THE WORLD POPULATION AND THE TOP TEN
COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST POPULATION
The ten countries with the largest population in the world today
are China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan,
Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico.

TOP TEN COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST POPULATION#Country2000
Population2019
PopulationGrowth % Pop
2000 – 20192050
Expected Pop.

1China1,268,301,6051,420,062,02211.2 %1,301,627,048
2India1,006,300,2971,368,737,51336.0 %1,656,553,632
3United States282,162,411329,093,11016.6 %398,328,349
4Indonesia214,090,575269,536,48225.9 %300,183,166
5Brazil174,315,386212,392,71721.8 %232,304,177
6Pakistan152,429,036204,596,44234.2 %290,847,790
7Nigeria123,945,463200,962,41762.1 %391,296,754
8Bangladesh128,734,672168,065,92030.5 %193,092,763
9Russia147,053,966143,895,551- 2.2 %129,908,086
10Mexico99,775,434132,328,03532.6 %150,567,503
TOP TEN Countries3,597,108,8454,449,670,20923.7 %4,950,140,178
Rest of the World2,547,898,1443,266,553,00028.2 %4,329,774,957
TOTAL World Population6,145,006,9897,716,223,20925.6 %9,374,484,225NOTES: (1) The Top 10 Most Populated Countries of the World Table was updated May 9, 2019. (2) Detailed data for individual countries may be found clicking on each country name. (3) Demographic (population) estimates for years 2019, 2050 and 2000 are based mainly on mid-year data from the US Census Bureau website and the United Nations Population Department. (4) The China population data is for the mainland only. (5) Data from the Internet World Stats website may be cited, always giving the due credit and establishing an active link back to the websiteInternet World Stats. (6) For definitions, navigation help and methodology, see the Site Surfing Guide. Copyright © 2019, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.

Not surprisingly, the largest countries in the world in terms of population are China and India, with both countries now having populations of well over a billion. The United States comes in third with just under 325 million residents. The BRIC countries (BrazilRussia, India and China), generally regarded as the four major emerging economies expected to dominate in the 21st century, are all in the top ten most populous countries, indicating how important the sheer size of their populations are to their economic expansion.

However, a number of countries considered by the International Monetary Fund to be developing countries (that is, having not achieved a high degree of industrialization relative to their populations, and where the population typically has a medium to low standard of living) also have sizeable populations, including Nigeria (over 190 million), Bangladesh (almost 165 million) and Mexico (around 129 million), demonstrating that the issues affecting developing nations span multiple continents.

It is notable that a number of the largest economies in the world have smaller populations, particularly in Europe. The United KingdomGermanyFrance, and Italy are all among the top ten largest economies and all have populations of under 100 million. Their numbers range from 82 million (Germany) to just under 60 million (Italy).

