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] 1,377,641,490 July 23, 2016 18.78% Official population clock
2 India 1,292,330,204 July 23, 2016 17.61% Unofficial population clock
3 United States[Note 3] 324,047,000 July 23, 2016 4.42% Official population clock
4 Indonesia 258,705,000 July 1, 2016 3.53% Official projection
5 Brazil 206,198,977 July 23, 2016 2.81% Official population clock
6 Pakistan 194,254,058 July 23, 2016 2.65% Official population clock
7 Nigeria 186,988,000 July 1, 2016 2.55% UN Projection
8 Bangladesh 161,087,738 July 23, 2016 2.2% Official population clock
9 Russia[Note 4] 146,599,183 May 1, 2016 2% Official estimate
10 Japan 126,990,000 July 1, 2016 1.73% Monthly official estimate
11 Mexico 122,273,473 July 1, 2016 1.67% Official projection
12 Philippines 103,344,200 July 23, 2016 1.41% Official population clock
13 Vietnam 92,700,000 July 1, 2016 1.26% Annual Official projection
14 Ethiopia 92,206,005 July 1, 2016 1.26% Official projection
15 Egypt 91,275,791 July 23, 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 1.11% Official estimate
18 Iran 79,404,300 July 23, 2016 1.08% Official population clock
19 Turkey 78,741,053 December 31, 2015 1.07% Annual official estimate
20 France[Note 5] 66,710,000 June 1, 2016 0.91% Monthly official estimate
21 Thailand 65,336,024 July 23, 2016 0.89% Unofficial population clock
22 United Kingdom 65,110,000 June 30, 2015 0.89% Annual official estimate
23 Italy 60,665,551 January 1, 2016 0.83% Official estimate
24 South Africa 55,653,654 July 1, 2016 0.76% Annual official estimate
25 Myanmar 51,419,420 March 29, 2014 0.7% Preliminary 2014 census result
26 South Korea 50,801,405 July 1, 2016 0.69% Annual official estimate
27 Colombia 48,780,370 July 23, 2016 0.66% Official population clock
28 Tanzania[Note 6] 48,775,567 July 1, 2015 0.66% Official annual projection
29 Kenya 47,251,000 July 1, 2016 0.64% UN projection
30 Spain 46,438,422 January 1, 2016 0.63% Official estimate
31 Argentina 43,590,400 July 1, 2016 0.59% Official annual projection
32 Ukraine[Note 7] 42,673,911 June 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 0.52% Official estimate
36 Iraq 37,883,543 July 1, 2016 0.52% Official annual projection
37 Uganda 36,860,700 July 1, 2016 0.5% Official annual projection
38 Canada 36,155,487 April 1, 2016 0.49% Official estimate
39 Morocco[Note 8] 33,337,529 September 1, 2014 0.45% 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 Malaysia 31,420,592 July 23, 2016 0.43% Official population clock
44 Venezuela 31,028,700 July 1, 2016 0.42% Official annual projection
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 Afghanistan 27,657,145 July 1, 2016 0.38% Annual official estimate
48 Yemen 27,478,000 July 1, 2016 0.37% UN projection
49 Mozambique 26,423,700 July 1, 2016 0.36% Annual official projection
50 Angola 25,831,000 July 1, 2016 0.35% UN projection
51 North Korea 25,281,000 July 1, 2016 0.34% UN projection
52 Australia 24,128,770 July 23, 2016 0.33% Official population clock
53 Taiwan[Note 9] 23,508,362 June 30, 2016 0.32% Monthly official estimate
54 Cameroon 22,709,892 July 1, 2016 0.31% Annual official projection
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 19,861,000 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
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 17,753,200 May 1, 2016 0.24% Monthly official estimate
65 Netherlands 17,022,320 July 23, 2016 0.23% Official population clock
66 Malawi 16,832,910 July 1, 2016 0.23% Official annual projection
67 Ecuador 16,559,883 July 23, 2016 0.23% Official population clock
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 11,319,511 May 1, 2016 0.15% Monthly official estimate
78 Cuba 11,239,004 December 31, 2015 0.15% Annual official estimate
79 Tunisia 11,154,400 July 1, 2015 0.15% Official estimate
80 Somalia[Note 10] 11,079,000 July 1, 2016 0.15% UN projection
81 Haiti 11,078,033 July 1, 2016 0.15% Official projection
82 Bolivia 10,985,059 July 1, 2016 0.15% Official projection
83 Greece 10,858,018 January 1, 2015 0.15% Official estimate
84 Benin 10,653,654 July 1, 2016 0.15% Official projection
85 Czech Republic 10,558,524 March 31, 2016 0.14% Official quarterly estimate
86 Portugal 10,341,330 December 31, 2015 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 9,894,888 May 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 April 1, 2016 0.13% Quarterly official estimate
95 Austria 8,725,931 April 1, 2016 0.12% Quarterly provisional figure
