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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 China 1.33 billion 2008
2 India 1.15 billion 2008
3 European Union 491.02 million 2008
4 United States 303.82 million 2008
South Asia average (profile) 301.55 million 2008
5 Indonesia 237.51 million 2008
6 Brazil 196.34 million 2008
7 Pakistan 172.8 million 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 157.26 million 2008
8 Bangladesh 153.55 million 2008
9 Nigeria 146.26 million 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 144.07 million 2008
10 Russia 140.7 million 2008
11 Japan 127.29 million 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 124.56 million 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 110.96 million 2008
12 Mexico 109.96 million 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 97.29 million 2008
13 Philippines 96.06 million 2008
14 Vietnam 86.12 million 2008
15 Ethiopia 82.54 million 2008
16 Germany 82.37 million 2008
17 Egypt 81.71 million 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 74.17 million 2008
18 Turkey 71.89 million 2008
19 Democratic Republic of the Congo 66.51 million 2008
20 Iran 65.88 million 2008
21 Thailand 65.49 million 2008
22 United Kingdom 60.94 million 2008
23 France 60.88 million 2006
24 Italy 58.15 million 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 54.08 million 2008
25 South Africa 48.78 million 2008
26 South Korea 48.38 million 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 48.07 million 2008
27 Burma 47.76 million 2008
28 Ukraine 45.99 million 2008
29 Colombia 45.01 million 2008
30 Spain 40.49 million 2008
31 Argentina 40.48 million 2008
32 Sudan 40.22 million 2008
33 Tanzania 40.21 million 2008
failed states average (profile) 39.04 million 2008
34 Poland 38.5 million 2008
35 Kenya 37.95 million 2008
36 Morocco 34.34 million 2008
37 Algeria 33.77 million 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 33.66 million 2008
38 Canada 33.21 million 2008
39 Afghanistan 32.74 million 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 32.31 million 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 31.82 million 2008
40 Uganda 31.37 million 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 30.49 million 2008
41 Nepal 29.52 million 2008
42 Peru 29.18 million 2008
43 Iraq 28.22 million 2008
44 Saudi Arabia 28.15 million 2008
45 Uzbekistan 27.35 million 2008
46 Venezuela 26.41 million 2008
47 Malaysia 25.27 million 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 24.81 million 2008
48 North Korea 23.48 million 2008
49 Ghana 23.38 million 2008
50 Yemen 23.01 million 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 22.98 million 2008
51 Taiwan 22.92 million 2008
52 Romania 22.25 million 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 21.59 million 2008
53 Mozambique 21.28 million 2008
54 Sri Lanka 21.13 million 2008
55 Australia 21.01 million 2008
56 Cote d'Ivoire 20.18 million 2008
57 Madagascar 20.04 million 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 20.04 million 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 19.9 million 2008
58 Syria 19.75 million 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 18.94 million 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 18.5 million 2008
59 Cameroon 18.47 million 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 18.08 million 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 17.06 million 2008
60 Netherlands 16.65 million 2008
Europe average (profile) 16.48 million 2008
61 Chile 16.45 million 2008
European Union average (profile) 15.98 million 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 15.97 million 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 15.84 million 2008
62 Kazakhstan 15.34 million 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 15.28 million 2008
63 Burkina Faso 15.26 million 2008
64 Cambodia 14.24 million 2008
65 Malawi 13.93 million 2008
66 Ecuador 13.93 million 2008
67 Niger 13.27 million 2008
68 Guatemala 13 million 2008
69 Senegal 12.85 million 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 12.72 million 2008
70 Angola 12.53 million 2008
71 Mali 12.32 million 2008
72 Zambia 11.67 million 2008
73 Cuba 11.42 million 2008
74 Zimbabwe 11.35 million 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 11.16 million 2008
75 Greece 10.72 million 2008
76 Portugal 10.68 million 2008
77 Belgium 10.4 million 2008
78 Tunisia 10.38 million 2008
79 Czech Republic 10.22 million 2008
80 Rwanda 10.19 million 2008
81 Serbia and Montenegro 10.16 million 2008
82 Chad 10.11 million 2008
83 Hungary 9.93 million 2008
84 Guinea 9.81 million 2008
85 Belarus 9.69 million 2008
86 Somalia 9.56 million 2008
87 Dominican Republic 9.51 million 2008
88 Bolivia 9.25 million 2008
89 Sweden 9.05 million 2008
90 Haiti 8.92 million 2008
91 Burundi 8.69 million 2008
