Countries with more than 100 million people

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Countries With More Than 100 million people.

The total population of Earth grows with close to 90 million a year, but which countries have more than 100 million people?

Great wall of China

Amazing 13 countries with more than 100 million people

Most of them are also incredible places to visit.

1. China – 1,409 million

China is a sovereign nation in East Asia that occupies an area of approximately 3,700,000 sq mi. It is the most populated nation globally with a population of approximately 1,409,517,397 as of July 1, 2017. The country has fifty-six ethnic groups with the largest being Han Chinese (91.51% of China’s population). Han Chinese is the biggest ethnic group in the world, and it outnumbers all the other groups in every province except in Xinjiang and Tibet. According to the 2010 census, the population of Han Chinese grew by 66,537,177 people while all the other fifty-five minority groups increased by 7,362,627.

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KOLKATA , INDIA SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 - Decorated art and craft sculptures of Traditional tribal Santal or Santhal ethnic group dancers wear traditional clothing in a famous Durga Puja pandal.

KOLKATA, INDIA SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 – Decorated art and craft sculptures of Traditional tribal Santal or Santhal ethnic group dancers wear traditional clothing in a famous Durga Puja pandal.

2. India – 1,339 million

India is a South Asian nation, which had a population of over 1,339,180,127 people by July 1, 2017. It is the seventh largest nation in the world by area and the second-most populous country. India experienced a 1.1% increase in 2017. According to the 2011 census report, India had a population of 1,210,193,422 citizens which meant that the population grew by 17.64% from 2001 to 2011. The population of India reached one billion in 1998, and it is projected to be the most populous nation globally by 2024. India’s population growth rate of 1.2% was ranked ninety-fourth globally in 2013. Over 50% of the population of India is below 15 years old.

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Downtown Los Angeles skyline over snowy mountains at twilight.

Downtown Los Angeles skyline over snowy mountains at twilight.

3. United States – 324 million

The United States is a centralized republic which is made up of fifty states, five self-governing territories, and a federal district. The United States occupies an area of about 3.8 million sq mi and has a population of 324,459,463 people. It is the third most populous nation in the world with a growth rate of 0.7%. The population of the United States quadrupled during the twentieth century from seventy million in 1900. It is the only major industrialized country where substantial population growths are projected. The most populous state in the nation is California which had an estimated population of 39,536,653 people by July 1, 2017, followed by Texas and Florida.

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Panoramic cityscape of Indonesia capital city Jakarta at sunset

Panoramic cityscape of Indonesia capital city Jakarta at sunset

4. Indonesia – 263 million

Indonesia is a sovereign and a transcontinental nation in Southeastern Asia with various territories in Oceania. It’s the largest island nation in the world which has over 13,000 islands and a population of 263,991,379 people. Indonesia is the fourteenth largest nation by size, seventh regarding land and sea area combined and the fourth most populous nation in the world. As per the 2010 census, Indonesia had a population of over 237.6 million with 58% of the people living in Java (the world’s most populous island). The country’s population density is 357 people per square mile which is ranked eighty-eighth globally. Indonesia has a growth rate of 1.1%, and the population is expected to reach 295 million in 2030.

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Rio De Janeiro Aerial

Rio De Janeiro Aerial

5. Brazil – 209 million

Brazil is the largest nation in Latin and South America which occupies an area of about 8.5 million sq mi, with a population of over 209 million people. Brazil is the fifth most populous nation and the fifth largest by area in the world. Brazil had a population of 190 million by 2008, with 59 people living per square mile, and 83.75% of the population living in the urban areas. The first Brazilian census was held in 1872, and it confirmed that the nation had a population of 9,930,478. The population grew significantly from 1940 to 1970 due to the low mortality rate. The growth rate during the 1940s was 2.4%, and it increased to 3% in the 1950s. Since the 1960s it has been declining from 3% to 0.8% in 2017. The growth rate is expected to reach -0.29% by 2050.

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Wadi Shab Oasis in Oman

Wadi Shab Oasis in Oman

Which Country is Growing the Fastest?

Even though China is the most populous nation in the world, it does not have the highest growth rate. The growth rate of China numbers 159th in the world right on top of Curacao and France. India has a growth rate of 1.1% which is the ninety-fifth globally right behind Paraguay, with the United States being number 127. Brazil’s growth rate is one 141st in the world while Indonesia is 124th. The country with the highest growth rate is Oman at 8.5%, followed by Lebanon with 6.0% and Kuwait with 4.8%.

Countries With More Than 100 million People

1 China 1,409,517,397
2 India 1,339,180,127
3 United States 324,459,463
4 Indonesia 263,991,379
5 Brazil 209,288,278
6 Pakistan 197,015,955, Visit Pakistan
7 Nigeria 190,886,311
8 Bangladesh 164,669,751
9 Russia 143,989,754, Visit Russia
10 Mexico 129,163,276, Visit Mexico
11 Japan 127,484,450 Visit Japan
12 Ethiopia 104,957,438, Visit Ethiopia
13 Philippines 103,320,222, Visit Philippines

 

 

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