Top 10 Most Populated Countries in the World

With the average birth rate of 4.17 per second, the world is on a verge of population explosion. More important than rise in number of people over population globally concerns the issues of waning available surviving resources like food, housing in comparison to these rising numbers. With an estimated world’s population of 7 billion, increasing population is bound to have more repercussions in the developing countries like India, Pakistan, and China than developed countries like United States, Japan.

 

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List of 10 Most Populated Countries 2011

  1. China
  2. India
  3. United States
  4. Indonesia
  5. Brazil
  6. Pakistan 
  7. Nigeria
  8. Russia
  9. Bangladesh
  10. Japan

Top 10 Most Populated Countries in the World

Know more about the top ten most populated countries in the world as per the census of 2011.

1. China

China tops the list with a population of more than 1.3 billion. Acknowledged as the state of nuclear weapons, China is world’s second-largest economy. Even after hosting a one child policy since 1979, it makes 19.48% of world’s total population. Popularly known as the land of ethnic culture, China is home to the world’s oldest civilization.

2. India

With a varied cultural heritage of more than 5000 years, India is the second most populated country in the world.  With a population of more than 1.2 billion people, India constitutes 17.28% of world’s population. One of the developing countries on the globe, India is world’s tenth-largest economy.

3. United States

With third largest land expanse, United States engrosses world’s 4.47% population. Being the largest national economy, United States inhabits a population of more than 300 million. Fueled by ample natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and great productivity, it tops the list of immigrant-friendly countries.

4. Indonesia

More than 200 million people are inhabitant of the world’s largest archipelago country; Indonesia.  Consecrated with 17,508 islands, Indonesia is famed as a top travel destination. The country attracting millions of tourist every year is the largest economy in Southeast Asia.

5. Brazil

Brazil is the world’s fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people. As majority of the people live near the coastal region, cosmic interior of the country is meagerly populated making it one of the least densely populated countries. With massive and developed agriculture, mining, and service sectors, Brazil is the largest national economy in Latin America.

6. Pakistan

The first and only nation to have semi- industrialized economy status in the Muslim world, Pakistan has a population of more than 180 million people. Changing its economic structure from agricultural base to strong service base has enabled Pakistan to become a rapidly growing economy.  Pakistan’s future is meticulously tied to the doom of its burgeoning population as it continues to face challenges of terrorism, illiteracy and poverty.

7. Nigeria

With the growth rate of 1.935, Nigeria has a population of more than 162 million people. Branded as a mixed economy emerging market, it is the United States’ largest trading partner in sub-Saharan Africa. Accounting for more than 80 per cent of its foreign exchange earnings, oil is currently the substratum of Nigeria’s economic development.

8. Russia

With 160 ethnic groups Russia inhabits a population of 143 million people. Being the largest country in the world it covers more than one eighth of the Earth’s colonized land area. Russia has a market economy with enormous natural resources and has world’s largest reserves of mineral and energy.

9. Bangladesh

Possessor of the longest natural unbroken sea beach- Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh has a population of 142 million people. Only 50% of an age group of children in Bangladesh cope up to enroll into secondary school education resulting in a low-skilled and low productivity workforce affecting its economic growth rate.

10. Japan

The world leader in production of robotics, Japan has a population of 127 million people. Popularly known as the “Land of the Rising Sun” it has the longest life expectancy in the world. Japan has emerged as the most developed nation in Asia being the world’s leaders in the development of new environment-friendly technologies.

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