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World Population

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 UN estimated world population in 2020 is 7,794,798,729 ( 7.8 Billion or 780 Crores)

World population in 2021: 7.86 billion (786 Crores)

Source: UN estimates & Worldometers

Number of Countries in the World

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.

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Countries by Population 2021

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 (1.44 billion) and India (1.39 billion) remain the two most populous countries in the world. Let’s have a look at the Country-wise (Independent  + Dependent Territories) population.

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Top 100 Countries by Population

#CountriesPopulation 2020
(UN Estimates)
2021 Estimates
1China1,439,323,7741.44 billion
2India1,380,004,3851.39 billion
3United States331,002,647332 million
4Indonesia273,523,621276 million
5Pakistan220,892,321225 million
6Brazil212,559,409214 million
7Nigeria206,139,587211 million
8Bangladesh164,689,383166 million
9Russia145,934,446146 million
10Mexico128,932,753130 million
11Japan126,476,458126 million
12Ethiopia114,963,583118 million
13Philippines109,581,085111 million
14Egypt102,334,403104 million
15Vietnam97,338,58398.1 million
16DR Congo89,561,40492.3 million
17Turkey84,339,06785 million
18Iran83,992,95385 million
19Germany8,37,83,94584 million
20Thailand69,799,97870 million
21United Kingdom67,886,00468 million
22France65,273,51265.4 million
23Italy60,461,82860.4  million
24Tanzania59,734,21361.4 million
25South Africa59,308,69060 million
26Myanmar54,409,79454.8 million
27Kenya53,771,30055 million
28South Korea51,269,18351 million
29Colombia50,882,88451.3 million
30Spain46,754,78346.7 million
31Uganda45,741,00047 million
32Argentina45,195,77745.6 million
33Algeria43,851,04344.6 million
34Sudan43,849,26045 million
35Ukraine43,733,76243.5 million
36Iraq40,222,49341.2 million
37Afghanistan38,928,34639.8 million
38Poland37,846,61137.8 million
39Canada37,742,15438 million
40Morocco36,910,56037.4 million
41Saudi Arabia34,813,87135.3 million
42Uzbekistan33,469,20334 million
43Peru32,971,85433.3 million
44Angola32,866,27234 million
45Malaysia32,365,99932.7 million
46Mozambique31,255,43532.1 million
47Ghana31,072,94031.7 million
48Yemen29,825,96430 million
49Nepal29,136,80829.6 million
50Venezuela28,435,94028.7 million
51Madagascar27,691,01828.5 million
52Cameroon26,545,86327.2 million
53Ivory Coast26,378,27427 million
54North Korea25,778,81625.8 million
55Australia25,499,88425.7 million
56Niger24,206,64425.1 million
57Taiwan23,816,77523.8 million
58Sri Lanka21,413,24921.5 million
59Burkina Faso20,903,27321.5 million
60Mali20,250,83320.8 million
61Romania19,237,69119.1 million
62Malawi19,129,95219.6 million
63Chile19,116,20119.2 million
64Kazakhstan18,776,70719 million
65Zambia18,383,95519 million
66Guatemala17,915,56818.2 million
67Ecuador17,643,05417.9 million
68Syria17,500,65818.2 million
69Netherlands17,134,87217.1 million
70Senegal16,743,92717.2 million
71Cambodia16,718,96517 million
72Chad16,425,86416.9 million
73Somalia15,893,22216.3 million
74Zimbabwe14,862,92415 million
75Guinea13,132,79513.5 million
76Rwanda12,952,21813.2 million
77Benin12,123,20012.5 million
78Burundi11,8,0,78412.3 million
79Tunisia11,818,61912 million
80Bolivia11,673,02111.8 million
81Belgium11,589,62311.6 million
82Haiti11,402,52811.5 million
83Cuba11,326,61611.3 million
84South Sudan11,193,72511.4 million
85Dominican Republic10,847,91011 million
86Czech Republic (Czechia)10,708,98110.7 million
87Greece10,423,05410.4 million
88Jordan10,203,13410.3 million
89Portugal10,196,70910.2 million
90Azerbaijan10,139,17710.2 million
91Sweden10,099,26510.1 million
92Honduras9,904,60710 million
93United Arab Emirates9,890,40210 million
94Hungary9,660,3519.6 million
95Tajikistan9,537,6459.7 million
96Belarus9,449,3239.5 million
97Austria9,006,3989 million
98Papua New Guinea8,947,0249.1 million
99Serbia8,737,3718.7 million
100Israel8,655,5358.8 million

