List of countries by population in 2015

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This is a list of sovereign states and other territories by population, with population figures estimated for 2015 (rounded to the nearest 1,000). The figures are estimates for the United Nations (UN)"2015 annual statistics", which lists more than 100,000 population by country and territory.

The list includes all sovereign states and dependent territories recognized by the United Nations plus the territory under the effective control of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

This list adopts definitions of "country" on a case by case basis. The United Kingdom is considered as a single country while constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are regarded separately.

Rank Country / territory Population
2015
(UN estimate)
Change
from
2010*
Area (km²)[1] Population density (people per km^2)
World 6,843,522,711 Steady
1  China 1,376,048,943 Steady 9,596,961 140
2  India[2] 1,311,050,527 Steady 3,287,263 360
3  United States 321,418,820 Steady 9,833,520 31
4  Indonesia 257,563,815 Steady 1,904,569 125
5  Brazil 207,847,528 Steady 8,515,767 23
6  Pakistan 188,924,874 Steady 881,913 197
7  Nigeria 182,201,962 Steady 923,768 171
8  Bangladesh 160,995,642 Steady 147,570 1007
9  Russia 143,456,918 Steady 17,075,200 8
10  Mexico 127,017,224 Increase1 1,972,550 339
11  Japan 126,573,481 Decrease1 377,972 57
12  Philippines 100,699,395 Steady 343,448 274
13  Ethiopia 99,390,750 Increase1 1,104,300 262
14  Vietnam 83,483,000 Decrease1 331,230.8 76
15  Egypt 91,508,084 Increase1 1,010,408 229
16  Germany 78,728,000 Decrease1 357,168 78
17  Iran 79,109,272 Steady 1,648,195 45
18  Turkey 77,266,814 Steady 783,356 94
19  Democratic Republic of the Congo Steady 2,345,409 29
20  Thailand 67,959,359 Steady 513,120 124
21  United Kingdom 64,715,810 Increase1 242,495 98
22  France 64,395,345 Decrease1 640,679 256
23  Italy 60,340,328 Decrease1 301,338 200
24  Myanmar 59,780,000 Steady 676,578 198
25  South Africa 49,991,300 Increase1 1,221,037 41
26  South Korea 49,410,366 Decrease1 100,210 493
27  Spain 45,989,016 Increase2 505,990 91
28  Ukraine 45,782,592 Decrease1 603,628 76
29  Colombia 45,508,205 Increase1 1,141,748 40
30  Tanzania 43,187,823 Increase2 947,303 46
31  Sudan 42,338,426 Increase2 1,886,068 22
32  Kenya 40,862,900 Increase2 580,367 70
33  Argentina 40,518,951 Decrease3 2,780,400 15
34  Poland 38,167,329 Decrease3 312,679 122
35  Algeria 35,978,000 Steady 2,381,741 15
36  Canada 34,108,752 Steady 9,984,670 3
37  Iraq 32,481,000 Increase3 437,072 74
38  Morocco 31,894,000 Decrease1 710,850 0
39  Uganda 31,784,600 Steady 241,038 0
40  Peru 29,461,933 Increase1 1,285,216 0
41  Venezuela 28,833,845 Increase2 716,445 0
42  Malaysia 28,334,135 Increase3 330,803 0
43    Nepal 28,043,744 Decrease1 147,181 0
44  Uzbekistan 28,001,400 Steady 448,978 0
45  Saudi Arabia 27,136,977 Increase1 2,149,690 0
46  Afghanistan 24,485,600 Decrease8 652,864 0
47  North Korea 24,325,701 Steady 120,540 0
48  Ghana 24,223,431 Increase1 239,567 0
49  Taiwan 23,162,120 Decrease1 36,197 0
50  Yemen 23,153,982 Increase1 527,968 0
