10 most populated countries in the world
How many people are in the world and where do they live? Currently, Asia holds around 4.4 billion inhabitants, that’s over 60% of the world’s population.
The US owes much of its population density to a high immigration rate during the last decades. Currently, population growth is below 1%, and the birth rate is 1.86 births per woman as of 2014, which is below the natural level of replacement fertility rate of 2.1.
This is higher than many developed European countries, where the populations have been getting progressively older.
Meanwhile, Russia has a population of over 145 million inhabitants as of December 2015. Although most of its territory is located in Asia. Meanwhile, the bulk of the Russian populace resides on the European continent.
The ten countries with the largest population in the world today are China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico.
1. China – 1,394,510,000
2. India – 1,343,330,000
3. United States – 328,677,000
4. Indonesia – 268,074,600
5. Brazil – 210,233,000
6. Pakistan – 203,643,000
7. Nigeria – 195,875,237
8. Bangladesh – 166,032,000
9. Russia – 146,793,744
10. Mexico – 130,759,074
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