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Top Asian Countries by Population 2021

Asia Population 2021

As per United Nations, In 1950 the population of Asia was estimated at around 1.4 billion people. It reached 3 billion in 1987 and 4 billion in 2006. In 2020 Asia population was estimated to be 4.6 billion. The Asia population is expected to reach 5 billion in 2030 and could peak at nearly 5.5 billion around 2050.

As per the UN  estimated Asia population in 2020 is 4,641,054,775 ( 4.6 Billion or 464 Crores)

Asia population in May 2021 : 4,675,822,194 or 467 Crores.

Source: UN estimates & Worldometers

List of Top Asian Countries by Population

Sixty percent of the world’s population lives in Asia (4.7 billion). China (1.44 billion) and India (1.39 billion) remain the two most populous countries in the world.  Let’s have a look at the Country-wise population of Asia.

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

#Country 2020 ( UN Estimates)2021 Estimates
1China1,43,93,23,776 144 Crores
2India1,38,00,04,385 140 Crores
3Indonesia27,35,23,615 27.60 Crores
4Pakistan22,08,92,34022.45 Crores
5Bangladesh16,46,89,38316.60 Crores
6Japan12,64,76,46112.61 Crores
7Philippines10,95,81,07811 Crores
8Vietnam9,73,38,5799.80 Crores
9Turkey8,43,39,0678.50 Crores
10Iran8,39,92,9498.49 Crores
11Thailand6,97,99,9787 Crores
12Myanmar5,44,09,8005.47 Crores
13South Korea5,12,69,1855.13 Crores
14Iraq4,02,22,4934.10 Crores
15Afghanistan3,89,28,3463.96 Crores
16Saudi Arabia3,48,13,8713.52 Crores
17Uzbekistan3,34,69,2033.39 Crores
18Malaysia3,23,65,9993.27 Crores
19Yemen2,98,25,9643 Crores
20Nepal2,91,36,8082.95 Crores
21North Korea2,57,78,8162.58 Crores
22Taiwan*2,38,16,7752.28 Crores
23Sri Lanka2,14,13,2492.14 Crores
24Kazakhstan1,87,76,7071.87 Crores
25Syria1,75,00,6581.78 Crores
26Cambodia1,67,18,9651.69 Crores
27Jordan1,02,03,1341.02 Crores
28Azerbaijan1,01,39,1771.02 Crores
29United Arab Emirates98,90,40299 Lakhs
30Tajikistan95,37,64597 Lakhs
31Israel86,55,53588 Lakhs
32Hong Kong*74,96,981 75 Lakhs
33Laos72,75,560 73.69 Lakhs
34Lebanon68,25,445 68 Lakhs
35Kyrgyzstan65,24,195 66 Lakhs
36Turkmenistan60,31,200 61 Lakhs
37Singapore58,50,342 59 Lakhs
38State of Palestine51,01,414 52 Lakhs
39Oman51,06,626 52.25 Lakhs
40Kuwait42,70,571 43 lakhs
41Georgia39,89,167 40 Lakhs
42Mongolia32,78,290 33.25 Lakhs
43Armenia29,63,243 30 Lakhs
44Qatar28,81,053 29.25 Lakhs
45Bahrain17,01,575 17.55 Lakhs
46Timor-Leste13,18,445 13.40 Lakhs
47Cyprus12,07,359 12.15 Lakhs
48Bhutan7,71,608 8 Lakhs
49Macao*6,49,335 6.57 Lakhs
50Maldives5,40,544 5.50 Lakhs
51Brunei4,37,479 4.41 Lakhs

*Overseas Territory of China

List of Top Asian Countries by Land Area

Asia, the largest continent, stretches from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the western Pacific Ocean. There are 48 countries + 3 Dependencies  of  China ( Tiwan, Hongkong & Macau) in Asia. The total land area of Asia is 44,579,000 Km2 (17,212,000 sq. miles). The population density in Asia is 150 per Km2 (387 people per mi2). 

Largest & Smallest Country by Area
AreawiseCountryArea (sq.km)
Largest by AreaChina93,88,211 Km2
Smallest  by AreaMaldivies300 Km2
Largest & Smallest Country by Density
Density wiseCountryDensity (P/Km2)
Highest Population DensitySingapore8358 (p/km2)
least population DensityMongolia2 (p/km2)

*Macao is Overseas Territory of China with area of 30km2 & density of 21685 p/km2

#CountryLand Area
( Km2)
Density
(p/km2)
1China93,88,211153
2India29,73,190464
3Kazakhstan26,99,7007
4Saudi Arabia21,49,69016
5Indonesia18,11,570151
6Iran16,28,55052
7Mongolia15,53,5602
8Pakistan7,70,880287
9Turkey7,69,630110
10Myanmar6,53,29083
11Afghanistan6,52,86060
12Yemen5,27,97056
13Thailand5,10,890137
14Turkmenistan4,69,93013
15Iraq4,34,32093
16Uzbekistan4,25,40079
17Japan3,64,555347
18Malaysia3,28,55099
19Vietnam3,10,070314
20Oman3,09,50016
21Philippines2,98,170368
22Laos2,30,80032
23Kyrgyzstan1,91,80034
24Syria1,83,63095
25Cambodia1,76,52095
26Nepal1,43,350203
27Tajikistan1,39,96068
28Bangladesh1,30,1701,265
29North Korea1,20,410214
30South Korea97,230527
31Jordan88,780115
32United Arab Emirates83,600118
33Azerbaijan82,658123
34Georgia69,49057
35Sri Lanka62,710341
36Bhutan38,11720
37Taiwan*35,410673
38Armenia28,470104
39Israel21,640400
40Kuwait17,820240
41Timor-Leste14,87089
42Qatar11,610248
43Lebanon10,230667
44Cyprus9,240131
45State of Palestine6,020847
46Brunei5,27083
47Hong Kong*1,0507,140
48Bahrain7602,239
49Singapore7008,358
50Maldives3001,802
51Macao*3021,645

*Overseas Territory of China

Asian Countries by Fertility Rate & Median Age

The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) of Asia is 2.2

  • Afghanistan is the country with the highest Fertility rate of 4.2
  • South Korea has the lowest rate i.e 1.1

The median age in Asia is 32.0 years.

  • Japan has the highest median age of 48 Years
  • Afghanistan has the lowest rate of 18 years
#CountryFertility RateMedian age
1China1.738
2India2.228
3Indonesia2.330
4Pakistan3.623
5Bangladesh2.128
6Japan1.448
7Philippines2.626
8Vietnam2.132
9Turkey2.132
10Iran2.232
11Thailand1.540
12Myanmar2.229
13South Korea1.144
14Iraq3.721
15Afghanistan4.618
16Saudi Arabia2.332
17Uzbekistan2.428
18Malaysia230
19Yemen3.820
20Nepal1.925
21North Korea1.935
22Taiwan1.242
23Sri Lanka2.234
24Kazakhstan2.831
25Syria2.826
26Cambodia2.526
27Jordan2.824
28Azerbaijan2.132
29United Arab Emirates1.433
30Tajikistan3.622
31Israel330
32Hong Kong1.345
33Laos2.724
34Lebanon2.130
35Kyrgyzstan326
36Turkmenistan2.827
37Singapore1.242
38Oman2.931
39State of Palestine3.721
40Kuwait2.137
41Georgia2.138
42Mongolia2.928
43Armenia1.835
44Qatar1.932
45Bahrain232
46Timor-Leste4.121
47Cyprus1.337
48Bhutan228
49Macao1.239
50Maldives1.930
51Brunei1.832
  • Source: World Population Prospects 2019