|19||Congo, Democratic Republic of the||73,599,190|
|105||Papua New Guinea||6,310,129|
|115||United Arab Emirates||5,314,317|
|117||Central African Republic||5,057,208|
|124||Congo, Republic of the||4,366,266|
|128||Bosnia and Herzegovina||3,879,296|
|158||Trinidad and Tobago||1,226,383|
|184||Sao Tome and Principe||183,176|
|189||Micronesia, Federated States of||106,487|
|192||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||103,537|
|196||Antigua and Barbuda||89,018|
|197||Isle of Man||85,421|
|206||Northern Mariana Islands||51,395|
|207||Saint Kitts and Nevis||50,726|
|209||Turks and Caicos Islands||46,335|
|213||British Virgin Islands||31,148|
|218||Wallis and Futuna||15,453|
|225||Saint Pierre and Miquelon||5,831|
|227||Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)||3,140|
|233||Holy See (Vatican City)||836|
|234||Cocos (Keeling) Islands||596|
|237||Coral Sea Islands||0|
Definition: This entry gives an estimate from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends. The total population presents one overall measure of the potential impact of the country on the world and within its region. Note: Starting with the 1993 Factbook, demographic estimates for some countries (mostly African) have explicitly taken into account the effects of the growing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These countries are currently: The Bahamas, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Population map
India has more illiterates than anywhere in the world—partly because of a preference for sons
Quartz - 5/22/2015 4:58:53 AM
India is home to the world’s largest population of illiterates. And part of the blame, according to a new study, may lie in the country’s preference for sons over daughters. Part of the blame lies in the cultural preference towards the male sex ...
Gaza unemployment world's highest as 60% of youth find themselves jobless
The Jerusalem Post - 5/22/2015 4:58:53 AM
The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs leaving a large population in despair, particularly the youth,” said Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. “The ongoing blockade and the 2014 war have ...
U.S., developed countries losing out as economic inequality rises, report finds
Washington Times - 5/22/2015 9:38:03 AM
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President Pranab Mukherjee favours WiFi facilities in public places across country
Economic Times - 5/22/2015 5:59:08 PM
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What The World Would Look Like If Countries Were Scaled By Population
Io9 - 1/28/2015 8:39:59 AM
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Gaza’s unemployment rate is the highest in the world, says World Bank
The Indian Express - 5/22/2015 9:52:22 AM
“The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs leaving a large population in despair particularly the youth,” Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for the West Bank and Gaza, said in the report. “The ongoing blockade and the 2014 ...
Sharia and skyscrapers: Capturing the parallel worlds of the Emirates
CNN - 5/22/2015 3:11:30 AM
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Rape is being used to terrorise the population, says DRC gynaecologist
theguardian.com - 5/22/2015 9:52:22 AM
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Women form a third of India’s Internet population: Google
Tech2 - 5/22/2015 4:01:37 AM
Only one-third of the total Indian population with access to the Internet are women ... there are many who want to get online to succeed in life,” said Sandeep Menon, country head marketing for Google India. The study titled “Women & Technology ...
How the population ponzi is choking us
macrobusiness.com.au - 5/22/2015 10:13:51 AM
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This ‘Project’ Story About A Small Victorian Country Town Embracing Burmese Refugees Is Bloody Lovely
Junkee. - 5/22/2015 7:00:34 AM
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White people, take responsibility for your Waco thugs: Black Americans are tired of being the country’s conscience
Salon - 5/22/2015 9:59:32 AM
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Is Ireland About to Become the First Nation to Legalize Gay Marriage by Popular Vote?
VICE - 5/22/2015 4:30:15 AM
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An Open Letter to the Pope on Institutional Racism at the World Bank and G-20
Counter Punch - 5/22/2015 8:47:57 AM
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Libya: UN Agency Brings Relief Supplies to People Displaced By Conflict in Western Libya
AllAfrica - 5/22/2015 8:12:09 AM
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