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10 Most Populated Countries Of The World

According to US Census Bureau's world population clock, the world population as of September 2022 was 7,922,312,800 people, which is expected to reach 8 billion within mid-November 2022. They also stated that the population of the world is increasing by 140 people per minute, which also means births are outweighing death in almost each of the nations. However, the population growth rate has been slow for decades and it is expected to be continued until the growth is zero and the birthrates equal death rates. This phrase is expected to come during 2080-2100 when the population will be about 10.4 billion people. After this phrase, the population growth is expected to turn negative which will result in declination of the world population.

Hence, there are a total of 7.92 billion people in the world belonging from all the 193 different nations of the world. Some nations have a huge amount of population while others possess a population that is significantly low. Just as described in our 10 smallest countries of the world article, Vatican City has less than 1000 inhabitants, which is certainly incredible. Whereas there are larger nations that bear most of the population of the world.

Just as we took the responsibility of notifying you about the smallest nations with significantly low population, we will discuss about the most populated countries of the world today. In this article, we have listed 10 most populated countries to bear most of the population of the world. In this regard it should be stated that only China and India are the nations to possess more than 1 billion population in the world. However, there are 8 more nations to take part in increasing the overall population and growth rate of the world. Let’s get to know which nations are those.

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1. China

Total population (2020)

1,439,323,776

Growth rate

0.39 %

 

Table 1

As we all know, the most populated country of the world is People’s Republic of China. The population of the nation is almost 1.44 billion, while the growth rate is 0.39%. China is a nation to be situated in East Asia. It is also one of the largest country of the world by area as well. There are five geographical time zones locate in the nation. The nation also takes up the place of the second-wealthiest country of the world. It carries about one-fifth of the world’s economy. It is recognized as the largest economy by purchasing power and second-largest one by nominal GDP.

The population of China is equivalent to 18.47% of the total population of the world, which makes it the most populated country without a single doubt. The population density that is there in China is 153 per square kms, which stands for almost 397 people per mi2. The total land area of China is 9,388,211 square kms. Among the entirety of the population 60.8 % population is urban and the median age in the nation is 38.4 years.  

2. India

Total population (2020)

1,380,004,385

Growth rate

0.99 %

 

Table 2

In the second position as the most populated nation of the world stands India. India has a population of 1,380,004,385 and a growth rate of 0.99%. The Republic of India is situated in South Asia and is recognized as the seventh largest country by nation. India has gained the title of federal republic since the year of 1950. It is governed through a democratic parliamentary system. The importance of India within the world is raisin rapidly as the nation is now regarded as a fast-growing major economy. It is also recognized as a hub of Information Technology services. With a decreasing rate of poverty, the nation is expected to secure its place in the list of developed nation within some years.

The population of India is equivalent to 17.7% of the total population of the entire world, which makes it the second most population country. Total land area of the nation is 2,973,190 square kms. Population density is 464 per Km2, which means 1,202 people per mi2. 35.0% of the population is urban and the median age in India is 28.4 years.  

3. United States

Total population (2020)

331,002,651

Growth rate

0.59 %

 

Table 3

The United States of America or USA has gained the third position in the list of most populated countries of the world. The nation is located in North America and consisted of 50 states, a federal district, 326 Indian reservations, five major unincorporated territories, nine minor outlying islands. Hence, it is not only the third-most populated country of the world but also the third-largest nation by area as well. The United States is regarded as a highly developed country with the largest economy of the world by GDP at market exchange rates. It is also the largest importer and the second-largest exporter. The US holds more than 30% of the total wealth of the world.

The US holds 4.45% of the population of the world and takes up the third position in the area of global population. The total area of the country is 9,147,420 square Km. The population density of the nation is about 36 per Km2, which stands for 94 people per mi2. 82.8% of the total US population is urban and the median age there is 38.3 years.

4. Indonesia

Total population (2020)

273,523,615

Growth rate

1.07 %

 

Table 4

The fourth-most populated country Indonesia is situated in Southeast Asia and Oceania also between the Indian and Pacific oceans. The nation is consisting of more than 17,000 islands and is considered as the world largest archipelagic state. Indonesia is recognized as the 17th largest economy of the world by nominal GDP and the 7th largest country of the world by PPP.

The total population of Indonesia according to US census board is 273,523,615, while the growth rate of the nation stays at 1.07%. The total population of the country is equivalent to 3.51% of the total population of the world. The total area of the country is 1,811,570 square Kms, with a population density of 391 people per mi2. 56.4% of the total population is urban and the median age is 29.7 years.  

