List of countries by population (United Nations)

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Statistical regions as defined by the United Nations Statistics Division.[1] Antarctica is omitted.

This is a list of independent countries and inhabited dependent territories by total population, based on estimates and projections published by the United Nations in the 2015 revision of World Population Prospects. Figures refer to the de facto population in a country or area projected according to the "medium fertility" scenario.

Countries and areas ranked by population in 2016
Rank Country or area UN continental
region
[1]
UN statistical
region
[1]
Population
(1 July 2016)[2]
Population
(1 July 2015)[2]
Change
World 7,432,663,275 7,349,472,099 +1.1%
1  China Asia Eastern Asia 1,382,323,332 1,376,048,943 +0.5%
2  India Asia Southern Asia 1,326,801,576 1,311,050,527 +1.2%
3  United States Americas Northern America 324,118,787 321,773,631 +0.7%
4  Indonesia Asia South-Eastern Asia 260,581,100 257,563,815 +1.2%
5  Brazil Americas South America 209,567,920 207,847,528 +0.8%
6  Pakistan Asia Southern Asia 192,826,502 188,924,874 +2.1%
7  Nigeria Africa Western Africa 186,987,563 182,201,962 +2.6%
8  Bangladesh Asia Southern Asia 162,910,864 160,995,642 +1.2%
9  Russia Europe Eastern Europe 143,439,832 143,456,918 0.0%
10  Mexico Americas Central America 128,632,004 127,017,224 +1.3%
11  Japan Asia Eastern Asia 126,323,715 126,573,481 −0.2%
12  Philippines Asia South-Eastern Asia 102,250,133 100,699,395 +1.5%
13  Ethiopia Africa Eastern Africa 101,853,268 99,390,750 +2.5%
14  Vietnam Asia South-Eastern Asia 94,444,200 93,447,601 +1.1%
15  Egypt Africa Northern Africa 93,383,574 91,508,084 +2.0%
16  Germany Europe Western Europe 80,682,351 80,688,545 0.0%
17  Iran Asia Southern Asia 80,043,146 79,109,272 +1.2%
18  Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa Middle Africa 79,722,624 77,266,814 +3.2%
19  Turkey Asia Western Asia 79,622,062 78,665,830 +1.2%
20  Thailand Asia South-Eastern Asia 68,146,609 67,959,359 +0.3%
21  United Kingdom Europe Northern Europe 65,111,143 64,715,810 +0.6%
22  France Europe Western Europe 64,668,129 64,395,345 +0.4%
23  Italy Europe Southern Europe 59,801,004 59,797,685 0.0%
24  Tanzania[a] Africa Eastern Africa 55,155,473 53,470,420 +3.2%
25  South Africa Africa Southern Africa 54,978,907 54,490,406 +0.9%
26  Myanmar Asia South-Eastern Asia 54,363,426 53,897,154 +0.9%
27  South Korea Asia Eastern Asia 50,503,933 50,293,439 +0.4%
28  Colombia Americas South America 48,654,392 48,228,704 +0.9%
29  Kenya Africa Eastern Africa 47,251,449 46,050,302 +2.6%
30  Spain Europe Southern Europe 46,064,604 46,121,699 −0.1%
31  Ukraine Europe Eastern Europe 44,624,373 44,823,765 −0.4%
32  Argentina Americas South America 43,847,277 43,416,755 +1.0%
33  Sudan Africa Northern Africa 41,175,541 40,234,882 +2.3%
34  Algeria Africa Northern Africa 40,375,954 39,666,519 +1.8%
35  Uganda Africa Eastern Africa 40,322,768 39,032,383 +3.3%
36  Poland Europe Eastern Europe 38,593,161 38,611,794 0.0%
37  Iraq Asia Western Asia 37,547,686 36,423,395 +3.1%
38  Canada Americas Northern America 36,286,378 35,939,927 +1.0%
39  Morocco Africa Northern Africa 34,817,065 34,377,511 +1.3%
