Countries by Population (2017)

This list of countries by population (2017) contains details of the population of every country and dependent territory in the world today.

The table also predicts what the population of each country will be in 2050. This list of the most populous countries in 2050 was compiled using data from the UN (see below for source).

Countries and territories by population (full table)

If you want to read more about the population of countries in this list, click on the country name to go to a more detailed article. You can also sort the table if you want to see which are the most populated countries in each year, or to see the projected percentage increase between 2016 and 2050.

RankCountry/Territory20162050Change
1China1 382 323 3321,348,056,330-2.48%
2India1 326 801 5761,705,332,54428.53%
3United States of America324 118 787388,864,74719.98%
4Indonesia260 581 100322,237,40523.66%
5Brazil209 567 920238,270,37913.70%
6Pakistan192 826 502309,639,86560.58%
7Nigeria186 987 563398,507,704113.12%
8Bangladesh162 910 864202,209,05324.12%
9Russia143 439 832128,599,237-10.35%
10Mexico128 632 004163,753,80127.30%
11Japan126 323 715107,411,392-14.97%
12Philippines102 250 133148,260,47845.00%
13Ethiopia101 853 268188,455,13285.03%
14Veitnam94 444 200112,783,20919.42%
15Egypt93 383 574151,111,00961.82%
16Germany80 682 35174,512,858-7.65%
17Iran80 043 14692,218,83815.21%
18Democratic Republic of the Congo79 722 624195,277,035144.95%
19Turkey79 622 06295,819,42820.34%
20Thailand68 146 60962,451,969-8.36%
21United Kingdom65 111 14375,360,97215.74%
22France64 668 12971,136,54710.00%
23Italy59 801 00456,512,751-5.50%
24United Republic of Tanzania55 155 473137,135,916148.64%
25South Africa54 978 90765,539,53419.21%
26Myanmar54 363 42663,574,94116.94%
27South Korea50 503 93350,593,0940.18%
28Colombia48 654 39254,927,27512.89%
29Kenya47 251 44995,504,636102.12%
30Spain46 064 60444,840,172-2.66%
31Ukraine44 624 37335,117,122-21.31%
32Argentina43 847 27755,444,77526.45%
33Sudan41 175 54180,283,80994.98%
34Algeria40 375 95456,461,22039.84%
35Uganda40 322 768101,872,981152.64%
36Poland38 593 16133,136,323-14.14%
37Iraq37 547 68683,652,059122.79%
38Canada36 286 37844,135,60021.63%
39Morocco34 817 06543,696,48025.50%
40Afghanistan33 369 94555,955,35067.68%
41Saudi Arabia32 157 97446,059,39843.23%
42Peru31 774 22541,899,41331.87%
43Venezuela31 518 85541,562,46831.87%
44Malaysia30 751 60240,724,69832.43%
45Uzbekistan30 300 44637,126,18022.53%
46Nepal28 850 71736,159,45425.33%
47Mozambique28 751 36265,544,458127.97%
48Ghana28 033 37550,070,65778.61%
49Yemen27 477 60047,170,01871.67%
50Angola25 830 95865,473,207153.47%
51North Korea25 281 32726,907,1026.43%
52Madagascar24 915 82255,293,757121.92%
53Australia24 309 33033,496,49437.79%
54Cameroon23 924 40748,361,937102.14%
55Taiwan23 395 60020,777,599-11.19%
56Cªte d'Ivoire23 254 18448,796,641109.84%
57Sri Lanka20 810 81620,835,6590.12%
58Niger20 715 28572,237,745248.72%
59Romania19 372 73415,206,524-21.51%
60Burkina Faso18 633 72542,788,778129.63%
61Syria18 563 59534,902,40688.02%
62Mali18 134 83545,403,633150.37%
63Chile18 131 85021,600,68519.13%
64Kazakhstan17 855 38422,447,18125.72%
65Malawi17 749 82643,154,607143.13%
