Map of countries by population for the
year 2007
This is a
list of countries ordered
according to population. The
list includes
sovereign
states and inhabited
dependent
territories based on the ISO standard
ISO
31661.
Areas that form integral parts of sovereign states, such as the
countries of the United
Kingdom, are counted as part of the sovereign states concerned.
Not
included are other entities, such as the European Union, that are not sovereign
states, and dependent territories that do not have permanent
populations, such as various countries' claims to Antarctica. The estimated total population of the world
is .
Figures used in this chart are based on the most recent estimate or
projection by the national
census authority
where available and generally rounded off. Where national data is
unavailable, figures are based on the 2009 July 1 estimate by the
United Nations Department of Economic
and Social Affairs – Population Division. Because the compiled
figures are not collected at the same time in every country, or at
the same level of
accuracy, the resulting
numerical comparisons may result in misleading conclusions.
Further, the addition of all countries may not equal the world
total.
Sovereign states are listed in bold text and dependent territories
in italic. States listed that do not have general recognition are
in bold and italic.
For a graphical version of this list, see
List of countries by
population . See also
list of
countries and dependencies by population density and the
list of
regional organizations by population.
List
Figures indicated by "UN estimate" are based on the July 1, 2009
estimate by the
United Nations
Department of Economic and Social Affairs – Population
Division.
Rank 
Country / Territory 
Population 
Date Last Updated 
% of World Population 
Source 
1 


, 
% 
Chinese Population clock 
2 


, 
% 
Indian Population clock 
3 

 ,  %  style="fontsize: 75%" Official USA Population clock

4 

231,369,500 

% 
Statistics Indonesia estimate 
5 


, 
% 
Official Brazilian population clock 
6 


, 
% 
Official
Pakistani Population clock 
7 

162,221,000 

% 
UN estimate 
8 

154,729,000 

% 
UN estimate 
9 

141,909,279 
October 1, 2009 
% 
Federal State Statistics Service of
Russia

10 

127,560,000 
October 1, 2009 
% 
Official Japan Statistics Bureau estimate 
11 

107,550,697 

% 
INEGI estimate National Population Statistics of Mexico 
12 

92,226,600 
Mid2009 
% 
National Statistics Office medium
projection 
13 

85,789,573 
April 1, 2009 
% 
Official preliminary results of the 2009
census 
14 

81,882,342 
March 31, 2009 
% 
Federal Statistical Office 
15 

79,221,000 
July 2008 
% 
Ethiopia Central Statistics Agency 
16 


, 
% 
Official Egyptian Population clock 
17 

74,196,000 

% 
UN estimate 
18 

71,517,100 
December 31, 2008 
% 
Turkish Statistical Institute estimate 
19 

66,020,000 

% 
UN estimate 
20 

65,073,482 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Official INSEE estimate
The figure for France without the overseas collectivities is
64,303,482.

