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What Are the Most Populous Countries?

Population (Total) (mil), 2022
Society | January 4, 2023
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Based on a comparison of 179 countries in 2022, 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 0.040 mil.

Total population reached 7,636 mil in 2022 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 36.8 % share while the ten largest countries some 52.7 % in 2022.

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

Population (Total) Unit 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Bangladesh mil 160 162 164 166 167
Brazil mil 207 209 210 212 213
China mil 1,388 1,396 1,403 1,408 1,411
Egypt mil 99.8 102 104 106 107
Ethiopia mil 105 108 111 114 117
India mil 1,339 1,354 1,369 1,383 1,396
Indonesia mil 262 264 267 270 272
Japan mil 127 127 127 127 126
Mexico mil 122 123 124 125 126
Nigeria mil 189 193 198 203 208
Pakistan mil 214 216 220 223 227
Philippines mil 105 107 109 110 112
Russia mil 144 144 144 144 144
USA mil 323 325 327 328 332
Vietnam mil 93.1 94.0 94.9 95.8 96.6

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