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World Population 2023

As per United Nations, In 1950 the world population was estimated at around 2.6 billion people. It reached 5 billion in 1987 and 6 billion in 1999. In October 2011, the world population was estimated to be 7 billion.

The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100. As per the UN estimated world population in 2022 is 7,975,105,156 (7.97 Billion or 797 Crores)

Estimated World population in 2023: 8 billion (800 Crores)

There are 195 countries (sovereign nations) in the world today. Plus we have some 60 dependent areas, and several disputed territories, like Kosovo & Western Sahara. 193 Countries are members of the United Nations.

List of Overseas / Dependent Territories

Countries by Population 2022

Sixty-one percent of the world population lives in Asia (4.7 billion), 17 percent in Africa (1.3 billion), 10 percent in Europe (750 million), 8 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean (650 million), and the remaining 5 percent in Northern America (370 million) and Oceania (43 million).

China (1.43 billion) and India (1.41 billion) remain the two most populous countries in the world. Let’s have a look at the Country-wise (Independent  + Dependent Territories) population.

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Top 100 Countries by Population

RankCountryPopulation 2,022 (UN Estimates
1China 1,425,887,337
2India 1,417,173,172
3United States of America 338,289,857
4Indonesia 275,501,339
5Pakistan235,824,862
6Nigeria 218,541,212
7Brazil215,313,498
8Bangladesh171,186,372
9Russian Federation 144,713,314
10Mexico127,504,125
11Japan123,951,692
12Ethiopia123,379,924
13Philippines115,559,009
14Egypt110,990,103
15Democratic Republic of the Congo 99,010,212
16Viet Nam 98,186,856
17Iran (Islamic Republic of) 88,550,570
18Turkey85,341,241
19Germany 83,369,843
20Thailand71,697,030
21United Kingdom 67,508,935
22United Republic of Tanzania 65,497,748
23France 64,626,628
24South Africa 59,893,886
25Italy59,037,474
26Myanmar54,179,306
27Kenya54,027,487
28Colombia51,874,024
29Republic of Korea 51,815,810
30Spain47,558,629
31Uganda47,249,585
32Sudan46,874,204
33Argentina45,510,318
34Algeria44,903,225
35Iraq44,496,122
36Afghanistan41,128,771
37Poland39,857,146
38Ukraine39,701,739
39Canada 38,454,327
40Morocco37,457,970
41Saudi Arabia 36,408,820
42Angola35,588,987
43Uzbekistan34,627,652
44Peru34,049,588
45Malaysia33,938,222
46Yemen33,696,614
47Ghana33,475,871
48Mozambique32,969,518
49Nepal 30,547,580
50Madagascar 29,611,714
51Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 28,301,696
52Côte d’Ivoire 28,160,543
53Cameroon 27,914,537
54Niger26,207,977
55Australia26,177,414
56Dem. People’s Republic of Korea 26,069,416
57China, Taiwan Province of China  23,893,395
58Burkina Faso 22,673,762
59Mali22,593,590
60Syrian Arab Republic 22,125,249
61Sri Lanka 21,832,143
62Malawi 20,405,317
63Zambia20,017,675
64Romania19,659,266
65Chile19,603,733
66Kazakhstan19,397,998
67Ecuador18,001,000
68Guatemala17,843,908
69Chad17,723,315
70Somalia 17,597,511
71Netherlands 17,564,014
72Senegal17,316,449
73Cambodia 16,767,842
74Zimbabwe 16,320,537
75Guinea 13,859,340
76Rwanda13,776,698
77Benin13,352,864
78Burundi12,889,576
79Tunisia12,356,117
80Bolivia 12,224,110
81Belgium11,655,930
82Haiti11,584,996
83Jordan11,285,868
84Dominican Republic 11,228,821
85Cuba11,212,191
86South Sudan 10,913,163
87Sweden 10,549,347
88Czechia 10,493,986
89Honduras10,432,859
90Greece 10,384,971
91Azerbaijan 10,358,074
92Portugal 10,270,865
93Papua New Guinea 10,142,618
94Hungary 9,967,307
95Tajikistan 9,952,787
96Belarus 9,534,954
97United Arab Emirates 9,441,128
98Israel 9,038,309
99Austria 8,939,617
100Togo8,848,698

