Total Population by Country 2018

Not surprisingly, the largest countries in the word in terms of population are China and India, with both now having populations of well over a billion. The United States comes in third with just under 325 million residents. The BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), generally regarded as the four major emerging economies expected to dominate in the 21st century, are all in the top ten most populous countries, indicating how important the sheer size of their populations are to their economic expansion.

However, a number of countries considered by the International Monetary Fund to be developing countries (that is, having not achieved a high degree of industrialization relative to their populations, and where the population typically has a medium to low standard of living) also have sizeable populations, including Nigeria (over 190 million), Bangladesh (almost 165 million) and Mexico (around 129 million), demonstrating that the issues affecting developing nations span multiple continents.

It is notable that a number of the largest economies in the world have smaller populations, particularly in Europe. The United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Italy are all among the top ten largest economies and all have populations of under 100 million. Their numbers range from 82 million (Germany) to just under 60 million (Italy).

Furthermore, several extremely small countries, such as Monaco, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands - all with fewer than a million residents - play a much larger role in the financial world than their population numbers would suggest. In contrat, Canada, also a major economic player and one of the largest countries in the world by land mass, has a relatively small population for its size, with around 36.5 million residents.

Country Total Population Rank
China1,415,045,928 1
India1,354,051,854 2
United States326,766,748 3
Indonesia266,794,980 4
Brazil210,867,954 5
Pakistan200,813,818 6
Nigeria195,875,237 7
Bangladesh166,368,149 8
Russia143,964,709 9
Mexico130,759,074 10
Japan127,185,332 11
Ethiopia107,534,882 12
Philippines106,512,074 13
Egypt99,375,741 14
Vietnam96,491,146 15
DR Congo84,004,989 16
Germany82,293,457 17
Iran82,011,735 18
Turkey81,916,871 19
Thailand69,183,173 20
United Kingdom66,573,504 21
France65,233,271 22
Italy59,290,969 23
Tanzania59,091,392 24
South Africa57,398,421 25
Myanmar53,855,735 26
South Korea51,164,435 27
Kenya50,950,879 28
Colombia49,464,683 29
Spain46,397,452 30
Argentina44,688,864 31
Uganda44,270,563 32
Ukraine44,009,214 33
Algeria42,008,054 34
Sudan41,511,526 35
Iraq39,339,753 36
Poland38,104,832 37
Canada36,953,765 38
Afghanistan36,373,176 39
Morocco36,191,805 40
Saudi Arabia33,554,343 41
Peru32,551,815 42
Venezuela32,381,221 43
Uzbekistan32,364,996 44
Malaysia32,042,458 45
Angola30,774,205 46
Mozambique30,528,673 47
Nepal29,624,035 48
Ghana29,463,643 49
Yemen28,915,284 50
Madagascar26,262,810 51
North Korea25,610,672 52
Ivory Coast24,905,843 53
Australia24,772,247 54
Cameroon24,678,234 55
Taiwan23,694,089 56
Niger22,311,375 57
Sri Lanka20,950,041 58
Burkina Faso19,751,651 59
Romania19,580,634 60
Malawi19,164,728 61
Mali19,107,706 62
Kazakhstan18,403,860 63
Syria18,284,407 64
Chile18,197,209 65
Zambia17,609,178 66
Guatemala17,245,346 67
Netherlands17,084,459 68
Zimbabwe16,913,261 69
Ecuador16,863,425 70
Senegal16,294,270 71
Cambodia16,245,729 72
Chad15,353,184 73
Somalia15,181,925 74
Guinea13,052,608 75
South Sudan12,919,053 76
Rwanda12,501,156 77
Tunisia11,659,174 78
Belgium11,498,519 79
Cuba11,489,082 80
