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Top 20 Most Populous Countries in the World

/ December 9, 2014

The population of our world as of 2013 is around 7.171 billion. This is as per the United States Census Bureau (USCB). It reached the 7 billion milestone on October 31 2011. Around 19 percent of the people of our world live in China, the most populous country in the world.

Here is a brief overview of the top 20 most populous countries in the world as of 2015.

1. China – 1,367,360,000

The population of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was 1,367,360,000 as on October 18, 2014. That is approximately around 19 percent of the world population. Located in East Asia, China covers approximately 9.6 million square kilometers. It also has the world’s largest standing army.

2. India – 1,261,130,000

As on October 18, 2014 the population of the largest democracy in the world was 1,261,130,000. That is around 17.4 percent of the world population. The Republic of India is the seventh largest country by area. It has the third largest standing army in the world.

3. United States of America – 318,929,000

The population of this federal republic was 318,929,000 as on October 18, 2014. That is around 4.44 percent of the world population. The United States of America is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse country. The US is a developed nation and has the world’s largest national economy. It is also the world’s foremost economic and military power.

4. Indonesia – 252,164,800

Around 3.45 percent of the people of the world live in the Republic of Indonesia. Population of this sovereign state was 252,164,800 as on July 1, 2014.

5. Brazil – 203,308,000

Brazil is the largest country in South America. Population of Brazil was 203,308,000 as on October 18, 2014. That is around 2.83 percent of the world population.

6. Pakistan – 196,174,380

Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign nation, whose population was 196,174,380 as on July 1 2014; that is around 2.62 percent of the world population.

7. Nigeria – 178,517,000

According to UN projection, as on July 1 2014, the population of Nigeria was 178,517,000. That is around 2.42 percent of the world population.

8. Bangladesh – 157,159,000

As on October 18, 2014, population of Bangladesh was 157,159,000. That is around 2.18 percent of the world population.

9. Russia – 146,149,200

Russia is the largest country in the world by land area, whose population is 146,149,200 as on August 1, 2014.