List of legislatures by number of members

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This is a list of legislatures by size. Non-sovereign entities are marked in italics.

Country Type Lower
house[1]
Upper
house[1]
Lower house to
upper house ratio
Total Population[2] Population/seats
 China unicameral 2,987 2,987 1,355,692,576 453,864
 United Kingdom bicameral 650 780 0.833 1,430 63,742,977 44,576
 European Union bicameral 766 352 2.176 1,118 511,434,812 457,455
 Italy bicameral 630 321 1.963 951 61,680,122 64,858
 France bicameral 577 348 1.658 925 66,259,012 71,631
 India bicameral 545 245 2.224 790 1,236,344,631 1,564,993
 Japan bicameral 480 242 1.983 722 127,103,388 176,043
 Germany bicameral 630 69 9.130 699 80,996,685 115,875
 Indonesia bicameral 560 132 4.242 692 253,609,643 366,488
 Korea, North unicameral 687 687 24,851,627 36,174
 Morocco bicameral 395 270 1.463 665 32,987,206 49,605
 Burma bicameral 440 224 1.964 664 55,746,253 83,955
 Ethiopia bicameral 547 108 5.065 655 96,633,458 147,532
 Thailand bicameral 500 150 3.333 650 67,741,401 104,218
 Mexico bicameral 500 128 3.906 628 120,286,655 191,539
 Russia bicameral 450 166 2.711 616 142,470,272 231,283
 Cuba unicameral 612[3] 612 11,047,251 18,051
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the bicameral 500 108 4.630 608 77,433,744 127,358
 Spain bicameral 350 257 1.362 607 47,737,941 78,646
 Algeria bicameral 462 144 3.208 606 38,813,722 64,049
   Nepal unicameral 601 601 30,986,975 51,559
 Brazil bicameral 513 81 6.333 594 202,656,788 341,173
 Romania bicameral 412 176 2.341 588 21,729,871 36,956
 Poland bicameral 460 100 4.600 560 38,346,279 68,475
 Turkey unicameral 550 550 81,619,392 148,399
 United States bicameral 435 100 4.350 535 318,892,103 596,060
 Sudan bicameral 450 50 9.000 500 35,482,233 70,964
 Vietnam unicameral 500 500 93,421,835 186,844
 South Africa bicameral 400 90 4.444 490 48,375,645 98,726
 Nigeria bicameral 360 109 3.303 469 177,155,754 377,731
 Egypt unicameral 450 minimum 450 minimum 86,895,099
 Ukraine unicameral 450 450 44,291,413 98,425
 Pakistan bicameral 342 104 3.288 446 196,174,380 439,853
 Kenya bicameral 349 67 5.209 416 45,010,056 108,197
 Canada bicameral 308 105 2.933 413 34,834,841 84,346
 Yemen bicameral 301 111 2.712 412 26,052,966 63,235
 South Sudan bicameral 332 50 6.640 382 11,562,695 30,269
 Uganda unicameral 375 375 35,918,915 95,784
 Tanzania unicameral 357 357 49,639,138 139,045
 Afghanistan bicameral 250 maximum 102 31,822,848
 Zimbabwe bicameral 270 80 3.375 350 13,771,721 39,348
 Sweden unicameral 349 349 9,723,809 27,862
 Argentina bicameral 257 72 3.569 329 43,024,374 130,773
 Somalia bicameral 275 54 5.093 329 10,428,043 31,696
 Iraq unicameral 325 325 32,585,692 100,264
 Philippines bicameral 287 24 11.958 311 107,668,231 346,200
 Bangladesh unicameral 300 300 166,280,712 554,269
 Greece unicameral 300 300 10,775,557 35,919
 Korea, South unicameral 300 300 49,039,986 163,467
 Malaysia bicameral 222 70 3.171 292 30,073,353 102,991
 Iran unicameral 290 290 80,840,713 278,761
 Czech Republic bicameral 200 81 2.469 281 10,627,448 37,820
