List of countries by population in 1989

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This is a list of countries by population in 1989, providing an overview of the world population before the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Data is taken from the annual dictionary[1] which appeared in late 1990. While population data is almost exclusively dated 1989, political developments before the summer of 1990 are taken into account, including Yemeni unification and Namibian independence but not German reunification which was finalised only in October.

The numbers given in "Aktuell '91" are fully compatible with the data given by the U.S. Census Bureau,[2] where they can be compared, as the US Census Data refers to modern national borders instead of 1989 borders. Similar remarks apply to 1990 estimates in the List of countries by past and future population which also only apply to modern-day national borders. See also Soviet Census (1989) and 1990 United States Census for comparison.

Rank
Country
Population
1989
estimate
Percentage of world's population
-    World population 5,230,452,409[3]
1    China 1,110,000,000 21.2%
2    India 814,000,000 15.5%
3    Soviet Union 287,800,000 5.5%
4    United States 250,000,000 4.7%
5    Indonesia 175,000,000 3.3%
6    Brazil 147,500,000 2.8%
7    Japan 123,000,000 2.3%
8    Nigeria 114,000,000 2.1%
9    Bangladesh 112,800,000 2.1%
10    Pakistan 107,000,000 2.0%
11    Mexico 84,900,000 1.6%
12    Vietnam 64,400,000 1.2%
13    West Germany 62,000,000 1.1%
14    Philippines 61,900,000 1.1%
15    Italy 57,500,000 1.0%
16    United Kingdom 57,100,000 1.0%
17    France 56,000,000 1.0%
18    Turkey 55,400,000 1.0%
19    Egypt 55,000,000 1.0%
20   Thailand 55,000,000 1.0%
21    Iran 55,000,000 1.0%
22    Ethiopia 47,700,000 0.9%
23    South Korea 42,400,000 0.8%
24    Myanmar 39,900,000 0.7%
25    Spain 39,200,000 0.7%
26    Poland 37,900,000 0.7%
27    South Africa 35,600,000 0.6%
28    Zaire 34,000,000 0.6%
29    Argentina 32,400,000 0.6%
30    Colombia 32,300,000 0.6%
31    Canada 26,200,000 0.5%
32    Morocco 25,400,000 0.4%
33    Sudan 25,000,000 0.4%
34    Tanzania 24,700,000 0.4%
35    Algeria 24,700,000 0.4%
36    Yugoslavia 23,800,000 0.4%
37    Kenya 23,700,000 0.4%
38    Romania 23,200,000 0.4%
39    North Korea 22,000,000 0.4%
40    Peru 21,800,000 0.4%
41    Taiwan 20,100,000 0.3%
42    Venezuela 19,400,000 0.3%
43      Nepal 18,800,000 0.3%
44    Iraq 17,600,000 0.3%
45    Sri Lanka 17,500,000 0.3%
46    Malaysia 17,400,000 0.3%
47    Uganda 16,800,000 0.3%
48    Australia 16,800,000 0.3%
49    East Germany 16,400,000 0.3%
50    Czechoslovakia 15,700,000 0.3%
51    Afghanistan 15,500,000 0.2%
52    Mozambique 15,300,000 0.2%
53    Netherlands 14,900,000 0.2%
54    Ghana 14,100,000 0.2%
55    Saudi Arabia 12,700,000 0.2%
56    Chile 12,700,000 0.2%
57    Syria 12,200,000 0.2%
58    Ivory Coast 11,800,000 0.2%
59    Madagascar 11,100,000 0.2%
60    Cameroon 10,900,000 0.2%
61    Hungary 10,600,000 0.2%
62    Cuba 10,600,000 0.2%
63    Yemen 10,500,000 0.2%
64    Ecuador 10,500,000 0.2%
65    Portugal 10,300,000 0.19%
66    Greece 10,000,000 0.19%
67    Belgium 9,900,000 0.18%
68    Zimbabwe 9,100,000 0.17%
69    Bulgaria 9,000,000 0.17%
70    Angola 9,000,000 0.17%
71    Guatemala 8,900,000 0.17%
72    Somalia 8,600,000 0.16%
73    Sweden 8,500,000 0.16%
74    Mali 8,500,000 0.16%
75    Malawi 8,100,000 0.15%
76    Tunisia 8,000,000 0.15%
77    Cambodia 7,900,000 0.15%
78    Zambia 7,800,000 0.14%
79    Senegal 7,700,000 0.14%
80    Burkina Faso 7,700,000 0.14%
