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20 Most Populated Countries

20 Most Populated Countries


With the World Population Day just gone by (on July 11), here is the list of 20 most populated nations in the world and their population (as on 15 July 2010 or as indicated otherwise).

The population of the world is estimated to be around 6.8 billion and is expected to reach 25 billion by 2050.

1. China

Tops the list with a population of 1,338,650,000 which amounts to around 19.53% of the total world population. The figures are according to the statistics provided by the Chinese Official Population Clock & excludes Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

2. India

Comes next with a population of 1,183,416,000 which amounts to approximately 17.26% of the world population. The figures have been provided by the Indian Official Population Clock.

3. United States

A distant third with a population of 309,738,000 - roughly 4.52% of the total world population. The figures have been provided by the United States Official Population Clock.

4. Indonesia

Population of 234,181,400 which is around 3.42% of the total world population. The number is according to Statistics Indonesia provided in July 2010.

5. Brazil

Population 193,223,000 2.82% approx. of world population. The figure has been provided by the Brazilian Official Population Clock.

6. Pakistan

Population 170,013,500 2.48% approx. of world population, according to the Official Pakistani Population Clock.

7. Bangladesh

Population 162,221,000. The figure is an UN estimate and comes to 2.37% of the world population.

8. Nigeria

Population 154,729,000 (based on UN Estimate). 2.26% of the world population.

9. Russia

Population 141,927,297 (as on 1 January 2010, number provided by Federal State Statistics Service of Russia).

10. Japan

Population of 127,380,000 (as on 1 June 2010), Japan is 10th in the list. The figures have been provided by Official Japan Statistics Bureau.

11. Mexico

Population 108,396,211 (as per 1 July 2010 figure provided by INEGI and National Population Statistics of Mexico). This is roughly 1.58% of the world population.

12. Philippines

Population 94,013,200 (an estimated 1.37% of the world population) according to National Statistics Office medium projection.

13. Vietnam

Population 85,789,573 (1.25% of world population).

14. Germany

Population 81,757,600 (based on 1 January 2010 Eurostat estimate). This is only 1.19% of the world population.

15. Ethiopia

Population 79,221,000 (as per July 2008 statistics from Ethiopia Central Statistics Agency). The figure is equivalent to 1.16% of the total world population.

16. Egypt

Population 78,720,000 which is around 1.15% of the world population. The figures are from the Official Egyptian Population clock.

17. Iran

Population 74,196,000 (1.08% of world population). UN-estimated

18. Turkey

Population 72,561,312 (as on 31 December 2009). This comes to around 1.06% of the world population. Turkish Statistical Institute

19. Democratic Republic of Congo

Population 66,020,000 (0.96% of world population). UN-estimated population

20. France

Population of 65,447,374 (this is an Official INSEE estimate provided on 1 January 2010 and comes to 0.95% of the world population).

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