21 

63,389,730 
December 31, 2008 
% 
Official
Thai Statistics estimate 
22 

61,634,599 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
23 

60,200,060 
June 2009 
% 
Official ISTAT estimate 
24 
(Burma) 
50,020,000 

% 
UN estimate 
25 

49,320,500 
July 1, 2009 
% 
Statistics South Africa 
26 

48,333,000 

% 
UN estimate 
27 

46,011,345 
October 1, 2009 
% 
Official UKRSTAT estimate 
28 

45,967,632 
October 1, 2009 
% 
Official INE estimate 
29 


, 
% 
Official Colombian Population clock 
30 

43,739,000 

% 
UN estimate 
31 

40,134,425 
June 30, 2009 
% 
Official INDEC estimate 
32 

39,802,000 

% 
UN estimate 
33 

39,154,490 
April 22, 2008 
% 
2008 Sudanese census 
34 

38,100,700 

% 
Official Central Statistics Office of
Poland 
35 

34,895,000 

% 
UN estimate 
36 


, 
% 
Official Canadian Population clock 
37 

32,710,000 

% 
UN estimate 
38 


, 
% 
Official Moroccan Population clock 
39 

30,747,000 

% 
UN estimate 
40 

29,331,000 

% 
UN estimate 
41 

29,132,013 
June 30, 2009 
% 
Official INEI estimate 
42 


, 
% 
Official Venezuelan Population clock 
43 

28,306,700 

% 
Statistic Department of Malaysia 
44 

28,150,000 

% 
UN estimate 
45 

27,488,000 

% 
UN estimate 
46 

25,721,000 

% 
UN estimate 
47 

24,051,706 
October, 2008 
% 
UNFPA 
48 

23,837,000 

% 
UN estimate 
49 

23,580,000 

% 
UN estimate 
50 

23,069,345 
June 30, 2009 
% 
Official
National Statistics Taiwan estimate 
51 

22,894,000 

% 
UN estimate 
52 


, 
% 
Official Australian Population clock 
53 

21,906,000 

% 
UN estimate 
54 

21,498,616 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
55 

21,075,000 

% 
UN estimate 
56 

20,238,000 

% 
UN estimate 
57 

19,625,000 

% 
UN estimate 
58 

19,522,000 

% 
UN estimate 
59 

18,498,000 

% 
UN estimate 
60 


, 
% 
Official INE projection (p.36) 
61 


, 
% 
Official Netherlands population clock 
62 

15,776,492 
July 1, 2009 
% 
National Statistics Agency estimate 
63 

15,757,000 

% 
UN estimate 
64 

15,290,000 

% 
UN estimate 
65 

15,263,000 

% 
UN estimate 
66 

14,805,000 

% 
UN estimate 
67 


, 
% 
Official Ecuadorian population clock 
68 

14,027,000 

% 
UN estimate 
69 

13,010,000 

% 
UN estimate 
70 

12,935,000 

% 
UN estimate 
71 

12,534,000 

% 
UN estimate 
72 

12,523,000 

% 
UN estimate 
73 

11,274,106 
June 2009 
% 
Chadian
2009 census 
74 

11,260,402 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
75 

11,204,000 

% 
UN estimate 
76 

10,754,528 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
77 

10,627,250 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
78 

10,476,543 
March 31, 2009 
% 
Czech Statistical Office 
79 

10,327,800 
July 1, 2008 
% 
National
Statistics Institute of Tunisia 
80 

10,090,000 

% 
UN estimate 
81 

10,069,000 

% 
UN estimate 
82 

10,033,000 

% 
UN estimate 
83 

10,031,208 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
84 

9,998,000 

% 
UN estimate 
85 

9,879,000 

% 
UN estimate 
86 

9,850,000 

% 
UN estimate 
87 

9,671,900 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Official statistics of Belarus 
88 

9,325,429 
September 30, 2009 
% 
Statistics Sweden 
89 

9,133,000 

% 
UN estimate 
90 

8,935,000 

% 
UN estimate 
91 

8,896,900 
April 1, 2009 
% 
State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan 
92 

8,355,260 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
93 

8,303,000 

% 
UN estimate 
94 

7,761,800 
September 30, 2009 
% 
Official Switzerland Statistics estimate 
95 

7,606,551 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
96 

7,466,000 

% 
UN estimate 
97 

7,472,700 
September 30, 2009 
% 
Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics 
98 

7,008,900 
December 31, 2008 
% 
Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department 
99 

6,952,000 

% 
UN estimate 
100 

6,732,000 

% 
UN estimate 
101 

6,619,000 

% 
UN estimate 
102 

6,420,000 

% 
UN estimate 
103 

6,349,000 

% 
UN estimate 
104 

6,320,000 

% 
UN estimate 
105 

6,316,000 

% 
UN estimate 
106 

6,163,000 

% 
UN estimate 
107 

5,743,000 

% 
UN estimate 
108 

5,696,000 

% 
UN estimate 
109 

5,532,531 
September 30, 2009 
% 
Statistics Denmark 
110 

5,482,000 

% 
UN estimate 
111 

5,416,958 
June 31, 2009 
% 
Statistics Slovakia 
112 


, 
% 
Official Finnish Population clock 
113 

5,110,000 

% 
UN estimate 
114 

5,073,000 

% 
UN estimate 
115 

4,987,600 
Mid2009 
% 
Statistics Singapore 
116 


, 
% 
Official Norwegian Population clock 
117 

4,599,000 

% 
UN estimate 
118 

4,579,000 

% 
UN estimate 
119 

4,459,300 
April 1, 2009 
% 
Irish Central Statistics Office estimate 
120 

4,435,056 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
121 

4,422,000 

% 
UN estimate 
122 

4,385,400 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Statistics Georgia 
123 