Furthermore, several extremely small countries, such as MonacoLuxembourg, and the Cayman Islands – all with fewer than a million residents – play a much larger role in the financial world than their population numbers would suggest. In contrast, Canada, which is also a major economic player and one of the largest countries in the world by landmass, has a relatively small population for its size, with around 36.5 million residents.00:02/01:28

RankCountry2019 Population 2018 PopulationGrowth RateArea2018 Density
1China1,433,783,6861,427,647,7860.43%9,706,961 km²148/km²
2India1,366,417,7541,352,642,2801.02%3,287,590 km²416/km²
3United States329,064,917327,096,2650.60%9,372,610 km²35/km²
4Indonesia270,625,568267,670,5431.10%1,904,569 km²142/km²
5Pakistan216,565,318212,228,2862.04%881,912 km²246/km²
6Brazil211,049,527209,469,3230.75%8,515,767 km²25/km²
7Nigeria200,963,599195,874,6832.60%923,768 km²218/km²
8Bangladesh163,046,161161,376,7081.03%147,570 km²1,105/km²
9Russia145,872,256145,734,0380.09%17,098,242 km²9/km²
10Mexico127,575,529126,190,7881.10%1,964,375 km²65/km²
11Japan126,860,301127,202,192-0.27%377,930 km²336/km²
12Ethiopia112,078,730109,224,4142.61%1,104,300 km²101/km²
13Philippines108,116,615106,651,3941.37%342,353 km²316/km²
14Egypt100,388,07398,423,5982.00%1,002,450 km²100/km²
15Vietnam96,462,10695,545,9620.96%331,212 km²291/km²
16DR Congo86,790,56784,068,0913.24%2,344,858 km²37/km²
17Germany83,517,04583,124,4180.47%357,114 km²234/km²
18Turkey83,429,61582,340,0881.32%783,562 km²106/km²
19Iran82,913,90681,800,1881.36%1,648,195 km²50/km²
20Thailand69,625,58269,428,4530.28%513,120 km²136/km²
21United Kingdom67,530,17267,141,6840.58%242,900 km²278/km²
22France65,129,72864,990,5110.21%551,695 km²118/km²
23Italy60,550,07560,627,291-0.13%301,336 km²201/km²
24South Africa58,558,27057,792,5181.33%1,221,037 km²48/km²
25Tanzania58,005,46356,313,4383.00%945,087 km²61/km²
26Myanmar54,045,42053,708,3200.63%676,578 km²80/km²
27Kenya52,573,97351,392,5652.30%580,367 km²91/km²
28South Korea51,225,30851,171,7060.10%100,210 km²511/km²
29Colombia50,339,44349,661,0481.37%1,141,748 km²44/km²
30Spain46,736,77646,692,8580.09%505,992 km²92/km²
31Argentina44,780,67744,361,1500.95%2,780,400 km²16/km²
32Uganda44,269,59442,729,0363.61%241,550 km²183/km²
33Ukraine43,993,63844,246,156-0.57%603,500 km²73/km²
34Algeria43,053,05442,228,4081.95%2,381,741 km²18/km²
35Sudan42,813,23841,801,5332.42%1,886,068 km²23/km²
36Iraq39,309,78338,433,6002.28%438,317 km²90/km²
37Afghanistan38,041,75437,171,9212.34%652,230 km²58/km²
38Poland37,887,76837,921,592-0.09%312,679 km²121/km²
39Canada37,411,04737,074,5620.91%9,984,670 km²4/km²
40Morocco36,471,76936,029,0931.23%446,550 km²82/km²
41Saudi Arabia34,268,52833,702,7561.68%2,149,690 km²16/km²
42Uzbekistan32,981,71632,476,2441.56%447,400 km²74/km²
43Peru32,510,45331,989,2601.63%1,285,216 km²25/km²
44Malaysia31,949,77731,528,0331.34%330,803 km²97/km²
45Angola31,825,29530,809,7873.30%1,246,700 km²26/km²
46Ghana30,417,85629,767,1022.19%238,533 km²128/km²
47Mozambique30,366,03629,496,0042.95%801,590 km²38/km²
48Yemen29,161,92228,498,6832.33%527,968 km²55/km²
49Nepal28,608,71028,095,7141.83%147,181 km²194/km²
50Venezuela28,515,82928,887,118-1.29%916,445 km²31/km²
