World Population by Country in 1991

In 1991, the world reached a total population of 5,406,245,868 and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina was the most populous country that year, with a total of 1,170,626,170 people. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia, with the second largest population globally of 888,941,756 people in total. The country with the lowest population count for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with only 691 people.

The geographic region with the largest population in 1991 was Asia with a total population of 3,269,852,938 people, closely followed by Africa with a population of 655,040,493, and Latin America and the Caribbean with a population of 450,839,607 people recorded for the year.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the largest populous of 1,224,471,444 people on record. Followed by Eastern Asia with a population of 1,389,559,644, and South-Eastern Asia with 449,417,383 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 4,040,227,303 people. While the lowest population for 1991 was found in No income group available with a population of 20,487,114 people in that segment.

Countries with the Largest Population in 1991

Country Population Overall Population Change +/-
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 1,170,626,170 13,969,317
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 888,941,756 18,484,340
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 251,560,189 3,516,728
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 185,361,228 3,221,187
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 153,336,445 2,588,411
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 148,455,402 267,815
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 124,073,993 389,846
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 119,203,569 3,807,492
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 109,242,834 1,898,221
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 97,685,360 2,440,477
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 83,351,595 1,623,069
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 79,801,988 409,627
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 68,358,820 1,451,104
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 63,039,751 1,478,103
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 58,611,032 1,354,890
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 57,990,883 1,626,082
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 57,359,454 145,941
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 56,794,489 29,552
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 56,645,216 227,353
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 56,099,865 833,611
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 55,321,172 982,640
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 51,672,816 87,959
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 49,937,430 2,390,618
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 44,487,412 208,531
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 40,910,958 916,735
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 40,680,533 561,344
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 38,997,063 182,926
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 38,167,382 94,103
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 37,194,812 1,183,440
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 33,272,627 657,215
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 33,105,763 465,224
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 28,015,761 337,179
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 26,890,906 688,717
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 26,133,905 614,448
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 24,988,083 409,531
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 23,918,235 730,579
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 22,842,482 -8,735
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 22,583,006 460,361
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 21,453,711 353,516
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 21,115,534 321,277
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 21,074,304 520,707
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 20,770,620 186,232
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 20,226,214 475,711
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 20,130,779 529,753
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 18,171,935 606,505
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 18,017,464 500,257
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 17,846,378 459,237
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 17,416,596 208,667
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 17,271,086 207,931
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 16,993,792 118,676
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 16,654,276 641,777
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 15,843,472 392,963
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 15,046,584 103,600
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 13,895,851 529,394
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 13,561,946 222,303
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 13,561,176 260,892
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 12,782,280 372,085
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 12,369,269 463,898
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 12,245,260 370,138
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 12,228,690 405,877
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 11,777,720 347,471
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 10,745,167 402,998
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 10,713,812 76,576
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 10,686,279 233,992
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 10,457,616 22,979
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 10,391,547 88,742
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 10,377,815 262,055
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 10,374,747 102
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 10,303,362 7,967
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 9,987,070 29,134
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 9,986,415 -22,299
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 9,831,584 268,523
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 9,365,064 228,128
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 9,329,556 241,675
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 9,259,362 351,957
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 9,123,969 180,877
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 8,721,660 -51,835
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 8,634,640 267,519
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 8,622,853 181,676
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 8,594,170 46,101
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 7,964,456 -54,373
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 7,880,466 193,837
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 7,755,638 87,286
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 7,754,290 219,195
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 7,538,267 109,160
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 7,485,681 151,536
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 7,278,402 148,980
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 7,244,891 149,330
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 7,066,055 139,392
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 6,795,393 90,350
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 6,732,702 -505,489
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 6,615,734 246,513
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 6,042,428 304,349
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 5,923,447 84,552
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 5,594,828 110,813
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 5,556,306 143,027
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 5,461,070 89,445
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 5,322,106 -73,463
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 5,293,046 162,383
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 5,280,226 23,073
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 5,196,888 145,791
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 5,158,325 15,580
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 5,013,854 30,512
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 4,942,812 139,950
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 4,867,185 118,208
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 4,844,522 -53,784
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 4,502,386 5,044
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 4,490,928 5,401
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 4,456,094 61,668
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 4,437,224 123,717
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 4,378,170 -130,279
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 4,341,971 103,912
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 4,327,290 100,135
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 4,261,886 23,811
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 4,167,996 109,020
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 3,990,996 139,133
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 3,990,215 115,147
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 3,821,782 103,289
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 3,793,425 4,903
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 3,666,734 80,744
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 3,666,379 193,162
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 3,617,631 60,670
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 3,578,450 35,135
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 3,504,805 25,915
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 3,481,599 63,410
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 3,302,081 4,025
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 3,239,414 81,907
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 3,135,374 18,528
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 3,120,620 108,174
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 2,898,052 90,829
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 2,678,964 -13,244
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 2,502,044 51,941
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 2,452,674 68,777
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 2,411,867 21,376
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 2,214,272 92,790
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 2,200,076 37,695
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 2,066,302 61,323
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 2,039,220 -268,218
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 2,036,686 -17,646
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 2,008,383 108,133
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 2,001,982 38,619
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 1,989,797 2,191
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 1,939,236 122,951
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 1,895,187 90,538
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 1,829,509 29,909
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 1,565,627 -10,032
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 1,415,617 45,120
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 1,380,584 38,760
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 1,339,500 480,952
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 1,276,224 9,650
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 1,104,259 14,081
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 1,083,536 43,922
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 1,009,995 27,200
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 993,856 25,389
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 889,712 36,099
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 799,061 10,361
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 784,832 1,332
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 772,656 10,899
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 744,096 -145
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 672,556 13,803
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 628,521 37,786
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 624,954 3,416
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 567,710 5,316
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 535,415 18,940
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 483,142 17,865
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 456,486 14,821
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 442,277 10,912
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 415,981 3,346
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 396,989 4,566
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 386,398 5,223
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 380,962 7,213
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 372,722 8,777
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 368,670 3,127
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 362,390 11,457
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 333,952 9,867
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 276,058 5,575
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 269,860 7,774
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 259,402 826
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 257,991 3,868
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 232,150 7,118
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 215,444 4,241
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 186,462 3,849
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 184,292 5,606
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 181,720 4,557
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 168,701 776
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 155,021 -494
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 154,678 3,851
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 144,268 2,009
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 140,739 2,463
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 123,084 2,582
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 118,507 4,368
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 112,780 462
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 100,968 459
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 100,427 1,837
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 99,758 1,360
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 99,010 261
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 98,432 5,938
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 83,370 382
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 76,612 1,366
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 71,754 721
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 69,770 666
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 69,141 -130
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 67,864 2,672
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 63,634 902
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 58,187 195
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 57,874 456
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 55,658 27
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 55,434 1,823
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 48,992 1,079
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 48,302 -172
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 47,054 979
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 46,810 -743
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 40,542 178
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 30,564 232
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 29,820 2,023
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 29,168 404
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 28,736 344
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 27,340 1,325
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 26,988 -265
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 23,459 313
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 17,308 173
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 16,090 405
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 15,640 355
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 13,598 145
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 12,726 123
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 12,328 687
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 10,569 -370
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 9,902 314
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 9,354 173
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 8,616 309
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 6,568 -49
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 6,351 25
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 5,365 196
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 2,497 -40
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 2,377 66
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 1,657 -2
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 691 -10

What was the world population in 1991?

In 1991, the world population was 5,406,245,868 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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