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  • Synopsis: Information and statistical chart showing population of countries around the world including table of the most populated continents - Published: 2017-05-14 (Rev. 2017-05-15). For further information pertaining to this article contact: Ian Langtree at Disabled World.

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World population is defined as the total number of humans currently living on the planet.

Estimates on the total number of humans who have ever lived on Earth range from 106 to 108 billion. The world population was estimated to have reached 7,500,000,000 (7.5 Billion) as of May, 2017.

The United Nations (UN) expects world population numbers to; increase by 1 billion over the next 15 years, to increase to between 8.3 and 10.9 billion by 2050, and the global population is expected to reach 11.2 billion people in the year 2100.

In 2016 the median age of the world's population was estimated to be 30.1 years, with the male median age estimated to be 29.4 years and female, 30.9 years of age.

China and India together constitute about 37% of the world's population - China currently has the largest population (1.4 billion), followed by India with 1.3 billion people. However, due to the higher population growth of India, population difference between India and China is changing. It is predicted that by the year 2028, India will be the world's most populated country with approximately 1.45 billion people.

World Population Facts

  • More than half of the global population is urban.
  • 50.4% of the world's population is male and 49.6% is female.
  • In 2013, some 232 million people were international migrants.
  • The last decade has seen more young people in the world than ever before.
  • Worldwide, more than 46% of people ages 60 and older live with a disability.
  • The world's population aged 60 or above is growing at a rate of 3.26% per year.
  • 225 million women in developing countries want to avoid pregnancy but are not using modern contraceptives.
  • The world's population is growing by 1.18% per year, or approximately an additional 83 million people annually.
  • Women in sub-Saharan Africa are as likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth as women in nineteenth-century England.
  • The question of how many people the Planet can support is a long-standing one that becomes more intense as the world's population - and our use of natural resources - keeps booming.
Most Populated Continents (2016)
RankContinentPopulation% of World Pop.
1 Asia 4,436,224,000 59.69%
2 Africa 1,216,130,000 16.36%
3 Europe 738,849,000 9.94%
4 North America 579,024,000 7.79%
5 South America 422,535,000 5.68%
6 Australia 39,901,000 0.54%
7 Antarctica 4,490 0%

 

