World Population 7 Billion This Week

It’s all over the media. The entire World’s population will hit the 7 BILLION mark any time this week.

5 months ago, I highlighted the vital statistics of Malaysia, including the population (which had just crossed 28 million at the time of posting that article). What does 7 billion mean? For 1 thing, it means there will be more demand for basic needs across the globe.

Ever wondered where do the largest population of the world are located? Here’s a brief idea, courtesy of Wikipedia (source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population). We are ranked 42nd, GO Malaysia !!!

Rank Country (or dependent territory) Population Date % of world
population
Source
1  China[4] 1,339,724,852 November 1, 2010 19.22% Census result
2  India 1,210,193,422 March 1, 2011 17.36% Census result
3  United States 312,507,000 October 27, 2011 4.48% Official population clock
4  Indonesia 237,556,363 May 1, 2010 3.41% Census result
5  Brazil 190,755,799 August 1, 2010 2.74% Census result
6  Pakistan 177,643,000 October 27, 2011 2.55% Official population clock
7  Nigeria 162,471,000 July 1, 2011 2.33% UN estimate
8  Russia 142,914,136 January 1, 2011 2.05% Official estimate
9  Bangladesh 142,319,000 March 15, 2011 2.04% Census result
10  Japan 127,720,000 October 1, 2011 1.83% Monthly official estimate
11  Mexico 112,336,538 June 12, 2010 1.61% Census result
12  Philippines 94,013,200 July 1, 2010 1.35% Official estimate
13  Vietnam 85,846,997 April 1, 2009 1.23% Census result
14  Ethiopia 82,101,998 July 1, 2011 1.18% Official estimate
15  Germany 81,724,000 March 31, 2011 1.17% Monthly official estimate
16  Egypt 81,011,000 October 27, 2011 1.16% Official population clock
17  Iran 75,774,000 October 27, 2011 1.09% Official population clock
18  Turkey 73,722,988 December 31, 2010 1.06% Official estimate
19  Democratic Republic of the Congo 67,758,000 July 1, 2011 0.97% UN estimate
20  Thailand 67,070,000 December 1, 2009 0.96% Official estimate
21  France[5] 63,396,000 October 1, 2011 0.91% Monthly official estimate
22  United Kingdom 62,300,000 July 1, 2010 0.89% Official estimate
23  Italy 60,705,991 May 31, 2011 0.87% Monthly official estimate
24  South Africa 50,586,757 July 1, 2011 0.73% Official estimate
25  Myanmar 48,337,000 July 1, 2011 0.69% UN estimate
26  South Korea 48,219,000 November 1, 2010 0.69% Census result
27  Colombia 46,220,000 October 27, 2011 0.66% Official population clock
28  Tanzania 46,218,000 July 1, 2011 0.66% UN estimate
29  Spain 46,162,024 October 1, 2011 0.66% Monthly official estimate
30  Ukraine 45,668,028 September 1, 2011 0.66% Monthly official estimate
31  Argentina 40,117,096 October 27, 2010 0.58% Census result
32  Kenya 38,610,097 August 24, 2009 0.55% Census result
33  Poland 38,092,000 July 1, 2010 0.55% Official estimate
34  Algeria 36,300,000 January 1, 2011 0.52% Official estimate
35  Canada 34,501,798 July 1, 2011 0.49% Official estimate
36  Uganda 32,939,800 July 1, 2011 0.47% Official estimate
37  Morocco 32,358,500 October 27, 2011 0.46% Official population clock
38  Iraq 32,105,000 July 1, 2009 0.46% Official estimate
39  Sudan 30,894,000 April 22, 2008 0.44% Census result
40  Venezuela 29,437,000 July 1, 2011 0.42% UN estimate
41  Peru 29,400,000 July 1, 2011 0.42% UN estimate
42  Malaysia 28,651,000 October 27, 2011 0.41% Official population clock
43  Uzbekistan 27,760,000 July 1, 2011 0.4% UN estimate
44  Saudi Arabia 27,136,977 April 28, 2010 0.39% Census result
45  Nepal 26,620,809 June 22, 2011 0.38% Census result
46  Yemen 24,800,000 July 1, 2011 0.36% UN estimate
47  Ghana 24,233,431 September 26, 2010 0.35% Census result
48  North Korea 24,052,231 October 1, 2008 0.35% UN estimate
49  Afghanistan 23,993,500 July 1, 2009 0.34% Official estimate
50  Taiwan[6] 23,197,947 September 30, 2011 0.33% Monthly official estimate
51  Mozambique 23,049,621 July 1, 2011 0.33% Official estimate
