Special Report

The 25 Largest Countries in the World

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25. South Africa
> Population, July 2020: 59,308,690
> 10-year population change, 2010-2020: 15.8%
> Projected 2050 population: 75,517,909
> Land area: 471,445 square miles

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24. United Republic of Tanzania
> Population, July 2020: 59,734,213
> 10-year population change, 2010-2020: 34.7%
> Projected 2050 population: 129,386,845
> Land area: 364,900 square miles

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23. Italy
> Population, July 2020: 60,461,828
> 10-year population change, 2010-2020: 1.9%
> Projected 2050 population: 54,381,674
> Land area: 116,339 square miles

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22. France
> Population, July 2020: 65,273,512
> 10-year population change, 2010-2020: 3.8%
> Projected 2050 population: 67,586,729
> Land area: 212,935 square miles

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21. United Kingdom
> Population, July 2020: 67,886,004
> 10-year population change, 2010-2020: 7.0%
> Projected 2050 population: 74,081,983
> Land area: 93,784 square miles