World's 50 Most Populous Countries: 2009

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This table provides figures about the 50 most populous nations in the world. China is the most populous.

Rank Country Population
 World6,790,062,216
1.China 1,338,612,968
2.India1,166,079,217
3.European Union 491,582,852
4.United States307,212,123
5.Indonesia240,271,522
6.Brazil198,739,269
7. Pakistan176,242,949
8.Bangladesh156,050,883
9.Nigeria149,229,090
10.Russia140,041,247
11.Japan127,078,679
12.Mexico111,211,789
13.Philippines97,976,603
14.Vietnam86,967,524
15.Ethiopia85,237,338
16.Egypt83,082,869
17. Germany82,329,758
18. Turkey76,805,524
19.Congo, Dem. Rep.68,692,542
20. Iran66,429,284
21.Thailand65,905,410
22.France64,057,792
23.United Kingdom61,113,205
24.Italy58,126,212
25.South Africa49,052,489
26.Korea, South48,508,972
27.Burma48,137,741
28.Ukraine45,700,395
29.Colombia45,644,023
30.Sudan41,087,825
31.Tanzania41,048,532
32.Argentina40,913,584
33.Spain40,525,002
34.Kenya39,002,772
35.Poland38,482,919
36.Morocco34,859,364
37.Algeria34,178,188
38.Afghanistan33,609,937
39.Canada33,487,208
40.Uganda32,369,558
41.Peru29,546,963
42.Iraq28,945,657
43.Saudi Arabia28,686,633
44.Nepal28,563,377
45.Uzbekistan27,606,007
46.Venezuela26,814,843
47.Malaysia25,715,819
48.Ghana23,832,495
49.Yemen23,822,783
50. Taiwan22,974,347
Source: CIA World Factbook.
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