*This is based on UN World Population Prospects 2022 Report estimates, Population may Differ in the Census of a Particular Country. Click on a particular country to know about the latest census results

Countries by Population (101 – 237)

#Countries / DependenciesPopulation 2022
101Switzerland 8,740,472
102Sierra Leone8,605,718
103Laos7,529,475
104Hong Kong*7,488,865
105Serbia7,221,366
106Nicaragua6,948,392
107Libya6,812,341
108Bulgaria6,781,953
109Paraguay6,780,744
110Kyrgyzstan6,630,623
111Turkmenistan6,430,771
112El Salvador6,336,392
113Singapore5,975,688
114Congo5,970,424
115Denmark5,882,262
116Slovakia5,643,453
117Central African Republic5,579,144
118Finland5,540,746
119Lebanon5,489,740
120Norway5,434,319
121Liberia5,302,681
122State of Palestine5,250,072
123New Zealand5,185,289
124Costa Rica5,180,829
125Ireland5,023,108
126Mauritania4,736,139
127Oman4,576,298
128Panama4,408,580
129Kuwait4,268,873
130Croatia4,030,358
131Georgia3,744,386
132Eritrea3,684,032
133Uruguay3,422,793
134Mongolia3,398,366
135Republic of Moldova3,272,996
136Puerto Rico*3,252,407
137Bosnia and Herzegovina3,233,526
138Albania2,842,321
139Jamaica2,827,377
140Armenia2,780,469
141Lithuania2,750,055
142Gambia2,705,992
143Qatar2,695,122
144Botswana2,630,296
145Namibia2,567,012
146Gabon2,388,992
147Lesotho2,305,826
148Slovenia2,119,844
149Guinea-Bissau2,105,565
150North Macedonia2,093,598
151Latvia1,850,651
152Equatorial Guinea1,674,908
153Kosovo (under UNSC res. 1244)1,659,713
154Trinidad and Tobago1,531,044
155Bahrain1,472,233
156Timor-Leste1,341,296
157Estonia1,326,062
158Mauritius1,299,469
159Cyprus1,251,488
160Eswatini1,201,670
161Djibouti1,120,849
162Réunion*974,052
163Fiji929,766
164Comoros836,774
165Guyana808,726
166Bhutan782,455
167Solomon Islands724,272
168Macao*695,168
169Luxembourg647,599
170Montenegro627,082
171Suriname618,041
172Cabo Verde593,150
173Western Sahara*575,986
174Malta533,286
175Maldives523,787
176Brunei449,002
177Bahamas409,984
178Belize405,273
179Guadeloupe*395,752
180Iceland372,898
181Martinique*367,507
182Vanuatu326,740
183Mayotte*326,100
184French Polynesia*306,279
185French Guiana*304,557
186New Caledonia*289,951
187Barbados281,635
188Sao Tome & Principe227,380
189Samoa222,382
190Curaçao191,164
191Saint Lucia179,858
192Guam*171,774
193Kiribati131,231
194Grenada125,438
195Micronesia (Fed. States)114,164
196Jersey (part of Channel Islands)110,779
197Seychelles107,118
198Tonga106,858
199Aruba*106,445
200Saint Vincent & Grenadines103,948
201U.S. Virgin Islands*99,465
202Antigua and Barbuda93,763
203Isle of Man*84,519
204Andorra79,824
205Dominica72,738
206Cayman Islands*68,706
207Bermuda*64,184
208Guernsey  (part of Channel Islands)63,301
209Greenland*56,466
210Faroe Islands*53,090
211Northern Mariana Islands*49,551
212Saint Kitts & Nevis47,658
213Turks and Caicos*45,702
214American Samoa*44,272
215Sint Maarten44,175
216Marshall Islands41,569
217Liechtenstein39,327
218Monaco36,469
219San Marino33,660
220Gibraltar*32,649
221Saint Martin31,791
222British Virgin Islands*31,305
223Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Caribbean Netherlands)27,026
224Palau18,054
225Cook Islands17,010
226Anguilla*15,857
227Nauru12,668
228Wallis & Futuna*11,572
229Tuvalu11,311
230Saint Barthelemy*10,967
231Saint Pierre & Miquelon*5,862
232Saint Helena*5,374
233Montserrat*4,390
234Falkland Islands*3,779
235Niue*1,934
236Tokelau*1,871
237Holy See510

