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List of countries by population (United Nations)

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.

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

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. ^ "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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