Total Population by Country 2022

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Not surprisingly, the largest countries in the world in terms of population are China and India, with both countries 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 contrast, Canada, which is also a major economic player and one of the largest countries in the world by landmass, has a relatively small population for its size, with around 36.5 million residents.

Rank Country 2022 Population 2021 Population Growth Rate Area Density (km²)
1China1,448,471,400 1,444,216,107 0.29%9,706,961149/km²
2India1,406,631,776 1,393,409,038 0.95%3,287,590428/km²
3United States334,805,269 332,915,073 0.57%9,372,61036/km²
4Indonesia279,134,505 276,361,783 1.00%1,904,569147/km²
5Pakistan229,488,994 225,199,937 1.90%881,912260/km²
6Nigeria216,746,934 211,400,708 2.53%923,768235/km²
7Brazil215,353,593 213,993,437 0.64%8,515,76725/km²
8Bangladesh167,885,689 166,303,498 0.95%147,5701,138/km²
9Russia145,805,947 145,912,025 -0.07%17,098,2429/km²
10Mexico131,562,772 130,262,216 1.00%1,964,37567/km²
11Japan125,584,838 126,050,804 -0.37%377,930332/km²
12Ethiopia120,812,698 117,876,227 2.49%1,104,300109/km²
13Philippines112,508,994 111,046,913 1.32%342,353329/km²
14Egypt106,156,692 104,258,327 1.82%1,002,450106/km²
15Vietnam98,953,541 98,168,833 0.80%331,212299/km²
16DR Congo95,240,792 92,377,993 3.10%2,344,85841/km²
17Iran86,022,837 85,028,759 1.17%1,648,19552/km²
18Turkey85,561,976 85,042,738 0.61%783,562109/km²
19Germany83,883,596 83,900,473 -0.02%357,114235/km²
20Thailand70,078,203 69,950,850 0.18%513,120137/km²
21United Kingdom68,497,907 68,207,116 0.43%242,900282/km²
22France65,584,518 65,426,179 0.24%551,695119/km²
23Tanzania63,298,550 61,498,437 2.93%945,08767/km²
24South Africa60,756,135 60,041,994 1.19%1,221,03750/km²
25Italy60,262,770 60,367,477 -0.17%301,336200/km²
26England57,367,811 0.72%130,279440/km²
27Kenya56,215,221 54,985,698 2.24%580,36797/km²
28Myanmar55,227,143 54,806,012 0.77%676,57882/km²
29Colombia51,512,762 51,265,844 0.48%1,141,74845/km²
30South Korea51,329,899 51,305,186 0.05%100,210512/km²
31Uganda48,432,863 47,123,531 2.78%241,550201/km²
32Spain46,719,142 46,745,216 -0.06%505,99292/km²
33Argentina46,010,234 45,605,826 0.89%2,780,40017/km²
34Sudan45,992,020 44,909,353 2.41%1,886,06824/km²
35Algeria45,350,148 44,616,624 1.64%2,381,74119/km²
36Ukraine43,192,122 43,466,819 -0.63%603,50072/km²
37Iraq42,164,965 41,179,350 2.39%438,31796/km²
38Afghanistan40,754,388 39,835,428 2.31%652,23062/km²
39Canada38,388,419 38,067,903 0.84%9,984,6704/km²
40Morocco37,772,756 37,344,795 1.15%446,55085/km²
41Poland37,739,785 37,797,005 -0.15%312,679121/km²
42Saudi Arabia35,844,909 35,340,683 1.43%2,149,69017/km²
