What Are the Most Populous Countries?

Population (Total) (mil), 2019
Society | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 179 countries in 2019, China ranked the highest in population with 1,398 mil followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was Kosovo with 0 mil, Liechtenstein with 0.038 mil and Monaco with 0.039 mil.

Total population reached 7,487 mil in 2019 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.003 % less than in the previous year and 1.04 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total population reached an all time high of 8,342 mil in 2049 and an all time low of 2,526 mil in 1950. The average annual growth amounted to 1.20 % since 1900.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 16.8 % of population in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 36.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 51.9 % in 2019.

Data for more countries are available at Population (Total) indicator page.

Population (Total) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bangladesh mil 158 159 161 163 165
Brazil mil 202 204 206 208 209
China mil 1,357 1,364 1,371 1,379 1,386
Egypt mil 89.8 91.8 93.8 95.7 97.6
Ethiopia mil 94.9 97.4 99.9 102 105
India mil 1,279 1,294 1,309 1,324 1,339
Indonesia mil 252 255 258 261 264
Japan mil 127 127 127 127 127
Mexico mil 123 124 126 128 129
Nigeria mil 172 176 181 186 191
Pakistan mil 182 186 189 193 197
Philippines mil 98.5 100 102 103 105
Russia mil 144 144 144 144 144
USA mil 316 318 321 323 325
Vietnam mil 91.5 92.5 93.6 94.6 95.5