World Population - 2011

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The State of World Population 2011

In the beginning of the 20th century the entire world population was less than 2 billion. The world population has grown tremendously and had exceeded 7 billion in 2011. Most of the population growth is concentrated in the world's poorest countries. Though the annual population growth rate has declined to 1.2 percent, the population is growing by 83 million per year.

  • Nearly 893 million senior citizens are alive
  • Average Life Expectancy at Birth is 68 years
  • Current world population growth rate is 1.14%
  • Nearly half the world (48 percent) lives in poverty
Population of the Continents
ContinentsPopulation

Asia

 4,216,020,000

Africa

 1,051,494,600

Europe

 740,099,500

North America

 463,180,649

South America

 396,183,600

Oceania (incl. Australia)  

 37,104,600

Antarctica

 No indigenous inhabitants












Ranking of Countries by Population
Rank
Country
Population

1

China

1,343,239,923

2

India

1,205,073,612

3

United States

313,847,465

4

Indonesia

248,216,193

5

Brazil

205,716,890

6

Pakistan

190,291,129

7

Nigeria

170,123,740

8

Bangladesh

161,083,804

9

Russia

138,082,178

10

Japan

127,368,088

11

Mexico

114,975,406

12

Philippines

103,775,002

13

Ethiopia

93,815,992

14

Vietnam

91,519,289

15

Egypt

83,688,164

16

Germany

81,305,856

17

Turkey

79,749,461

18

Iran

78,868,711

19

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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

