 July 1, 2014 0.14% Official annual projection
88  Hungary 9,879,000 January 1, 2014 0.14% Annual official estimate
89  Sweden 9,705,005 July 31, 2014 0.13% Monthly official estimate
90  Azerbaijan 9,477,100 January 1, 2014 0.13% Official estimate
91  Belarus 9,469,200 July 1, 2014 0.13% Quarterly official estimate
92  United Arab Emirates 9,446,000 July 1, 2014 0.13% UN projection
93  Burundi 9,420,248 July 1, 2013 0.13% Official estimate
94  Honduras 8,725,111 July 1, 2014 0.12% Annual official estimate
95  Austria 8,527,230 April 1, 2014 0.12% Official quarterly estimate
96  Israel 8,222,700 July 31, 2014 0.11% Official Monthly Estimate
97   Switzerland 8,160,900 March 31, 2014 0.11% Quarterly provisional figure
98  Tajikistan 8,160,000 January 1, 2014 0.11% Official estimate
99  Papua New Guinea 7,398,500 July 1, 2013 0.103% Annual official estimate
100  Bulgaria 7,245,677 December 31, 2013 0.101% Official estimate
101  Hong Kong (China) 7,234,800 July 1, 2014 0.101% Official estimate
102  Serbia[15] 7,146,759 January 1, 2014 0.099% Annual official estimate
103  Togo 6,993,000 July 1, 2014 0.097% UN projection
104  Paraguay 6,893,727 2014 0.096% Official estimate
105  Laos 6,693,300 July 1, 2014 0.093% Annual official projection
106  Jordan 6,633,680 September 20, 2014 0.0923% Official population clock
107  Eritrea 6,536,000 July 1, 2014 0.091% UN projection
108  El Salvador 6,401,240 2014 0.089% Official estimate
109  Libya 6,253,000 July 1, 2014 0.087% UN projection
110  Sierra Leone 6,205,000 July 1, 2014 0.086% UN projection
111  Nicaragua 6,071,045 June 30, 2012 0.084% Official estimate
112  Kyrgyzstan 5,824,000 June 1, 2014 0.081% Monthly official estimate
113  Denmark 5,639,719 July 1, 2014 0.078% Quarterly official estimate
114  Finland 5,462,939 July 31, 2014 0.076% Monthly official estimate
115  Slovakia 5,415,949 December 31, 2013 0.075% Official estimate
116  Singapore 5,399,200 July 1, 2013 0.075% Official estimate
117  Turkmenistan 5,307,000 July 1, 2014 0.074% UN projection
118  Norway 5,137,679 July 1, 2014 0.071% Quarterly official estimate
119  Lebanon 4,966,000 July 1, 2014 0.069% UN projection
120  Central African Republic 4,709,000 July 1, 2014 0.065% UN projection
121  Costa Rica 4,667,096 July 1, 2013 0.065% Official estimate
122  Ireland 4,609,600 April 1, 2014 0.064% Annual official estimate
123  Republic of the Congo 4,559,000 July 1, 2014 0.063% UN projection
124  Palestine 4,550,368 July 1, 2014 0.063% Official estimate
125  New Zealand 4,528,450 September 20, 2014 0.063% Official population clock
126  Georgia[16] 4,490,500 January 1, 2014 0.062% Annual official estimate
127  Liberia 4,397,000 July 1, 2014 0.061% UN projection
128  Croatia 4,267,558 July 1, 2012 0.059% Annual official estimate
129  Oman 4,048,490 September 11, 2014 0.056% 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  Puerto Rico (USA) 3,615,086 July 1, 2013 0.05% Official estimate
133  Moldova[17] 3,557,600 January 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 3,065,850 July 1, 2011 0.043% Official estimate
137  Armenia 3,009,800 June 30, 2014 0.042% Monthly official estimate
138  Mongolia 2,973,285 September 20, 2014 0.041% Official population clock
139  Lithuania 2,928,897 September 1, 2014 0.041% 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  Namibia 2,113,077 August 28, 2011 0.029% Final 2011 census result
143  Lesotho 2,098,000 July 1, 2014 0.029% UN projection
144  Qatar 2,077,357 August 31, 2014 0.029% Monthly official estimate
145  Macedonia 2,065,769 December 31, 2013 0.029% Official estimate
146  Slovenia 2,064,020 September 20, 2014 0.029% Official population clock
147  Botswana 2,024,904 August 22, 2011 0.028% Final 2011 census result
148  Latvia 1,994,300 August 1, 2014 0.028% Monthly official estimate
149  Gambia 1,882,450 April 15, 2013 0.026% Preliminary 2013 census result
 Kosovo[18] 1,815,606 December 31, 2012 0.025% Official estimate
150  Guinea-Bissau 1,746,000 July 1, 2014 0.024% UN projection
151  Gabon 1,711,000 July 1, 2014 0.024% UN projection
152  Equatorial Guinea 1,622,000 July 1, 2010 0.023% Annual official estimate
