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10 Most Populated Countries in the world

Published by Citizen in Random
November 14th, 2009

Here is the list of the 10 most populated countries in the world.

No.1) China

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Name:  China

Population: 1,334,100,000

Capital: Beijing

Major cities: Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai

Percentage of world population: 19.63%

China is the most populated country in the world at present. Even though it has got such a high population but  the economy of china is growing rapidly and it is one of the most fastest developing country.

The country of China is highly regarded and respected for its culture and its tradition.

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Shanghai

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Hong Kong

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No.2) India

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Name: India

Population: 1,172,510,000

Capital: New Delhi

Major cities: Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and New Delhi

Percentage of world population: 17.25%

Being the second most populated country in the world is a very big challenge for the government which the government has to tackle. There is more population in rural part of India as compared to the urban cities. India has also been amongst the rapidly developing countries.

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Taj Mahal situated in Agra, Uttar Pradesh

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No.3) United States of America

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Name: Unites States of America

Population: 307,920,000

Capital: Washington. D.C

Major cities: Washington. D.C, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, New york and Miami

Percentage of world population: 4.53%

USA is the third most populated country in the world but its population is almost one-third of the population of India which is the second most populated country. 51% of the population of USA is protestant. USA is the only present super power in the world.

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New York

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Los Angeles

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No.4) Indonesia

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Name: Indonesia

Population: 231,369,500

Capital: Jakarta

Major cities: Jakarta and Bali

Percentage of world population: 3.4%

This island country gained its independence from Netherlands and since then they have grown very rapidly. The country consists of over 2000 islands. It is home to some of the most unique animals which are only found in Indonesia.

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Jakarta

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No.5) Brazil

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Name: Brazil

Population: 192,030,000

Capital: Brasilia

Major cities: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia

Percentage of world population: 2.83%

Brazil is also one of those country which have got a very large population and the country is suffering from the problem of high poverty rate. Brazil is the only country in the whole of Latin America which was ruled by Portugal and the official language is Portuguese.

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Brasilia

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Rio de Janeiro

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No.6) Pakistan

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Name: Pakistan

Population: 167,939,500

Capital: Islamabad

Major cities: Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi

Percentage of world population: 2.47%

Pakistan is the most populated Muslim country in the world. Pakistan has been hugely involved in some recent terrorist activities in which most of the terrorists who were involved were Pakistanis. The official languages of the country are English and Urdu.

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Islamabad

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Karachi

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No.7) Bangladesh

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Name: Bangladesh

Population: 162,221,000

Capital: Dhaka

Major cities: Dhaka and Chittagong

Percentage of world population: 2.39%

Bangladesh is a very small country as compared to the sixth most populated country which is Pakistan but then too the population of Bangladesh is almost equal to Pakistan. Bangladesh holds the record for the most dense country (population wise) in the world.

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Dhaka

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No.8) Nigeria

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Name: Nigeria

Population: 154,729,000

Capital: Abuja

Major cities: Abuja and Lagos

Percentage of world population: 2.28%

The capital of Nigeria was changed from Lagos to Abuja a few years back. The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos. Nigeria is the record holder for the most percentage of population under the poverty line which is over 70%.

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Lagos

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No.9) Russia

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Name: Russia

Population: 141,880,000

Capital: Moscow

Major cities: Moscow and Saint Petersburg

Percentage of world population: 2.09%

Russia is the largest country in the world and keeping that in consideration the population of Russia is not much and that is because the northern part of the country is covered with snow all year round so most people cannot thrive in such conditions.

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Moscow

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No.10) Japan

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Name: Japan

Population: 127,560,000

Capital: Tokyo

Major cities: Tokyo and Osaka

Percentage of world population: 1.88%

Japan is country which is based on a few islands. Japan is at present one of the most advance and modern countries. It is one of the most earthquake prone countries in the world

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Tokyo

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  1. mahendra
    Posted May 18, 2011 at 10:09 am

    nice

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