Top 10 Most Populous Countries in the World

What if there are two candidates against one piece of bread? Obviously there is going to be quiet a struggle between the two to grab that single piece for himself or his family. My today’s topic is in connection to the above short narration. The world population is on a constant rise and there is no red light on the way to stop it. Concerns have been raised that if this trend continued in the future than very disastrous results would occur. Efforts are being made at the government as well as the individual level to create awareness among the public as regards to family planning. Let us go through the list of 10 most populous Countries in the World. I will give you a comparison of the population of these countries in the year 2000 and then in the year 2011. See for yourself that at which pace these countries are crossing all the barriers of controlled population.



10. Japan

In 2000, the population of Japan was 126,729,223, which has become 126,475,664 in the year 2011. Though, it is good to see that there is somewhat decline in the population but still it is very high for which Japan holds tenth place.



9. Russia

On number nine is the Russian Federation which is also the world’s largest country. It covers one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited area which include 40% of the European region. The population of this country in 2000 was 146,709,971 which declined to 138,739,892 in the year 2011. It is also the country with behemoth energy reserves and which if managed properly, can sustain the huge population.



8. Nigeria

Apart from being listed on number eight, there is one more unique feature about this country. It is the most populous country in the world in which most of the individuals are black. Let us have a look on the population stats of this country. In the year 2000, the population was 123,178,818 which rose to 155,215,573 in 2011. Nigeria has also abundant reserves of natural resources and enjoys very strong trade links with United States of America. It must manage its resources and trade to fulfill the needs of its growing population.



7. Bangladesh

Bangladesh shares a history with Pakistan and once it was a single country. Little wonder both of these countries are in the top ten most populous countries of world. In 2000, the population was 130,406,594 which rose to 158,570,535 in 2011. It is still a developing nation and needs to focus on its resources to meet the growing demands of the population. Suffice to say, it is a state of consternation for this nation which is still struggling with its economy and the population is on a rise.



6. Pakistan

One step above the ladder is Pakistan. It follows the same rising pattern in terms of population with a figure of 146,404,914 in 2000 to 187,342,721 in the year 2011. Pakistan is a country blessed with huge amount of natural resources especially in the province of Baluchistan. I don’t know about the state that whether it realizes the importance of this province or not but yes it can be declared with quiet certainty that the international community knows the worth of it. We can witness many foreign investments pouring in this province. It is high time that the government should realize the needs of its growing population and concentrate on utilizing the great human resource and other natural resources for the advantage of the country.



5. Brazil

The first thought which comes to our mind after listening to the word Brazil is definitely of the Brazilian football squad. It has clinched the FIFA world cup numerous times for the country. For this, the country deserves kudos that it has managed to shortlist the best eleven out of such a huge population. In 2000, its population was around 176,319,621 which rose dramatically to 203,429,773 in the year 2011. Now, that all the superstars for the football team have been selected, I think it is time the government spread some family planning awareness among the public.



4. Indonesia

It is no surprise that the world’s most populous island is also in Indonesia. The name of that island is Java which inhabits around 58% of the total population of this country. In the year 2000, the population figure was 213,829,469 which rose to a figure of 245,613,043 in year 2011. The country is, at the moment, is the largest economy in South-east Asia. Let us hope that its growing population makes it a point to contribute towards the uplift of the country.



3. United States

Uncle Sam does not like lagging behind any other nation in any aspect; let it be the size of the population. It is a land of diverse culture and ethnic backgrounds due to huge immigration. Currently, it is the world’s largest economy and is seventh in terms of per-capita income. We can spare this country on the grounds that it has produced some great personalities among who are Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Abraham Lincoln. These personalities are a saving grace of this country. In 2000, the population was 282,338,631 which rose to 313,232,044 in the year 2011. If it can keep on producing great personalities, then it still needs to focus on controlling its growing population.



2. India

It is the neighbor of Pakistan and five times bigger in size as compared to Pakistan. These both countries share same cultural background and therefore much of the folkways, mores and customs of the inhabitants of these two countries are same. If they can share a common cultural background then why not being included in the top ten list of most populous countries?. In 2000, the population was 1,004,124,224 which rose to a figure of 1,189,172,906 in the year 2011. Measures should be taken by the government to curb the constantly rising population or else negative results will start showing up soon.



1. China

It is also neighboring country of Pakistan and India and it is at the top of the most populous countries list. In 2000, the figure for population was around 1,268,853,362 which rose to 1,336,718,015 in 2011. China, on the contrary, seems to possess the sense to direct such a huge population towards a right way and make most out of it. It can be substantiated by the fact that China is the highest growing economy at present and the competitive prices of Chinese products are making other producers out of competition from the markets.

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