92 Benin 8.53 million 2008
93 Austria 8.21 million 2008
94 Azerbaijan 8.18 million 2008
95 Honduras 7.64 million 2008
96 Switzerland 7.58 million 2008
97 Bulgaria 7.26 million 2008
98 Tajikistan 7.21 million 2008
99 Israel 7.11 million 2008
100 El Salvador 7.07 million 2008
101 Hong Kong 7.02 million 2008
102 Paraguay 6.83 million 2008
103 Laos 6.68 million 2008
104 Sierra Leone 6.29 million 2008
105 Jordan 6.2 million 2008
106 Libya 6.17 million 2008
107 Papua New Guinea 5.93 million 2008
108 Togo 5.86 million 2008
109 Nicaragua 5.79 million 2008
110 Eritrea 5.5 million 2008
111 Denmark 5.48 million 2008
112 Slovakia 5.46 million 2008
113 Kyrgyzstan 5.36 million 2008
114 Finland 5.24 million 2008
115 Turkmenistan 5.18 million 2008
116 Norway 4.64 million 2008
117 Georgia 4.63 million 2008
118 United Arab Emirates 4.62 million 2008
119 Singapore 4.61 million 2008
120 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.59 million 2008
121 Croatia 4.49 million 2008
122 Central African Republic 4.44 million 2008
123 Moldova 4.32 million 2008
124 Costa Rica 4.2 million 2008
125 New Zealand 4.17 million 2008
126 Ireland 4.16 million 2008
127 Lebanon 3.97 million 2008
128 Puerto Rico 3.96 million 2008
129 Congo, Republic of the 3.9 million 2008
130 Albania 3.62 million 2008
131 Lithuania 3.57 million 2008
132 Uruguay 3.48 million 2008
133 Mauritania 3.36 million 2008
134 Liberia 3.33 million 2008
135 Oman 3.31 million 2008
136 Panama 3.31 million 2008
137 Mongolia 3 million 2008
138 Armenia 2.97 million 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 2.86 million 2008
139 Jamaica 2.8 million 2008
140 Kuwait 2.6 million 2008
141 West Bank 2.41 million 2008
142 Latvia 2.25 million 2008
143 Lesotho 2.13 million 2008
144 Namibia 2.09 million 2008
145 Slovenia 2.01 million 2008
146 Botswana 1.84 million 2008
147 The Gambia 1.74 million 2008
148 Guinea-Bissau 1.5 million 2008
149 Gaza Strip 1.5 million 2008
150 Gabon 1.49 million 2008
151 Estonia 1.31 million 2008
152 Mauritius 1.27 million 2008
153 Swaziland 1.13 million 2008
154 East Timor 1.11 million 2008
155 Trinidad and Tobago 1.05 million 2008
156 Fiji 931,741 2008
157 Qatar 824,789 2008
158 Cyprus 792,604 2008
159 Reunion 787,584 2006
160 Guyana 770,794 2008
161 Comoros 731,775 2008
162 Bahrain 718,306 2008
163 Bhutan 682,321 2008
164 Montenegro 678,177 2008
165 Equatorial Guinea 616,459 2008
166 Solomon Islands 581,318 2008
167 Macau 545,674 2008
168 Djibouti 506,221 2008
169 Luxembourg 486,006 2008
170 Suriname 475,996 2008
171 Guadeloupe 452,776 2006
172 Martinique 436,131 2006
173 Cape Verde 426,998 2008
174 Malta 403,532 2008
175 Western Sahara 393,831 2008
176 Maldives 385,925 2008
177 Brunei 381,371 2008
178 The Bahamas 307,451 2008
179 Iceland 304,367 2008
180 Belize 301,270 2008
181 French Polynesia 283,019 2008
182 Barbados 281,968 2008
183 Netherlands Antilles 225,369 2008
184 New Caledonia 224,824 2008
185 Samoa 217,083 2008
186 Mayotte 216,306 2008
187 Vanuatu 215,446 2008
188 Sao Tome and Principe 206,178 2008
189 French Guiana 199,509 2006
190 Guam 175,877 2008
191 Saint Lucia 159,585 2008
192 Tonga 119,009 2008
193 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 118,432 2008
194 Kiribati 110,356 2008
195 Virgin Islands 109,840 2008
196 Federated States of Micronesia 107,665 2008
197 Aruba 101,541 2008
198 Jersey 91,533 2008
199 Grenada 90,343 2008
200 Northern Mariana Islands 86,616 2008
201 Antigua and Barbuda 84,522 2008
202 Andorra 82,627 2008
203 Seychelles 82,247 2008
204 Dominica 72,514 2008
205 Bermuda 66,536 2008
206 Guernsey 65,726 2008
207 American Samoa 64,827 2008
208 Marshall Islands 63,174 2008
209 Greenland 57,564 2008
210 Faroe Islands 48,668 2008
211 Cayman Islands 47,862 2008
212 Saint Kitts and Nevis 39,817 2008
213 Liechtenstein 34,498 2008
214 Monaco 32,796 2008
215 San Marino 29,973 2008
216 Saint Martin 29,376 2008
217 Gibraltar 28,002 2008
218 British Virgin Islands 24,041 2008
219 Turks and Caicos Islands 22,352 2008
220 Palau 21,093 2008
221 Wallis and Futuna 15,237 2008
222 Anguilla 14,108 2008
223 Nauru 13,770 2008
224 Cook Islands 12,271 2008
225 Tuvalu 12,177 2008
226 Saint Helena 7,601 2008
227 Saint Barthelemy 7,492 2008
228 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 7,044 2008
229 Montserrat 5,079 2008
230 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 3,140 2008
231 Svalbard 2,165 2008
232 Norfolk Island 2,128 2008
233 Niue 1,444 2008
234 Tokelau 1,433 2008
235 Christmas Island 1,402 2007
236 Holy See (Vatican City) 824 2008
237 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 596 2007
238 Johnston Atoll 396 2004
239 Pitcairn Islands 48 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Population > CIA Factbook. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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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