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World Population Chart - Countries and Continents

  • 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.
1Asia4,436,224,00059.69%
2Africa1,216,130,00016.36%
3Europe738,849,0009.94%
4North America579,024,0007.79%
5South America422,535,0005.68%
6Australia39,901,0000.54%
7Antarctica4,4900%

 

World Population Chart by Country (2017)
Rank Country Population Density (P/Km²) Med. Age World Share
1China1,388,232,693148370.185
2India1,342,512,706452270.179
3U.S.326,474,01336380.043
4Indonesia263,510,146146280.035
5Brazil211,243,22025310.028
6Pakistan196,744,376255230.026
7Nigeria191,835,936211180.026
8Bangladesh164,827,7181,266260.022
9Russia143,375,0069390.019
10Mexico130,222,81567270.017
11Japan126,045,211346470.017
12Ethiopia104,344,901104190.014
13Philippines103,796,832348240.014
14Viet Nam95,414,640308300.013
15Egypt95,215,10296250.013
16DR Congo82,242,68536170.011
17Iran80,945,71850300.011
18Germany80,636,124231460.011
19Turkey80,417,526105300.011
20Thailand68,297,547134380.009
21U.K.65,511,098271400.009
22France64,938,716119410.009
23Italy59,797,978203460.008
24Tanzania56,877,52964170.008
25South Africa55,436,36046260.007
26Myanmar54,836,48384280.007
27South Korea50,704,971522410.007
28Colombia49,067,98144300.007
29Kenya48,466,92885190.006
30Spain46,070,14692430.006
31Ukraine44,405,05577400.006
32Argentina44,272,12516310.006
33Sudan42,166,32324190.006
34Uganda41,652,938209160.006
35Algeria41,063,75317280.005
36Iraq38,654,28789190.005
37Poland38,563,573126400.005
38Canada36,626,0834410.005
39Morocco35,241,41879280.005
40Afghanistan34,169,16952180.005
41Saudi Arabia32,742,66415280.004
42Peru32,166,47325280.004
43Venezuela31,925,70536270.004
44Malaysia31,164,17795290.004
45Uzbekistan30,690,91472260.004
46Mozambique29,537,91438170.004
47Nepal29,187,037204230.004
48Ghana28,656,723126210.004
49Yemen28,119,54653190.004
50Angola26,655,51321160.004
51Madagascar25,612,97244190.003
52North Korea25,405,296211340.003
53Australia24,641,6623380.003
54Cameroon24,513,68952190.003
55Côte d'Ivoire23,815,88675180.003
56Taiwan23,405,309661400.003
57Niger21,563,60717150.003
58Sri Lanka20,905,335333320.003
59Romania19,237,51384420.003
60Burkina Faso19,173,32270170.003
61Syria18,906,907103210.003
62Mali18,689,96615160.002
63Chile18,313,49525340.002
64Malawi18,298,679194170.002
65Kazakhstan18,064,4707290.002
66Zambia17,237,93123170.002
67Netherlands17,032,845505430.002
68Guatemala17,005,497159210.002
69Ecuador16,625,77667270.002
70Zimbabwe16,337,76042190.002
71Cambodia16,076,37091240.002
72Senegal16,054,27583180.002
73Chad14,965,48212160.002
74Guinea13,290,65954190.002
75South Sudan13,096,19021190.002
76Rwanda12,159,586493190.002
77Burundi11,936,481465180.002
78Tunisia11,494,76074310.002
79Benin11,458,611102190.002
80Belgium11,443,830378420.002
81Somalia11,391,96218170.002
82Cuba11,390,184107410.002
83Bolivia11,052,86410240.001
84Haiti10,983,274399230.001
85Greece10,892,93185440.001
86Dominican Republic10,766,564223260.001
87Czech Republic10,555,130137420.001
88Portugal10,264,797112440.001
89Azerbaijan9,973,697121310.001
90Sweden9,920,62424410.001
91Hungary9,787,905108410.001
92Belarus9,458,53547400.001
93United Arab Emirates9,397,599112330.001
94Tajikistan8,858,11563230.001
95Serbia8,776,940100410.001
96Austria8,592,400104430.001
97Switzerland8,454,083214420.001
98Israel8,323,248385300.001
99Honduras8,304,67774230.001
100Papua New Guinea7,933,84118210.001
101Jordan7,876,70389230.001
102Togo7,691,915141190.001
103Hong Kong7,401,9417,050430.001
104Bulgaria7,045,25965440.001
105Laos7,037,52131220.001
106Paraguay6,811,58317250.001
107Sierra Leone6,732,89993190.001
108Libya6,408,7424280.001
