List of countries by population

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See also: List of countries by population in 2005, List of countries by population in 1907

This is a list of sovereign states and other territories by population, using the most recently available official figures. Because such figures are not collected at the same time in every country, or with the same level of accuracy, the resulting rankings may be misleading.

The list includes all sovereign states and dependent territories recognized by the United Nations plus the 7 sovereign states that are not recognised by the United Nations.<ref>Sovereign according to article 1 of the Montevideo Convention. The relevant states are the Republic of China (commonly referred to as Taiwan), Somaliland, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transnistria.</ref>

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[edit] List of countries by population

Rank Country / Territory Population % of World Population Notes
World 6,561,000,000100% population clock
1 Image:Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg People's Republic of China <ref>Excluding figures from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan</ref> 1,314,200,00020.03%population clock, <ref>Date from Mainland China</ref>
2 Image:Flag of India.svg India 1,120,000,00017.07% population clock, <ref name="ind">Includes data from Jammu and Kashmir (India-administered), Azad Kashmir (Pakistan-administered) , and Aksai Chin (PRC-administered).</ref>
3 Image:Flag of the United States.svg United States 300,340,0004.58% population clock
4 Image:Flag of Indonesia (bordered).svg Indonesia 233,460,0003.56% population clock
5 Image:Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 187,670,000 2.86% population clock
6 Image:Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan 158,800,000 2.42% population clock
7 Image:Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 148,840,000 2.27% population clock
8 Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russia 141,760,000 2.16% population clock
9 Image:Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 133,160,000 2.03% population clock
10 Image:Flag of Japan (bordered).svg Japan 127,417,000 1.94% population clock
11 Image:Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico 108,620,000 1.66%

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12 Image:Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines 90,360,0001.38%

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13 Image:Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam 84,850,0001.29%

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14 Image:Flag of Germany.svg Germany 82,070,0001.25%population clock
15 Image:Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 79,500,0001.21%

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16 Image:Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia 75,550,0001.15%

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17 Image:Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 70,750,000 1.08% population clock
18 Image:Flag of Iran.svg Iran 70,049,262 1.07% population clock<ref name="pop_est">Template:Cite web</ref>
19 Image:Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand 64,830,0000.99%

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20 Image:Flag of France.svg France 61,045,000 0.93%population clock
21 Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom 60,530,000 0.92% population clock, <ref>The UK Office of National Statistics official 2005 estimate is 60,209,500</ref>
22 Image:Flag of Italy.svg Italy 58,020,0000.88% population clock
23 Image:Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo 57,549,0000.88%population clock
24 Image:Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar (Burma) 50,519,0000.77%

