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, 2014See also: Population map
Nationality Still Main Source Of Identity For World’s Population
Breitbart News - 4/29/2016 8:34:52 AM
as the majority of the world’s population still seem to identify with nation states. The countries where a majority of people see themselves more as “global citizens” tend either to be poorer or have recently gone through economic turmoil.
World’s centenarian population projected to grow eightfold by 2050
Pew Research Center - 4/21/2016 11:14:41 AM
The world was home to nearly half a million centenarians ... Japan and Italy will have the highest proportion of centenarians to the total population. But among these top five centenarian countries, the centenarian share will grow fastest in China ...
World on 'Catastrophic' Path to Run Out of Fresh Water
News Week - 4/29/2016 5:57:23 AM
global fresh water resources would be exhausted at a population level of 6 billion, which the world reached in the year 2000.” This is an even bigger problem now that other countries are eating like America, and the global population’s set to grow by ...
World Will Run Out Of Fresh Water In 2050 Says Leaked Report, Earth Faces ‘Catastrophic’ Fate
The Inquisitr - 4/30/2016 11:04:00 AM
“Nestle thinks one-third of the world’s population will be affected by fresh water scarcity ... a “potentially catastrophic” collision course with fate as developing countries like India and China begin to eat more beef, chicken and pork, according ...
Six maps that will make you rethink the world
Washington Post - 4/29/2016 7:51:55 AM
... according to the gravity of these 40 or 50 megacities than the world’s 200 sovereign nations. In almost all countries, cities have all the economic mass and most of the population, and people are moving to cities by the hundreds of millions. The ...
Will The World Have Enough To Eat In 2050? Study Suggests Urban Growth Could Cause Problems In Developing World
International Business Times - 4/29/2016 9:10:39 AM
The growth would mean that roughly two-thirds of the world’s population will live in an urban environment ... At the same time 90 percent of food in developing countries comes from domestic, local sources. To meet the challenge, infrastructure ...
World Food and Population Growth
The People's Voice - 4/28/2016 5:44:15 AM
Even as total fertility rates (TFRs) decline in many countries around the world, the world's total human population continues to increase, though at a slowly decreasing rate. Human efforts to feed a growing population is unexpectedly causing absolute ...
Noam Chomsky: Young Bernie Sanders Supporters are a "Mobilized Force That Could Change the Country"
Democracy Now! - 4/28/2016 3:31:14 PM
world-renowned ... other developed country has, at half the per capita cost of the United States and comparable or better outcomes, that’s considered very radical. But it’s been the position of the majority of the American population for a long time.
The Caucasus: three countries, three weeks
Dallas News - 4/29/2016 3:22:53 PM
In Georgia, one-third of the population of 4.6 million lives in Tbilisi, the culturally rich capital, and two-thirds of the country is mountainous ... futuristic architecture — including the world’s first flame-shaped skyscrapers.
Most Pakistanis want Islam to be the basis of country’s legislation: report
The Express Tribune - 4/28/2016 1:51:01 PM
“This opinion is especially prevalent in Pakistan (78%), one of only five declared Islamic Republics in the world, and the Palestinian ... roughly half or more of the full population said that laws in their countries should strictly follow the teachings ...
World Bank Touts Potential of Apparel Industry for South Asia
Voice of America - 4/29/2016 5:14:26 AM
But lower costs and a burgeoning young, working class population, give South Asia an opportunity ... and about one-third in India and Bangladesh. The World Bank country director in India, Onno Ruhl, said this could help countries like India.
Where the world’s good jobs are
The Register Citizen - 4/28/2016 11:42:10 AM
People who hold great jobs consistently beat both those who have good jobs and the population overall ... conducted from 2013 to 2015 around the world. Good and great jobs data were reported for 130 countries, though surveys were conducted elsewhere ...
We're producing way more food than the world actually needs -- but a lot of it goes to waste
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer - 4/29/2016 2:04:09 PM
For each country, there was either more food available than was ... As of 2010, 20 percent more food was being produced worldwide than was actually needed to feed the world's population, and overall the researchers estimated that the global surplus could ...
Egypt must preserve its lifeline by tackling the water crisis now
Al Arabiya News - 4/30/2016 7:57:53 AM
Yet, despite the world’s largest river travelling for over 4,000 miles in the vicinity, water is now considered “scarce” in the country with the highest population in the Arab world. According to one estimate, Egypt’s per capita annual supply of ...
Indonesia in top five for countries with diabetes: WHO
Reuters - 4/28/2016 2:02:21 AM
Indonesia is ranked one of the world's top five worst affected ... a luxury however - some 40 percent of the population live on about one U.S. dollar per day. According to the WHO's report, the worlds top five countries suffering from diabetes included ...