List of countries by population in 1907

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Rank Country /Territory Population
1907
estimate
- World 1,750,000,000
 British Empire 422,341,500
1  Qing China 415,964,000
2  Indian Empire (UK) 280,000,000
3  Russian Empire 151,010,000
4  United States 87,000,000
France French Empire 83,270,000
German colonial empire 78,240,000
5  German Empire 67,000,000
Netherlands Dutch Empire 51,246,000
6  Austria-Hungary 50,000,000
7  Dutch East Indies (Netherlands) 45,500,000
8  Empire of Japan 42,000,000
9  United Kingdom 39,700,000
10 France France 38,343,000
11  Italy 34,640,700
12  Ottoman Empire 30,860,000
13  Brazil 20,750,000
14 Spain Spain 20,750,000
15 Poland Poland (Russia) 17,138,700
16 Bohemia Bohemia (Austria-Hungary) 12,825,000
Portugal Portuguese Empire 12,434,000
17  Mexico 12,050,000[1]
18  Korean Empire 12,000,000
19 India Burma (Indian Empire) 9,606,000
20 Northern Nigeria (UK) 8,500,000
21  Egypt (UK) 8,000,000
22 United States Philippines (United States) 8,000,000
23 Southern Nigeria (UK) 7,500,000
24  Siam 7,200,000
25 Persia 7,000,000
27  Romania 6,630,000
28  Belgium 6,136,000
29 French Indochina Annam (France) 6,000,000
30 France Tongking (France) 6,000,000
31  Argentina 5,800,000
32 Portugal Portugal 5,758,000
33  Netherlands 5,616,000
34  Canada (UK) 5,500,000
35  Sweden 5,377,713
36  Afghanistan 5,000,000
37 Egypt Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (UK and Egypt) 4,800,000
38    Nepal 4,789,000
39  Colombia 4,604,000
40  Ireland (UK) 4,390,000
41 Arabia (mainly includes (Hejaz, Nejd, Hadramaut and Yemen) 4,218,000
42  Morocco 4,162,000
43 Ethiopia Abyssinia 4,000,000
44 France Algeria (France) 4,000,000
45  Australia 4,000,000
46  Ceylon (UK) 3,700,000
47  Peru 3,700,000
48   Switzerland 3,525,300
49 German Empire Cameroon (Germany) 3,500,000
50  Tibet 3,300,000
50 Empire of Japan Formosa (Japan) 3,500,000
51 German East Africa (Germany) 3,500,000
52 France Cochin-China (France) 3,200,000
53  Bulgaria 3,154,000
54  Chile 2,867,000
55 Greece Greece 2,800,000
56 France French Sudan (France) 2,800,000
57  Gold Coast (UK) 2,800,000
58  Venezuela 2,741,000
59 France Madagascar (France) 2,706,700
60 German Empire Ruanda-Urundi (Germany) 2,700,000
61  Serbia 2,650,000
62 Portugal Portuguese East Africa (Portugal) 2,600,000
63 Russian Empire Grand Duchy of Finland (Russia) 2,431,000
64 Portugal Portuguese West Africa (Portugal) 2,400,000
65 France Upper Volta (France) 2,375,000
66  Norway 2,324,800
67 Croatia-Slavonia (Austria-Hungary) 2,201,000
68  Denmark 2,182,000
69 France Tunis (France) 1,890,000
70  Uganda (UK) 1,800,000
71  Kenya (UK) 1,700,000
72 France French Guinea (France) 1,600,000
73 France Niger (France) 1,570,000
74 Cape Colony (UK) 2,500,000
75  Cambodia (France) 1,500,000
76  Cuba 1,500,000
77  Bolivia 1,500,000
78 Transvaal Colony (UK) 1,400,000
79  Ecuador 1,271,000
80 Russia Bukhara (Russia) 1,250,000
81 France Senegal (France) 1,230,000
82 Bosnia and Herzegovina (Austria-Hungary) 1,200,000
83 Colony of Natal (UK) 1,200,000
84  El Salvador 1,116,300
85 United States Porto Rico (United States) 1,100,000
86  Guatemala 1,046,000
87  Uruguay 1,026,000
88 Sierra Leone (UK) (including protectorate) 1,000,000
