According to Scientific American, cats are the most popular pet in the world. They live almost everywhere that people do, though of course more of them live in some places than others.
Below is a list of the top 10 countries with the largest pet cat populations.
1) United States — 76,430,000
Maverick, an American Short Hair, at the Cat Fanciers' Association show at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
2) China — 53,100,000
A cat exhibition in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province. (AFP/Getty Images)
3) Russia — 12,700,000
Moscow Cat Theatre. (Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)
4) Brazil — 12,466,000
Animal Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images)
5) France — 9,600,000
Strasbourg, eastern France. (Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images)
6) Italy — 9,400,000
Contessina, one of Pope Benedict XVI's cats, inside the Vatican City State. (Filiipo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)
7) United Kingdom — 7,700,000
Boggles, the kitten, in Birmingham, England. (Christopher Furlong/AFP/Getty Images)
8) Ukraine — 7,350,000
Zina Guzienko, 93, holds her cat in Ilyintsy village, Ukraine. (Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)
9) Japan — 7,300,000
In Japan, they have cat cafes, where stressed out customers can pet kitties and purr their worries away.
Tokyo cat cafe. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
10) Germany — 7,700,000
A devon rexe cat in Berlin, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)