10 Countries With The Largest Population

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The following list contains the 10 largest countries by population:

1. China

The largest population in the world with over 1.3 billion people – 1,359,100,000 to be exact. China’s population alone is 19.1% of the entire population on earth! China is also the third largest in the world by size (after Russia and Canada).

Countries With The Largest Population: The Great Wall Of China

The Great Wall Of China. China has the largest population in the world (source: wiki)

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2. India

Not too far behind, India has the second largest population in the world with  1,231,990,000  (over than 1.2 billion). India’s population is 17.3% of the entire world population. India and China together consist of 26.4% of the total human population!

The Taj Mahal in India. India has the second largest population (source: wiki)

The Taj Mahal in India. India has the second largest population (source: wiki)

3. United States

Third largest population in the world but far far behind China and India is the United States. With 316,364,000 in population, and 4.45% of the total population on the planet. The United States is also 4th largest in the world by area.

Countries With The Largest Population: Times Square

Times Square, a symbol of the United States (source: wiki)

4. Indonesia

4th largest in the world with 237,641,000 people – 3.35% of the world population.

Jakarta - the capital of indonesia (source: wiki)

Jakarta – the capital of indonesia (source: wiki)

5. Brazil

Brazil is 5th largest in the world by size and also by population with 193,946,000 which are 2.73% of the total human population.

Countries With The Largest Population: Corcovado statue in Rio.

Corcovado statue in Rio. Brazil has the 5th largest population (source: wiki)

6. Pakistan

Population of 183,830,000, 2.59% of the total human population in the world.

Faisal mosque in islamabad, Pakistan (source: wiki)

Faisal mosque in islamabad, Pakistan (source: wiki)

7. Nigeria

Not far behind Pakistan, Nigeria has a population of 173,615,000 which accumulate to 2.44% of the entire population.

Countries With The Largest Population: Zuma Rock

Zuma Rock near Abuja, the capital of Nigeria (source: wiki)

8. Bangladesh

152,518,015, 2.15%

Sadarghat port in  Dhaka, capital of Bangaladesh (source: wiki)

Sadarghat port in Dhaka, capital of Bangaladesh (source: wiki)

9. Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world by far, but population-wise it is only 9th in the world with a total population of 143,400,000 which are only 2.02% of the world’s population.

Countries With The Largest Population: The Kremlin

The Kremlin in Moscow. A symbol of Russia (source: wiki)

10. Japan

Japan is 10th largest in the world population-wise, but it’s population is less than 10% of the population of China. Japan has a population of 127,350,000 which are 1.79% of the world’s population.

Tokyo, Japan. Japan has the 10th largest population in the world (source: wiki)

Tokyo, Japan. Japan has the 10th largest population in the world (source: wiki)

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