List of countries by population

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This is a list of countries by population
Population
A population is all the organisms that both belong to the same group or species and live in the same geographical area. The area that is used to define a sexual population is such that inter-breeding is possible between any pair within the area and more probable than cross-breeding with individuals...

. The list includes independent countries and inhabited dependent territories based on the ISO standard ISO 3166-1
ISO 3166-1
ISO 3166-1 is part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization , and defines codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest. The official name of the standard is Codes for the representation of names...

. Also given, as a percentage, is each country's population compared to the population of the world, which is currently about .

Areas that form integral parts of sovereign states, such as the countries of the United Kingdom
Countries of the United Kingdom
Countries of the United Kingdom is a term used to describe England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. These four countries together form the sovereign state of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which is also described as a country. The alternative terms, constituent...

, are counted as part of the sovereign states concerned. Not included are other entities, such as the European Union
European Union
The European Union is an economic and political union of 27 independent member states which are located primarily in Europe. The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Economic Community , formed by six countries in 1958...

, that are not sovereign states, and dependent territories that do not have permanent populations, such as various countries' claims to Antarctica.

Figures used in this chart are based on the most recent estimate or projection by the national census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

 authority where available and usually rounded off. Where national data is not available, figures are based on the 2010 estimate by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is part of the United Nations Secretariat and is responsible for the follow-up to the major United Nations Summits and Conferences, as well as services to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the Second and Third Committees...

. Because the compiled figures are not collected at the same time in every country, or at the same level of accuracy
Statistics
Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of data. It deals with all aspects of this, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments....

, the resulting numerical comparisons may result in misleading conclusions. Further, the addition of all countries may not equal the world total.

For a graphical version of this list, see list of countries by population (graphical). See also list of countries and dependencies by population density and the list of regional organizations by population.

List

Rank Country (or dependent territory) Population Date % of world
population
Source
- World , 100.00% US Census Bureau's world population clock
1 1,339,724,852 November 1, 2010 % Census result
2 1,210,193,422 March 1, 2011 % Census result
3 Official population clock
4 237,641,326 May 1, 2010 % Census result
5 190,755,799 August 1, 2010 % Census result
6 Official population clock
7 162,471,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
8 142,914,136 January 1, 2011 % Official estimate
9 142,319,000 March 15, 2011 % Census result
10 127,720,000 October 1, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
11 112,336,538 June 12, 2010 % Census result
12 94,013,200 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
13 85,846,997 April 1, 2009 % Census result
14 82,101,998 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
15 81,729,000 April 30, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
16 , % Official population clock
17 , % Official population clock
18 73,722,988 December 31, 2010 % Official estimate
19 69,519,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
20 67,758,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
21 65,027,000 January 1, 2011 % Official estimate
22 62,300,000 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
23 60,705,991 May 31, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
24 50,586,757 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
25 48,337,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
26 48,219,000 November 1, 2010 % Census result
27 , % Official population clock
28 46,162,024 October 1, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
29 45,668,028 September 1, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
30 43,188,000 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
31 40,117,096 October 27, 2010 % Census result
32 38,610,097 August 24, 2009 % Census result
33 38,092,000 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
34 36,300,000 January 1, 2011 % Official estimate
35 34,482,779 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
36 32,939,800 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
37 , % Official population clock
38 32,358,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
39 32,105,000 July 1, 2009 % Official estimate
40 30,894,000 April 22, 2008 % Census result
41 29,797,694 June 30, 2011 % Official estimate
42 , % Official population clock
43 28,334,135 July 6, 2010 % Census result
44 28,000,000 January 1, 2010 % Official estimate
45 27,136,977 April 28, 2010 % Census result
46 26,620,809 June 22, 2011 % Census result
47 24,233,431 September 26, 2010 % Census result
48 24,052,231 October 1, 2008 % Census result
49 23,833,000 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
50 23,197,947 September 30, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
51 23,049,621 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
52 , % Official population clock
53 21,436,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
54 21,395,000 July 1, 2009 % Official estimate
55 , % Official population clock
56 20,653,000 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
57 19,618,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
58 19,406,100 January 1, 2010 % Official estimate
59 18,866,000 July 1, 2008 % Official estimate
60 17,248,450 June 30, 2011 % Official estimate
61 16,715,489 September 1, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
62 16,615,000 October 1, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
63 15,730,977 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
64 15,730,754 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
65 14,713,763 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
66 14,517,176 April 1, 2009 % Census result
67 14,483,499 November 28, 2010 % Census result
68 13,395,682 March 3, 2008 % Census result
69 13,077,160 June 1, 2008 % Census result
70 13,046,508 October 16, 2010 % Census result
71 12,855,153 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
72 12,754,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
73 11,274,106 May 20, 2009 % Census result
74 11,241,161 December 31, 2010 % Official estimate
75 10,839,905 January 1, 2010 % Official estimate
76 10,787,690 June 1, 2011 % Census result
77 10,673,800 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
78 10,555,853 March 21, 2011 % Census result
79 10,542,080 June 30, 2011 % Official estimate
80 10,426,154 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
81 10,718,379 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
82 10,217,591 July 1, 2009 % Official estimate
83 10,085,214 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
84 9,985,722 January 1, 2011 % Official estimate
85 9,557,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
86 9,471,174 September 30, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
87 9,468,000 October 1, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
88 9,378,818 December 1, 2010 % Census result
89 9,111,100 January 1, 2011 % Official estimate
90 9,100,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
91 8,575,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
92 8,419,776 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
93 8,264,070 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
94 8,260,490 April 22, 2008 % Census result
95 8,215,313 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
96 7,870,100 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
97 7,798,600 September 30, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
98 7,616,000 January 1, 2011 % Official estimate
99 7,364,570 February 1, 2011 % Census result
100 7,120,666 September 31, 2011 % Census result
101 (China
China
Chinese civilization may refer to:* China for more general discussion of the country.* Chinese culture* Greater China, the transnational community of ethnic Chinese.* History of China* Sinosphere, the area historically affected by Chinese culture...

