Top 10 Most Populous Countries In The World

The Most Populous Countries In The World

In this list, I will be writing on the top 10 most populous countries in the world.

We bring to you the updated list[2020] of the most populous countries in the world as China and India dominate the world population.

Over time, both China and India have been the most populous country in the world, which we know, but how about we know the other countries.

List Of The Top 10 Most Populous Countries In The World

  • China
  • India
  • United States of America
  • Indonesia
  • Brazil
  • Pakistan
  • Nigeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Russia
  • Japan

Ok, this is the list now let’s explain how they find their selves in each respective position.

1) China

  • Capital: Beijing
  • Population: 1,380,914,176 Billion(people)
  • Landmass: 9.597 million km²
  • currency: Renminbi

Yes, the Republic of China is the most populous country in the world, asides it’s large landmass it also has a lot of people in it.

Covering almost 9,600,000 square kilometers, China is among the countries with the largest area.

China is also the most industrious country in the world, making its economy relatively stable and fast-growing.

China is known as the world factory as it has a complete industry system to manufacture all types of products.

In the list of the most populous countries in the world, China will always top the list.

2) India

  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Population: 1,311,559,168 Billion(people)
  • Landmass: 3.287 million km²
  • currency: Indian rupee

The second Asian country on the list is India, and they are the seventh-largest country in the world.

Both India and China hold the highest population of the world as both countries amount to billion people.

India is rich in heritage as it is known to be one of the oldest civilization to exist.

The world’s first university was established in Takshila, also known as Taxila 2700 years ago.

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Much more than 10,500 students from all over the world studied no less than 60 subjects.

The University of Nalanda, which was built in the 4th century, was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

India is among the top countries that export software to 90 countries.

India is the country to rival China in the most populous countries in the world.

3) United States of America

  • Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • Population: 333,928,672 Million(people)
  • Landmass: 9.834 million km²
  • currency: United States Dollar

The United States of America, commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is considered to be European giant as they hold the World Power.

The U.S also has a large landmass as large as China it is also the third most populated country in the world.

Aside from its large population, USA is also famous for its stable currency, “Dollar,” which is the world’s most popular currency and even among the strongest currencies in the world.

4) Indonesia

  • Capital: Jakarta
  • Population: 265,253,184 Million(people)
  • Landmass: 1.905 million km²
  • currency: Indonesian rupiah

Indonesia got itself on the fourth spot in the list of the most populous countries in the world.

Indonesia is also a famous country in Nigeria due to the introduction of its noodles called Indomie.

5) Brazil

  • Capital: Brasilia
  • Population: 220,632,960 Million(people)
  • Landmass: 8.511 million km²
  • currency: Brazilian real

Brazil is a country well known for the cultivation of palm oil and other crops.

Many people assume that Rio de Janeiro is the capital of Brazil, but actually, Brasilia is the capital.

Many assume that Brazilians speak Spanish; however, Portuguese is the local language, although 180 different languages are spoken there in total.

Brazil is a lovely place and also has a beautiful culture, just like their samba dance at the carnival and more.

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Brazil apart from being the fifth most populous country in the world it is also the best football playing nation having won the World Cup much more times than any other country

Good they found themselves on the fifth spot on the most populous countries in the world

6) Pakistan

  • Capital: Islamabad
  • Population: 210,797,840 Million(people)
  • Landmass: 881,913 km²
  • currency: Pakistani rupee

Although Pakistan has a small landmass, its population is large enough to be at the number six spot in the most populous countries in the world.

The different the difference between Brazil and Pakistan in population is not much.

Pakistan is well known for the production of hand-sewed footballs.

Local factories in Sialkot produce around 40-60 million footballs in a year, which amounts to about 70% of world production.


7) Nigeria

  • Capital: Abuja
  • Population: 202,670,592 Million(people)
  • Landmass: 923,763 km²
  • currency: Naira

Nigeria is the only country that made it to the top 10 most populous countries in the world.

Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa with a large landmass.

Nigeria is the largest oil-producing country in Africa, and it has ripped off a lot since colonization.

8) Bangladesh

  • Capital: Dhaka
  • Population: 180,203,952 Million(people)
  • Landmass: 147,570 km²
  • currency: Bangladeshi taka

Bangladesh, which shares a border with India, is on the eight spots on this list.

Aside from its small landmass to compare to India, Bangladesh is also a populated country.

Bangladesh is popularly known for Cheap but high-quality readymade garments.

It possesses the longest unbroken beach, which is called Cox’s Bazar sea beach, which is located 150 km (93 mi) south of the divisional headquarter of Chittagong.

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9) Russia

  • Capital: Moscow
  • Population: 133,026,408 Million(people)
  • Landmass: 17.1 million km²
  • currency: Russian ruble

Russia is the largest country in the world though it has low inhabitants compared with the top 8 most populous countries in the world.

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Russia is also among the coldest country in the world and has the largest landmass in the world, making up 10.995 percent of the world’s landmass.

Russia is also a top oil-producing country.

10) Japan

  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Population: 125,853,032 Million(people)
  • Landmass: 377,973 km²
  • currency: Japanese yen

Japan has a good number of people living in it.

Just like China, Japan is among the best technology country in the world with lots of gadgets and technological infrastructure.

Japan is also a lovely place to be as it is a home of tourism.


China and India are the most populous country in the world, taking almost half of the world’s population, with both of them having nearly 3billion people in them.

Russia is the largest country in the world with its large landmass.

Nigeria is the only African country that is popular enough to be among the top 10 most populous countries in the world.

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Frank Mbonu

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