The 10 most populous countries in the world (2016)

The 10 most populous countries according to annual population indices at present (2016) are: China, India, USA, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia and Japan.

Contrary to what may be inferred a priori, not all of the most populous countries are higher, since many of them are in latitudes too extreme or meet certain unfavorable socio-economic conditions for overpopulation.

Population of the 10 countries most populous (Figures in millions – 2016):
China: 1.377.000.000
India: 1.320.000.000
United States: 324.000.000
Indonesia: 259.000.000
Brazil: 206.000.000
Pakistan: 199.000.000
Nigeria: 190.000.000
Bangladesh: 161.000.000
Russia: 144.000.000
Japan: 127.000.000

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