40  Afghanistan Asia Southern Asia 33,369,945 32,526,562 +2.6%
41  Saudi Arabia Asia Western Asia 32,157,974 31,540,372 +2.0%
42  Peru Americas South America 31,774,225 31,376,670 +1.3%
43  Venezuela Americas South America 31,518,855 31,108,083 +1.3%
44  Malaysia Asia South-Eastern Asia 30,751,602 30,331,007 +1.4%
45  Uzbekistan Asia Central Asia 30,300,446 29,893,488 +1.4%
46    Nepal Asia Southern Asia 28,850,717 28,513,700 +1.2%
47  Mozambique Africa Eastern Africa 28,751,362 27,977,863 +2.8%
48  Ghana Africa Western Africa 28,033,375 27,409,893 +2.3%
49  Yemen Asia Western Asia 27,477,600 26,832,215 +2.4%
50  Angola Africa Middle Africa 25,830,958 25,021,974 +3.2%
51  North Korea Asia Eastern Asia 25,281,327 25,155,317 +0.5%
52  Madagascar Africa Eastern Africa 24,915,822 24,235,390 +2.8%
53  Australia[b] Oceania Australia and New Zealand 24,309,330 23,968,973 +1.4%
54  Cameroon Africa Middle Africa 23,924,407 23,344,179 +2.5%
55  Taiwan[c] Asia Eastern Asia 23,395,600 23,381,038 +0.1%
56  Côte d'Ivoire Africa Western Africa 23,254,184 22,701,556 +2.4%
57  Sri Lanka Asia Southern Asia 20,810,816 20,715,010 +0.5%
58  Niger Africa Western Africa 20,715,285 19,899,120 +4.1%
59  Romania Europe Eastern Europe 19,372,734 19,511,324 −0.7%
60  Burkina Faso Africa Western Africa 18,633,725 18,105,570 +2.9%
61  Syrian Arab Republic Asia Western Asia 18,563,595 18,502,413 +0.3%
62  Mali Africa Western Africa 18,134,835 17,599,694 +3.0%
63  Chile Americas South America 18,131,850 17,948,141 +1.0%
64  Kazakhstan Asia Central Asia 17,855,384 17,625,226 +1.3%
65  Malawi Africa Eastern Africa 17,749,826 17,215,232 +3.1%
66  Netherlands Europe Western Europe 16,979,729 16,924,929 +0.3%
67  Zambia Africa Eastern Africa 16,717,332 16,211,767 +3.1%
68  Guatemala Americas Central America 16,672,956 16,342,897 +2.0%
69  Ecuador Americas South America 16,385,450 16,144,363 +1.5%
70  Zimbabwe Africa Eastern Africa 15,966,810 15,602,751 +2.3%
71  Cambodia Asia South-Eastern Asia 15,827,241 15,577,899 +1.6%
72  Senegal Africa Western Africa 15,589,485 15,129,273 +3.0%
73  Chad Africa Middle Africa 14,496,739 14,037,472 +3.3%
74  Guinea Africa Western Africa 12,947,122 12,608,590 +2.7%
75  South Sudan Africa Eastern Africa 12,733,427 12,339,812 +3.2%
76  Rwanda Africa Eastern Africa 11,882,766 11,609,666 +2.4%
77  Burundi Africa Eastern Africa 11,552,561 11,178,921 +3.3%
78  Cuba Americas Caribbean 11,392,889 11,389,562 0.0%
79  Tunisia Africa Northern Africa 11,375,220 11,253,554 +1.1%
80  Belgium Europe Western Europe 11,371,928 11,299,192 +0.6%
81  Benin Africa Western Africa 11,166,658 10,879,829 +2.6%
82  Somalia Africa Eastern Africa 11,079,013 10,787,104 +2.7%
83  Greece Europe Southern Europe 10,919,459 10,954,617 −0.3%
84  Bolivia Americas South America 10,888,402 10,724,705 +1.5%
85  Haiti Americas Caribbean 10,848,175 10,711,067 +1.3%
86  Dominican Republic Americas Caribbean 10,648,613 10,528,391 +1.1%
87  Czech Republic Europe Eastern Europe 10,548,058 10,543,186 0.0%
88  Portugal Europe Southern Europe 10,304,434 10,349,803 −0.4%
89  Azerbaijan[d] Asia Western Asia 9,868,447 9,753,968 +1.2%
90  Sweden Europe Northern Europe 9,851,852 9,779,426 +0.7%
91  Hungary Europe Eastern Europe 9,821,318 9,855,023 −0.3%
92  Belarus Europe Eastern Europe 9,481,521 9,495,826 −0.2%
