Top 10 Most Populated Countries in the World

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Have you ever wondered what country has the most people in the whole world? Here is a list of the top ten countries with the least to the most populated.

1. China

China or more popularly and officially known as the People’s Republic of China, tops the world’s most populated countries in the world list, with a total of 1.35 million people. It is also the world’s largest country by land area which totals to about 9.6 million square kilometers.

China’s population covers about 19.2% of the world’s total population. China is considered a great power and a potential superpower in the world.

2. India

India, or more officially known as the Republic of India, is the world’s second largest populated country in the world with a population of about 1.2 billion people. It is also the seventh’s largest country with a total land area of 3,287,590 square kilometers.

It consists of 29 states and 7 union territories. The people are a multilingual and multi-ethnic group. India’s population covers 17.5% of the world’s total population.

3. United States

The United States of America is a country that comprises about 50 states and a federal district. The country is the fourth largest country in the world and the most populous. It has about a total of 3.8 million square miles of land area and about 320 million people in residence.

The United States is also ethnically diverse and multicultural due to immigration from other countries. Its population is equivalent to 4.45% of the world’s total population.

4. Indonesia

Indonesia is officially called the Republic of Indonesia. It comprises a thousand islands where a diverse group of native ethnic and linguistic groups resides. It has an estimated population of over 252 million people, which ranks it the world’s fourth most populated country in the world. Among the population is urban which comprises about 53%.

Indonesia’s population comprises about 3.49% of the world’s total population. The population density in Indonesia is 133 people for every square kilometer.

5. Brazil

Brazil is officially called the Federative Republic of Brazil. It is considered the largest country in South America and Latin American regions. By population, Brazil is the fifth’s largely populated country in the world with an estimated population of 203 million. Brazil’s total land area is about 8,515,767 square kilometers, where a diverse group of tribal nations still resides.

85% of Brazil’s population are urban and that is about 172,549,088 people in the year 2014. Brazil’s population comprises about 2.79% of the world’s total population.

6. Pakistan

Pakistan is officially known as the Republic of Pakistan. It is the sixth world’s largest populated country with a population that exceeds 191 million people. Ranked as the world’s 36th biggest country with a land area of 795,095 kilometers.

Pakistan’s population comprises 2.56% of the world’s total population. It is also a densely populated country with an estimated 233 people every square kilometer.

7. Nigeria

Nigeria, an African country, is the world’s seventh most populated country in the world. It is officially called the Federal Republic of Nigeria. To the west, it borders Benin, Chad, and Cameroon in the West and Niger on the north side. The country has 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory.

The estimated population of Nigeria is about 162 million people and that includes 500 diverse ethnic groups of different languages. Nigeria’s population covers almost 2.5% of the world’s total population.

8. Bangladesh

Bangladesh is officially called the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. It is a country located in Southeast Asia. Bangladesh has been ranked number eight in the world’s largest populated countries.

It is also the most densely populated in the world, with an estimated 160 million people in the world.

9. Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world. It is known as the Federation of Russia. It has a land area of 17,075,400 kilometers and shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea.

It is considered the world’s ninth-largest populated country, with about 144 million people in residence.

10. Japan

Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago that is composed of 6,852 islands, located in the Pacific ocean. It is often called the “Land of the Rising Sun”. Japan’s population is about 126 million, which puts him at 10th place in the world’s highly populated countries. The capital city of Japan, which is Tokyo has an estimated 9.1 million residents.

The Greater Tokyo area that refers to the surrounding areas of Tokyo has an estimated 35 million residents, making it the world’s largest urban agglomeration economy.

It seems that the countries with a big population are the ones that have a good agro-climatic condition where the growing of food can be done. This fulfills the most basic need of human existence: food. The availability and the abundance of food in these countries is what makes it abundant in human resources too.

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