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Total Population by Country (2021)



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Ranking the total population by country, from highest to lowest.



For the purposes of the GFP ranking, Total Populations are used as the starting point for all other population-related values including Active Labor Force, Available Military Manpower and those Fit-for-Military-Service. Typically the higher the base population, the larger the military fighting force.

Data presented on this list is through 2020. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
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1
China
CHN
1,394,015,977
2
India
IND
1,326,093,247
3
United States
USA
332,639,102
4
Indonesia
INO
267,026,366
5
Pakistan
PAK
223,500,636
6
Nigeria
NGA
214,028,302
7
Brazil
BRA
211,715,973
8
Bangladesh
BAN
162,650,853
9
Russia
RUS
141,722,205
10
Mexico
MEX
128,649,565
11
Japan
JPN
125,507,472
12
Philippines
PHI
109,180,815
13
Ethiopia
ETH
108,113,150
14
Egypt
EGY
104,124,440
15
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
101,780,263
16
Vietnam
VTN
98,721,275
17
Iran
IRN
84,923,314
18
Turkey
TUR
82,017,514
19
Germany
GER
80,159,662
20
Thailand
THA
68,977,400
21
France
FRA
67,848,156
22
United Kingdom
UKD
65,761,117
23
Italy
ITA
62,402,659
24
Tanzania
TAN
58,552,845
25
Myanmar
MYA
56,590,071
26
South Africa
SAF
56,463,617
27
Kenya
KEN
53,527,936
28
South Korea
SKO
51,835,110
29
Spain
SPA
50,015,792
30
Colombia
COL
49,084,841
31
Sudan
SUD
45,561,556
32
Argentina
ARG
45,479,118
33
Ukraine
UKR
43,922,083
34
Uganda
UGA
43,252,966
35
Algeria
ALG
42,972,878
36
Iraq
IRQ
38,872,655
37
Poland
POL
38,282,325
38
Canada
CAN
37,694,085
39
Afghanistan
AFG
36,643,815
40
Morocco
MOR
35,561,654
41
Saudi Arabia
SAR
34,173,498
42
Malaysia
MLY
32,652,083
43
Angola
ANG
32,522,339
44
Peru
PER
31,914,989
45
Uzbekistan
UZB
30,565,411
46
Nepal
NEP
30,327,877
47
Mozambique
MOZ
30,098,197
48
Yemen
YEM
29,884,405
49
Ghana
GHA
29,340,248
50
Venezuela
VEN
28,644,603
51
Cameroon
CAM
27,744,989
52
Ivory Coast
IVC
27,481,086
53
Madagascar
MAD
26,955,737
54
North Korea
NKO
25,643,466
55
Australia
AUS
25,466,459
56
Taiwan
TAI
23,603,049
57
Sri Lanka
SRL
22,889,201
58
Niger
NGR
22,772,361
59
Romania
ROM
21,302,893
60
Burkina Faso
BKF
20,835,401
61
Mali
MAL
19,553,397
62
Syria
SYR
19,398,448
63
Kazakhstan
KAZ
19,091,949
64
Chile
CHI
18,186,770
65
Zambia
ZAM
17,426,623
66
Netherlands
NET
17,280,397
67
Guatemala
GUA
17,153,288
68
Cambodia
CMB
16,926,984
69
Ecuador
ECU
16,904,867
70
Chad
CHD
16,877,357
71
Zimbabwe
ZIM
14,546,314
72
Somalia
SOM
11,757,124
73
Tunisia
TUN
11,721,177
74
Belgium
BEL
11,720,716
75
Bolivia
BOL
11,639,909
76
Cuba
CUB
11,059,062
77
Jordan
JOR
10,820,644
78
Czechia
CZC
10,702,498
79
Greece
GRE
10,607,051
80
South Sudan
SSU
10,561,244
81
Dominican Republic
DOM
10,499,707
82
Portugal
POR
10,302,674
83
Azerbaijan
AZR
10,205,810
84
Sweden
SWE
10,202,491
85
United Arab Emirates
UAE
9,992,083
86
Hungary
HUN
9,771,827
87
Belarus
BLR
9,477,918
88
Honduras
HON
9,235,340
89
Tajikistan
TAJ
8,873,669
90
Austria
AST
8,859,449
91
Israel
ISR
8,675,475
92
Switzerland
SWI
8,403,994
93
Laos
LAO
7,447,396
94
Paraguay
PAR
7,191,685
95
Serbia
SER
7,012,165
96
Bulgaria
BUL
6,966,899
97
Libya
LBY
6,890,535
98
Sierra Leone
SIE
6,624,933
99
El Salvador
ESL
6,481,102
100
Singapore
SIN
6,209,660
101
Nicaragua
NIC
6,203,441
102
Eritrea
ERI
6,147,398
103
Central African Republic
CAR
5,990,855
104
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
5,964,897
105
Denmark
DEN
5,869,410
106
Finland
FIN
5,571,665
107
Turkmenistan
TKM
5,528,627
108
Lebanon
LEB
5,469,612
109
Norway
NOR
5,467,439
110
Slovakia
SLK
5,440,602
111
Republic of the Congo
ROC
5,293,070
112
Ireland
IRE
5,176,569
113
Liberia
LIB
5,073,296
114
New Zealand
NWZ
4,925,477
115
Oman
OMA
4,664,844
116
Croatia
CRO
4,227,746
117
Mauritania
MAU
4,005,475
118
Georgia
GEO
3,997,000
119
Panama
PAN
3,894,082
120
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
3,835,586
121
Uruguay
URU
3,387,605
122
Moldova
MOL
3,364,496
123
Mongolia
MON
3,168,026
124
Albania
ALB
3,074,579
125
Armenia
ARM
3,021,324
126
Kuwait
KUW
2,993,706
127
Lithuania
LIT
2,731,464
128
Namibia
NAM
2,630,073
129
Qatar
QTR
2,444,174
130
Botswana
BOT
2,317,233
131
Gabon
GAB
2,230,908
132
North Macedonia
MAC
2,125,971
133
Slovenia
SLV
2,102,678
134
Kosovo
KOS
1,935,259
135
Latvia
LAT
1,881,232
136
Bahrain
BAH
1,505,003
137
Estonia
EST
1,228,624
138
Bhutan
BUT
782,318
139
Montenegro
MTN
609,859
140
Suriname
SUR
609,569

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