43Angola35,027,343 33,933,610 3.22%1,246,70028/km²
44Uzbekistan34,382,084 33,935,763 1.32%447,40077/km²
45Peru33,684,208 33,359,418 0.97%1,285,21626/km²
46Malaysia33,181,072 32,776,194 1.24%330,803100/km²
47Mozambique33,089,461 32,163,047 2.88%801,59041/km²
48Ghana32,395,450 31,732,129 2.09%238,533136/km²
49Yemen31,154,867 30,490,640 2.18%527,96859/km²
50Nepal30,225,582 29,674,920 1.86%147,181205/km²
51Venezuela29,266,991 28,704,954 1.96%916,44532/km²
52Madagascar29,178,077 28,427,328 2.64%587,04150/km²
53Cameroon27,911,548 27,224,265 2.52%475,44259/km²
54Ivory Coast27,742,298 27,053,629 2.55%322,46386/km²
55Niger26,083,660 25,130,817 3.79%1,267,00021/km²
56Australia26,068,792 25,788,215 1.09%7,692,0243/km²
57North Korea25,990,679 25,887,041 0.40%120,538216/km²
58Taiwan23,888,595 23,855,010 0.14%36,193660/km²
59Burkina Faso22,102,838 21,497,096 2.82%272,96781/km²
60Sri Lanka21,575,842 21,497,310 0.37%65,610329/km²
61Mali21,473,764 20,855,735 2.96%1,240,19217/km²
62Malawi20,180,839 19,647,684 2.71%118,484170/km²
63Zambia19,470,234 18,920,651 2.90%752,61226/km²
64Syria19,364,809 18,275,702 5.96%185,180105/km²
65Chile19,250,195 19,212,361 0.20%756,10225/km²
66Kazakhstan19,205,043 18,994,962 1.11%2,724,9007/km²
67Romania19,031,335 19,127,774 -0.50%238,39180/km²
68Guatemala18,584,039 18,249,860 1.83%108,889171/km²
69Ecuador18,113,361 17,888,475 1.26%276,84165/km²
70Senegal17,653,671 17,196,301 2.66%196,72290/km²
71Chad17,413,580 16,914,985 2.95%1,284,00014/km²
72Netherlands17,211,447 17,173,099 0.22%41,850411/km²
73Cambodia17,168,639 16,946,438 1.31%181,03595/km²
74Somalia16,841,795 16,359,504 2.95%637,65726/km²
75Zimbabwe15,331,428 15,092,171 1.59%390,75739/km²
76Guinea13,865,691 13,497,244 2.73%245,85756/km²
77Rwanda13,600,464 13,276,513 2.44%26,338516/km²
78Benin12,784,726 12,451,040 2.68%112,622114/km²
79Burundi12,624,840 12,255,433 3.01%27,834454/km²
80Tunisia12,046,656 11,935,766 0.93%163,61074/km²
81Bolivia11,992,656 11,832,940 1.35%1,098,58111/km²
82Haiti11,680,283 11,541,685 1.20%27,750421/km²
83Belgium11,668,278 11,632,326 0.31%30,528382/km²
84South Sudan11,618,511 11,381,378 2.08%619,74519/km²
85Cuba11,305,652 11,317,505 -0.10%109,884103/km²
86Dominican Republic11,056,370 10,953,703 0.94%48,671227/km²
87Czech Republic10,736,784 10,724,555 0.11%78,865136/km²
88Greece10,316,637 10,370,744 -0.52%131,99078/km²
89Jordan10,300,869 10,269,021 0.31%89,342115/km²
90Azerbaijan10,300,205 10,223,342 0.75%86,600119/km²
91Honduras10,221,247 10,062,991 1.57%112,49291/km²
92Sweden10,218,971 10,160,169 0.58%450,29523/km²
93Portugal10,140,570 10,167,925 -0.27%92,090110/km²
94United Arab Emirates10,081,785 9,991,089 0.91%83,600121/km²
95Tajikistan9,957,464 9,749,627 2.13%143,10070/km²
96Hungary9,606,259 9,634,164 -0.29%93,028103/km²
