Top 100 most populous countries

How many people are in the world and where do they live? The total number of humans as of July 2018 is 7,524,090,000. And most of them live in Asia with the most populous independent state being China. The rapid growth of population in this region began from the 1950s. As a result, now 5 places in the top 10 are occupied by Asian countries. All other continents are represented only by one or two countries: the USA and Mexico (North America), Brazil (South America), Russia is from Europe (since most of the populace lives in the European part), and Nigeria (Africa).

However, this situation could change drastically by 2050. According to estimates published by the UN, the main driver of future growth will be Africa (plus 39%). The number of Europeans will decline approximately by 7%.

The two African countries (Nigeria, Ethiopia) will enter the top 10. At the same time, Russia will drop to 12th spot in the ranking, thus leaving the top of the list without European representation. The three member states of the Group of Seven (G7), Japan, Germany, and Italy, will not be able to maintain their positions in the ranking due to the projected significant population decline in these countries. The total world population in 2050 will reach 8,925,070,000.List of the 100 most populous countries with a density of population

CountryPopulation
China(incl. Hong Kong, Macao)1,426,279,708
India1,338,558,742
United States(incl. overseas territories)327,527,107
Indonesia263,564,697
Brazil210,193,253
Pakistan194,749,053
Nigeria185,313,910
Bangladesh165,552,994
Russia144,154,086
Mexico129,132,150
Japan127,962,410
Philippines104,134,624
Ethiopia102,675,041
Egypt96,325,988
Vietnam95,832,057
Germany81,845,984
Iran81,797,656
Turkey80,091,763
Democratic Republic of the Congo78,273,687
Thailand69,441,962
France(incl. overseas territories)67,699,975
United Kingdom(incl. overseas territories)66,465,841
Italy59,484,488
South Africa56,295,634
Tanzania55,490,497
Myanmar53,384,582
South Korea51,293,792
Colombia49,265,468
Kenya48,697,264
Spain46,569,676
Ukraine44,473,010
Argentina44,139,544
Uganda41,374,801
Algeria41,029,442
Sudan39,655,145
Poland38,491,521
Iraq37,295,157
Canada36,436,169
Morocco35,672,428
Afghanistan34,766,412
Saudi Arabia32,539,224
Peru32,114,828
Venezuela31,901,161
Uzbekistan31,875,299
Malaysia31,556,982
Nepal29,431,111
Mozambique28,739,923
Angola28,707,805
Ghana28,313,739
Yemen27,734,306
North Korea25,545,331
Madagascar24,958,652
Australia(incl. overseas territories)24,218,114
Taiwan23,809,728
Cote d’Ivoire23,628,006
Cameroon23,430,518
Sri Lanka21,030,652
Niger20,482,410
Romania19,824,382
Syria18,780,623
Burkina Faso18,627,215
Malawi18,116,403
Kazakhstan18,087,847
Chile18,078,354
Mali17,930,613
Netherlands(incl. overseas territories)17,380,880
Guatemala16,745,760
Zambia16,576,396
Ecuador16,557,229
Zimbabwe16,220,754
Cambodia15,958,315
Senegal15,428,967
Chad14,385,202
Somalia14,254,294
Guinea12,387,022
South Sudan12,201,227
Rwanda11,973,876
Cuba11,557,480
Tunisia11,524,084
Burundi11,479,724
Belgium11,364,779
Greece11,219,044
Bolivia10,982,123
Haiti10,960,936
Benin10,867,549
Dominican Republic10,776,164
Czechia10,645,674
Portugal10,417,153
Sweden9,849,353
Azerbaijan9,846,285
Hungary9,771,954
Jordan9,521,919
Belarus9,495,825
United Arab Emirates9,315,926
Honduras9,232,279
Serbia8,842,004
Tajikistan8,820,238
Austria8,746,235
Switzerland8,429,973
Israel8,223,822
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