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 2017 revision of World Population Prospects. Figures refer to the de facto population in a country or area projected according to the "medium fertility" scenario.

List[edit]

Countries and areas ranked by population in 2017
Rank Country or area UN continental
region
[1]
UN statistical
region
[1]
Population
(1 July 2016)[2]
Population
(1 July 2017)[2]
Change
World 7,466,964,280 7,550,262,101 +1.1%
1  China[a] Asia Eastern Asia 1,403,500,365 1,409,517,397 +0.4%
2  India Asia Southern Asia 1,324,171,354 1,339,180,127 +1.1%
3  United States Americas Northern America 322,179,605 324,459,463 +0.7%
4  Indonesia Asia South-Eastern Asia 261,115,456 263,991,379 +1.1%
5  Brazil Americas South America 207,652,865 209,288,278 +0.8%
6  Pakistan Asia Southern Asia 193,203,476 197,015,955 +2.0%
7  Nigeria Africa Western Africa 185,989,640 190,886,311 +2.6%
8  Bangladesh Asia Southern Asia 162,951,560 164,669,751 +1.1%
9  Russia Europe Eastern Europe 143,964,513 143,989,754 0.0%
10  Mexico Americas Central America 127,540,423 129,163,276 +1.3%
11  Japan Asia Eastern Asia 127,748,513 127,484,450 −0.2%
12  Ethiopia Africa Eastern Africa 102,403,196 104,957,438 +2.5%
13  Philippines Asia South-Eastern Asia 103,320,222 104,918,090 +1.5%
14  Egypt Africa Northern Africa 95,688,681 97,553,151 +1.9%
15  Vietnam Asia South-Eastern Asia 94,569,072 95,540,800 +1.0%
16  Germany Europe Western Europe 81,914,672 82,114,224 +0.2%
17  Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa Middle Africa 78,736,153 81,339,988 +3.3%
18  Iran Asia Southern Asia 80,277,428 81,162,788 +1.1%
19  Turkey Asia Western Asia 79,512,426 80,745,020 +1.6%
20  Thailand Asia South-Eastern Asia 68,863,514 69,037,513 +0.3%
21  United Kingdom Europe Northern Europe 65,788,574 66,181,585 +0.6%
22  France Europe Western Europe 64,720,690 64,979,548 +0.4%
23  Italy Europe Southern Europe 59,429,938 59,359,900 −0.1%
24  Tanzania[b] Africa Eastern Africa 55,572,201 57,310,019 +3.1%
25  South Africa Africa Southern Africa 56,015,473 56,717,156 +1.3%
26  Myanmar Asia South-Eastern Asia 52,885,223 53,370,609 +0.9%
27  South Korea Asia Eastern Asia 50,791,919 50,982,212 +0.4%
28  Kenya Africa Eastern Africa 48,461,567 49,699,862 +2.6%
29  Colombia Americas South America 48,653,419 49,065,615 +0.8%
30  Spain[c] Europe Southern Europe 46,347,576 46,354,321 0.0%
31  Argentina Americas South America 43,847,430 44,271,041 +1.0%
32  Ukraine[d] Europe Eastern Europe 44,438,625 44,222,947 −0.5%
33  Uganda Africa Eastern Africa 41,487,965 42,862,958 +3.3%
34  Algeria Africa Northern Africa 40,606,052 41,318,142 +1.8%
35  Sudan Africa Northern Africa 39,578,828 40,533,330 +2.4%
36  Iraq Asia Western Asia 37,202,572 38,274,618 +2.9%
37  Poland Europe Eastern Europe 38,224,410 38,170,712 −0.1%
38  Canada Americas Northern America 36,289,822 36,624,199 +0.9%
39  Morocco Africa Northern Africa 35,276,786 35,739,580 +1.3%
40  Afghanistan Asia Southern Asia 34,656,032 35,530,081 +2.5%
41  Saudi Arabia Asia Western Asia 32,275,687 32,938,213 +2.1%
42  Peru Americas South America 31,773,839 32,165,485 +1.2%
43  Venezuela Americas South America 31,568,179 31,977,065 +1.3%
44  Uzbekistan Asia Central Asia 31,446,795 31,910,641 +1.5%
45  Malaysia[e] Asia South-Eastern Asia 31,187,265 31,624,264 +1.4%