97Belarus9,432,800 9,442,862 -0.11%207,60045/km²
98Papua New Guinea9,292,169 9,119,010 1.90%462,84020/km²
99Austria9,066,710 9,043,070 0.26%83,871108/km²
100Israel8,922,892 8,789,774 1.51%20,770430/km²
101Switzerland8,773,637 8,715,494 0.67%41,284213/km²
102Togo8,680,837 8,478,250 2.39%56,785153/km²
103Serbia8,653,016 8,697,550 -0.51%88,36198/km²
104Sierra Leone8,306,436 8,141,343 2.03%71,740116/km²
105Hong Kong7,604,299 7,552,810 0.68%1,1046,888/km²
106Laos7,481,023 7,379,358 1.38%236,80032/km²
107Paraguay7,305,843 7,219,638 1.19%406,75218/km²
108Libya7,040,745 6,958,532 1.18%1,759,5404/km²
109Bulgaria6,844,597 6,896,663 -0.75%110,87962/km²
110Nicaragua6,779,100 6,702,385 1.14%130,37352/km²
111Kyrgyzstan6,728,271 6,628,356 1.51%199,95134/km²
112Lebanon6,684,849 6,769,146 -1.25%10,452640/km²
113El Salvador6,550,389 6,518,499 0.49%21,041311/km²
114Turkmenistan6,201,943 6,117,924 1.37%488,10013/km²
115Singapore5,943,546 5,896,686 0.79%7108,371/km²
116Denmark5,834,950 5,813,298 0.37%43,094135/km²
117Republic of the Congo5,797,805 5,657,013 2.49%342,00017/km²
118Finland5,554,960 5,548,360 0.12%338,42416/km²
119Norway5,511,370 5,465,630 0.84%323,80217/km²
120Scotland5,504,651 0.35%77,93371/km²
121Slovakia5,460,193 5,460,721 -0.01%49,037111/km²
122Palestine5,345,541 5,222,748 2.35%6,220859/km²
123Oman5,323,993 5,223,375 1.93%309,50017/km²
124Liberia5,305,117 5,180,203 2.41%111,36948/km²
125Costa Rica5,182,354 5,139,052 0.84%51,100101/km²
126Ireland5,020,199 4,982,907 0.75%70,27371/km²
127Central African Republic5,016,678 4,919,981 1.97%622,9848/km²
128Mauritania4,901,981 4,775,119 2.66%1,030,7005/km²
129New Zealand4,898,203 4,860,643 0.77%270,46718/km²
130Panama4,446,964 4,381,579 1.49%75,41759/km²
131Kuwait4,380,326 4,328,550 1.20%17,818246/km²
132Croatia4,059,286 4,081,651 -0.55%56,59472/km²
133Moldova4,013,171 4,024,019 -0.27%33,846119/km²
134Georgia3,968,738 3,979,765 -0.28%69,70057/km²
135Eritrea3,662,244 3,601,467 1.69%117,60031/km²
136Uruguay3,496,016 3,485,151 0.31%181,03419/km²
137Mongolia3,378,078 3,329,289 1.47%1,564,1102/km²
138Bosnia And Herzegovina3,249,317 3,263,466 -0.43%51,20963/km²
139Wales3,193,665 0.38%20,779154/km²
140Jamaica2,985,094 2,973,463 0.39%10,991272/km²
141Qatar2,979,915 2,930,528 1.69%11,586257/km²
142Armenia2,971,966 2,968,127 0.13%29,743100/km²
143Albania2,866,374 2,872,933 -0.23%28,748100/km²
144Puerto Rico2,829,812 2,828,255 0.06%8,870319/km²
145Lithuania2,661,708 2,689,862 -1.05%65,30041/km²
146Namibia2,633,874 2,587,344 1.80%825,6153/km²
147Gambia2,558,482 2,486,945 2.88%10,689239/km²
148Botswana2,441,162 2,397,241 1.83%582,0004/km²
149Gabon2,331,533 2,278,825 2.31%267,6689/km²
150Lesotho2,175,699 2,159,079 0.77%30,35572/km²
151North Macedonia2,081,304 2,082,658 -0.07%25,71381/km²
