List_of_countries_by_population_in_1907

List of countries by population in 1907

Rank Country /Territory Population
1907
estimate
- World 1,700,000,000
1 China (Qing Dynasty) 300,000,000 - 400,000,000
2 British India 263,539,000 - 314,417,000
3 c. 150,000,000
4 87,008,000
5 62,010,000
6 (Netherlands) 45,880,000
7 40,000,000
8 40,000,000
9 United Kingdom 39,700,000
10 France 38,343,000
11 Italy 33,640,700
12 28,000,000
13 Spain 19,671,000
14 17,000,000
15 14,677,000
16 (Belgium) 14,000,000 - 30,000,000
17 14,000,000
18 Poland (Russia) 11,138,700
19 Bohemia (Austria-Hungary) 9,825,000
20 Burma (British India) 9,606,000
21 Northern Nigeria (UK) 8,500,000
22 (UK) 8,000,000
23 Philippines (United States) 8,000,000
24 Southern Nigeria (UK) 7,500,000
25 7,200,000
26 Persia 7,000,000
27 6,630,000
28 6,136,000
29 Annam (France) 6,000,000
30 Tongking (France) 6,000,000
31 5,800,000
32 Portugal 5,758,000
33 5,616,000
34 5,500,000
35 5,377,713
36 5,000,000
37 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (UK and Egypt) 4,800,000
38 4,789,000
39 4,604,000
40 (UK) 4,390,000
41 Arabia (mainly includes (Hejaz, Nejd, Hadramaut and Yemen) 4,218,000
42 Morocco (France) 4,162,000
43 Abyssinia 4,000,000
44 Algeria (France) 4,000,000
45 4,000,000
46 (UK) 3,700,000
47 3,700,000
48 3,525,300
49 Cameroon (Germany) 3,500,000
50 Formosa (Japan) 3,500,000
51 German East Africa (Germany) 3,500,000
52 Cochin-China (France) 3,200,000
53 Bulgaria 3,154,000
54 2,867,000
55 Greece 2,800,000
56 French Sudan (France) 2,800,000
57 (UK) 2,800,000
58 2,741,000
59 Madagascar (France) 2,706,700
60 Ruanda-Urundi (Germany) 2,700,000
61 Serbia 2,650,000
62 Portuguese East Africa (Portugal) 2,600,000
63 Grand Duchy of Finland (Russia) 2,431,000
64 Portuguese West Africa (Portugal) 2,400,000
65 Upper Volta (France) 2,375,000
66 2,324,800
67 Croatia-Slavonia (Austria-Hungary) 2,201,000
68 2,182,000
69 Tunis (France) 1,890,000
70 (UK) 1,800,000
71 (UK) 1,700,000
72 French Guinea (France) 1,600,000
73 Niger (France) 1,570,000
74 Cape Colony (UK) 2,500,000
75 (France) 1,500,000
76 1,500,000
77 1,500,000
78 Transvaal (UK) 1,400,000
79 1,271,000
80 Bukhara (Russia) 1,250,000
81 Senegal (France) 1,230,000
82 Bosnia and Herzegovina (Austria-Hungary) 1,200,000
83 Natal (UK) 1,200,000
84 1,116,300
85 Porto Rico (United States) 1,100,000
86 1,046,000
87 1,026,000
88 Sierra Leone (UK) (including protectorate) 1,000,000
89 Tripoli (Ottoman Empire) 1,000,000
90 967,000
91 Ivory Coast (France) 950,000
91 Togoland (Germany) 920,000
92 Federated Malay States (UK) 900,000
93 Nyasaland (UK) 850,000
94 (UK) 820,000
95 Chad (France) 810,000
96 (UK) 770,000
97 (UK) 734,000
98 715,000
99 664,000
100 Oubangui-Chari (France) 630,000
101 610,000
102 Dahomey (France) 570,000
103 (UK) 550,000
104 Laos (France) 550,000
105 Mauretania (France) 540,000
106 515,000
107 505,000
108 Muscat and Oman 500,000
109 Sarawak 500,000
110 Portuguese India (Portugal) 475,000
111 Italian Somaliland (Italy) 400,000
112 Khiva (Russia) 400,000
113 Orange River Colony (earlier called Orange Free State) (UK) 400,000
114 Territory of Papua (UK, de facto Australia) 400,000
115 Basutoland (UK) 383,000
116 Mauritius (UK) 375,000
117 Canary Islands (Spain) 360,000
118 341,600
119 (UK) 325,000
120 Montenegro 320,000
121 Trinidad and Tobago (UK) 320,000
122 318,000
123 Crete 310,000
124 (UK) 300,000
125 (UK) 300,000
126 British Somaliland (UK) 300,000
127 Portuguese Timor (Portugal) 300,000
128 280,000
129 French India (France) 280,000
130 Middle Congo (also called French Congo) (France) 280,000
131 Azores (Portugal) 260,000
132 252,000
133 Zanzibar (UK and Oman) 250,000
134 Cyprus (UK) 240,000
