Name of the Most Populated Countries

Most Populated Countries

If you are looking to know the name of the most populated countries in the world, the following information shows the list of the top 30 countries of the world by total population, based on the estimation provided by the United Nations. The list also represents the changes between the population from 01 July 2018 to 01 July 2019.

Name of the 30 Most Populated Countries

  1. China
  • Population: 1,439,323,776
  • UN Continental Region: Aisa
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Eastern Asia
  • Population (01 July 2018): 1,427,647,786
  • Population (01 July 2019): 1,433,783,686
  • Variation: +0.43%

China’s majority population is known to be located in the eastern half. If we consider the top 100 most populated countries, its dependency, Hong Kong would be a part of it.

  1. India
  • Population: 1,380,004,385
  • UN Continental Region: Asia
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Southern Asia
  • Population (01 July 2018): 1,352,642,280
  • Population (01 July 2019): 1,366,417,754
  • Variation: +1.02%

Apart from the mountains in the north and deserts in the northwest, a significant population density of India exists throughout the country.

  1. United States
  • Population: 331,002,651
  • UN Continental Region: Americas
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Northern America
  • Population (01 July 2018): 327,096,265
  • Population (01 July 2019): 329,064,917
  • Variation: +0.60%

While Texas and California are the two most populous states of the USA, accounting for about one-quarter of the population, very high populated urban areas are mainly along the east and the west coasts of the country.

  1. Indonesia
  • Population: 273,523,615
  • UN Continental Region: Asia
  • UN Statistical Subregion: South-eastern Asia
  • Population (01 July 2018): 267,670,543
  • Population (01 July 2019): 270,625,568
  • Variation: +1.10%

Bordered by the Indian Ocean on the south and the Java Sea on the north, Java island of Indonesia is among the most densely populated areas in the world.

  1. Pakistan
  • Population:220,892,340
  • UN Continental Region: Asia
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Southern Asia
  • Population (01 July 2018): 212,228,286
  • Population (01 July 2019): 216,565,318
  • Variation: +2.04%

Equivalent to 2.83% of the total world population, the Punjab province of Pakistan is the most densely populated area.

  1. Brazil
  • Population:212,559,417
  • UN Continental Region: Americas
  • UN Statistical Subregion: South America
  • Population (01 July 2018): 209,469,323
  • Population (01 July 2019): 211,049,527
  • Variation: +0.75%

Approximately 2.73% of the total world population, most residents of Brazil are known for living along the Atlantic coast in the eastern part.

  1. Nigeria
  • Population:206,139,589
  • UN Continental Region: Africa
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Western Africa
  • Population (01 July 2018): 195,874,683
  • Population (01 July 2019): 200,963,599
  • Variation: +2.60%

The most populous country in Africa, Nigeria recently also became the largest economy of the continent.

  1. Bangladesh
  • Population: 168,653,220
  • UN Continental Region: Asia
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Southern Asia
  • Population (01 July 2018): 161,376,708
  • Population (01 July 2019): 163,046,161
  • Variation: +1.03%

Bangladesh is known to be not only among the most populous countries but also considered to be among the most densely populated countries in the world.

  1. Russia
  • Population: 146,745,098
  • UN Continental Region: Europe
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Eastern Europe
  • Population (01 July 2018):145,734,038
  • Population (01 July 2019): 145,972,256
  • Variation: +0.09%

Although Siberia is known for having one-twelfth of the landmass of the world, it is also known for having a population density of around three people per kilometer.

  1. Mexico
  • Population:128,932,753
  • UN Continental Region: Americas
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Central America
  • Population (01 July 2018): 126,190,788
  • Population (01 July 2019):127,575,529
  • Variation: +1.10%

Equivalent to 1.65% of the world’s total population, approximately a quarter of the population of the country lives in and around Mexico City.

  1. Japan
  • Population: 125,960,000
  • UN Continental Region: Asia
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Eastern Asia
  • Population (01 July 2018): 127,202,192
  • Population (01 July 2019): 126,860,301
  • Variation: -0.27%

Japan’s population contributes to 1.62% of the world’s total population and is mainly dense along the coasts.

  1. Philippines
  • Population: 108,658,985
  • UN Continental Region: Asia
  • UN Statistical Subregion: South-eastern Asia
  • Population (01 July 2018): 106,651,394
  • Population (01 July 2019): 108,116,615
  • Variation: +1.37%

The Philippines population is equivalent to 1.41% of the total world population which surpassed the 100 million mark in 2014.

  1. Egypt
  • Population: 100,411,615
  • UN Continental Region: Africa
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Northern Africa
  • Population (01 July 2018): 98,423,598
  • Population (01 July 2019): 100,388,073
  • Variation: +2.00%

Egypt’s total population contributes to 1.31% of the world’s total population. Around 95%of this population is mainly located within 20 kilometers of the Nile River and its delta.

 

  1. Ethiopia
  • Population: 98,665,000
  • UN Continental Region: Africa
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Eastern Africa
  • Population (01 July 2018): 109,224,414
  • Population (01 July 2019): 112,078,730
  • Variation: +2.61%

One of the youngest countries in the world, the median age in Ethiopia is just under 18 years, however, its population is equivalent to 1.47% of the world’s total population.

  1. Vietnam
  • Population: 95,354,000
  • UN Continental Region: Asia
  • UN Statistical Subregion: South-eastern Asia
  • Population (01 July 2018): 95,545,962
  • Population (01 July 2019): 96,462,106
  • Variation: +0.96%

Concentrated in just half of the country, the Kinh people, or “ethnic Vietnamese” are known for accounting for approximately 85% of Vietnam’s population.

  1. Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Population: 89,561,404
  • UN Continental Region: Africa
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Middle Africa
  • Population (01 July 2018): 84,068,091
  • Population (01 July 2019): 86,790,567
  • Variation: +3.24%

World’s largest francophone country, Congo, Dem. Rep contributes to 1.15% of the total world population. Although French might be the most common language here, the country is known for having more than 200 other local languages.

  1. Iran
  • Population: 83,467,474
  • UN Continental Region: Asia
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Southern Asia
  • Population (01 July 2018): 81,800,188
  • Population (01 July 2019): 88,913,906
  • Variation: +1.32%

In Iran, Azerbaijanis are known for accounting for almost a quarter of the population. The majority of the country’s population is concentrated in the west, northwest, and north.

  1. Turkey
  • Population: 83,154,997
  • UN Continental Region: Asia
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Western Asia
  • Population (01 July 2018): 82,340,088
  • Population (01 July 2019): 83,429,615
  • Variation: +1.32%

While the population of Turkey is known to be densest around Istanbul, the majority of the population mainly lives on the south coast.

  1. Germany
  • Population: 82,003,882
  • UN Continental Region: Europe
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Western Europe
  • Population (01 July 2018): 83,124,418
  • Population (01 July 2019): 83,517,045
  • Variation: +0.47%

The most populous country in Europe, Germany is known for having a high concentration of population along the Rhine.

 

  1. France
  • Population: 66,992,000
  • UN Continental Region: Europe
  • UN Statistical Subregion: Western Europe
  • Population (01 July 2018): 64,990,511
  • Population (01 July 2019): 65,129,728
  • Variation: +0.21%

Clustered around several major historic cities, the largest concentrations of France population are located in the southeast and the north.

So, these are the 20 most populated countries in the world. If you think some other country might have surpassed a nation mentioned in the list, let us know in the comment.

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