As of July 2015, the Human Population stands at a whopping figure of 7,349,472,000. It is expected that by 2050, Human Population will reach 9,725,148,000 persons. They are Big Numbers indeed.
Human population is a subject of awe for many of us. There are countries and regions which are densely populated while others are only scarcely populated.
If you are wondering what regions in the world are most populated, let me tell you that we have compiled a post that tells you about 10 Most Populated Countries in the World.
In fact, out of 10 Most Populous Countries in the World, there are as much as six places that are occupied by Asian countries. So, as far as the continents, Asia is the most populated one.
However, the situation can well change in the future.
If you go by the estimates published by the UN, the main driver of the population in the future will be Africa. As of now only Nigeria (which is an African country) figures in the list of 10 Most Populous countries in the world. It is estimated that by 2050, three African countries will enter the top 10 most populous countries.
The rise of population has to balance by economic and technological growth so that people can live a healthy and happy life. They should have ample amenities at their disposal which makes their life a happy one.
Every human should have equal opportunity for growth then only we can make the Earth a happy place. The heartening fact is that world leaders have realized that true progress can only be achieved if each and every human is happy and healthy. The 21st Century promises a lot for us. Days are not far when the world will be recognized as one family.
With the hope that the 21st Century becomes the “Golden Era” in the Human History, I present you this compilation on 10 Most Populated Countries in the World.
Before getting started an amazing fact:
China is the most populated country in the world with about 1.3 billion people as on September 26, 2015.
Pitcairn Islands is the least populous country in the world with a population of only 56 people as on 2014.
The following list showcases the 10 Most Populous Nations in the World:
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10 Most Populous Countries in the World
This East Asian Country has the largest population in the world with the population census crossing well above 1.3 billion people. To be exact, China’s population stands at a figure of 1,372, 290,000 people as on September 26, 2015 which accounts 18.9% of world population (source: Wikipedia). Officially China is referred as People’s Republic of China (PRC) and is considered as the cradle of human civilization.
This South Asian Country has the second largest population in the world. India’s population figure stands at 1,277,680,000 people as on September 26, 2015 which accounts 17.6% of world population. Officially known as Republic of India, it holds the status of being the most populous democracy in the world.
3. United States of America
Commonly referred as the United States (U.S.) or America, the United States of America (U.S.A.) has the third largest population in the world. Its population figure stands at 321,900,000 people as on September 26, 2015, which accounts 4.43% of world population. The United States is a developed country and has the status of being world’s foremost economic and military power.
Officially known as the Republic of Indonesia, this Southeast Asian country is the fourth most populated country in the world. Its population figure stands at 256,939,696 people as on September 26, 2015, which accounts 3.53% of world population. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising thousands of Islands is a country with abundant natural resources. It has the status of being one of the major economies of the world.
Officially known as the Federative Republic of Brazil, this South American country is the fifth most populated country in the world. Its population figure stands at 204,954,000 people as on September 26, 2015 which accounts 2.82% of world population. It has a rich and unique environmental heritage including the Amazon River Basin. It has the status of being one of the major economies of the world.
Officially known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, this South Asian country is the sixth most populated country in the world. Its population figure stands at 190,595,000 as on September 25, 2015 which accounts nearly 2.63% of world population.
Officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, this West African country is the seventh most populated country in the world. Nigeria has a population of 182,202,000 as on September 25, 2015 which accounts 2.49% of world population. It is often referred as the “Giant of Africa” due to its large population and economy.
Officially the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, this South Asian Country is the eighth most populated country in the world. Bangladesh has a total population of 159,089,000 as on September 26, 2015 which is 2.19% of world’s population.
Officially known as the Russian Federation, this Northern Eurasian Country is the ninth most populated country in the world. Russia has a total population of 146, 596,230 as on September 26, 2015, which is 2.02% of world’s population. Russia is a great military and economic power of the world.
Officially known as the State of Japan, this island Country in East Asia is ranked as the tenth most populated country in the world. Japan has a population of 126,832,000 as on September 1, 2015, which accounts nearly 1.74% of world population. Japan is a developed country and has the status of being one of the major economic powers of the world.
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