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
China1,433,783,686
India1,366,417,754
Indonesia270,625,568
Pakistan216,565,318
Bangladesh163,046,161
Japan126,860,301
Philippines108,116,615
Vietnam96,462,106
Turkey83,429,615
Iran82,913,906
Thailand69,625,582
Myanmar54,045,420
South Korea51,225,308
Iraq39,309,783
Afghanistan38,041,754
Saudi Arabia34,268,528
Uzbekistan32,981,716
Malaysia31,949,777
Yemen29,161,922
Nepal28,608,710
North Korea25,666,161
Taiwan23,773,876
Sri Lanka21,323,733
Kazakhstan18,551,427
Syria17,070,135
Cambodia16,486,542
Jordan10,101,694
Azerbaijan10,047,718
United Arab Emirates9,770,529
Tajikistan9,321,018
Israel8,519,377
Hong Kong7,436,154
Laos7,169,455
Lebanon6,855,713
Kyrgyzstan6,415,850
Turkmenistan5,942,089
Singapore5,804,337
Palestine4,981,420
Oman4,974,986
Kuwait4,207,083
Georgia3,996,765
Mongolia3,225,167
Armenia2,957,731
Qatar2,832,067
Bahrain1,641,172
Timor-Leste1,293,119
Bhutan763,092
Macau640,445
Maldives530,953
Brunei433,285