This is a list of countries and dependencies by population.It includes sovereign states, inhabited, dependent territories and, in some cases, constituent countries of sovereign states, with inclusion within the list being primarily based on the ISO standard ISO 3166-1.
A continent is one of several large landmasses. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven regions are commonly regarded as continents. Ordered from largest in area to smallest, these seven regions are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
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This is a list of countries and other inhabited territories of the world by total population, based on estimates published by the United Nations in the 2019 revision of World Population Prospects.   These figures refer to the de facto population in a country or area as shown in the "estimates" section.
Also see: List of countries, List of countries by area, List of countries by population density. Sovereign states and dependencies by population [ change | change source ] Note: All dependent territories or constituent countries that are parts of sovereign states are shown in italics and not assigned a numbered rank.
- Africa. Eastern Africa. 66,923,000 84,305,000. +2.34% 110,428,000. +2.74% 147,512,000. +2.94% 198,232,000. +3.00% 259,373,000.
- Americas. Total Americas. 340,459,000 425,357,000. +2.25% 519,522,000. +2.02% 619,252,000. +1.77% 727,522,000. +1.62% 840,614,000.
- Asia. Central Asia. 18,131,000 24,616,000. +3.10% 33,156,000. +3.02% 41,277,000. +2.21% 50,407,929. +2.02% 55,117,000. +0.90%
- Europe. Eastern Europe. 220,171,000 253,630,000. +1.42% 276,396,000. +0.86% 295,042,000. +0.65% 310,027,000. +0.50% 303,789,000.
Jul 29, 2020 · 29 Jul 2020. Asia is the most populous continent in the world, with 4.68 billion people accounting for nearly 59.5% of the world population as of 2021. Africa is the second most largest continent by population, with around 1.37 billion people, or 17.4% of the world's population. Only these two continents have crossed one billion milestone.