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25 Image:Flag of South Korea (bordered).svg South Korea 48,920,0000.75% population clock
26 Image:Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 47,432,0000.72%population clock
27 Image:Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 46,490,000 0.71% population clock
28 Image:Flag of Spain.svg Spain 44,395,286 0.68% population clock
29 Image:Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia 42,480,0000.65%population clock
30 Image:Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 40,050,000 0.61% population clock
31 Image:Flag of Poland (bordered).svg Poland 38,536,8690.59% population clock
32 Image:Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania 37,870,0000.58%population clock
33 Image:Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan 36,233,0000.55%population clock
34 Image:Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya 34,256,0000.52%population clock
35 Image:Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria 33,090,000 0.5% population clock
36 Image:Flag of Canada.svg Canada 32,770,0000.5%population clock
37 Image:Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco 31,478,0000.48%
38 Image:Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 31,040,000 0.47% population clock
39 Image:Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda 29,570,0000.45%population clock
40 Image:Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq 28,807,0000.44%population clock
41 Image:Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal 28,550,0000.44% population clock
42 Image:Flag of Peru.svg Peru 28,530,0000.43% population clock
43 Image:Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan 27,540,0000.42% population clock
44 Image:Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia 26,849,000 0.41%[1]
45 Image:Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela 26,749,0000.41%population clock
46 Image:Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia 24,573,0000.37%population clock
47 Image:Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea 23,210,0000.35% population clock
48 Image:Flag of the Republic of China.svg Republic of China (Taiwan) 23,130,0000.35% population clock <ref name="roc">Consists of the island groups of Taiwan, the Pescadores, Kinmen, Matsu, etc. Population figure is from the CIA World Factbook (as of 2005-07-01).</ref>
49 Image:Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana 22,690,0000.35% population clock
50 Image:Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen 21,730,0000.33% population clock
51 Image:Flag of Romania.svg Romania 21,711,0000.33% population clock
52 Image:Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 20,860,0000.32% population clock
53 Image:Flag of Australia.svg Australia 20,720,0000.32% population clock, <ref name="aus">Includes Christmas Island (1,508), Cocos (Keeling) Islands (628), and Norfolk Island (1,828)</ref>
54 Image:Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique 20,680,0000.32%population clock
55 Image:Flag of Madagascar (bordered).svg Madagascar 19,100,0000.29% population clock
56 Image:Flag of Syria.svg Syria 19,060,0000.29% population clock
57 Image:Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Côte d'Ivoire 18,154,000 0.28% population clock
58 Image:Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 16,365,0000.25% population clock
59 Image:Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon 16,322,0000.25%population clock
60 Image:Flag of Chile (bordered).svg Chile 16,295,0000.25%population clock
61 Image:Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan 15,340,0000.23% population clock
62 Image:Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia 14,071,0000.21% population clock
63 Image:Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso 14,070,0000.21% population clock
64 Image:Flag of Niger.svg Niger 13,957,0000.21%population clock
65 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador 13,730,0000.21% population clock
66 Image:Flag of Mali.svg Mali 13,518,0000.21%population clock
67 Image:Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi 13,420,0000.2%population clock
68 Image:Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 13,010,0000.2%population clock
69 Image:Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala 12,620,0000.19%population clock
70 Image:Flag of Angola.svg Angola 12,041,2300.18%population clock
71 Image:Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia 11,668,0000.18%population clock
72 Image:Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal 11,658,0000.18%population clock
73 Image:Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba 11,430,0000.17%population clock
74 Image:Flag of Greece.svg Greece 11,120,0000.17%
75 Image:Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 10,585,000 0.16%<ref>INE (2006), Estimativas de população residente, por sexo e grandes grupos etários e índices em 31/XII/2005 (NUTS novas), Lisbon, Portugal</ref>
76 Image:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 10,419,0000.16%
77 Image:Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia 10,240,0000.16% population clock
78 Image:Flag of the Czech Republic (bordered).svg Czech Republic 10,212,000 0.16% population clock
79 Image:Flag of Chad.svg Chad 10,060,0000.15% population clock
80 Image:Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 9,960,0000.15% population clock
81 Image:Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea 9,800,0000.15% population clock
82 Image:Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus 9,740,0000.15% population clock
83 Image:Flag of Serbia (state) (bordered).svg Serbia 9,396,000 0.14% <ref>Includes Kosovo</ref>
84 Image:Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia 9,182,0000.14% population clock
85 Image:Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 9,110,000 0.14% population clock
86 Image:Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda 9,038,0000.14%
87 Image:Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic 8,895,0000.14%
88 Image:Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti 8,600,0000.13% population clock
89 Image:Flag of Benin.svg Benin 8,439,0000.13%
90 Image:Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan 8,411,0000.13%
