List of countries and dependencies by population

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This is a list of countries and dependent territories by population. It includes sovereign states, inhabited dependent territories, and, in some cases, constituent countries of sovereign states, with inclusion within the list being primarily based on the ISO standard ISO 3166-1. For instance, the United Kingdom is considered as a single entity while the constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are considered separately. In addition, this list includes certain states with limited recognition not found in ISO 3166-1.

The population figures do not reflect the practice of countries that 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.[citation needed]

Also given in percent is each country's population compared to the population of the world, which the United Nations estimated at 7.4 billion in March 2016.[1]

Method[edit]

Figures used in this chart are based on the most up to date estimate or projections[2] 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 2016 by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.[3]

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 independent territories that do not have permanent populations, such as various countries' claims to Antarctica.

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] 1,376,720,000 May 26, 2016 18.8% Official population clock
2 India 1,289,400,000 May 26, 2016 17.6% Official population clock
3 United States[Note 3] 323,534,000 May 26, 2016 4.42% Official population clock
4 Indonesia 258,705,000 July 1, 2016 3.53% Official projection
5 Brazil 206,121,000 May 26, 2016 2.81% Official population clock
6 Pakistan 193,719,646 May 26, 2016 2.64% Official population clock
7 Nigeria 186,988,000 July 1, 2016 2.55% UN Projection
8 Bangladesh 160,456,000 May 26, 2016 2.19% Official population clock
9 Russia[Note 4] 146,600,000 April 1, 2016 2% Official estimate
10 Japan 126,960,000 May 1, 2016 1.73% Official monthly estimate
11 Mexico 122,273,473 July 1, 2016 1.67% Official projection
12 Philippines 103,242,900 July 1, 2016 1.41% Official projection
13 Ethiopia 101,589,870 May 26, 2016 1.39% Official population clock
14 Vietnam 91,700,000 July 1, 2015 1.25% Annual official estimate
15 Egypt 91,028,800 May 26, 2016 1.24% Official population clock
16 Democratic Republic of the Congo 85,026,000 July 1, 2015 1.16% Official projection
17 Germany 81,770,900 September 30, 2015 1.12% Official estimate
18 Iran 79,261,900 May 26, 2016 1.08% Official population clock
19 Turkey 78,741,053 December 31, 2015 1.08% Annual official estimate
20 France[Note 5] 66,689,000 May 1, 2016 0.91% Monthly official estimate
21 Thailand 65,301,340 May 26, 2016 0.89% Official population clock
22 United Kingdom 65,097,000 January 1, 2016 0.89% Official projection
23 Italy 60,676,361 October 31, 2015 0.83% Monthly official estimate
24 Tanzania[Note 6] 55,155,000 July 1, 2016 0.75% UN projection
25 South Africa 54,956,900 July 1, 2015 0.75% Annual official estimate
26 Myanmar 51,419,420 March 29, 2014 0.7% Preliminary 2014 census result
27 South Korea 50,801,405 July 1, 2016 0.69% Annual official estimate
28 Colombia 48,674,800 May 26, 2016 0.665% Official population clock
29 Kenya 47,251,000 July 1, 2016 0.65% UN projection
30 Spain 46,423,064 July 1, 2015 0.63% Official estimate
31 Argentina 43,590,400 July 1, 2016 0.6% Official annual projection
32 Ukraine[Note 7] 42,708,647 April 1, 2016 0.58% Monthly official estimate
33 Algeria 40,400,000 January 1, 2016 0.55% Official annual projection
34 Sudan 39,598,700 July 1, 2016 0.54% Official annual projection
35 Poland 38,437,239 December 31, 2015 0.54% Official estimate
36 Uganda 36,860,700 July 1, 2016 0.5% Official annual projection
37 Iraq 36,575,000 July 1, 2015 0.5% Official estimate