51  Mozambique 22,416,881 Increase4 801,590 0
52  Australia[3] 22,299,800 Increase1 7,692,024 0
53  Cote d'Ivoire 21,570,746 Increase4 322,463 0
54  Romania 21,462,186 Decrease4 238,397 0
55  Sri Lanka 20,653,000 Decrease3 65,610 0
56  Syria 20,619,000 Decrease2 185,180 0
57  Madagascar 20,146,442 Decrease1 587,041 0
58  Cameroon 19,958,352 Steady 475,442 0
59  Angola 18,992,708 Increase2 1,246,700 0
60  Chile 17,094,270 Steady 756,096 0
61  Netherlands 16,574,989 Decrease2 41,543 0
62  Kazakhstan 16,442,000 Steady 2,724,900 0
63  Burkina Faso 15,730,977 Increase4 274,200 0
64  Mali 15,370,000 Increase1 1,240,192 0
65  Niger 15,203,822 Decrease1 1,267,000 0
66  Ecuador 14,483,499 Steady 283,561 0
67  Guatemala 14,361,666 Increase2 108,889 0
68  Cambodia 14,302,779 Decrease5 181,035 0
69  Malawi 13,947,592 Increase1 118,484 0
70  Zambia 13,257,269 Decrease1 752,618 0
71  Zimbabwe 12,644,041 Decrease3 390,757 0
72  Senegal 12,509,434 Steady 196,712 0
73  Chad 11,714,904 Increase8 1,284,000 0
74  Greece 11,305,118 Steady 131,957 0
75  Cuba 11,241,161 Decrease2 109,884 0
76  Belgium 10,839,905 Decrease1 30,528 0
77  Portugal 10,637,713 Increase1 92,212 0
78  Tunisia 10,547,100 Steady 163,610 0
79  Czech Republic 10,506,813 Decrease2 78,866 0
80  Bolivia 10,426,154 Increase4 1,098,581 0
81  Rwanda 10,412,820 Increase5 26,338 0
82  Guinea 10,323,755 Increase1 245,836 0
83  Hungary 10,014,324 Decrease4 93,030 0
84  Dominican Republic 9,884,371 Increase3 48,315 0
85  Haiti 9,855,000 Increase3 27,750 0
86  Belarus 9,480,178 Decrease4 207,595 0
87  Somalia 9,358,602 Increase4 637,657 0
88  Sweden 9,340,682 Decrease3 450,295 0
89  Benin 9,211,741 Steady 114,763 0
90  Azerbaijan 8,997,586 Steady 86,600 0
91  Burundi 8,518,862 Increase3 27,834 0
92  Austria 8,375,290 Steady 83,879 0
93  United Arab Emirates 8,264,070 Increase24 83,600 0
94  Honduras 8,045,990 Increase2 112,492 0
95   Switzerland 7,785,806 Steady 41,285 0
96  Israel 7,623,600 Increase3 22,072 0
97  Tajikistan 7,616,400 Increase3 143,100 0
98  Bulgaria 7,563,710 Decrease5 110,993.6 0
99  Serbia 7,291,436 Decrease19 77,474 0
100  Hong Kong 7,024,200 Decrease3 2,755 0
101  Papua New Guinea 6,744,955 Increase3 462,840 0
102  Libya 6,545,619 Increase3 1,759,541 0
103  Paraguay 6,459,727 Decrease2 406,752 0
104  Laos 6,230,200 Decrease1 237,955 0
105  El Salvador 6,194,126 Decrease7 21,041 0
106  Togo 6,191,155 Decrease4 56,785 0
107  Jordan 6,113,000 Decrease1 89,341 0
108  Sierra Leone 5,835,664 Steady 71,740 0
109  Nicaragua 5,822,265 Steady 130,375 0
110  Denmark 5,534,738 Steady 42,931 0
111  Turkmenistan 5,479,800 Increase3 491,210 0
112  Slovakia 5,424,925 Decrease1 49,035 0
113  Kyrgyzstan 5,418,300 Decrease1 199,951 0
114  Finland[4] 5,351,427 Increase1 338,424 0
115  Eritrea 5,223,994 Increase4 117,600 0
116  Singapore 5,076,700 Increase5 721.5 0
117  Norway[5] 4,858,199 Decrease2 385,203 0
118  Costa Rica 4,563,539 Increase2 51,100 0
119  Central African Republic 4,505,945 Increase4 622,984 0
120  Ireland 4,467,854 Increase3 70,273 0
121  Georgia 4,436,391 Decrease3 69,700 0
122  Croatia 4,425,747 Decrease6 56,594 0
123  New Zealand 4,367,800 Increase1 268,021 0
