World Population by Country in 1977

In 1977, the world reached a total population of 4,215,772,490 and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina was the most populous country that year, with a total of 942,581,332 people. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia, with the second largest population globally of 651,685,628 people in total. The country with the lowest population count for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with only 737 people.

The geographic region with the largest population in 1977 was Asia with a total population of 2,490,528,602 people, closely followed by Africa with a population of 441,701,411, and Latin America and the Caribbean with a population of 338,342,343 people recorded for the year.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the largest populous of 879,075,980 people on record. Followed by Eastern Asia with a population of 1,135,140,842, and South-Eastern Asia with 330,791,503 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 3,053,549,930 people. While the lowest population for 1977 was found in No income group available with a population of 14,114,627 people in that segment.

Countries with the Largest Population in 1977

Country Population Overall Population Change +/-
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 942,581,332 12,512,019
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 651,685,628 14,455,556
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 215,437,406 2,373,339
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 137,861,540 3,360,374
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 135,712,068 958,643
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 114,761,516 1,094,707
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 113,939,886 2,695,028
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 78,221,272 -133,234
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 78,137,788 1,871,485
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 72,451,105 2,277,888
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 66,589,655 2,008,559
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 62,262,505 1,859,590
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 56,244,840 -13,032
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 55,649,667 243,080
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 52,925,442 259,130
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 49,418,150 1,290,324
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 49,357,430 191,308
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 44,646,518 1,225,567
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 42,843,802 973,988
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 41,385,656 909,418
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 40,577,356 974,000
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 36,911,298 436,804
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 36,513,082 364,470
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 34,876,496 1,090,745
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 34,561,582 325,311
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 33,695,018 401,750
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 31,554,598 627,972
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 27,199,838 739,713
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 26,713,780 429,222
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 24,443,926 552,869
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 24,256,464 606,852
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 23,715,308 256,156
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 21,678,700 173,155
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 18,206,472 467,505
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 17,454,627 625,525
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 17,231,389 239,142
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 17,171,482 311,215
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 17,134,192 479,591
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 16,224,614 411,201
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 14,731,708 428,307
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 14,667,218 624,522
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 14,577,346 500,977
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 14,550,430 332,436
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 14,193,365 163,378
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 14,159,052 248,633
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 13,965,250 403,634
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 13,855,566 95,989
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 13,543,520 209,153
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 12,687,302 270,081
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 12,400,190 415,885
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 12,369,252 328,557
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 12,218,924 322,061
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 10,969,860 167,683
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 10,825,496 330,366
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 10,627,916 45,620
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 10,363,575 367,964
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 10,144,499 53,268
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 9,786,374 15,517
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 9,672,546 64,242
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 9,628,875 64,714
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 9,458,997 127,956
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 8,983,236 95,328
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 8,935,452 25,969
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 8,755,220 447,237
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 8,348,182 260,370
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 8,265,242 18,039
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 8,195,142 242,879
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 8,029,312 274,809
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 7,796,825 202,602
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 7,607,996 62,628
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 7,566,358 5,730
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 7,511,894 254,327
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 7,506,665 204,232
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 7,415,900 280,624
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 6,935,336 134,533
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 6,487,153 160,354
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 6,453,044 137,570
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 6,416,569 155,580
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 6,280,836 -5,505
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 6,115,755 93,588
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 6,092,769 163,076
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 6,040,196 -107,971
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 5,644,703 159,963
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 5,611,712 183,851
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 5,365,074 129,989
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 5,363,917 120,996
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 5,323,827 103,386
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 5,308,297 122,257
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 5,233,292 156,122
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 5,094,598 15,779
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 5,040,802 36,432
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 4,835,452 48,019
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 4,783,252 135,918
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 4,738,739 16,181
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 4,730,375 72,490
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 4,664,903 104,880
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 4,615,728 19,175
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 4,449,505 124,512
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 4,256,700 91,385
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 4,238,551 74,224
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 4,096,515 35,719
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 4,043,361 16,000
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 3,994,206 38,789
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 3,927,428 106,086
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 3,901,044 93,809
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 3,703,010 114,382
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 3,546,454 88,332
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 3,541,374 68,042
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 3,481,509 67,904
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 3,457,616 72,669
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 3,441,122 107,700
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 3,430,115 30,958
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 3,254,662 50,035
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 3,172,195 62,054
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 3,141,174 6,020
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 3,125,742 51,864
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 3,068,870 48,508
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 3,038,680 91,661
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 2,965,523 71,753
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 2,917,572 61,898
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 2,909,327 17,212
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 2,852,430 70,905
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 2,774,795 60,018
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 2,659,019 66,925
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 2,630,626 61,463
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 2,541,805 131,076
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 2,524,834 15,777
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 2,342,048 23,741
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 2,292,166 30,026
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 2,225,630 59,309
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 2,054,926 25,481
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 2,005,418 62,368
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 1,850,369 16,942
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 1,825,299 26,263
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 1,823,146 44,106
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 1,768,092 51,804
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 1,706,181 40,973
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 1,572,516 43,318
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 1,529,802 40,821
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 1,480,318 36,284
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 1,447,120 12,243
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 1,381,329 39,769
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 1,337,323 36,189
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 1,294,435 36,414
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 1,247,225 80,500
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 1,081,693 14,275
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 926,109 25,095
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 912,574 12,753
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 866,124 44,490
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 806,968 41,498
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 761,378 7,664
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 746,588 47,291
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 706,861 95,680
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 694,931 16,741
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 656,414 7,532
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 651,934 20,556
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 619,308 9,411
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 599,289 13,702
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 571,406 6,048
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 542,328 17,262
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 530,262 7,175
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 385,810 -3,673
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 376,387 12,476
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 358,266 2,657
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 331,649 1,116
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 330,068 2,115
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 324,648 2,790
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 315,337 15,453
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 309,389 2,298
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 298,152 9,548
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 271,377 -1,834
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 253,083 25,083
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 249,663 1,326
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 246,405 -278
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 227,177 16,312
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 221,887 1,517
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 210,932 7,074
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 210,534 4,519
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 170,560 5,557
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 160,362 1,698
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 155,915 351
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 151,792 4,269
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 149,007 4,737
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 143,370 2,079
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 136,183 2,730
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 115,385 1,978
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 108,769 3,478
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 105,499 774
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 103,676 2,048
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 96,329 -495
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 95,847 438
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 90,299 2,300
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 87,986 3,238
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 77,474 13,139
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 74,218 352
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 72,142 360
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 70,144 1,578
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 64,117 210
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 63,166 856
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 61,506 826
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 61,465 273
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 59,894 -443
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 59,126 2,473
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 53,434 32
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 53,207 -90
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 49,739 -2
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 45,442 1,802
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 43,603 -125
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 41,481 432
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 30,949 1,644
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 30,816 605
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 28,912 961
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 28,337 155
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 26,242 322
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 23,804 397
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 20,482 308
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 17,876 -66
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 15,901 294
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 15,116 649
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 12,463 -73
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 11,552 -13
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 11,001 177
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 10,578 152
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 10,172 672
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 10,169 348
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 7,440 155
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 7,131 234
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 6,984 310
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 6,884 219
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 6,520 15
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 6,220 78
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 6,026 33
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 3,914 -81
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 2,732 98
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 2,279 -1
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 1,637 10
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 737 -2

What was the world population in 1977?

In 1977, the world population was 4,215,772,490 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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