66Netherlands16 979 72917,601,5693.66%
67Zambia16 717 33242,975,316157.07%
68Guatemala16 672 95627,754,33866.46%
69Ecuador16 385 45023,012,53640.44%
70Zimbabwe15 966 81029,614,67585.48%
71Cambodia15 827 24122,545,21242.45%
72Senegal15 589 48536,222,525132.35%
73Chad14 496 73935,130,891142.34%
74Guinea12 947 12227,486,288112.30%
75South Sudan12 733 42725,855,170103.05%
76Rwanda11 882 76621,187,37178.30%
77Burundi11 552 56128,668,154148.15%
78Cuba11 392 88910,338,865-9.25%
79Tunisia11 375 22013,475,50318.46%
80Belgium11 371 92812,526,79510.16%
81Benin11 166 65822,549,187101.93%
82Somalia11 079 01327,030,447143.98%
83Greece10 919 4599,705,257-11.12%
84Bolivia10 888 40215,962,96446.61%
85Haiti10 848 17514,188,61530.79%
86Dominican Republic10 648 61313,238,19424.32%
87Czech Republic10 548 0589,964,886-5.53%
88Portugal10 304 4349,215,550-10.57%
89Azerbaijan9 868 44710,962,99711.09%
90Sweden9 851 85211,880,54220.59%
91Hungary9 821 3188,318,189-15.30%
92Belarus9 481 5218,124,855-14.31%
93United Arab Emirates9 266 97112,789,10838.01%
94Serbia8 812 7057,330,621-16.82%
95Tajikistan8 669 46414,287,61164.80%
96Austria8 569 6338,845,5293.22%
97Switzerland8 379 47710,019,10219.57%
98Israel8 192 46312,610,13453.92%
99Honduras8 189 50111,216,79636.97%
100Papua New Guinea7 776 11513,240,41070.27%
101Jordan7 747 80011,716,52551.22%
102Togo7 496 83315,680,509109.16%
103Hong Kong7 346 2488,147,68010.91%
104Bulgaria7 097 7965,153,821-27.39%
105Laos6 918 36710,172,42947.04%
106Paraguay6 725 4308,895,32432.26%
107Sierra Leone6 592 10211,391,78772.81%
108Libya6 330 1598,374,99832.30%
109Nicaragua6 150 0357,862,80427.85%
110El Salvador6 146 4196,390,3163.97%
111Kyrgyzstan6 033 7698,247,86036.69%
112Lebanon5 988 1535,610,145-6.31%
113Singapore5 696 5066,680,98417.28%
114Denmark5 690 7506,299,19310.69%
115Finland5 523 9045,751,7794.13%
116Turkmenistan5 438 6706,554,94120.52%
117Slovakia5 429 4184,891,896-9.90%
118Eritrea5 351 68010,421,41694.73%
119Norway5 271 9586,657,80126.29%
120Central African Republic4 998 4938,781,74875.69%
121Costa Rica4 857 2185,759,36718.57%
122Palestine4 797 2399,790,688104.09%
123Congo4 740 99210,731,537126.36%
124Ireland4 713 9935,789,25322.81%
125Oman4 654 4715,843,55525.55%
126Liberia4 615 2229,435,645104.45%
127New Zealand4 565 1855,607,47222.83%
128Croatia4 225 0013,554,424-15.87%
129Mauritania4 166 4638,049,46993.20%
130Moldova4 062 8623,243,158-20.18%
131Kuwait4 007 1465,924,17247.84%
132Panama3 990 4065,599,32740.32%
133Georgia3 979 7813,483,128-12.48%
134Bosnia and Herzegovina3 802 1343,068,698-19.29%
135Puerto Rico3 680 7723,367,191-8.52%
136Uruguay3 444 0713,666,9716.47%
137Armenia3 026 0482,728,735-9.83%
138Mongolia3 006 4444,027,93533.98%
139Albania2 903 7002,710,235-6.66%
140Lithuania2 850 0302,375,417-16.65%
141Jamaica2 803 3622,709,574-3.35%
142Namibia2 513 9814,321,62771.90%
143Botswana2 303 8203,388,87647.10%
144Qatar2 291 3683,204,97039.87%
145Lesotho2 160 3092,987,09238.27%
146Macedonia2 081 0121,937,794-6.88%
147Slovenia2 069 3621,941,937-6.16%
148Gambia2 054 9864,981,357142.40%
149Latvia1 955 7421,593,463-18.52%
150Guinea-Bissau1 888 4293,564,03888.73%
151Gabon1 763 1423,163,61079.43%
152Bahrain1 396 8291,821,83430.43%
