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Top 10 Most Populated Countries in the World

As the population of different countries changes continuously, the list of top 10 most populated countries in the world also changes regularly. China is the most populous country in the world with almost 1.43 billion people. Since India's population is also nearing China's population and the population growth rate of India is much higher than that of China, very soon India will surpass the population of its neighboring country.

The top 10 populated countries are not in synchronization with the top 10 economies of the world. Only US, China, India and Brazil are included in both the top 10 lists. Though the countries like Germany, The United Kingdom, France, Canada and Italy are all listed in the top 10 largest economies, their population size is under 100 million. This means the demographic dividend is not effectively utilized by the top 10 most populated countries.

Top Ten Most Populated Countries with their Continents and Regions

In the list of top 10 populated countries, except US, all others are either developing countries or under developed countries.

    Rank Country Continent Region Population
    1 China Asia Eastern Asia 1,425,887,337
    2 India Asia Southern Asia 1,417,173,173
    3 United States North America Central North America 338,289,857
    4 Indonesia Asia South-Eastern Asia 275,501,339
    5 Pakistan Asia Southern Asia 235,824,862
    6 Nigeria Africa Western Africa 218,541,212
    7 Brazil South America Northern South America 215,313,498
    8 Bangladesh Asia Southern Asia 171,186,372
    9 Russia Europe Eastern Europe 144,713,314
    10 Mexico North America Southern North America 127,504,125

Source : The data is taken from World Population Review