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Total population


In 2017, population in Canada was 36.5 million persons. In the ranking by population including 195 countries, Canada has the 38th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Iraq and the Afghanistan. Compared to China which at the top of the ranking with population of 1,386 million persons in 2017, Canada has 97.36 % percent lower population.

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What is population?

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.

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