38 Canada 36,048,521 January 1, 2016 0.49% Official estimate
39 Morocco[Note 8] 34,337,529 September 1, 2016 0.46% Preliminary 2014 census result
40 Saudi Arabia 32,248,200 July 1, 2016 0.44% Official annual projection
41 Uzbekistan 31,576,400 January 1, 2016 0.43% Official estimate
42 Peru 31,488,700 July 1, 2016 0.43% Official annual projection
43 Venezuela 31,028,700 July 1, 2016 0.42% Official annual projection
44 Malaysia 30,961,200 May 26, 2016 0.423% Official population clock
45 Nepal 28,431,500 July 1, 2016 0.39% Official annual projection
46 Ghana 27,670,174 July 1, 2015 0.38% Official annual projection
47 Yemen 27,478,000 July 1, 2016 0.38% UN projection
48 Afghanistan 27,101,365 July 1, 2015 0.37% Official estimate
49 Mozambique 26,423,700 July 1, 2016 0.36% Annual official projection
50 Angola 25,868,000 July 1, 2016 0.35% Official annual projection
51 North Korea 25,281,000 July 1, 2016 0.35% UN projection
52 Australia 24,081,500 May 26, 2016 0.33% Official population clock
53 Cameroon 23,924,000 July 1, 2016 0.33% UN projection
54 Taiwan[Note 9] 23,499,404 April 30, 2016 0.32% Monthly official estimate
55 Ivory Coast 22,671,331 May 15, 2014 0.31% Preliminary 2014 census result
56 Madagascar 22,434,363 July 1, 2014 0.31% Official estimate
57 Sri Lanka 20,966,000 July 1, 2015 0.29% Official estimate
58 Niger 20,715,000 July 1, 2016 0.28% UN projection
59 Romania 19,861,400 January 1, 2015 0.27% Annual official estimate
60 Burkina Faso 19,034,397 July 1, 2016 0.26% Annual official projection
61 Syria 18,564,000 July 1, 2016 0.25% UN projection[Note 10]
62 Chile 18,191,900 July 1, 2016 0.25% Official annual projection
63 Mali 18,135,000 July 1, 2016 0.25% UN projection
64 Kazakhstan 17,733,100 April 1, 2016 0.24% Monthly official estimate
65 Netherlands 17,011,880 May 26, 2016 0.23% Official population clock
66 Malawi 16,832,910 July 1, 2016 0.23% Official annual projection
67 Ecuador 16,278,844 July 1, 2015 0.22% Official estimate
68 Guatemala 16,176,133 July 1, 2015 0.22% Official estimate
69 Zambia 15,933,883 July 1, 2016 0.22% Official annual projection
70 Cambodia 15,626,444 July 1, 2016 0.21% Official annual projection
71 Senegal 14,799,859 2016 0.2% Official annual projection
72 Chad 14,497,000 July 1, 2016 0.2% UN projection
73 Zimbabwe 14,240,168 July 1, 2016 0.19% Official annual projection
74 Guinea 12,947,000 July 1, 2016 0.18% UN projection
75 South Sudan 12,131,000 July 1, 2016 0.17% Official annual projection
76 Rwanda 11,553,188 July 1, 2016 0.16% Official projection
77 Belgium 11,316,587 April 1, 2016 0.15% Monthly official estimate
78 Cuba 11,238,317 December 31, 2014 0.15% Annual official estimate
79 Somalia[Note 11] 11,079,000 July 1, 2016 0.15% UN projection
80 Haiti 11,078,033 July 1, 2016 0.15% Official projection
81 Bolivia 10,985,059 July 1, 2016 0.15% Official projection
82 Tunisia 10,982,754 April 23, 2014 0.15% Preliminary 2014 census result
83 Greece 10,846,979 January 1, 2015 0.15% Official estimate
84 Benin 10,653,654 July 1, 2016 0.15% Official projection
85 Czech Republic 10,553,843 December 31, 2015 0.14% Official quarterly estimate
86 Portugal 10,374,822 December 31, 2014 0.14% Annual official estimate
87 Burundi 10,114,505 July 1, 2016 0.14% Official annual projection
88 Dominican Republic 10,075,045 July 1, 2016 0.14% Official projection
89 Sweden 9,875,378 March 31, 2016 0.13% Monthly official estimate
90 United Arab Emirates 9,856,000 July 1, 2016 0.13% Official annual projection
91 Hungary 9,823,000 January 1, 2016 0.13% Annual official estimate
92 Azerbaijan 9,730,500 April 1, 2016 0.13% Official estimate
93 Jordan 9,531,712 November 30, 2015 0.13% Preliminary 2015 census result
94 Belarus 9,498,700 January 1, 2016 0.13% Quarterly official estimate
95 Austria 8,699,730 January 1, 2016 0.12% Quarterly provisional figure
96 Honduras 8,576,532 July 1, 2015 0.12% Official estimate
