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 7.27 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 or countries that are parts of sovereign states are shown in italics.

Rank Country (or dependent territory) Population Date % of world
population
Source
1 China[Note 2] 1,371,890,000 September 4, 2015 18.9% Official population clock
2 India 1,276,610,000 September 4, 2015 17.6% Official population clock
3 United States[Note 3] 321,753,000 September 4, 2015 4.43% Official population clock
4 Indonesia 257,564,000 July 1, 2015 3.54% Official projection
5 Brazil 204,849,000 September 4, 2015 2.82% Official population clock
6 Pakistan 190,814,000 September 4, 2015 2.63% Official population clock
7 Nigeria 182,202,000 July 1, 2015 2.51% UN projection
8 Bangladesh 158,965,000 September 4, 2015 2.19% Official population clock
9 Russia[Note 4] 146,573,130 September 4, 2015 2.02% Official population clock
10 Japan 126,865,000 July 1, 2015 1.75% Monthly official estimate
11 Mexico 125,260,000 July 1, 2015 1.72% Official projection
12 Philippines 101,999,100 September 4, 2015 1.4% Official population clock
13 Vietnam 93,400,000 July 1, 2015 1.29% Official Projection
14 Ethiopia 93,299,000 July 1, 2015 1.28% Official Projection
15 Egypt 89,430,100 September 4, 2015 1.23% Official population clock
16 Germany 81,083,600 September 30, 2014 1.12% Official estimate
17 Iran 78,611,700 September 4, 2015 1.08% Official population clock
18 Democratic Republic of the Congo 77,267,000 July 1, 2015 1.06% UN projection
19 Turkey 76,710,000 July 1, 2015 1.06% Annual official estimate
20 France[Note 5] 66,186,000 July 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 60,734,190 March 31, 2015 0.84% Monthly official estimate
24 South Africa 54,957,000 July 1, 2015 0.76% Annual official estimate
25 Myanmar 53,897,000 July 1, 2015 0.74% UN projection
26 Tanzania 53,470,000 July 1, 2015 0.74% UN projection
27 South Korea 51,448,183 July 1, 2015 0.71% Monthly official estimate
28 Colombia 48,289,800 September 4, 2015 0.664% Official population clock
29 Spain 46,660,000 July 1, 2015 0.64% Official estimate
30 Kenya 46,050,000 July 1, 2015 0.63% UN projection
31 Argentina 43,131,966 July 1, 2015 0.59% Official annual projection
32 Ukraine[Note 6] 42,823,188 July 1, 2015 0.59% Monthly official estimate
33 Algeria 39,500,000 January 1, 2015 0.54% 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 35,749,600 April 1, 2015 0.49% Official estimate
38 Uganda 34,856,813 August 28, 2014 0.48% Preliminary 2014 census result
39 Morocco[Note 7] 33,337,529 September 1, 2014 0.46% Preliminary 2014 census result
40 Saudi Arabia 31,521,418 July 1, 2015 0.43% Official annual projection
41 Peru 31,151,643 July 1, 2015 0.43% Official annual projection
42 Uzbekistan 31,022,500 January 1, 2015 0.43% Official estimate
43 Malaysia 30,694,900 September 4, 2015 0.422% Official population clock
44 Venezuela 30,620,404 July 1, 2015 0.42% Official annual projection
45 Nepal 28,037,904 July 1, 2015 0.39% Official annual projection
46 Ghana 27,043,093 July 1, 2014 0.37% Official annual projection
47 Afghanistan 26,023,100 2013-2014 0.36% Official estimate
48 Yemen 25,956,000 July 1, 2014 0.36% Official estimate
49 Mozambique 25,727,911 July 1, 2015 0.35% 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 23,885,700 September 4, 2015 0.329% Official population clock
53 Taiwan[Note 8] 23,461,708 July 31, 2015 0.32% Monthly official estimate
54 Syria 23,363,821 September 4, 2015 0.32% Official population clock[Note 9]
55 Cameroon 23,344,000 July 1, 2015 0.32% UN projection
56 Ivory Coast 22,671,331 May 15, 2014 0.31% Preliminary 2014 Census Result
57 Madagascar 22,434,363 July 1, 2014 0.31% Annual official estimate
58 Sri Lanka 20,675,000 July 1, 2014 0.28% Official Estimate
59 Romania 19,942,642 January 1, 2014 0.27% Annual official estimate
