List of countries by population (United Nations)

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

This is a list of countries and other inhabited areas of the world by total population, based on estimates published by the United Nations in the 2019 revision of World Population Prospects.[2][3] Figures refer to the de facto population in a country or area as shown in the "estimates" section.

List[edit]

Countries and areas ranked by population in 2019
Rank Country or area UN continental
region
[4]
UN statistical
region
[4]
Population
(1 July 2018)[5]
Population
(1 July 2019)[5]
Change
World 7,631,091,040 7,713,468,100 +1.1%
1  China[a] Asia Eastern Asia 1,427,647,786 1,433,783,686 +0.4%
2  India Asia Southern Asia 1,352,642,280 1,366,417,754 +1.0%
3  United States Americas Northern America 327,096,265 329,064,917 +0.6%
4  Indonesia Asia South-eastern Asia 267,670,543 270,625,568 +1.1%
5  Pakistan Asia Southern Asia 212,228,286 216,565,318 +2.0%
6  Brazil Americas South America 209,469,323 211,049,527 +0.8%
7  Nigeria Africa Western Africa 195,874,683 200,963,599 +2.6%
8  Bangladesh Asia Southern Asia 161,376,708 163,046,161 +1.0%
9  Russia Europe Eastern Europe 145,734,038 145,872,256 +0.1%
10  Mexico Americas Central America 126,190,788 127,575,529 +1.1%
11  Japan Asia Eastern Asia 127,202,192 126,860,301 −0.3%
12  Ethiopia Africa Eastern Africa 109,224,414 112,078,730 +2.6%
13  Philippines Asia South-eastern Asia 106,651,394 108,116,615 +1.4%
14  Egypt Africa Northern Africa 98,423,598 100,388,073 +2.0%
15  Vietnam Asia South-eastern Asia 95,545,962 96,462,106 +1.0%
16  Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa Middle Africa 84,068,091 86,790,567 +3.2%
17  Germany Europe Western Europe 83,124,418 83,517,045 +0.5%
18  Turkey Asia Western Asia 82,340,088 83,429,615 +1.3%
19  Iran Asia Southern Asia 81,800,188 82,913,906 +1.4%
20  Thailand Asia South-eastern Asia 68,863,514 69,037,513 +0.3%
21  United Kingdom Europe Northern Europe 67,141,684 67,530,172 +0.6%
22  France[b] Europe Western Europe 64,990,511 65,129,728 +0.2%
23  Italy Europe Southern Europe 60,627,291 60,550,075 −0.1%
24  South Africa Africa Southern Africa 57,792,518 58,558,270 +1.3%
25  Tanzania[c] Africa Eastern Africa 56,313,438 58,005,463 +3.0%
26  Myanmar Asia South-eastern Asia 53,708,320 54,045,420 +0.6%
27  Kenya Africa Eastern Africa 51,392,565 52,573,973 +2.3%
28  South Korea Asia Eastern Asia 51,171,706 51,225,308 +0.1%
29  Colombia Americas South America 49,661,048 50,339,443 +1.4%
30  Spain[d] Europe Southern Europe 46,692,858 46,736,776 +0.1%
31  Argentina Americas South America 44,361,150 44,780,677 +0.9%
32  Uganda Africa Eastern Africa 42,729,036 44,269,594 +3.6%
33  Ukraine[e] Europe Eastern Europe 44,246,156 43,993,638 −0.6%
34  Algeria Africa Northern Africa 42,228,408 43,053,054 +2.0%
35  Sudan Africa Northern Africa 41,801,533 42,813,238 +2.4%
36  Iraq Asia Western Asia 38,433,600 39,309,783 +2.3%
37  Afghanistan Asia Southern Asia 37,171,921 38,041,754 +2.3%
38  Poland Europe Eastern Europe 37,921,592 37,887,768 −0.1%
39  Canada Americas Northern America 37,074,562 37,411,047 +0.9%
40  Morocco Africa Northern Africa 36,029,093 36,471,769 +1.2%