52  Australia 22,546,300 March 31, 2011 0.32% Official estimate
53  Romania 21,436,000 July 1, 2011 0.31% UN estimate
54  Côte d’Ivoire 21,395,000 July 1, 2009 0.31% Official estimate
55  Syria 21,285,000 October 27, 2011 0.31% Official population clock
56  Sri Lanka 20,653,000 July 1, 2010 0.3% Official estimate
57  Angola 19,618,000 July 1, 2011 0.28% UN estimate
58  Cameroon 19,406,100 January 1, 2010 0.28% Official estimate
59  Madagascar 18,866,000 July 1, 2008 0.27% Official estimate
60  Chile 17,248,450 June 30, 2011 0.25% Official estimate
61  Netherlands 16,720,500 October 27, 2011 0.24% Official population clock
62  Kazakhstan 16,594,000 September 1, 2011 0.24% Monthly official estimate
63  Burkina Faso 15,730,977 July 1, 2010 0.23% Official estimate
64  Niger 15,730,754 July 1, 2011 0.23% Official estimate
65  Guatemala 14,713,763 July 1, 2011 0.21% Official estimate
66  Mali 14,517,176 April 1, 2009 0.21% Census result
67  Ecuador 14,483,499 November 28, 2010 0.21% Census result
68  Cambodia 13,395,682 March 3, 2008 0.19% Census result
69  Malawi 13,077,160 June 1, 2008 0.19% Census result
70  Zambia 13,046,508 October 16, 2010 0.19% Census result
71  Senegal 12,855,153 July 1, 2011 0.18% Official estimate
72  Zimbabwe 12,754,000 July 1, 2011 0.18% UN estimate
73  Chad 11,274,106 May 20, 2009 0.16% Census result
74  Cuba 11,241,161 December 31, 2010 0.16% Official estimate
75  Belgium 10,839,905 January 1, 2010 0.16% Official estimate
76  Greece 10,787,690 June 1, 2011 0.15% Census result
77  Rwanda 10,718,379 July 1, 2011 0.15% Official estimate
78  Portugal 10,555,853 March 21, 2011 0.15% Census result
79  Tunisia 10,549,100 July 1, 2010 0.15% Official estimate
80  Czech Republic 10,542,080 June 30, 2011 0.15% Official estimate
81  Bolivia 10,426,154 July 1, 2010 0.15% Official estimate
82  Guinea 10,217,591 July 1, 2009 0.15% Official estimate
83  Haiti 10,085,214 July 1, 2010 0.14% Official estimate
84  Hungary 9,985,722 January 1, 2011 0.14% Official estimate
85  Somalia[7] 9,557,000 July 1, 2011 0.14% UN estimate
86  Belarus 9,468,000 September 1, 2011 0.14% Monthly official estimate
87  Sweden 9,464,486 August 31, 2011 0.14% Monthly official estimate
88  Dominican Republic 9,378,818 December 1, 2010 0.13% Census result
89  Azerbaijan 9,111,100 January 1, 2011 0.13% Official estimate
90  Benin 9,100,000 July 1, 2011 0.13% UN estimate
91  Burundi 8,575,000 July 1, 2011 0.12% UN estimate
92  Austria 8,416,982 July 1, 2011 0.12% Official estimate
93  United Arab Emirates 8,264,070 July 1, 2010 0.12% Official estimate
94  South Sudan 8,260,490 April 22, 2008 0.12% Census result
95  Honduras 8,215,313 July 1, 2011 0.12% Official estimate
96  Switzerland 7,856,600 December 31, 2010 0.11% Official estimate
97  Israel 7,785,400 August 31, 2011 0.11% Monthly official estimate
98  Bulgaria 7,364,570 February 1, 2011 0.11% Census result
99  Serbia 7,276,195 January 1, 2011 0.1% Official estimate
100  Hong Kong (China)[8] 7,108,100 July 1, 2011 0.1% Official estimate
101  Papua New Guinea 7,014,000 July 1, 2011 0.1% UN estimate
102  Tajikistan 6,977,000 July 1, 2011 0.1% UN estimate
103  Libya 6,423,000 July 1, 2011 0.092% UN estimate
104  Paraguay 6,381,940 July 1, 2010 0.092% Official estimate
105  Laos 6,348,800 July 1, 2011 0.091% Official estimate
106  Jordan 6,328,716 July 1, 2011 0.091% Official estimate
107  El Salvador 6,227,000 July 1, 2011 0.089% UN estimate
108  Sierra Leone 5,997,000 July 1, 2011 0.086% UN estimate
109  Nicaragua 5,815,524 July 1, 2010 0.083% Official estimate
110  Togo 5,753,324 November 6, 2010 0.083% Census result
111  Denmark 5,566,856 July 1, 2011 0.08% Monthly official estimate
112  Slovakia 5,435,273 December 31, 2010 0.078% Official estimate
113  Kyrgyzstan 5,418,300 July 1, 2010 0.078% Official estimate
114  Eritrea 5,415,000 July 1, 2011 0.078% UN estimate
115  Finland 5,391,699 August 31, 2011 0.077% Monthly official estimate
