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People > Population > CIA Factbook: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry gives an estimate from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends. The total population presents one overall measure of the potential impact of the country on the world and within its region. Note: starting with the 1993 Factbook, demographic estimates for some countries (mostly African) have explicitly taken into account the effects of the growing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These countries are currently: The Bahamas, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 ChinaChina 1.33 billion 2008
2 IndiaIndia 1.15 billion 2008
3 European UnionEuropean Union 491.02 million 2008
4 United StatesUnited States 303.82 million 2008
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 301.55 million 2008
5 IndonesiaIndonesia 237.51 million 2008
6 BrazilBrazil 196.34 million 2008
7 PakistanPakistan 172.8 million 2008
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 157.26 million 2008
8 BangladeshBangladesh 153.55 million 2008
9 NigeriaNigeria 146.26 million 2008
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 144.07 million 2008
10 RussiaRussia 140.7 million 2008
11 JapanJapan 127.29 million 2008
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 124.56 million 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 110.96 million 2008
12 MexicoMexico 109.96 million 2008
Religious countries averageReligious countries average 97.29 million 2008
13 PhilippinesPhilippines 96.06 million 2008
14 VietnamVietnam 86.12 million 2008
15 EthiopiaEthiopia 82.54 million 2008
16 GermanyGermany 82.37 million 2008
17 EgyptEgypt 81.71 million 2008
East Asia and Pacific averageEast Asia and Pacific average 74.17 million 2008
18 TurkeyTurkey 71.89 million 2008
19 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 66.51 million 2008
20 IranIran 65.88 million 2008
21 ThailandThailand 65.49 million 2008
22 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 60.94 million 2008
23 FranceFrance 60.88 million 2006
24 ItalyItaly 58.15 million 2008
Cold countries averageCold countries average 54.08 million 2008
25 South AfricaSouth Africa 48.78 million 2008
26 South KoreaSouth Korea 48.38 million 2008
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 48.07 million 2008
27 BurmaBurma 47.76 million 2008
28 UkraineUkraine 45.99 million 2008
29 ColombiaColombia 45.01 million 2008
30 SpainSpain 40.49 million 2008
31 ArgentinaArgentina 40.48 million 2008
32 SudanSudan 40.22 million 2008
33 TanzaniaTanzania 40.21 million 2008
Failed states averageFailed states average 39.04 million 2008
34 PolandPoland 38.5 million 2008
35 KenyaKenya 37.95 million 2008
36 MoroccoMorocco 34.34 million 2008
37 AlgeriaAlgeria 33.77 million 2008
Hot countries averageHot countries average 33.66 million 2008
38 CanadaCanada 33.21 million 2008
39 AfghanistanAfghanistan 32.74 million 2008
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 32.31 million 2008
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 31.82 million 2008
40 UgandaUganda 31.37 million 2008
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 30.49 million 2008
41 NepalNepal 29.52 million 2008
42 PeruPeru 29.18 million 2008
43 IraqIraq 28.22 million 2008
44 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 28.15 million 2008
45 UzbekistanUzbekistan 27.35 million 2008
46 VenezuelaVenezuela 26.41 million 2008
47 MalaysiaMalaysia 25.27 million 2008
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 24.81 million 2008
48 North KoreaNorth Korea 23.48 million 2008
49 GhanaGhana 23.38 million 2008
50 YemenYemen 23.01 million 2008
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 22.98 million 2008
51 TaiwanTaiwan 22.92 million 2008
52 RomaniaRomania 22.25 million 2008
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 21.59 million 2008
53 MozambiqueMozambique 21.28 million 2008
54 Sri LankaSri Lanka 21.13 million 2008
55 AustraliaAustralia 21.01 million 2008
56 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 20.18 million 2008
57 MadagascarMadagascar 20.04 million 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 20.04 million 2008
NATO countries averageNATO average 19.9 million 2008
58 SyriaSyria 19.75 million 2008
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 18.94 million 2008
