World Population by Country in 2012

In 2012, the world reached a total population of 7,161,697,921 and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina was the most populous country that year, with a total of 1,366,560,818 people. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia, with the second largest population globally of 1,274,487,214 people in total. The country with the lowest population count for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See with only 581 people.

The geographic region with the largest population in 2012 was Asia with a total population of 4,318,321,904 people, closely followed by Africa with a population of 1,110,797,234, and Latin America and the Caribbean with a population of 603,818,795 people recorded for the year.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Asia had the largest populous of 1,786,031,180 people on record. Followed by Eastern Asia with a population of 1,602,779,694, and Eastern Africa with 362,460,568 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 5,370,495,690 people. While the lowest population for 2012 was found in No income group available with a population of 29,999,337 people in that segment.

Countries with the Largest Population in 2012

Country Population Overall Population Change +/-
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 1,366,560,818 10,110,030
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 1,274,487,214 16,773,368
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 316,651,321 2,759,460
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 250,222,695 3,114,242
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 202,205,861 3,249,951
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 199,977,706 1,762,673
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 170,075,932 4,641,887
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 152,090,650 1,926,713
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 143,629,362 312,186
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 127,853,688 -162,727
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 115,755,909 1,571,980
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 98,032,317 1,686,022
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 94,451,280 2,642,207
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 91,240,376 2,012,315
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 89,301,326 960,311
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 81,545,565 131,117
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 77,324,451 1,105,102
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 75,277,439 1,233,896
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 70,997,870 2,353,033
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 69,157,023 439,938
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 63,808,727 513,894
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 63,071,416 274,357
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 60,190,146 174,417
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 53,145,033 725,348
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 50,218,185 427,836
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 49,634,185 468,060
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 47,786,137 1,400,921
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 46,756,082 -90,337
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 45,782,417 464,594
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 45,406,226 -76,169
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 43,725,806 1,082,389
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 41,952,365 436,706
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 38,625,874 -1,799
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 37,260,562 733,671
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 35,159,792 801,600
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 34,691,878 377,199
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 34,273,295 989,114
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 33,864,447 1,741,858
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 33,352,169 450,494
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 30,821,543 668,419
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 30,466,479 1,088,677
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 29,749,589 281,640
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 29,660,212 477,571
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 29,503,051 449,294
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 29,470,426 371,404
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 27,330,694 51,348
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 26,858,762 663,128
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 26,223,391 754,191
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 25,188,292 946,717
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 24,887,770 108,812
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 24,487,611 747,022
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 23,234,058 98,337
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 22,966,240 618,078
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 22,729,269 393,146
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 22,605,577 -532,539
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 22,010,712 457,067
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 21,032,684 592,604
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 21,017,147 116,460
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 20,137,118 -72,694
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 17,954,407 695,098
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 17,341,771 165,774
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 17,113,732 524,193
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 17,102,864 239,209
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 16,785,299 82,010
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 16,514,687 435,062
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 15,581,250 438,725
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 15,483,883 243,210
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 15,128,306 296,684
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 14,786,640 214,167
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14,744,658 482,006
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 13,265,331 280,588
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 13,231,833 360,390
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 12,754,906 435,298
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 12,440,326 368,575
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 11,309,290 12,122
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 11,174,383 123,382
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 11,031,140 73,029
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 10,963,634 -48,289
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 10,840,334 258,738
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 10,788,692 261,606
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 10,701,604 431,921
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 10,569,697 173,412
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 10,522,086 -55,116
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 10,511,064 10,693
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 10,108,539 153,646
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 10,030,882 126,631
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 10,014,078 290,703
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 9,922,127 -23,458
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 9,795,479 363,026
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 9,693,749 -4,908
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 9,555,987 90,273
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 9,485,576 128,306
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 8,792,366 169,045
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 8,664,970 88,221
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 8,429,636 43,839
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 8,026,545 219,406
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 7,995,738 84,668
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 7,956,382 175,211
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 7,592,106 133,768
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 7,591,350 -26,661
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 7,488,344 -57,818
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 7,234,060 66,626
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 7,211,863 24,434
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 6,926,634 177,985
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 6,788,587 174,981
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 6,508,804 92,321
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 6,161,289 24,382
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 6,030,607 88,534
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 5,923,322 80,750
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 5,869,870 104,413
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 5,631,950 84,371
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 5,600,960 25,115
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 5,458,682 100,102
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 5,413,858 25,409
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 5,409,283 6,353
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 5,381,004 98,927
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 5,178,337 194,873
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 5,019,056 65,430
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 4,773,306 29,877
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 4,736,594 55,785
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 4,713,257 114,021
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 4,564,550 20,762
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 4,410,284 29,309
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 4,331,740 94,837
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 4,331,594 -21,753
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 4,184,161 96,746
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 3,804,356 -18,298
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 3,754,862 66,658
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 3,674,374 -68,942
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 3,657,988 -37,902
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 3,636,114 114,969
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 3,535,578 328,909
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 3,507,191 -89,953
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 3,394,663 251,596
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 3,371,133 9,743
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 3,252,596 39,650
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 3,063,341 -35,448
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 2,914,421 -13,106
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 2,892,193 -6,426
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 2,792,349 50,348
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 2,759,817 14,014
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 2,175,425 41,233
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 2,167,470 36,340
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 2,099,478 2,412
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 2,069,353 3,464
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 2,061,014 63,586
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 2,054,717 17,940
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 2,053,636 -22,906
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 1,905,660 102,220
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 1,836,705 65,288
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 1,811,412 6,207
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 1,652,717 44,517
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 1,430,377 10,521
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 1,322,682 -5,032
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 1,288,745 2,423
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 1,224,939 28,865
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 1,193,636 49,733
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 1,156,556 10,933
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 1,137,676 24,353
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 1,111,444 6,436
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 954,296 17,487
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 911,059 2,536
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 902,144 4,433
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 743,966 3,346
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 721,146 7,813
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 684,552 14,645
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 633,051 1,053
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 582,766 10,539
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 567,763 14,383
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 558,110 5,899
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 533,864 6,080
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 530,585 12,253
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 445,948 16,997
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 429,907 7,008
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 406,634 5,104
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 402,984 -248
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 387,539 13,187
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 386,986 -2,424
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 382,061 3,962
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 337,059 7,564
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 320,979 2,267
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 286,584 1,216
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 276,198 687
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 271,302 5,049
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 257,313 6,119
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 239,243 5,858
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 223,573 6,660
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 198,124 1,804
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 189,924 3,877
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 173,124 882
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 166,392 840
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 163,948 2,303
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 115,912 1,022
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 111,618 1,699
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 108,232 364
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 108,083 -594
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 107,502 -378
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 104,773 -728
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 102,112 795
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 97,423 792
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 95,309 1,476
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 87,674 886
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 84,338 -158
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 71,012 399
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 68,888 245
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 63,560 -5
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 61,198 216
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 56,860 1,356
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 56,199 -97
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 53,691 -659
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 52,359 -184
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 52,202 -805
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 48,392 27
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 47,727 46
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 36,504 309
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 36,026 -334
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 35,139 3,350
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 34,700 751
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 33,132 188
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 32,159 487
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 32,080 1,479
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 28,421 226
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 21,445 556
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 18,000 -73
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 17,946 -282
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 13,455 120
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 12,671 -222
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 10,854 145
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 10,444 253
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 9,216 117
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 6,027 -24
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 5,389 36
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 4,975 48
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 3,194 54
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 1,813 13
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 1,440 98
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 581 -8

What was the world population in 2012?

In 2012, the world population was 7,161,697,921 according to data collected by individual countries and compiled by The United Nations.

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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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