4,315,800 
June 30, 2009 
% 
" Population Estimates as at 30 June 2009 
124 

4,224,000 

% 
UN estimate 
125 

3,982,000 

% 
UN estimate 
126 

3,767,000 

% 
UN estimate 
127 

3,761,646 
December 1, 2007 
% 
2007 Palestinian Bureau Census 
128 

3,683,000 

% 
UN estimate 
129 

3,567,500 
January 1, 2009 
% 
National
Bureau of Statistics of Moldova 
130 

3,476,608 
March 21, 2008 
% 
2008 Population and Housing Census 
131 

3,454,000 

% 
UN estimate 
132 

3,361,000 

% 
UN estimate 
133 

3,349,872 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
134 

3,291,000 

% 
UN estimate 
135 

3,230,100 
January 1, 2008 
% 
[10716] 
136 

3,170,000 
January 1, 2008 
% 
[10717] 
137 

2,985,000 

% 
UN estimate 
138 

2,845,000 

% 
UN estimate 
139 

2,719,000 

% 
UN estimate 
140 

2,671,000 

% 
UN estimate 
141 

2,254,000 
September 2009 
% 
Official Statistics of Latvia 
142 

2,171,000 

% 
UN estimate 
143 

2,067,000 

% 
UN estimate 
144 

2,048,620 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
145 


, 
% 
Official
Slovenian population clock 
146 

1,950,000 

% 
UN estimate 
147 

1,705,000 

% 
UN estimate 
148 

1,611,000 

% 
UN estimate 
149 

1,475,000 

% 
UN estimate 
150 

1,409,000 

% 
UN estimate 
151 

1,340,415 
January 1, 2009 
% 
[10718] 
152 

1,339,000 

% 
UN estimate 
153 

1,288,000
  %  style="fontsize: 75%"UN estimate

154 

1,185,000 

% 
UN estimate 
155 

1,134,000 

% 
UN estimate 
156 

864,000 

% 
UN estimate 
157 

849,000 

% 
UN estimate 
158 

793,963 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
159 

791,000 

% 
UN estimate 
160 

762,000 

% 
UN estimate 
161 

697,000 

% 
UN estimate 
162 

676,000 

% 
UN estimate 
163 

676,000 

% 
UN estimate 
164 

624,000 

% 
UN estimate 
165 

541,200 
September 30, 2009 
% 
Macau Statistics and Census Service 
166 

523,000 

% 
UN estimate 
167 

520,000 

% 
UN estimate 
168 

513,000 

% 
UN estimate 
169 

506,000 

% 
UN estimate 
170 

493,500 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
171 

413,627 
January 1, 2009 
% 
Eurostat estimate 
172 

400,000 

% 
UN estimate 
173 

342,000 

% 
UN estimate 
174 

322,100 
June 30, 2008 
% 
Statistical Institute of Belize 
175 

319,246 
July 1, 2009 
% 
Statistics Iceland 
176 

309,000 

% 
UN estimate 
177 

256,000 

% 
UN estimate 
178 

240,000 

% 
UN estimate 
179 

198,000 

% 
UN estimate 
180 

179,000 

% 
UN estimate 
181 

178,000 

% 
UN estimate 
182 

172,000 

% 
UN estimate 
183 

163,000 

% 
UN estimate 
184 

111,000 

% 
UN estimate 
185 

110,000 

% 
UN estimate 
186 

109,000 

% 
UN estimate 
187 

107,000 

% 
UN estimate 
188 

104,000 

% 
UN estimate 
189 

104,000 

% 
UN estimate 
190 

98,000 

% 
UN estimate 
191 

89,300 
December 31, 2006 
% 
States of Jersey Statistics Unit[10719] 
192 

88,000 

% 
UN estimate 
193 

87,000 

% 
UN estimate 
194 

86,000 

% 
UN estimate 
195 

84,000 

% 
UN estimate 
196 

80,000 

% 
UN estimate 
197 

67,000 

% 
UN estimate 
198 

67,000 

% 
UN estimate 
199 

65,000 

% 
UN estimate 
200 

62,000 

% 
UN estimate 
201 

61,811 
March 1, 2007 
% 
UN estimate: Series A, Table 2 