World Population Chart by Country (2017)
RankCountryPopulationDensity (P/Km²)Med. AgeWorld Share
1 China 1388232693 148 37 0.185
2 India 1342512706 452 27 0.179
3 U.S. 326474013 36 38 0.043
4 Indonesia 263510146 146 28 0.035
5 Brazil 211243220 25 31 0.028
6 Pakistan 196744376 255 23 0.026
7 Nigeria 191835936 211 18 0.026
8 Bangladesh 164827718 1266 26 0.022
9 Russia 143375006 9 39 0.019
10 Mexico 130222815 67 27 0.017
11 Japan 126045211 346 47 0.017
12 Ethiopia 104344901 104 19 0.014
13 Philippines 103796832 348 24 0.014
14 Viet Nam 95414640 308 30 0.013
15 Egypt 95215102 96 25 0.013
16 DR Congo 82242685 36 17 0.011
17 Iran 80945718 50 30 0.011
18 Germany 80636124 231 46 0.011
19 Turkey 80417526 105 30 0.011
20 Thailand 68297547 134 38 0.009
21 U.K. 65511098 271 40 0.009
22 France 64938716 119 41 0.009
23 Italy 59797978 203 46 0.008
24 Tanzania 56877529 64 17 0.008
25 South Africa 55436360 46 26 0.007
26 Myanmar 54836483 84 28 0.007
27 South Korea 50704971 522 41 0.007
28 Colombia 49067981 44 30 0.007
29 Kenya 48466928 85 19 0.006
30 Spain 46070146 92 43 0.006
31 Ukraine 44405055 77 40 0.006
32 Argentina 44272125 16 31 0.006
33 Sudan 42166323 24 19 0.006
34 Uganda 41652938 209 16 0.006
35 Algeria 41063753 17 28 0.005
36 Iraq 38654287 89 19 0.005
37 Poland 38563573 126 40 0.005
38 Canada 36626083 4 41 0.005
39 Morocco 35241418 79 28 0.005
40 Afghanistan 34169169 52 18 0.005
41 Saudi Arabia 32742664 15 28 0.004
42 Peru 32166473 25 28 0.004
43 Venezuela 31925705 36 27 0.004
44 Malaysia 31164177 95 29 0.004
45 Uzbekistan 30690914 72 26 0.004
46 Mozambique 29537914 38 17 0.004
47 Nepal 29187037 204 23 0.004
48 Ghana 28656723 126 21 0.004
49 Yemen 28119546 53 19 0.004
50 Angola 26655513 21 16 0.004
51 Madagascar 25612972 44 19 0.003
52 North Korea 25405296 211 34 0.003
53 Australia 24641662 3 38 0.003
54 Cameroon 24513689 52 19 0.003
55 Côte d'Ivoire 23815886 75 18 0.003
56 Taiwan 23405309 661 40 0.003
57 Niger 21563607 17 15 0.003
58 Sri Lanka 20905335 333 32 0.003
59 Romania 19237513 84 42 0.003
60 Burkina Faso 19173322 70 17 0.003
61 Syria 18906907 103 21 0.003
62 Mali 18689966 15 16 0.002
63 Chile 18313495 25 34 0.002
64 Malawi 18298679 194 17 0.002
65 Kazakhstan 18064470 7 29 0.002
66 Zambia 17237931 23 17 0.002
67 Netherlands 17032845 505 43 0.002
68 Guatemala 17005497 159 21 0.002
69 Ecuador 16625776 67 27 0.002
70 Zimbabwe 16337760 42 19 0.002
71 Cambodia 16076370 91 24 0.002
72 Senegal 16054275 83 18 0.002
73 Chad 14965482 12 16 0.002
74 Guinea 13290659 54 19 0.002
75 South Sudan 13096190 21 19 0.002
76 Rwanda 12159586 493 19 0.002
77 Burundi 11936481 465 18 0.002
78 Tunisia 11494760 74 31 0.002
79 Benin 11458611 102 19 0.002
80 Belgium 11443830 378 42 0.002
81 Somalia 11391962 18 17 0.002
82 Cuba 11390184 107 41 0.002
83 Bolivia 11052864 10 24 0.001
84 Haiti 10983274 399 23 0.001
85 Greece 10892931 85 44 0.001
86 Dominican Republic 10766564 223 26 0.001
87 Czech Republic 10555130 137 42 0.001
88 Portugal 10264797 112 44 0.001
89 Azerbaijan 9973697 121 31 0.001
90 Sweden 9920624 24 41 0.001
91 Hungary 9787905 108 41 0.001
92 Belarus 9458535 47 40 0.001
93 United Arab Emirates 9397599 112 33 0.001
94 Tajikistan 8858115 63 23 0.001
95 Serbia 8776940 100 41 0.001
96 Austria 8592400 104 43 0.001
97 Switzerland 8454083 214 42 0.001
98 Israel 8323248 385 30 0.001
99 Honduras 8304677 74 23 0.001
100 Papua New Guinea 7933841 18 21 0.001
101 Jordan 7876703 89 23 0.001
102 Togo 7691915 141 19 0.001
103 Hong Kong 7401941 7050 43 0.001
104 Bulgaria 7045259 65 44 0.001
105 Laos 7037521 31 22 0.001
106 Paraguay 6811583 17 25 0.001
107 Sierra Leone 6732899 93 19 0.001
108 Libya 6408742 4 28 0.001
109 Nicaragua 6217796 52 25 0.001
110 El Salvador 6167147 298 27 0.001
111 Kyrgyzstan 6124945 32 25 0.001
112 Lebanon 6039277 590 29 0.001
113 Singapore 5784538 8264 40 0.001
114 Denmark 5711837 135 42 0.001
115 Finland 5541274 18 43 0.001
116 Turkmenistan 5502586 12 26 0.001
117 Eritrea 5481906 54 19 0.001
118 Slovakia 5432157 113 39 0.001