46  Angola Africa Middle Africa 28,813,463 29,784,193 +3.4%
47  Mozambique Africa Eastern Africa 28,829,476 29,668,834 +2.9%
48    Nepal Asia Southern Asia 28,982,771 29,304,998 +1.1%
49  Ghana Africa Western Africa 28,206,728 28,833,629 +2.2%
50  Yemen Asia Western Asia 27,584,213 28,250,420 +2.4%
51  Madagascar Africa Eastern Africa 24,894,551 25,570,895 +2.7%
52  North Korea Asia Eastern Asia 25,368,620 25,490,965 +0.5%
53  Australia[f] Oceania Australia and New Zealand 24,125,848 24,450,561 +1.3%
54  Côte d'Ivoire Africa Western Africa 23,695,919 24,294,750 +2.5%
55  Cameroon Africa Middle Africa 23,439,189 24,053,727 +2.6%
56  Taiwan[g] Asia Eastern Asia 23,556,706 23,626,456 +0.3%
57  Niger Africa Western Africa 20,672,987 21,477,348 +3.9%
58  Sri Lanka Asia Southern Asia 20,798,492 20,876,917 +0.4%
59  Romania Europe Eastern Europe 19,778,083 19,679,306 −0.5%
60  Burkina Faso Africa Western Africa 18,646,433 19,193,382 +2.9%
61  Malawi Africa Eastern Africa 18,091,575 18,622,104 +2.9%
62  Mali Africa Western Africa 17,994,837 18,541,980 +3.0%
63  Syria Asia Western Asia 18,430,453 18,269,868 −0.9%
64  Kazakhstan Asia Central Asia 17,987,736 18,204,499 +1.2%
65  Chile Americas South America 17,909,754 18,054,726 +0.8%
66  Zambia Africa Eastern Africa 16,591,390 17,094,130 +3.0%
67  Netherlands Europe Western Europe 16,987,330 17,035,938 +0.3%
68  Guatemala Americas Central America 16,582,469 16,913,503 +2.0%
69  Ecuador Americas South America 16,385,068 16,624,858 +1.5%
70  Zimbabwe Africa Eastern Africa 16,150,362 16,529,904 +2.4%
71  Cambodia Asia South-Eastern Asia 15,762,370 16,005,373 +1.5%
72  Senegal Africa Western Africa 15,411,614 15,850,567 +2.8%
73  Chad Africa Middle Africa 14,452,543 14,899,994 +3.1%
74  Somalia Africa Eastern Africa 14,317,996 14,742,523 +3.0%
75  Guinea Africa Western Africa 12,395,924 12,717,176 +2.6%
76  South Sudan Africa Eastern Africa 12,230,730 12,575,714 +2.8%
77  Rwanda Africa Eastern Africa 11,917,508 12,208,407 +2.4%
78  Tunisia Africa Northern Africa 11,403,248 11,532,127 +1.1%
79  Cuba Americas Caribbean 11,475,982 11,484,636 +0.1%
80  Belgium Europe Western Europe 11,358,379 11,429,336 +0.6%
81  Benin Africa Western Africa 10,872,298 11,175,692 +2.8%
82  Greece Europe Southern Europe 11,183,716 11,159,773 −0.2%
83  Bolivia Americas South America 10,887,882 11,051,600 +1.5%
84  Haiti Americas Caribbean 10,847,334 10,981,229 +1.2%
85  Burundi Africa Eastern Africa 10,524,117 10,864,245 +3.2%
86  Dominican Republic Americas Caribbean 10,648,791 10,766,998 +1.1%
87  Czechia Europe Eastern Europe 10,610,947 10,618,303 +0.1%
88  Portugal Europe Southern Europe 10,371,627 10,329,506 −0.4%
89  Sweden Europe Northern Europe 9,837,533 9,910,701 +0.7%
90  Azerbaijan[h] Asia Western Asia 9,725,376 9,827,589 +1.1%
91  Hungary Europe Eastern Europe 9,753,281 9,721,559 −0.3%
92  Jordan Asia Western Asia 9,455,802 9,702,353 +2.6%
93  Belarus Europe Eastern Europe 9,480,042 9,468,338 −0.1%
94  United Arab Emirates Asia Western Asia 9,269,612 9,400,145 +1.4%
95  Honduras Americas Central America 9,112,867 9,265,067 +1.7%
96  Tajikistan Asia Central Asia 8,734,951 8,921,343 +2.1%
97  Serbia[i] Europe Southern Europe 8,820,083 8,790,574 −0.3%
98  Austria Europe Western Europe 8,712,137 8,735,453 +0.3%