41  Saudi Arabia Asia Western Asia 33,702,756 34,268,528 +1.7%
42  Uzbekistan Asia Central Asia 32,476,244 32,981,716 +1.6%
43  Peru Americas South America 31,989,260 32,510,453 +1.6%
44  Malaysia[f] Asia South-eastern Asia 31,528,033 31,949,777 +1.3%
45  Angola Africa Middle Africa 30,809,787 31,825,295 +3.3%
46  Mozambique Africa Eastern Africa 29,496,004 30,366,036 +2.9%
47  Yemen Asia Western Asia 28,498,683 29,161,922 +2.3%
48  Ghana Africa Western Africa 28,206,728 28,833,629 +2.2%
49    Nepal Asia Southern Asia 28,095,714 28,608,710 +1.8%
50  Venezuela Americas South America 28,887,118 28,515,829 −1.3%
51  Madagascar Africa Eastern Africa 26,262,313 26,969,307 +2.7%
52  North Korea Asia Eastern Asia 25,549,604 25,666,161 +0.5%
53  Ivory Coast Africa Western Africa 25,069,230 25,716,544 +2.6%
54  Cameroon Africa Middle Africa 25,216,267 25,876,380 +2.6%
55  Australia[g] Oceania Australia and New Zealand 24,898,152 25,203,198 +1.2%
56  Taiwan[h] Asia Eastern Asia 23,726,460 23,773,876 +0.2%
57  Niger Africa Western Africa 22,442,822 23,310,715 +3.9%
58  Sri Lanka Asia Southern Asia 21,228,763 21,323,733 +0.4%
59  Burkina Faso Africa Western Africa 19,751,466 20,321,378 +2.9%
60  Mali Africa Western Africa 19,077,749 19,658,031 +3.0%
61  Romania Europe Eastern Europe 19,506,114 19,364,557 −0.7%
62  Malawi Africa Eastern Africa 18,143,217 18,628,747 +2.7%
63  Chile Americas South America 18,729,160 18,952,038 +1.2%
64  Kazakhstan Asia Central Asia 18,319,618 18,551,427 +1.3%
65  Zambia Africa Eastern Africa 17,351,708 17,861,030 +2.9%
66  Guatemala Americas Central America 17,247,849 17,581,472 +1.9%
67  Ecuador Americas South America 17,084,358 17,373,662 +1.7%
68  Netherlands Europe Western Europe 17,059,560 17,097,130 +0.2%
69  Syria Asia Western Asia 16,945,057 17,070,135 +0.7%
70  Cambodia Asia South-eastern Asia 16,249,792 16,486,542 +1.5%
71  Senegal Africa Western Africa 15,854,323 16,296,364 +2.8%
72  Chad Africa Middle Africa 15,477,729 15,946,876 +3.0%
73  Somalia Africa Eastern Africa 15,008,226 15,442,905 +2.9%
74  Zimbabwe Africa Eastern Africa 14,438,802 14,645,468 +1.4%
75  Guinea Africa Western Africa 12,414,293 12,771,246 +2.9%
76  Rwanda Africa Eastern Africa 12,301,970 12,626,950 +2.6%
77  Benin Africa Western Africa 11,485,044 11,801,151 +2.8%
78  Tunisia Africa Northern Africa 11,565,201 11,694,719 +1.1%
79  Belgium Europe Western Europe 11,482,178 11,539,328 +0.5%
80  Bolivia Americas South America 11,353,142 11,513,100 +1.4%
81  Cuba Americas Caribbean 11,338,134 11,333,483 0.0%
82  Haiti Americas Caribbean 11,123,178 11,263,770 +1.3%
83  South Sudan Africa Eastern Africa 10,975,927 11,062,113 +0.8%
84  Burundi Africa Eastern Africa 10,524,117 10,864,245 +3.2%
85  Dominican Republic Americas Caribbean 10,627,141 10,738,958 +1.1%
86  Czech Republic Europe Eastern Europe 10,665,677 10,689,209 +0.2%
87  Greece Europe Southern Europe 10,522,246 10,473,455 −0.5%
88  Portugal Europe Southern Europe 10,256,193 10,226,187 −0.3%
89  Jordan Asia Western Asia 9,965,318 10,101,694 +1.4%
90  Azerbaijan[i] Asia Western Asia 9,949,537 10,047,718 +1.0%
91  Sweden Europe Northern Europe 9,971,638 10,036,379 +0.6%
92  United Arab Emirates Asia Western Asia 9,630,959 9,770,529 +1.4%