)
7,108,100 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
102 7,014,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
103 6,423,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
104 6,348,800 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
105 6,337,127 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
106 , % Official population clock
107 6,227,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
108 5,997,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
109 5,815,524 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
110 5,753,324 November 6, 2010 % Census result
111 5,579,204 October 1, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
112 5,477,600 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
113 5,437,126 March 31, 2011 % Official estimate
114 5,415,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
115 5,396,292 October 31, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
116 5,183,700 June 30, 2011 % Official estimate
117 5,105,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
118 , % Official population clock
119 4,581,269 April 10, 2011 % Census result
120 4,563,539 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
121 4,487,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
122 4,469,200 January 1, 2011 % Official estimate
123 , % Official population clock
124 4,290,612 March 31, 2011 % Census result
125 4,259,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
126 4,168,858 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
127 4,140,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
128 3,843,126 June 30, 2010 % Official estimate
129 3,725,789 April 1, 2010 % Census result
130 3,560,400 January 1, 2011 % Official estimate
131 3,476,608 April 1, 2008 % Census result
132 3,405,813 May 16, 2010 % Census result
133 3,368,595 June 30, 2011 % Official estimate
134 3,340,627 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
135 3,266,300 September 1, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
136 3,207,100 October 1, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
137 3,194,972 January 1, 2010 % Official estimate
138 2,818,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
139 2,773,479 December 12, 2010 % Census result
140 2,736,800 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
141 2,705,800 December 31, 2010 % Official estimate
142 2,324,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
143 2,209,000 October 1, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
144 2,194,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
145 2,057,284 December 31, 2010 % Official estimate
146 , % Official population clock
147 2,031,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
148 1,776,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
149 1,699,435 April 21, 2010 % Census result
150 1,534,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
151 1,520,830 March 1, 2009 % Census result
152 1,340,194 January 1, 2011 % Official estimate
153 1,317,714 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
154 1,280,924 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
155 1,234,571 April 27, 2010 % Census result
156 1,203,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
157 1,066,409 July 11, 2010 % Census result
158 868,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
159 818,159 June 1, 2009 % Census result
160 (France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

)
808,250 January 1, 2008 % Official estimate
161 803,200 December 31, 2009 % Official estimate
162 784,894 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
163 754,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
164 720,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
165 708,265 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
166 620,029 April 1, 2011 % Census result
167 (China
China
Chinese civilization may refer to:* China for more general discussion of the country.* Chinese culture* Greater China, the transnational community of ethnic Chinese.* History of China* Sinosphere, the area historically affected by Chinese culture...

