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Total population


China is the top country by population in the world. As of 2017, population in China was 1,386 million persons that accounts for 18.50 % of the world's population. The top 5 countries (others are India, the United States of America, Indonesia, and Brazil) account for 47.04 % of it. The world's total population was estimated at 7,492 million persons in 2017.

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What is population?

Both sexes combined, as of 1 July. De facto population as of 1 July of the year indicated and in the age group indicated and the percentage it represents with respect to the total population. Population data are presented in thousands.