* Dependencies or overseas territories

Top Countries by Land Area

Top Countries by Land Area 

# Country Land in sq.km (Sq. mi) 
1  Russia 16,377,742 (6,323,482)
2  China 9,326,410 (3,600,950)
3  United States 9,147,593 (3,531,905) 
4  Canada  9,093,507 (3,511,023)
5  Brazil 8,460,415 (3,266,584)
6  Australia 7,633,565 (2,947,336)
7  India 2,973,190 (1,147,960)
8  Argentina 2,736,690 (1,056,640)
9  Kazakhstan 2,699,700 (1,042,400)
10  Algeria 2,381,741 (919,595)
11  DR Congo 2,267,048 (875,312)
12  Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 (830,000)
13  Mexico 1,943,945 (750,561)
14  Indonesia 1,811,569 (699,451)
15  Sudan 1,731,671 (668,602)
16  Libya 1,759,540 (679,360)
17  Iran 1,531,595 (591,352)
18  Mongolia 1,553,556 (599,831)
19  Peru 1,279,996 (494,209)
20  Chad 1,259,200 (486,200)
21  Niger 1,266,700 (489,100)
22  Angola 1,246,700 (481,400)
23  Mali 1,220,190 (471,120)
24  South Africa 1,214,470 (468,910)
25  Colombia 1,038,700 (401,000)
26  Ethiopia 1,000,000 (390,000)
27  Bolivia 1,083,301 (418,265)
28  Mauritania 1,025,520 (395,960)
29  Egypt 995,450 (384,350)
30  Tanzania 885,800 (342,000)
31  Nigeria 910,768 (351,649)
32  Venezuela 882,050 (340,560)
33  Pakistan 882,623 (340,783)
34  Namibia 823,290 (317,870)
35  Mozambique 786,380 (303,620)
36  Turkey 769,632 (297,157)
37  Chile 743,812 (287,187)
38  Zambia 743,398 (287,028)
39  Myanmar 653,508 (252,321)
40  Afghanistan 652,230 (251,830)
41  South Sudan 644,329 (248,777)
42  France 640,427 (247,270)
43  Somalia 627,337 (242,216)
44  Central African Republic 622,984 (240,535)
45  Ukraine 579,300 (223,700)
46  Madagascar 581,540 (224,530)
47  Botswana 566,730 (218,820)
48  Kenya 569,140 (219,750)
49  Yemen 555,000 (214,000)
50  Thailand 510,890 (197,260)
51  Spain 498,980 (192,660)
52  Turkmenistan 469,930 (181,440)
53  Cameroon 472,710 (182,510)
54  Papua New Guinea 452,860 (174,850)
55  Sweden 410,335 (158,431)
56  Uzbekistan 425,400 (164,200)
57  Morocco 446,300 (172,300)
58  Iraq 437,367 (168,868)
59  Paraguay 397,302 (153,399)
60  Zimbabwe 386,847 (149,362)
61  Norway 365,957 (141,297)
62  Japan 364,546 (140,752)
63  Germany 348,672 (134,623)
64  Congo 341,500 (131,900)
65  Finland 303,816 (117,304)
66  Vietnam 310,070 (119,720)
67  Malaysia 329,613 (127,264)
68  Ivory Coast 318,003 (122,782)
69  Poland 311,888 (120,421)
70  Oman 309,500 (119,500)
71  Italy 294,140 (113,570)
72  Philippines 298,170 (115,120)
73  Ecuador 256,369 (98,985)
74  Burkina Faso 273,602 (105,638)
75  New Zealand 262,443 (101,330)
76  Gabon 257,667 (99,486)
77  Guinea 245,717 (94,872)
78  United Kingdom 241,930 (93,410)
79  Uganda 197,100 (76,100)
80  Ghana 227,533 (87,851)
81  Romania 231,291 (89,302)
82  Laos 230,800 (89,100)
83  Guyana 196,849 (76,004)
84  Belarus 202,900 (78,300)
85  Kyrgyzstan 191,801 (74,055)
86  Senegal 192,530 (74,340)
87  Syria 183,630 (70,900)
88  Cambodia 176,515 (68,153)
89  Uruguay 175,015 (67,574)
90  Suriname 156,000 (60,000)
91  Tunisia 155,360 (59,980)
92  Bangladesh 130,168 (50,258)
