Ordered list of the most populous countries in the world…

List of most populous countries in the world

Due to different birth rates, the list of countries with the most population has undergone important changes over the last few decades, with countries mainly in Africa having emerged in the top positions, surpassing others where the population has been registering extremely low growth rates. , as is the case in European countries.

Top Ten of the most populous countries

10th – Japan

With around 126 million inhabitants, Japan is the 10th most populous country in the world. Despite remaining in the top ten, Japan is one of the countries that has fallen the most, which is justified by a very aging population and a low birth rate.

9th – Russia

With more than 142 million inhabitants, Russia occupies the 9th position in the ranking of the most populous countries in the world. As in the case of Japan, the low birth rate has meant that this country has been overtaken by several others in recent decades.

8th – Bangladesh

Despite being relatively small in territorial terms, Bangladesh, located in the Ganges delta, is one of the most populous countries in the world, currently exceeding 159 million inhabitants, which is justified by the extremely high population density of the region.

Bangladesh

7th – Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the countries in the world with the highest birth rate and the lowest average age, which makes this African country one of the countries that has climbed the most positions in the ranking of the most populous in the world. Currently the number of its inhabitants is already over 203 million inhabitants.

6th – Pakistan

With more than 207 million inhabitants, Pakistan is currently the 6th most populous country in the world, and in the coming decades it may rise even further in this ranking due to its high birth rate.

5th – Brazil

The number of inhabitants in Brazil is currently over 208 million, which makes it the 5th most populous country in the world and the largest in all of Latin America.

4th – Indonesia

Indonesia currently has more than 262 million inhabitants, being the 4th largest country in the world, and considered the largest country with a Muslim population.

3rd – United States of America

The United States of America is the first country to reach the podium of the most populous countries in the world with the number of inhabitants exceeding 329 million.

2nd – India

With almost 1.3 billion inhabitants, India is the second most populous country in the world. It is believed that, due to the high birth rate, this could become the country with the largest number of inhabitants in the world in the coming years.

1st – China

China is the most populous country in the world, with its population rapidly approaching 1.4 billion. Even government birth control policies have not stopped the extremely strong population growth, but it is expected that in the coming years it will gradually stabilize.

Ordered list of the 50 most populous countries in the world

Rank Country Population
1 China 1 384 688 986
2 India 1 296 834 042
3 USA 329 256 465
4 Indonesia 262 787 403
5 Brazil 208 846 892
6 Pakistan 207 862 518
7 Nigeria 203 452 505
8 Bangladesh 159 453 001
9 Russia 142 122 776
10 Japan 126 168 156
11 Mexico 125 959 205
12 Ethiopia 108 386 391
13 Philippines 105 893 381
14 egypt 99 413 317
15 vietnam 97 040 334
16 Rep. Dem. Congo 85 281 024
17 Iran 83 024 745
18 Turkey 81 257 239
19 Germany 80 457 737
20 thailand 68 615 858
21 France 67 364 357
22 United Kingdom 65 105 246
23 Italy 62 246 674
24 Myanmar 55 622 506
25 Tanzania 55 451 343
26 South Africa 55 380 210
27 South Korea 51 418 097
28 Spain 49 331 076
29 Kenya 48 397 527
30 Colombia 48 168 996
31 Argentina 44 694 198
32 Ukraine 43 952 299
33 Sudan 43 120 843
34 Algeria 41 657 488
35 Uganda 40 853 749
36 Iraq 40 194 216
37 Poland 38 420 687
38 Canada 35 881 659
39 Afghanistan 34 940 837
40 Morocco 34 314 130
41 Saudi Arabia 33 091 113
42 Malaysia 31 809 660
43 Venezuela 31 689 176
44 Peru 31 331 228
45 Angola 30 355 880
46 uzbekistan 30 023 709
47 Nepal 29 717 587
48 Yemen 28 667 230
49 Ghana 28 102 471
50 Mozambique 27 233 789