81    Austria 7,600,000 0.14%
82    Niger 7,400,000 0.14%
83    Rwanda 7,300,000 0.13%
84    Dominican Republic 7,300,000 0.13%
85    Bolivia 7,000,000 0.13%
86     Switzerland 6,700,000 0.12%
87    Haiti 6,200,000 0.11%
88    Guinea 6,100,000 0.11%
89    Chad 5,700,000 0.10%
90    El Salvador 5,500,000 0.10%
91    Burundi 5,200,000 0.099%
92    Honduras 5,100,000 0.097%
93    Denmark 5,100,000 0.097%
94    Finland 4,970,000 0.095%
95   People's Republic of Benin 4,600,000 0.087%
96    Israel 4,500,000 0.086%
97    Sierra Leone 4,300,000 0.082%
98    Libya 4,300,000 0.082%
99    Norway 4,200,000 0.080%
100    Paraguay 4,000,000 0.076%
101    Laos 3,900,000 0.074%
102    Jordan 3,900,000 0.074%
103    Nicaragua 3,700,000 0.070%
104    Ireland 3,700,000 0.070%
105    Papua New Guinea 3,600,000 0.068%
106    New Zealand 3,400,000 0.065%
107    Togo 3,200,000 0.061%
108    Albania 3,200,000 0.061%
109    Central African Republic 3,000,000 0.057%
110    Uruguay 3,000,000 0.057%
111    Lebanon 2,900,000 0.055%
112    Costa Rica 2,900,000 0.055%
113    Singapore 2,650,000 0.050%
114    Liberia 2,500,000 0.047%
115    Jamaica 2,400,000 0.045%
116    Panama 2,300,000 0.043%
117    Mongolia 2,100,000 0.040%
118    People's Republic of the Congo 2,000,000 0.038%
119    Kuwait 1,970,000 0.037%
120    Mauritania 1,800,000 0.034%
121    Namibia 1,760,000 0.033%
122    Lesotho 1,700,000 0.032%
123    United Arab Emirates 1,500,000 0.028%
124    Bhutan 1,500,000 0.028%
125    Oman 1,400,000 0.026%
126    Trinidad and Tobago 1,300,000 0.024%
127    Botswana 1,200,000 0.022%
128    Gabon 1,100,000 0.021%
129    Mauritius 1,050,000 0.020%
130    Guyana 1,000,000 0.019%
131    Guinea-Bissau 929,000 0.017%
132    The Gambia 840,000 0.016%
133    Fiji 758,000 0.014%
134    Swaziland 757,000 0.014%
135    Cyprus 696,000 0.013%
136    Bahrain 483,000 0.0092%
137    Comoros 460,000 0.0087%
138    Suriname 400,000 0.0076%
139    Equatorial Guinea 389,000 0.0074%
140    Djibouti 383,000 0.0073%
141    Luxembourg 377,000 0.0072%
142    Malta 358,000 0.0068%
143    Qatar 342,000 0.0065%
144    Cape Verde 337,000 0.0064%
145    Solomon Islands 314,000 0.0060%
146    Brunei 267,000 0.0051%
147    Barbados 256,000 0.0048%
148    Iceland 251,000 0.0047%
149    Bahamas 247,000 0.0047%
150    Maldives 202,000 0.0038%
151    Belize 180,000 0.0034%
152    Samoa 169,000 0.0032%
153    Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic 169,000 0.0032%
154    Vanuatu 150,000 0.0028%
155    Saint Lucia 128,000 0.0024%
156    São Tomé and Príncipe 114,000 0.0021%
157    Tonga 108,000 0.0020%
158    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 108,000 0.0020%
159    Grenada 100,000 0.0019%
160    Antigua and Barbuda 86,000 0.0016%
161    Micronesia 85,000 0.0016%
162    Dominica 76,000 0.0014%
163    Seychelles 70,000 0.0013%
164    Kiribati 67,000 0.0012%
165    Andorra 49,000 0.00093%
166    Saint Kitts and Nevis 40,000 0.00076%
167    Marshall Islands 40,000 0.00076%
168    Liechtenstein 30,000 0.00057%
169    Monaco 29,000 0.00055%
170    San Marino 23,000 0.00043%
171    Palau 15,000 0.00028%
172    Tuvalu 9,000 0.00017%
173    Nauru 8,100 0.00015%
174     Vatican City 1,000 0.00000019%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Aktuell '91 - Das Lexikon der Gegenwart, Harenberg Lexikon Verlag (1990)
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/region.php?N=%20Results%20&T=13&A=separate&RT=0&Y=1989&R=1&C=AF
  3. ^ "GeoHive - World Population 1950-2050".

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