152Slovenia2,078,034 2,078,724 -0.03%20,273103/km²
153Guinea Bissau2,063,367 2,015,494 2.38%36,12557/km²
154Latvia1,848,837 1,866,942 -0.97%64,55929/km²
155Kosovo1,802,250 0.11%10,887166/km²
156Bahrain1,783,983 1,748,296 2.04%7652,332/km²
157Equatorial Guinea1,496,662 1,449,896 3.23%28,05153/km²
158Trinidad And Tobago1,406,585 1,403,375 0.23%5,130274/km²
159Timor Leste1,369,429 1,343,873 1.90%14,87492/km²
160Estonia1,321,910 1,325,185 -0.25%45,22729/km²
161Mauritius1,274,727 1,273,433 0.10%2,040625/km²
162Cyprus1,223,387 1,215,584 0.64%9,251132/km²
163Eswatini1,184,817 1,172,362 1.06%17,36468/km²
164Djibouti1,016,097 1,002,187 1.39%23,20044/km²
165Fiji909,466 902,906 0.73%18,27250/km²
166Reunion908,061 901,686 0.71%2,511362/km²
167Comoros907,419 888,451 2.13%1,862487/km²
168Guyana794,045 790,326 0.47%214,9694/km²
169Bhutan787,941 779,898 1.03%38,39421/km²
170Solomon Islands721,159 703,996 2.44%28,89625/km²
171Luxembourg642,371 634,814 1.19%2,586248/km²
172Montenegro627,950 628,053 -0.02%13,81245/km²
173Western Sahara626,161 611,875 2.33%266,0002/km²
174Suriname596,831 591,800 0.85%163,8204/km²
175Cape Verde567,678 561,898 1.03%4,033141/km²
176Maldives540,985 543,617 -0.48%3001,803/km²
177Brunei445,431 441,532 0.88%5,76577/km²
178Malta444,033 442,784 0.28%3161,405/km²
179Belize412,190 404,914 1.80%22,96618/km²
180Bahamas400,516 396,913 0.91%13,94329/km²
181Guadeloupe399,794 400,020 -0.06%1,628246/km²
182Martinique374,087 374,745 -0.18%1,128332/km²
183Iceland345,393 343,353 0.59%103,0003/km²
184Vanuatu321,832 314,464 2.34%12,18926/km²
185French Guiana314,169 306,448 2.52%83,5344/km²
186Barbados288,023 287,711 0.11%430670/km²
187Mayotte286,259 279,515 2.41%374765/km²
188Sao Tome And Principe227,679 223,368 1.93%964236/km²
189Samoa202,239 200,149 1.04%2,84271/km²
190Saint Lucia185,113 184,400 0.39%616301/km²
191Kiribati123,419 121,392 1.67%811152/km²
192Micronesia117,489 116,254 1.06%702167/km²
193Grenada113,475 113,021 0.40%344330/km²
194Saint Vincent And the Grenadines111,551 111,263 0.26%389287/km²
195Tonga107,749 106,760 0.93%747144/km²
196Antigua And Barbuda99,509 98,731 0.79%442225/km²
197Seychelles99,426 98,908 0.52%452220/km²
198Andorra77,463 77,355 0.14%468166/km²
199Dominica72,344 72,167 0.25%75196/km²
200Marshall Islands60,057 59,610 0.75%181332/km²
201Greenland56,973 56,877 0.17%2,166,0860/km²
202Saint Kitts And Nevis53,871 53,544 0.61%261206/km²
203Monaco39,783 39,511 0.69%219,892/km²
204Liechtenstein38,387 38,250 0.36%160240/km²
205San Marino34,085 34,017 0.20%61559/km²
206Palau18,233 18,169 0.35%45940/km²
207Tuvalu12,066 11,931 1.13%26464/km²
208Nauru10,903 10,876 0.25%21519/km²
209Vatican City799 800 -0.12%1799/km²

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