93  Honduras Americas Central America 9,587,522 9,746,117 +1.7%
94  Hungary Europe Eastern Europe 9,707,499 9,684,679 −0.2%
95  Belarus Europe Eastern Europe 9,452,617 9,452,411 0.0%
96  Tajikistan Asia Central Asia 9,100,835 9,321,018 +2.4%
97  Austria Europe Western Europe 8,891,388 8,955,102 +0.7%
98  Papua New Guinea Oceania Melanesia 8,606,323 8,776,109 +2.0%
99  Serbia[j] Europe Southern Europe 8,802,754 8,772,235 −0.3%
100   Switzerland Europe Western Europe 8,525,611 8,591,365 +0.8%
101  Israel Asia Western Asia 8,381,516 8,519,377 +1.6%
102  Togo Africa Western Africa 7,889,093 8,082,366 +2.4%
103  Sierra Leone Africa Western Africa 7,650,150 7,813,215 +2.1%
104  Hong Kong Asia Eastern Asia 7,371,730 7,436,154 +0.9%
105  Laos Asia South-eastern Asia 7,061,507 7,169,455 +1.5%
106  Paraguay Americas South America 6,956,066 7,044,636 +1.3%
107  Bulgaria Europe Eastern Europe 7,051,608 7,000,119 −0.7%
108  Lebanon Asia Western Asia 6,859,408 6,855,713 −0.1%
109  Libya Africa Northern Africa 6,678,559 6,777,452 +1.5%
110  Nicaragua Americas Central America 6,465,501 6,545,502 +1.2%
111  El Salvador Americas Central America 6,420,746 6,453,553 +0.5%
112  Kyrgyzstan Asia Central Asia 6,304,030 6,415,850 +1.8%
113  Turkmenistan Asia Central Asia 5,850,901 5,942,089 +1.6%
114  Singapore Asia South-eastern Asia 5,757,499 5,804,337 +0.8%
115  Denmark Europe Northern Europe 5,752,126 5,771,876 +0.3%
116  Finland[k] Europe Northern Europe 5,522,576 5,532,156 +0.2%
117  Slovakia Europe Eastern Europe 5,453,014 5,457,013 +0.1%
118  Congo Africa Middle Africa 5,244,359 5,380,508 +2.6%
119  Norway[l] Europe Northern Europe 5,337,962 5,378,857 +0.8%
120  Costa Rica Americas Central America 4,999,441 5,047,561 +1.0%
121  Palestine[m] Asia Western Asia 4,862,979 4,981,420 +2.4%
122  Oman Asia Western Asia 4,829,473 4,974,986 +3.0%
123  Liberia Africa Western Africa 4,818,973 4,937,374 +2.5%
124  Ireland Europe Northern Europe 4,818,690 4,882,495 +1.3%
125  New Zealand Oceania Australia and New Zealand 4,743,131 4,783,063 +0.8%
126  Central African Republic Africa Middle Africa 4,666,368 4,745,185 +1.7%
127  Mauritania Africa Western Africa 4,403,313 4,525,696 +2.8%
128  Panama Americas Central America 4,176,869 4,246,439 +1.7%
129  Kuwait Asia Western Asia 4,137,312 4,207,083 +1.7%
130  Croatia Europe Southern Europe 4,156,405 4,130,304 −0.6%
131  Moldova[n] Europe Eastern Europe 4,051,944 4,043,263 −0.2%
132  Georgia[o] Asia Western Asia 4,002,942 3,996,765 −0.2%
133  Eritrea Africa Eastern Africa 3,452,786 3,497,117 +1.3%
134  Uruguay Americas South America 3,449,285 3,461,734 +0.4%
135  Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Southern Europe 3,323,925 3,301,000 −0.7%
136  Mongolia Asia Eastern Asia 3,170,216 3,225,167 +1.7%
137  Armenia Asia Western Asia 2,951,745 2,957,731 +0.2%
138  Jamaica Americas Caribbean 2,934,847 2,948,279 +0.5%
139  Puerto Rico Americas Caribbean 3,039,596 2,933,408 −3.5%
140  Albania Europe Southern Europe 2,882,740 2,880,917 −0.1%
141  Qatar Asia Western Asia 2,781,682 2,832,067 +1.8%
142  Lithuania Europe Northern Europe 2,801,264 2,759,627 −1.5%
143  Namibia Africa Southern Africa 2,448,301 2,494,530 +1.9%
