List of countries by population in 2015

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This is a list of sovereign states and other territories by population, with population figures estimated for 2015 (rounded to the nearest 1,000). The figures are estimates for the United Nations (UN)"2015 annual statistics", which lists more than 100,000 population by country and territory.

The list includes all sovereign states and dependent territories recognized by the United Nations plus the territory under the effective control of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

This list adopts definitions of "country" on a case by case basis. The United Kingdom is considered as a single country while constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are regarded separately.

Rank Country / territory Population
2015
(UN estimate)
Change
from
2010*
Area (km²)[1] Population density
World 7,379,797,139 Steady
1  China 1,376,048,943 Steady 9,596,961 143.4
2  India[2] 1,311,050,527 Steady 3,287,263 398.8
3  United States 321,418,820 Steady 9,833,520 32.7
4  Indonesia 257,563,815 Steady 1,904,569 135.2
5  Brazil 207,847,528 Steady 8,515,767 24.4
6  Pakistan 188,924,874 Steady 881,913 214.2
7  Nigeria 182,201,962 Steady 923,768 197.2
8  Bangladesh 160,995,642 Steady 147,570 1091
9  Russia 143,456,918 Steady 17,075,200 8.4
10  Mexico 127,017,224 Increase1 1,972,550 64.4
11  Japan 126,573,481 Decrease1 377,972 334.9
12  Philippines 100,981,437 Steady 343,448 294
13  Ethiopia 99,390,750 Increase1 1,104,300 90
14  Vietnam 91,508,084 Decrease1 331,230.8 276.3
15  Egypt 83,483,000 Increase1 1,010,408 82.6
16  Germany 78,728,000 Decrease1 357,168 220.4
17  Iran 79,109,272 Steady 1,648,195 48
18  Turkey 77,266,814 Steady 783,356 98.6
19  Democratic Republic of the Congo 76,244,544 Steady 2,345,409 32.5
20  Thailand 67,959,359 Steady 513,120 132.4
21  United Kingdom 64,715,810 Increase1 242,495 266.9
22  France 64,395,345 Decrease1 640,679 100.5
23  Italy 60,340,328 Decrease1 301,338 200.2
24  Myanmar 59,780,000 Steady 676,578 88.4
25  South Africa 49,991,300 Increase1 1,221,037 40.9
26  South Korea 49,410,366 Decrease1 100,210 493.1
27  Spain 45,989,016 Increase2 505,990 90.9
28  Ukraine 45,782,592 Decrease1 603,628 75.8
29  Colombia 45,508,205 Increase1 1,141,748 39.9
30  Tanzania 43,187,823 Increase2 947,303 45.6
31  Sudan 42,338,426 Increase2 1,886,068 22.4
32  Kenya 40,862,900 Increase2 580,367 70.4
33  Argentina 40,518,951 Decrease3 2,780,400 14.6
34  Poland 38,167,329 Decrease3 312,679 122.1
35  Algeria 35,978,000 Steady 2,381,741 15.1
36  Canada 34,108,752 Steady 9,984,670 3.4
37  Iraq 32,481,000 Increase3 437,072 74.3
38  Morocco 31,894,000 Decrease1 710,850 44.9
39  Uganda 31,784,600 Steady 241,038 131.9
40  Peru 29,461,933 Increase1 1,285,216 22.9
41  Venezuela 28,833,845 Increase2 716,445 40.2
42  Malaysia 28,334,135 Increase3 330,803 85.7
43    Nepal 28,043,744 Decrease1 147,181 190.5
44  Uzbekistan 28,001,400 Steady 448,978 62.4
45  Saudi Arabia 27,136,977 Increase1 2,149,690 12.6
46  Afghanistan 24,485,600 Decrease8 652,864 37.5
47  North Korea 24,325,701 Steady 120,540 201.8
48  Ghana 24,223,431 Increase1 239,567 101.1
49  Taiwan 23,162,120 Decrease1 36,197 639.9
50  Yemen 23,153,982 Increase1 527,968 43.9
