Special Report

25 Largest Countries in the World

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20. Thailand

> 2016 population: 68.9 million
> Land area: 198,115 square miles
> 1950 population: 20.7 million
> Proj. 25 year pop. increase: -1.4%

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19. Democratic Republic of the Congo
> 2016 population: 78.7 million
> Land area: 132,047 square miles
> 1950 population: 12.2 million
> Proj. 25 year pop. increase: 109.5%

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18. Turkey
> 2016 population: 79.5 million
> Land area: 302,535 square miles
> 1950 population: 21.4 million
> Proj. 25 year pop. increase: 17.8%

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17. Iran (Islamic Republic of)

> 2016 population: 80.3 million
> Land area: 636,371 square miles
> 1950 population: 17.1 million
> Proj. 25 year pop. increase: 15.1%

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16. Germany
> 2016 population: 81.9 million
> Land area: 137,847 square miles
> 1950 population: 70.0 million
> Proj. 25 year pop. increase: -1.4%

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