93  United Arab Emirates Asia Western Asia 9,266,971 9,156,963 +1.2%
94  Serbia[e] Europe Southern Europe 8,812,705 8,850,975 −0.4%
95  Tajikistan Asia Central Asia 8,669,464 8,481,855 +2.2%
96  Austria Europe Western Europe 8,569,633 8,544,586 +0.3%
97   Switzerland Europe Western Europe 8,379,477 8,298,663 +1.0%
98  Israel Asia Western Asia 8,192,463 8,064,036 +1.6%
99  Honduras Americas Central America 8,189,501 8,075,060 +1.4%
100  Papua New Guinea Oceania Melanesia 7,776,115 7,619,321 +2.1%
101  Jordan Asia Western Asia 7,747,800 7,594,547 +2.0%
102  Togo Africa Western Africa 7,496,833 7,304,578 +2.6%
103  Hong Kong Asia Eastern Asia 7,346,248 7,287,983 +0.8%
104  Bulgaria Europe Eastern Europe 7,097,796 7,149,787 −0.7%
105  Laos Asia South-Eastern Asia 6,918,367 6,802,023 +1.7%
106  Paraguay Americas South America 6,725,430 6,639,123 +1.3%
107  Sierra Leone Africa Western Africa 6,592,102 6,453,184 +2.2%
108  Libya Africa Northern Africa 6,330,159 6,278,438 +0.8%
109  Nicaragua Americas Central America 6,150,035 6,082,032 +1.1%
110  El Salvador Americas Central America 6,146,419 6,126,583 +0.3%
111  Kyrgyzstan Asia Central Asia 6,033,769 5,939,962 +1.6%
112  Lebanon Asia Western Asia 5,988,153 5,850,743 +2.3%
113  Singapore Asia South-Eastern Asia 5,696,506 5,603,740 +1.7%
114  Denmark Europe Northern Europe 5,690,750 5,669,081 +0.4%
115  Finland Europe Northern Europe 5,523,904 5,503,457 +0.4%
116  Turkmenistan Asia Central Asia 5,438,670 5,373,502 +1.2%
117  Slovakia Europe Eastern Europe 5,429,418 5,426,258 +0.1%
118  Eritrea Africa Eastern Africa 5,351,680 5,227,791 +2.4%
119  Norway Europe Northern Europe 5,271,958 5,210,967 +1.2%
120  Central African Republic Africa Middle Africa 4,998,493 4,900,274 +2.0%
121  Costa Rica Americas Central America 4,857,218 4,807,850 +1.0%
122  Palestine[f] Asia Western Asia 4,797,239 4,668,466 +2.8%
123  Congo Africa Middle Africa 4,740,992 4,620,330 +2.6%
124  Ireland Europe Northern Europe 4,713,993 4,688,465 +0.5%
125  Oman Asia Western Asia 4,654,471 4,490,541 +3.7%
126  Liberia Africa Western Africa 4,615,222 4,503,438 +2.5%
127  New Zealand Oceania Australia and New Zealand 4,565,185 4,528,526 +0.8%
128  Croatia Europe Southern Europe 4,225,001 4,240,317 −0.4%
129  Mauritania Africa Western Africa 4,166,463 4,067,564 +2.4%
130  Moldova[g] Europe Eastern Europe 4,062,862 4,068,897 −0.1%
131  Kuwait Asia Western Asia 4,007,146 3,892,115 +3.0%
132  Panama Americas Central America 3,990,406 3,929,141 +1.6%
133  Georgia[h] Asia Western Asia 3,979,781 3,999,812 −0.5%
134  Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Southern Europe 3,802,134 3,810,416 −0.2%
135  Puerto Rico Americas Caribbean 3,680,772 3,683,238 −0.1%
136  Uruguay Americas South America 3,444,071 3,431,555 +0.4%
137  Armenia Asia Western Asia 3,026,048 3,017,712 +0.3%
138  Mongolia Asia Eastern Asia 3,006,444 2,959,134 +1.6%
139  Albania Europe Southern Europe 2,903,700 2,896,679 +0.2%
140  Lithuania Europe Northern Europe 2,850,030 2,878,405 −1.0%
141  Jamaica Americas Caribbean 2,803,362 2,793,335 +0.4%
142  Namibia Africa Southern Africa 2,513,981 2,458,830 +2.2%
143  Botswana Africa Southern Africa 2,303,820 2,262,485 +1.8%
144  Qatar Asia Western Asia 2,291,368 2,235,355 +2.5%
