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Population of States

More than a quarter of World Bank members are "small states" - countries with a population under 1.5 million. There are roughly 150 larger states, but 90 independent states and depending jurisdications that are smaller. These countries vary greatly in their level of development and the size of their economies. They are also spread out geographically, with most of them clustered in the Caribbean, the Pacific, and in Africa. Despite their diversity, these countries share a common set of development challenges. Three out of four of developing small states are islands or widely dispersed multi-island states; others are land-locked, and some are located far from major markets. Because of their size, small states are traditionally characterized by weak capacity in both the public and the private sector. They also tend to have larger public sectors than other countries. In some states, a widely scattered population adds to the challenge. Small states also lack sufficient institutional capacity to participate fully in international fora, which can profoundly affect their economies.

RankStatePopulation
1China 1,343,239,923
2India 1,205,073,612
3United States 313,847,465
4Indonesia 248,645,008
5Brazil 199,321,413
6Pakistan 190,291,129
7Nigeria 170,123,740
8Bangladesh 161,083,804
9Russia 142,517,670
10Japan 127,368,088
11Mexico 114,975,406
12Philippines 103,775,002
13Vietnam 91,519,289
14Ethiopia 91,195,675
15Egypt 83,688,164
16Germany 81,305,856
17Turkey 79,749,461
18Iran 78,868,711
19Congo, Democratic Republic of the 73,599,190
20Thailand 67,091,089
21France 65,630,692
22United Kingdom 63,047,162
23Italy 61,261,254
24Burma 54,584,650
25Korea, South 48,860,500
26South Africa 48,810,427
27Spain 47,042,984
28Tanzania 46,912,768
29Colombia 45,239,079
30Ukraine 44,854,065
31Kenya 43,013,341
32Argentina 42,192,494
33Poland 38,415,284
34Algeria 37,367,226
35Canada 34,300,083
36Sudan 34,206,710
37Uganda 33,640,833
38Morocco 32,309,239
39Iraq 31,129,225
40Afghanistan 30,419,928
41Nepal 29,890,686
42Peru 29,549,517
43Malaysia 29,179,952
44Uzbekistan 28,394,180
45Venezuela 28,047,938
46Saudi Arabia 26,534,504
47Yemen 24,771,809
48Ghana 24,652,402
49Korea, North 24,589,122
50Mozambique 23,515,934
51Taiwan 23,234,936
52Syria 22,530,746
53Australia 22,015,576
54Madagascar 22,005,222
55Cote d'Ivoire 21,952,093
56Romania 21,848,504
57Sri Lanka 21,481,334
58Cameroon 20,129,878
59Angola 18,056,072
60Kazakhstan 17,522,010
61Burkina Faso 17,275,115
62Chile 17,067,369
63Netherlands 16,730,632
64Niger 16,344,687
65Malawi 16,323,044
66Mali 15,494,466
67Ecuador 15,223,680
68Cambodia 14,952,665
69Guatemala 14,099,032
70Zambia 13,817,479
71Senegal 12,969,606
72Zimbabwe 12,619,600
73Rwanda 11,689,696
74Cuba 11,075,244
75Chad 10,975,648
76Guinea 10,884,958
77Portugal 10,781,459
78Greece 10,767,827
79Tunisia 10,732,900
80South Sudan 10,625,176
81Burundi 10,557,259
82Belgium 10,438,353
83Bolivia 10,290,003
84Czech Republic 10,177,300
85Dominican Republic 10,088,598
86Somalia 10,085,638
87Hungary 9,958,453
88Haiti 9,801,664
89Belarus 9,643,566
90Benin 9,598,787
91Azerbaijan 9,493,600
92Sweden 9,103,788
93Honduras 8,296,693
94Austria 8,219,743
95Switzerland 7,925,517
96Tajikistan 7,768,385
97Israel 7,590,758
98Serbia 7,276,604
99Hong Kong 7,153,519
100Bulgaria 7,037,935
