Population of Countries in Asia 2018

The world's largest and most populous continent, Asia has a total population of more than four billion. The continent is dominated by China and India, with their huge populations of 1.4 and 1.3 billion, respectively (although India's population is predicted to outgrow China's by 2024). Many other Asian countries are also extremely large in their own right, although they seem small in comparison to China and India. These include Indonesia (266,794,980), Pakistan (200,813,818) and Japan (127,185,332), all of which are both geographically distant and culturally disparate, emphasising the sheer scale and diversity of the Asian continent.

The majority of Asia's 49 countries have populations of between ten and one hundred million. At the higher end are countries like Vietnam (96.4 million), Turkey (81.9 million) and Thailand (69.1 million), while Cambodia (16.2 million), Kazakhstan (18.4 million) and Taiwan (23.6 million) have lower, though still substantial, populations. A number of Asian countries also have populations of fewer than ten million, such as Israel (8.4 million), Hong Kong (7.4 million) and Singapore (5.7 million).

The smallest Asian countries are again geographically and culturally diverse. The tiny country of Brunei, on the island of Borneo, has a population of just 434,076. The Maldives, a tropical island country in the Indian Ocean has a similarly sized population of 444,259, while the landlocked Kingdom of Bhutan, located in the Eastern Himalayas and bordered by China, has just 817,054 inhabitants.

Country Population
China1,415,045,928
India1,354,051,854
Indonesia266,794,980
Pakistan200,813,818
Bangladesh166,368,149
Japan127,185,332
Philippines106,512,074
Vietnam96,491,146
Iran82,011,735
Turkey81,916,871
Thailand69,183,173
Myanmar53,855,735
South Korea51,164,435
Iraq39,339,753
Afghanistan36,373,176
Saudi Arabia33,554,343
Uzbekistan32,364,996
Malaysia32,042,458
Nepal29,624,035
Yemen28,915,284
North Korea25,610,672
Taiwan23,694,089
Sri Lanka20,950,041
Kazakhstan18,403,860
Syria18,284,407
Cambodia16,245,729
Azerbaijan9,923,914
Jordan9,903,802
United Arab Emirates9,541,615
Tajikistan9,107,211
Israel8,452,841
Hong Kong7,428,887
Laos6,961,210
Kyrgyzstan6,132,932
Lebanon6,093,509
Turkmenistan5,851,466
Singapore5,791,901
Palestine5,052,776
Oman4,829,946
Kuwait4,197,128
Georgia3,907,131
Mongolia3,121,772
Armenia2,934,152
Qatar2,694,849
Bahrain1,566,993
Timor-Leste1,324,094
Bhutan817,054
Macau632,418
Maldives444,259
Brunei434,076