)
560,100 September 1, 2011 % Official estimate
168 548,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
169 542,287 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
170 529,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
171 511,840 January 1, 2011 % Official estimate
172 491,575 June 16, 2010 % Census result
173 422,700 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
174 417,617 December 31, 2010 % Official estimate
175 (France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

)
401,784 January 1, 2008 % Official estimate
176 (France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

)
397,693 January 1, 2008 % Official estimate
177 353,658 May 3, 2010 % Census result
178 318,452 January 1, 2011 % Official estimate
179 317,280 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
180 312,698 May 12, 2010 % Census result
181 276,302 December 31, 2010 % Official estimate
182 274,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
183 (France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

)
245,580 July 27, 2009 % Census result
184 234,023 November 16, 2009 % Census result
185 219,266 January 1, 2008 % Official estimate
186 (France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

)
211,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
187 184,032 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
188 169,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
189 166,526 May 10, 2010 % Census result
190 (USA
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

)
159,358 April 1, 2010 % Census result
191 (the Netherlands
Netherlands
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

)
142,180 January 1, 2010 % Official estimate
192 110,821 July 1, 2009 % Official estimate
193 106,405 April 1, 2010 % Census result
194 105,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
195 102,624 April 4, 2010 % Census result
196 (the Netherlands
Netherlands
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

)
101,484 September 29, 2010 % Census result
197 101,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
198 100,892 July 1, 2009 % Official estimate
199 (UK
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

)
92,500 December 31, 2009 % Official estimate
200 90,945 August 26, 2010 % Census result
201 89,138 July 1, 2009 % Official estimate
202 85,015 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
203 (UK
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

)
83,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
204 71,685 July 1, 2009 % Official estimate
205 (UK
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

)
64,186 May 20, 2010 % Census result
206 (UK
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

)
62,431 March 31, 2010 % Official estimate
207 (Denmark
Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

)
56,890 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
208 55,519 April 1, 2010 % Census result
209 (UK
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

)
54,878 October 10, 2010 % Census result
210 54,305 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
211 (USA
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

)
53,883 April 1, 2010 % Census result
212 51,970 July 1, 2009 % Official estimate
213 (Denmark
Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

)
48,738 July 1, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
214 (UK
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

)
42,375 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
215 (France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

)
37,163 January 1, 2008 % Census result
216 36,157 December 31, 2010 % Official estimate
217 35,881 2010 % Official estimate
218 32,093 August 31, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
219 (UK
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

)
29,441 July 1, 2010 % Official estimate
220 (UK
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

)
28,213 July 1, 2008 % Official estimate
221 21,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
222 (UK
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

)
15,236 July 1, 2011 % Official estimate
223 (France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

)
13,445 July 21, 2008 % Census result
224 (NZ
New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated some east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and roughly south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga...

)
10,900 March 1, 2011 % Monthly official estimate
225 10,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
226 10,000 July 1, 2011 % UN estimate
227 (France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

)
8,823 January 1, 2008 % Census result
228 (France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

)
6,290 January 1, 2008 0.00006% Census result
229 (UK
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

)
4,932 July 1, 2009 0.00005% Official estimate
230 (UK
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

)
4,255 February 10, 2008 0.00004% Census result
231 (UK
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

)
3,000 July 1, 2011 0.00003% UN estimate
232 (NZ
New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated some east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and roughly south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga...

)
1,000 July 1, 2011 0.00001% UN estimate
233 (NZ
New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated some east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and roughly south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga...

)
1,000 July 1, 2011 0.00001% UN estimate
234 800 March 1, 2011 0.00001% Official estimate

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