World Population by Country in 1985

In 1985, the world reached a total population of 4,861,730,613 and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina was the most populous country that year, with a total of 1,060,239,979 people. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia, with the second largest population globally of 780,242,084 people in total. The country with the lowest population count for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with only 719 people.

The geographic region with the largest population in 1985 was Asia with a total population of 2,910,587,912 people, closely followed by Africa with a population of 555,652,630, and Latin America and the Caribbean with a population of 402,164,075 people recorded for the year.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the largest populous of 1,065,408,936 people on record. Followed by Eastern Asia with a population of 1,269,048,206, and South-Eastern Asia with 397,707,679 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 3,588,258,266 people. While the lowest population for 1985 was found in No income group available with a population of 17,626,216 people in that segment.

Countries with the Largest Population in 1985

Country Population Overall Population Change +/-
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 1,060,239,979 16,629,068
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 780,242,084 17,444,826
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 235,146,182 2,412,252
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 165,791,694 3,392,262
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 142,896,392 1,016,373
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 136,783,180 2,885,557
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 121,119,031 625,378
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 97,121,552 3,473,055
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 95,959,099 2,391,558
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 83,585,251 2,225,882
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 77,638,808 103,036
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 74,872,006 1,374,094
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 59,811,313 1,407,183
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 56,643,045 71,259
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 56,636,465 9,440
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 55,108,106 258,805
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 54,812,660 1,301,847
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 50,917,400 139,339
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 50,594,940 957,135
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 50,035,843 1,382,052
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 49,175,673 1,063,073
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 47,266,160 1,642,027
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 41,232,709 546,032
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 40,285,965 1,131,865
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 38,471,920 127,232
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 37,179,160 279,837
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 36,881,020 708,533
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 33,752,964 1,033,848
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 30,800,051 890,748
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 30,287,112 457,700
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 29,326,260 627,663
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 25,843,922 245,995
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 22,569,625 776,117
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 22,525,363 58,780
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 22,335,077 514,453
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 22,132,905 752,978
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 19,746,610 463,779
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 19,517,196 343,369
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 19,511,876 257,274
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 19,452,161 707,278
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 19,325,487 283,902
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 18,063,201 481,951
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 17,540,571 398,735
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 17,402,304 451,769
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 16,092,338 223,242
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 15,785,682 215,869
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 15,753,856 272,126
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 15,413,314 268,349
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 15,108,135 437,718
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 15,038,915 424,804
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 14,515,704 74,508
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 13,651,444 311,553
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 12,890,245 587,940
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 12,680,064 248,933
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 12,326,396 183,047
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 11,036,918 423,369
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 10,542,754 -36,253
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 10,540,926 362,404
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 10,512,222 11,303
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 10,302,326 2,381
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 10,297,746 287,048
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 10,149,044 84,847
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 10,133,211 63,148
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 9,996,896 15,749
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 9,970,621 358,920
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 9,964,075 344,138
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 9,880,534 5,841
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 9,840,142 97,569
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 9,804,254 302,237
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 9,254,312 233,451
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 8,917,076 -27,281
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 8,690,516 292,761
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 8,389,913 19,364
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 8,187,651 152,186
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 7,979,184 230,343
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 7,932,185 214,908
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 7,912,069 21,379
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 7,625,078 288,712
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 7,562,114 3,655
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 7,476,092 198,238
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 7,376,090 262,571
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 7,187,618 217,399
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 6,891,140 116,562
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 6,686,449 200,936
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 6,630,637 266,848
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 6,520,705 184,616
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 6,469,824 28,844
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 6,417,798 135,715
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 6,385,630 134,992
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 6,266,752 222,422
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 6,245,539 127,712
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 5,531,661 134,760
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 5,411,680 77,258
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 5,338,867 38,916
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 5,146,571 30,804
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 5,119,452 -1,334
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 4,967,590 111,497
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 4,948,024 88,600
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 4,902,175 16,966
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 4,876,757 95,323
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 4,803,325 26,818
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 4,706,975 109,604
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 4,660,598 131,364
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 4,419,552 129,021
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 4,387,693 126,662
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 4,383,306 31,563
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 4,300,695 39,456
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 4,182,680 109,936
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 4,152,638 13,315
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 4,064,852 67,309
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 3,763,034 88,365
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 3,749,419 84,507
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 3,741,604 104,321
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 3,684,312 118,047
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 3,672,852 28,471
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 3,535,498 99,312
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 3,505,769 13,006
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 3,447,579 74,320
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 3,406,279 29,926
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 3,336,508 102,311
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 3,300,896 27,655
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 3,268,356 10,925
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 3,246,887 87,378
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 3,226,750 63,716
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 3,171,725 37,830
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 3,024,218 16,551
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 2,771,463 76,022
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 2,751,492 125,082
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 2,685,994 62,965
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 2,655,104 12,638
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 2,553,075 30,107
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 2,292,030 25,966
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 2,239,724 65,755
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 2,197,065 49,656
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 2,062,554 61,533
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 2,001,504 12,013
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 1,952,518 7,130
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 1,919,744 49,215
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 1,899,243 49,379
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 1,888,975 78,778
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 1,787,432 39,693
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 1,746,265 51,190
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 1,731,085 38,018
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 1,616,697 43,466
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 1,525,782 9,270
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 1,379,536 71,421
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 1,353,289 90,441
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 1,199,785 17,105
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 1,138,704 40,091
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 1,093,311 33,060
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 1,025,769 13,536
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 900,088 13,924
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 856,482 23,467
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 855,958 32,077
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 772,671 -3,792
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 731,664 11,886
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 727,461 16,648
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 702,400 27,775
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 682,109 11,570
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 604,622 2,930
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 599,300 11,689
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 484,528 14,472
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 434,376 15,507
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 400,709 21,006
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 387,171 5,205
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 378,379 19,712
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 375,650 10,198
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 366,466 1,066
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 365,868 17,547
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 357,844 6,975
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 349,118 2,987
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 348,728 4,508
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 339,874 4,382
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 287,700 11,487
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 277,158 9,387
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 257,911 546
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 245,935 4,884
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 241,577 1,607
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 222,119 7,573
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 190,384 6,645
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 187,578 4,593
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 166,517 -281
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 163,436 3,749
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 159,702 3,004
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 156,639 -164
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 150,190 5,587
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 133,119 3,300
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 132,751 2,104
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 124,676 2,777
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 110,906 535
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 106,607 2,272
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 101,912 241
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 100,576 672
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 97,054 19
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 87,966 2,429
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 86,931 5,058
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 78,872 819
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 71,596 -363
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 68,287 3,905
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 67,833 460
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 66,708 1,474
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 65,048 -328
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 64,477 190
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 64,376 -137
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 55,611 392
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 54,577 483
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 53,220 502
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 45,575 418
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 43,810 1,555
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 42,144 -247
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 39,664 1,531
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 38,962 1,552
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 32,042 3,379
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 28,807 386
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 28,674 -135
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 26,785 371
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 22,241 208
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 21,312 883
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 19,064 1,613
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 16,657 -273
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 15,714 2,472
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 13,644 358
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 13,202 452
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 12,794 122
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 12,063 90
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 11,113 -44
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 9,577 410
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 8,329 171
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 8,313 209
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 6,907 259
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 6,650 24
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 6,227 46
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 4,016 252
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 2,848 -193
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 2,232 -9
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 1,739 32
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 719 -7

What was the world population in 1985?

In 1985, the world population was 4,861,730,613 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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