Christian countries averageChristian countries average 18.5 million 2008
59 CameroonCameroon 18.47 million 2008
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average 18.08 million 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 17.06 million 2008
60 NetherlandsNetherlands 16.65 million 2008
Europe averageEurope average 16.48 million 2008
61 ChileChile 16.45 million 2008
European Union averageEuropean Union average 15.98 million 2008
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 15.97 million 2008
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 15.84 million 2008
62 KazakhstanKazakhstan 15.34 million 2008
Eurozone averageEurozone average 15.28 million 2008
63 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 15.26 million 2008
64 CambodiaCambodia 14.24 million 2008
65 MalawiMalawi 13.93 million 2008
66 EcuadorEcuador 13.93 million 2008
67 NigerNiger 13.27 million 2008
68 GuatemalaGuatemala 13 million 2008
69 SenegalSenegal 12.85 million 2008
Sparsely populated countries averageSparsely populated countries average 12.72 million 2008
70 AngolaAngola 12.53 million 2008
71 MaliMali 12.32 million 2008
72 ZambiaZambia 11.67 million 2008
73 CubaCuba 11.42 million 2008
74 ZimbabweZimbabwe 11.35 million 2008
Landlocked countries averageLandlocked countries average 11.16 million 2008
75 GreeceGreece 10.72 million 2008
76 PortugalPortugal 10.68 million 2008
77 BelgiumBelgium 10.4 million 2008
78 TunisiaTunisia 10.38 million 2008
79 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 10.22 million 2008
80 RwandaRwanda 10.19 million 2008
81 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 10.16 million 2008
82 ChadChad 10.11 million 2008
83 HungaryHungary 9.93 million 2008
84 GuineaGuinea 9.81 million 2008
85 BelarusBelarus 9.69 million 2008
86 SomaliaSomalia 9.56 million 2008
87 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 9.51 million 2008
88 BoliviaBolivia 9.25 million 2008
89 SwedenSweden 9.05 million 2008
90 HaitiHaiti 8.92 million 2008
91 BurundiBurundi 8.69 million 2008
92 BeninBenin 8.53 million 2008
93 AustriaAustria 8.21 million 2008
94 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 8.18 million 2008
95 HondurasHonduras 7.64 million 2008
96 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 7.58 million 2008
97 BulgariaBulgaria 7.26 million 2008
98 TajikistanTajikistan 7.21 million 2008
99 IsraelIsrael 7.11 million 2008
100 El SalvadorEl Salvador 7.07 million 2008
101 Hong KongHong Kong 7.02 million 2008
102 ParaguayParaguay 6.83 million 2008
103 LaosLaos 6.68 million 2008
104 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 6.29 million 2008
105 JordanJordan 6.2 million 2008
106 LibyaLibya 6.17 million 2008
107 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 5.93 million 2008
108 TogoTogo 5.86 million 2008
109 NicaraguaNicaragua 5.79 million 2008
110 EritreaEritrea 5.5 million 2008
111 DenmarkDenmark 5.48 million 2008
112 SlovakiaSlovakia 5.46 million 2008
113 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 5.36 million 2008
114 FinlandFinland 5.24 million 2008
115 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 5.18 million 2008
116 NorwayNorway 4.64 million 2008
117 GeorgiaGeorgia 4.63 million 2008
118 United Arab EmiratesUAE 4.62 million 2008
119 SingaporeSingapore 4.61 million 2008
120 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 4.59 million 2008
121 CroatiaCroatia 4.49 million 2008
122 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 4.44 million 2008
123 MoldovaMoldova 4.32 million 2008
124 Costa RicaCosta Rica 4.2 million 2008
125 New ZealandNew Zealand 4.17 million 2008
126 IrelandIreland 4.16 million 2008
127 LebanonLebanon 3.97 million 2008
128 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 3.96 million 2008
129 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 3.9 million 2008
130 AlbaniaAlbania 3.62 million 2008
131 LithuaniaLithuania 3.57 million 2008
132 UruguayUruguay 3.48 million 2008
133 MauritaniaMauritania 3.36 million 2008
134 LiberiaLiberia 3.33 million 2008
135 OmanOman 3.31 million 2008
136 PanamaPanama 3.31 million 2008
137 MongoliaMongolia 3 million 2008
138 ArmeniaArmenia 2.97 million 2008
Tourist destinations averageTourist destinations average 2.86 million 2008
139 JamaicaJamaica 2.8 million 2008
140 KuwaitKuwait 2.6 million 2008
141 West BankWest Bank 2.41 million 2008
142 LatviaLatvia 2.25 million 2008