 Cameroon bicameral 180 100 1.800 280 23,130,708 82,610
 Ghana unicameral 275 275 25,758,108 93,666
 Colombia bicameral 166 102 1.627 268 46,245,297 172,557
 Côte d'Ivoire unicameral 255 255 22,848,945 89,604
 Mozambique unicameral 250 250 24,692,144 98,769
 Serbia unicameral 250 250 7,209,764 28,839
 Syria unicameral 250 250 17,951,639 71,807
 Uzbekistan bicameral 150 100 1.500 250 28,929,716 115,719
  Switzerland bicameral 200 46 4.348 246 8,061,516 32,770
 Austria bicameral 183 62 2.952 245 8,223,062 33,564
 Bulgaria unicameral 240 240 6,924,716 28,853
 Portugal unicameral 230 230 10,813,834 47,017
 Australia bicameral 150 76 1.974 226 22,507,617 99,591
 Ireland bicameral 166 60 2.767 226 4,832,765 21,384
 Netherlands bicameral 150 75 2.000 225 16,877,351 75,010
 Sri Lanka unicameral 225 225 21,866,445 97,184
 Gabon bicameral 120 102 1.176 222 1,672,597 7,534
 Belgium bicameral 150 71 2.113 221 10,449,361 47,282
 Angola unicameral 220 220 19,088,106 86,764
 Tunisia unicameral 217 217 10,937,521 50,403
 Dominican Republic bicameral 183 32 5.719 215 10,349,741 48,138
 Congo, Republic of the bicameral 139 72 1.931 211 4,662,446 22,097
 Jordan bicameral 150 60 2.500 210 7,930,491 37,764
 Mauritania bicameral 146 56 2.607 202 3,516,806 17,410
 Finland unicameral 200 200 5,268,799 26,344
 Libya unicameral 200 200 6,244,174 31,221
 Hungary unicameral 199 199 9,919,128 49,845
 Malawi unicameral 193 193 17,377,468 90,039
 Chad unicameral 188 188 11,412,107 60,703
 Cambodia bicameral 123 61 2.016 184 15,458,332 84,013
 Madagascar bicameral 151 33 4.576 184 23,201,926 126,097
 Denmark unicameral 179 179 5,569,077 31,112
 Belarus bicameral 110 64 1.719 174 9,608,058 55,219
 Equatorial Guinea bicameral 100 70 1.429 170 722,254 4,249
 Norway unicameral 169 169 5,147,792 30,460
 Bolivia bicameral 130 36 3.611 166 10,631,486 64,045
 Venezuela unicameral 165 165 28,868,486 174,961
 Mali unicameral 160 160 16,455,903 102,849
 Chile bicameral 120 38 3.158 158 17,363,894 109,898
 Guatemala unicameral 158 158 14,647,083 92,703
 Zambia unicameral 158 158 14,638,505 92,649
 Oman bicameral 84 71 1.183 155 3,219,775 20,773
 Burundi bicameral 100 minimum 54 10,395,931
 Kazakhstan bicameral 107 47 2.277 154 17,948,816 116,551
 Lesotho bicameral 120 33 3.636 153 1,942,008 12,693
 Croatia unicameral 151 151 4,470,534 29,606
 Eritrea unicameral 150 150 6,380,803 42,539
 Georgia unicameral 150 150 4,935,880 32,906
 Saudi Arabia unicameral 150 150 27,345,986 182,307
 Senegal unicameral 150 150 13,635,927 90,906
 Slovakia unicameral 150 150 5,443,583 36,291
 Lithuania unicameral 141 141 3,505,738 24,863
 Albania unicameral 140 140 3,020,209 21,573
 Ecuador unicameral 137 137 15,654,411 114,266
 Laos unicameral 132 132 6,803,699 51,543
 Armenia unicameral 131 131 3,060,631 23,364
 Peru unicameral 130 130 30,147,935 231,907
 Slovenia bicameral 90 40 2.250 130 1,988,292 15,295
 Haiti bicameral 99 30 3.300 129 9,996,731 77,494
 Uruguay bicameral 99 30 3.300 129 3,332,972 25,837
 Honduras unicameral 128 128 8,598,561 67,176
 Lebanon unicameral 128 128 5,882,562 45,958
 Burkina Faso unicameral 127 127 18,365,123 144,607
