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 7.25 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 are shown in italics.

Rank Country (or dependent territory) Population Date % of world
population
Source
1 China[Note 2] 1,370,020,000 May 25, 2015 18.9% Official population clock
2 India 1,271,690,000 May 25, 2015 17.5% Official population clock
3 United States 321,067,000 May 25, 2015 4.43% Official population clock
4 Indonesia 255,461,700 July 1, 2015 3.53% Official projection
5 Brazil 204,359,000 May 25, 2015 2.82% Official population clock
6 Pakistan 189,881,000 May 25, 2015 2.62% Official population clock
7 Nigeria 183,523,000 July 1, 2015 2.53% UN projection
8 Bangladesh 158,391,000 May 25, 2015 2.19% Official population clock
9 Russia[Note 3] 146,267,288 January 1, 2015 2.02% Official estimate
10 Japan 126,880,000 May 1, 2015 1.75% Monthly official estimate
11 Mexico 121,005,815 July 1, 2015 1.67% Official projection
12 Philippines 101,494,300 May 25, 2015 1.4% Official population clock
13 Vietnam 91,583,000 July 1, 2015 1.25% Official Projection
14 Ethiopia 90,076,012 July 1, 2015 1.24% Official projection
15 Egypt 88,828,000 May 25, 2015 1.23% Official population clock
16 Germany 81,083,600 September 30, 2014 1.12% Official estimate
17 Iran 78,361,500 May 25, 2015 1.08% Official population clock
18 Turkey 77,695,904 December 31, 2014 1.07% Annual official estimate
19 Democratic Republic of the Congo 71,246,000 July 1, 2015 0.98% UN projection
20 France[Note 4] 66,121,000 April 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 November 30, 2014 0.84% Monthly official estimate
24 South Africa 54,002,000 July 1, 2014 0.75% Official estimate
25 Burma 51,419,420 March 29, 2014 0.71% Preliminary 2014 census result
26 South Korea 51,342,881 January 1, 2015 0.71% Official projection
27 Colombia 48,141,700 May 25, 2015 0.664% Official population clock
28 Tanzania 47,421,786 July 1, 2014 0.65% Official Projection
29 Kenya 46,749,000 July 1, 2015 0.65% UN projection
30 Spain 46,464,053 July 1, 2014 0.64% Official estimate
31 Argentina 43,131,966 July 1, 2015 0.6% Official annual projection
32 Ukraine[Note 5] 42,873,583 April 1, 2015 0.59% Monthly official estimate
33 Algeria 40,400,000 January 1, 2016 0.55% 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 35,702,707 January 1, 2015 0.49% Official estimate
38 Uganda 34,856,813 August 28, 2014 0.48% Preliminary 2014 census result
39 Morocco[7] 33,848,242 September 1, 2014 0.47% Preliminary 2014 census result
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 Malaysia 30,592,300 May 25, 2015 0.422% Official population clock
44 Uzbekistan 30,492,800 January 1, 2014 0.42% Official estimate
45 Nepal 28,037,904 July 1, 2015 0.39% Official annual projection
46 Afghanistan 27,101,365 March 21, 2015 0.37% Official estimate
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 0.36% 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 23,855,100 May 25, 2015 0.329% Official population clock
53 Taiwan[Note 6] 23,452,387 April 30, 2015 0.32% Monthly official estimate
54 Syria 23,208,883 May 25, 2015 0.32% Official population clock[Note 7]
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 0.29% Official Estimate
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 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 17,476,100 April 1, 2015 0.24% Monthly official estimate
64 Netherlands 16,903,800 May 25, 2015 0.233% Official Population Clock
65 Malawi 16,310,431 July 1, 2015 0.23% Official annual projection
66 Mali 16,259,000 July 1, 2015 0.22% UN projection
67 Guatemala 15,806,675 July 1, 2014 0.22% Official estimate
68 Ecuador 15,476,000 May 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 Dominican Republic 12,957,394 April 1, 2015 0.18% /vol1.pdf Official estimate of 2015
75 South Sudan 11,892,934 July 1, 2015 0.16% Official annual projection
76 Bolivia 11,410,651 July 1, 2015 0.16% Official projection
77 Belgium 11,242,781 April 1, 2015 0.16% Monthly official estimate
78 Cuba 11,210,064 December 31, 2013 0.15% Annual official estimate
