Population (Total) in Poland

Source: World Bank, United Nations (World Population Prospects, The 2012 Revision, Low-fertility Assumption)
Last Updated: January 1, 2021

Total population reached 37.2 mil in 2020 in Poland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.91 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, total population in Poland reached an all time high of 38.7 mil in 1998 and an all time low of 23.8 mil in 1946. When compared to Poland's main peers, total population in Czech Republic amounted to 10.7 mil, 80.3 mil in Germany, 137 mil in Russia and 42.2 mil in Ukraine in 2020.

Poland has been ranked 39th within the group of 180 countries we follow in terms of total population, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin.


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