144  The Gambia Africa Western Africa 2,280,094 2,347,706 +3.0%
145  Botswana Africa Southern Africa 2,254,068 2,303,697 +2.2%
146  Gabon Africa Middle Africa 2,119,275 2,172,579 +2.5%
147  Lesotho Africa Southern Africa 2,108,328 2,125,268 +0.8%
148  North Macedonia Europe Southern Europe 2,082,957 2,083,459 0.0%
149  Slovenia Europe Southern Europe 2,077,837 2,078,654 0.0%
150  Guinea-Bissau Africa Western Africa 1,874,303 1,920,922 +2.5%
151  Latvia Europe Northern Europe 1,928,459 1,906,743 −1.1%
152  Bahrain Asia Western Asia 1,569,446 1,641,172 +4.6%
153  Trinidad and Tobago Americas Caribbean 1,389,843 1,394,973 +0.4%
154  Equatorial Guinea Africa Middle Africa 1,308,975 1,355,986 +3.6%
155  Estonia Europe Northern Europe 1,322,920 1,325,648 +0.2%
156  East Timor Asia South-eastern Asia 1,267,974 1,293,119 +2.0%
157  Mauritius[p] Africa Eastern Africa 1,189,265 1,198,575 +0.8%
158  Cyprus[q] Asia Western Asia 1,170,125 1,179,551 +0.8%
159  Eswatini (Swaziland) Africa Southern Africa 1,136,281 1,148,130 +1.0%
160  Djibouti Africa Eastern Africa 958,923 973,560 +1.5%
161  Fiji Oceania Melanesia 883,483 889,953 +0.7%
162  Réunion Africa Eastern Africa 882,526 888,927 +0.7%
163  Comoros Africa Eastern Africa 832,322 850,886 +2.2%
164  Guyana Americas South America 779,006 782,766 +0.5%
165  Bhutan Asia Southern Asia 754,388 763,092 +1.2%
166  Solomon Islands Oceania Melanesia 652,857 669,823 +2.6%
167  Macau Asia Eastern Asia 631,636 640,445 +1.4%
168  Montenegro Europe Southern Europe 627,809 627,987 0.0%
169  Luxembourg Europe Western Europe 604,245 615,729 +1.9%
170  Western Sahara Africa Northern Africa 567,402 582,463 +2.7%
171  Suriname Americas South America 575,990 581,372 +0.9%
172  Cape Verde Africa Western Africa 543,767 549,935 +1.1%
173  Maldives Asia Southern Asia 515,696 530,953 +3.0%
174  Guadeloupe[r] Americas Caribbean 446,928 447,905 +0.2%
175  Malta Europe Southern Europe 439,248 440,372 +0.3%
176  Brunei Asia South-eastern Asia 428,963 433,285 +1.0%
177  Belize Americas Central America 383,071 390,353 +1.9%
178  Bahamas Americas Caribbean 385,637 389,482 +1.0%
179  Martinique Americas Caribbean 375,673 375,554 0.0%
180  Iceland Europe Northern Europe 336,713 339,031 +0.7%
181  Vanuatu Oceania Melanesia 292,680 299,882 +2.5%
182  Barbados Americas Caribbean 286,641 287,025 +0.1%
183  New Caledonia Oceania Melanesia 279,993 282,750 +1.0%
184  French Guiana Americas South America 275,713 282,731 +2.5%
185  French Polynesia Oceania Polynesia 277,679 279,287 +0.6%
186  Mayotte Africa Eastern Africa 259,531 266,150 +2.6%
187  Sao Tome and Principe Africa Middle Africa 211,028 215,056 +1.9%
188  Samoa Oceania Polynesia 196,129 197,097 +0.5%
189  Saint Lucia Americas Caribbean 181,889 182,790 +0.5%
190 Guernsey Guernsey and  Jersey Europe Northern Europe 170,499 172,259 +1.0%
191  Guam Oceania Micronesia 165,768 167,294 +0.9%
192  Curaçao Americas Caribbean 162,752 163,424 +0.4%
193  Kiribati Oceania Micronesia 115,847 117,606 +1.5%
194  Federated States of Micronesia Oceania Micronesia 112,640 113,815 +1.0%
195  Grenada Americas Caribbean 111,454 112,003 +0.5%
196  Tonga Oceania Polynesia 110,589 110,940 +0.3%
197  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Americas Caribbean 110,211 110,589 +0.3%