5. Pakistan

Total population (2020)

220,892,340

Growth rate

2.00 %

 

Table 5

Islamic Republic of Pakistan is recognized as the fifth most populated country of the world. The country is located in South Asia and is regarded as the second-largest Muslim population just after Indonesia. It is recognized as a middle power and has the sixth-largest standing armed forces. The nation officially drafted its first constitution in 1956 and declared itself as an Islamic republic. The nation is also referred as one of the emerging economies with a decent amount of growth.

The total population of Pakistan is 220,892,340 according to 2020 UN data. The growth rate of the country is highest in the list, which is 2.00%. The total population of the country is equivalent to 2.83% of the total population of the world. The total area possessed by the nation is 770,880 square Kms. 35.1% of the total population is urban and the median age is 22.8 years.  

most populated countries of the world

6. Brazil

Total population (2020)

212,559,417

Growth rate

0.72 %

 

Table 6

The sixth place in this list of the most populated country has been acquired by Brazil. The nation is officially known as Federative Republic of Brazil. The country is situated in South America and is the largest nation of both south America and Latin America. Hence, it is the fifth largest country of the world by area. The nation is consisting of 26 states and a federal district. Brazil is a regional and middle power and also regarded as one of the emerging power as well as an emerging economy. It has the twelfth largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth largest one by PPP.

The total population of Brazil is 212,559,417 based on the data of 2020 UN census. The growth rate of the country is 0.72%. The total population of the country is equivalent to 2.73% of the total population of the world. The total area possessed by the nation is 8,358,140 square Kms. The population density of Brazil is 25 per Km2. 87.6% of the total population is urban and the median age is 33.5 years.  

7. Nigeria

Total population (2020)

206,139,589

Growth rate

2.58 %

 

Table 7

The republic of Nigeria is officially the seventh most populated country of the world. The country is situated in West Africa and is known to be the most populous country of Africa. The country is a regional power in Africa and a middle power in international affairs. It also has the largest economy among the African countries. It has the 31st largest economy of the world by nominal GDP and 26th largest one by PPP.

The total population of Nigeria according to US census board is 206,139,589, while the growth rate of the nation stays at 2.58%. The total population of the country is equivalent to 2.64% of the total population of the world. The total area of the country is 910,770 square Kms, with a population density of 226 people per mi2. 52.0% of the total population is urban and the median age is 18.1 years.  

8. Bangladesh

Total population (2020)

164,689,383

Growth rate

1.01 %

 

Table 8

People’s Republic of Bangladesh has gained the position of the 8th most populated country of the world. The country is known to be one of the most densely populated country with a population of 164,689,383, while the growth rate stays at 1.01%. the nation is regarded as the second-largest economy in South Asia. It is regarded as a middle power in Indo-Pacific. The Muslim population that the nation possesses make it the third-largest Muslim majority country. However, the Bengalis make up the 99% of total population of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh holds 2.11% of the population of the world and takes up the eighth position in the area of global population. The total area of the country is 130,170 square Km. The population density of the nation is about 1265 per Km2, which stands for 3,277 people per mi2. 39.4% of the total Bangladeshi population is urban and the median age there is 27.6 years.

9. Russia

Total population (2020)

145,934,462

Growth rate

0.04 %

 

Table 9

The Russian Federation is the 9th most populated country of the world. The nation is a transcontinental country to be situated between Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. By area, Russia is the largest country of the world. It has one-eighth of earth’s inhabitable landmass. It is also the ninth largest country by nominal GDP and sixth-largest country by PPP. It is also the nation to possess world's largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

The total population of Russia is 145,934,462 according to 2020 UN data. The growth rate of the country is 0.04%, which is also the lowest growth rate in the list. The total population of the country is equivalent to 1.87% of the total population of the world. The total area possessed by the nation is 16,376,870 square Kms. The population density of Russia is 9 per Km2. 73.7% of the total population is urban and the median age is 39.6 years.  

largest countries by population

10. Mexico

Total population (2020)

128,932,753

Growth rate

1.06 %

 

Table 10

The 10th and the last position of the list has been acquired by Mexico, officially known as the United Mexican States. The country is located in the southern part of North America. It is recognized as the 13th largest country of the world by area, it is also the nation to possess the most Spanish speakers of the world. Mexico is one of the leading developing countries, also the 15th largest economy by nominal GDP and 11th largest country by PPP.

The total population of the nation is 128,932,753, while the growth rate stands at 1.06%. Mexican population is equivalent to the 1.65% of the total population of the world. The total area of the country is 1,943,950 square kms with a population density of 66 per Km2. 83.8% of the total Mexican population is urban and the median age of the nation is 29.2 years.

If you want to learn more about different countries of the world, you can read related articles in our Top 10 category articles.

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