153  Trinidad and Tobago 1,328,019 January 9, 2011 0.018% 2011 census result
154  Estonia 1,315,819 January 1, 2014 0.018% Official estimate
155  Swaziland 1,268,000 July 1, 2014 0.018% UN projection
156  Mauritius 1,261,208 July 1, 2014 0.018% Official estimate
157  Bahrain 1,234,571 April 27, 2010 0.017% Final 2010 census result
158  Timor-Leste 1,212,107 July 1, 2014 0.017% Official estimate
159  Djibouti 886,000 July 1, 2014 0.012% UN projection
160  Cyprus[19] 865,878 December 31, 2012 0.012% Official estimate
161  Fiji 859,178 July 1, 2013 0.0119% Annual official estimate
162  Réunion (France) 840,974 January 1, 2013 0.012% Official annual estimate
163  Guyana 784,894 July 1, 2010 0.011% Annual official estimate
164  Comoros 752,000 July 1, 2014 0.01% UN projection
165  Bhutan 751,930 September 20, 2014 0.0105% Official population clock
166  Montenegro 620,029 April 1, 2011 0.0086% Final 2011 census result
167  Macau (China) 614,500 March 31, 2014 0.0085% Official quaterly estimate
169  Western Sahara[20] 586,000 July 1, 2014 0.0081% UN projection
169  Solomon Islands 581,344 July 1, 2013 0.0081% Annual official estimate
170  Luxembourg 549,700 December 31, 2013 0.0075% 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 505,153 2014 0.007% Transnistria
175  Malta 416,055 November 20, 2011 0.0058% Preliminary 2011 census result
174  Guadeloupe (France) 405,739 January 1, 2013 0.0056% Official annual estimate
175  Brunei 393,372 June 20, 2011 0.0055% Preliminary 2011 census result
176  Martinique (France) 386,486 January 1, 2013 0.0054% Official annual estimate
177  Bahamas 368,390 July 1, 2013 0.0051% Annual official estimate
178  Belize 349,728 July 1, 2013 0.0049% Official estimate
179  Maldives 341,848 July 1, 2014 0.0048% Official estimate
180  Iceland 327,050 June 30, 2014 0.0045% Official quaterly estimate
 Northern Cyprus 294,906 April 30, 2006 0.004% Official census
181  Barbados 285,000 July 1, 2013 0.004% Official estimate
182  French Polynesia (France) 268,270 August 22, 2012 0.0037% Preliminary 2012 census result
183  Vanuatu 264,652 July 1, 2013 0.0037% Annual official estimate
184  New Caledonia (France) 258,958 July 1, 2013 0.0036% Annual official estimate
 Abkhazia 240,705 2011 0.0033% Official census
185  French Guiana (France) 237,549 January 1, 2011 0.0033% Official annual estimate
186  Mayotte (France) 212,645 August 21, 2012 0.003% 2012 census result
187  Samoa 187,820 November 7, 2011 0.0026% Final 2011 census result
188  São Tomé and Príncipe 187,356 May 13, 2012 0.0026% 2012 census result
189  Saint Lucia 184,000 July 1, 2014 0.0026% UN projection
190  Guam (USA) 159,358 April 1, 2010 0.0022% Final 2010 census result
191  Curaçao (Netherlands) 150,563 March 26, 2011 0.0021% 2011 census result
192  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,000 July 1, 2014 0.0015% UN projection
193  Kiribati 106,461 July 1, 2013 0.0015% Annual official estimate
194  United States Virgin Islands (USA) 106,405 April 1, 2010 0.0015% Final 2010 census result
195  Grenada 103,328 May 12, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
196  Tonga 103,252 November 30, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
197  Aruba (Netherlands) 101,484 September 29, 2010 0.0014% 2010 census result
198  Federated States of Micronesia 101,351 July 1, 2013 0.0014% Annual official estimate
199  Jersey (UK) 99,000 December 31, 2012 0.0014% 2011 census result
200  Seychelles 90,945 August 26, 2010 0.0013% Final 2010 census result
202  Antigua and Barbuda 86,295 May 27, 2011 0.0012% Preliminary 2011 census result
202  Isle of Man (UK) 84,497 March 27, 2011 0.0012% 2011 census result
203  Andorra 76,098 July 1, 2013 0.0011% Annual official estimate
204  Dominica 71,293 May 14, 2011 0.00099% Preliminary 2011 census result
205  Bermuda (UK) 64,237 May 20, 2010 0.00089% Final 2010 census result
206  Guernsey (UK) 63,085 March 31, 2012 0.00088% Annual official estimate
207  Greenland (Denmark) 56,483 July 1, 2013 0.00079% Annual official estimate
208  Marshall Islands 56,086 July 1, 2013 0.00078% Annual official estimate
