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
In China: 'Country will have World's largest Christian population by 2030', evangelist predicts
pulse.ng - 7/26/2016 2:42:57 PM
A new prediction has been made about the growth of Christianity in China. According to Rodney Pennington, who studies religious trends for OMF International, a mission organisation, the communist country will have the World's largest Christian population ...
How Obesity Rates Around The World Have Ballooned
The Huffington Post - 7/25/2016 3:09:47 AM
As of 2014, that number has risen to 641 million, as shown in the chart below (during the same period the world population increased from 4 billion to 7.2 billion). The rise of obesity (credit: Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to ...
Adults Have Become Shorter in Many Countries
New York Times - 7/26/2016 1:14:04 AM
Dutchmen born before 2000 were the world ... in some countries, have shrunk slightly. Africans were taller when the colonial era ended in the 1960s. They may have lost height because of collapsing health care systems, rising population density and ...
Now Can We Please Stop Moscow Dividing The Country, And The World?
Forbes - 7/26/2016 1:09:53 PM
In fact, Moscow has honed its skills up to this point by imposing on the elections of numerous countries, most of them American allies ... a chunk of Turkey’s female population, into the public domain. The message was: you are not safe however obscure.
Up there: Netherlands, Latvia lead world for people's height
Associated Press - 7/25/2016 11:05:13 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands. Tall women? Latvia. And in the United States, which lags behind dozens of other countries in height, the average for adults stopped increasing about 20 years ago.
Ageing population can stimulate breakthroughs in medicine, technology but increase political risks
News-Medical - 7/25/2016 1:39:43 PM
the demographic structure of most countries will change towards lower proportions of children and young people. As a result, the global division will no longer be between first- and third-world nations, but between old and young ones. Population Ageing Has ...
Peaceful Japan Shocked by Mass Killing of Disabled
Voice of America - 7/26/2016 3:58:42 AM
Japan has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the developed world. Gun related homicides ... refuges and economic analysts say the country needs increased immigration to replace the country’s rapidly aging population. Disable and elderly attacks ...
India Will Become the World’s Most Populous Country by 2022, the U.N. Says
Time - 7/30/2015 6:36:00 AM
China is currently the world’s most populous country. Figures for both countries are expected to swell to around 1.4 billion by 2022, at which point India’s population is likely to expand beyond China’s. At the end of the next decade, in 2030 ...
The Olympics won’t spread Zika around the world
THE CONVERSATION - 7/25/2016 5:00:08 PM
The state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil saw between 15,918 and 143,985 Zika virus infections in the year 2015, in a population ... virus to their home countries. Based on the breakdown of travelers who visited Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, over half ...
World Population To Increase To 9.7B By 2050; India Will Overtake China As Most Populous Nation: New Study
International Business Times - 10/2/2013 10:34:40 AM
The world’s population will climb to 9.7 billion in 2050, and India’s population is projected to overtake that of China, while some of the African countries with higher fertility rates will see their population doubling during the period, a new study ...
World population projected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050
UN News Centre - 7/29/2015 6:18:42 PM
Most of the projected increase in the world’s population can be attributed to a short list of high-fertility countries, mainly in Africa, or countries with already large populations. During 2015-2050, half of the world’s population growth is expected ...
The world's tallest people are from these countries
The Express Tribune - 7/26/2016 4:41:39 AM
The United States was one of the first wealthy countries to plateau ... which worked with the World Health Organization, used data from various sources including military conscription figures, health and nutrition population surveys and epidemiological ...
Mapping the Global Muslim Population
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Project - 10/6/2009 11:59:11 PM
Most Shias (between 68% and 80%) live in just four countries: Iran, Pakistan, India and Iraq. These are some of the key findings of Mapping the Global Muslim Population: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Muslim Population, a new study ...
Population growth rate gets mixed views
Times of Zambia - 7/26/2016 3:11:35 PM
In the face of the slow-down of its economy, the second largest in the world, that country has refocused its attention on its large population as the new driver for economic growth in what is dubbed the ‘New Normal’. China has realised the dangers of ...
These 10 Countries Will Have the World's Biggest Populations By 2050
Bloomberg - 8/17/2015 11:54:05 PM
The continent will claim three of the world's 10 most populous countries in 2050, according to projections released Tuesday by the Population Reference Bureau in Washington. The largest of those, Nigeria, will be just 1 million people shy of the U.S.'s ...