World Population by Country in 2008

In 2008, the world reached a total population of 6,811,597,272 and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina was the most populous country that year, with a total of 1,330,167,148 people. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia, with the second largest population globally of 1,206,734,806 people in total. The country with the lowest population count for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with only 613 people.

The geographic region with the largest population in 2008 was Asia with a total population of 4,123,883,055 people, closely followed by Africa with a population of 1,001,981,281, and Latin America and the Caribbean with a population of 577,692,625 people recorded for the year.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the largest populous of 1,686,027,478 people on record. Followed by Eastern Asia with a population of 1,564,324,379, and Eastern Africa with 323,863,939 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 5,114,063,486 people. While the lowest population for 2008 was found in No income group available with a population of 28,395,223 people in that segment.

Countries with the Largest Population in 2008

Country Population Overall Population Change +/-
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 1,330,167,148 8,772,927
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 1,206,734,806 16,920,251
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 305,694,910 2,890,194
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 237,936,544 3,055,057
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 192,672,317 1,860,060
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 185,931,955 4,060,168
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 152,382,506 4,151,609
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 145,421,318 1,009,482
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 143,086,549 22,710
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 128,077,633 50,102
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 109,684,489 1,361,221
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 91,252,326 1,709,397
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 85,597,241 847,286
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 84,357,104 2,368,335
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 83,844,782 1,636,813
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 81,217,482 40,634
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 73,318,394 986,615
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 71,320,726 854,157
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 67,328,239 493,453
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 62,249,724 1,990,822
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 61,742,151 490,943
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 61,721,009 385,498
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 59,224,228 411,039
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 50,565,812 620,390
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 48,729,486 209,974
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 48,398,626 181,855
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 46,062,937 -226,503
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 45,966,538 561,352
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 43,815,313 495,968
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 42,870,884 1,140,629
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 40,273,769 404,260
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 39,186,895 1,183,759
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 38,522,882 15,803
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 34,569,592 606,301
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 33,218,540 372,503
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 32,065,241 862,920
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 31,634,992 403,017
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 30,509,862 888,920
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 29,218,381 1,185,107
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 28,806,185 199,996
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 27,933,833 399,000
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 27,726,810 433,861
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 27,664,296 562,981
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 27,437,353 1,041,876
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 26,881,544 153,966
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 26,427,199 1,080,492
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 24,469,047 110,630
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 24,326,087 621,366
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 23,329,004 694,414
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 22,998,321 49,859
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 21,845,571 574,089
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 21,691,522 797,488
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 21,474,059 189,751
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 21,247,873 433,892
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 20,597,508 -136,378
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 20,513,599 595,188
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 20,285,643 205,527
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 20,244,449 429,281
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 18,777,081 533,516
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 16,661,462 170,741
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 16,460,770 72,122
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 16,196,517 198,244
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 15,455,176 569,867
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 15,197,915 444,210
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 14,551,116 476,209
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 14,496,797 245,484
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 13,979,451 280,144
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 13,943,888 217,481
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 13,889,422 403,797
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 12,852,966 454,017
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 12,550,348 112,529
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 11,872,929 314,014
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 11,444,870 279,083
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 11,276,609 6,236
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 11,098,664 404,684
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 11,073,624 -17,055
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 10,726,716 73,928
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 10,680,380 101,733
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 10,580,960 9,863
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 10,378,583 43,956
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 10,023,510 -14,736
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 9,880,593 170,006
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 9,787,826 -35,010
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 9,781,996 260,629
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 9,779,785 237,882
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 9,575,248 154,351
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 9,522,948 123,143
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 9,229,270 68,043
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 8,999,696 123,522
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 8,906,469 262,351
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 8,823,888 412,363
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 8,321,132 27,527
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 8,278,109 369,824
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 8,101,777 176,256
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 7,722,794 -34,130
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 7,674,913 -41,960
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 7,638,288 108,421
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 7,324,627 139,736
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 7,137,988 219,371
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 7,074,522 124,538
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 7,050,677 47,240
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 6,988,684 1,125,225
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 6,632,873 171,817
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 6,228,370 133,273
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 6,222,482 181,520
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 6,135,862 94,341
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 6,090,860 158,201
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 6,068,099 23,612
