World Population by Country in 1987

In 1987, the world reached a total population of 5,040,984,495 and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina was the most populous country that year, with a total of 1,096,851,842 people. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia, with the second largest population globally of 815,716,125 people in total. The country with the lowest population count for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with only 709 people.

The geographic region with the largest population in 1987 was Asia with a total population of 3,029,379,365 people, closely followed by Africa with a population of 588,079,706, and Latin America and the Caribbean with a population of 418,193,800 people recorded for the year.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the largest populous of 1,116,913,347 people on record. Followed by Eastern Asia with a population of 1,309,337,646, and South-Eastern Asia with 414,908,317 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 3,737,974,848 people. While the lowest population for 1987 was found in No income group available with a population of 18,564,332 people in that segment.

Countries with the Largest Population in 1987

Country Population Overall Population Change +/-
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 1,096,851,842 19,730,617
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 815,716,125 17,845,271
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 239,853,168 2,359,821
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 172,421,390 3,277,338
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 145,312,018 1,247,267
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 142,466,264 2,811,027
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 122,268,885 559,990
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 104,251,093 3,744,252
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 100,490,256 2,203,284
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 88,044,187 2,268,020
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 78,090,896 349,013
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 77,553,504 1,327,651
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 62,630,788 1,406,955
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 57,415,174 1,318,163
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 56,826,322 122,356
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 56,644,530 15,216
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 55,641,542 271,547
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 52,841,318 1,439,123
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 52,479,181 937,001
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 51,250,152 1,019,183
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 51,236,432 140,044
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 50,541,490 1,604,381
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 42,851,956 1,586,471
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 42,405,253 587,124
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 38,694,532 96,907
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 38,233,171 647,553
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 37,654,411 199,788
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 36,119,333 1,267,108
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 32,712,574 1,015,470
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 31,216,453 471,525
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 30,603,048 645,875
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 26,436,889 343,331
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 24,099,415 817,117
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 23,586,101 660,779
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 23,279,935 446,696
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 22,653,807 67,833
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 20,882,094 732,271
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 20,671,360 465,973
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 20,230,532 289,013
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 19,995,931 225,728
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 19,903,893 290,510
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 19,077,170 522,662
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 18,328,655 470,201
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18,326,204 384,580
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 16,598,019 382,992
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 16,547,139 230,216
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 16,259,249 256,534
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 16,072,478 354,779
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 16,033,103 485,234
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 15,974,216 503,840
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 14,675,301 86,396
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 14,310,790 349,291
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 14,089,798 614,632
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 12,964,794 -100,539
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 12,712,784 203,398
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 11,915,563 466,556
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 11,281,107 375,994
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 10,890,514 309,856
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 10,694,057 357,982
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 10,663,498 361,525
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 10,469,192 -35,447
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 10,433,904 327,707
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 10,326,910 94,836
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 10,322,758 -112,504
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 10,302,082 476
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 10,270,609 64,108
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 10,029,142 89,231
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 10,020,204 5,829
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 9,900,222 16,093
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 9,729,376 240,441
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 9,277,488 296,593
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 8,865,755 -30,016
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 8,474,329 137,792
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 8,437,994 28,014
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 8,434,996 227,397
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 8,369,359 225,254
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 8,295,993 491,578
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 7,975,598 320,677
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 7,948,306 14,475
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 7,874,302 197,029
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 7,636,591 232,360
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 7,572,380 3,647
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 7,158,004 209,814
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 7,132,685 127,706
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 7,095,185 200,337
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 6,909,836 202,161
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 6,735,830 236,369
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 6,692,720 139,451
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 6,661,434 141,187
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 6,544,452 43,285
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 6,508,349 135,100
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 5,820,774 154,110
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 5,578,533 86,520
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 5,415,384 36,729
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 5,300,852 175,740
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 5,201,174 24,650
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 5,157,768 133,363
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 5,121,510 3,113
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 5,067,200 100,082
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 4,946,294 152,023
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 4,932,176 12,979
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 4,893,808 32,503
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 4,849,962 18,657
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 4,688,787 140,174
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 4,645,732 131,243
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 4,440,300 25,278
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 4,412,030 117,739
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 4,388,482 44,677
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 4,202,467 70,804
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 4,187,036 22,824
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 3,959,697 113,364
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 3,947,866 107,407
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 3,941,462 89,289
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 3,911,940 110,113
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 3,739,050 104,301
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 3,732,004 26,873
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 3,600,344 78,501
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 3,544,927 107,702
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 3,513,700 -10,734
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 3,461,929 26,416
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 3,430,500 95,063
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 3,390,870 66,915
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 3,351,364 23,446
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 3,299,450 19,853
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 3,237,676 28,120
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 3,058,787 17,740
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 3,014,694 138,258
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 2,924,595 76,744
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 2,814,742 65,529
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 2,681,836 11,051
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 2,615,594 32,922
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 2,372,449 66,660
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 2,336,245 19,032
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 2,297,231 50,408
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 2,188,654 64,498
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 2,048,476 81,308
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 2,023,097 9,510
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 2,021,502 52,057
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 2,000,355 50,129
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 1,966,495 6,956
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 1,865,129 36,221
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 1,862,765 124,653
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 1,851,092 53,867
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 1,698,939 35,566
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 1,575,909 107,522
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 1,547,706 12,153
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 1,533,350 89,937
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 1,231,442 14,082
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 1,220,361 41,170
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 1,165,430 38,585
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 1,051,809 12,578
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 928,408 14,426
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 923,914 35,903
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 905,016 25,107
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 763,706 -5,071
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 758,669 29,312
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 755,021 11,475
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 754,778 10,496
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 707,762 14,310
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 622,270 11,573
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 610,811 3,280
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 514,025 14,978
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 466,564 16,603
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 452,272 29,826
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 414,769 16,906
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 397,391 14,754
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 396,888 11,001
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 396,867 3,794
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 371,908 7,065
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 370,526 2,371
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 358,142 4,906
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 355,169 3,194
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 348,718 4,482
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 311,808 12,539
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 295,836 9,264
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 258,654 196
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 255,618 4,776
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 246,032 3,399
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 237,712 7,974
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 204,256 7,026
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 196,856 4,676
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 170,980 3,816
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 166,773 836
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 166,055 3,331
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 161,357 5,573
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 156,262 -196
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 139,956 3,500
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 136,780 1,928
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 130,258 2,800
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 111,770 335
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 111,610 2,840
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 101,583 -432
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 100,598 -551
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 97,502 5,499
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 97,392 602
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 92,845 2,464
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 80,574 863
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 77,046 4,790
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 70,808 -414
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 69,946 1,718
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 68,896 621
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 65,554 1,068
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 64,450 -166
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 64,352 -373
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 56,368 369
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 55,690 631
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 54,248 529
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 47,635 2,025
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 46,477 477
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 42,842 1,660
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 42,122 1,612
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 41,617 -282
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 38,923 3,473
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 29,500 315
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 28,272 -266
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 27,542 390
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 23,074 875
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 22,437 6
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 22,395 1,720
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 20,853 2,670
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 16,557 178
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 14,309 326
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 14,117 467
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 13,046 127
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 12,258 107
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 11,020 -58
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 10,400 418
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 8,759 248
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 8,665 176
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 7,436 275
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 6,691 -9
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 6,300 29
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 4,505 241
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 2,602 -15
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 2,254 26
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 1,748 -29
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 709 -3

What was the world population in 1987?

In 1987, the world population was 5,040,984,495 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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