96 Tajikistan 8,593,600 April 1, 2016 0.12% Official estimate
97 Honduras 8,576,532 July 1, 2015 0.12% Official estimate
98 Israel 8,527,400 May 31, 2016 0.12% Monthly official estimate
99 Switzerland 8,341,600 March 31, 2016 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 0.097% Official estimate
103 Serbia[Note 11] 7,076,372 January 1, 2016 0.096% Annual official estimate
104 Sierra Leone 7,075,641 December 18, 2015 0.096% Preliminary 2015 census result
105 Paraguay 6,854,536 2016 0.093% Official estimate
106 El Salvador 6,520,675 2016 0.089% Official estimate
107 Laos 6,492,400 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 0.085% Official estimate
110 Kyrgyzstan 6,047,800 April 1, 2016 0.082% 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 0.075% Official estimate
114 Finland 5,491,817 May 31, 2016 0.075% Monthly official estimate
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 4,890,379 June 30, 2016 0.067% Official estimate
120 Ireland 4,757,976 July 14, 2016 0.065% Preliminary 2016 census result
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 4,703,076 July 23, 2016 0.064% Official population clock
125 Liberia 4,615,000 July 1, 2016 0.063% UN projection
126 Oman 4,407,992 July 15, 2016 0.06% Official estimate
-- Puntland (Somalia) 4,284,633 May 27, 2015 0.058% Official estimate
127 Croatia 4,190,669 December 31, 2015 0.057% Annual official estimate
128 Kuwait 4,183,658 June 30, 2015 0.057% Official estimate
-- Somaliland (Somalia) 3,850,000 2009 0.052% Official estimate
129 Panama 3,814,672 July 1, 2016 0.052% Official estimate
130 Georgia[Note 12] 3,720,400 January 1, 2016 0.051% Annual official estimate
131 Mauritania 3,718,678 July 1, 2016 0.051% Annual official projection
132 Moldova[Note 13] 3,553,100 January 1, 2016 0.048% Official estimate
133 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,531,159 October 15, 2013 0.048% Final 2013 census result
134 Uruguay 3,480,222 June 30, 2016 0.047% Annual official estimate
-- Puerto Rico (U.S.) 3,474,182 July 1, 2015 0.047% Official estimate
135 Mongolia 3,095,550 July 23, 2016 0.042% Official population clock
136 Template:Country data Hayastani 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 2,869,690 July 1, 2016 0.039% Monthly official estimate
139 Jamaica 2,723,246 December 31, 2014 0.037% Official estimate
140 Qatar 2,477,113 June 30, 2016 0.034% Monthly official estimate
141 Namibia 2,324,388 July 1, 2016 0.032% Official projection
142 Botswana 2,230,905 July 1, 2016 0.03% Official annual projection
143 Macedonia 2,071,278 December 31, 2015 0.028% Official estimate
144 Slovenia 2,064,188 January 1, 2016 0.028% Official estimate
145 Latvia 1,961,600 June 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
148 Kosovo[Note 14] 1,836,978 2016 0.025% Official annual projection
149 Gabon 1,802,278 October 5, 2013 0.025% Preliminary 2013 census result
150 Guinea-Bissau 1,547,777 July 1, 2016 0.021% Official projection
151 Bahrain 1,404,900 July 1, 2016 0.019% Official annual projection
152 Trinidad and Tobago 1,349,667 July 1, 2015 0.018% Official estimate
153 Estonia 1,315,944 January 1, 2016 0.018% Official estimate
154 Mauritius 1,262,879 July 1, 2015 0.017% Official estimate
155 Equatorial Guinea 1,222,442 July 4, 2015 0.017% Preliminary 2015 census result
156 East Timor 1,167,242 July 11, 2015 0.016% Preliminary 2015 census result
157 Swaziland 1,132,657 July 1, 2016 0.015% Official projection
158 Djibouti 900,000 July 1, 2016 0.012% UN projection
159 Fiji 867,000 July 1, 2015 0.0118% Annual official estimate
160 Cyprus[Note 15] 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
161 Comoros 806,153 July 1, 2016 0.011% Official estimate
162 Bhutan 776,120 July 23, 2016 0.0106% Official population clock
163 Guyana 746,900 July 1, 2013 0.01% Official estimate
-- Macau (China) 649,100 March 31, 2016 0.009% Official quarterly estimate
164 Solomon Islands 642,000 July 1, 2015 0.009% Annual official estimate
165 Montenegro 621,810 July 1, 2014 0.008% Official estimate
166 Luxembourg 576,200 December 31, 2015 0.0079% Annual official estimate
167 Suriname 541,638 August 13, 2012 0.0074% Final 2012 census result
168 Cape Verde 531,239 July 1, 2016 0.0072% Official annual projection
169 Western Sahara[Note 16] 510,713 September 1, 2014 0.007% Preliminary 2014 census result
-- Transnistria[Note 17] 505,153 January 1, 2014 0.007% Official estimate
170 Malta 425,384 December 31, 2013 0.0058% Official estimate
