As promised yesterday, here’s the list of the world’s ten largest countries in population order, along with leaders’ names:
|Rank||Country||Population||Last Updated||% of World Population||Leader|
|3||United States||306,573,000||6/7/09||4.52%||Barack Obama|
|4||Indonesia||230,330,000||6/1/09||3.42%||Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono|
|5||Brazil||191,401,196||6/7/09||2.81%||Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva|
|6||Pakistan||166,579,500||6/6/09||2.47%||Asif Ali Zardari|
|8||Nigeria||154,729,000||2.3%||Umaru Musa Yar’Adua|
Nearly 40% of the world’s population (4 out of every 10 people on Earth) live in China or India. How many countries did you name? I was surprised that some countries I expected to be in the top ten are actually not even close. If you’d like to see a more complete list, check out this article on wikipedia, which is the source for the table above.