209  American Samoa (USA) 55,519 April 1, 2010 0.00077% Final 2010 census result
210  Cayman Islands (UK) 55,456 October 10, 2010 0.00077% Final 2010 census result
211  Saint Kitts and Nevis 55,000 July 1, 2014 0.00076% UN projection
212  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 53,883 April 1, 2010 0.00075% Final 2010 census result
 South Ossetia 51,547 January, 2013 0.00072% Estimate
213  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 48,456 June 1, 2014 0.00067% Monthly official estimate
214  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 37,429 January 1, 2010 0.00052% Official estimate
215  Liechtenstein 37,132 December 31, 2013 0.00052% Semi annual official estimate
216  Saint Martin (France) 36,979 January 1, 2010 0.00051% Official estimate
217  Monaco 36,950 December 31, 2013 0.00051% Annual official estimate
218  San Marino 33,698 July 31, 2014 0.00047% Monthly official estimate
219  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 31,458 January 25, 2012 0.00044% 2012 census result
220  Gibraltar (UK) 30,001 December 31, 2012 0.00042% Annual official estimate
221  British Virgin Islands (UK) 29,537 July 1, 2010 0.00041% Annual official estimate
222  Åland Islands (Finland) 28,502 December 31, 2012 0.0004% Official estimate
223  Caribbean Netherlands (Netherlands) 23,296 January 1, 2013 0.00032% Official estimate
224  Palau 20,901 July 1, 2013 0.00029% Annual official estimate
225  Cook Islands (NZ) 14,974 December 1, 2011 0.00021% Final 2011 census result
226  Anguilla (UK) 13,452 May 11, 2011 0.00019% Preliminary 2011 census result
227  Wallis and Futuna (France) 13,135 July 1, 2013 0.00018% Annual official estimate
228  Tuvalu 11,323 July 1, 2013 0.00016% Annual official estimate
229  Nauru 10,084 October 30, 2011 0.00014% 2011 census result
230  Saint Barthélemy (France) 8,938 January 1, 2010 0.00012% Official estimate
231  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 6,081 January 1, 2010 0.000085% Official estimate
232  Montserrat (UK) 4,922 May 12, 2011 0.000068% 2011 census result
233  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 4,000 July 1, 2014 0.000056% UN projection
234  Falkland Islands (UK) 3,000 July 1, 2014 0.000042% UN projection
235  Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 2,655 September 1, 2012 0.000037% Official estimate
236  Norfolk Island (Australia) 2,302 August 9, 2011 0.000032% 2011 census result
237  Christmas Island (Australia) 2,072 August 9, 2011 0.000029% 2011 census result
238  Niue (NZ) 1,613 September 10, 2011 0.000022% Final 2011 census result
239  Tokelau (NZ) 1,411 October 18, 2011 0.000020% Final 2011 census result
240   Vatican City 839 July 1, 2012 0.000012% Official estimate
241  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 596 January 14, 2014 0.0000083% 2011 census result
242  Pitcairn Islands (UK) 56 February 1, 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 503,491,975 on January 1, 2012, it would be ranked 3rd if it were included in the list, and it has 7% of the world's population — see "Total population". Eurostat. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  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 64,094,000 on August 1, 2014, according to a monthly official estimate.
  11. ^ Not including Crimea and Sevastopol, controlled by Russia.
    Official estimate on April 1, 2014 gave the resident population for Crimea as 1,959,795, for Sevastopol 384,035.
    Official estimate on May 1, 2014 gave the resident population of Ukraine (not including Crimea and Sevastopol) as 42,839,621, while the resident population including Crimea and Sevastopol on basis of SSSU estimation was given as 45,182,900.
  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. ^ Does not include casualties of civil war and refugees who left the country
  14. ^ Includes Puntland (with a population of about 3,900,000 inhabitants) and Somaliland (some 3,500,000 inhabitants).
  15. ^ Excludes Kosovo and Metohija
  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.

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