97 Tajikistan 8,547,000 January 1, 2016 0.12% Official estimate
98 Israel 8,522,000 May 9, 2016 0.12% Official pre-Independence Day estimate
99 Switzerland 8,325,194 December 31, 2015 0.11% Quarterly provisional figure
100 Papua New Guinea 8,083,700 July 1, 2015 0.11% Annual official estimate
-- Hong Kong (China) 7,324,300 December 31, 2015 0.1% Official estimate
101 Bulgaria 7,153,784 December 31, 2015 0.098% Official estimate
102 Togo 7,143,000 July 1, 2016 0.098% Official estimate
103 Serbia[Note 12] 7,114,393 January 1, 2015 0.097% Annual official estimate
104 Paraguay 6,854,536 2016 0.094% Official estimate
105 Sierra Leone 6,592,000 July 1, 2016 0.09% UN projection
106 El Salvador 6,520,675 2016 0.089% Official estimate
107 Laos 6,472,400 March 1, 2015 0.088% Preliminary 2015 census result
108 Libya 6,385,000 July 1, 2016 0.087% Official annual projection
109 Nicaragua 6,262,703 2015 0.086% Official estimate
110 Kyrgyzstan 6,047,800 April 1, 2016 0.083% Official estimate
111 Lebanon 5,988,000 July 1, 2016 0.082% UN projection
112 Denmark 5,717,014 April 1, 2016 0.078% Quarterly official estimate
113 Singapore 5,535,000 July 1, 2015 0.076% Official estimate
114 Finland 5,492,910 May 26, 2016 0.075% Official population clock
115 Slovakia 5,426,252 December 31, 2015 0.074% Official estimate
116 Eritrea 5,352,000 July 1, 2016 0.073% UN projection
117 Norway 5,223,256 April 1, 2016 0.071% Quarterly official estimate
118 Central African Republic 4,998,000 July 1, 2016 0.068% UN projection
119 Costa Rica 4,832,234 June 30, 2015 0.066% Official estimate
120 Palestine 4,816,503 July 1, 2016 0.066% Official estimate
121 Turkmenistan 4,751,120 December 26, 2012 0.065% Preliminary 2012 census result
122 Republic of the Congo 4,741,000 July 1, 2016 0.065% UN projection
123 New Zealand 4,689,350 May 26, 2016 0.064% Official population clock
124 Ireland 4,635,400 April 1, 2015 0.063% Annual official estimate
125 Liberia 4,615,000 July 1, 2016 0.063% UN projection
126 Oman 4,443,391 May 20, 2016 0.061% Official estimate
-- Puntland (Somalia) 4,284,633 May 27, 2015 0.058% Official estimate
127 Croatia 4,225,316 December 31, 2014 0.058% Annual official estimate
128 Kuwait 4,183,658 June 30, 2015 0.057% Official estimate
-- Somaliland (Somalia) 3,850,000 2009 0.053% Official estimate
129 Panama 3,814,672 July 1, 2016 0.052% Official estimate
130 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,791,622 October 15, 2013 0.052% Preliminary 2013 census result
131 Georgia[Note 13] 3,720,400 January 1, 2016 0.051% Annual official estimate
132 Mauritania 3,718,678 July 1, 2016 0.051% Annual official projection
133 Moldova[Note 14] 3,553,100 January 1, 2016 0.049% Official estimate
134 Uruguay 3,480,222 June 30, 2016 0.048% Annual official estimate
-- Puerto Rico (U.S.) 3,474,182 July 1, 2015 0.047% Official estimate
-- Tibet (China) 3,239,700 December 31, 2015 0.044% Annual official estimate
135 Mongolia 3,085,400 May 26, 2016 0.042% Official population clock
136 Armenia 2,994,400 April 1, 2016 0.041% Quarterly official estimate
137 Albania 2,886,026 January 1, 2016 0.039% Annual official estimate
138 Lithuania 2,875,593 May 1, 2016 0.039% Monthly official estimate
139 Jamaica 2,723,246 December 31, 2014 0.037% Official estimate
140 Qatar 2,559,267 April 30, 2016 0.035% Monthly official estimate
141 Namibia 2,324,400 July 1, 2016 0.032% Official estimate
142 Botswana 2,141,206 July 1, 2014 0.029% Official estimate
143 Slovenia 2,070,774 May 26, 2016 0.028% Official population clock
144 Macedonia 2,069,172 December 31, 2014 0.028% Official estimate
145 Latvia 1,962,700 May 1, 2016 0.027% Monthly official estimate
146 Lesotho 1,894,194 2011 0.026% Official estimate
147 The Gambia 1,882,450 April 15, 2013 0.026% Preliminary 2013 census result
-- Kosovo[Note 15] 1,836,978 2016 0.025% Official annual projection
