Special Report

25 Largest Countries in the World

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10. Japan

> 2016 population: 127.7 million
> Land area: 145,898 square miles
> 1950 population: 82.8 million
> Proj. 25 year pop. increase: -10.9%

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9. Russian Federation
> 2016 population: 144.0 million
> Land area: 6,601,665 square miles
> 1950 population: 102.8 million
> Proj. 25 year pop. increase: -6.2%

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8. Bangladesh
> 2016 population: 163.0 million
> Land area: 55,598 square miles
> 1950 population: 37.9 million
> Proj. 25 year pop. increase: 21.4%

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7. Nigeria

> 2016 population: 186.0 million
> Land area: 356,669 square miles
> 1950 population: 37.9 million
> Proj. 25 year pop. increase: 87.2%

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6. Pakistan
> 2016 population: 193.2 million
> Land area: 307,374 square miles
> 1950 population: 37.5 million
> Proj. 25 year pop. increase: 46.9%

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