 Azerbaijan unicameral 125 125 9,686,210 77,490
 Paraguay bicameral 80 45 1.778 125 6,703,860 53,631
 Turkmenistan unicameral 125 125 5,171,943 41,376
 Sierra Leone unicameral 124 124 5,743,725 46,320
 Macedonia unicameral 123 123 2,091,719 17,006
 Israel unicameral 120 120 7,821,850 65,182
 Kosovo unicameral 120 120 1,859,203 15,493
 Kyrgyzstan unicameral 120 120 5,604,212 46,702
 New Zealand unicameral 120 usually 120 usually 4,401,916
 Guinea unicameral 114 114 11,474,383 100,652
 Niger unicameral 113 113 17,466,172 154,568
 Taiwan unicameral 113 113 23,359,928 206,725
 Papua New Guinea unicameral 111 111 6,552,730 59,034
 Rwanda bicameral 80 26 3.077 106 12,337,138 116,388
 Central African Republic unicameral 105 105 5,277,959 50,266
 Liberia bicameral 73 30 2.433 103 4,092,310 39,731
 Guinea-Bissau unicameral 102 102 1,693,398 16,602
 Estonia unicameral 101 101 1,257,921 12,455
 Moldova unicameral 101 101 3,583,288 35,478
 Latvia unicameral 100 100 2,165,165 21,652
 Botswana bicameral 63 35 1.800 98 2,155,784 21,998
 Namibia bicameral 72 26 2.769 98 2,198,406 22,433
 Tajikistan bicameral 63 34 1.853 97 8,051,512 83,005
 Swaziland bicameral 65 30 2.167 95 1,419,623 14,943
 Nicaragua unicameral 92 92 5,848,641 63,572
 Togo unicameral 91 91 7,351,374 80,784
 Singapore unicameral 87 87 5,567,301 63,992
 Maldives unicameral 85 85 393,595 4,631
 El Salvador unicameral 84 84 6,125,512 72,923
 Jamaica bicameral 63 21 3.000 84 2,930,050 34,882
 Benin unicameral 83 83 10,160,556 122,416
 Montenegro unicameral 81 81 650,036 8,025
 Bahrain bicameral 40 40 1.000 80 1,314,089 16,426
 Cyprus unicameral 80 80 1,172,458 14,656
 Puerto Rico bicameral 51 27 or more 3,620,897
 Mongolia unicameral 76 76 2,953,190 38,858
 Bhutan bicameral 47 25 1.880 72 733,643 10,189
 Cabo Verde unicameral 72 72 538,535 7,480
 Trinidad and Tobago bicameral 41 31 1.323 72 1,223,916 16,999
 Panama unicameral 71 71 3,608,431 50,823
 Hong Kong unicameral 70 70 7,112,688 101,610
 Mauritius unicameral 70 70 1,331,155 19,017
 Djibouti unicameral 65 65 810,179 12,464
 Guyana unicameral 65 65 735,554 11,316
 Kuwait unicameral 65 65 2,742,711 42,196
 Malta unicameral 65 normally 65 normally 412,655
 Timor-Leste unicameral 52 to 65 52 to 65 1,201,542
 Iceland unicameral 63 63 317,351 5,037
 Luxembourg unicameral 60 60 520,672 8,678
 San Marino unicameral 60 60 32,742 546
 Jersey unicameral 58 58 96,513 1,664
 Bosnia and Herzegovina bicameral 42 15 2.800 57 3,871,643 67,924
 Costa Rica unicameral 57 57 4,755,234 83,425
 French Polynesia unicameral 57 57 280,026 4,913
 São Tomé and Príncipe unicameral 55 55 190,428 3,462
 Bahamas, The bicameral 38 16 2.375 54 321,834 5,960
 New Caledonia unicameral 54 54 267,840 4,960
 Gambia, The unicameral 53 53 1,925,527 36,331
 Vanuatu unicameral 52 52 266,937 5,133
 Barbados bicameral 30 21 1.429 51 289,680 5,680
 Suriname unicameral 51 51 573,311 11,241
 Fiji unicameral 50[4] 50 903,207 8,769
 Solomon Islands unicameral 50 50 609,883 18,064
 Samoa unicameral 49 49 196,628 4,013
 Bermuda bicameral 36 11 3.273 47 69,839 1,486
 Kiribati unicameral 46 46 104,488 2,271
 Guernsey unicameral 45 45 65,849 1,463
