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World's 50 Most Populous Countries: 2012

This table provides figures about the 50 most populous nations in the world. China is the most populous.

Rank Country Population
 World 7,021,836,029
1. China 1,343,239,923
2. India 1,205,073,612
3. United States 313,847,465
4. Indonesia 248,645,008
5. Brazil 199,321,413
6. Pakistan 190,291,129
7. Nigeria 170,123,740
8. Bangladesh 161,083,804
9. Russia 142,517,670
10. Japan 127,368,088
11. Mexico 114,975,046
12. Philippines 103,775,002
13. Vietnam 91,519,289
14. Ethiopia 91,195,675
15. Egypt 83,688,164
16. Germany 81,305,856
17. Turkey 79,749,461
18.Iran78,868,711
19. Congo, Dem. Rep. 73,599,190
20. Thailand 67,091,089
21. France 65,630,692
22. United Kingdom 63,047,162
23. Italy 61,261,254
24.Burma54,584,650
25. Korea, South 48,860,500
26. South Africa 48,810,427
27. Spain 47,042,984
28. Tanzania 46,912,768
29. Colombia 45,239,079
30. Ukraine 44,854,065
31. Kenya 43,013,341
32. Argentina 42,192,494
33. Poland 38,415,284
34. Algeria 37,367,226
35. Canada 34,300,083
36. Sudan 34,206,710
37. Uganda 33,640,833
38. Morocco 32,309,239
39. Iraq 31,129,225
40. Afghanistan 30,419,928
41. Nepal 29,890,686
42. Peru 29,549,517
43. Malaysia 29,179,952
44. Uzbekistan 28,394,180
45. Venezuela 28,047,938
46. Saudi Arabia 26,534,504
47. Yemen 24,771,809
48. Ghana 24,652,402
49. Korea, North 24,589,122
50. Mozambique 23,515,934
Source: CIA World Factbook.

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