145  Lesotho Africa Southern Africa 2,160,309 2,135,022 +1.2%
146  Republic of Macedonia Europe Southern Europe 2,081,012 2,078,453 +0.1%
147  Slovenia Europe Southern Europe 2,069,362 2,067,526 +0.1%
148  Gambia Africa Western Africa 2,054,986 1,990,924 +3.2%
149  Latvia Europe Northern Europe 1,955,742 1,970,503 −0.7%
150  Guinea-Bissau Africa Western Africa 1,888,429 1,844,325 +2.4%
151  Gabon Africa Middle Africa 1,763,142 1,725,292 +2.2%
152  Bahrain Asia Western Asia 1,396,829 1,377,237 +1.4%
153  Trinidad and Tobago Americas Caribbean 1,364,973 1,360,088 +0.4%
154  Estonia Europe Northern Europe 1,309,104 1,312,558 −0.3%
155  Swaziland Africa Southern Africa 1,304,063 1,286,970 +1.3%
156  Mauritius Africa Eastern Africa 1,277,459 1,273,212 +0.3%
157  Timor-Leste Asia South-Eastern Asia 1,211,245 1,184,765 +2.2%
158  Cyprus[i] Europe Southern Europe 1,176,598 1,165,300 +1.0%
159  Djibouti Africa Eastern Africa 899,598 887,861 +1.3%
160  Fiji Oceania Melanesia 897,537 892,145 +0.6%
161  Equatorial Guinea Africa Middle Africa 869,587 845,060 +2.9%
162  Réunion Africa Eastern Africa 867,214 861,154 +0.7%
163  Comoros Africa Eastern Africa 807,118 788,474 +2.4%
164  Bhutan Asia Southern Asia 784,103 774,830 +1.2%
165  Guyana Americas South America 770,610 767,085 +0.5%
166  Montenegro Europe Southern Europe 626,101 625,781 +0.1%
167  Macau Asia Eastern Asia 597,126 587,606 +1.6%
168  Solomon Islands Oceania Melanesia 594,934 583,591 +1.9%
169  Western Sahara Africa Northern Africa 584,206 572,540 +2.0%
170  Luxembourg Europe Western Europe 576,243 567,110 +1.6%
171  Suriname Americas South America 547,610 542,975 +0.9%
172  Cabo Verde Africa Western Africa 526,993 520,502 +1.2%
173  Guadeloupe[j] Americas Caribbean 470,547 468,450 +0.4%
174  Brunei Asia South-Eastern Asia 428,874 423,188 +1.3%
175  Malta Europe Southern Europe 419,615 418,670 +0.2%
176  Martinique Americas Caribbean 396,364 396,425 0.0%
177  Bahamas Americas Caribbean 392,718 388,019 +1.2%
178  Maldives Asia Southern Asia 369,812 363,657 +1.7%
179  Belize Americas Central America 366,942 359,287 +2.1%
180  Iceland Europe Northern Europe 331,778 329,425 +0.7%
181  French Polynesia Oceania Polynesia 285,735 282,764 +1.1%
182  Barbados Americas Caribbean 285,006 284,215 +0.3%
183  French Guiana Americas South America 275,688 268,606 +2.6%
184  Vanuatu Oceania Melanesia 270,470 264,652 +2.2%
185  New Caledonia Oceania Melanesia 266,431 263,118 +1.3%
186  Mayotte Africa Eastern Africa 246,496 240,015 +2.7%
187  Samoa Oceania Polynesia 194,523 193,228 +0.7%
188  Sao Tome and Principe Africa Middle Africa 194,390 190,344 +2.1%
189  Saint Lucia Americas Caribbean 186,383 184,999 +0.7%
190  Guam Oceania Micronesia 172,094 169,885 +1.3%
191  Guernsey and  Jersey Europe Northern Europe 164,466 163,692 +0.5%
192  Curaçao Americas Caribbean 158,635 157,203 +0.9%
193  Kiribati Oceania Micronesia 114,405 112,423 +1.8%
194  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Americas Caribbean 109,644 109,462 +0.2%
195  Grenada Americas Caribbean 107,327 106,825 +0.5%
196  Tonga Oceania Polynesia 106,915 106,170 +0.7%
197  United States Virgin Islands Americas Caribbean 106,415 106,291 +0.1%
198  Federated States of Micronesia Oceania Micronesia 104,966 104,460 +0.5%