Benin11,485,674 81
Burundi11,216,450 82
Bolivia11,215,674 83
Greece11,142,161 84
Haiti11,112,945 85
Dominican Republic10,882,996 86
Czech Republic10,625,250 87
Portugal10,291,196 88
Sweden9,982,709 89
Azerbaijan9,923,914 90
Jordan9,903,802 91
Hungary9,688,847 92
United Arab Emirates9,541,615 93
Belarus9,452,113 94
Honduras9,417,167 95
Tajikistan9,107,211 96
Serbia8,762,027 97
Austria8,751,820 98
Switzerland8,544,034 99
Israel8,452,841 100
Papua New Guinea8,418,346 101
Togo7,990,926 102
Sierra Leone7,719,729 103
Hong Kong7,428,887 104
Bulgaria7,036,848 105
Laos6,961,210 106
Paraguay6,896,908 107
Libya6,470,956 108
El Salvador6,411,558 109
Nicaragua6,284,757 110
Kyrgyzstan6,132,932 111
Lebanon6,093,509 112
Turkmenistan5,851,466 113
Singapore5,791,901 114
Denmark5,754,356 115
Finland5,542,517 116
Slovakia5,449,816 117
Republic of the Congo5,399,895 118
Norway5,353,363 119
Eritrea5,187,948 120
Palestine5,052,776 121
Costa Rica4,953,199 122
Liberia4,853,516 123
Oman4,829,946 124
Ireland4,803,748 125
New Zealand4,749,598 126
Central African Republic4,737,423 127
Mauritania4,540,068 128
Kuwait4,197,128 129
Croatia4,164,783 130
Panama4,162,618 131
Moldova4,041,065 132
Georgia3,907,131 133
Puerto Rico3,659,007 134
Bosnia and Herzegovina3,503,554 135
Uruguay3,469,551 136
Mongolia3,121,772 137
Albania2,934,363 138
Armenia2,934,152 139
Jamaica2,898,677 140
Lithuania2,876,475 141
Qatar2,694,849 142
Namibia2,587,801 143
Botswana2,333,201 144
Lesotho2,263,010 145
Gambia2,163,765 146
Macedonia2,085,051 147
Slovenia2,081,260 148
Gabon2,067,561 149
Latvia1,929,938 150
Guinea-Bissau1,907,268 151
Bahrain1,566,993 152
Swaziland1,391,385 153
Trinidad and Tobago1,372,598 154
Timor-Leste1,324,094 155
Equatorial Guinea1,313,894 156
Estonia1,306,788 157
Mauritius1,268,315 158
Cyprus1,189,085 159
Djibouti971,408 160
Fiji912,241 161
Reunion883,247 162
Comoros832,347 163
Bhutan817,054 164
Guyana782,225 165
Macau632,418 166
Montenegro629,219 167
Solomon Islands623,281 168
Luxembourg590,321 169
Suriname568,301 170
Western Sahara567,421 171
Cape Verde553,335 172
Guadeloupe449,173 173
Maldives444,259 174
Brunei434,076 175
Malta432,089 176
Bahamas399,285 177
Martinique385,065 178
Belize382,444 179
Iceland337,780 180
French Guiana289,763 181
Barbados286,388 182
French Polynesia285,859 183
Vanuatu282,117 184
New Caledonia279,821 185
Mayotte259,682 186
Sao Tome and Principe208,818 187
Samoa197,695 188
Saint Lucia179,667 189
Guam165,718 190
Curacao161,577 191
Kiribati118,414 192
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines110,200 193
Tonga109,008 194
Grenada108,339 195
Micronesia106,227 196
Aruba105,670 197
United States Virgin Islands104,914 198
Antigua and Barbuda103,050 199
Seychelles95,235 200
Isle of Man84,831 201
Andorra76,953 202
Dominica74,308 203
Cayman Islands62,348 204
Bermuda61,070 205
Greenland56,565 206
Saint Kitts and Nevis55,850 207
American Samoa55,679 208
Northern Mariana Islands55,194 209
Marshall Islands53,167 210
Faroe Islands49,489 211
Sint Maarten40,552 212
Monaco38,897 213
Liechtenstein38,155 214
Turks and Caicos Islands35,963 215
Gibraltar34,733 216
San Marino33,557 217
British Virgin Islands31,719 218
Palau21,964 219
Cook Islands17,411 220
Anguilla15,045 221
Wallis and Futuna11,683 222
Nauru11,312 223
Tuvalu11,287 224
Saint Pierre and Miquelon6,342 225
Montserrat5,203 226
Falkland Islands2,922 227
Niue1,624 228
Tokelau1,319 229
Vatican City801 230
Jersey 231
Guernsey 232
Saint Martin 233

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Country Codes

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Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.