171 Brunei 411,900 July 1, 2014 0.0056% Official estimate
-- Guadeloupe (France) 400,132 January 1, 2015 0.0055% Annual official estimate
-- Martinique (France) 378,243 January 1, 2015 0.0052% Annual official estimate
172 The Bahamas 378,040 July 1, 2016 0.0052% Official projection
173 Belize 370,300 September 1, 2015 0.005% Official estimate
174 Maldives 344,023 September 20, 2014 0.0047% Preliminary 2014 census result
175 Iceland 334,300 January 1, 2016 0.0046% Official estimate
-- Northern Cyprus[Note 18] 294,396 December 4, 2011 0.004% 2011 census result
176 Barbados 285,000 July 1, 2016 0.0039% UN projection
177 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 19] 240,705 February 28, 2011 0.0033% 2011 census result
-- Mayotte (France) 226,915 January 1, 2015 0.0031% Annual official estimate
178 Samoa 194,899 January 1, 2016 0.0027% Official projection
179 São Tomé and Príncipe 187,356 May 13, 2012 0.0026% 2012 census result
180 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 20] 148,900 2014 0.002% Official estimate
181 Kiribati 113,400 July 1, 2015 0.0015% Annual official estimate
182 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
183 Grenada 103,328 May 12, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
184 Tonga 103,252 November 30, 2011 0.0014% 2011 census result
185 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
186 Seychelles 91,400 July 1, 2014 0.0012% Annual official estimate
187 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
188 Andorra 78,014 December 31, 2015 0.0011% Annual official estimate
189 Dominica 71,293 May 14, 2011 0.00097% Preliminary 2011 census result
-- Guernsey (UK) 62,999 June 30, 2015 0.00086% Official estimate
-- Bermuda (UK) 61,954 July 1, 2013 0.00084% Official estimate
-- Cayman Islands (UK) 58,238 December 31, 2014 0.00079% 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
190 Marshall Islands 54,880 July 1, 2015 0.00075% Annual official estimate
-- South Ossetia[Note 21] 53,559 October 15, 2015 0.00073% Official estimate
-- Faroe Islands (Denmark) 49,376 May 1, 2016 0.00067% Monthly official estimate
191 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
192 Monaco 38,400 December 31, 2015 0.00052% Annual official estimate
193 Liechtenstein 37,623 December 31, 2015 0.00051% Semi annual official estimate
-- Flag of Saint-Martin (fictional).svg Saint-Martin (France) 36,457 January 1, 2015 0.0005% Annual official estimate
-- Gibraltar (UK) 33,140 December 31, 2014 0.00045% Annual official estimate
194 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
-- Flag of Bonaire.svg Bonaire (Netherlands) 18,905 January 1, 2015 0.00026% Official estimate
195 Cook Islands 18,100 March 1, 2016 0.00025% Official quarterly estimate
196 Palau 17,950 July 1, 2015 0.00024% 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
197 Tuvalu 10,640 November 4, 2012 0.00015% 2012 census result
198 Nauru 10,084 October 30, 2011 0.00014% 2011 census result
-- Saint Barthélemy (France) 9,417 January 1, 2015 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
199 Niue 1,470 July 1, 2015 0.000020% Annual official estimate
-- Tokelau (NZ) 1,411 October 18, 2011 0.000019% 2011 census result
200 Vatican City 839 July 1, 2012 0.000011% Official estimate
-- Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 550 August 9, 2011 0.0000075% 2011 census result
-- Pitcairn Islands (UK) 56 July 1, 2014 0.00000076% Official estimate

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 6.91% 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, 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. ^ Includes Puntland and Somaliland.
  11. ^ Excludes Kosovo
  12. ^ Excludes Abkhazia (242,862, census 2011) and South Ossetia (53,559, census 2015).
  13. ^ Excludes Transnistria (505,153, census 2014).
  14. ^ 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 109 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  15. ^ Excludes Northern Cyprus (294,396, census 2011) ([1]).
  16. ^ Administration is split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, both of which claim the entire territory.
  17. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Moldova.
  18. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Cyprus.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ De facto independent, de jure part of Azerbaijan.
  21. ^ 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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