Asian Countries by population (2021)

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# Country (or dependency) Population
(2020)
Yearly
Change
Net
Change
Density
(P/Km²)
Land Area
(Km²)
Migrants
(net)
Fert.
Rate
Med.
Age
Urban
Pop %
World
Share
1 China 1,439,323,776 0.39 % 5,540,090 153 9,388,211 -348,399 1.7 38 61 % 18.47 %
2 India 1,380,004,385 0.99 % 13,586,631 464 2,973,190 -532,687 2.2 28 35 % 17.70 %
3 Indonesia 273,523,615 1.07 % 2,898,047 151 1,811,570 -98,955 2.3 30 56 % 3.51 %
4 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.00 % 4,327,022 287 770,880 -233,379 3.6 23 35 % 2.83 %
5 Bangladesh 164,689,383 1.01 % 1,643,222 1,265 130,170 -369,501 2.1 28 39 % 2.11 %
6 Japan 126,476,461 -0.30 % -383,840 347 364,555 71,560 1.4 48 92 % 1.62 %
7 Philippines 109,581,078 1.35 % 1,464,463 368 298,170 -67,152 2.6 26 47 % 1.41 %
8 Vietnam 97,338,579 0.91 % 876,473 314 310,070 -80,000 2.1 32 38 % 1.25 %
9 Turkey 84,339,067 1.09 % 909,452 110 769,630 283,922 2.1 32 76 % 1.08 %
10 Iran 83,992,949 1.30 % 1,079,043 52 1,628,550 -55,000 2.2 32 76 % 1.08 %
11 Thailand 69,799,978 0.25 % 174,396 137 510,890 19,444 1.5 40 51 % 0.90 %
12 Myanmar 54,409,800 0.67 % 364,380 83 653,290 -163,313 2.2 29 31 % 0.70 %
13 South Korea 51,269,185 0.09 % 43,877 527 97,230 11,731 1.1 44 82 % 0.66 %
14 Iraq 40,222,493 2.32 % 912,710 93 434,320 7,834 3.7 21 73 % 0.52 %
15 Afghanistan 38,928,346 2.33 % 886,592 60 652,860 -62,920 4.6 18 25 % 0.50 %
16 Saudi Arabia 34,813,871 1.59 % 545,343 16 2,149,690 134,979 2.3 32 84 % 0.45 %
17 Uzbekistan 33,469,203 1.48 % 487,487 79 425,400 -8,863 2.4 28 50 % 0.43 %
18 Malaysia 32,365,999 1.30 % 416,222 99 328,550 50,000 2.0 30 78 % 0.42 %
19 Yemen 29,825,964 2.28 % 664,042 56 527,970 -30,000 3.8 20 38 % 0.38 %
20 Nepal 29,136,808 1.85 % 528,098 203 143,350 41,710 1.9 25 21 % 0.37 %
21 North Korea 25,778,816 0.44 % 112,655 214 120,410 -5,403 1.9 35 63 % 0.33 %
22 Taiwan 23,816,775 0.18 % 42,899 673 35,410 30,001 1.2 42 79 % 0.31 %
23 Sri Lanka 21,413,249 0.42 % 89,516 341 62,710 -97,986 2.2 34 18 % 0.27 %
24 Kazakhstan 18,776,707 1.21 % 225,280 7 2,699,700 -18,000 2.8 31 58 % 0.24 %
25 Syria 17,500,658 2.52 % 430,523 95 183,630 -427,391 2.8 26 60 % 0.22 %
26 Cambodia 16,718,965 1.41 % 232,423 95 176,520 -30,000 2.5 26 24 % 0.21 %
27 Jordan 10,203,134 1.00 % 101,440 115 88,780 10,220 2.8 24 91 % 0.13 %
28 Azerbaijan 10,139,177 0.91 % 91,459 123 82,658 1,200 2.1 32 56 % 0.13 %
29 United Arab Emirates 9,890,402 1.23 % 119,873 118 83,600 40,000 1.4 33 86 % 0.13 %
30 Tajikistan 9,537,645 2.32 % 216,627 68 139,960 -20,000 3.6 22 27 % 0.12 %
31 Israel 8,655,535 1.60 % 136,158 400 21,640 10,000 3.0 30 93 % 0.11 %
32 Hong Kong 7,496,981 0.82 % 60,827 7,140 1,050 29,308 1.3 45 N.A. 0.10 %
33 Laos 7,275,560 1.48 % 106,105 32 230,800 -14,704 2.7 24 36 % 0.09 %
34 Lebanon 6,825,445 -0.44 % -30,268 667 10,230 -30,012 2.1 30 78 % 0.09 %
35 Kyrgyzstan 6,524,195 1.69 % 108,345 34 191,800 -4,000 3.0 26 36 % 0.08 %
36 Turkmenistan 6,031,200 1.50 % 89,111 13 469,930 -5,000 2.8 27 53 % 0.08 %
37 Singapore 5,850,342 0.79 % 46,005 8,358 700 27,028 1.2 42 N.A. 0.08 %
38 State of Palestine 5,101,414 2.41 % 119,994 847 6,020 -10,563 3.7 21 80 % 0.07 %
39 Oman 5,106,626 2.65 % 131,640 16 309,500 87,400 2.9 31 87 % 0.07 %
40 Kuwait 4,270,571 1.51 % 63,488 240 17,820 39,520 2.1 37 N.A. 0.05 %
41 Georgia 3,989,167 -0.19 % -7,598 57 69,490 -10,000 2.1 38 58 % 0.05 %
42 Mongolia 3,278,290 1.65 % 53,123 2 1,553,560 -852 2.9 28 67 % 0.04 %
43 Armenia 2,963,243 0.19 % 5,512 104 28,470 -4,998 1.8 35 63 % 0.04 %
44 Qatar 2,881,053 1.73 % 48,986 248 11,610 40,000 1.9 32 96 % 0.04 %
45 Bahrain 1,701,575 3.68 % 60,403 2,239 760 47,800 2.0 32 89 % 0.02 %
46 Timor-Leste 1,318,445 1.96 % 25,326 89 14,870 -5,385 4.1 21 33 % 0.02 %
47 Cyprus 1,207,359 0.73 % 8,784 131 9,240 5,000 1.3 37 67 % 0.02 %
48 Bhutan 771,608 1.12 % 8,516 20 38,117 320 2.0 28 46 % 0.01 %
49 Macao 649,335 1.39 % 8,890 21,645 30 5,000 1.2 39 N.A. 0.01 %
50 Maldives 540,544 1.81 % 9,591 1,802 300 11,370 1.9 30 35 % 0.01 %
51 Brunei 437,479 0.97 % 4,194 83 5,270 0 1.8 32 80 % 0.01 %

Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).