198  Aruba Americas Caribbean 105,845 106,314 +0.4%
199  United States Virgin Islands Americas Caribbean 104,680 104,578 −0.1%
200  Seychelles Africa Eastern Africa 97,096 97,739 +0.7%
201  Antigua and Barbuda Americas Caribbean 96,286 97,118 +0.9%
202  Isle of Man Europe Northern Europe 84,077 84,584 +0.6%
203  Andorra Europe Southern Europe 77,006 77,142 +0.2%
204  Dominica Americas Caribbean 71,625 71,808 +0.3%
205  Cayman Islands Americas Caribbean 64,174 64,948 +1.2%
206  Bermuda Americas Northern America 62,756 62,506 −0.4%
207  Marshall Islands Oceania Micronesia 58,413 58,791 +0.6%
208  Greenland Americas Northern America 56,564 56,672 +0.2%
209  Northern Mariana Islands Oceania Micronesia 56,882 56,188 −1.2%
210  American Samoa Oceania Polynesia 55,465 55,312 −0.3%
211  Saint Kitts and Nevis Americas Caribbean 52,441 52,823 +0.7%
212  Faroe Islands Europe Northern Europe 48,497 48,678 +0.4%
213  Sint Maarten Americas Caribbean 41,940 42,388 +1.1%
214  Monaco Europe Western Europe 38,682 38,964 +0.7%
215  Turks and Caicos Islands Americas Caribbean 37,665 38,191 +1.4%
216  Liechtenstein Europe Western Europe 37,910 38,019 +0.3%
217  San Marino Europe Southern Europe 33,785 33,860 +0.2%
218  Gibraltar Europe Southern Europe 33,718 33,701 −0.1%
219  British Virgin Islands Americas Caribbean 29,802 30,030 +0.8%
220  Caribbean Netherlands[s] Americas Caribbean 25,711 25,979 +1.0%
221  Palau Oceania Micronesia 17,907 18,008 +0.6%
222  Cook Islands Oceania Polynesia 17,518 17,548 +0.2%
223  Anguilla Americas Caribbean 14,731 14,869 +0.9%
224  Tuvalu Oceania Polynesia 11,508 11,646 +1.2%
225  Wallis and Futuna Oceania Polynesia 11,661 11,432 −2.0%
226  Nauru Oceania Micronesia 10,670 10,756 +0.8%
227  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Africa Western Africa 6,035 6,059 +0.4%
228  Saint Pierre and Miquelon Americas Northern America 5,849 5,822 −0.5%
229  Montserrat Americas Caribbean 4,993 4,989 −0.1%
230  Falkland Islands Americas South America 3,234 3,377 +4.4%
231  Niue Oceania Polynesia 1,620 1,615 −0.3%
232  Tokelau Oceania Polynesia 1,319 1,340 +1.6%
233   Vatican City[t] Europe Southern Europe 801 799 −0.2%

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ UNSD Methodology – Standard country or area codes for statistical use (M49)
  2. ^ "Download Files". World Population Prospects, the 2019 Revision. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, Population Estimates and Projections Section. June 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Total population, both sexes combined (thousands)". UNdata. United Nations Statistics Division. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Definition of Regions". World Population Prospects, the 2019 Revision. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, Population Estimates and Projections Section. June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Total Population - Both Sexes". World Population Prospects, the 2019 Revision. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, Population Estimates and Projections Section. June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.

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