60 Niger 19,899,000 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 Mali 17,600,000 July 1, 2015 0.24% UN projection
64 Kazakhstan 17,563,300 August 1, 2015 0.24% Monthly official estimate
65 Netherlands 16,918,300 September 4, 2015 0.233% Official Population Clock
66 Malawi 16,310,431 July 1, 2015 0.22% Official annual projection
67 Guatemala 16,176,133 July 1, 2015 0.22% Official estimate
68 Ecuador 16,027,500 July 1, 2014 0.22% Official estimate
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 14,037,000 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 South Sudan 11,892,934 July 1, 2015 0.16% Official annual projection
75 Bolivia 11,410,651 July 1, 2015 0.16% Official projection
76 Rwanda 11,262,564 July 1, 2015 0.15% Annual official estimate
77 Belgium 11,248,330 June 1, 2015 0.15% Monthly official estimate
78 Cuba 11,238,317 December 31, 2014 0.15% Annual official estimate
79 Tunisia 10,982,754 April 23, 2014 0.15% Preliminary 2014 census result
80 Haiti 10,911,819 July 1, 2015 0.15% Official projection
81 Greece 10,846,979 January 1, 2015 0.15% Official estimate
82 Somalia[Note 10] 10,787,000 July 1, 2015 0.15% UN projection
83 Guinea 10,628,972 April 2, 2014 0.15% Preliminary 2014 census result
84 Czech Republic 10,537,818 March 31, 2015 0.14% Official quarterly estimate
85 Dominican Republic 10,528,000 July 1, 2015 0.14% UN projection
86 Portugal 10,374,822 December 31, 2014 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 9,804,082 July 31, 2015 0.13% Monthly official estimate
91 Azerbaijan 9,636,300 June 1, 2015 0.13% Official estimate
92 Belarus 9,485,300 July 1, 2015 0.13% Quarterly official estimate
93 United Arab Emirates 9,157,000 July 1, 2015 0.13% UN projection
94 Honduras 8,725,111 July 1, 2014 0.12% Annual official estimate
95 Austria 8,602,112 April 1, 2015 0.12% Quarterly provisional figure
96 Israel 8,388,500 July 31, 2015 0.12% Official monthly estimate
97 Tajikistan 8,354,000 January 1, 2015 0.11% Official estimate
98 Switzerland 8,256,000 March 31, 2015 0.11% Quarterly provisional figure
99 Jordan 7,595,000 July 1, 2015 0.104% UN projection
100 Papua New Guinea 7,398,500 July 1, 2013 0.102% Annual official estimate
101 Togo 7,305,000 July 1, 2015 0.101% UN projection
102 Hong Kong (China) 7,298,600 July 1, 2015 0.1% Official estimate
103 Bulgaria 7,202,198 December 31, 2014 0.099% Official estimate
104 Serbia[Note 11] 7,114,393 January 1, 2015 0.098% Annual official estimate
105 Paraguay 7,003,406 2015 0.096% Official estimate
106 Laos 6,802,000 July 1, 2015 0.094% Annual official projection
107 Sierra Leone 6,453,000 July 1, 2015 0.089% UN projection
108 El Salvador 6,401,240 2014 0.088% Official estimate
109 Libya 6,278,000 July 1, 2015 0.086% UN projection
110 Nicaragua 6,198,154 2014 0.085% Official estimate
111 Kyrgyzstan 5,954,500 July 1, 2015 0.082% [3]
112 Denmark 5,678,348 July 1, 2015 0.078% Quarterly official estimate
113 Finland 5,486,479 September 4, 2015 0.075% Official population clock
114 Singapore 5,469,700 July 1, 2014 0.075% Official estimate
115 Slovakia 5,421,349 December 31, 2014 0.075% Official estimate
116 Eritrea 5,228,000 July 1, 2015 0.072% UN projection
117 Norway 5,189,435 July 1, 2015 0.071% Quarterly official estimate
118 Central African Republic 4,900,000 July 1, 2015 0.067% UN projection
119 Costa Rica 4,773,130 June 30, 2014 0.066% Official estimate
120 Turkmenistan 4,751,120 December 26, 2012 0.065% Preliminary 2012 census result
121 Palestine 4,682,467 July 1, 2015 0.064% Official estimate
122 Republic of the Congo 4,620,000 July 1, 2014 0.064% UN projection
123 New Zealand 4,613,520 September 4, 2015 0.0635% Official population clock
124 Ireland 4,609,600 April 1, 2014 0.063% Annual official estimate
125 Liberia 4,503,000 July 1, 2015 0.062% UN projection
126 Croatia 4,253,000 December 31, 2014 0.058% Annual official estimate
127 Oman 4,185,440 August 8, 2015 0.058% Official estimate
