List of oldest living people by country

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This is a list of the oldest living people by country and lists the oldest people confirmed to be alive in the last year, sorted by country. This list supplements the list of oldest people by country.

Comprehensive birth registration is largely a 20th-century phenomenon, so records establishing human longevity are necessarily fragmentary. The earliest comprehensive recordkeeping systems arose in Europe which makes the continent the only place that the lifespans of people born in the 19th century can be documented and verified to the standards of modern scientific research. For example, the United Kingdom organized a central recordkeeping system for England and Wales in 1837, making it compulsory by 1874.[1]

The list of oldest people is heavily skewed toward developed nations. This is not necessarily simply due to better chances of survival. Additionally the proportion of world population of current developed nations was far higher over a century ago than today; the table of nations below represents less than 20% of the current global population, the European descended population alone constituted some 36% of the world population in 1900.[2] Similarly, Japan continues to drop in world population rankings.

Those born in one country but who later moved to another are specifically noted.

National records[edit]

Country Name Sex Reported birth date Reported age as of 4 September 2015
Australia Ethel Farrell (born in India) F 27 November 1902 112 years, 281 days[3]
Alfred Date (born in the United Kingdom) M 8 November 1905 109 years, 300 days[4]
Belgium Alicia Van den Berghe-Corveleyn F 8 January 1905 110 years, 239 days[5][6]
Jacques Clemens M 11 July 1909 106 years, 55 days[7]
Brazil Álida Victória Grubba Rudge F 10 July 1903 112 years, 56 days[3]
Cape Verde Maria Veiga Amado F 9 October 1905 109 years, 330 days[8][9][10]
Czech Republic Bedřiška Köhlerová F 1 July 1907 108 years, 65 days[11]
Denmark Signe Højer F 1 November 1905 109 years, 307 days[12][13]
Georg Ingwersen Jensen M 14 June 1906 109 years, 82 days[12][14]
Estonia Elle Mälberg F 10 April 1907 108 years, 147 days[15]
Arved Tamm M 31 January 1910 105 years, 216 days[16]
France Eudoxie Baboul F 1 October 1901 113 years, 338 days[3]
Roger Gouzy M 23 July 1905 110 years, 43 days[17]
Germany Else Rönsch F 17 March 1904 111 years, 171 days[18]
Gustav Gerneth M 15 October 1905 109 years, 324 days[19]
Guyana Alice Alberta Crawford F 27 May 1906 109 years, 100 days[20]
Mortimer Lamazon M 22 July 1906 109 years, 44 days[21]
Iceland Georg Ólafsson M 26 March 1909 106 years, 162 days[22][23][24]
Hlíf Böðvarsdóttir F 11 April 1909 106 years, 146 days[25]
Italy Emma Morano-Martinuzzi F 29 November 1899 115 years, 279 days[3]
Salvatore Caruso M 2 November 1905 109 years, 306 days[26]
Jamaica Violet Brown F 10 March 1900 115 years, 178 days[3]
Japan Anonymous F 15 March 1900 115 years, 173 days[3]
Yasutaro Koide M 13 March 1903 112 years, 175 days[3]
Mexico Dominga Velasco (lives in the USA) F 12 May 1901 114 years, 115 days[3]
Netherlands Nellij H.M. de Vries-Lammerts F 5 May 1905 110 years, 122 days[27]
Wilhelmus (Wim) Hendriks M 19 January 1909 106 years, 228 days[28]
Norway Elisabet Ekenæs F 26 December 1904 110 years, 252 days[29]
Carl Falck M 27 May 1907 108 years, 100 days[29]
Poland Jadwiga Młynek F 1 October 1905 109 years, 338 days[30]
Antoni Wojciechowski M 15 November 1906 108 years, 293 days[31]
Portugal Manuel Rafael dos Santos M 23 December 1905 109 years, 255 days[32]
Romania Maria Tudor F 8 September 1903 111 years, 361 days[33]
Serbia Jelisaveta Veljković Cenka F 18 July 1904 111 years, 48 days[34]
Seychelles Nancy Marie F 26 January 1909 106 years, 221 days[35][36]
Spain Ana María Vela Rubio F 29 October 1901 113 years, 310 days[3]
Francisco Núñez Olivera M 13 December 1904 110 years, 265 days[37][38]
Slovenia Niko Dragoš M 27 August 1907 108 years, 8 days[39]
Suriname Feli Noi F 5 December 1903 111 years, 273 days[40]
United Kingdom Gladys Hooper F 18 January 1903 112 years, 229 days[3]
United States Susannah Mushatt Jones F 6 July 1899 116 years, 60 days[41]

Territorial recordholders[edit]

Country Territory Name Sex Birth date Age as of 4 September 2015
Denmark Faroe Islands Theodor Thomassen M 28 October 1908 106 years, 311 days[42]
Netherlands Curaçao Maria Samson-Leer F 1 February 1906 109 years, 215 days[43][44][45][46][47]
United Kingdom British Virgin Islands Robelteen Smith F 12 August 1908 107 years, 23 days[48]
Cayman Islands Julia Hydes F 25 January 1909 106 years, 222 days[49][50]
Montserrat Anne Josephine Ponde F 13 June 1908 107 years, 83 days[51]

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