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What Is the Most Populous Nation?

As of December 2011, the world's most populous nation was China, with a population of 1,347,350,000. The second most populous nation was India, with a population of 1,210,193,422. The US Census Bureau estimated that India's population would overtake China's in 2025.

More about population:

  • As of July 2012, the Pitcairn Islands, a territory of the United Kingdom, had just 48 residents.

  • As of September 2012, the United States had a population of about 314,289,000, making it the third most populous nation.

  • Singapore's land area is 271.8 square miles (704 km2), and it had a population of 5,183,700 as of 2011, making it the world's most population-dense country.

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