93  Nepal 143,351 (55,348)
94  Tajikistan 141,510 (54,640)
95  Greece 130,647 (50,443)
96  Nicaragua 119,990 (46,330)
97  North Korea 120,538 (46,540)
98  Malawi 94,080 (36,320)
99  Eritrea 101,000 (39,000)
100  Benin 114,305 (44,133)
101  Honduras 111,890 (43,200)
102  Liberia 96,320 (37,190)
103  Bulgaria 108,612 (41,935)
104  Cuba 109,884 (42,426)
105  Guatemala 107,159 (41,374)
106  Iceland 100,250 (38,710)
107  South Korea 99,909 (38,575)
108  Hungary 89,608 (34,598)
109  Portugal 91,119 (35,181)
110  Jordan 88,802 (34,287)
111  Serbia 88,246 (34,072)
112  Azerbaijan 86,100 (33,200)
113  Austria 82,445 (31,832)
114  United Arab Emirates 83,600 (32,300)
115  Czech Republic 77,247 (29,825)
116  Panama 74,340 (28,700)
117  Sierra Leone 71,620 (27,650)
118  Ireland 68,883 (26,596)
119  Georgia 69,700 (26,900)
120  Sri Lanka 62,732 (24,221)
121  Lithuania 62,680 (24,200)
122  Latvia 62,249 (24,034)
123  Togo 54,385 (20,998)
124  Croatia 55,974 (21,612)
125  Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,187 (19,763)
126  Costa Rica 51,060 (19,710)
127  Slovakia 48,105 (18,573)
128  Dominican Republic 48,320 (18,660)
129  Estonia 42,388 (16,366)
130  Denmark 42,434 (16,384)
131  Netherlands 33,893 (13,086)
132  Switzerland 39,997 (15,443)
133  Bhutan 38,394 (14,824)
134  Guinea-Bissau 28,120 (10,860)
135  Moldova 32,891 (12,699)
136  Belgium 30,278 (11,690)
137  Lesotho 30,355 (11,720)
138  Armenia 28,342 (10,943)
139  Solomon Islands 27,986 (10,805)
140  Albania 27,398 (10,578)
141  Equatorial Guinea 28,051 (10,831)
142  Burundi 25,680 (9,920)
143  Haiti 27,560 (10,640)
144  Rwanda 24,668 (9,524)
145  North Macedonia 25,433 (9,820)
146  Djibouti 23,180 (8,950)
147  Belize 22,806 (8,805)
148  El Salvador 20,721 (8,000)
149  Israel 20,330 (7,850)
150  Slovenia 20,151 (7,780)
151  Fiji 18,274 (7,056)
152  Kuwait 17,818 (6,880)
153  Eswatini 17,204 (6,643)
154  East Timor 14,919 (5,760)
155  Bahamas 10,010 (3,860)
156  Montenegro 13,452 (5,194)
157  Vanuatu 12,189 (4,706)
158  Qatar 11,586 (4,473)
159  Gambia 10,000 (3,900)
160  Jamaica 10,831 (4,182)
161  Lebanon 10,230 (3,950)
162  Cyprus 9,241 (3,568)
163  Palestine 6,000 (2,300)
164  Brunei 5,265 (2,033)
165  Trinidad and Tobago 5,128 (1,980)
166  Cape Verde 4,033 (1,557)
167  Samoa 2,821 (1,089)
168  Luxembourg 2,586 (998)
169  Mauritius 2,030 (780)
170  Comoros 1,862 (719)
171  São Tomé and Príncipe 964 (372)
172  Kiribati 811 (313)
173  Bahrain 778 (300)
174  Dominica 751 (290)
175  Tonga 717 (277)
176  Singapore 716 (276)
177  F.S. Micronesia 702 (271)
178  Saint Lucia 606 (234)
179  Andorra 468 (181)
180  Palau 459 (177)
181  Seychelles 455 (176)
182  Antigua and Barbuda 442.6 (170.9)
183  Barbados 431 (166)
184  Saint Vincent & Grenadines 389 (150)
185  Grenada 344 (133)
186  Malta 316 (122)
187  Maldives 298 (115)
188  Saint Kitts and Nevis 261 (101)
189  Marshall Islands 181 (70)
190  Liechtenstein 160 (62)
191  San Marino 61 (24)
192  Tuvalu 26 (10)
193  Nauru 21 (8.1)
194  Monaco 2.02 (0.78)
195  Vatican City 0.49 (0.19)

