World Population by Country in 1955

In 1955, the world reached a total population of 2,746,072,141 and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina was the most populous country that year, with a total of 603,320,147 people. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia, with the second largest population globally of 398,577,992 people in total. The country with the lowest population count for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with only 911 people.

The geographic region with the largest population in 1955 was Asia with a total population of 1,532,902,816 people, closely followed by Africa with a population of 253,847,728, and Europe with a population of 576,304,974 people recorded for the year.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Eastern Asia had the largest populous of 738,606,409 people on record. Followed by Southern Asia with a population of 529,074,822, and South-Eastern Asia with 187,109,195 people in the sub-region.

If we devide the global population into income groups we can see that Middle-income countries had the largest population with a total of 1,881,568,077 people. While the lowest population for 1955 was found in No income group available with a population of 6,839,994 people in that segment.

Countries with the Largest Population in 1955

Country Population Overall Population Change +/-
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 603,320,147 13,511,947
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 398,577,992 8,966,021
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 161,136,449 2,946,641
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 110,971,852 1,759,301
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 90,090,281 984,222
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 77,741,502 1,863,152
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 71,222,628 226,160
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 62,701,030 1,907,653
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 51,193,266 211,447
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 48,130,728 294,549
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 44,315,548 1,065,157
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 43,593,851 369,116
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 41,023,128 831,785
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 40,839,223 768,142
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 39,836,510 555,483
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 31,452,141 853,059
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 29,095,374 236,977
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 28,263,031 754,588
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 27,099,199 482,809
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 23,841,701 605,752
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 23,821,353 553,479
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 23,173,970 618,136
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 23,027,910 1,027,011
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 22,075,008 666,705
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 19,703,738 417,478
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 19,522,788 404,285
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 18,873,864 449,232
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 18,700,686 326,773
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 17,455,291 199,719
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 15,733,923 395,962
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 14,594,128 346,369
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 13,638,427 294,290
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 13,512,612 390,627
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 10,767,906 137,279
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 10,360,269 181,558
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 10,242,288 231,399
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 10,242,168 284,076
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 9,823,331 116,292
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 9,288,972 70,267
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 9,284,895 173,712
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 9,229,462 335,309
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 9,209,844 220,147
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 8,834,526 45,981
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 8,825,897 246,652
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 8,749,627 177,694
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 8,725,576 239,842
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 8,665,452 48,537
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 8,146,022 93,360
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 7,976,356 55,310
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 7,971,931 112,197
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 7,858,732 257,399
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 7,517,922 80,309
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 7,323,194 153,340
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 7,264,351 47,980
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 7,193,066 217,797
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 7,141,923 207,498
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 6,946,260 4,655
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 6,786,077 185,748
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 6,752,138 265,099
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 6,601,786 184,905
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 6,559,586 134,522
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 6,558,870 196,101
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 6,405,686 142,088
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 6,348,548 53,231
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 6,318,904 83,393
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 5,887,163 185,628
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 5,091,603 82,216
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 5,014,680 63,869
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 5,002,410 63,408
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 4,938,118 85,507
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 4,931,224 118,743
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 4,670,538 80,651
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 4,472,824 56,983
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 4,467,590 111,443
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 4,426,508 33,234
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 4,235,413 47,412
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 4,049,658 37,165
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 4,022,378 108,859
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 3,989,100 107,085
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 3,975,544 83,224
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 3,796,626 70,733
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 3,738,231 51,141
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 3,581,910 106,237
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 3,560,239 98,628
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 3,550,018 95,811
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 3,545,999 66,728
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 3,429,090 35,303
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 3,357,923 62,029
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 3,263,625 100,270
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 3,240,318 66,289
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 3,234,056 52,852
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 3,154,282 93,796
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 3,018,556 90,581
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 2,958,430 59,671
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 2,886,368 -17,782
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 2,847,262 77,673
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 2,791,108 92,473
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 2,756,169 51,071
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 2,714,714 79,584
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 2,699,051 29,866
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 2,695,349 47,760
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 2,677,209 79,299
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 2,537,920 81,709
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 2,529,910 64,870
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 2,495,193 48,798
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 2,490,487 112,360
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 2,448,633 59,164
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 2,366,209 30,513
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 2,360,080 23,859
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 2,309,782 11,373
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 2,140,976 44,129
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 2,135,644 29,797
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 2,032,505 22,314
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 1,944,992 43,536
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 1,893,389 43,599
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 1,805,209 57,501
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 1,796,527 52,020
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 1,734,921 46,023
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 1,685,747 38,641
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 1,604,376 51,059
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 1,564,960 59,160
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 1,556,327 44,556
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 1,552,883 18,078
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 1,545,898 24,070
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 1,539,551 45,753
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 1,521,772 16,341
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 1,518,825 25,239
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 1,453,730 45,915
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 1,379,140 15,998
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 1,363,507 38,802
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 1,267,611 62,872
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 1,225,687 31,789
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 1,168,276 12,301
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 1,123,982 39,691
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 1,013,790 22,373
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 997,117 12,879
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 980,004 26,218
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 933,418 21,781
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 895,009 16,920
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 877,844 21,490
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 844,997 14,981
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 742,576 21,231
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 738,577 17,762
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 641,360 14,633
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 622,010 42,178
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 596,866 14,265
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 563,713 3,018
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 547,430 7,060
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 534,124 8,905
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 492,416 7,859
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 489,459 3,926
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 483,316 16,044
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 461,880 9,555
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 441,379 6,322
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 437,426 5,454
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 349,374 9,260
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 343,693 9,984
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 323,596 5,709
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 307,078 7,314
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 305,514 1,917
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 301,358 12,056
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 262,164 5,238
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 245,800 4,054
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 242,576 6,210
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 227,320 1,759
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 227,146 7,181
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 196,014 4,506
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 195,757 -2,774
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 195,389 1,942
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 183,458 19,976
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 177,885 3,028
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 157,735 3,424
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 134,865 4,115
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 117,314 2,945
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 114,658 3,085
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 101,804 5,713
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 98,037 2,058
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 92,444 3,323
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 88,463 419
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 82,656 1,805
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 81,823 1,672
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 79,986 2,194
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 74,475 2,303
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 72,997 2,316
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 71,822 2,241
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 69,989 1,416
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 65,976 1,095
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 65,300 662
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 64,268 3,807
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 59,763 524
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 58,024 1,872
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 56,770 1,259
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 52,347 898
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 52,283 -622
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 51,894 915
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 50,264 987
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 46,464 1,620
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 44,788 275
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 42,008 916
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 39,788 511
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 39,136 438
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 36,821 1,103
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 32,127 64
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 29,304 475
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 28,668 990
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 26,295 764
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 25,456 963
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 22,942 567
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 21,541 119
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 20,690 1,936
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 20,430 117
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 19,826 63
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 16,129 292
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 14,945 239
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 14,062 146
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 13,967 207
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 13,432 -211
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 9,616 -103
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 8,252 257
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 8,129 76
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 7,634 181
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 7,527 -16
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 7,516 33
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 6,116 568
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 5,752 61
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 5,311 -20
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 5,195 60
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 5,127 114
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 4,726 35
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 4,673 34
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 3,818 139
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 3,538 107
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 2,187 0
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 2,130 4
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,973 118
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 1,629 13
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 911 6

What was the world population in 1955?

In 1955, the world population was 2,746,072,141 according to data collected by individual countries and compiled by The United Nations.

Data Information

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The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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