99   Switzerland Europe Western Europe 8,401,739 8,476,005 +0.9%
100  Israel Asia Western Asia 8,191,828 8,321,570 +1.6%
101  Papua New Guinea Oceania Melanesia 8,084,991 8,251,162 +2.1%
102  Togo Africa Western Africa 7,606,374 7,797,694 +2.5%
103  Sierra Leone Africa Western Africa 7,396,190 7,557,212 +2.2%
104  Hong Kong Asia Eastern Asia 7,302,843 7,364,883 +0.8%
105  Bulgaria Europe Eastern Europe 7,131,494 7,084,571 −0.7%
106  Laos Asia South-Eastern Asia 6,758,353 6,858,160 +1.5%
107  Paraguay Americas South America 6,725,308 6,811,297 +1.3%
108  El Salvador Americas Central America 6,344,722 6,377,853 +0.5%
109  Libya Africa Northern Africa 6,293,253 6,374,616 +1.3%
110  Nicaragua Americas Central America 6,149,928 6,217,581 +1.1%
111  Lebanon Asia Western Asia 6,006,668 6,082,357 +1.3%
112  Kyrgyzstan Asia Central Asia 5,955,734 6,045,117 +1.5%
113  Turkmenistan Asia Central Asia 5,662,544 5,758,075 +1.7%
114  Denmark Europe Northern Europe 5,711,870 5,733,551 +0.4%
115  Singapore Asia South-Eastern Asia 5,622,455 5,708,844 +1.5%
116  Finland[j] Europe Northern Europe 5,503,132 5,523,231 +0.4%
117  Slovakia Europe Eastern Europe 5,444,218 5,447,662 +0.1%
118  Norway[k] Europe Northern Europe 5,254,694 5,305,383 +1.0%
119  Congo Africa Middle Africa 5,125,821 5,260,750 +2.6%
120  Eritrea Africa Eastern Africa 4,954,645 5,068,831 +2.3%
121  Palestine[l] Asia Western Asia 4,790,705 4,920,724 +2.7%
122  Costa Rica Americas Central America 4,857,274 4,905,769 +1.0%
123  Ireland Europe Northern Europe 4,726,078 4,761,657 +0.8%
124  Liberia Africa Western Africa 4,613,823 4,731,906 +2.6%
125  New Zealand Oceania Australia and New Zealand 4,660,833 4,705,818 +1.0%
126  Central African Republic Africa Middle Africa 4,594,621 4,659,080 +1.4%
127  Oman Asia Western Asia 4,424,762 4,636,262 +4.8%
128  Mauritania Africa Western Africa 4,301,018 4,420,184 +2.8%
129  Croatia Europe Southern Europe 4,213,265 4,189,353 −0.6%
130  Kuwait Asia Western Asia 4,052,584 4,136,528 +2.1%
131  Panama Americas Central America 4,034,119 4,098,587 +1.6%
132  Moldova[m] Europe Eastern Europe 4,059,608 4,051,212 −0.2%
133  Georgia[n] Asia Western Asia 3,925,405 3,912,061 −0.3%
134  Puerto Rico Americas Caribbean 3,667,903 3,663,131 −0.1%
135  Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Southern Europe 3,516,816 3,507,017 −0.3%
136  Uruguay Americas South America 3,444,006 3,456,750 +0.4%
137  Mongolia Asia Eastern Asia 3,027,398 3,075,647 +1.6%
138  Armenia Asia Western Asia 2,924,816 2,930,450 +0.2%
139  Albania Europe Southern Europe 2,926,348 2,930,187 +0.1%
140  Jamaica Americas Caribbean 2,881,355 2,890,299 +0.3%
141  Lithuania Europe Northern Europe 2,908,249 2,890,297 −0.6%
142  Qatar Asia Western Asia 2,569,804 2,639,211 +2.7%
143  Namibia Africa Southern Africa 2,479,713 2,533,794 +2.2%
144  Botswana Africa Southern Africa 2,250,260 2,291,661 +1.8%
145  Lesotho Africa Southern Africa 2,203,821 2,233,339 +1.3%
146  The Gambia Africa Western Africa 2,038,501 2,100,568 +3.0%
147  Republic of Macedonia Europe Southern Europe 2,081,206 2,083,160 +0.1%
148  Slovenia Europe Southern Europe 2,077,862 2,079,976 +0.1%
149  Gabon Africa Middle Africa 1,979,786 2,025,137 +2.3%
150  Latvia Europe Northern Europe 1,970,530 1,949,670 −1.1%
151  Guinea-Bissau Africa Western Africa 1,815,698 1,861,283 +2.5%
