Annual World Population by Country 1988

In 1988, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina was the most populous country in the world, with a total of 1,115,889,802 people. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia, with the second largest population globally of 833,729,681 people in total. The country with the lowest population count for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with only 707 people.

The geographic region with the largest population in 1988 was Asia with a total population of 3,089,990,824 people, closely followed by Africa with a population of 604,511,226, and Latin America and the Caribbean with a population of 426,258,530 people recorded for the year.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the largest populous of 1,143,116,373 people on record. Followed by Eastern Asia with a population of 1,330,149,249, and South-Eastern Asia with 423,485,598 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 3,814,022,472 people. While the lowest population for 1988 was found in No income group available with a population of 19,042,719 people in that segment.

Countries with the Largest Population in 1988

Country Population Overall Population Change +/-
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 1,115,889,802 18,345,302
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 833,729,681 18,181,842
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 242,287,814 2,509,470
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 175,694,646 3,269,175
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 146,464,378 1,057,451
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 145,253,974 2,764,391
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 122,798,302 498,843
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 107,967,838 3,689,238
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 102,688,833 2,193,871
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 90,351,467 2,346,540
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 78,892,015 1,349,373
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 78,477,530 424,256
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 64,037,514 1,406,498
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 58,755,922 1,363,333
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 56,952,648 130,295
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 56,670,888 37,500
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 55,911,478 268,327
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 54,298,446 1,475,132
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 53,410,965 926,567
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 52,275,890 1,032,291
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 52,111,868 1,536,375
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 51,372,371 131,834
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 44,511,537 1,732,689
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 42,988,455 579,280
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 38,868,270 622,645
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 38,781,722 77,472
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 37,812,076 115,542
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 37,393,853 1,281,932
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 33,750,052 1,059,485
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 31,690,792 477,153
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 31,256,727 661,484
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 26,815,064 413,020
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 24,844,147 672,346
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 24,243,018 653,057
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 23,720,590 434,614
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 22,719,093 62,739
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 21,626,122 755,783
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 21,143,799 478,904
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 20,453,819 157,561
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 20,211,361 205,132
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 20,197,464 296,631
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 19,600,028 523,054
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 18,800,770 474,030
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18,720,745 404,502
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 16,987,346 395,663
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 16,773,736 222,979
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 16,525,902 276,774
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 16,524,616 497,792
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 16,489,323 526,374
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 16,430,590 361,446
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 14,762,318 87,639
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 14,713,715 633,202
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 14,671,677 372,484
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 12,956,772 84,496
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 12,918,389 207,812
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 12,387,238 476,795
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 11,657,772 377,335
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 11,206,788 322,693
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 11,060,260 374,425
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 11,043,193 397,864
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 10,759,573 323,630
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 10,434,266 -34,407
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 10,425,433 102,210
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 10,383,460 233,907
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 10,333,480 61,634
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 10,304,152 3,664
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 10,120,190 92,867
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 10,023,310 384
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 9,969,788 240,383
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 9,917,995 19,454
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 9,568,739 285,908
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 8,835,815 -29,864
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 8,754,781 425,999
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 8,663,720 230,051
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 8,617,474 148,497
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 8,600,110 236,249
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 8,468,137 32,272
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 8,269,780 267,687
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 8,068,788 191,943
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 7,963,941 16,796
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 7,872,252 238,963
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 7,583,760 19,115
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 7,294,325 197,942
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 7,261,151 129,226
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 7,160,461 -204,900
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 7,113,636 205,437
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 6,953,974 199,921
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 6,834,207 143,524
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 6,804,072 144,090
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 6,644,960 138,121
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 6,592,671 53,152
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 5,977,174 158,691
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 5,665,616 87,647
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 5,483,038 188,632
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 5,450,138 32,781
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 5,271,840 94,779
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 5,224,908 22,818
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 5,170,440 106,399
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 5,126,107 6,082
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 5,100,020 155,429
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 4,946,562 15,791
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 4,865,828 13,075
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 4,831,624 145,501
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 4,814,879 -190,362
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 4,778,114 133,521
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 4,535,396 128,991
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 4,463,320 20,763
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 4,428,709 35,776
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 4,272,634 69,529
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 4,209,653 22,410
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 4,074,962 117,165
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 4,056,214 109,291
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 4,033,291 94,368
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 4,021,565 109,138
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 3,844,437 106,472
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 3,755,541 20,200
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 3,679,651 80,114
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 3,653,420 109,284
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 3,525,110 94,155
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 3,498,030 -20,606
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 3,487,970 25,665
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 3,457,148 65,639
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 3,366,838 7,501
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 3,316,002 13,250
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 3,263,019 22,565
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 3,157,177 146,709
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 3,077,760 20,205
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 3,001,462 76,989
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 2,880,504 65,996
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 2,690,470 6,219
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 2,657,234 50,359
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 2,439,639 67,720
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 2,354,806 18,089
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 2,347,821 50,772
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 2,253,336 64,866
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 2,129,153 80,044
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 2,073,771 52,482
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 2,051,545 52,252
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 2,031,932 8,161
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 1,973,494 7,041
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 1,963,256 76,328
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 1,905,847 55,641
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 1,898,987 31,497
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 1,733,733 34,022
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 1,683,681 108,023
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 1,623,433 90,228
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 1,559,586 11,608
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 1,261,272 40,652
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 1,244,633 12,300
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 1,207,949 46,452
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 1,064,330 12,463
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 960,837 37,942
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 943,080 14,917
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 930,464 25,788
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 794,434 42,218
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 766,412 11,306
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 764,370 8,688
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 758,450 -5,440
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 722,690 15,546
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 633,971 11,830
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 614,267 3,632
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 529,051 15,071
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 483,336 16,941
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 482,336 30,303
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 431,586 16,729
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 412,142 14,749
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 408,070 11,363
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 402,140 6,751
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 378,988 7,095
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 373,432 3,440
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 363,112 5,034
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 358,439 3,346
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 353,232 4,547
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 324,478 12,803
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 305,132 9,329
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 260,452 4,891
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 258,762 19
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 249,917 4,369
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 245,729 8,060
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 211,160 6,782
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 201,740 5,092
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 174,817 3,859
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 169,474 3,506
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 167,452 522
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 167,030 5,775
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 156,043 -242
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 143,528 3,643
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 138,660 1,831
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 133,079 2,840
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 114,513 2,966
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 112,076 275
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 103,119 5,734
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 101,112 -509
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 99,878 -891
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 97,939 491
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 94,987 1,819
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 81,983 5,084
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 81,427 845
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 71,680 1,750
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 70,396 -409
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 69,586 757
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 66,636 1,097
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 64,331 -71
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 63,982 -368
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 56,740 376
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 56,338 664
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 54,778 530
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 49,654 2,013
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 46,959 489
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 44,532 1,720
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 43,687 1,517
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 42,381 3,442
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 41,321 -311
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 29,802 289
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 28,000 -278
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 27,944 413
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 24,139 1,768
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 23,956 887
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 23,552 2,729
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 22,542 204
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 16,735 178
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 14,632 319
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 14,593 484
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 13,175 131
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 12,365 108
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 10,961 -59
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 10,816 413
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 9,022 278
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 8,844 182
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 7,718 290
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 6,676 -23
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 6,322 15
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 4,742 233
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 2,582 -23
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 2,281 28
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 1,718 -31
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 707 -1

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UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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