153Trinidad and Tobago1 364 9731,291,200-5.40%
154Estonia1 309 1041,129,047-13.75%
155Swaziland1 304 0631,792,19937.43%
156Mauritius1 277 4591,248,976-2.23%
157Timor-Leste1 211 2452,161,76278.47%
158Cyprus1 176 5981,401,97019.15%
159Djibouti899 5981,186,14931.85%
160Fiji897 537923,7712.92%
161Equatorial Guinea869 5871,816,394108.88%
162R_union867 214988,53613.99%
163Comoros807 1181,502,05786.10%
164Bhutan784 103949,98821.16%
165Guyana770 610806,4484.65%
166Montenegro626 101574,462-8.25%
167Macao597 126837,92940.33%
168Solomon Islands594 934992,49066.82%
169Western Sahara584 206901,14254.25%
170Luxembourg576 243803,46439.43%
171Suriname547 610624,46414.03%
172Cabo Verde526 993706,98234.15%
173Guadeloupe470 547497,6085.75%
174Brunei428 874546,27527.37%
175Malta419 615411,056-2.04%
176Martinique396 364358,055-9.67%
177Bahamas392 718488,61024.42%
178Maldives369 812494,21533.64%
179Belize366 942587,95760.23%
180Iceland331 778388,71817.16%
181French Polynesia285 735330,37415.62%
182Barbados285 006281,661-1.17%
183French Guiana275 688546,15898.11%
184Vanuatu270 470475,65775.86%
185New Caledonia266 431363,47936.43%
186Mayotte246 496496,864101.57%
187Samoa194 523240,61523.69%
188Sao Tome and Principe194 390353,18081.69%
189Saint Lucia186 383207,12311.13%
190Guam172 094227,72932.33%
191Channel Islands164 466180,7869.92%
192Curaao158 635188,77819.00%
193Kiribati114 405178,10155.68%
194Saint Vincent and the Grenadines109 644109,099-0.50%
195Grenada107 327110,2152.69%
196Tonga106 915139,73430.70%
197United States Virgin Islands106 41596,859-8.98%
198Micronesia (Fed. States of)104 966129,04822.94%
199Aruba104 263101,533-2.62%
200Seychelles97 02699,6262.68%
201Antigua and Barbuda92 738114,47323.44%
202Isle of Man88 421104,01417.63%
203Dominica73 01674,2101.64%
204Andorra69 16572,4884.80%
205Bermuda61 66253,569-13.12%
206Cayman Islands60 76481,64734.37%
207Greenland56 19652,413-6.73%
208Saint Kitts and Nevis56 18367,73520.56%
209American Samoa55 60256,9392.40%
210Northern Mariana Islands55 38950,658-8.54%
211Marshall Islands53 06966,51225.33%
212Faroe Islands48 23952,1008.00%
213Sint Maarten (Dutch part)39 53852,21432.06%
214Monaco37 86343,53314.98%
215Liechtenstein37 77643,16114.26%
216Turks and Caicos Islands34 90447,89537.22%
217Gibraltar32 37332,090-0.87%
218San Marino31 95032,8112.69%
219British Virgin Islands30 65937,80523.31%
220Caribbean Netherlands25 32830,01418.50%
221Palau21 50127,82129.39%
222Cook Islands20 94823,84013.81%
223Anguilla14 76315,1932.91%
224Wallis and Futuna Islands13 11213,3111.52%
225Nauru10 26310,5572.86%
226Tuvalu9 94311,11311.77%
227Saint Pierre and Miquelon6 3017,40217.47%
228Montserrat5 1545,4255.26%
229Saint Helena3 9564,1073.82%
230Falkland Islands (Malvinas)2 9122,866-1.58%
231Niue1 6121,7679.62%
232Tokelau1 2761,56822.88%
233Vatican8018242.87%

Source: Data for this list comes from the official UN World Population Prospects Report 2015. They produce regular reports detailing how many people live in each country, and projections for population growth. In compiling this table, we have used the UN’s medium fertility variant to rank the most populated countries in 2017.

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