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List of countries by population in 1907

 

List of countries by population in 1907

Rank Country /Territory Population
1907
estimate
- World 1,750,000,000
 British Empire 422,341,500
1  Qing China 415,964,000
2  Indian Empire (UK) 280,000,000
3  Russian Empire 151,010,000
4  United States 87,000,000
French Empire 83,270,000
German colonial empire 78,240,000
5  German Empire 67,000,000
Dutch Empire 51,246,000
6  Austria-Hungary 50,000,000
7  Dutch East Indies (Netherlands) 45,500,000
8  Empire of Japan 42,000,000
9  United Kingdom 39,700,000
10 France 38,343,000
11  Italy 34,640,700
12  Ottoman Empire 30,860,000
13  Brazil 20,750,000
14 Spain 20,750,000
15 Poland (Russia) 17,138,700
16 Bohemia (Austria-Hungary) 12,825,000
Portuguese Empire 12,434,000
17  Mexico 12,050,000[1]
18  Korean Empire 12,000,000
19 Burma (Indian Empire) 9,606,000
20 Northern Nigeria (UK) 8,500,000
21  Egypt (UK) 8,000,000
21  Morocco 8,000,000[2][3]
22 Philippines (United States) 8,000,000
23 Southern Nigeria (UK) 7,500,000
24  Siam 7,200,000
25 Persia 7,000,000
27  Romania 6,630,000
28  Belgium 6,136,000
29 Annam (France) 6,000,000
30 Tongking (France) 6,000,000
31  Argentina 5,800,000
32 Portugal 5,758,000
33  Netherlands 5,616,000
34  Canada (UK) 5,500,000
35  Sweden 5,377,713
36  Afghanistan 5,000,000
37 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (UK and Egypt) 4,800,000
38    Nepal 4,789,000
39  Colombia 4,604,000
40  Ireland (UK) 4,390,000
41 Arabia (mainly includes (Hejaz, Nejd, Hadramaut and Yemen) 4,218,000
43 Abyssinia 4,000,000
44 Algeria (France) 4,000,000
45  Australia 4,000,000
46  Ceylon (UK) 3,700,000
47  Peru 3,700,000
48   Switzerland 3,525,300
49 Cameroon (Germany) 3,500,000
50  Tibet 3,300,000
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  Chile 2,867,000
55 Greece 2,800,000
56 French Sudan (France) 2,800,000
57  Gold Coast (UK) 2,800,000
58  Venezuela 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  Norway 2,324,800
67 Croatia-Slavonia (Austria-Hungary) 2,201,000
68  Denmark 2,182,000
69 Tunis (France) 1,890,000
70  Uganda (UK) 1,800,000
71  Kenya (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  Cambodia (France) 1,500,000
76  Cuba 1,500,000
77  Bolivia 1,500,000
78 Transvaal Colony (UK) 1,400,000
79  Ecuador 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 Colony of Natal (UK) 1,200,000
84  El Salvador 1,116,300
85 Porto Rico (United States) 1,100,000
86  Guatemala 1,046,000
87  Uruguay 1,026,000
88 Sierra Leone (UK) (including protectorate) 1,000,000
89 Tripoli (Ottoman Empire) 1,000,000
90  New Zealand 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  Jamaica (UK) 820,000
95 Chad (France) 810,000
96  Northern Rhodesia (UK) 770,000
97  Southern Rhodesia (UK) 734,000
98  Paraguay 715,000
99  Liberia 664,000
100 Oubangui-Chari (France) 630,000
101  Dominican Republic 610,000
102 Dahomey (France) 570,000
103  Straits Settlements (UK) 550,000
104 Laos (France) 550,000
105 Mauretania (France) 540,000
106  Nicaragua 515,000
107  Honduras 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  Costa Rica 341,600
119  Hong Kong (UK) 325,000
120  Montenegro 320,000
121 Trinidad and Tobago (UK) 320,000
122  Panama 318,000
123 Crete 310,000
124  North Borneo (UK) 300,000
125  British Guiana (UK) 300,000
126 British Somaliland (UK) 300,000
127 Portuguese Timor (Portugal) 300,000
128  Bhutan (Indian Empire) 280,000
129 French India (France) 280,000
130 Middle Congo (also called French Congo) (France) 280,000
131 Azores (Portugal) 260,000
132  Luxembourg 252,000
133 Zanzibar (UK and Oman) 250,000
134 Cyprus (UK) 240,000
135  Newfoundland 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  Malta (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  Barbados (UK) 182,000
147 Réunion (France) 178,000
148 Gambia (UK) 165,000
149 Madeira (Portugal) 160,000
150  Hawaii (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  Fiji (UK) 125,000
155 Comoros (France) 112,000
156 Bechuanaland (UK) 90,000
157 Swaziland (UK) 90,000
158 Surinam (Netherlands) 86,000
159  Iceland (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 São Tomé and Príncipe (Portugal) 61,000
165 Kiaochow (Germany) 60,000
166 Sikkim (Indian Empire) 60,000
167  Isle of Man (UK) 57,000
168 Maldives (UK) 56,000
169 Bahamas (UK) 55,000
170  Jersey (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  British Honduras (UK) 45,000
180 Saint Kitts (with Nevis) (UK) 45,000
181  Guernsey (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 and Ellice 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  Tonga (UK) 21,000
198 Bermuda (UK) 20,000
199 Faroe Islands (Denmark) 17,000
200  Monaco 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  San Marino 11,000
209  Liechtenstein 10,000
210  Andorra 6,000
211 Cook Islands (UK) 6,000
212 American Samoa (United States) 6,000
213 Wallis and Futuna (France) 6,000
214  Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 5,500
215 British Virgin Islands (UK) 5,000
216  Cayman Islands (UK) 5,000
217 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 5,000
218 Anguilla (UK) 4,500
219  Saint Helena (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  Falkland Islands (UK) 2,300
227 Nauru (Germany) 1,500
228 Christmas Island (UK) 900
229   Vatican City 700
230 Cocos Islands (UK) 650
231 Tokelau Islands (UK) 500
232 Pitcairn Islands (UK) 170
233  Goust 150
234 Ascension Island (UK) c. 100-200?
235 Tristan da Cunha (UK) 95
236 Tavolara 60
237 Phoenix Islands (UK) 60

References

  1. ^ The Nuttall Encyclopedia
  2. ^ http://books.google.co.ma/books?ei=CtjfU-3jI6H4yQPDm4BQ&id=KtA7AQAAMAAJ&dq=Morocco++eight+million&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=eight+million
  3. ^ http://books.google.co.ma/books?id=tZoeAQAAMAAJ&q=Morocco++eight+million&dq=Morocco++eight+million&hl=en&sa=X&ei=CtjfU-3jI6H4yQPDm4BQ&redir_esc=y

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

See also

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