Top 10 Countries by Population by Country

Top 10 Countries by Population by Country

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India, China, Indonesia, and Pakistan all rank in the top 10 of the world’s largest countries by population. These countries account for nearly half of the world’s total population and occupy approximately 9% of the earth’s habitable surface. India is projected to surpass China’s population by 2025. However, the world’s largest population is not evenly distributed among its various parts. Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 countries by population by country.

India

India is a large country located in South Asia and is home to Hinduism and Buddhism. It is the second most populous country in the world, after China.World Population Day 2022: Date, Theme, History and Significance The country has endured numerous invasions by people from the north and south, but in 1947 India attained independence. It is now the largest democracy in the world and has 29 autonomous states. The most widely spoken language is Hindi. The country’s population has increased by a significant margin over the last decade.

China

It’s no secret that China is on the rise, and its rise has been linked to its restrictive stance at home. The government’s one-child policy has kept the country’s population low for more than 40 years, and many observers attribute China’s rise to this. China’s government, however, dismisses this notion, stating that it’s not interested in becoming the world’s largest economy or superpower.

Indonesia

At the turn of the 21st century, Indonesia was the fourth most populous country in the world. Its population is now more than 270.6 million. The country’s population has declined significantly since 1967, however, and is now expected to grow by only 0.32% per year by the end of the century. The number of people per square kilometer of land is projected to decrease further as the population of Indonesia ages.

Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the world’s most populous countries, with over 207 million people. In 1998, the country’s population was 33.7 million. By 2017, the number of people living in Pakistan was 201.7 million. This is an increase from 23.7 million in 1981. Its urban population is growing at a rate of nearly two percent per year, compared to the world average of around 0.7 percent. Despite this rapid growth, the country still has a low death rate. Between 1998 and 2017, the average annual growth rate was +2.40%.

Suriname

Located in the western Caribbean, Suriname is one of the top 10 most populous countries in the world. It is home to five or six major ethnic groups, with political mobilisation largely on an ethnic basis since the 1940s. As a result, major parties tend to cater to specific ethnic groups. Its political system is reminiscent of the Dutch consociational style. Historically, major political parties have governed together in grand coalitions.

Maldives

The Maldives ranks among the top ten countries with the highest population density. It has a population of around 1.4 million people, making it the smallest island nation in the world. The Maldives has always relied on fishing and marine products for their economic development. Today, it is the main occupation of the Maldivians, with half of the population under the age of fifteen. The government has placed great emphasis on developing the fishing industry to provide better employment opportunities for the population.

Uzbekistan

The country has a diverse population. Uzbeks make up nearly seventy percent of the population and there are small populations of Tajiks, Kazakhs, and Russians. The majority of the population is Muslim, with a small percentage of Orthodox Christians and Eastern Orthodox Christians. The country has an estimated population of 18,311,700 people. Approximately one in five Uzbeks is male, with women making up around 20% of the population.

Seychelles

The Seychelles is a densely populated island nation in the Indian Ocean. Its capital, Victoria, has a population of just over 450,000. Before the British arrived, the Seychelles was a colony of African slaves and indentured Indian servants. In 1835, the British prohibition on slavery was lifted. The islands were re-established as independent countries, and the Indian population became the largest minority, making up half of the population. The second-largest group was the Malagasy.