89 Ottoman Empire Tripoli (Ottoman Empire) 1,000,000
90  New Zealand 967,000
91 France Ivory Coast (France) 950,000
91 German Empire Togoland (Germany) 920,000
92 Federated Malay States (UK) 900,000
93 Nyasaland (UK) 850,000
94  Jamaica (UK) 820,000
95 France Chad (France) 810,000
96  Northern Rhodesia (UK) 770,000
97  Southern Rhodesia (UK) 734,000
98  Paraguay 715,000
99  Liberia 664,000
100 France Oubangui-Chari (France) 630,000
101  Dominican Republic 610,000
102 France Dahomey (France) 570,000
103  Straits Settlements (UK) 550,000
104 France Laos (France) 550,000
105 France Mauretania (France) 540,000
106  Nicaragua 515,000
107  Honduras 505,000
108 Muscat and Oman 500,000
109 Sarawak 500,000
110 Portugal Portuguese India (Portugal) 475,000
111 Italy Italian Somaliland (Italy) 400,000
112 Russia Khiva (Russia) 400,000
113 Orange River Colony (earlier called Orange Free State) (UK) 400,000
114 Territory of Papua (UK, de facto Australia) 400,000
115 Basutoland (UK) 383,000
116 Mauritius (UK) 375,000
117 Spain Canary Islands (Spain) 360,000
118  Costa Rica 341,600
119  Hong Kong (UK) 325,000
120  Montenegro 320,000
121 Trinidad and Tobago (UK) 320,000
122  Panama 318,000
123 Crete 310,000
124  North Borneo (UK) 300,000
125  British Guiana (UK) 300,000
126 British Somaliland (UK) 300,000
127 Portugal Portuguese Timor (Portugal) 300,000
128  Bhutan (Indian Empire) 280,000
129 France French India (France) 280,000
130 France Middle Congo (also called French Congo) (France) 280,000
131 Portugal Azores (Portugal) 260,000
132  Luxembourg 252,000
133 Zanzibar (UK and Oman) 250,000
134 United Kingdom Cyprus (UK) 240,000
135  Newfoundland 230,000
136 France Gabon (France) 240,000
137 Italy Eritrea (Italy) 220,000
138 German Empire German South West Africa (Germany) 210,000
140 Portugal Portuguese Guinea (Portugal) 200,000
141  Malta (UK) 195,000
142 France Guadeloupe (France) 190,000
143 German Empire German New Guinea (Germany) 188,000
144 France Kwang-Chou-Wan (France) 185,000
145 France Martinique (France) 185,000
146  Barbados (UK) 182,000
147 France Réunion (France) 178,000
148 United Kingdom Gambia (UK) 165,000
149 Portugal Madeira (Portugal) 160,000
150  Hawaii (United States) 154,000
151 Spain Spanish Guinea (or Rio Muni) (Spain) 150,000
152 Portugal Cape Verde (Portugal) 140,000
153 British Solomon Islands (UK) 135,000
154  Fiji (UK) 125,000
155 France Comoros (France) 112,000
156 United Kingdom Bechuanaland (UK) 90,000
157 United Kingdom Swaziland (UK) 90,000
158 Netherlands Surinam (Netherlands) 86,000
159  Iceland (Denmark) 82,000
160 Portugal Macau (Portugal) 80,000
161 United Kingdom Bahrain (UK) 70,000
162 United Kingdom Grenada (UK) 70,000
163 United Kingdom Trucial Oman (UK) 70,000
164 Portugal São Tomé and Príncipe (Portugal) 61,000
165 German Empire Kiaochow (Germany) 60,000
166 Sikkim (Indian Empire) 60,000
167  Isle of Man (UK) 57,000
168 United Kingdom Maldives (UK) 56,000
169 United Kingdom Bahamas (UK) 55,000
170  Jersey (UK) 54,000
171 France New Caledonia (France) 54,000
172 France French Somaliland (France) 50,000
173 German Empire German Solomon Islands (Germany) 50,000
174 United Kingdom and France New Hebrides (shared between UK and France) 50,000
175 United Kingdom Saint Lucia (UK) 50,000
