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Population of states and territories, 2017

Source: United Nations, Population Division, WPP 2017,


This map shows the total population of states in 2017. Only China and India exceed a billion inhabitants. The next most populated countries are the United States, Indonesia, and Brazil. These demographic weights much depend on the size of the country and its population density. Most of the heavyweights have a very large surface area as well, but Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan are not continent-states. And densities are very unequally distributed within each country, which is not shown on the map.


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