148 Gabon 1,802,278 October 5, 2013 0.025% Preliminary 2013 census result
149 Guinea-Bissau 1,547,777 July 1, 2016 0.021% Official projection
150 Bahrain 1,404,900 July 1, 2016 0.019% Official annual projection
151 Trinidad and Tobago 1,349,667 July 1, 2015 0.018% Official estimate
152 Estonia 1,315,944 January 1, 2016 0.018% Official estimate
153 Mauritius 1,262,879 July 1, 2015 0.017% Official estimate
154 Equatorial Guinea 1,222,442 July 4, 2015 0.017% Preliminary 2015 census result
155 East Timor 1,167,242 July 11, 2015 0.016% Preliminary 2015 census result
156 Swaziland 1,132,657 July 1, 2016 0.015% Official projection
157 Djibouti 900,000 July 1, 2016 0.012% UN projection
158 Fiji 867,000 July 1, 2015 0.0118% Annual official estimate
159 Cyprus[Note 16] 847,000 December 31, 2014 0.012% Official estimate
-- Proposed flag of Réunion (VAR).svg Réunion (France) 843,529 January 1, 2015 0.0115% Annual official estimate
160 Comoros 806,153 July 1, 2016 0.011% Official estimate
161 Bhutan 774,040 May 26, 2016 0.0106% Official population clock
162 Guyana 746,900 July 1, 2013 0.01% Official estimate
-- Macau (China) 649,100 March 31, 2015 0.009% Official quarterly estimate
163 Solomon Islands 642,000 July 1, 2015 0.009% Annual official estimate
164 Montenegro 621,810 July 1, 2014 0.008% Official estimate
165 Luxembourg 576,200 December 31, 2015 0.0079% Annual official estimate
166 Suriname 534,189 August 13, 2012 0.0073% Preliminary 2012 census result
167 Cape Verde 531,239 July 1, 2016 0.0073% Official annual projection
168 Western Sahara[Note 17] 510,713 September 1, 2014 0.007% Preliminary 2014 census result
-- Transnistria[Note 18] 505,153 January 1, 2014 0.007% Official estimate
169 Malta 425,384 December 31, 2013 0.0058% Official estimate
170 Brunei 411,900 July 1, 2014 0.0056% Official annual estimate
-- Guadeloupe (France) 400,132 January 1, 2015 0.0055% Annual official estimate
171 The Bahamas 393,000 July 1, 2016 0.0054% UN projection
-- Martinique (France) 378,243 January 1, 2015 0.0052% Annual official estimate
172 Belize 368,310 June 1, 2015 0.005% Official estimate
173 Maldives 344,023 September 20, 2014 0.0047% Preliminary 2014 census result
174 Iceland 332,529 January 1, 2016 0.0045% Annual official estimate
-- Northern Cyprus[Note 19] 294,396 December 4, 2011 0.004% 2011 census result
175 Barbados 285,000 July 1, 2013 0.0039% Official estimate
176 Vanuatu 277,500 July 1, 2015 0.0038% Annual official estimate
-- French Polynesia (France) 271,800 December 31, 2014 0.0037% Official estimate
-- New Caledonia (France) 268,767 August 26, 2014 0.0037% Preliminary 2014 census result
-- French Guiana (France) 254,541 January 1, 2015 0.0035% Annual official estimate
-- Abkhazia[Note 20] 240,705 February 28, 2011 0.0033% 2011 census result
-- Mayotte (France) 226,915 January 1, 2015 0.0031% Annual official estimate
177 Samoa 187,820 November 7, 2011 0.0026% 2011 census result
178 São Tomé and Príncipe 187,356 May 13, 2012 0.0026% 2012 census result
179 Saint Lucia 186,000 July 1, 2016 0.0025% UN projection
-- Guam (U.S.) 184,200 July 1, 2015 0.0025% Annual official estimate
-- Curaçao (Netherlands) 154,843 January 1, 2014 0.0021% Annual official estimate
-- Flag of Nagorno-Karabakh.svg Nagorno-Karabakh Republic[Note 21] 148,900 2014 0.002% Official estimate
180 Kiribati 113,400 July 1, 2015 0.0015% Annual official estimate
181 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,991 June 12, 2012 0.0015% Preliminary 2012 census result
-- Aruba (Netherlands) 107,394 October 31, 2014 0.0015% Official quarterly estimate
-- United States Virgin Islands (U.S.) 106,000 July 1, 2016 0.0014% UN projection
182 Grenada 103,328 May 12, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
183 Tonga 103,252 November 30, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