Top Countries by Population Density

Top 20 Countries by Density 

#CountryDensity
1Monaco26,337
2Macao21,645
3Singapore8,358
4Hong Kong7,140
5Gibraltar3,369
6Bahrain2,239
7Holy See2,003
8Maldives1,802
9Malta1,380
10Bangladesh1,265
11Sint Maarten1,261
12Bermuda1,246
13Channel Islands915
14State of Palestine847
15Micronesia784
16Saint Martin730
17Mayotte728
18Taiwan673
19Barbados668
20Lebanon667

Top Countries by Fertility Rate

Top 20 Countries by Fertility Rate

World Average 2.1

#CountryFertility Rate
1Niger7
2Somalia6.1
3DR Congo6
4Mali5.9
5Chad5.8
6Angola5.6
7Burundi5.5
8Nigeria5.4
9Gambia5.3
10Burkina Faso5.2
11Uganda5
12Benin4.9
13Tanzania4.9
14Mozambique4.9
15Central African Republic4.8
16Senegal4.7
17Côte d’Ivoire4.7
18Guinea4.7
19Zambia4.7
20South Sudan4.7
21Afghanistan4.6

List of Overseas / Dependent Territories

#Overseas / Dependent territoriesCountriesRegion
1Western SaharadisputedAfrica
2MayotteFranceAfrica
3RéunionFranceAfrica
4Saint HelenaU.K.Africa
    
5Hong KongChinaAsia
6MacaoChinaAsia
7TaiwanChinaAsia
    
8GuadeloupeFranceCaribbean
9MartiniqueFranceCaribbean
10Saint BarthelemyFranceCaribbean
11ArubaNetherlandsCaribbean
12Caribbean NetherlandsNetherlandsCaribbean
13CuraçaoNetherlandsCaribbean
14Sint MaartenNetherlandsCaribbean
15AnguillaU.K.Caribbean
16British Virgin IslandsU.K.Caribbean
17Cayman IslandsU.K.Caribbean
18MontserratU.K.Caribbean
19Turks and CaicosU.K.Caribbean
20Puerto RicoU.S.A.Caribbean
21U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S.A.Caribbean
    
22Faeroe IslandsDenmarkEurope
23Channel IslandsU.K.Europe
24GibraltarU.K.Europe
25Isle of ManU.K.Europe
26GreenlandDenmarkNorth America
27Saint Pierre & MiquelonFranceNorth America
28BermudaU.K.North America
    
29French PolynesiaFranceOceania
30New CaledoniaFranceOceania
31Wallis & FutunaFranceOceania
32Cook IslandsNew ZealandOceania
33NiueNew ZealandOceania
34TokelauNew ZealandOceania
35American SamoaU.S.A.Oceania
36GuamU.S.A.Oceania
37Northern Mariana IslandsU.S.A.Oceania
    
38French GuianaFranceSouth America
39Falkland IslandsU.K.South America
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