124  Liberia 4,101,767 Increase8 111,369 0
125  Palestine 4,048,403 Increase3 6,020 0
126  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,844,046 Increase1 51,129 0
127  Lebanon 3,785,655 Increase2 10,452 0
128  Republic of the Congo 3,758,678 Decrease3 342,000 0
129  Puerto Rico 3,721,978 Decrease3 9,104 0
130  Kuwait 3,566,437 Increase7 17,818 0
131  Moldova 3,563,695 33,846 0
132  Panama 3,504,483 75,417 0
133  Uruguay 3,356,584 176,215 0
134  Lithuania 3,329,039 65,300 0
135  Armenia 3,249,482 29,743 0
136  Mauritania 3,217,383 1,030,000 0
137  Albania 3,195,000 28,748 0
138  Mongolia 2,780,800 1,566,000 0
139  Oman 2,773,479 309,500 0
140  Jamaica 2,701,200 10,991 0
141  Latvia 2,248,374 64,589 0
142  Namibia 2,212,037 825,615 0
143  Kosovo 2,208,107 10,908 0
144  Macedonia 2,052,722 25,713 0
145  Slovenia 2,046,976 20,273 0
146  Botswana 2,029,307 581,730 0
147  Lesotho 1,891,830 30,355 0
148  Gambia 1,750,732 10,689 0
149  Qatar 1,699,435 11,581 0
150  Guinea-Bissau 1,647,380 36,125 0
151  Gabon 1,501,266 267,667 0
152  Estonia 1,340,127 45,227 0
153  Trinidad and Tobago 1,317,714 5,131 0
154  Equatorial Guinea 1,313,000 28,050 0
155  Mauritius[6] 1,283,415 2,040 0
156  Bahrain 1,234,571 765.3 0
157  Timor-Leste 1,149,028 0
158  Cyprus[7] 1,102,677 0
159  Swaziland 1,055,506 0
160  Djibouti 879,053 0
161  Fiji 850,700 0
162  Réunion 828,054 0
163  Guyana 761,442 0
164  Bhutan 695,822 0
165  Comoros 675,000 0
166  Montenegro 616,411 0
167  Macau 552,300 0
168  Suriname 531,170 0
169  Solomon Islands 530,669 0
170  Western Sahara 530,000 0
171  Cape Verde 512,582 0
172  Luxembourg 502,066 0
173  Brunei 414,400 0
174  Malta 414,372 0
175  Guadeloupe 404,394 0
176  Martinique 399,637 0
177  Bahamas 353,658 0
178  Maldives 319,738 0
179  Iceland 317,630 0
180  Belize 312,971 0
181  Barbados 276,300 0
182  French Polynesia 267,000 0
183  New Caledonia 248,000 0
184  Vanuatu 245,036 0
185  French Guiana 232,223 0
186  Mayotte 202,000 0
187  Samoa 183,123 0
188  Guam 180,865 0
189  Saint Lucia 174,000 0
190  São Tomé and Príncipe 165,397 0
191  Curacao 142,180 0
192  Grenada 109,553 0
193  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,284 0
194  U.S. Virgin Islands 106,267 0
195  Tonga 103,365 0
196  Micronesia 102,624 0
197  Aruba 101,484 0
198  Kiribati 100,835 0
*Change position from the list of countries by population in 2010

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "ACTUAL ARTICLE TITLE BELONGS HERE!". Encyclopædia Britannica.
  2. ^ Includes data from Jammu and Kashmir (India-administered), Azad Kashmir (Pakistan-administered), and Aksai Chin (PRC-administered).
  3. ^ ?Includes Christmas Island (1,508), Cocos (Keeling) Islands (628), and Norfolk Island (1,828).
  4. ^ Includes Åland Islands
  5. ^ Includes Svalbard (2,701) and Jan Mayen Island.
  6. ^ Includes Agalega, Rodrigues and St. Brandon.
  7. ^ Estimated total population of both Greek and Turkish controlled areas. The Statistical Institute of the Republic of Cyprus shows a population of 749,200 (2004 Census). The 2006 census of the Turkish controlled area (TRNC) shows a population of 264,172.

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