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List of oldest living people by country

This is a list of the oldest living people by country and lists the oldest people confirmed to be alive in the last year, sorted by country. This list supplements the list of oldest people by country.

Comprehensive birth registration is largely a 20th-century phenomenon, so records establishing human longevity are necessarily fragmentary. The earliest comprehensive recordkeeping systems arose in Europe which makes the continent the only place that the lifespans of people born in the 19th century can be documented and verified to the standards of modern England and Wales in 1837, making it compulsory by 1874.[1]

The list of oldest people is heavily skewed toward developed nations. This is not necessarily simply due to better chances of survival. Additionally the proportion of world population of current developed nations was far higher over a century ago than today; the table of nations below represents less than 20% of the current global population, the European descended population alone constituted some 36% of the world population in 1900.[2] Similarly, Japan continues to drop in world population rankings.

Those born in one country but who later moved to another are specifically noted.

National records

Country Name Sex Reported birth date Reported age as of 16 December 2015
Australia Ethel Farrell (born in India) F 27 November 1902 113 years,  day[3]
Alfred Date (born in the United Kingdom) M 8 November 1905 110 years, 38 days[4]
Belgium Alicia Van den Berghe-Corveleyn F 8 January 1905 110 years, 342 days[5][6]
Jacques Clemens M 11 July 1909 106 years, 158 days[7]
Brazil Álida Victória Grubba Rudge F 10 July 1903 112 years, 159 days[3]
Cape Verde Maria Veiga Amado F 9 October 1905 110 years, 68 days[8][9][10][11]
Czech Republic Bedřiška Köhlerová F 1 July 1907 108 years, 168 days[12]
Denmark Signe Højer F 1 November 1905 110 years, 45 days[13][14]
Georg Ingwersen Jensen M 14 June 1906 109 years, 185 days[13][15]
Estonia Elle Mälberg F 10 April 1907 108 years, 250 days[16]
Arved Tamm M 31 January 1910 105 years, 319 days[17]
France Eudoxie Baboul F 1 October 1901 114 years, 76 days[3]
Roger Gouzy M 23 July 1905 110 years, 146 days[18]
Germany Gustav Gerneth M 15 October 1905 110 years, 62 days[19]
Guyana Alice Alberta Crawford F 27 May 1906 109 years, 203 days[20]
Mortimer Lamazon M 22 July 1906 109 years, 147 days[21]
Iceland Georg Ólafsson M 26 March 1909 106 years, 265 days[22][23][24]
Hlíf Böðvarsdóttir F 11 April 1909 106 years, 249 days[25]
Italy Emma Morano-Martinuzzi F 29 November 1899 116 years, 17 days[3]
Salvatore Caruso M 2 November 1905 110 years, 44 days[26]
Jamaica Violet Brown F 10 March 1900 115 years, 281 days[3]
Japan Nabi Tajima F 4 August 1900 115 years, 134 days[3]
Yasutaro Koide M 13 March 1903 112 years, 278 days[3]
Namibia Martha Afrikaner F 27 September 1905 110 years, 80 days[27]
Netherlands Geertje Kuijntjes F 19 July 1905 110 years, 211 days[28]
Wilhelmus (Wim) Hendriks M 19 January 1909 106 years, 331 days[29]
Norway Elisabet Ekenæs F 26 December 1904 110 years, 355 days[30]
Carl Falck M 27 May 1907 108 years, 203 days[30]
Poland Jadwiga Szubartowicz F 16 October 1905 110 years, 61 days[31]
Antoni Wojciechowski M 15 November 1906 109 years, 31 days[32]
Romania Maria Tudor F 8 September 1903 112 years, 99 days[33]
Serbia Jelisaveta Veljković Cenka F 18 July 1904 111 years, 151 days[34]
Seychelles Nancy Marie F 26 January 1909 106 years, 324 days[35][36]
Spain Ana María Vela Rubio F 29 October 1901 114 years, 48 days[3]
Francisco Núñez Olivera M 13 December 1904 111 years, 3 days[37][38]
Slovenia Niko Dragoš M 27 August 1907 108 years, 111 days[39]
Suriname Feli Noi F 5 December 1903 112 years, 11 days[40]
United Kingdom Gladys Hooper F 18 January 1903 112 years, 332 days[3]
United States Susannah Mushatt Jones F 6 July 1899 116 years, 163 days[41]

Territorial recordholders

Country Territory Name Sex Birth date Age as of 16 December 2015
Denmark Faroe Islands Theodor Thomassen M 28 October 1908 107 years, 49 days[42][43]
Netherlands Curaçao Maria Samson-Leer (born in Aruba) F 1 February 1906 109 years, 318 days[44][45][46][47][48]
United Kingdom British Virgin Islands Robelteen Smith F 12 August 1908 107 years, 126 days[49]
Cayman Islands Julia Hydes F 25 January 1909 106 years, 325 days[50][51]
Montserrat Anne Josephine Ponde F 13 June 1908 107 years, 186 days[52]

References

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  22. ^ Georg Ólafsson 104 ára (Icelandic)
  23. ^ Georg Breiðfjörð Ólafsson er 106 ára í dag (Icelandic)
  24. ^ Elsti Íslendingurinn lést 109 ára og 33 daga gömul (Icelandic)
  25. ^ Hlíf orðin 106 ára (Icelandic)
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  27. ^ NAMIBIAN MARTHA AFRIKANER ONE OF OLDEST IN THE WORLD. Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA), 7 October 2015]
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  29. ^ Wim Hendriks (106) uit Wanroij is de oudste man van Nederland (Dutch)
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  37. ^ Francisco Núñez Olivera, el “abuelo” de España (Spanish)
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  42. ^ Theodor Thomassen er elsti føroyingur nakrantíð
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