184 Federated States of Micronesia 102,800 July 1, 2015 0.0014% Annual official estimate
-- Jersey (UK) 100,800 December 31, 2014 0.0014% Annual official estimate
185 Seychelles 91,400 July 1, 2014 0.0012% Annual official estimate
186 Antigua and Barbuda 86,295 May 27, 2011 0.0012% Preliminary 2011 census result
-- Isle of Man (UK) 84,497 March 27, 2011 0.0012% 2011 census result
187 Andorra 78,014 December 31, 2015 0.0011% Annual official estimate
188 Dominica 71,293 May 14, 2011 0.00097% Preliminary 2011 census result
-- Guernsey (UK) 65,150 March 31, 2014 0.00089% Annual official estimate
-- Bermuda (UK) 61,954 July 1, 2013 0.00085% Official estimate
-- Cayman Islands (UK) 58,238 December 31, 2014 0.0008% Official estimate
-- American Samoa (U.S.) 57,100 July 1, 2015 0.00078% Annual official estimate
-- Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.) 56,940 July 1, 2015 0.00078% Annual official estimate
-- Greenland (Denmark) 55,847 January 1, 2016 0.00076% Annual official estimate
189 Marshall Islands 54,880 July 1, 2015 0.00075% Annual official estimate
-- South Ossetia[Note 22] 53,559 October 15, 2015 0.00073% Official estimate
-- Faroe Islands (Denmark) 49,235 February 1, 2016 0.00067% Monthly official estimate
190 Saint Kitts and Nevis 46,204 May 15, 2011 0.00063% 2011 census result
-- Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 38,247 January 1, 2015 0.00052% Official estimate
191 Monaco 38,400 December 31, 2015 0.00052% Annual official estimate
192 Liechtenstein 37,623 December 31, 2015 0.00051% Semi annual official estimate
-- Flag of Saint-Martin (fictional).svg Saint-Martin (France) 36,522 January 1, 2015 0.0005% Annual official estimate
-- Gibraltar (UK) 33,140 December 31, 2014 0.00045% Annual official estimate
193 San Marino 33,005 December 31, 2015 0.00045% Monthly official estimate
-- Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 31,458 January 25, 2012 0.00043% 2012 census result
-- British Virgin Islands (UK) 28,514 July 1, 2013 0.00039% Official estimate
194 Cook Islands 19,100 June 1, 2015 0.00026% Official estimate
-- Flag of Bonaire.svg Bonaire (Netherlands) 18,905 January 1, 2015 0.00026% Official estimate
195 Palau 17,950 July 1, 2015 0.00025% Annual official estimate
-- Anguilla (UK) 13,452 May 11, 2011 0.00018% Preliminary 2011 census result
-- Wallis and Futuna (France) 11,750 July 1, 2015 0.00016% Annual official estimate
196 Tuvalu 10,640 November 4, 2012 0.00015% 2012 census result
197 Nauru 10,084 October 30, 2011 0.00014% 2011 census result
-- Saint Barthélemy (France) 9,269 January 1, 2012 0.00013% Annual official estimate
-- Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 6,069 January 1, 2012 0.000083% Annual official estimate
-- Montserrat (UK) 4,922 May 12, 2011 0.000067% 2011 census result
-- Flag of Saint Helena.svg Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 4,255 February 10, 2008 0.000058% 2008 census result
-- Flag of Sint Eustatius.svg Sint Eustatius (Netherlands) 3,877 January 1, 2015 0.000053% Official estimate
-- Falkland Islands (UK) 2,563 April 15, 2012 0.000035% 2012 census result
-- Norfolk Island (Australia) 2,302 August 9, 2011 0.000031% 2011 census result
-- Christmas Island (Australia) 2,072 August 9, 2011 0.000028% 2011 census result
-- Flag of Saba.svg Saba (Netherlands) 1,811 January 1, 2015 0.000025% Official estimate
198 Niue 1,470 July 1, 2015 0.000020% Annual official estimate
-- Tokelau (NZ) 1,411 October 18, 2011 0.000019% 2011 census result
199 Vatican City 839 July 1, 2012 0.000011% Official estimate
-- Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 550 August 9, 2011 0.0000075% 2011 census result
-- French Southern and Antarctic Lands (France) 140 2013 0.000000191%
-- Pitcairn Islands (UK) 56 July 1, 2014 0.000000076% Official estimate
-- South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (UK) 29 2006 0.000000041%