79 Somalia[Note 8] 11,123,000 July 1, 2015 0.15% UN projection
80 Rwanda 10,996,891 July 1, 2014 0.15% Annual 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 Greece 10,816,286 May 9, 2011 0.15% Final 2011 census result
84 Guinea 10,628,972 April 2, 2014 0.15% Preliminary 2014 census result
85 Czech Republic 10,538,275 December 31, 2014 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 9,767,357 31 March 2015 0.13% Monthly official estimate
91 Azerbaijan 9,611,700 March 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 8,579,747 January 1, 2015 0.12% Quarterly provisional figure
96 Tajikistan 8,354,000 January 1, 2015 0.12% Official estimate
97 Israel 8,345,000 April 21, 2015 0.11% Official estimate
98 Switzerland 8,236,600 December 31, 2014 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 9] 7,146,759 January 1, 2014 0.099% Annual official estimate
104 Paraguay 7,003,406 2015 0.097% 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 6,733,630 May 25, 2015 0.0929% Official population clock
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 0.085% Official estimate
112 Kyrgyzstan 5,915,300 March 1, 2015 0.081% Official estimate
113 Denmark 5,668,743 April 1, 2015 0.078% Quarterly official estimate
114 Finland 5,478,002 April 15, 2015 0.076% 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 0.066% Preliminary 2012 census result
121 Palestine 4,682,467 July 1, 2015 0.065% 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 0.064% Annual official estimate
124 New Zealand 4,584,310 May 25, 2015 0.0633% 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 4,161,705 April 8, 2015 0.057% Weekly 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 10] 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 11] 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 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 Mongolia 3,019,317 May 25, 2015 0.042% Official population clock
138 Armenia 3,013,900 September 30, 2014 0.042% Quarterly official estimate
139 Lithuania 2,908,227 May 1, 2015 0.04% Monthly official estimate
140 Albania 2,893,005 January 1, 2015 0.04% Annual official estimate
141 Jamaica 2,717,991 December 31, 2013 0.038% Annual official estimate
142 Qatar 2,334,029 February 28, 2015 0.032% Monthly official estimate
143 Namibia 2,280,700 July 1, 2015 0.031% Final 2011 census result
144 Lesotho 2,120,000 July 1, 2015 0.029% UN projection
145 Slovenia 2,066,737 May 25, 2015 0.029% Official population clock
146 Macedonia 2,065,769 December 31, 2013 0.029% Official estimate
147 Botswana 2,056,000 July 1, 2015 0.028% UN Projection
148 Latvia 1,980,700 May 1, 2015 0.027% Monthly official estimate
149 The Gambia 1,882,450 April 15, 2013 0.026% Preliminary 2013 census result
150 Kosovo[Note 12] 1,827,231 2015 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% Official Estimate
155 Bahrain 1,316,500 July 1, 2014 0.018% Official annual projection
156 Estonia 1,313,271 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 1,119,375 July 1, 2015 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[Note 13] 858,000 December 31, 2013 0.012% Official estimate
163 Réunion (France) 844,994 January 1, 2014 0.012% Official annual estimate
164 Comoros 763,952 July 1, 2014 0.011% Official estimate
165 Bhutan 760,820 May 25, 2015 0.0105% Official population clock
166 Guyana 746,900 July 1, 2013 0.01% Official estimate
167 Macau (China) 636,200 December 31, 2014 0.0088% Official quarterly estimate
168 Montenegro 620,029 April 1, 2011 0.0086% Final 2011 census result
169 Solomon Islands 581,344 July 1, 2013 0.008% Annual official estimate
170 Luxembourg 562,958 December 31, 2014 0.0078% Annual official estimate
171 Suriname 534,189 August 13, 2012 0.0074% Preliminary 2012 census result
172 Cape Verde 518,467 July 1, 2014 0.0072% Official annual projection
173 Western Sahara[Note 14] 510,713 September 2, 2014 0.007% Preliminary 2014 census result
174 Transnistria[Note 15] 505,153 January 1, 2014 0.007% Official estimate
175 Malta 425,384 December 31, 2013 0.0059% Official annual estimate
