World Population by Country in 1970

In 1970, the world reached a total population of 3,695,390,336 and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina was the most populous country that year, with a total of 822,534,450 people. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia, with the second largest population globally of 557,501,301 people in total. The country with the lowest population count for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with only 752 people.

The geographic region with the largest population in 1970 was Asia with a total population of 2,145,547,094 people, closely followed by Africa with a population of 365,450,108, and Europe with a population of 656,521,426 people recorded for the year.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Eastern Asia had the largest populous of 996,003,415 people on record. Followed by Southern Asia with a population of 748,848,902, and South-Eastern Asia with 280,108,178 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 2,631,615,050 people. While the lowest population for 1970 was found in No income group available with a population of 11,504,744 people in that segment.

Countries with the Largest Population in 1970

Country Population Overall Population Change +/-
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 822,534,450 21,494,540
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 557,501,301 12,391,129
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 200,328,340 2,688,138
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 130,093,010 526,654
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 115,228,394 3,102,087
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 105,416,839 1,335,344
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 96,369,875 2,386,742
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 78,294,583 242,892
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 67,541,860 1,507,467
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 59,290,872 1,649,562
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 55,650,166 222,589
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 55,569,264 1,249,385
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 53,324,036 306,830
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 50,523,586 447,075
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 50,289,306 1,590,411
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 47,279,086 245,680
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 41,928,848 925,205
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 37,435,586 985,257
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 35,791,728 1,018,380
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 35,540,990 817,234
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 34,781,986 785,285
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 33,792,617 308,736
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 32,601,143 688,571
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 32,482,943 202,904
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 28,449,705 820,392
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 28,308,246 789,938
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 27,284,112 630,301
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 23,842,803 379,611
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 22,368,306 667,733
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 21,434,577 506,076
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 20,905,254 510,608
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 20,151,733 573,542
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 19,922,618 216,197
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 15,274,350 403,703
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 14,996,879 391,736
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 14,957,870 338,183
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 13,795,915 307,222
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 13,618,192 461,803
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 13,562,371 320,585
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 13,037,686 153,489
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 12,595,034 402,237
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 12,501,285 274,310
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 12,388,769 269,370
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 12,265,304 197,669
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 12,011,361 360,568
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 11,473,088 434,145
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 11,355,474 347,567
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 11,305,206 346,805
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 10,752,972 265,175
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 10,317,212 311,245
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 10,315,366 31,628
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 10,306,508 247,896
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 9,820,482 164,569
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 9,811,348 341,351
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 9,795,744 13,730
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 9,629,376 38,098
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 9,170,786 64,144
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 8,869,636 160,299
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 8,861,894 244,775
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 8,683,632 -104,757
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 8,582,950 68,706
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 8,544,874 25,867
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 8,411,676 200,926
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 8,027,702 46,251
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 7,465,300 23,865
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 7,193,533 50,671
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 6,843,607 175,096
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 6,708,525 -69,536
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 6,639,751 194,520
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 6,452,786 170,527
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 6,319,200 212,007
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 6,181,227 24,294
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 6,172,215 176,954
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 6,153,586 94,365
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 6,106,191 273,380
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 6,029,700 126,001
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 5,611,666 97,388
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 5,477,086 231,494
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 5,453,208 146,070
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 5,425,317 105,336
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 5,202,918 156,513
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 5,047,404 133,667
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 4,922,964 26,879
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 4,800,426 40,857
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 4,680,812 84,974
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 4,669,708 127,594
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 4,625,141 114,412
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 4,606,621 -15,816
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 4,585,692 100,921
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 4,522,867 32,636
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 4,492,638 16,436
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 4,475,871 123,526
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 4,367,744 128,883
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 4,281,671 115,790
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 4,222,374 76,602
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 3,955,072 53,183
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 3,896,366 119,803
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 3,875,546 25,013
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 3,815,561 44,138
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 3,720,977 97,312
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 3,711,140 40,754
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 3,667,394 74,240
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 3,619,090 89,246
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 3,497,834 83,649
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 3,342,410 41,917
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 3,210,147 33,074
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 3,023,443 63,486
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 3,016,384 75,646
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 2,993,019 92,596
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 2,937,637 21,969
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 2,907,307 112,709
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 2,824,060 42,005
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 2,790,265 14,891
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 2,782,753 82,930
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 2,778,557 54,399
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 2,737,618 41,869
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 2,675,283 64,354
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 2,534,377 56,808
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 2,489,059 59,411
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 2,444,767 79,536
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 2,408,787 53,925
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 2,397,414 20,847
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 2,381,791 56,179
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 2,324,731 64,860
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 2,201,432 62,410
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 2,197,383 73,516
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 2,067,356 44,799
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 2,061,830 34,075
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 1,909,177 47,844
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 1,859,091 25,763
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 1,855,698 49,579
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 1,741,286 12,909
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 1,656,783 23,140
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 1,557,374 85,145
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 1,516,188 42,484
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 1,463,563 38,165
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 1,396,989 42,175
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 1,361,999 12,366
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 1,293,880 32,877
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 1,272,748 32,902
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 1,238,238 27,153
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 1,122,198 33,782
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 1,118,241 10,471
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 1,023,482 35,897
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 988,890 10,101
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 830,116 12,685
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 802,786 57,406
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 754,468 21,965
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 705,262 9,017
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 670,693 17,546
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 640,804 3,796
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 597,192 12,534
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 592,244 6,829
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 591,662 9,755
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 554,021 9,856
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 530,268 4,825
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 528,732 15,295
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 527,634 10,519
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 473,925 9,421
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 442,865 11,756
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 379,918 12,322
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 339,342 1,062
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 326,428 921
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 318,310 1,771
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 316,955 -3,948
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 315,414 -646
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 298,894 9,771
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 298,084 45,681
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 287,262 8,180
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 247,284 6,434
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 242,351 6,517
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 241,397 862
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 222,555 5,817
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 204,468 912
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 179,129 5,629
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 172,833 4,406
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 150,385 1,667
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 144,379 9,146
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 142,771 2,310
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 133,342 5,357
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 123,243 3,751
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 120,905 2,312
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 118,007 15,008
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 117,891 4,145
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 110,982 4,662
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 103,090 1,704
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 98,794 -224
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 98,459 1,306
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 88,300 2,098
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 87,018 2,719
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 86,484 1,442
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 77,583 1,666
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 76,372 5,125
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 68,895 636
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 68,347 429
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 64,518 443
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 63,446 3,515
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 59,106 -267
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 58,989 1,794
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 57,437 1,109
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 55,298 1,212
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 54,379 1,284
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 52,656 687
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 52,019 805
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 46,484 1,315
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 45,434 1,303
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 44,968 -599
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 38,416 445
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 35,383 1,116
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 27,075 566
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 26,685 494
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 24,270 369
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 23,969 1,032
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 21,089 514
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 20,470 402
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 19,860 1,439
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 18,169 -273
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 11,402 -15
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 11,366 326
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 10,533 515
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 10,143 868
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 9,681 255
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 9,581 375
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 9,377 85
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 6,663 122
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 6,283 52
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 6,260 476
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 5,814 37
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 5,802 158
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 5,760 92
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 5,665 15
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 5,537 87
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 5,185 -96
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 2,417 9
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 2,274 -2
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 1,714 -58
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 752 -2

What was the world population in 1970?

In 1970, the world population was 3,695,390,336 according to data collected by individual countries and compiled by The United Nations.

Data Information

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Data Sources

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

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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