Here is the 10 most populous countries in the world as of December 14, 2017. China is the most populous country with more than 1.4 billion residents. Since India’s population is close behind China at 1.3 billion, there could be a time when India surpasses its neighbor country in population. The estimated population of the world is 7.5 billion as of 2017.
|1. China||1,379,302,771||6. Pakistan||204,924,861|
|2. India||1,281,935,911||7. Nigeria||190,632,261|
|3. United States||326,625,791||8. Bangladesh||157,826,578|
|4. Indonesia||260,580,739||9. Russia||142,257,519|
|5. Brazil||207,353,391||10. Japan||126,451,398|