135 230,000
136 Gabon (France) 240,000
137 Eritrea (Italy) 220,000
138 German South West Africa (Germany) 210,000
140 Portuguese Guinea (Portugal) 200,000
141 (UK) 195,000
142 Guadeloupe (France) 190,000
143 German New Guinea (Germany) 188,000
144 Kwang-Chou-Wan (France) 185,000
145 Martinique (France) 185,000
146 (UK) 182,000
147 Réunion (France) 178,000
148 Gambia (UK) 165,000
149 Madeira (Portugal) 160,000
150 (United States) 154,000
151 Spanish Guinea (or Rio Muni) (Spain) 150,000
152 Cape Verde (Portugal) 140,000
153 British Solomon Islands (UK) 135,000
154 (UK) 125,000
155 Comoros (France) 112,000
156 Bechuanaland (UK) 90,000
157 Swaziland (UK) 90,000
158 Dutch Guiana (Netherlands) 86,000
159 (Denmark) 82,000
160 Macau (Portugal) 80,000
161 Bahrain (UK) 70,000
162 Grenada (UK) 70,000
163 Trucial Oman (UK) 70,000
164 Sao Tomé and Principe (Portugal) 61,000
165 Kiaochow (Germany) 60,000
166 Sikkim (British India) 60,000
167 (UK) 57,000
168 Maldives (UK) 56,000
169 Bahamas (UK) 55,000
170 (UK) 54,000
171 New Caledonia (France) 54,000
172 French Somaliland (France) 50,000
173 German Solomon Islands (Germany) 50,000
174 and New Hebrides (shared between UK and France) 50,000
175 Saint Lucia (UK) 50,000
176 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (UK) 49,000
177 Aden Protectorate (UK) 45,000
178 Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 44,000
179 (UK) 45,000
180 Saint Kitts (with Nevis) (UK) 45,000
181 (UK) 42,000
182 Kuwait (UK) 40,000
183 Rio de Oro (Spain) 40,000
184 German Samoa 37,000
185 Caroline Islands (Germany) 36,000
186 Antigua (with Barbuda and Redonda) (UK) 35,000
187 Dominica (UK) 32,000
188 Gilbert Islands (UK) 30,000
189 French Polynesia (France) 30,000
190 Gibraltar (UK) 29,000
191 Danish Virgin Islands (Denmark) 28,000
192 Fernando Po (Spain) 25,000
193 French Guiana (France) 24,000
194 Brunei (UK) 22,000
195 Spanish Morocco (mainly Ceuta and Melilla) (Spain) 22,000
196 Seychelles (UK) 22,000
197 (UK) 21,000
198 Bermuda (UK) 20,000
199 Faroe Islands (Denmark) 17,000
200 19,000
201 Micronesia (Germany) 15,000
202 Witu (UK) 15,000
203 Marshall Islands (Germany) 15,000
204 Greenland (Denmark) 13,000
205 Guam (United States) 12,000
206 Montserrat (UK) 12,000
207 Qatar (UK) 11,000
208 11,000
209 10,000
210 6,000
211 Cook Islands (UK) 6,000
212 American Samoa (United States) 6,000
213 Wallis and Futuna (France) 6,000
214 (UK) 5,500
215 British Virgin Islands (UK) 5,000
216 (UK) 5,000
217 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 5,000
218 Anguilla (UK) 4,500
219 (UK) 4,500
220 Palau (Germany) 4,000
221 Niue (UK) 4,000
222 Elobey, Annobón and Corisco (Spain) 3,000
223 Moresnet (Neutral territory) 3,000
224 Mariana Islands (Germany) 2,500
225 Ellice Islands (UK) 2,400
226 (UK) 2,300
227 Nauru (Germany) 1,500
228 Christmas Island (UK) 900
229 700
230 Cocos Islands (UK) 650
231 Tokelau Islands (UK) 500
232 Pitcairn Islands (UK) 170
233 150
234 Ascension Island (UK) c. 100-200?
235 Tristan da Cunha (UK) 95
236 Tavolara 60
237 Phoenix Islands (UK) 60

References

Originally this site incorporated statistics from the Nuttall Encyclopedia published in 1907. The list includes the populations of all countries, states and territories listed in the Encyclopedia with an estimated population. The populations listed here, rounded to the nearest 1,000, represent the best estimate of population by the editors of the Nuttall Encyclopedia. The other main sources are:

http://www.populstat.info/

http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Main_Page

http://www.zum.de/psm/imperialismus/kolonialatlas05/atlas002.php

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