Population of Countries in Europe 2018

The continent of Europe has a total of 51 independent states, stretching from the island country of Iceland in the north Atlantic Ocean to the vast country of Russia, which is partly situated on the Asian continent, but is generally regarded as being culturally European. Indeed, Russia is the most populous country in Europe as well as being the largest by area, with a total population of 143,964,709. Other European countries with sizeable populations include Germany (82.2 million), the United Kingdom (66.5 million) and France (65.2 million).

However, the majority of European countries have fewer than ten million residents – these include countries in western Europe, such as Portugal, with a population of just over ten million, northern Europe – the Scandinavian country of Sweden has 9.9 million residents – and eastern Europe, such as Bulgaria, with its seven million residents. Other smaller, but economically significant, European countries include Switzerland (8.5 million), Norway (5.3 million) and Ireland (4.8 million).

Interestingly, the smallest European countries include some of the wealthiest, not only in Europe, but in the world. Luxembourg has a population of just 590,321, but is one of the world's richest countries. Monaco is famous for its wealth and glamour, but has just 38,897 residents, while tiny Vatican City has a permanent population of only 801 inhabitants, but has billions of dollars worth of assets that include priceless pieces of art and historical artefacts.

Country Population
Russia143,964,709
Germany82,293,457
United Kingdom66,573,504
France65,233,271
Italy59,290,969
Spain46,397,452
Ukraine44,009,214
Poland38,104,832
Romania19,580,634
Netherlands17,084,459
Belgium11,498,519
Greece11,142,161
Czech Republic10,625,250
Portugal10,291,196
Sweden9,982,709
Hungary9,688,847
Belarus9,452,113
Serbia8,762,027
Austria8,751,820
Switzerland8,544,034
Bulgaria7,036,848
Denmark5,754,356
Finland5,542,517
Slovakia5,449,816
Norway5,353,363
Ireland4,803,748
Croatia4,164,783
Moldova4,041,065
Bosnia and Herzegovina3,503,554
Albania2,934,363
Lithuania2,876,475
Macedonia2,085,051
Slovenia2,081,260
Latvia1,929,938
Estonia1,306,788
Cyprus1,189,085
Montenegro629,219
Luxembourg590,321
Malta432,089
Iceland337,780
Isle of Man84,831
Andorra76,953
Faroe Islands49,489
Monaco38,897
Liechtenstein38,155
Gibraltar34,733
San Marino33,557
Vatican City801