176 United Kingdom Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (UK) 49,000
177 Colony of Aden Aden Protectorate (UK) 45,000
178 Netherlands Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 44,000
179  British Honduras (UK) 45,000
180 United Kingdom Saint Kitts (with Nevis) (UK) 45,000
181  Guernsey (UK) 42,000
182 United Kingdom Kuwait (UK) 40,000
183 Spain Rio de Oro (Spain) 40,000
184 German Empire German Samoa 37,000
185 German Empire Caroline Islands (Germany) 36,000
186 United Kingdom Antigua (with Barbuda and Redonda) (UK) 35,000
187 United Kingdom Dominica (UK) 32,000
188 Gilbert and Ellice Islands (UK) 30,000
189 France French Polynesia (France) 30,000
190 United Kingdom Gibraltar (UK) 29,000
191 Denmark Danish Virgin Islands (Denmark) 28,000
192 Spain Fernando Po (Spain) 25,000
193 France French Guiana (France) 24,000
194 Brunei (UK) 22,000
195 Spain Spanish Morocco (mainly Ceuta and Melilla) (Spain) 22,000
196 United Kingdom Seychelles (UK) 22,000
197  Tonga (UK) 21,000
198 United Kingdom Bermuda (UK) 20,000
199 Denmark Faroe Islands (Denmark) 17,000
200  Monaco 19,000
201 German Empire Micronesia (Germany) 15,000
202 United Kingdom Witu (UK) 15,000
203 German Empire Marshall Islands (Germany) 15,000
204 Denmark Greenland (Denmark) 13,000
205 United States Guam (United States) 12,000
206 United Kingdom Montserrat (UK) 12,000
207 United Kingdom Qatar (UK) 11,000
208  San Marino 11,000
209  Liechtenstein 10,000
210  Andorra 6,000
211 New Zealand Cook Islands (UK) 6,000
212 United States American Samoa (United States) 6,000
213 France Wallis and Futuna (France) 6,000
214  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 5,500
215 United Kingdom British Virgin Islands (UK) 5,000
216  Cayman Islands (UK) 5,000
217 France Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 5,000
218 United Kingdom Anguilla (UK) 4,500
219  Saint Helena (UK) 4,500
220 German Empire Palau (Germany) 4,000
221  Niue (UK) 4,000
222 Spain Elobey, Annobón and Corisco (Spain) 3,000
223 Moresnet (Neutral territory) 3,000
224 German Empire Mariana Islands (Germany) 2,500
225 United Kingdom Ellice Islands (UK) 2,400
226  Falkland Islands (UK) 2,300
227 German Empire Nauru (Germany) 1,500
228 Straits Settlements Christmas Island (UK) 900
229   Vatican City 700
230 Straits Settlements Cocos Islands (UK) 650
231 United Kingdom Tokelau Islands (UK) 500
232 Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands (UK) 170
233  Goust 150
234 United Kingdom Ascension Island (UK) c. 100-200?
235 United Kingdom Tristan da Cunha (UK) 95
236 Tavolara 60
237 United Kingdom Phoenix Islands (UK) 60

References[edit]

Originally this site incorporated statistics from the Nuttall Encyclopedia published in 1907. The list includes the populations of all countries, states and territories listed in the Encyclopedia with an estimated population. The populations listed here, rounded to the nearest 1,000, represent the best estimate of population by the editors of the Nuttall Encyclopedia.

The other main sources are:

http://www.populstat.info/

http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Main_Page

http://www.zum.de/psm/imperialismus/kolonialatlas05/atlas002.php

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