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List of countries by population (United Nations)

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

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

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Countries and areas ranked by population in 2019
Rank Country or area UN continental
region
[2]
UN statistical
region
[2]
Population
(1 July 2018)[3]
Population
(1 July 2019)[3]
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 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%

NotesEdit

  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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UNSD Methodology – Standard country or area codes for statistical use (M49)
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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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