152  Bahrain Asia Western Asia 1,425,171 1,492,584 +4.7%
153  Trinidad and Tobago Americas Caribbean 1,364,962 1,369,125 +0.3%
154  Swaziland Africa Southern Africa 1,343,098 1,367,254 +1.8%
155  Estonia Europe Northern Europe 1,312,442 1,309,632 −0.2%
156  Timor-Leste Asia South-Eastern Asia 1,268,671 1,296,311 +2.2%
157  Equatorial Guinea Africa Middle Africa 1,221,490 1,267,689 +3.8%
158  Mauritius[o] Africa Eastern Africa 1,262,132 1,265,138 +0.2%
159  Cyprus[p] Europe Europe 1,170,125 1,179,551 +0.8%
160  Djibouti Africa Eastern Africa 942,333 956,985 +1.6%
161  Fiji Oceania Melanesia 898,760 905,502 +0.8%
162  Réunion Africa Eastern Africa 869,925 876,562 +0.8%
163  Comoros Africa Eastern Africa 795,601 813,912 +2.3%
164  Bhutan Asia Southern Asia 797,765 807,610 +1.2%
165  Guyana Americas South America 773,303 777,859 +0.6%
166  Montenegro Europe Southern Europe 628,615 628,960 +0.1%
167  Macau Asia Eastern Asia 612,167 622,567 +1.7%
168  Solomon Islands Oceania Melanesia 599,419 611,343 +2.0%
169  Luxembourg Europe Western Europe 575,747 583,455 +1.3%
170  Suriname Americas South America 558,368 563,402 +0.9%
171  Western Sahara Africa Northern Africa 538,755 552,628 +2.6%
172  Cabo Verde Africa Western Africa 539,560 546,388 +1.3%
173  Guadeloupe[q] Americas Caribbean 449,975 449,568 −0.1%
174  Maldives Asia Southern Asia 427,756 436,330 +2.0%
175  Malta Europe Southern Europe 429,362 430,835 +0.3%
176  Brunei Asia South-Eastern Asia 423,196 428,697 +1.3%
177  Bahamas Americas Caribbean 391,232 395,361 +1.1%
178  Martinique Americas Caribbean 385,103 384,896 −0.1%
179  Belize Americas Central America 366,954 374,681 +2.1%
180  Iceland Europe Northern Europe 332,474 335,025 +0.8%
181  Barbados Americas Caribbean 284,996 285,719 +0.3%
182  French Polynesia Oceania Polynesia 280,208 283,007 +1.0%
183  French Guiana Americas South America 275,713 282,731 +2.5%
184  New Caledonia Oceania Melanesia 272,677 276,255 +1.3%
185  Vanuatu Oceania Melanesia 270,402 276,244 +2.2%
186  Mayotte Africa Eastern Africa 246,489 253,045 +2.7%
187  Sao Tome and Principe Africa Middle Africa 199,910 204,327 +2.2%
188  Samoa Oceania Polynesia 195,125 196,440 +0.7%
189  Saint Lucia Americas Caribbean 178,015 178,844 +0.5%
190  Guernsey and  Jersey Europe Northern Europe 164,541 165,314 +0.5%
191  Guam Oceania Micronesia 162,896 164,229 +0.8%
192  Curaçao Americas Caribbean 159,371 160,539 +0.7%
193  Kiribati Oceania Micronesia 114,395 116,398 +1.8%
194  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Americas Caribbean 109,643 109,897 +0.2%
195  Tonga Oceania Polynesia 107,122 108,020 +0.8%
196  Grenada Americas Caribbean 107,317 107,825 +0.5%
197  Federated States of Micronesia Oceania Micronesia 104,937 105,544 +0.6%
198  Aruba Americas Caribbean 104,822 105,264 +0.4%
199  United States Virgin Islands Americas Caribbean 104,913 104,901 0.0%
200  Antigua and Barbuda Americas Caribbean 100,963 102,012 +1.0%
201  Seychelles Africa Eastern Africa 94,228 94,737 +0.5%
202  Isle of Man Europe Northern Europe 83,737 84,287 +0.7%
203  Andorra Europe Southern Europe 77,281 76,965 −0.4%
204  Dominica Americas Caribbean 73,543 73,925 +0.5%
205  Cayman Islands Americas Caribbean 60,765 61,559 +1.3%
206  Bermuda Americas Northern America 61,666 61,349 −0.5%
