Top 5 Countries Religions Languages Population Area

Largest Countries (Area Wise)

  • 1ST– RUSSIA- It is the largest country in the world by area, spanning more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. Covering an area of 17,125,200 square kilometers.
  • 2nd– CANADA- It is the world’s second-largest country by total area. Covering 9.98 million square kilometers.
  • 3rd – UNITED STATES- It is the world’s third largest country by total area. Covering 3.8 million square miles.
  • 4th– CHINA- it is the world’s fourth-largest country by area. Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers. 
  • 5th– BRAZIL- Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country by area. Covering approximately 8.5 million square kilometers.

Smallest Countries (Area Wise)

  • 1st– VATICAN CITY- It is the smallest sovereign state in the world by both area and population. Covering 49 hectares (121 acres).
  • 2nd– MONACO- It is the second-smallest in the world. Covering 2.1 km2 (0.81 sq mi).
  • 3rd– NAURU- It is the world’s third smallest country. Covering 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi).
  • 4th– TUVALU- It is the world’s fourth smallest country. Covering 26 square kilometres (10 sq mi).
  • 5th– SAN MARINO- It is the world’s fifth smallest country. Covering 61 km2 (24 sq mi).

Largest Countries (Population-Wise)

  • 1st– CHINA- 1,403,220,800 as per National population clock. China population is equivalent to 18.47% of the total world population.
  • 2nd– INDIA– 1,363,838,246 as per National population clock. India population is equivalent to 17.7% of the total world population.
  • 3rd– USA- 329,912,526 as per National population clock. The United States population is equivalent to 4.25% of the total world population.
  • 4th– INDONESIA- 266,911,900 as per National population clock. Indonesia population is equivalent to 3.51% of the total world population.
  • 5th– BRAZIL- 211,698,579 as per National population clock. Brazil population is equivalent to 2.73% of the total world population.

Smallest Countries (Population-Wise)

  • 1st– VATICAN CITY- 825 as per National Estimate. There are only .44 square kilometers of area within the Vatican City, so the entire population is contained within less than a single square kilometer of space.
  • 2nd– TUVALU- 10,200 as per National Annual Estimate. The population density at around 1,232 people per square miles, making it one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
  • 3rd– NAURU- 11,000 as per National Annual Estimate. It has population density of over 1,243 people per square mile.
  • 4th– PALAU- 17,900 as per National Annual Estimate. The population density is about 121 people per square mile.
  • 5th– SAN MARINO- 33,553 as per National Monthly Estimate. The population density quite high at nearly 1,347 people per square mile.

Top 5 Languages

  • 1st – MANDARIN– It has 918 million speakers across the globe. It is a group of Sinitic (Chinese) languages spoken across most of northern and southwestern China.
  • 2nd – SPANISH– It has 480 million speakers across the globe. Spanish is a Romance language spoken mainly in Spain and the Americas.
  • 3rd – ENGLISH– It has 379 million speakers across the globe. English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca.
  • 4th – HINDI– It has 341 million speakers across the globe. It is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in India. Modern Hindi is often described as a standardised and Sanskritised register.
  • 5th – BENGALI– It has 228 million speakers across the globe. It is an Indo-Aryan language primarily spoken by the Bengalis in South Asia, specifically in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent.

Top 5 Religion

  • 1st – CHRISTIANITY
    • Member – 2.4 billion
    • Percentage- 33.0%
    • Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
  • 2nd – ISLAM
    • Member – 1.9 billion
    • Percentage- 21%
    • Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion that teaches that there is only one God and that Muhammad is a messenger of God. 
  • 3rd – HINDUISM
    • Member – 1.1 billion
    • Percentage- 14%
    • Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or way of life.
  • 4th – BUDDHISIM
    • Member – 0.52 billion
    • Percentage- 6%
    • An Indian religion founded on the teachings of a mendicant and spiritual teacher called “the Buddha”.
  • 5th – SIKHISM
    • Member – 0.30 billion
    • Percentage- 0.36%
    • Sikhism is based on the spiritual teachings of Guru Nanak.

Sakshi Sahu

    Senior Lecturer, General Knowledge, SSBCrackExams, Master's in Politics and International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, Bachelor's in Commerce and Computer Applications from DAVV Indore, Former research fellow at Ministry of women and Child Development New Delhi, 1 Year teaching experience (UPSC CSE).

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