51Madagascar26,969,30726,262,3132.69%587,041 km²46/km²
52Cameroon25,876,38025,216,2672.62%475,442 km²54/km²
53Ivory Coast25,716,54425,069,2302.58%322,463 km²80/km²
54North Korea25,666,16125,549,6040.46%120,538 km²213/km²
55Australia25,203,19824,898,1521.23%7,692,024 km²3/km²
56Taiwan23,773,87623,726,4600.20%36,193 km²657/km²
57Niger23,310,71522,442,8223.87%1,267,000 km²18/km²
58Sri Lanka21,323,73321,228,7630.45%65,610 km²325/km²
59Burkina Faso20,321,37819,751,4662.89%272,967 km²74/km²
60Mali19,658,03119,077,7493.04%1,240,192 km²16/km²
61Romania19,364,55719,506,114-0.73%238,391 km²81/km²
62Chile18,952,03818,729,1601.19%756,102 km²25/km²
63Malawi18,628,74718,143,2172.68%118,484 km²157/km²
64Kazakhstan18,551,42718,319,6181.27%2,724,900 km²7/km²
65Zambia17,861,03017,351,7082.94%752,612 km²24/km²
66Guatemala17,581,47217,247,8491.93%108,889 km²161/km²
67Ecuador17,373,66217,084,3581.69%276,841 km²63/km²
68Netherlands17,097,13017,059,5600.22%41,850 km²409/km²
69Syria17,070,13516,945,0570.74%185,180 km²92/km²
70Cambodia16,486,54216,249,7921.46%181,035 km²91/km²
71Senegal16,296,36415,854,3232.79%196,722 km²83/km²
72Chad15,946,87615,477,7293.03%1,284,000 km²12/km²
73Somalia15,442,90515,008,2262.90%637,657 km²24/km²
74Zimbabwe14,645,46814,438,8021.43%390,757 km²37/km²
75Guinea12,771,24612,414,2932.88%245,857 km²52/km²
76Rwanda12,626,95012,301,9702.64%26,338 km²479/km²
77Benin11,801,15111,485,0442.75%112,622 km²105/km²
78Tunisia11,694,71911,565,2011.12%163,610 km²71/km²
79Belgium11,539,32811,482,1780.50%30,528 km²378/km²
80Burundi11,530,58011,175,3743.18%27,834 km²414/km²
81Bolivia11,513,10011,353,1421.41%1,098,581 km²10/km²
82Cuba11,333,48311,338,134-0.04%109,884 km²103/km²
83Haiti11,263,07711,123,1781.26%27,750 km²406/km²
84South Sudan11,062,11310,975,9270.79%619,745 km²18/km²
85Dominican Republic10,738,95810,627,1411.05%48,671 km²221/km²
86Czech Republic10,689,20910,665,6770.22%78,865 km²136/km²
87Greece10,473,45510,522,246-0.46%131,990 km²79/km²
88Portugal10,226,18710,256,193-0.29%92,090 km²111/km²
89Jordan10,101,6949,965,3181.37%89,342 km²113/km²
90Azerbaijan10,047,7189,949,5370.99%86,600 km²116/km²
91Sweden10,036,3799,971,6380.65%450,295 km²22/km²
92United Arab Emirates9,770,5299,630,9591.45%83,600 km²117/km²
93Honduras9,746,1179,587,5221.65%112,492 km²87/km²
94Hungary9,684,6799,707,499-0.24%93,028 km²104/km²
95Belarus9,452,4119,452,617-0.00%207,600 km²46/km²
96Tajikistan9,321,0189,100,8352.42%143,100 km²65/km²
97Austria8,955,1028,891,3880.72%83,871 km²107/km²
98Papua New Guinea8,776,1098,606,3231.97%462,840 km²19/km²
99Serbia8,772,2358,802,754-0.35%88,361 km²99/km²
100Switzerland8,591,3658,525,6110.77%41,284 km²208/km²
101Israel8,519,3778,381,5161.64%20,770 km²410/km²
102Togo8,082,3667,889,0932.45%56,785 km²142/km²
103Sierra Leone7,813,2157,650,1502.13%71,740 km²109/km²
104Hong Kong7,436,1547,371,7300.87%1,104 km²6,736/km²
105Laos7,169,4557,061,5071.53%236,800 km²30/km²
106Paraguay7,044,6366,956,0661.27%406,752 km²17/km²
107Bulgaria7,000,1197,051,608-0.73%110,879 km²63/km²
108Lebanon6,855,7136,859,408-0.05%10,452 km²656/km²
109Libya6,777,4526,678,5591.48%1,759,540 km²4/km²
110Nicaragua6,545,5026,465,5011.24%130,373 km²50/km²
