Population of Countries
(mid-2004 estimates)


CountryPopulation
China 1,298,847,624
India 1,065,070,607
United States 293,027,571
Indonesia 238,452,952
Brazil 184,101,109
Pakistan 159,196,336
Russia 143,782,338
Bangladesh 141,340,476
Nigeria 137,253,133
Japan 127,333,002
Mexico 104,959,594
Philippines 86,241,697
Vietnam 82,689,518
Germany 82,424,609
Egypt 76,117,421
Turkey 68,893,918
Ethiopia 67,851,281
Iran 67,503,205
Thailand 64,865,523
France 60,424,213
United Kingdom 60,270,708
Congo, Republic of the 58,317,930
Italy 58,057,477
Korea, South 48,598,175
Ukraine 47,732,079
Myanmar (Burma) 42,720,196
South Africa 42,718,530
Colombia 42,310,775
Spain 40,280,780
Sudan 39,148,162
Argentina 39,144,753
Poland 38,626,349
Tanzania 36,588,225
Canada 32,507,874
Morocco 32,209,101
Algeria 32,129,324
Kenya 32,021,856
Afghanistan 28,513,677
Peru 27,544,305
Nepal 27,070,666
Uzbekistan 26,410,416
Uganda 26,404,543
Saudi Arabia 25,795,938
Iraq 25,374,691
Venezuela 25,017,387
Malaysia 23,522,482
Taiwan 22,749,838
Korea, North 22,697,553
Romania 22,355,551
Ghana 20,757,032
Yemen 20,024,867
Australia 19,913,144
Sri Lanka 19,905,165
Mozambique 18,811,731
Syria 18,016,874
Madagascar 17,501,871
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 17,327,724
Netherlands 16,318,199
Cameroon 16,063,678
Chile 15,823,957
Kazakhstan 15,143,704
Guatemala 14,280,596
Burkina Faso 13,574,820
Cambodia 13,363,421
Ecuador 13,212,742
Zimbabwe 12,671,860
Mali 11,956,788
Malawi 11,906,855
Niger 11,360,538
Cuba 11,308,764
Angola 10,978,552
Senegal 10,852,147
Serbia and Montenegro 10,825,900
Greece 10,647,529
Portugal 10,524,145
Zambia 10,462,436
Belgium 10,348,276
Belarus 10,310,520
Czech Republic 10,246,178
Hungary 10,032,375
Tunisia 9,974,722
Chad 9,538,544
Guinea 9,246,462
Sweden 8,986,400
Dominican Republic 8,833,634
Bolivia 8,724,156
Somalia 8,304,601
Austria 8,174,762
Rwanda 7,954,013
Azerbaijan 7,868,385
Haiti 7,656,166
Bulgaria 7,517,973
Switzerland 7,450,867
Benin 7,250,033
Tajikistan 7,011,556
Honduras 6,823,568
El Salvador 6,587,541
Burundi 6,231,221
Israel 6,199,008
Paraguay 6,191,368
Laos 6,068,117
Sierra Leone 5,883,889
Libya 5,631,585
Jordan 5,611,202
Togo 5,556,812
Slovakia 5,423,567
Papua New Guinea 5,420,280
Denmark 5,413,392
Nicaragua 5,359,759
Finland 5,214,512
Kyrgyzstan 5,081,429
Turkmenistan 4,863,169
Georgia 4,693,892
Norway 4,574,560
Croatia 4,496,869
Eritrea 4,447,307
Moldova 4,446,455
Singapore 4,353,893
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,007,608
New Zealand 3,993,817
Ireland 3,969,558
Costa Rica 3,956,507
Palestine (West Bank, Gaza Strip) 3,901,115
Lebanon 3,777,218
Central African Republic 3,742,482
Lithuania 3,607,899
Albania 3,544,808
Uruguay 3,399,237
Liberia 3,390,635
Panama 3,000,463
Mauritania 2,998,563
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire) 2,998,040
Armenia 2,991,360
Oman 2,903,165
Mongolia 2,751,314
Jamaica 2,713,130
United Arab Emirates 2,523,915
Latvia 2,306,306
Kuwait 2,257,549
Bhutan 2,185,569
Macedonia 2,071,210
Slovenia 2,011,473
Namibia 1,954,033
Lesotho 1,865,040
Botswana 1,561,973
Gambia, The 1,546,848
Guinea-Bissau 1,388,363
Gabon 1,355,246
Estonia 1,341,664
Mauritius 1,220,481
Swaziland 1,169,241
Trinidad and Tobago 1,096,585
East Timor 1,019,252
Fiji 880,874
Qatar 840,290
Cyprus 775,927
Guyana 705,803
Bahrain 677,886
Comoros 651,901
Transnistria 633,600
Solomon Islands 523,617
Equatorial Guinea 523,051
Djibouti 466,900
Luxembourg 462,690
Suriname 436,935
Cape Verde 415,294
Malta 396,851
Brunei 365,251
Somaliland 350,000
Maldives 339,330
Bahamas, The 299,697
Iceland 293,966
Barbados 278,289
Belize 272,945
Western Sahara 267,405
Abkhazia 250,000
Northern Cyprus 210,047
Vanuatu 202,609
São Tomé and Príncipe 181,565
Samoa 177,714
Saint Lucia 164,213
Nagorno-Karabakh 145,000
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 117,193
Tonga 110,237
Micronesia, Federated States of 108,155
Kiribati 100,798
Grenada 89,357
Seychelles 80,832
South Ossetia 70,000
Andorra 69,865
Dominica 69,278
Antigua and Barbuda 68,320
Marshall Islands 57,738
Saint Kitts and Nevis 38,836
Liechtenstein 33,436
Monaco 32,270
San Marino 28,503
Palau 20,016
Nauru 12,809
Tuvalu 11,468
Vatican City 911

Sources:
For number of countries, see: List of sovereign states at Wikipedia.org. List of 201 countries includes: 191 United Nations member states, Vatican City (a permanent United Nations observer state), Taiwan (Republic of China), six de-facto independent countries (Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Northern Cyprus, Somaliland, South Ossetia, Transnistria), and two entities recognized by many countries but de-facto not independent (Palestine and Western Sahara).

For population estimates, most figures are from: Area and Population of Countries (mid-2004 estimates) on the InfoPlease.com web site; sources cited: U.S. Census Bureau, International Database, and The World Factbook, 2004.

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