128 Lebanon 4,104,000 July 1, 2012 0.056% Official estimate
129 Puntland (Somalia) 3,900,000 July 1, 2015 0.15% UN projection
130 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,829,000 October 15, 2013 0.052% [4]
131 Panama 3,764,166 July 1, 2015 0.052% Official estimate
132 Georgia[Note 12] 3,729,500 January 1, 2015 0.051% Annual official estimate
133 Mauritania 3,631,775 July 1, 2015 0.05% Annual official estimate
134 Moldova[Note 13] 3,555,200 January 1, 2015 0.049% Official estimate
135 Puerto Rico (U.S.) 3,548,397 July 1, 2014 0.049% Official estimate
136 Somaliland (Somalia) 3,500,000 July 1, 2015 0.15% UN projection
137 Uruguay 3,415,866 June 30, 2015 0.047% Annual official estimate
138 Kuwait 3,268,431 July 1, 2012 0.045% Official estimate
139 Mongolia 3,033,291 September 4, 2015 0.042% Official population clock
140 Armenia 3,006,800 April 1, 2015 0.041% Quarterly official estimate
141 Lithuania 2,900,787 August 1, 2015 0.04% Monthly official estimate
142 Albania 2,893,005 January 1, 2015 0.04% Annual official estimate
143 Jamaica 2,717,991 December 31, 2013 0.037% Annual official estimate
144 Namibia 2,280,700 July 1, 2015 0.031% Final 2011 census result
145 Lesotho 2,135,000 July 1, 2015 0.029% UN projection
146 Qatar 2,120,129 July 31, 2015 0.029% Monthly official estimate
147 Botswana 2,070,984 July 1, 2012 0.028% Annual official estimate
148 Macedonia 2,069,172 December 31, 2014 0.028% Official estimate
149 Slovenia 2,067,859 September 4, 2015 0.028% Official population clock
150 Latvia 1,980,700 May 1, 2015 0.027% Monthly official estimate
151 The Gambia 1,882,450 April 15, 2013 0.026% Preliminary 2013 census result
152 Guinea-Bissau 1,844,000 July 1, 2015 0.025% UN projection
153 Kosovo[Note 14] 1,827,231 2015 0.025% Official annual projection
154 Gabon 1,725,000 July 1, 2015 0.024% UN projection
155 Equatorial Guinea 1,430,000 July 1, 2013 0.02% Annual official estimate
156 Bahrain 1,359,800 July 1, 2015 0.019% Official annual projection
157 Trinidad and Tobago 1,340,557 July 1, 2013 0.018% Official estimate
158 Estonia 1,313,271 January 1, 2015 0.018% Official estimate
159 Mauritius 1,261,208 July 1, 2014 0.017% Official estimate
160 East Timor 1,212,107 July 1, 2014 0.017% Official estimate
161 Swaziland 1,119,375 July 1, 2015 0.015% Official projection
162 Djibouti 888,000 July 1, 2015 0.012% UN projection
163 Fiji 859,178 July 1, 2013 0.0118% Annual official estimate
164 Cyprus[Note 15] 858,000 December 31, 2013 0.012% Official estimate
165 Proposed flag of Réunion (VAR).svg Réunion (France) 844,994 January 1, 2014 0.012% Official annual estimate
166 Comoros 784,745 July 1, 2015 0.011% Official estimate
167 Bhutan 764,500 September 4, 2015 0.0105% Official population clock
168 Guyana 746,900 July 1, 2013 0.01% Official estimate
169 Macau (China) 642,900 June 30, 2015 0.0088% Official quarterly estimate
170 Montenegro 621,207 July 1, 2013 0.009% Official estimate
171 Solomon Islands 581,344 July 1, 2013 0.008% Annual official estimate
172 Luxembourg 562,958 December 31, 2014 0.0077% Annual official estimate
173 Suriname 534,189 August 13, 2012 0.0073% Preliminary 2012 census result
174 Cape Verde 524,833 July 1, 2015 0.0072% Official annual projection
175 Western Sahara[Note 16] 510,713 September 2, 2014 0.007% Preliminary 2014 census result
176 Transnistria[Note 17] 505,153 January 1, 2014 0.007% Official estimate
177 Malta 445,426 March 31, 2014 0.0061% Official estimate
178 Guadeloupe (France) 403,750 January 1, 2014 0.0056% Official annual estimate
179 Brunei 393,372 June 20, 2011 0.0054% Preliminary 2011 census result
180 Martinique (France) 381,326 January 1, 2014 0.0052% Official annual estimate
181 The Bahamas 368,390 July 1, 2013 0.0051% Annual official estimate
182 Belize 368,310 June 2015 0.0051% Official estimate
183 Maldives 341,256 September 20, 2014 0.0047% Preliminary 2014 census result