116  Turkmenistan 5,105,000 July 1, 2011 0.073% UN estimate
117  Singapore 5,076,700 June 30, 2010 0.073% Census result
118  Norway 4,973,500 October 27, 2011 0.071% Official population clock
119  Ireland 4,581,269 April 10, 2011 0.066% Census result
120  Costa Rica 4,563,539 July 1, 2010 0.065% Official estimate
121  Central African Republic 4,487,000 July 1, 2011 0.064% UN estimate
122  Georgia 4,469,200 January 1, 2011 0.064% Official estimate
123  Croatia 4,456,096 March 31, 2011 0.064% Census result
124  New Zealand 4,417,200 October 27, 2011 0.063% Official population clock
125  Lebanon 4,259,000 July 1, 2011 0.061% UN estimate
126  Palestinian territories[9] 4,168,858 July 1, 2011 0.06% Official estimate
127  Republic of the Congo 4,140,000 July 1, 2011 0.059% UN estimate
128  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,843,126 June 30, 2010 0.055% Official estimate
129  Puerto Rico 3,725,789 April 1, 2010 0.053% Census result
130  Moldova 3,560,400 January 1, 2011 0.051% Official estimate
131  Liberia 3,476,608 April 1, 2008 0.05% Census result
132  Panama 3,405,813 May 16, 2010 0.049% Census result
133  Uruguay 3,368,595 June 30, 2011 0.048% Official estimate
134  Mauritania 3,340,627 July 1, 2011 0.048% Official estimate
135  Armenia 3,264,500 June 1, 2011 0.047% Monthly official estimate
136  Lithuania 3,207,100 October 1, 2011 0.046% Monthly official estimate
137  Albania 3,194,972 January 1, 2010 0.046% Official estimate
138  Mongolia 2,826,100 October 27, 2011 0.041% Official population clock
139  Kuwait 2,818,000 July 1, 2011 0.04% UN estimate
140  Oman 2,773,479 December 12, 2010 0.04% Census result
141  Jamaica 2,705,800 December 31, 2010 0.039% Official estimate
142  Namibia 2,324,000 July 1, 2011 0.033% UN estimate
143  Latvia 2,209,000 October 1, 2011 0.032% Monthly official estimate
144  Lesotho 2,194,000 July 1, 2011 0.031% UN estimate
145  Macedonia 2,057,284 December 31, 2010 0.03% Official estimate
146  Slovenia 2,055,040 October 27, 2011 0.029% Official population clock
147  Botswana 2,031,000 July 1, 2011 0.029% UN estimate
148  Gambia 1,776,000 July 1, 2011 0.025% UN estimate
149  Qatar 1,699,435 April 21, 2010 0.024% Census result
150  Gabon 1,534,000 July 1, 2011 0.022% UN estimate
151  Guinea-Bissau 1,520,830 March 1, 2009 0.022% Census result
152  Estonia 1,340,194 January 1, 2011 0.019% Official estimate
153  Bahrain 1,324,000 July 1, 2011 0.019% UN estimate
154  Trinidad and Tobago 1,317,714 July 1, 2010 0.019% Official estimate
155  Mauritius 1,280,924 July 1, 2010 0.018% Official estimate
156  Swaziland 1,203,000 July 1, 2011 0.017% UN estimate
157  Timor-Leste 1,066,409 July 11, 2010 0.015% Census result
158  Fiji 868,000 July 1, 2011 0.012% UN estimate
159  Djibouti 818,159 June 1, 2009 0.012% Census result
160  Réunion (France) 808,250 July 1, 2008 0.012% Official estimate
161  Cyprus 803,200 December 31, 2009 0.012% Official estimate
162  Guyana 784,894 July 1, 2010 0.011% Official estimate
163  Comoros 754,000 July 1, 2011 0.011% UN estimate
164  Equatorial Guinea 720,000 July 1, 2011 0.01% UN estimate
165  Bhutan 708,265 July 1, 2011 0.01% Official estimate
166  Montenegro 620,029 April 1, 2011 0.009% Census result
167  Macau (China)[10] 558,100 June 1, 2011 0.008% Official estimate
168  Western Sahara 548,000 July 1, 2011 0.0079% UN estimate
169  Solomon Islands 542,287 July 1, 2011 0.0078% Official estimate
170  Suriname 529,000 July 1, 2011 0.0076% UN estimate
171  Luxembourg 511,840 January 1, 2011 0.0073% Official estimate
172  Cape Verde 491,575 June 16, 2010 0.0071% Census result
173  Malta 412,970 December 31, 2009 0.0059% Official estimate
174  Brunei 406,000 July 1, 2011 0.0058% UN estimate
175  Guadeloupe (France) 401,784 July 1, 2008 0.0058% Official estimate
176  Martinique (France) 397,693 July 1, 2008 0.0057% Official estimate
177  Bahamas 353,658 May 3, 2010 0.0051% Census result
178  Iceland 318,452 January 1, 2011 0.0046% Official estimate
