Top 5 Most Populated Countries in The World!

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There are total of 195 countries in the World. And each countries have different population which is mainly dependent on the area covered by the country and also the type of geography available in the country. The countries with more mountainous regions and having excessive cold temperature are less inhabited. In this article we are going to explore the top 5 most populated countries in the world.

The world population is estimated to have reached 7.6 Billion as per the data of May 2018. The world population growth rate is 1.09% in 2018 whereas it was 1.12% in 2017 and 1.14% in 2016. South Sudan is the country with highest population growth rate of 3.83%. Around 83 million people have been added from 2017 to 2018. The world population was 1 billion in 1800 and now have reached to 7.6 billion in 2018. The population has grown tremendously since 1800 AD. According to the scientists the carrying capacity of earth is 10 billion depicting the relation of human to the food resources. Any more than that population will create negative pressure on earth.

Let’s start our Epic Top 5 Countdown of Most Populated Countries in the World!

5. Pakistan

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Pakistan ranks fifth in the list of most populated countries in the world. The country has the total population of 202,158,000 as per the recent data of September 29, 2018. It has total of 2.4% world population. It has a total area of 796,095 square kilometers. Pakistan ranks in 36th position in terms of area. Pakistan has a population density of 254 people per square kilometer in 2018. The population growth rate of Pakistan is 2.60%.

4. Indonesia

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Indonesia ranks fourth in the list of most populated countries in the world. The country has the total population of 265,015,300 as per the recent data of July 1, 2018. It has total of 3.46% world population. It has a total area of 1,904,569 square kilometers. It is 14th largest country in terms of area. Indonesia has a population density of 139 people per square kilometer in 2018. The Population growth rate of Indonesia is only 1.16%.

3. United States

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United States ranks third in the list of most populated countries in the world. The country has the total population of 327,912,000 as per the recent data of September 29, 2018. It has total of 4.28% world population. It has a total area of 9,833,520 square kilometers. United States is the fourth largest country in the world in terms of Area. United States has a population density of 33 people per square kilometer in 2018. The Population growth rate of United States is also only 0.7%.

2. India

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India ranks fifth in the list of most populated countries in the world. The country has the total population of 1,337,590,000 as per the recent data of September 29, 2018. It has total of 17.5% world population. It has a total area of 3,287,469 square kilometers. India is the 7th largest country in the world in terms of area. India has a population density of 407 people per square kilometer in 2018. The population growth rate of India is also only 1.2%.

1. China

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China is the most populated country in the world. The country has the total population of 1,394,330,000 as per the recent data of September 29, 2018. It has total of 18.2% world population. It has a total area of 9,596,960 square kilometers. It is also the third largest country in the world in terms of Area. Pakistan has a population density of 145 people per square kilometer in 2018. Population growth rate in China is only 0.5% at present.

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