109Nicaragua6,217,79652250.001
110El Salvador6,167,147298270.001
111Kyrgyzstan6,124,94532250.001
112Lebanon6,039,277590290.001
113Singapore5,784,5388,264400.001
114Denmark5,711,837135420.001
115Finland5,541,27418430.001
116Turkmenistan5,502,58612260.001
117Eritrea5,481,90654190.001
118Slovakia5,432,157113390.001
119Norway5,330,80015390.001
120Central African Republic5,098,8268200.001
121State of Palestine4,928,225819190.001
122Costa Rica4,905,62696310.001
123Congo4,866,24314190.001
124Ireland4,749,15369370.001
125Oman4,741,30515290.001
126Liberia4,730,43749190.001
127New Zealand4,604,87118380.001
128Mauritania4,266,4484200.001
129Croatia4,209,81575430.001
130Kuwait4,099,932230310.001
131Moldova4,054,640123360.001
132Panama4,051,28455290.001
133Georgia3,972,53257380.001
134Bosnia and Herzegovina3,792,75974420.001
135Puerto Rico3,679,086415360
136Uruguay3,456,87720350
137Mongolia3,051,9002270
138Armenia3,031,670107350
139Albania2,911,428106340
140Lithuania2,830,58245430
141Jamaica2,813,285260290
142Namibia2,568,5693210
143Botswana2,343,9814240
144Qatar2,338,085201310
145Lesotho2,185,15972210
146Gambia2,120,418210170
147TFYR Macedonia2,083,30883380
148Slovenia2,071,252103430
149Latvia1,944,56531430
150Guinea-Bissau1,932,87169190
151Gabon1,801,2327210
152Bahrain1,418,8951,867300
153Trinidad and Tobago1,369,157267340
154Swaziland1,320,35677210
155Estonia1,305,75531420
156Mauritius1,281,353631350
157Timor-Leste1,237,25183190
158Cyprus1,187,575129360
159Djibouti911,38239240
160Fiji902,54749280
161Equatorial Guinea894,46432210
162Réunion873,356349340
163Comoros825,920444200
164Bhutan792,87721270
165Guyana774,4074250
166Montenegro626,25047380
167Macao606,38420,280380
168Solomon Islands606,21522200
169Western Sahara596,0212290
170Luxembourg584,103226390
171Suriname552,1124290
172Cabo Verde533,468132250
173Guadeloupe472,462280390
174Brunei434,44882310
175Malta420,5211,314420
176Bahamas397,16440320
177Martinique396,071374460
178Maldives375,8671,253260
179Belize374,65116240
180Iceland334,3033360
181French Polynesia288,68579320
182Barbados285,744665390
183French Guiana282,7613250
184Vanuatu276,33123220
185New Caledonia269,73615330
186Mayotte253,068675190
187Sao Tome and Principe198,481207190
188Samoa195,74369210
189Saint Lucia187,768308310
190Guam174,214323300
191Channel Islands165,235870430
192Curaçao159,987360410
193Kiribati116,405144220
194St. Vincent & Grenadines109,895282300
195Grenada107,850317270
196Tonga107,797150210
197United States Virgin Islands106,574305410
198Micronesia105,566151220
199Aruba104,588581400
200Seychelles97,539212330
201Antigua and Barbuda93,659213310
202Isle of Man89,045156N.A.0
203Dominica73,35398N.A.0
204Andorra68,728146N.A.0
205Cayman Islands61,557257N.A.0
206Bermuda61,3521,227N.A.0
207Saint Kitts and Nevis56,780218N.A.0
208Greenland56,2390N.A.0
209American Samoa55,653278N.A.0
210Northern Mariana Islands55,567121N.A.0
211Marshall Islands53,132295N.A.0
212Faeroe Islands48,33535N.A.0
213Sint Maarten40,1171,180N.A.0
214Liechtenstein38,022238N.A.0
215Monaco38,01025,510N.A.0
216Turks and Caicos Islands35,44237N.A.0
217Gibraltar32,4723,247N.A.0
218San Marino32,104535N.A.0
219British Virgin Islands31,200208N.A.0
220Caribbean Netherlands25,69978N.A.0
221Palau21,72647N.A.0
222Cook Islands21,06988N.A.0
223Anguilla14,906166N.A.0
224Wallis and Futuna13,09094N.A.0
225Nauru10,301515N.A.0
226Tuvalu9,975333N.A.0
227Saint Pierre and Miquelon6,31928N.A.0
228Montserrat5,17952N.A.0
229Saint Helena3,97010N.A.0
230Falkland Islands2,9190N.A.0
231Niue1,6146N.A.0
232Tokelau1,300130N.A.0
233Holy See8011,821N.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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