World Population by Country in 1961

In 1961, the world reached a total population of 3,068,370,609 and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina was the most populous country that year, with a total of 655,260,380 people. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia, with the second largest population globally of 456,351,876 people in total. The country with the lowest population count for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with only 916 people.

The geographic region with the largest population in 1961 was Asia with a total population of 1,725,898,864 people, closely followed by Africa with a population of 291,177,557, and Europe with a population of 611,711,020 people recorded for the year.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the largest populous of 606,778,375 people on record. Followed by Eastern Asia with a population of 804,878,360, and South-Eastern Asia with 221,517,910 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 2,127,254,444 people. While the lowest population for 1961 was found in No income group available with a population of 8,556,793 people in that segment.

Countries with the Largest Population in 1961

Country Population Overall Population Change +/-
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 655,260,380 2,420,697
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 456,351,876 10,541,014
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 179,087,278 2,892,651
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 121,408,978 1,624,003
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 95,355,458 899,521
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 90,816,938 2,480,776
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 75,330,008 2,243,269
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 73,604,346 588,689
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 52,861,251 314,892
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 51,882,769 1,536,186
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 49,812,730 314,721
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 47,060,915 1,071,618
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 46,143,030 510,022
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 45,855,508 949,301
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 43,365,220 586,957
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 37,439,317 1,215,440
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 33,621,982 829,799
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 30,711,863 352,048
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 29,913,232 380,817
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 29,342,411 837,280
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 28,255,002 764,480
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 27,747,866 725,585
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 27,399,963 827,310
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 26,552,225 690,409
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 22,281,675 557,941
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 22,203,109 488,766
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 21,983,622 609,889
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 20,680,653 337,545
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 18,622,911 161,971
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 18,273,684 351,838
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 16,989,464 498,917
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 16,182,414 502,880
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 15,673,284 403,354
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 12,081,713 310,720
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 11,916,515 250,232
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 11,647,366 158,553
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 11,598,608 178,930
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 11,371,850 398,200
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 10,505,938 212,799
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 10,478,096 312,059
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 10,365,144 202,062
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 10,337,891 303,768
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 10,025,848 43,113
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 10,022,888 241,277
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 9,639,302 320,844
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 9,570,405 27,114
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 9,168,469 65,824
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 8,896,915 9,325
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 8,790,140 173,912
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 8,692,048 338,387
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 8,577,490 256,324
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 8,526,469 22,587
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 8,495,746 107,785
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 8,453,106 299,087
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 8,313,536 172,553
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 8,074,804 245,735
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 8,047,470 306,776
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 7,969,342 77,311
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 7,838,440 224,974
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 7,536,310 45,905
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 7,418,518 152,602
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 7,260,714 191,496
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 7,109,029 170,100
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 7,085,434 43,389
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 6,917,521 138,682
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 6,643,717 71,142
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 5,664,654 123,199
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 5,646,668 106,918
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 5,441,333 80,934
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 5,434,676 148,365
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 5,420,246 74,127
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 5,206,240 134,779
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 5,200,355 85,963
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 4,852,833 70,541
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 4,751,534 140,089
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 4,751,507 136,313
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 4,613,434 32,624
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 4,461,528 29,647
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 4,306,048 146,982
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 4,269,886 141,153
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 4,247,852 32,802
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 4,236,386 42,351
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 4,220,366 124,351
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 4,185,077 60,516
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 4,125,760 74,976
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 3,974,934 74,152
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 3,925,952 121,609
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 3,848,336 145,116
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 3,784,744 78,260
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 3,708,193 88,927
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 3,609,995 30,124
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 3,602,530 106,899
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 3,578,631 62,779
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 3,408,415 111,640
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 3,367,082 95,274
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 3,325,333 62,690
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 3,231,758 104,293
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 3,219,451 102,016
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 3,213,979 78,706
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 3,087,657 59,812
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 3,046,654 77,672
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 2,948,953 42,162
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 2,945,662 75,977
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 2,915,626 39,457
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 2,858,896 82,015
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 2,815,972 84,901
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 2,807,004 2,219
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 2,561,153 31,714
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 2,551,216 40,767
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 2,431,616 54,251
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 2,404,223 42,866
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 2,341,065 40,924
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 2,289,944 76,505
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 2,208,026 77,770
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 2,182,712 28,617
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 2,171,141 49,312
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 2,139,928 61,922
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 2,035,672 46,756
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 1,983,319 82,999
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 1,971,530 68,020
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 1,941,208 47,267
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 1,853,295 58,240
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 1,844,630 55,969
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 1,769,079 58,715
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 1,710,364 31,347
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 1,678,788 27,568
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 1,663,754 20,569
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 1,658,569 57,572
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 1,657,549 54,659
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 1,613,624 13,824
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 1,481,112 20,615
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 1,478,760 54,004
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 1,396,138 50,493
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 1,233,243 15,310
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 1,165,004 28,547
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 1,160,832 34,658
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 1,091,751 18,222
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 1,083,431 28,302
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 1,016,932 23,971
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 1,014,210 24,407
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 1,011,502 33,638
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 891,848 43,054
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 865,028 16,723
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 861,663 23,776
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 760,895 23,436
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 693,243 16,542
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 601,424 11,797
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 594,771 6,346
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 588,598 16,409
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 583,108 7,479
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 546,443 10,294
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 524,402 11,795
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 519,328 6,200
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 479,331 6,334
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 475,796 7,375
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 414,534 12,747
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 410,801 11,333
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 379,572 13,171
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 352,972 7,977
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 339,696 36,363
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 337,120 -1,387
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 316,587 3,464
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 295,687 5,383
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 283,976 6,467
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 277,969 9,786
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 272,264 5,075
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 233,698 1,178
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 227,071 5,981
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 214,788 6,163
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 198,617 3,850
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 179,022 3,475
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 178,672 7,259
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 166,970 6,361
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 140,984 7,746
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 136,780 3,403
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 133,112 1,986
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 120,216 5,946
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 116,820 3,433
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 95,096 1,034
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 93,952 2,340
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 93,757 2,348
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 92,762 1,057
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 89,561 4,200
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 89,270 3,509
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 86,921 2,105
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 85,666 1,523
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 84,029 2,864
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 73,872 1,525
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 69,391 1,974
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 68,705 858
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 66,462 1,889
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 63,068 580
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 60,394 833
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 56,247 -738
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 56,245 764
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 55,811 910
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 48,422 43
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 48,275 1,217
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 47,157 430
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 44,562 1,607
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 44,041 894
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 42,888 1,057
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 40,111 4,587
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 36,194 3,294
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 34,998 2,420
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 34,572 374
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 33,435 1,236
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 32,484 1,404
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 26,892 741
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 21,907 137
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 21,907 82
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 20,626 628
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 18,014 367
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 16,834 391
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 15,895 346
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 15,867 496
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 11,996 -71
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 10,216 785
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 9,639 211
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 8,965 276
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 8,626 165
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 8,533 -256
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 7,884 17
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 7,798 127
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 5,795 59
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 5,625 11
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 5,436 30
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 5,391 23
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 4,922 -31
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 4,912 51
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 4,753 173
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 4,258 128
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 2,888 269
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 2,291 25
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 2,217 16
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 1,846 49
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 916 1

What was the world population in 1961?

In 1961, the world population was 3,068,370,609 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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