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  • Synopsis: Published: 2017-05-14 (Rev. 2017-06-03) - Information and statistical chart showing population of countries around the world including table of the most populated continents. 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)
Rank Country Population Density (P/Km²) Med. Age World Share
1 China 1,388,232,693 148 37 0.185
2 India 1,342,512,706 452 27 0.179
3 U.S. 326,474,013 36 38 0.043
4 Indonesia 263,510,146 146 28 0.035
5 Brazil 211,243,220 25 31 0.028
6 Pakistan 196,744,376 255 23 0.026
7 Nigeria 191,835,936 211 18 0.026
8 Bangladesh 164,827,718 1,266 26 0.022
9 Russia 143,375,006 9 39 0.019
10 Mexico 130,222,815 67 27 0.017
11 Japan 126,045,211 346 47 0.017
12 Ethiopia 104,344,901 104 19 0.014
13 Philippines 103,796,832 348 24 0.014
14 Viet Nam 95,414,640 308 30 0.013
15 Egypt 95,215,102 96 25 0.013
16 DR Congo 82,242,685 36 17 0.011
17 Iran 80,945,718 50 30 0.011
18 Germany 80,636,124 231 46 0.011
19 Turkey 80,417,526 105 30 0.011
20 Thailand 68,297,547 134 38 0.009
21 U.K. 65,511,098 271 40 0.009
22 France 64,938,716 119 41 0.009
23 Italy 59,797,978 203 46 0.008
24 Tanzania 56,877,529 64 17 0.008
25 South Africa 55,436,360 46 26 0.007
26 Myanmar 54,836,483 84 28 0.007
27 South Korea 50,704,971 522 41 0.007
28 Colombia 49,067,981 44 30 0.007
29 Kenya 48,466,928 85 19 0.006
30 Spain 46,070,146 92 43 0.006
31 Ukraine 44,405,055 77 40 0.006
32 Argentina 44,272,125 16 31 0.006
33 Sudan 42,166,323 24 19 0.006
34 Uganda 41,652,938 209 16 0.006
35 Algeria 41,063,753 17 28 0.005
36 Iraq 38,654,287 89 19 0.005
37 Poland 38,563,573 126 40 0.005
38 Canada 36,626,083 4 41 0.005
39 Morocco 35,241,418 79 28 0.005
40 Afghanistan 34,169,169 52 18 0.005
41 Saudi Arabia 32,742,664 15 28 0.004
42 Peru 32,166,473 25 28 0.004
43 Venezuela 31,925,705 36 27 0.004
44 Malaysia 31,164,177 95 29 0.004
45 Uzbekistan 30,690,914 72 26 0.004
46 Mozambique 29,537,914 38 17 0.004
47 Nepal 29,187,037 204 23 0.004
48 Ghana 28,656,723 126 21 0.004
49 Yemen 28,119,546 53 19 0.004
50 Angola 26,655,513 21 16 0.004
51 Madagascar 25,612,972 44 19 0.003
52 North Korea 25,405,296 211 34 0.003
53 Australia 24,641,662 3 38 0.003
54 Cameroon 24,513,689 52 19 0.003
55 Côte d'Ivoire 23,815,886 75 18 0.003
56 Taiwan 23,405,309 661 40 0.003
57 Niger 21,563,607 17 15 0.003
58 Sri Lanka 20,905,335 333 32 0.003
59 Romania 19,237,513 84 42 0.003
60 Burkina Faso 19,173,322 70 17 0.003
61 Syria 18,906,907 103 21 0.003
62 Mali 18,689,966 15 16 0.002
63 Chile 18,313,495 25 34 0.002
64 Malawi 18,298,679 194 17 0.002
65 Kazakhstan 18,064,470 7 29 0.002
66 Zambia 17,237,931 23 17 0.002
67 Netherlands 17,032,845 505 43 0.002
68 Guatemala 17,005,497 159 21 0.002
69 Ecuador 16,625,776 67 27 0.002
70 Zimbabwe 16,337,760 42 19 0.002
71 Cambodia 16,076,370 91 24 0.002