111El Salvador6,453,5536,420,7460.51%21,041 km²307/km²
112Kyrgyzstan6,415,8506,304,0301.77%199,951 km²32/km²
113Turkmenistan5,942,0895,850,9011.56%488,100 km²12/km²
114Singapore5,804,3375,757,4990.81%710 km²8,175/km²
115Denmark5,771,8765,752,1260.34%43,094 km²134/km²
116Finland5,532,1565,522,5760.17%338,424 km²16/km²
117Slovakia5,457,0135,453,0140.07%49,037 km²111/km²
118Republic of the Congo5,380,5085,244,3592.60%342,000 km²16/km²
119Norway5,378,8575,337,9620.77%323,802 km²17/km²
120Costa Rica5,047,5614,999,4410.96%51,100 km²99/km²
121Palestine4,981,4204,862,9792.44%6,220 km²801/km²
122Oman4,974,9864,829,4733.01%309,500 km²16/km²
123Liberia4,937,3744,818,9732.46%111,369 km²44/km²
124Ireland4,882,4954,818,6901.32%70,273 km²69/km²
125New Zealand4,783,0634,743,1310.84%270,467 km²18/km²
126Central African Republic4,745,1854,666,3681.69%622,984 km²8/km²
127Mauritania4,525,6964,403,3132.78%1,030,700 km²4/km²
128Panama4,246,4394,176,8691.67%75,417 km²56/km²
129Kuwait4,207,0834,137,3121.69%17,818 km²236/km²
130Croatia4,130,3044,156,405-0.63%56,594 km²73/km²
131Moldova4,043,2634,051,944-0.21%33,846 km²119/km²
132Georgia3,996,7654,002,942-0.15%69,700 km²57/km²
133Eritrea3,497,1173,452,7861.28%117,600 km²30/km²
134Uruguay3,461,7343,449,2850.36%181,034 km²19/km²
135Bosnia and Herzegovina3,301,0003,323,925-0.69%51,209 km²64/km²
136Mongolia3,225,1673,170,2161.73%1,564,110 km²2/km²
137Armenia2,957,7312,951,7450.20%29,743 km²99/km²
138Jamaica2,948,2792,934,8470.46%10,991 km²268/km²
139Puerto Rico2,933,4083,039,596-3.49%8,870 km²331/km²
140Albania2,880,9172,882,740-0.06%28,748 km²100/km²
141Qatar2,832,0672,781,6821.81%11,586 km²244/km²
142Lithuania2,759,6272,801,264-1.49%65,300 km²42/km²
143Namibia2,494,5302,448,3011.89%825,615 km²3/km²
144Gambia2,347,7062,280,0942.97%10,689 km²220/km²
145Botswana2,303,6972,254,0682.20%582,000 km²4/km²
146Gabon2,172,5792,119,2752.52%267,668 km²8/km²
147Lesotho2,125,2682,108,3280.80%30,355 km²70/km²
148Macedonia2,083,4592,082,9570.02%25,713 km²81/km²
149Slovenia2,078,6542,077,8370.04%20,273 km²103/km²
150Guinea-Bissau1,920,9221,874,3032.49%36,125 km²53/km²
151Latvia1,906,7431,928,459-1.13%64,559 km²30/km²
152Bahrain1,641,1721,569,4464.57%765 km²2,145/km²
153Trinidad and Tobago1,394,9731,389,8430.37%5,130 km²272/km²
154Equatorial Guinea1,355,9861,308,9753.59%28,051 km²48/km²
155Estonia1,325,6481,322,9200.21%45,227 km²29/km²
156Timor-Leste1,293,1191,267,9741.98%14,874 km²87/km²
157Mauritius1,269,6681,267,1850.20%2,040 km²622/km²
158Cyprus1,198,5751,189,2650.78%9,251 km²130/km²
159Swaziland1,148,1301,136,2811.04%17,364 km²66/km²
160Djibouti973,560958,9231.53%23,200 km²42/km²
161Fiji889,953883,4830.73%18,272 km²49/km²
162Reunion888,927882,5260.73%2,511 km²354/km²
163Comoros850,886832,3222.23%1,862 km²457/km²
164Guyana782,766779,0060.48%214,969 km²4/km²
165Bhutan763,092754,3881.15%38,394 km²20/km²
166Solomon Islands669,823652,8572.60%28,896 km²23/km²
167Macau640,445631,6361.39%30 km²21,348/km²
168Montenegro627,987627,8090.03%13,812 km²45/km²
169Luxembourg615,729604,2451.90%2,586 km²238/km²
170Western Sahara582,463567,4022.65%266,000 km²2/km²
171Suriname581,372575,9900.93%163,820 km²4/km²
172Cape Verde549,935543,7671.13%4,033 km²136/km²
173Maldives530,953515,6962.96%300 km²1,770/km²
