The Most Populated Countries in the World

The Most Populated Countries in the World

Most Populated Countries in the World

The world's population currently stands at 7.8 billion and some countries of the world have greater percentage of such population. The likes of China and India are countries with most people living in them.

With help of worldometer and worldpopupationreview, we have combined a list of the top 10 most populated countries in the world. On this page you might get marveled at how a country's population is larger than some continents of the world.

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  • Mexico - 128 million 
  • Russia - 145 million 
  • Bangladesh - 164 million 
  • Nigeria - 206 million 
  • Brazil - 212 million 
  • Pakistan - 220 million 
  • Indonesia - 273 million 
  • United States - 331 million 
  • India - 1.3 billion 
  • China - 1.4 billion 
The Most Populated Countries In The World 

10) Mexico - 128 million 

Most Populated Country - Mexico

Mexico sits as the tenth most populated country in the world with population count of 128 million. Their population by 2062 would be around 157.2 million. Over the years Mexico has indicated positive population growth. 

She covers 1,972,550 km2 and it's the 13th largest country in the world by area and the most populous Spanish speaking nation worldwide. The North American country is home to over 128 million of people.

It composes of 31 states including the capital, Mexico City. It is the largest metropolis in Mexico. Mexico has the world's 15th largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th largest by PPP.

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9) Russia - 145 million 

Most Populated Countries - Russia

Russia with population count of 145 million is one of the most populated places you can go. It is located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Russia is the largest country in the world by area with an area of 17,125,200 km2 covering more than one eight of the earth's inhabited land area. 

Moscow is the most populous city in Russia and also it's capital. It is the second most populous city in Europe with 2,511 km2 and with over 12.5 million residents. 

The fifth largest economy in the world belongs to Russia. It is also the 11th largest in the world by nominal GDP and sixth by PPP. Russia is a major great power as well as a regional power and a potential superpower. 

The country of Russia is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons States and possesses the largest stockpile of nuclear warheads. Russia's military is ranked the most powerful in Europe and the second most powerful in the world. 

8) Bangladesh - 164 million 

Most Populated Countries - Bangladesh

We got ourselves an Asian country. With a huge population of 164 million Bangladesh takes the position of the eighth most populated country in the world as of 2020. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world with area of 147,570 km2.

Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh and also the largest. This country is home to about 21 million people and sits as the sixth most densely populated country in the world. 

98% population of Bangladesh are speakers of the official Bangali language who are from Bengali ethnic group. Her large population makes Bangladesh the fourth largest million majority country. 

7) Nigeria - 206 million 

Most Populated Countries - Nigeria

Nigeria is constantly referred to as the Giant of Africa due to it's huge population. This country is home to many billionaires of the African descent. With large population of 206 million, Nigeria sits as the 7th Country on the list.

Nigeria became a formally independent company on October 1, 1960 and experienced civil war from 1967 to 1970. It is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world.

After China and India the West African country has the third largest youth population in the world with more than 90 million of it's population under the age of 18.

According to IMF, Nigeria holds the position as the 24th largest economy in the world.

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6) Brazil - 212 million

Most Populated Countries - Brazil

Brazil is a very popular country. The tourist attraction which the country gets is something worth talking about. With population of over 212 million people and area of 8.5 million square kilometers, it is the fifth largest country by area and the sixth most populated country in the country.

Brazil is also the largest country in both South America and Latin America. Sao Paulo is the most populous city in Brazil. It is also the world's 12th largest city owning to strong international influences in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment.

It is the largest country to have Portuguese as their official language and the only one in the America's. Due to Brazil's unique culture and history, it ranks 13th in the world by number of UNESCO world heritage site.

Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world for the last 150 years. It has the 10th largest GDP in the world by nominal and eighth by PPP measures.

5) Pakistan - 220 million

Most Populated Countries - Pakistan

Pakistan is another Asia country in the most populated countries list. The South Asian country, has a wide population of over 220 million and spanning 881,913 Km2 becoming the 33rd largest country in the world by area.

Though Pakistan is an emerging and growth leading economy in the world. It has the sixth largest standing armed forces in the world and its also a nuclear power as well as declared nuclear weapons state.

4) Indonesia - 273 million

Most Populated Countries - Indonesia

Indonesia is the second most populous country in Asia after India. It is the largest island country in the world and the 14th largest country in the world by land area of 1.9 million square kilometers. It is also the most populous Muslim majority country.

Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia. It is also the second most populous urban area in the world. Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that supports one of the world's highest levels of biodiversity.

The Indonesia country is the 16th largest in the world by nominal GDP and 7th by PPP. It is a member of the UN, WTO, IMF G20 and more. Indonesia consists of hundreds of distant native ethnic groups with Javanese being the largest.

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3) United States - 331 million

Most Populated Countries - United States

The United States has population of over 331 million and 3.8 million square kilometers. It doubles up as the third most populated country in the world and the third largest country in the world by land area. US is a North American country and follows China and India on the list.

New York City is the most populous city in America and Washington DC it's capital. New York City has population of over 23 million and Land area of 302.6 square miles which makes it the most densely populated major city in the United States.

The United States was the first country to develop nuclear weapons and is the only to have used it in a warfare. It is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, IMF, Organization of America States etc.

It is the foremost military power in the world making up more than a third largest of global military spending and it's a leading political, cultural and scientific force international.

2) India - 1.3 billion

Most Populated Countries - India

India is the second most populated country Of the world and also the most populated in Asia. It has population of over 1.3 billion and it's also the seventh largest country by area.

The country has become a fast-growing major economy and a hub for information technology services with expanding middle class. India is also a nuclear weapons States which ranks high in military expenditure.

The wettest inhabited place in the world is in India. Mawsynram receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world. India is also the largest producer of milk overtaking the European Union with production reaching over 132.4m tonnes in 2014.

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1) China - 1.4 billion 

Most Populated Countries - China

China is the most populated country in the world with population of over 1.4 billion people. The country covers approximately 9.6 million square kilometers becoming the world's fourth largest country by area.

China's GDP in 2018 was 90 trillion yuan ($13.5 trillion). They have been the world's largest economy by nominal GDP since 2010 and since 2014 the largest by PPP. She is also the largest exporter and second largest importer of goods.

China is a recognized nuclear weapons State and has the largest standing Army, The Liberation Army and the second largest defence budget. China has been characterized as a potential superpower due to its massive population, large and rapidly giving economy and powerful military. 

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