Is there a free API to get the population of every country ?

I've searched on the World Bank Open Data but I didn't find the API for it.

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Yes, the World Bank offers an API access for free, and you can retrieve this kind of data quite easily. The API documentation is available here: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/topics/125589

In the "API Basic Call Structures" section, they give a very simple example of how to get the population of all countries in the year 2000, in XML format:


Don't forget to follow their recommendations when using the API: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/902064-development-best-practices


Austrian non-profit population.io has an API link on its homepage but I haven't signed up for it and thus not used it.

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