202 

57,000 

% 
UN estimate 
203 

56,000 

% 
UN estimate 
204 

52,000 

% 
UN estimate 
205 

49,006 
August 1, 2009 
% 
Official statistics of the Faroe Islands 
206 

35,593 
January 1, 2009 
% 
[10720] 
207 

33,000 

% 
UN estimate 
208 

33,000 

% 
UN estimate 
209 

31,000 

% 
UN estimate 
210 

30,800 
January 1, 2008 
% 
[10721] 
211 

23,000 

% 
UN estimate 
212 

20,000 

% 
UN estimate 
213 

20,000 

% 
UN estimate 
214 

15,000 

% 
UN estimate 
215 

10,000 

% 
UN estimate 
216 

10,000 

% 
UN estimate 
217 

5,900 

% 
UN estimate 
218 

4,500 

% 
UN estimate 
219 

3,000 

0.00005% 
UN estimate 
220 

1,500 

0.00003% 
UN estimate 
221 

1,200 

0.00003% 
UN estimate 
222 

800 

0.00002% 
UN estimate 
223 

50 

0.000001% 
UN estimate 
References
 The European Union is a sui generis supranational union whose
sovereign members delegate to it by treaty certain powers that are
often exercised by sovereign states. Its combined population has
been estimated at 499,794,855 on January 1, 2009, and it would be
ranked 3rd if it were included in the list (7.4% of world
population)  see .
 Antarctica has no permanent residents, but a number of
governments maintain permanent research stations throughout the
continent. The number of people varies from about 1,000 in winter
to about 5000 in the summer.
 International Programs Center  census.gov
 Figure refers to Mainland China only. It excludes the
special
administrative regions and Taiwan.
 For the Conapo estimates, check under Republica Mexicana and
press "Ver" for statistics.
 Includes 7 French overseas collectivities: French Polynesia
(259,596 inh. in Aug. 2007), New Caledonia (244,410 inh. in Jan. 2008),
Mayotte (186,452 inh. in
July 2007), Saint Martin (35,263 inh. in Jan.
2006), Wallis and Futuna (13,484 inh. in Jul.
2008), Saint Barthélemy (8,450 inh. in Jan.
2007), Saint Pierre and Miquelon (6,125
inh. in Jan. 2006).
 Consists of the island groups of Taiwan, the Pescadores, Kinmen, Matsu, etc.
 Includes Christmas Island (1,508), Cocos
Islands (628), and Norfolk Island (1,828)
 Includes Kosovo
 includes Somaliland
 UN figure for mid2009 is 7,170,000, which excludes Israeli
population living in the West Bank.
 Includes Åland Islands
 Includes Svalbard
(2,701) and Jan Mayen Island
 Figure includes the Republic of Abkhazia (216,000) and
South
Ossetia (70,000)
 Includes Transnistria (555,347)
 Includes Agalega,
Rodrigues and St. Brandon
 includes North
Cyprus; UN estimate for mid2009 is 871,000
 Excludes the island of Mayotte.
 A 2003 U.S State Department report states the following:
"Although the 2002 census estimated the population at 1,015,000,
credible estimates put the number at closer to 500,000. The
opposition claimed that the Government inflated the census in
anticipation of the December presidential election." (...)
"Opposition leaders charged earlier in the year that census results
showing a twofold population increase were flawed and that numbers
were inflated to perpetuate election fraud." [1] The official census figures are available here.
 Includes Ascension and Tristan da
Cunha
See also
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