51  Mozambique 22,416,881 Increase4 801,590 28
52  Australia[3] 22,299,800 Increase1 7,692,024 2.9
53  Cote d'Ivoire 21,570,746 Increase4 322,463 66.9
54  Romania 21,462,186 Decrease4 238,397 90
55  Sri Lanka 20,653,000 Decrease3 65,610 314.8
56  Syria 20,619,000 Decrease2 185,180 111.3
57  Madagascar 20,146,442 Decrease1 587,041 34.3
58  Cameroon 19,958,352 Steady 475,442 42
59  Angola 18,992,708 Increase2 1,246,700 15.2
60  Chile 17,094,270 Steady 756,096 22.6
61  Netherlands 16,574,989 Decrease2 41,543 399
62  Kazakhstan 16,442,000 Steady 2,724,900 6
63  Burkina Faso 15,730,977 Increase4 274,200 57.4
64  Mali 15,370,000 Increase1 1,240,192 12.4
65  Niger 15,203,822 Decrease1 1,267,000 12
66  Ecuador 14,483,499 Steady 283,561 51.1
67  Guatemala 14,361,666 Increase2 108,889 131.9
68  Cambodia 14,302,779 Decrease5 181,035 79
69  Malawi 13,947,592 Increase1 118,484 117.7
70  Zambia 13,257,269 Decrease1 752,618 17.6
71  Zimbabwe 12,644,041 Decrease3 390,757 32.4
72  Senegal 12,509,434 Steady 196,712 63.6
73  Chad 11,714,904 Increase8 1,284,000 9.1
74  Greece 11,305,118 Steady 131,957 85.7
75  Cuba 11,241,161 Decrease2 109,884 102.3
76  Belgium 10,839,905 Decrease1 30,528 355.1
77  Portugal 10,637,713 Increase1 92,212 115.4
78  Tunisia 10,547,100 Steady 163,610 64.5
79  Czech Republic 10,506,813 Decrease2 78,866 133.2
80  Bolivia 10,426,154 Increase4 1,098,581 9.5
81  Rwanda 10,412,820 Increase5 26,338 395.4
82  Guinea 10,323,755 Increase1 245,836 42
83  Hungary 10,014,324 Decrease4 93,030 107.6
84  Dominican Republic 9,884,371 Increase3 48,315 204.6
85  Haiti 9,855,000 Increase3 27,750 355.1
86  Belarus 9,480,178 Decrease4 207,595 45.7
87  Somalia 9,358,602 Increase4 637,657 14.7
88  Sweden 9,340,682 Decrease3 450,295 20.7
89  Benin 9,211,741 Steady 114,763 80.3
90  Azerbaijan 8,997,586 Steady 86,600 103.9
91  Burundi 8,518,862 Increase3 27,834 306.1
92  Austria 8,375,290 Steady 83,879 99.8
93  United Arab Emirates 8,264,070 Increase24 83,600 98.9
94  Honduras 8,045,990 Increase2 112,492 71.5
95   Switzerland 7,785,806 Steady 41,285 188.6
96  Israel 7,623,600 Increase3 22,072 345.4
97  Tajikistan 7,616,400 Increase3 143,100 53.2
98  Bulgaria 7,563,710 Decrease5 110,993.6 68.1
99  Serbia 7,291,436 Decrease19 77,474 94.1
100  Hong Kong 7,024,200 Decrease3 2,755 2549.6
101  Papua New Guinea 6,744,955 Increase3 462,840 0
102  Libya 6,545,619 Increase3 1,759,541 0
103  Paraguay 6,459,727 Decrease2 406,752 0
104  Laos 6,230,200 Decrease1 237,955 0
105  El Salvador 6,194,126 Decrease7 21,041 0
106  Togo 6,191,155 Decrease4 56,785 0
107  Jordan 6,113,000 Decrease1 89,341 0
108  Sierra Leone 5,835,664 Steady 71,740 0
109  Nicaragua 5,822,265 Steady 130,375 0
110  Denmark 5,534,738 Steady 42,931 0
111  Turkmenistan 5,479,800 Increase3 491,210 0
112  Slovakia 5,424,925 Decrease1 49,035 0
113  Kyrgyzstan 5,418,300 Decrease1 199,951 0
114  Finland[4] 5,351,427 Increase1 338,424 0
115  Eritrea 5,223,994 Increase4 117,600 0
116  Singapore 5,076,700 Increase5 721.5 0
117  Norway[5] 4,858,199 Decrease2 385,203 0
118  Costa Rica 4,563,539 Increase2 51,100 0
119  Central African Republic 4,505,945 Increase4 622,984 0
120  Ireland 4,467,854 Increase3 70,273 0
121  Georgia 4,436,391 Decrease3 69,700 0
122  Croatia 4,425,747 Decrease6 56,594 0
123  New Zealand 4,367,800 Increase1 268,021 0