101Togo 6,961,049
102Laos 6,586,266
103Paraguay 6,541,591
104Jordan 6,508,887
105Papua New Guinea 6,310,129
106El Salvador 6,090,646
107Eritrea 6,086,495
108Nicaragua 5,727,707
109Libya 5,613,380
110Denmark 5,543,453
111Kyrgyzstan 5,496,737
112Sierra Leone 5,485,998
113Slovakia 5,483,088
114Singapore 5,353,494
115United Arab Emirates 5,314,317
116Finland 5,262,930
117Central African Republic 5,057,208
118Turkmenistan 5,054,828
119Ireland 4,722,028
120Norway 4,707,270
121Costa Rica 4,636,348
122Georgia 4,570,934
123Croatia 4,480,043
124Congo, Republic of the 4,366,266
125New Zealand 4,327,944
126Lebanon 4,140,289
127Liberia 3,887,886
128Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,879,296
129Puerto Rico 3,690,923
130Moldova 3,656,843
131Lithuania 3,525,761
132Panama 3,510,045
133Mauritania 3,359,185
134Uruguay 3,316,328
135Mongolia 3,179,997
136Oman 3,090,150
137Albania 3,002,859
138Armenia 2,970,495
139Jamaica 2,889,187
140Kuwait 2,646,314
141West Bank 2,622,544
142Latvia 2,191,580
143Namibia 2,165,828
144Botswana 2,098,018
145Macedonia 2,082,370
146Slovenia 1,996,617
147Qatar 1,951,591
148Lesotho 1,930,493
149Gambia, The 1,840,454
150Kosovo 1,836,529
151Gaza Strip 1,710,257
152Guinea-Bissau 1,628,603
153Gabon 1,608,321
154Swaziland 1,386,914
155Mauritius 1,313,095
156Estonia 1,274,709
157Bahrain 1,248,348
158Trinidad and Tobago 1,226,383
159Timor-Leste 1,143,667
160Cyprus 1,138,071
161Fiji 890,057
162Djibouti 774,389
163Guyana 741,908
164Comoros 737,284
165Bhutan 716,896
166Equatorial Guinea 685,991
167Montenegro 657,394
168Solomon Islands 584,578
169Macau 578,025
170Suriname 560,157
171Cape Verde 523,568
172Western Sahara 522,928
173Luxembourg 509,074
174Malta 409,836
175Brunei 408,786
176Maldives 394,451
177Belize 327,719
178Bahamas, The 316,182
179Iceland 313,183
180Barbados 287,733
181French Polynesia 274,512
182New Caledonia 260,166
183Vanuatu 256,155
184Samoa 194,320
185Sao Tome and Principe 183,176
186Saint Lucia 162,178
187Guam 159,914
188Curacao 145,834
189Grenada 109,011
190Aruba 107,635
191Micronesia, Federated States of 106,487
192Tonga 106,146
193Virgin Islands 105,275
194Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 103,537
195Kiribati 101,998
196Jersey 94,949
197Seychelles 90,024
198Antigua and Barbuda 89,018
199Isle of Man 85,421
200Andorra 85,082
201Dominica 73,126
202Bermuda 69,080
203Marshall Islands 68,480
204Guernsey 65,345
205Greenland 57,695
206American Samoa 54,947
207Cayman Islands 52,560
208Northern Mariana Islands 51,395
209Saint Kitts and Nevis 50,726
210Faroe Islands 49,483
211Turks and Caicos Islands 46,335
212Sint Maarten 39,088
213Liechtenstein 36,713
214San Marino 32,140
215British Virgin Islands 31,148
216Saint Martin 30,959
217Monaco 30,510
218Gibraltar 29,034
219Palau 21,032
220Dhekelia 15,700
221Akrotiri 15,700
222Wallis and Futuna 15,453
223Anguilla 15,423
224Cook Islands 10,777
225Tuvalu 10,619
226Nauru 9,378
227Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 7,728
228Saint Barthelemy 7,332
229Saint Pierre and Miquelon 5,831
230Montserrat 5,164
231Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 3,140
232Norfolk Island 2,182
233Svalbard 1,970
234Christmas Island 1,496
235Tokelau 1,368
236Niue 1,269
237Holy See (Vatican City) 836
238Cocos (Keeling) Islands 596
239Pitcairn Islands 48




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