When it comes to the countries with the highest population, China, India, and the United States hold the top ranks in the list of Top Ten Most Populated Countries in the world as per 2020 rankings. China and India collectively comprise a population of over a billion citizens. Subsequent to China, and India, the United States stands on the third spot with just under 325 million occupants. The BRIC countries (China, India, Russia and Brazil), usually known as the four major evolving economies are expected to lead in the 21st century and all these stands in the top ten most populous countries which indicates how significant the total size of their residents are to their economic growth. Underneath is the latest ranking list of the top 10 largest countries in the world by population size as per 2020 facts and figures.
The ranking list is based on the latest United Nations Population division estimates and comprises both countries and dependent territories.
World’s 10 Most Populated Countries – 2020 Rankings
Pakistan is a nuclear power country that covers the total land area of is 770,880 Km2. The current population of Pakistan is 219,182,958 making it the 5th largest country in the world by population size. A number of population control programs are working in Pakistan in order to control the rapid growth of the birth rate in the countryside. As per a recent report, the population size of Pakistan is estimated at 220,892,340 people in the mid of 2020. Its current population contributes to 2.83% of the world’s entire population. Pakistan ranks number 5 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
Comprising the total land area of 1,811,570 Km2, Indonesia is considered the largest Muslim country in the world. Its total population is 272,386,768 making it the 4th most populated country in the world as per the latest U.N recent data. Indonesian population is equivalent to 3.51% of the overall world population. The density of the Indonesian population is 151 per sq.Km. 56.4 % of the Indonesian population is living in urban areas.
3. United States
Covering the total land area is 9,147,420 Km2, the United States is not only the most powerful and strongest country, but it also owes the third-largest population in the world making it the world’s third most populated nation. According to a recent report, the current population of the United States is 330,245,330 with a population density of 36 per Km2. As per the recent figures of the United Nations, The U.S Population is predicted at 331,002,651 residents in the mid of 2020. The U.S population is equal to 4.25% of the world’s entire population.
Having the current population of 1,374,677,742 people, India holds the 2nd spot in the list of world’s most populated countries as per 2020 rankings. It comprises the total land area of 2,973,190 per km2. India contributes to 17.7% of the total population of the world. 35% of India’s population is living in urban areas. The median age in India is estimated at 28.4 years. Hinduism is the largest religion in India making it the world’s largest Hindu country.
Currently, China has a population of 1,437,161,949 making it the most populated country in the world as per 2020 rankings. According to UN latest figures, China’s population in 2020 is projected at 1,439,323,776 people at mid-year. Having the land area of 9,388,211 Km2, China contributes to 18.47% of the world’s entire population. Its population density is 153/km2. However, 60.8 % of the population is living in urban. The median age of the Chinese people is 38.4 years.
Complete List of Top Ten Most Populated Countries in the World 2020 Rankings – At a Glance