72 Senegal 16,054,275 83 18 0.002
73 Chad 14,965,482 12 16 0.002
74 Guinea 13,290,659 54 19 0.002
75 South Sudan 13,096,190 21 19 0.002
76 Rwanda 12,159,586 493 19 0.002
77 Burundi 11,936,481 465 18 0.002
78 Tunisia 11,494,760 74 31 0.002
79 Benin 11,458,611 102 19 0.002
80 Belgium 11,443,830 378 42 0.002
81 Somalia 11,391,962 18 17 0.002
82 Cuba 11,390,184 107 41 0.002
83 Bolivia 11,052,864 10 24 0.001
84 Haiti 10,983,274 399 23 0.001
85 Greece 10,892,931 85 44 0.001
86 Dominican Republic 10,766,564 223 26 0.001
87 Czech Republic 10,555,130 137 42 0.001
88 Portugal 10,264,797 112 44 0.001
89 Azerbaijan 9,973,697 121 31 0.001
90 Sweden 9,920,624 24 41 0.001
91 Hungary 9,787,905 108 41 0.001
92 Belarus 9,458,535 47 40 0.001
93 United Arab Emirates 9,397,599 112 33 0.001
94 Tajikistan 8,858,115 63 23 0.001
95 Serbia 8,776,940 100 41 0.001
96 Austria 8,592,400 104 43 0.001
97 Switzerland 8,454,083 214 42 0.001
98 Israel 8,323,248 385 30 0.001
99 Honduras 8,304,677 74 23 0.001
100 Papua New Guinea 7,933,841 18 21 0.001
101 Jordan 7,876,703 89 23 0.001
102 Togo 7,691,915 141 19 0.001
103 Hong Kong 7,401,941 7,050 43 0.001
104 Bulgaria 7,045,259 65 44 0.001
105 Laos 7,037,521 31 22 0.001
106 Paraguay 6,811,583 17 25 0.001
107 Sierra Leone 6,732,899 93 19 0.001
108 Libya 6,408,742 4 28 0.001
109 Nicaragua 6,217,796 52 25 0.001
110 El Salvador 6,167,147 298 27 0.001
111 Kyrgyzstan 6,124,945 32 25 0.001
112 Lebanon 6,039,277 590 29 0.001
113 Singapore 5,784,538 8,264 40 0.001
114 Denmark 5,711,837 135 42 0.001
115 Finland 5,541,274 18 43 0.001
116 Turkmenistan 5,502,586 12 26 0.001
117 Eritrea 5,481,906 54 19 0.001
118 Slovakia 5,432,157 113 39 0.001
119 Norway 5,330,800 15 39 0.001
120 Central African Republic 5,098,826 8 20 0.001
121 State of Palestine 4,928,225 819 19 0.001
122 Costa Rica 4,905,626 96 31 0.001
123 Congo 4,866,243 14 19 0.001
124 Ireland 4,749,153 69 37 0.001
125 Oman 4,741,305 15 29 0.001
126 Liberia 4,730,437 49 19 0.001
127 New Zealand 4,604,871 18 38 0.001
128 Mauritania 4,266,448 4 20 0.001
129 Croatia 4,209,815 75 43 0.001
130 Kuwait 4,099,932 230 31 0.001
131 Moldova 4,054,640 123 36 0.001
132 Panama 4,051,284 55 29 0.001
133 Georgia 3,972,532 57 38 0.001
134 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,792,759 74 42 0.001
135 Puerto Rico 3,679,086 415 36 0
136 Uruguay 3,456,877 20 35 0
137 Mongolia 3,051,900 2 27 0
138 Armenia 3,031,670 107 35 0
139 Albania 2,911,428 106 34 0
140 Lithuania 2,830,582 45 43 0
141 Jamaica 2,813,285 260 29 0
142 Namibia 2,568,569 3 21 0
143 Botswana 2,343,981 4 24 0
144 Qatar 2,338,085 201 31 0
145 Lesotho 2,185,159 72 21 0
146 Gambia 2,120,418 210 17 0
147 TFYR Macedonia 2,083,308 83 38 0
148 Slovenia 2,071,252 103 43 0
149 Latvia 1,944,565 31 43 0
150 Guinea-Bissau 1,932,871 69 19 0
151 Gabon 1,801,232 7 21 0