91 Image:Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia 8,228,0000.13%
92 Image:Flag of Austria.svg Austria 8,170,0000.12% population clock
93 Image:Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi 8,110,0000.12% population clock
94 Image:Flag of Bulgaria (bordered).svg Bulgaria 7,726,0000.12%
95 Image:Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 7,520,0000.11% population clock
96 Image:Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras 7,420,0000.11% population clock
97 Image:Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador 7,203,8070.11%
98 Image:Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong (PRC) 7,041,0000.11%
99 Image:Flag of Israel (bordered).svg Israel 7,026,0000.11%
100 Image:Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan 6,507,0000.1%
101 Image:Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay 6,158,000 0.094%
102 Image:Flag of Togo.svg Togo 6,145,000 0.094%
103 Image:Flag of Laos.svg Laos 5,924,000 0.09%
104 Image:Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 5,887,000 0.09%
105 Image:Flag of Libya.svg Libya 5,853,000 0.089%
106 Image:Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan 5,703,000 0.087%
107 Image:Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua 5,630,000 0.086% population clock
108 Image:Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone 5,525,000 0.084%
109 Image:Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 5,450,000 0.083% population clock
110 Image:Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 5,440,000 0.083% population clock
111 Image:Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan 5,264,000 0.08% population clock
112 Image:Flag of Finland (bordered).svg Finland 5,249,000 0.08% <ref name="fin">Includes Åland Islands</ref>
113 Image:Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan 5,090,000 0.078% population clock
114 Image:Flag of Norway.svg Norway 4,680,000 0.071% population clock, <ref name="nor">Includes Svalbard (2,701) and Jan Mayen Island</ref>
115 Image:Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 4,551,000 0.069%
116 Image:Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates 4,496,000 0.069%
117 Image:Flag of Singapore (bordered).svg Singapore 4,480,000 0.068% population clock
118 Image:Flag of Georgia (bordered).svg Georgia 4,474,000 0.068% <ref name="geo">Excludes Abkhazia (150,000) and South Ossetia (70,000)</ref>
119 Image:Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea 4,401,000 0.067%
120 Image:Flag of Costa Rica (state).svg Costa Rica 4,327,000 0.066% population clock
121 Image:Flag of Ireland.svg Republic of Ireland 4,234,925 0.065% <ref name= "Irish Census"> Central Statistics Office: 2006 Prelliminary Census figure is 4,234,925.</ref>
122 Image:Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 4,158,000 0.063% population clock
123 Image:Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova 4,148,000 0.063% <ref name="mol">Includes Transnistria (555,347)</ref>
124 Image:Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic 4,038,000 0.062%
125 Image:Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo 3,999,000 0.061%
126 Image:Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico (US) 3,955,000 0.06%
127 Image:Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,907,000 0.06%
128 Image:Palestinian flag.svg Palestinian territories 3,702,000 0.056%
129 Image:Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon 3,577,000 0.055%
130 Image:Flag of Somaliland.svg Somaliland 3,500,000 0.053%
131 Image:Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 3,463,000 0.053%
132 Image:Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania 3,431,000 0.052%
133 Image:Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia 3,283,000 0.05%
134 Image:Flag of Panama (bordered).svg Panama 3,232,000 0.049%
135 Image:Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia 3,215,800 0.049%
136 Image:Flag of Albania.svg Albania 3,130,000 0.048%
136 Image:Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania 3,069,000 0.047%
138 Image:Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait 2,687,000 0.041%
139 Image:Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica 2,651,000 0.04%
140 Image:Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia 2,646,000 0.04%
141 Image:Flag of Oman (bordered).svg Oman 2,567,000 0.039%
142 Image:Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia 2,307,000 0.035%
143 Image:Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan 2,163,000 0.033% <ref name="bhu">The figure from the government of Bhutan does not agree with the UN figure. The 2005 Census figure is 672,425.</ref>
144 Image:Flag of Macedonia.svg Republic of Macedonia 2,034,000 0.031%
145 Image:Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia 2,031,000 0.031%
146 Image:Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 2,007,609 0.031% population clock
147 Image:Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho 1,795,000 0.027%
148 Image:Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana 1,765,000 0.027%
149 Image:Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau 1,586,000 0.024%
150 Image:Flag of The Gambia.svg The Gambia 1,517,000 0.023%
151 Image:Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon 1,384,000 0.021%
152 Image:Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia 1,330,000 0.02%
153 Image:Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago 1,305,000 0.02%
154 Image:Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius 1,245,000 0.019% <ref name="mau">Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and St. Brandon</ref>
155 Image:Flag of Swaziland.svg Swaziland 1,032,000 0.016%
156 Image:Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor 947,000 0.014%
157 Image:Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 848,000 0.013%
158 Image:Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus 835,000 0.013% <ref>Includes theTurkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (264,172). The Statistical Institute of the Republic of Cyprus shows a population of 749,200 (2004 Census).</ref>
159 Image:Flag of Qatar (bordered).svg Qatar 813,000 0.012%
160 Image:Flag of the Comoros.svg Comoros 798,000 0.012% <ref name="com">Includes the island of Mayotte (with a population as of 2002 of 160,265)</ref>