 Qatar unicameral 45 45 2,123,160 47,181
 Belize bicameral 31 12 2.583 43 340,844 7,927
 United Arab Emirates unicameral 40 40 5,628,805 140,720
 American Samoa bicameral 21 18 1.167 39 54,517 1,398
 Isle of Man bicameral 24 11 2.182 35 86,866 2,482
 Antigua and Barbuda bicameral 17 17 1.000 34 91,295 2,685
 Seychelles unicameral 34 34 91,650 2,696
 Brunei unicameral 33 33 422,675 12,808
 Comoros unicameral 33 33 766,865 23,238
 Faroe Islands unicameral 33 33 49,947 1,514
 Macau unicameral 33 33 587,914 17,816
 Marshall Islands unicameral 33 33 70,983 2,151
 Dominica unicameral 32 32 73,449 2,295
 Greenland unicameral 31 31 57,728 1,862
 Northern Mariana Islands bicameral 20 9 2.222 29 51,483 1,775
 Andorra unicameral 28 minimum 28 minimum 85,458
 Grenada bicameral 15 13 1.154 28 110,152 3,934
 Saint Lucia bicameral 17 11 1.545 28 163,362 5,834
 Tonga unicameral 26 26 106,440 4,094
 Liechtenstein unicameral 25 25 37,313 1,493
 Palau bicameral 16 9 1.778 25 21,186 847
 Monaco unicameral 24 24 30,508 1,271
 Saint Martin unicameral 23 23 31,530 1,371
 Aruba unicameral 21 21 110,663 5,270
 Cayman Islands unicameral 21 21 54,914 2,615
 Curaçao unicameral 21 21 146,836 6,992
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines unicameral 21 21 102,918 4,901
 Niue unicameral 20 20 1,190 60
 Tokelau unicameral 20 20 1,337 67
 Wallis and Futuna unicameral 20 20 15,561 778
 Nauru unicameral 19 19 9,488 499
 Saint Barthelemy unicameral 19 19 7,267 382
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon unicameral 19 19 5,716 301
 Turks and Caicos Islands unicameral 19 19 49,070 2,583
 Gibraltar unicameral 18 18 29,185 1,621
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha unicameral 17 17 7,776 457
 British Virgin Islands unicameral 15 15 32,680 2,179
 Guam unicameral 15 15 161,001 10,733
 Sint Maarten unicameral 15 15 39,689 2,646
 Tuvalu unicameral 15 15 10,782 719
 United States Virgin Islands unicameral 15 15 104,170 6,945
 Micronesia, Federated States of unicameral 14 14 105,681 7,549
 Saint Kitts and Nevis unicameral 14 14 51,538 3,681
 Anguilla unicameral 11 11 16,086 1,462
 Montserrat unicameral 11 11 5,215 474
 Falkland Islands unicameral 10 10 2,840 284
 Pitcairn Islands unicameral 10 10 48 5
 Christmas Island unicameral 9 9 1,530 170
 Norfolk Island unicameral 9 9 2,210 246
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands unicameral 7 7 596 85
  Vatican City unicameral 7[5] 7 842 120
 Cook Islands bicameral 24 N/A N/A N/A 10,134 N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FIELD LISTING :: LEGISLATIVE BRANCH, The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on 22 August 2014.
  2. ^ COUNTRY COMPARISON :: POPULATION, The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on 22 August 2014. Note: Population estimation is for July 2014, except for Curaçao and Sint Maarten (July 2013) and Falkland Islands (July 2012).
  3. ^ "Cuba". Inter-Parliamentary Union (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  4. ^ http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2564/
  5. ^ "Vatican City State". http://www.vaticanstate.va. Retrieved 2014-09-08.