Pakistan edged Nigeria out of the number six spot with a population difference of only seven million people. Pakistan is home to 190 million people and as a country known for its high birth rate – an estimated crude birthrate of 23.19 births/1,000 population according to the CIA World Factbook – it is projected to be the fourth most populated country in the world by 2050.
Not only can Pakistan boast the sixth largest population in the world but they also have the sixth largest military force in the world as well.
Brazil begins the top five with a population of 204 million people. Surprisingly, the country is also known to be the home of the largest Catholic population in the world, outranking both Italy and Spain with 123 million Catholics, 64 percent of Brazil’s population.
Brazil is also home to the biggest Japanese community outside of Japan. In 2016, Brazil will be the first South American country to ever host the Olympic Games.
Indonesia is a country located in Southeast Asia that is comprised of 17,508 islands and 255 million people. It is the largest archipelago in the world but only 6,000 of the islands are inhabited by its 255 million people. Out of Indonesia’s 6,000 populated islands, Java is the most populated as it is home to 141 million of the 255 million people in Indonesia. Sticking with the math theme here, it’s also worth noting that there are 583 different languages and dialects spoken throughout the country.