Top 25 most populous countries in the world
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Not surprisingly, the largest countries in the world in terms of population are China and India, with both countries now having populations of well over a billion. The United States comes in third with more than 329 million residents. The BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), generally regarded as the four major emerging economies expected to dominate in the 21st century, are all in the top most populous countries, indicating how important the sheer size of their populations are to their economic expansion, as worldpopulationreview analyzes.
The majority of the population is located in the eastern half of the country. Its dependency Hong Kong would, by itself, rank around 100 in a list of countries.
A very high population density exists throughout the country, apart from the deserts in the northwest and the mountains in the north.
Very densely populated urban areas are clustered along the east and the west coasts. California and Texas, the two most populous states, account for about one quarter of the population.
Java is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
The Punjab province is the most densely populated area in Pakistan.
Most residents live along the Atlantic coast in the eastern part of the nation.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. It recently became the continent's largest economy as well.
Bangladesh is not just one of the most populous countries but is also one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
Siberia has a population density of approximately three people per kilometer. Siberia has one-twelfth of the world's land mass.
Approximately a quarter of the population lives in and around Mexico City.
The population is most dense along the coasts, due in part to the islands' mountains and the distribution of arable land.
The Philippines population finally surpassed 100 million in 2014.
Approximately 95 percent of the population lives within 20 kilometers of the Nile River and its delta.
The median age in Ethiopia is just under 18 years, making it one of the youngest countries (despite the country itself being very old).
Kinh people, or "ethnic vietnamese" account for about 85% of Vietnam's population, but are concentrated in only half of the country. There are 53 other recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.
Congo, Dem. Rep.
The country is the world's largest francophone country. French might be the most common, as it's taught in schools, but it shares the stage with more than 200 other local languages.
Azerbaijanis constitute almost a quarter of the population. The nation's population is concentrated in the north, northwest, and west.
The population is densest around Istanbul, but the largest share of the population actually lives on the south coast.
Germany is the most populous country in Europe, with especially high concentration along the Rhine.
The largest concentrations of population in France are located in the north and the southeast, clustered around a few major historic cities.
The United Kingdom's population density is one of the highest in the world, centered in the capital city of London.
Thailand has actually lost ranking on the list due to a highly successful government effort to reduce the growth rate.
Unlike a lot of other countries, the population of Italy is pretty evenly distributed throughout the country.
South Africa has received a steady rate of immigration for the past two decades, mainly from other African countries.
The population of Tanzania is highly concentrated at the edges of the country, on the northern border or the coast. Dar es Salaam houses over 10% of the population.
|It is notable that a number of the largest economies in the world have smaller populations, particularly in Europe. The United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Italy are all among the top ten largest economies and all have populations of under 100 million. Their numbers range from 82 million (Germany) to just under 60 million (Italy).|
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