List of Top Twenty-Five Most Populated Countries of the World

List of Top Twenty-Five Most Populated Countries of the World

At present, according to the United Nations, the number of total countries is 195. Of this, 193 countries are members of the United Nations and 2 countries are non-member observer states (the Holy See and the State of Palestine). Here, we are discussing the twenty-five most populated countries in terms of population. Also, given in percent is each country’s population compared with the world population, which the United Nations estimates at 7.92 billion on 31 December 2021.These countries are sovereign states and members of the United Nations. Almost 45% of the whole population of the world lives in the top 5 countries in the list.

To know about the list of the most populated twenty-five countries in terms of a population, refer to the table below.

RankCountryRegionPopulation% Of WorldDateSource
1ChinaAsia1,411,778,72417.8%1 Nov 2020 2020 census result 
2IndiaAsia1,386,262,50917.5%1 Jan 2022 National Population Clock 
3United StatesNorth America332,977,2314.20%1 Jan 2022 National Population Clock 
4IndonesiaAsia271,350,0003.43%31 Dec 2020 National annual estimate 
5PakistanAsia225,200,0002.84%1 Jul 2021UN projection
6BrazilSouth America214,156,6202.70%1 Jan 2022 National Population Clock 
7NigeriaAfrica211,401,0002.67%1 Jul 2021UN projection
8BangladeshAsia171,966,9342.17%1 Jan 2022 National Population Clock 
9RussiaAsiaand Europe146,171,0151.85%1 Jan 2021 National annual estimate 
10MexicoNorth America126,014,0241.59%2 Mar 2020 2020 census Result 
11JapanAsia125,470,0001.58%1 Dec 2021 Monthly National estimate 
12EthiopiaAfrica117,876,0001.49%1 Jul 2021UN projection
13PhilippinesAsia111,300,1321.41%1 Jan 2020 2020 census result 
14EgyptAfrica and Asia102,753,9701.30%1 Jan 2022 National Population Clock 
15VietnamAsia98,510,0001.24%1 Jul 2021   National annual estimate 
16DR CongoAfrica92,378,0001.17%1 Jul 2021UN projection
17IranAsia85,074,3831.07%1 Jan 2022 National Population Clock 
18TurkeyAsia And Europe83,614,3621.06%31 Dec 2020 National annual estimate 
19GermanyEurope83,129,2851.05%30 Jun 2021 National quarterly estimate 
20FranceEurope67,522,0000.853%1 Nov 2021 Monthly National estimate 
21United KingdomEurope67,081,2340.847%30 Jun 2020 National annual estimate  
22ThailandAsia66,736,2170.843%1 Jan 2022 National Population Clock 
23South AfricaAfrica60,142,9780.759%1 Jul 2021 National Annual Estimate 
24TanzaniaAfrica59,441,9880.751%1 Jul 2021 National annual Projection 
25ItalyEurope59,097,9040.746%30 Aug 2021 Monthly National estimate 

Some important fact

  1. China is the most populated country in the Asia continent and also in the world.
  2. The United States is the most populated country in the North America continent.
  3. Brazil is the most populated country in the South America continent.
  4. Nigeria is the most populated country in the Africa continent.
  5. Russia is the most populated country in the European continent.
  6. Australia is the most populated country in the Oceania continent.



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