United Nations records the world population as on July 01,2015, at 7,324,782,225. As per the data, the following countries have a population of over 100 million:
Of 12 countries having a population of over 100 million, Seven countries are from Asia. South Asia alone accounts for 1,630,945,592 people. Both India and China are four times the population size of USA.
The list of countries recording the maximum increase over 2014 are:
|Rank||Country||Population increase from 2014||Continent|
|9||Democratic Republic of Congo||1,886,237||Africa|
|12||United Republic of Tanzania||1,533,337||Africa|
India leads the list with the maximum increase in population over 2014. China, the most populous country in the world, growing at nearly half the rate of India. This shows India is going to overtake China as the most populous country in a few years. Seven of the 12 fastest growing countries belong to Asia, with India, Pakistan and Bangladesh continuing to ensure South Asia will remain as the most populous region in the world.
In the African continent, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and the United Republic of Tanzania lead the fastest growing populations list. Ethiopia added nearly the same number of people as the United States.
According to United Nations, of the 233 countries recorded in 2015, 22 countries witnessed a decline in population during 2014. The Russian Federation recorded the maximum population decline of 369,510. Ukraine was next with 295,192, followed by Japan – 181,789, Germany – 90,252, Romania – 60,967.
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