Population of Countries in Asia 2019

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, emphasizing 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
China1,420,062,022
India1,368,737,513
Indonesia269,536,482
Pakistan204,596,442
Bangladesh168,065,920
Japan126,854,745
Philippines108,106,310
Vietnam97,429,061
Turkey82,961,805
Iran82,820,766
Thailand69,306,160
Myanmar54,336,138
South Korea51,339,238
Iraq40,412,299
Afghanistan37,209,007
Saudi Arabia34,140,662
Uzbekistan32,807,368
Malaysia32,454,455
Nepal29,942,018
Yemen29,579,986
North Korea25,727,408
Taiwan23,758,247
Sri Lanka21,018,859
Kazakhstan18,592,970
Syria18,499,181
Cambodia16,482,646
Jordan10,069,794
Azerbaijan10,014,575
United Arab Emirates9,682,088
Tajikistan9,292,000
Israel8,583,916
Hong Kong7,490,776
Laos7,064,242
Kyrgyzstan6,218,616
Lebanon6,065,922
Turkmenistan5,942,561
Singapore5,868,104
Palestine5,186,790
Oman5,001,875
Kuwait4,248,974
Georgia3,904,204
Mongolia3,166,244
Armenia2,936,706
Qatar2,743,901
Bahrain1,637,896
Timor-Leste1,352,360
Bhutan826,229
Macau642,090
Maldives451,738
Brunei439,336