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 5,687,744 81,664
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 5,645,148 55,412
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 5,502,751 24,172
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 5,381,636 5,243
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 5,345,415 60,226
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 5,313,350 25,829
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 5,100,083 77,769
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 4,887,613 64,538
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 4,838,402 173,948
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 4,768,654 62,088
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 4,501,921 61,966
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 4,467,233 94,780
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 4,452,392 65,711
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 4,393,664 -11,114
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 4,260,239 39,531
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 4,089,602 122,551
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 3,943,392 -65,259
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 3,879,698 -26,285
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 3,812,422 -63,446
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 3,808,818 90,245
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 3,783,887 128,616
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 3,757,619 -18,591
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 3,495,276 63,977
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 3,336,126 7,797
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 3,233,336 85,687
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 3,224,378 -45,853
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 3,005,779 97,824
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 2,983,421 -20,871
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 2,951,689 -23,006
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 2,711,373 10,334
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 2,651,028 45,665
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 2,650,930 144,481
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 2,633,887 30,395
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 2,150,412 -24,170
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 2,086,226 3,238
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 2,038,552 28,255
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 2,034,033 11,664
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 2,007,320 41,220
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 1,995,014 14,871
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 1,820,542 56,699
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 1,803,370 -6,392
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 1,599,978 51,668
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 1,488,431 38,187
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 1,444,277 206,115
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 1,392,802 7,823
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 1,337,011 -2,636
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 1,275,684 4,659
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 1,110,343 69,839
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 1,092,390 18,538
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 1,089,870 5,158
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 1,043,076 22,967
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 994,972 47,517
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 896,730 5,227
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 882,886 17,978
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 873,979 10,645
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 754,150 -2,660
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 689,737 8,013
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 631,466 -277
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 629,470 12,759
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 533,938 6,016
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 529,038 13,837
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 516,001 11,500
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 510,336 5,467
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 488,635 9,831
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 413,402 1,655
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 402,095 588
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 395,474 -738
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 384,568 5,758
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 383,072 14,551
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 362,795 5,188
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 336,883 11,954
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 317,715 3,920
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 305,671 8,509
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 280,558 1,971
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 272,635 1,289
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 253,077 3,705
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 233,952 5,705
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 218,517 5,149
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 200,986 5,277
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 191,787 1,404
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 174,004 4,157
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 168,576 1,074
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 164,725 -97
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 154,586 2,461
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 112,478 755
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 110,316 -453
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 108,704 -841
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 106,932 238
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 106,482 -20
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 103,966 2,016
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 97,996 1,214
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 94,094 1,051
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 89,644 1,364
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 83,251 1,306
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 81,997 916
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 76,055 -2,136
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 68,782 -2
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 63,258 117
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 60,381 194
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 60,032 -3,012
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 56,578 -135
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 55,891 -517
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 53,816 -247
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 51,123 1,470
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 48,411 41
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 47,156 141
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 35,542 625
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 35,400 249
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 32,456 310
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 31,862 298
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 30,700 314
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 30,398 403
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 27,422 1,158
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 26,115 952
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 19,102 -273
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 18,800 711
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 16,062 568
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 13,666 -295
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 12,730 213
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 10,272 126
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 10,243 -16
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 8,623 187
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 6,059 -5
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 5,260 15
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 4,814 49
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 3,204 -11
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 1,820 1
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 1,347 5
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 613 -5

What was the world population in 2008?

In 2008, the world population was 6,811,597,272 according to data collected by individual countries and compiled by The United Nations.

Data Information

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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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