199  Aruba Americas Caribbean 104,263 103,889 +0.4%
200  Seychelles Africa Eastern Africa 97,026 96,471 +0.6%
201  Antigua and Barbuda Americas Caribbean 92,738 91,818 +1.0%
202  Isle of Man Europe Northern Europe 88,421 87,780 +0.7%
203  Dominica Americas Caribbean 73,016 72,680 +0.5%
204  Andorra Europe Southern Europe 69,165 70,473 −1.9%
205  Bermuda Americas Northern America 61,662 62,004 −0.6%
206  Cayman Islands Americas Caribbean 60,764 59,967 +1.3%
207  Greenland Americas Northern America 56,196 56,186 0.0%
208  Saint Kitts and Nevis Americas Caribbean 56,183 55,572 +1.1%
209  American Samoa Oceania Polynesia 55,602 55,538 +0.1%
210  Northern Mariana Islands Oceania Micronesia 55,389 55,070 +0.6%
211  Marshall Islands Oceania Micronesia 53,069 52,993 +0.1%
212  Faroe Islands Europe Northern Europe 48,239 48,199 +0.1%
213  Sint Maarten Americas Caribbean 39,538 38,745 +2.0%
214  Monaco Europe Western Europe 37,863 37,731 +0.3%
215  Liechtenstein Europe Western Europe 37,776 37,531 +0.7%
216  Turks and Caicos Islands Americas Caribbean 34,904 34,339 +1.6%
217  Gibraltar Europe Southern Europe 32,373 32,217 +0.5%
218  San Marino Europe Southern Europe 31,950 31,781 +0.5%
219  British Virgin Islands Americas Caribbean 30,659 30,117 +1.8%
220  Caribbean Netherlands[k] Americas Caribbean 25,328 24,861 +1.9%
221  Palau Oceania Micronesia 21,501 21,291 +1.0%
222  Cook Islands Oceania Polynesia 20,948 20,833 +0.6%
223  Anguilla Americas Caribbean 14,763 14,614 +1.0%
224  Wallis and Futuna Oceania Polynesia 13,112 13,151 −0.3%
225  Nauru Oceania Micronesia 10,263 10,222 +0.4%
226  Tuvalu Oceania Polynesia 9,943 9,916 +0.3%
227  Saint Pierre and Miquelon Americas Northern America 6,301 6,288 +0.2%
228  Montserrat Americas Caribbean 5,154 5,125 +0.6%
229  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Africa Western Africa 3,956 3,961 −0.1%
230  Falkland Islands Americas South America 2,912 2,903 +0.3%
231  Niue Oceania Polynesia 1,612 1,610 +0.1%
232  Tokelau Oceania Polynesia 1,276 1,250 +2.1%
233   Vatican City[l] Europe Southern Europe 801 800 +0.1%

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Including Zanzibar.
  2. ^ Including Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island.
  3. ^ Listed under "Other non-specified areas."
  4. ^ Including Nagorno-Karabakh.
  5. ^ Including Kosovo.
  6. ^ Including East Jerusalem.
  7. ^ Including Transnistria.
  8. ^ Including Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
  9. ^ Including Northern Cyprus.
  10. ^ Including Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin.
  11. ^ Refers to Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius.
  12. ^ Listed as "Holy See."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Definition of Regions". World Population Prospects, the 2015 Revision. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, Population Estimates and Projections Section. July 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Total Population - Both Sexes". World Population Prospects, the 2015 Revision. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, Population Estimates and Projections Section. July 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 

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