207  Greenland Americas Northern America 56,412 56,480 +0.1%
208  American Samoa Oceania Polynesia 55,599 55,641 +0.1%
209  Saint Kitts and Nevis Americas Caribbean 54,821 55,345 +1.0%
210  Northern Mariana Islands Oceania Micronesia 55,023 55,144 +0.2%
211  Marshall Islands Oceania Micronesia 53,066 53,127 +0.1%
212  Faroe Islands Europe Northern Europe 49,117 49,290 +0.4%
213  Sint Maarten Americas Caribbean 39,537 40,120 +1.5%
214  Monaco Europe Western Europe 38,499 38,695 +0.5%
215  Liechtenstein Europe Western Europe 37,666 37,922 +0.7%
216  Turks and Caicos Islands Americas Caribbean 34,900 35,446 +1.6%
217  Gibraltar Europe Southern Europe 34,408 34,571 +0.5%
218  San Marino Europe Southern Europe 33,203 33,400 +0.6%
219  British Virgin Islands Americas Caribbean 30,661 31,196 +1.7%
220  Caribbean Netherlands[r] Americas Caribbean 25,019 25,398 +1.5%
221  Palau Oceania Micronesia 21,503 21,729 +1.1%
222  Cook Islands Oceania Polynesia 17,379 17,380 0.0%
223  Anguilla Americas Caribbean 14,764 14,909 +1.0%
224  Wallis and Futuna Oceania Polynesia 11,899 11,773 −1.1%
225  Nauru Oceania Micronesia 11,347 11,359 +0.1%
226  Tuvalu Oceania Polynesia 11,097 11,192 +0.9%
227  Saint Pierre and Miquelon Americas Northern America 6,305 6,320 +0.2%
228  Montserrat Americas Caribbean 5,152 5,177 +0.5%
229  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Africa Western Africa 4,035 4,049 +0.3%
230  Falkland Islands Americas South America 2,910 2,910 0.0%
231  Niue Oceania Polynesia 1,624 1,618 −0.4%
232  Tokelau Oceania Polynesia 1,282 1,300 +1.4%
233   Vatican City[s] Europe Southern Europe 801 792 −1.1%

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The UN source document states: "For statistical purposes, the data for China do not include Hong Kong and Macao, Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of China, and Taiwan Province of China."
  2. ^ Including Zanzibar.
  3. ^ Including Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla.
  4. ^ Including Crimea.
  5. ^ Including Sabah and Sarawak.
  6. ^ Including Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island.
  7. ^ Listed as "China, Taiwan Province of China."
  8. ^ Including Nagorno-Karabakh.
  9. ^ Including Kosovo.
  10. ^ Including Åland Islands.
  11. ^ Including Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
  12. ^ Including East Jerusalem.
  13. ^ Including Transnistria.
  14. ^ Including Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
  15. ^ Including Agaléga, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.
  16. ^ Including Northern Cyprus.
  17. ^ Including Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin.
  18. ^ Refers to Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius.
  19. ^ Listed as "Holy See."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Definition of Regions". World Population Prospects, the 2017 Revision. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, Population Estimates and Projections Section. June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Total Population - Both Sexes". World Population Prospects, the 2017 Revision. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, Population Estimates and Projections Section. June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 

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