161 Image:Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti 793,000 0.012%
162 Image:Flag of France.svg Réunion (France) 785,000 0.012%
163 Image:Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana 751,000 0.011%
164 Image:Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain 727,000 0.011%
165 Image:Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro 620,145 0.009% <ref name="me">[2]: Official Figure from 2003 census.</ref>
166 Image:Flag of Transnistria.svg Transnistria 555,347 0.008%
167 Image:Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde 507,000 0.008%
168 Image:Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea 504,000 0.008%
169 Image:Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Islands 478,000 0.007%
170 Image:Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg 465,000 0.007%
171 Image:Flag of Macau.svg Macau (PR China) 460,000 0.007%
172 Image:Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname 449,000 0.007%
173 Image:Flag of France.svg Guadeloupe (France) 448,000 0.007%
174 Image:Flag of Malta (bordered).svg Malta 402,000 0.006%
175 Image:Flag of France.svg Martinique (France) 396,000 0.006%
176 Image:Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei 374,000 0.006%
177 Image:Flag of Western Sahara.svg Western Sahara 341,000 0.005%
178 Image:Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives 329,000 0.005%
179 Image:Flag of the Bahamas.svg The Bahamas 323,000 0.005%
180 Image:Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland 304,334 0.005%
181 Image:Flag of Belize.svg Belize 287,730 0.004%
182 Image:Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados 279,000 0.004%
183 Image:Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 264,172 0.004%
184 Image:Flag of French Polynesia.svg French Polynesia (France) 257,000 0.004%
185 Image:Flag of France.svg New Caledonia (France) 237,000 0.004%
186 Image:Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu 211,000 0.003%
187 Image:Flag of France.svg French Guiana (France) 187,000 0.003%
188 Image:Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa 185,000 0.003%
189 Image:Flag of the Netherlands Antilles (bordered).svg Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 183,000 0.003%
190 Image:Flag of Guam.svg Guam (US) 170,000 0.003%
191 Image:Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia 161,000 0.002%
192 Image:Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe 157,000 0.002%
193 Image:Flag of Abkhazia.svg Abkhazia 150,000 0.002%
194 Channel Islands (UK) 149,000 0.002% <ref name="ci">Consists of the bailiwicks of Guernsey (with a population as of the 2001 census of 62,101) and Jersey (with a population as of the 2001 census of 87,186)</ref>
195 Image:Flag of Nagorno-Karabakh.svg Nagorno-Karabakh 145,000 0.002%
196 Image:Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 119,000 0.002%
197 Image:Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg U.S. Virgin Islands (US) 112,000 0.002%
198 Image:Flag of Micronesia.svg Federated States of Micronesia 110,000 0.002%
199 Image:Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada 103,000 0.002%
200 Image:Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga 102,000 0.002%
201 Image:Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba (Netherlands) 99,000 0.002%
202 Image:Flag of Kiribati.svg Kiribati 99,000 0.002%
203 Image:Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda 81,000 0.001%
204 Image:Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg Northern Mariana Islands (US) 81,000 0.001%
205 Image:Flag of the Seychelles.svg Seychelles 81,000 0.001%
206 Image:Flag of Dominica.svg Dominica 79,000 0.001%
207 Image:Flag of the Isle of Man.svg Isle of Man (UK) 77,000 0.001%
208 Image:Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra 70,900 0.001% population clock
209 Image:Flag of South Ossetia.svg South Ossetia 70,000 0.001%
210 Image:Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda (UK) 65,800 0.001% population clock
211 Image:Flag of American Samoa.svg American Samoa (US) 65,000 0.001%
212 Image:Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg Marshall Islands 62,000 0.0009% population clock
213 Image:Flag of Greenland (bordered).svg Greenland (Denmark) 57,100 0.0009% population clock
214 Image:Flag of the Faroe Islands (bordered).svg Faroe Islands (Denmark) 47,000 0.0007%
215 Image:Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands (UK) 45,000 0.0007%
216 Image:Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis 43,000 0.0007%
217 Image:Flag of Monaco (bordered).svg Monaco 35,000 0.0005%
218 Image:Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein 34,000 0.0005% population clock
219 Image:Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino 29,000 0.0004% population clock
220 Image:Flag of Gibraltar (bordered).svg Gibraltar (UK) 28,000 0.0004% population clock
221 Image:Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 26,000 0.0004%
222 Image:Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg British Virgin Islands (UK) 23,000 0.0004% population clock
223 Image:Flag of Palau.svg Palau 20,620 0.0003% population clock
224 Image:Flag of the Cook Islands.svg Cook Islands (NZ) 18,700 0.0003%
225 Image:Flag of France.svg Wallis and Futuna (France) 15,480 0.0002%
226 Image:Flag of Anguilla.svg Anguilla (UK) 13,430 0.0002% population clock
227 Image:Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru 13,400 0.0002% population clock
228 Image:Flag of Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu 11,890 0.0002% population clock
229 Image:Flag of France.svg Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (France) 7,090 0.0001% population clock
230 Image:Flag of Saint Helena.svg Saint Helena (UK) 5,000 less than 0.00008% <ref name="sh">Includes Ascension and Tristan da Cunha</ref>
231 Image:Flag of Montserrat.svg Montserrat (UK) 4,000 less than 0.00007%
232 Image:Flag of the Falkland Islands.svg Falkland Islands (UK) 3,000 less than 0.00005%
233 Image:Flag of Niue.svg Niue (NZ) 1,000 less than 0.00002%
234 Image:Flag of New Zealand.svg Tokelau (NZ) 1,000 less than 0.00002%
235 Image:Flag of the Vatican City.svg Vatican City 1,000 less than 0.00002%
236 Image:Flag of the Pitcairn Islands.svg Pitcairn Islands (UK) 68 less than 0.0000011%

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