World Population by Country in 1959

In 1959, the world reached a total population of 2,970,292,188 and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina was the most populous country that year, with a total of 652,179,194 people. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia, with the second largest population globally of 435,900,352 people in total. The country with the lowest population count for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with only 920 people.

The geographic region with the largest population in 1959 was Asia with a total population of 1,672,747,887 people, closely followed by Africa with a population of 277,648,187, and Europe with a population of 599,684,870 people recorded for the year.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the largest populous of 578,876,187 people on record. Followed by Eastern Asia with a population of 796,907,032, and South-Eastern Asia with 209,528,927 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 2,055,517,164 people. While the lowest population for 1959 was found in No income group available with a population of 7,962,249 people in that segment.

Countries with the Largest Population in 1959

Country Population Overall Population Change +/-
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 652,179,194 4,224,317
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 435,900,352 9,854,871
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 173,324,608 2,823,188
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 118,076,840 1,592,746
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 93,575,985 895,992
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 86,047,674 2,283,077
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 72,578,945 476,886
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 70,880,820 2,191,672
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 52,241,647 281,164
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 49,224,675 310,738
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 49,004,962 1,346,439
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 45,201,849 458,564
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 44,843,639 1,079,414
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 44,044,231 863,190
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 42,154,895 615,734
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 35,179,432 1,050,163
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 31,750,430 958,818
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 30,150,510 289,668
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 29,068,120 457,726
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 27,460,371 1,179,198
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 26,768,160 762,077
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 26,345,761 676,325
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 25,840,323 733,074
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 25,036,097 783,882
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 21,252,042 461,251
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 21,227,211 499,008
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 20,821,847 554,177
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 20,024,524 326,165
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 18,282,518 183,148
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 17,524,906 392,083
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 16,096,455 408,842
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 15,211,088 466,627
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 14,903,607 355,806
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 11,452,433 321,526
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 11,391,376 257,115
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 11,341,766 152,755
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 11,164,444 230,055
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 10,612,773 361,540
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 10,065,683 216,143
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 9,980,681 182,176
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 9,936,018 49,820
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 9,879,206 286,280
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 9,760,164 277,487
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 9,551,294 228,401
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 9,506,696 30,363
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 9,049,392 64,997
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 9,003,391 312,590
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 8,849,589 46,190
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 8,468,212 147,073
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 8,447,072 57,167
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 8,288,638 95,748
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 8,086,642 233,910
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 8,085,506 272,527
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 7,973,548 165,668
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 7,865,124 290,374
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 7,820,753 64,144
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 7,602,942 225,368
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 7,475,752 266,070
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 7,449,323 46,218
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 7,401,282 216,515
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 7,119,349 146,446
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 7,013,596 31,539
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 6,929,323 150,134
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 6,690,090 217,903
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 6,675,660 105,820
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 6,530,871 41,920
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 5,443,654 96,113
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 5,419,152 122,290
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 5,275,376 70,051
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 5,269,947 87,156
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 5,263,258 65,588
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 5,028,160 99,364
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 4,944,333 127,001
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 4,715,489 66,935
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 4,551,440 29,783
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 4,490,254 125,427
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 4,472,564 134,739
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 4,395,236 36,811
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 4,183,290 31,815
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 4,157,892 35,659
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 4,064,383 58,550
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 4,036,568 124,000
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 3,999,395 128,526
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 3,981,253 114,519
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 3,980,075 69,275
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 3,827,748 73,343
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 3,690,640 113,664
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 3,632,171 74,490
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 3,580,594 121,901
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 3,553,260 29,695
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 3,537,432 82,001
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 3,456,953 58,866
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 3,395,946 99,671
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 3,200,048 62,082
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 3,190,231 106,431
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 3,182,056 89,706
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 3,049,756 84,303
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 3,023,340 94,151
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 2,985,050 129,360
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 2,971,246 56,756
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 2,880,595 87,821
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 2,868,501 38,147
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 2,836,501 37,937
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 2,823,465 -14,453
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 2,798,191 71,199
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 2,705,558 70,415
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 2,693,642 52,182
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 2,496,166 33,161
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 2,476,498 34,474
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 2,343,690 7,326
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 2,335,010 45,755
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 2,264,044 35,947
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 2,150,037 62,661
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 2,127,085 26,028
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 2,075,230 46,701
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 2,058,891 71,902
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 2,018,738 59,059
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 1,933,070 51,936
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 1,850,143 43,879
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 1,838,234 65,084
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 1,825,847 73,656
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 1,746,544 50,930
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 1,736,396 52,652
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 1,655,020 55,274
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 1,650,466 28,601
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 1,624,127 27,206
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 1,622,047 18,290
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 1,584,908 15,044
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 1,547,947 52,747
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 1,538,021 67,835
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 1,445,685 16,491
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 1,379,408 45,613
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 1,298,054 47,317
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 1,207,082 6,917
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 1,110,215 26,212
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 1,094,741 31,468
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 1,056,620 16,847
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 1,029,055 26,099
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 971,439 21,504
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 966,737 23,111
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 945,438 31,370
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 827,138 20,643
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 816,484 21,394
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 802,352 46,399
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 715,629 21,740
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 659,729 17,330
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 580,030 9,611
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 575,105 2,788
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 574,158 11,387
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 554,196 18,785
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 527,028 9,563
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 507,784 5,333
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 501,837 10,774
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 466,729 6,399
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 461,696 6,681
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 389,315 12,412
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 388,866 10,591
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 352,226 13,553
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 337,262 7,769
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 336,970 946
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 312,505 1,952
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 284,289 5,801
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 274,514 29,601
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 269,556 7,306
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 262,724 4,504
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 259,255 8,921
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 231,404 1,177
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 215,741 5,420
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 206,150 3,680
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 191,246 3,534
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 181,120 -4,268
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 172,000 3,698
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 154,685 5,815
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 130,071 3,459
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 128,509 3,841
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 126,278 6,925
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 109,810 3,515
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 109,233 5,048
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 91,679 2,572
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 90,678 632
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 89,458 2,117
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 89,060 2,325
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 83,024 2,679
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 82,837 1,992
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 81,984 2,786
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 81,046 4,369
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 78,574 2,601
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 70,946 1,387
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 67,532 538
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 65,498 1,911
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 62,831 1,735
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 61,910 569
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 57,821 1,918
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 56,230 947
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 54,299 1,042
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 53,044 1,632
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 49,553 -734
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 46,238 442
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 45,972 1,093
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 42,344 794
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 41,566 1,297
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 41,398 587
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 33,973 1,958
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 33,685 476
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 31,601 668
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 30,768 1,326
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 30,093 2,814
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 29,849 1,238
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 25,459 699
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 21,788 35
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 21,628 203
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 19,883 -48
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 17,259 349
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 16,151 308
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 15,226 329
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 14,905 451
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 12,318 -301
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 9,264 189
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 8,996 -193
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 8,700 725
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 8,463 229
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 8,374 58
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 7,765 118
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 7,596 53
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 5,756 -36
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 5,535 109
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 5,368 37
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 5,347 20
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 4,894 39
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 4,845 40
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 4,414 168
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 4,006 136
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 2,470 139
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 2,244 18
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 2,167 22
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 1,751 34
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 920 0

What was the world population in 1959?

In 1959, the world population was 2,970,292,188 according to data collected by individual countries and compiled by The United Nations.

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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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