174Malta440,372439,2480.26%316 km²1,394/km²
175Brunei433,285428,9631.01%5,765 km²75/km²
176Guadeloupe400,056399,8480.05%1,628 km²246/km²
177Belize390,353383,0711.90%22,966 km²17/km²
178Bahamas389,482385,6371.00%13,943 km²28/km²
179Martinique375,554375,673-0.03%1,128 km²333/km²
180Iceland339,031336,7130.69%103,000 km²3/km²
181Vanuatu299,882292,6802.46%12,189 km²25/km²
182French Guiana290,832282,9382.79%83,534 km²3/km²
183Barbados287,025286,6410.13%430 km²668/km²
184New Caledonia282,750279,9930.98%18,575 km²15/km²
185French Polynesia279,287277,6790.58%4,167 km²67/km²
186Mayotte266,150259,5312.55%374 km²712/km²
187Sao Tome and Principe215,056211,0281.91%964 km²223/km²
188Samoa197,097196,1290.49%2,842 km²69/km²
189Saint Lucia182,790181,8890.50%616 km²297/km²
190Guam167,294165,7680.92%549 km²305/km²
191Curacao163,424162,7520.41%444 km²368/km²
192Kiribati117,606115,8471.52%811 km²145/km²
193Micronesia113,815112,6401.04%702 km²162/km²
194Grenada112,003111,4540.49%344 km²326/km²
195Saint Vincent and the Grenadines110,589110,2110.34%389 km²284/km²
196Aruba106,314105,8450.44%180 km²591/km²
197United States Virgin Islands104,578104,680-0.10%347 km²301/km²
198Tonga104,494103,1971.26%747 km²140/km²
199Seychelles97,73997,0960.66%452 km²216/km²
200Antigua and Barbuda97,11896,2860.86%442 km²220/km²
201Isle of Man84,58484,0770.60%572 km²148/km²
202Andorra77,14277,0060.18%468 km²165/km²
203Dominica71,80871,6250.26%751 km²96/km²
204Cayman Islands64,94864,1741.21%264 km²246/km²
205Bermuda62,50662,756-0.40%54 km²1,158/km²
206Marshall Islands58,79158,4130.65%181 km²325/km²
207Northern Mariana Islands57,21656,8820.59%464 km²123/km²
208Greenland56,67256,5640.19%2,166,086 km²0/km²
209American Samoa55,31255,465-0.28%199 km²278/km²
210Saint Kitts and Nevis52,82352,4410.73%261 km²202/km²
211Faroe Islands48,67848,4970.37%1,393 km²35/km²
212Sint Maarten42,38841,9401.07%34 km²1,247/km²
213Monaco38,96438,6820.73%2.02 km²19,289/km²
214Turks and Caicos Islands38,19137,6651.40%948 km²40/km²
215Liechtenstein38,01937,9100.29%160 km²238/km²
216Saint Martin38,00237,2641.98%53 km²717/km²
217San Marino33,86033,7850.22%61 km²555/km²
218Gibraltar33,70133,718-0.05%6 km²5,617/km²
219British Virgin Islands30,03029,8020.77%151 km²199/km²
220Palau18,00817,9070.56%459 km²39/km²
221Cook Islands17,54817,5180.17%236 km²74/km²
222Anguilla14,86914,7310.94%91 km²163/km²
223Tuvalu11,64611,5081.20%26 km²448/km²
224Wallis and Futuna11,43211,661-1.96%142 km²81/km²
225Nauru10,75610,6700.81%21 km²512/km²
226Saint Barthélemy9,8479,8160.32%21 km²469/km²
227Saint Pierre and Miquelon5,8225,849-0.46%242 km²24/km²
228Montserrat4,9894,993-0.08%102 km²49/km²
229Falkland Islands3,3773,2344.42%12,173 km²0/km²
230Niue1,6151,620-0.31%260 km²6/km²
231Tokelau1,3401,3191.59%12 km²112/km²
232Vatican City799801-0.25%0.44 km²1,816/km²
About the Author

Sande Kennedy is the founder and Editor in Chief of SandeKennedy.com & Kenyans247.com He is a Kenyan-based Internetprenuer,blogger Political Activist & informer who has an interest in politics, governance, corporate-fraud and human-interest. Kindly drop me a note if you feel aggrieved on any matter that you would want to be highlighted  WhatsApp: +254791890826 Read More about me here