See also[edit]

Lists of countries by population

Continentals

Intercontinental

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 6.92% of the world's population — see "Eurostat-Tables,Graphs and Maps Interface(TGM)table". European Commission. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ The census figure refers to mainland China (including autonomous regions of Tibet), excluding its special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, the former of which returned to Chinese sovereignty on 1 July 1997 and the latter on 20 December 1999.
  3. ^ Population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  4. ^ Including Crimea and Sevastopol.
  5. ^ Including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte and Réunion.
  6. ^ Including Zanzibar.
  7. ^ Excluding Crimea and Sevastopol.
  8. ^ 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 34,848,242 inhabitants.
  9. ^ Taiwan (Republic of China) also includes the minor islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Pescadores, etc.
  10. ^ Projection made before civil war. Casualties are estimated at well over 200,000 until the end of November 2014.
  11. ^ Includes Puntland and Somaliland.
  12. ^ Excludes Kosovo
  13. ^ Excludes Abkhazia (242,862, census 2011) and South Ossetia (53,559, census 2015).
  14. ^ Excludes (statistica.md.2010.pdf) Transnistria (505,153, census 2014).
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ Excludes Northern Cyprus (294,396, census 2011) ([1]).
  17. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  18. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Moldova.
  19. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Cyprus.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Azerbaijan.
  22. ^ 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. ^ "World Population Clocks". 21 March 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 
  2. ^ "China's Population: The Most Surprising Demographic Crisis". The Economist. 2013. 
  3. ^ "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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