184 Iceland 330,610 July 1, 2015 0.0045% Quarterly official estimate
185 Northern Cyprus[Note 18] 294,396 December 4, 2011 0.004% Final 2011 census result
186 Barbados 285,000 July 1, 2013 0.0039% Official estimate
187 New Caledonia (France) 268,767 August 26, 2014 0.0037% Preliminary 2014 census result
188 French Polynesia (France) 268,270 August 22, 2012 0.0037% Preliminary 2012 census result
189 Vanuatu 264,652 July 1, 2013 0.0036% Annual official estimate
190 Abkhazia[Note 19] 240,705 2011 0.0033% Official census
191 French Guiana (France) 239,648 January 1, 2012 0.0033% Annual official estimate
192 Mayotte (France) 212,645 August 21, 2012 0.0029% 2012 census result
193 Samoa 187,820 November 7, 2011 0.0026% Final 2011 census result
194 São Tomé and Príncipe 187,356 May 13, 2012 0.0026% 2012 census result
195 Saint Lucia 185,000 July 1, 2015 0.0025% UN projection
196 Guam (U.S.) 159,358 April 1, 2010 0.0022% Final 2010 census result
197 Curaçao (Netherlands) 154,843 January 1, 2014 0.0021% Annual official estimate
198 Flag of Nagorno-Karabakh.svg Nagorno-Karabakh Republic 146,573 0.002%
199 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,991 June 12, 2012 0.0015% Preliminary 2012 census result
200 Aruba (Netherlands) 107,394 October 31, 2014 0.0015% Official quarterly estimate
201 Kiribati 106,461 July 1, 2013 0.0015% Annual official estimate
202 United States Virgin Islands (U.S.) 106,405 April 1, 2010 0.0015% Final 2010 census result
203 Grenada 103,328 May 12, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
204 Tonga 103,252 November 30, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
205 Federated States of Micronesia 101,351 July 1, 2013 0.0014% Annual official estimate
206 Jersey (UK) 99,000 December 31, 2012 0.0014% Annual official estimate
207 Seychelles 89,949 July 1, 2013 0.0012% Annual official estimate
208 Antigua and Barbuda 86,295 May 27, 2011 0.0012% Preliminary 2011 census result
209 Isle of Man (UK) 84,497 March 27, 2011 0.0012% 2011 census result
210 Ceuta (Spain) 82,376 2011 0.0011%
211 Melilla (Spain) 78,476 2011 0.0011%
212 Andorra 76,949 July 1, 2014 0.0011% Annual official estimate
213 Dominica 71,293 May 14, 2011 0.00098% Preliminary 2011 census result
214 Guernsey (UK) 65,150 March 31, 2014 0.0009% Annual official estimate
215 Bermuda (UK) 64,237 May 20, 2010 0.00088% Final 2010 census result
216 Marshall Islands 56,086 July 1, 2013 0.00077% Annual official estimate
217 Saint Kitts and Nevis 56,000 July 1, 2015 0.00077% UN projection
218 Greenland (Denmark) 56,114 July 1, 2015 0.00077% Annual official estimate
219 Cayman Islands (UK) 58,238 December 31, 2014 0.0008% Official estimate
220 American Samoa (U.S.) 55,519 April 1, 2010 0.00076% Final 2010 census result
221 Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.) 53,883 April 1, 2010 0.00074% Final 2010 census result
222 South Ossetia[Note 20] 51,547 January, 2013 0.00071% Estimate
223 Faroe Islands (Denmark) 48,846 May 1, 2015 0.00067% Monthly official estimate
224 Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 37,429 January 1, 2010 0.00051% Official estimate
225 Liechtenstein 37,370 December 31, 2014 0.00051% Semi annual official estimate
226 Monaco 37,800 December 31, 2014 0.00052% Annual official estimate
227 Flag of Saint-Martin (fictional).svg Saint-Martin (France) 36,522 January 1, 2015 0.0005% Annual official estimate
228 San Marino 32,831 June 30, 2015 0.00045% Monthly official estimate
229 Gibraltar (UK) 32,734 December 31, 2013 0.00045% Annual official estimate
230 Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 31,458 January 25, 2012 0.00043% 2012 census result
231 Åland Islands (Finland) 28,875 September 30, 2014 0.0004% Official estimate
232 British Virgin Islands (UK) 28,054 July 12, 2010 0.00039% 2010 census result
233 Palau 20,901 July 1, 2013 0.00029% Annual official estimate