119 Norway 5330800 15 39 0.001
120 Central African Republic 5098826 8 20 0.001
121 State of Palestine 4928225 819 19 0.001
122 Costa Rica 4905626 96 31 0.001
123 Congo 4866243 14 19 0.001
124 Ireland 4749153 69 37 0.001
125 Oman 4741305 15 29 0.001
126 Liberia 4730437 49 19 0.001
127 New Zealand 4604871 18 38 0.001
128 Mauritania 4266448 4 20 0.001
129 Croatia 4209815 75 43 0.001
130 Kuwait 4099932 230 31 0.001
131 Moldova 4054640 123 36 0.001
132 Panama 4051284 55 29 0.001
133 Georgia 3972532 57 38 0.001
134 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3792759 74 42 0.001
135 Puerto Rico 3679086 415 36 0
136 Uruguay 3456877 20 35 0
137 Mongolia 3051900 2 27 0
138 Armenia 3031670 107 35 0
139 Albania 2911428 106 34 0
140 Lithuania 2830582 45 43 0
141 Jamaica 2813285 260 29 0
142 Namibia 2568569 3 21 0
143 Botswana 2343981 4 24 0
144 Qatar 2338085 201 31 0
145 Lesotho 2185159 72 21 0
146 Gambia 2120418 210 17 0
147 TFYR Macedonia 2083308 83 38 0
148 Slovenia 2071252 103 43 0
149 Latvia 1944565 31 43 0
150 Guinea-Bissau 1932871 69 19 0
151 Gabon 1801232 7 21 0
152 Bahrain 1418895 1867 30 0
153 Trinidad and Tobago 1369157 267 34 0
154 Swaziland 1320356 77 21 0
155 Estonia 1305755 31 42 0
156 Mauritius 1281353 631 35 0
157 Timor-Leste 1237251 83 19 0
158 Cyprus 1187575 129 36 0
159 Djibouti 911382 39 24 0
160 Fiji 902547 49 28 0
161 Equatorial Guinea 894464 32 21 0
162 Réunion 873356 349 34 0
163 Comoros 825920 444 20 0
164 Bhutan 792877 21 27 0
165 Guyana 774407 4 25 0
166 Montenegro 626250 47 38 0
167 Macao 606384 20280 38 0
168 Solomon Islands 606215 22 20 0
169 Western Sahara 596021 2 29 0
170 Luxembourg 584103 226 39 0
171 Suriname 552112 4 29 0
172 Cabo Verde 533468 132 25 0
173 Guadeloupe 472462 280 39 0
174 Brunei 434448 82 31 0
175 Malta 420521 1314 42 0
176 Bahamas 397164 40 32 0
177 Martinique 396071 374 46 0
178 Maldives 375867 1253 26 0
179 Belize 374651 16 24 0
180 Iceland 334303 3 36 0
181 French Polynesia 288685 79 32 0
182 Barbados 285744 665 39 0
183 French Guiana 282761 3 25 0
184 Vanuatu 276331 23 22 0
185 New Caledonia 269736 15 33 0
186 Mayotte 253068 675 19 0
187 Sao Tome and Principe 198481 207 19 0
188 Samoa 195743 69 21 0
189 Saint Lucia 187768 308 31 0
190 Guam 174214 323 30 0
191 Channel Islands 165235 870 43 0
192 Curaçao 159987 360 41 0
193 Kiribati 116405 144 22 0
194 St. Vincent & Grenadines 109895 282 30 0
195 Grenada 107850 317 27 0
196 Tonga 107797 150 21 0
197 United States Virgin Islands 106574 305 41 0
198 Micronesia 105566 151 22 0
199 Aruba 104588 581 40 0
200 Seychelles 97539 212 33 0
201 Antigua and Barbuda 93659 213 31 0
202 Isle of Man 89045 156 N.A. 0
203 Dominica 73353 98 N.A. 0
204 Andorra 68728 146 N.A. 0
205 Cayman Islands 61557 257 N.A. 0
206 Bermuda 61352 1227 N.A. 0
207 Saint Kitts and Nevis 56780 218 N.A. 0
208 Greenland 56239 0 N.A. 0
209 American Samoa 55653 278 N.A. 0
210 Northern Mariana Islands 55567 121 N.A. 0
211 Marshall Islands 53132 295 N.A. 0
212 Faeroe Islands 48335 35 N.A. 0
213 Sint Maarten 40117 1180 N.A. 0
214 Liechtenstein 38022 238 N.A. 0
215 Monaco 38010 25510 N.A. 0
216 Turks and Caicos Islands 35442 37 N.A. 0
217 Gibraltar 32472 3247 N.A. 0
218 San Marino 32104 535 N.A. 0
219 British Virgin Islands 31200 208 N.A. 0
220 Caribbean Netherlands 25699 78 N.A. 0
221 Palau 21726 47 N.A. 0
222 Cook Islands 21069 88 N.A. 0
223 Anguilla 14906 166 N.A. 0
224 Wallis and Futuna 13090 94 N.A. 0
225 Nauru 10301 515 N.A. 0
226 Tuvalu 9975 333 N.A. 0
227 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 6319 28 N.A. 0
228 Montserrat 5179 52 N.A. 0
229 Saint Helena 3970 10 N.A. 0
230 Falkland Islands 2919 0 N.A. 0
231 Niue 1614 6 N.A. 0
232 Tokelau 1300 130 N.A. 0
233 Holy See 801 1821 N.A. 0

Population table includes countries and dependent territories. Statistics are based on the latest United Nations Population Division estimates.

World population map with shaded densities.
World population map with shaded densities.



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