124  Liberia 4,101,767 Increase8 111,369 0
125  Palestine 4,048,403 Increase3 6,020 0
126  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,844,046 Increase1 51,129 0
127  Lebanon 3,785,655 Increase2 10,452 0
128  Republic of the Congo 3,758,678 Decrease3 342,000 0
129  Puerto Rico 3,721,978 Decrease3 9,104 0
130  Kuwait 3,566,437 Increase7 17,818 0
131  Moldova 3,563,695 33,846 0
132  Panama 3,504,483 75,417 0
133  Uruguay 3,356,584 176,215 0
134  Lithuania 3,329,039 65,300 0
135  Armenia 3,249,482 29,743 0
136  Mauritania 3,217,383 1,030,000 0
137  Albania 3,195,000 28,748 0
138  Mongolia 2,780,800 1,566,000 0
139  Oman 2,773,479 309,500 0
140  Jamaica 2,701,200 10,991 0
141  Latvia 2,248,374 64,589 0
142  Namibia 2,212,037 825,615 0
143  Kosovo 2,208,107 10,908 0
144  Macedonia 2,052,722 25,713 0
145  Slovenia 2,046,976 20,273 0
146  Botswana 2,029,307 581,730 0
147  Lesotho 1,891,830 30,355 0
148  Gambia 1,750,732 10,689 0
149  Qatar 1,699,435 11,581 0
150  Guinea-Bissau 1,647,380 36,125 0
151  Gabon 1,501,266 267,667 0
152  Estonia 1,340,127 45,227 0
153  Trinidad and Tobago 1,317,714 5,131 0
154  Equatorial Guinea 1,313,000 28,050 0
155  Mauritius[6] 1,283,415 2,040 0
156  Bahrain 1,234,571 765.3 0
157  Timor-Leste 1,149,028 0
158  Cyprus[7] 1,102,677 0
159  Swaziland 1,055,506 0
160  Djibouti 879,053 0
161  Fiji 850,700 0
162  Réunion 828,054 0
163  Guyana 761,442 0
164  Bhutan 695,822 0
165  Comoros 675,000 0
166  Montenegro 616,411 0
167  Macau 552,300 0
168  Suriname 531,170 0
169  Solomon Islands 530,669 0
170  Western Sahara 530,000 0
171  Cape Verde 512,582 0
172  Luxembourg 502,066 0
173  Brunei 414,400 0
174  Malta 414,372 0
175  Guadeloupe 404,394 0
176  Martinique 399,637 0
177  Bahamas 353,658 0
178  Maldives 319,738 0
179  Iceland 317,630 0
180  Belize 312,971 0
181  Barbados 276,300 0
182  French Polynesia 267,000 0
183  New Caledonia 248,000 0
184  Vanuatu 245,036 0
185  French Guiana 232,223 0
186  Mayotte 202,000 0
187  Samoa 183,123 0
188  Guam 180,865 0
189  Saint Lucia 174,000 0
190  São Tomé and Príncipe 165,397 0
191  Curacao 142,180 0
192  Grenada 109,553 0
193  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,284 0
194  U.S. Virgin Islands 106,267 0
195  Tonga 103,365 0
196  Micronesia 102,624 0
197  Aruba 101,484 0
198  Kiribati 100,835 0
*Change position from the list of countries by population in 2010

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  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/topic-browse/Countries-of-the-World. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Includes data from Jammu and Kashmir (India-administered), Azad Kashmir (Pakistan-administered), and Aksai Chin (PRC-administered).
  3. ^ ?Includes Christmas Island (1,508), Cocos (Keeling) Islands (628), and Norfolk Island (1,828).
  4. ^ Includes Åland Islands
  5. ^ Includes Svalbard (2,701) and Jan Mayen Island.
  6. ^ Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and St. Brandon.
  7. ^ Estimated total population of both Greek and Turkish controlled areas. The Statistical Institute of the Republic of Cyprus shows a population of 749,200 (2004 Census). The 2006 census of the Turkish controlled area (TRNC) shows a population of 264,172.

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