 

Top Countries by Population (101 – 235)

#CountriesPopulation 2020
(UN Estimates)
101Switzerland8,654,622
102Togo8,278,724
103Sierra Leone7,976,983
104Hong Kong*7,496,981
105Laos7,275,560
106Paraguay7,132,538
107Bulgaria6,948,445
108Libya6,871,292
109Lebanon6,825,445
110Nicaragua6,624,554
111Kyrgyzstan6,524,195
112El Salvador6,486,205
113Turkmenistan6,031,200
114Singapore5,850,342
115Denmark5,792,202
116Finland5,540,720
117Congo5,518,087
118Slovakia5,459,642
119Norway5,421,241
120Oman5,106,626
121State of Palestine5,101,414
122Costa Rica5,094,118
123Liberia5,057,681
124Ireland4,937,786
125Central African Republic4,829,767
126New Zealand4,822,233
127Mauritania4,649,658
128Panama4,314,767
129Kuwait4,270,571
130Croatia4,105,267
131Moldova4,033,963
132Georgia3,989,167
133Eritrea3,546,421
134Uruguay34,73,730
135Bosnia and Herzegovina3,280,819
136Mongolia3,278,290
137Armenia2,963,243
138Jamaica2,961,167
139Qatar2,881,053
140Albania2,877,797
141Puerto Rico*2,860,853
142Lithuania2,722,289
143Namibia2,540,905
144Gambia2,416,668
145Botswana2,351,627
146Gabon2,225,734
147Lesotho2,142,249
148North Macedonia2,083,374
149Slovenia2,078,938
150Guinea-Bissau1,968,001
151Latvia1,886,198
152Bahrain1,701,575
153Equatorial Guinea1,402,985
154Trinidad and Tobago1,399,488
155Estonia1,326,535
156Timor-Leste1,318,445
157Mauritius1,271,768
158Cyprus1,207,359
159Eswatini1,160,164
160Djibouti988,000
161Fiji896,445
162Réunion*895,312
163Comoros869,601
164Guyana786,552
165Bhutan771,608
166Solomon Islands686,884
167Macao*649,335
168Montenegro628,066
169Luxembourg625,978
170Western Sahara*597,339
171Suriname586,632
172Cabo Verde555,987
173Micronesia548,914
174Maldives540,544
175Malta441,543
176Brunei437,479
177Guadeloupe*400,124
178Belize397,628
179Bahamas393,244
180Martinique*375,265
181Iceland341,243
182Vanuatu307,145
183French Guiana*298,682
184Barbados287,375
185New Caledonia*285,498
186French Polynesia*280,908
187Mayotte*272,815
188Sao Tome & Principe219,159
189Samoa198,414
190Saint Lucia183,627
191Channel Islands8173,863
192Guam*168,775
193Curaçao164,093
194Kiribati119,449
195Grenada112,523
196St. Vincent & Grenadines110,940
197Aruba*106,766
198Tonga105,695
199U.S. Virgin Islands*104,425
200Seychelles98,347
201Antigua and Barbuda97,929
202Isle of Man*85,033
203Andorra77,265
204Dominica71,986
205Cayman Islands*65,722
206Bermuda*62,278
207Marshall Islands59,190
208Northern Mariana Islands*57,559
209Greenland*56,770
210American Samoa*55,191
211Saint Kitts & Nevis53,199
212Faeroe Islands*48,863
213Sint Maarten42,876
214Monaco39,242
215Turks and Caicos*38,717
216Saint Martin38,666
217Liechtenstein38,128
218San Marino33,931
219Gibraltar*33,691
220British Virgin Islands*30,231
221Caribbean Netherlands*26,223
222Palau18,094
223Cook Islands17,564
224Anguilla*15,003
225Tuvalu11,792
226Wallis & Futuna*11,239
227Nauru10,824
228Saint Barthelemy*9,877
229Saint Helena*6,077
230Saint Pierre & Miquelon*5,794
231Montserrat*4,992
232Falkland Islands*3,480
233Niue*1,626
234Tokelau*1,357
235Holy See801

* 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