143 LesothoLesotho 2.13 million 2008
144 NamibiaNamibia 2.09 million 2008
145 SloveniaSlovenia 2.01 million 2008
146 BotswanaBotswana 1.84 million 2008
147 The GambiaThe Gambia 1.74 million 2008
148 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 1.5 million 2008
149 Gaza StripGaza Strip 1.5 million 2008
150 GabonGabon 1.49 million 2008
151 EstoniaEstonia 1.31 million 2008
152 MauritiusMauritius 1.27 million 2008
153 SwazilandSwaziland 1.13 million 2008
154 East TimorEast Timor 1.11 million 2008
155 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 1.05 million 2008
156 FijiFiji 931,741 2008
157 QatarQatar 824,789 2008
158 CyprusCyprus 792,604 2008
159 ReunionReunion 787,584 2006
160 GuyanaGuyana 770,794 2008
161 ComorosComoros 731,775 2008
162 BahrainBahrain 718,306 2008
163 BhutanBhutan 682,321 2008
164 MontenegroMontenegro 678,177 2008
165 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 616,459 2008
166 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 581,318 2008
167 MacauMacau 545,674 2008
168 DjiboutiDjibouti 506,221 2008
169 LuxembourgLuxembourg 486,006 2008
170 SurinameSuriname 475,996 2008
171 GuadeloupeGuadeloupe 452,776 2006
172 MartiniqueMartinique 436,131 2006
173 Cape VerdeCape Verde 426,998 2008
174 MaltaMalta 403,532 2008
175 Western SaharaWestern Sahara 393,831 2008
176 MaldivesMaldives 385,925 2008
177 BruneiBrunei 381,371 2008
178 The BahamasThe Bahamas 307,451 2008
179 IcelandIceland 304,367 2008
180 BelizeBelize 301,270 2008
181 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 283,019 2008
182 BarbadosBarbados 281,968 2008
183 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles 225,369 2008
184 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 224,824 2008
185 SamoaSamoa 217,083 2008
186 MayotteMayotte 216,306 2008
187 VanuatuVanuatu 215,446 2008
188 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 206,178 2008
189 French GuianaFrench Guiana 199,509 2006
190 GuamGuam 175,877 2008
191 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 159,585 2008
192 TongaTonga 119,009 2008
193 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 118,432 2008
194 KiribatiKiribati 110,356 2008
195 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands 109,840 2008
196 Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia 107,665 2008
197 ArubaAruba 101,541 2008
198 JerseyJersey 91,533 2008
199 GrenadaGrenada 90,343 2008
200 Northern Mariana IslandsN. Mariana 86,616 2008
201 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 84,522 2008
202 AndorraAndorra 82,627 2008
203 SeychellesSeychelles 82,247 2008
204 DominicaDominica 72,514 2008
205 BermudaBermuda 66,536 2008
206 GuernseyGuernsey 65,726 2008
207 American SamoaAmerican Samoa 64,827 2008
208 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 63,174 2008
209 GreenlandGreenland 57,564 2008
210 Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands 48,668 2008
211 Cayman IslandsCayman Islands 47,862 2008
212 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 39,817 2008
213 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 34,498 2008
214 MonacoMonaco 32,796 2008
215 San MarinoSan Marino 29,973 2008
216 Saint MartinSaint Martin 29,376 2008
217 GibraltarGibraltar 28,002 2008
218 British Virgin IslandsBrit. Virgin Isl. 24,041 2008
219 Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks+ 22,352 2008
220 PalauPalau 21,093 2008
221 Wallis and FutunaWallis+ 15,237 2008
222 AnguillaAnguilla 14,108 2008
223 NauruNauru 13,770 2008
224 Cook IslandsCook Islands 12,271 2008
225 TuvaluTuvalu 12,177 2008
226 Saint HelenaSaint Helena 7,601 2008
227 Saint BarthelemySt Barthelemy 7,492 2008
228 Saint Pierre and MiquelonSt Pierre+ 7,044 2008
229 MontserratMontserrat 5,079 2008
230 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Falklands 3,140 2008
231 SvalbardSvalbard 2,165 2008
232 Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island 2,128 2008
233 NiueNiue 1,444 2008
234 TokelauTokelau 1,433 2008
235 Christmas IslandXmas Island 1,402 2007
236 Holy See (Vatican City)Vatican City 824 2008
237 Cocos (Keeling) IslandsCocos Islands 596 2007
238 Johnston AtollJohnston Atoll 396 2004
239 Pitcairn IslandsPitcarn 48 2008

Citation

"All countries compared for People > Population > CIA Factbook", All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Population/CIA-Factbook

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