World Population by Country in 1989

In 1989, the world reached a total population of 5,223,704,308 and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina was the most populous country that year, with a total of 1,134,414,723 people. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia, with the second largest population globally of 852,012,673 people in total. The country with the lowest population count for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with only 705 people.

The geographic region with the largest population in 1989 was Asia with a total population of 3,150,480,219 people, closely followed by Africa with a population of 621,167,635, and Latin America and the Caribbean with a population of 434,345,556 people recorded for the year.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the largest populous of 1,169,792,436 people on record. Followed by Eastern Asia with a population of 1,350,363,103, and South-Eastern Asia with 432,080,150 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 3,889,580,960 people. While the lowest population for 1989 was found in No income group available with a population of 19,523,571 people in that segment.

Countries with the Largest Population in 1989

Country Population Overall Population Change +/-
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 1,134,414,723 18,704,540
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 852,012,673 18,384,142
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 244,954,094 2,823,090
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 178,949,174 3,239,879
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 148,003,411 2,734,484
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 147,341,508 696,810
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 123,270,648 445,849
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 111,670,386 3,715,859
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 104,893,674 2,215,809
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 92,744,064 2,438,655
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 80,233,748 1,334,093
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 78,916,438 453,560
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 65,466,361 1,451,195
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 60,127,343 1,379,508
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 57,076,099 116,606
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 56,711,524 43,771
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 56,169,948 248,613
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 55,765,843 1,459,662
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 54,324,004 899,512
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 53,644,736 1,529,360
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 53,305,234 1,026,396
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 51,494,543 112,509
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 46,195,954 1,636,145
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 43,567,512 578,835
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 39,489,419 619,652
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 38,847,318 53,720
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 38,668,684 1,267,730
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 37,939,013 138,332
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 34,825,891 1,092,195
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 32,165,766 472,793
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 31,923,117 671,296
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 27,244,406 445,664
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 25,522,898 685,157
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 24,889,507 639,920
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 24,148,104 420,413
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 22,788,040 75,155
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 22,387,803 767,580
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 21,624,311 482,120
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 20,718,709 372,220
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 20,494,965 298,373
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 20,404,386 180,917
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 20,102,902 482,694
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 19,275,292 475,015
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 19,145,077 444,162
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 17,442,590 514,825
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 17,028,543 552,067
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 17,020,143 493,261
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 16,990,575 210,699
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 16,796,588 264,596
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 16,704,992 187,359
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 15,353,226 645,821
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 15,052,446 389,055
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 14,850,225 88,174
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 13,128,618 212,647
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 13,087,604 177,168
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 12,872,362 493,452
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 12,034,097 375,316
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 11,536,734 337,198
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 11,462,943 441,636
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 11,439,498 384,050
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 11,089,222 335,668
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 10,673,168 345,511
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 10,527,187 101,298
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 10,397,172 -39,779
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 10,387,610 46,626
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 10,304,496 -2,977
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 10,211,979 90,710
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 10,210,186 240,413
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 10,020,314 -6,375
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 9,937,170 18,896
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 9,846,346 269,306
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 9,174,894 414,227
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 8,895,234 232,975
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 8,839,538 242,606
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 8,804,430 -32,906
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 8,774,122 164,800
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 8,570,928 334,610
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 8,504,982 41,418
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 8,256,396 183,272
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 8,116,075 248,682
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 7,977,877 11,076
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 7,619,391 52,145
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 7,491,276 195,959
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 7,348,874 46,221
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 7,321,832 210,955
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 7,141,974 176,077
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 7,035,378 -45,266
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 6,980,032 148,127
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 6,949,139 146,044
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 6,784,161 140,282
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 6,646,208 53,921
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 6,136,166 159,291
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 5,752,708 86,536
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 5,670,619 186,530
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 5,445,482 -42,095
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 5,373,697 108,936
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 5,270,825 94,370
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 5,264,332 173,195
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 5,245,118 17,603
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 5,133,930 9,564
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 4,979,680 150,610
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 4,964,474 20,035
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 4,913,676 137,601
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 4,874,182 3,633
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 4,706,626 -26,145
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 4,666,782 133,779
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 4,481,230 15,055
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 4,459,384 25,573
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 4,335,803 56,810
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 4,227,074 12,432
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 4,193,532 119,975
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 4,159,163 96,607
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 4,130,042 107,817
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 4,129,446 97,943
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 3,951,288 107,230
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 3,773,180 15,079
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 3,764,112 88,808
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 3,763,657 111,190
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 3,621,304 98,233
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 3,525,502 71,070
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 3,513,735 25,867
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 3,483,314 -8,825
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 3,448,186 155,195
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 3,333,755 22,256
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 3,310,954 160,844
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 3,282,182 15,761
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 3,097,888 20,053
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 3,079,001 78,090
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 2,945,693 64,382
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 2,724,109 83,390
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 2,693,388 -384
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 2,507,600 68,202
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 2,398,535 50,655
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 2,373,365 19,030
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 2,319,176 66,815
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 2,210,013 81,676
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 2,120,825 41,625
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 2,102,132 48,919
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 2,041,380 79,921
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 2,039,426 6,826
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 1,980,180 6,332
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 1,955,040 42,746
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 1,931,017 32,563
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 1,791,840 108,293
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 1,767,092 32,695
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 1,713,838 90,582
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 1,568,047 5,315
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 1,301,671 40,146
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 1,288,070 113,790
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 1,256,210 10,855
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 1,076,961 12,800
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 999,732 39,848
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 958,239 15,402
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 956,509 26,302
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 825,952 20,817
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 777,592 11,055
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 772,704 7,980
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 752,897 -5,666
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 739,734 18,543
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 646,108 12,444
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 617,860 3,554
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 544,209 15,246
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 521,104 47,231
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 500,349 17,085
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 448,420 16,937
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 426,896 14,757
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 419,584 11,666
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 408,360 5,689
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 385,866 6,660
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 376,949 3,594
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 368,408 5,558
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 361,894 3,565
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 358,150 5,288
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 337,336 12,912
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 314,560 9,525
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 265,492 5,191
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 258,759 -24
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 253,821 8,122
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 253,042 1,881
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 217,937 6,772
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 206,571 4,570
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 178,695 3,895
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 173,156 3,859
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 172,744 5,651
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 167,886 346
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 155,773 -298
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 147,181 3,664
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 140,457 1,763
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 135,759 2,520
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 117,445 2,897
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 112,320 213
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 108,763 5,554
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 100,745 -226
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 99,224 -416
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 98,379 391
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 96,796 1,801
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 87,190 5,329
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 82,210 719
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 73,436 1,763
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 70,342 757
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 69,975 -435
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 67,740 1,109
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 64,596 599
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 63,636 -325
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 57,111 366
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 57,018 696
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 55,298 511
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 51,638 1,955
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 47,490 572
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 46,288 1,792
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 45,859 3,515
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 44,988 1,086
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 40,992 -346
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 30,078 264
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 28,356 413
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 27,688 -347
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 26,304 2,773
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 25,952 1,858
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 24,888 978
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 22,803 318
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 16,924 200
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 15,091 511
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 14,957 333
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 13,312 142
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 12,481 124
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 11,227 410
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 10,894 -76
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 9,306 289
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 9,017 163
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 8,016 307
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 6,644 -40
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 6,319 -21
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 4,964 212
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 2,560 -22
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 2,308 25
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 1,692 -23
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 705 -2

What was the world population in 1989?

In 1989, the world population was 5,223,704,308 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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