152 Bahrain 1,418,895 1,867 30 0
153 Trinidad and Tobago 1,369,157 267 34 0
154 Swaziland 1,320,356 77 21 0
155 Estonia 1,305,755 31 42 0
156 Mauritius 1,281,353 631 35 0
157 Timor-Leste 1,237,251 83 19 0
158 Cyprus 1,187,575 129 36 0
159 Djibouti 911,382 39 24 0
160 Fiji 902,547 49 28 0
161 Equatorial Guinea 894,464 32 21 0
162 Réunion 873,356 349 34 0
163 Comoros 825,920 444 20 0
164 Bhutan 792,877 21 27 0
165 Guyana 774,407 4 25 0
166 Montenegro 626,250 47 38 0
167 Macao 606,384 20,280 38 0
168 Solomon Islands 606,215 22 20 0
169 Western Sahara 596,021 2 29 0
170 Luxembourg 584,103 226 39 0
171 Suriname 552,112 4 29 0
172 Cabo Verde 533,468 132 25 0
173 Guadeloupe 472,462 280 39 0
174 Brunei 434,448 82 31 0
175 Malta 420,521 1,314 42 0
176 Bahamas 397,164 40 32 0
177 Martinique 396,071 374 46 0
178 Maldives 375,867 1,253 26 0
179 Belize 374,651 16 24 0
180 Iceland 334,303 3 36 0
181 French Polynesia 288,685 79 32 0
182 Barbados 285,744 665 39 0
183 French Guiana 282,761 3 25 0
184 Vanuatu 276,331 23 22 0
185 New Caledonia 269,736 15 33 0
186 Mayotte 253,068 675 19 0
187 Sao Tome and Principe 198,481 207 19 0
188 Samoa 195,743 69 21 0
189 Saint Lucia 187,768 308 31 0
190 Guam 174,214 323 30 0
191 Channel Islands 165,235 870 43 0
192 Curaçao 159,987 360 41 0
193 Kiribati 116,405 144 22 0
194 St. Vincent & Grenadines 109,895 282 30 0
195 Grenada 107,850 317 27 0
196 Tonga 107,797 150 21 0
197 United States Virgin Islands 106,574 305 41 0
198 Micronesia 105,566 151 22 0
199 Aruba 104,588 581 40 0
200 Seychelles 97,539 212 33 0
201 Antigua and Barbuda 93,659 213 31 0
202 Isle of Man 89,045 156 N.A. 0
203 Dominica 73,353 98 N.A. 0
204 Andorra 68,728 146 N.A. 0
205 Cayman Islands 61,557 257 N.A. 0
206 Bermuda 61,352 1,227 N.A. 0
207 Saint Kitts and Nevis 56,780 218 N.A. 0
208 Greenland 56,239 0 N.A. 0
209 American Samoa 55,653 278 N.A. 0
210 Northern Mariana Islands 55,567 121 N.A. 0
211 Marshall Islands 53,132 295 N.A. 0
212 Faeroe Islands 48,335 35 N.A. 0
213 Sint Maarten 40,117 1,180 N.A. 0
214 Liechtenstein 38,022 238 N.A. 0
215 Monaco 38,010 25,510 N.A. 0
216 Turks and Caicos Islands 35,442 37 N.A. 0
217 Gibraltar 32,472 3,247 N.A. 0
218 San Marino 32,104 535 N.A. 0
219 British Virgin Islands 31,200 208 N.A. 0
220 Caribbean Netherlands 25,699 78 N.A. 0
221 Palau 21,726 47 N.A. 0
222 Cook Islands 21,069 88 N.A. 0
223 Anguilla 14,906 166 N.A. 0
224 Wallis and Futuna 13,090 94 N.A. 0
225 Nauru 10,301 515 N.A. 0
226 Tuvalu 9,975 333 N.A. 0
227 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 6,319 28 N.A. 0
228 Montserrat 5,179 52 N.A. 0
229 Saint Helena 3,970 10 N.A. 0
230 Falkland Islands 2,919 0 N.A. 0
231 Niue 1,614 6 N.A. 0
232 Tokelau 1,300 130 N.A. 0
233 Holy See 801 1,821 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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