Burma

54,584,650

25

Korea, South

48,860,500

26

South Africa

48,810,427

27

Spain

47,042,984

28

Colombia

45,239,079

29

Ukraine

44,854,065

30

Tanzania

43,601,796

31

Kenya

43,013,341

32

Argentina

42,192,494

33

Poland

38,415,284

34

Uganda

35,873,253

35

Algeria

35,406,303

36

Canada

34,300,083

37

Sudan

34,206,710

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

Ghana

25,241,998

48

Yemen

24,771,809

49

Korea, North

24,589,122

50

Mozambique

23,515,934

51

Taiwan

23,113,901

52

Madagascar

22,585,517

53

Syria

22,530,746

54

Australia

22,015,576

55

Cote d'Ivoire

21,952,093

56

Romania

21,848,504

57

Sri Lanka

21,481,334

58

Cameroon

20,129,878

59

Angola

18,056,072

60

Kazakhstan

17,522,010

61

Burkina Faso

17,275,115

62

Niger

17,078,839

63

Chile

17,067,369

64

Netherlands

16,730,632

65

Malawi

16,323,044

66

Ecuador

15,223,680

67

Cambodia

14,952,665

68

Mali

14,533,511

69

Zambia

14,309,466

70

Guatemala

14,099,032

71

Senegal

12,969,606

72

Zimbabwe

12,619,600

73

Rwanda

11,689,696

74

Cuba

11,075,244

75

Chad

10,975,648

76

Guinea

10,884,958

77

Portugal

10,781,459

78

Greece

10,767,827

79

Tunisia

10,732,900

80

South Sudan

10,625,176

81

Burundi

10,557,259

82

Belgium

10,438,353

83

Bolivia

10,290,003

84

Czech Republic

10,177,300

85

Dominican Republic

10,088,598

86

Somalia

10,085,638

87

Hungary

9,958,453

88

Haiti

9,801,664

89

Benin

9,598,787

90

Belarus

9,542,883

91

Azerbaijan

9,493,600

92

Sweden

9,103,788

93

Honduras

8,296,693

94

Austria

8,219,743

95

Tajikistan

7,768,385

96

Switzerland

7,655,628

97

Israel

7,590,758

98

Serbia

7,276,604

99

Hong Kong

7,153,519

100

Bulgaria

7,037,935

101

Togo

6,961,049

102

Libya

6,733,620

103

Laos

6,586,266

104

Paraguay

6,541,591

105

Jordan

6,508,887

106

Papua New Guinea

6,310,129

107

El Salvador

6,090,646

108

Eritrea

6,086,495

109

Nicaragua

5,727,707

110

Denmark

5,543,453

111

Kyrgyzstan

5,496,737

112

Sierra Leone

5,485,998

113

Slovakia

5,483,088

114

Singapore

5,353,494

115

United Arab Emirates

5,314,317

116

Finland

5,262,930

117

Central African Republic

5,057,208

118

Turkmenistan

5,054,828

119

Ireland

4,722,028

120

Norway

4,707,270

121

Costa Rica

4,636,348

122

Bosnia and Herzegovina

4,622,292

123

Georgia

4,570,934

124

Croatia

4,480,043

125

Congo, Republic of the

4,366,266

126

New Zealand

4,327,944

127

Lebanon

4,140,289

128

Puerto Rico

3,998,905

129

Liberia

3,887,886

130

Moldova

3,656,843

131

Lithuania

3,525,761

132

Panama

3,510,045

133

Mauritania

3,359,185

134

Uruguay

3,316,328

135

Mongolia

3,179,997

136

Oman

3,090,150

137

Albania

3,002,859

138

Armenia

2,970,495

139

Jamaica

2,889,187

140

Kuwait

2,646,314

141

West Bank

2,622,544

142

Latvia

2,191,580

143

Namibia

2,165,828

144

Botswana

2,098,018

145

Macedonia

2,082,370

146

Slovenia

1,996,617

147

Qatar

1,951,591

148

Lesotho

1,930,493

149

Gambia, The

1,840,454

150

Kosovo

1,836,529

151

Gaza Strip

1,710,257

152

Guinea-Bissau

1,628,603

153

Gabon

1,608,321

154

Swaziland

1,386,914

155

Mauritius

1,313,095

156

Estonia

1,274,709

157

Bahrain

1,248,348

158

Trinidad and Tobago

1,226,383

159

Timor-Leste

1,201,255

160

Cyprus

1,138,071

161

Fiji

890,057

162

Djibouti

774,389

163

Guyana

741,908

164

Comoros

737,284

165

Bhutan

716,896

166

Equatorial Guinea

685,991

167

Montenegro

657,394

168

Solomon Islands

584,578

169

Macau

578,025

170

Suriname

560,157

171

Cape Verde

523,568

172

Western Sahara

522,928

173

Luxembourg

509,074

174

Malta

409,836

175

Brunei

408,786

176

Maldives

394,451

177

Belize

327,719

178

Bahamas, The

316,182

179

Iceland

313,183

180

Barbados

287,733

181

French Polynesia

274,512

182

New Caledonia

260,166

183

Vanuatu

227,574

184

Samoa

194,320

185

Sao Tome and Principe

183,176

186

Saint Lucia

162,178

187

Curacao

142,180

188

Virgin Islands

109,574

189

Grenada

109,011

190

Aruba

107,635

191

Micronesia, Federated States of

106,487

192

Tonga

106,146

193

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

103,537

194

Kiribati

101,998

195

Jersey

94,949

196

Seychelles

90,024

197

Antigua and Barbuda

89,018

198

Isle of Man

85,421

199

Andorra

85,082

200

Dominica

73,126

201

Bermuda

69,080

202

Marshall Islands

68,480

203

American Samoa

68,061

204

Guernsey

65,345

205

Greenland

57,695

206

Cayman Islands

52,560

207

Saint Kitts and Nevis

50,726

208

Faroe Islands

49,483

209

Turks and Caicos Islands

46,335

210

Northern Mariana Islands

44,582

211

Sint Maarten

37,429

212

Liechtenstein

36,713

213

San Marino

32,140

214

British Virgin Islands

31,148

215

Saint Martin

30,959

216

Monaco

30,510

217

Gibraltar

29,034

218

Palau

21,032

219

Dhekelia

15,700

220

Akrotiri

15,700

221

Wallis and Futuna

15,453

222

Anguilla

15,423

223

Cook Islands

10,777

224

Tuvalu

10,619

225

Nauru

9,378

226

Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha

7,728

227

Saint Barthelemy

7,332

228

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

5,831

229

Montserrat

5,164

230

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

3,140

231

Norfolk Island

2,182

232

Svalbard

1,970

233

Christmas Island

1,496

234

Tokelau

1,368

235

Niue

1,269

236

Holy See (Vatican City)

836

237

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

596

238

Pitcairn Islands

48


Source: Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet 2011 & CIA - The World factbook

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