234 Flag of Bonaire.svg Bonaire (Netherlands) 17,408 January 1, 2013 0.00024% Official estimate
235 Cook Islands 14,974 December 1, 2011 0.00021% Final 2011 census result
236 Anguilla (UK) 13,452 May 11, 2011 0.00019% Preliminary 2011 census result
237 Wallis and Futuna (France) 13,135 July 1, 2013 0.00018% Annual official estimate
238 Tuvalu 10,640 November 4, 2012 0.00015% 2012 census result
239 Nauru 10,084 October 30, 2011 0.00014% 2011 census result
240 Saint Barthélemy (France) 9,269 January 1, 2012 0.00013% Annual official estimate
241 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 6,069 January 1, 2012 0.000084% Annual official estimate
242 Montserrat (UK) 4,922 May 12, 2011 0.000068% 2011 census result
243 Flag of Sint Eustatius.svg Sint Eustatius (Netherlands) 4,020 January 1, 2013 0.000055% Official estimate
244 Flag of Saint Helena.svg Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 4,000 July 1, 2015 0.000055% UN projection
245 Falkland Islands (UK) 3,000 July 1, 2015 0.000041% UN projection
246 Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) 2,562 July 1, 2014 0.000037% Official estimate
247 Norfolk Island (Australia) 2,302 August 9, 2011 0.000032% 2011 census result
248 Christmas Island (Australia) 2,072 August 9, 2011 0.000029% 2011 census result
249 Flag of Saba.svg Saba (Netherlands) 1,991 January 1, 2013 0.000027% Official estimate
250 Niue 1,613 September 10, 2011 0.000022% Final 2011 census result
251 Tokelau (NZ) 1,411 October 18, 2011 0.000019% Final 2011 census result
252 Vatican City 839 July 1, 2012 0.000012% Official estimate
253 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 550 August 9, 2011 0.0000076% 2011 census result
254 Flag of Wake Island.svg Wake Island (U.S.) 188 2005 0.000000259%
255 French Southern and Antarctic Lands (France) 140 2013 0.000000193%
256 Pitcairn Islands (UK) 56 2014 0.00000077% Official estimate
257 Flag of the Midway Islands (local).svg Midway Atoll (U.S.) 40 2005 0.00000055%

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 508,911,116 on January 1, 2015, and it would be ranked 3rd if it were included in the list. It has 6.97% 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 former of which returned to Chinese sovereignty on 1 July 1997 and the latter of which returned to China on 20 December 1999.
  3. ^ Population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  4. ^ The population of Russia includes Crimea and Sevastopol; (see [1] – Official population clock).
  5. ^ 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 64,295,000 on July 1, 2015, according to a monthly official estimate.
  6. ^ Not including Crimea and Sevastopol.
  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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Projection made before civil war. Casualties are estimated at well over 200,000 until the end of November 2014.
  10. ^ Includes Puntland (with a population of about 3,900,000 inhabitants) and Somaliland (some 3,500,000 inhabitants).
  11. ^ Excludes Kosovo
  12. ^ Excludes (2012) the Republic of Abkhazia (242,862, census 2011) and South Ossetia (70,000, 2006).
  13. ^ Excludes (statistica.md.2010.pdf) Transnistria (555,347, census 2005).
  14. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognised as an independent state by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  15. ^ Excludes Northern Cyprus (294,396, census 2011) ([2]).
  16. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  17. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Moldova.
  18. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Cyprus.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ 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 2015 Revision: Key Findings and Advance Tables" (PDF). The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations. pp. 51–55. Retrieved 2015-07-31. 

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