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) 381,326 January 1, 2014 0.0053% Official annual estimate
179 The Bahamas 368,390 July 1, 2013 0.0051% Annual official estimate
180 Belize 358,899 July 1, 2014 0.005% Official estimate
181 Maldives 341,256 September 20, 2014 0.0047% Preliminary 2014 census result
182 Iceland 329,740 April 1, 2015 0.0046% Quarterly official estimate
183 Northern Cyprus[Note 16] 294,396 December 4, 2011 0.004% Final 2011 census result
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[Note 17] 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) 154,843 January 1, 2014 0.0021% Annual official estimate
196 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,000 July 1, 2015 0.0015% UN projection
197 Aruba (Netherlands) 107,394 October 31, 2014 0.0015% Official quarterly estimate
198 Kiribati 106,461 July 1, 2013 0.0015% Annual official estimate
199 United States Virgin Islands (U.S.) 106,405 April 1, 2010 0.0015% Final 2010 census result
200 Grenada 103,328 May 12, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
201 Tonga 103,252 November 30, 2011 0.0014% 2011 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 0.00098% Preliminary 2011 census result
209 Guernsey (UK) 65,150 March 31, 2014 0.0009% Annual official estimate
210 Bermuda (UK) 64,237 May 20, 2010 0.00089% Final 2010 census result
211 Marshall Islands 56,086 July 1, 2013 0.00077% Annual official estimate
212 Greenland (Denmark) 55,984 January 1, 2015 0.00077% 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 0.00074% Final 2010 census result
217 South Ossetia[Note 18] 51,547 January, 2013 0.00071% Estimate
218 Faroe Islands (Denmark) 48,724 January 1, 2015 0.00067% Monthly official estimate
219 Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 37,429 January 1, 2010 0.00052% Official estimate
220 Liechtenstein 37,370 December 31, 2014 0.00052% Semi annual official estimate
221 Monaco 37,800 December 31, 2014 0.00052% Annual official estimate
222 Collectivity of Saint Martin (France) 35,742 January 1, 2012 0.00049% Annual official estimate
223 San Marino 32,789 December 31, 2014 0.00045% Monthly official estimate
224 Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 31,458 January 25, 2012 0.00043% 2012 census result
225 Gibraltar (UK) 30,001 December 31, 2012 0.00041% 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 0.000041% 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 0.000019% 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 0.00000077% Official estimate

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 7% 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 first one returned to Chinese sovereignty in mid-1997 and the second one did so on December 20, 1999.
  3. ^ The population of Russia includes Crimea and Sevastopol; (see Rosstat – Official estimate).
  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 64,232,000 on April 1, 2015, according to a monthly official estimate.
  5. ^ Not including Crimea and Sevastopol.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Projection made before civil war. Casualties are estimated at well over 200,000 until the end of November 2014.
  8. ^ Includes Puntland (with a population of about 3,900,000 inhabitants) and Somaliland (some 3,500,000 inhabitants).
  9. ^ Excludes Kosovo
  10. ^ Excludes (2012) the Republic of Abkhazia (242,862, census 2011) and South Ossetia (70,000, 2006).
  11. ^ Excludes (statistica.md.2010.pdf) Transnistria (555,347, census 2005).
  12. ^ 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 109 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  13. ^ Excludes Northern Cyprus (294,396, census 2011) ([1]).
  14. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  15. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Moldova.
  16. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Cyprus.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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.

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