179  Maldives 317,280 July 1, 2010 0.0046% Official estimate
180  Belize 312,698 May 12, 2010 0.0045% Census result
181  Barbados 276,302 December 31, 2010 0.004% Official estimate
182  French Polynesia 274,000 July 1, 2011 0.0039% UN estimate
183  New Caledonia (France) 245,580 July 27, 2009 0.0035% Census result
184  Vanuatu 234,023 November 16, 2009 0.0034% Census result
185  French Guiana 219,266 July 1, 2008 0.0031% Official estimate
186  Mayotte (France) 211,000 July 1, 2011 0.003% UN estimate
187  Samoa 187,032 July 1, 2010 0.0027% Official estimate
188  São Tomé and Príncipe 169,000 July 1, 2011 0.0024% UN estimate
189  Saint Lucia 166,526 May 10, 2010 0.0024% UN estimate
190  Guam (USA) 159,358 April 1, 2010 0.0023% Census result
191  Curaçao (the Netherlands) 142,180 January 1, 2010 0.002% Official estimate
192  Grenada 110,821 July 1, 2009 0.0016% Official estimate
193  United States Virgin Islands 106,405 April 1, 2010 0.0015% Census result
194  Tonga 105,000 July 1, 2011 0.0015% UN estimate
195  Federated States of Micronesia 102,624 April 4, 2010 0.0015% Census result
196  Aruba (the Netherlands) 101,484 September 29, 2010 0.0015% Census result
197  Kiribati 101,000 July 1, 2011 0.0014% UN estimate
198  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 100,892 July 1, 2009 0.0014% Official estimate
199  Jersey (UK) 92,500 December 31, 2009 0.0013% Official estimate
200  Seychelles 90,945 August 26, 2010 0.0013% Census result
201  Antigua and Barbuda 89,138 July 1, 2009 0.0013% Official estimate
202  Andorra 85,015 July 1, 2010 0.0012% Official estimate
203  Isle of Man (UK) 83,000 July 1, 2011 0.0012% UN estimate
204  Dominica 71,685 July 1, 2009 0.001% Official estimate
205  Bermuda (UK) 64,186 May 20, 2010 0.00092% Census result
206  Guernsey (UK) 62,431 March 31, 2010 0.0009% Official estimate
207  Greenland (Denmark) 56,615 January 1, 2011 0.00081% Official estimate
208  American Samoa 55,519 April 1, 2010 0.0008% Census result
209  Cayman Islands (UK) 54,878 October 10, 2010 0.00079% Census result
210  Marshall Islands 54,305 July 1, 2010 0.00078% Official estimate
211  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 53,883 April 1, 2010 0.00077% Census result
212  Saint Kitts and Nevis 51,970 July 1, 2009 0.00075% Official estimate
213  Faroe Islands (Denmark) 48,738 July 1, 2011 0.0007% Monthly official estimate
214  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 42,375 July 1, 2011 0.00061% Official estimate
215  Saint Martin (France) 37,163 January 1, 2008 0.00053% Census result
216  Liechtenstein 36,157 December 31, 2010 0.00052% Official estimate
217  Monaco 35,000 July 1, 2011 0.0005% UN estimate
218  San Marino 32,093 August 31, 2011 0.00046% Monthly official estimate
219  Gibraltar (UK)[11] 29,441 July 1, 2010 0.00042% Official estimate
220  British Virgin Islands (UK) 28,213 July 1, 2008 0.0004% Official estimate
221  Palau 21,000 July 1, 2011 0.0003% UN estimate
222  Anguilla (UK) 15,236 July 1, 2011 0.00022% Official estimate
223  Wallis and Futuna (France) 13,445 July 21, 2008 0.00019% Census result
224  Cook Islands (NZ) 10,900 March 1, 2011 0.00016% Monthly official estimate
225  Nauru 10,000 July 1, 2011 0.00014% UN estimate
226  Tuvalu 10,000 July 1, 2011 0.00014% UN estimate
227  Saint Barthélemy (France) 8,823 January 1, 2008 0.00013% Census result
228  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 6,290 January 1, 2008 0.00006% Census result
229  Montserrat (UK) 4,932 July 1, 2009 0.00005% Official estimate
230  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK) 4,255 February 10, 2008 0.00004% Census result
231  Falkland Islands (UK)[12] 3,000 July 1, 2011 0.00003% UN estimate
232  Niue (NZ) 1,000 July 1, 2011 0.00001% UN estimate
233  Tokelau (NZ) 1,000 July 1, 2011 0.00001% UN estimate
234  Vatican City 800 April 23, 2009 0.00001% Official estimate

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