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
Half the world will be online by 2017
Market Watch - 9/22/2014 8:55:46 AM
there are now 77 countries where over 50% of the population is online, up from 70 in 2013. The top ten countries for Internet use are all located in Europe, with Iceland ranked first in the world with 96.5% of people online. The lowest levels of Internet ...
Feeling Crowded? World Population Set to Explode Even More
NBC News - 9/21/2014 11:58:54 PM
But many countries will have growing populations of elderly people, with ever-fewer young adults to support them. The world's population didn't reach 1 billion until 1804. It took 123 years to hit the 2 billion mark in 1927. This doubled to 4 billion in ...
How the world would look if countries were in proportion to their online population (Canada has nearly disappeared)
Daily Mail - 10/9/2013 11:55:15 PM
Every day when you log online, you enter the world wide web: A place where most of Africa has disappeared and China has eclipsed Russia as the country with the world's largest land mass. At least that's what the world looks like according to a new map ...
World Population Day Fact: Half The World’s Population Live In These Six Countries!
The Inquisitr - 7/11/2014 10:11:01 PM
Today (July 11) is World Population Day, and according to latest data from the United Nations, the population of the world stands at a staggering 7.2 billion people. According to Business Insider, the U.N. data also revealed another staggering fact.
World population by country: UN guesses the shape of the world by 2100
theguardian.com - 5/5/2011 11:56:07 PM
According to the UN Population Division's best-case 'medium' estimate - and you can see the original report here - it will take 13 years to add the eighth billion, 18 years to add the ninth billion and 40 years to reach the tenth billion. Population expert ...
World Population Prospects Report projected India to be most Populous Country by 2028
Jagran Josh - 6/12/2013 11:53:13 PM
The UN report titled World Population Prospects was released on 13 June 2013, forecasted that India will be the most populous country of the world by 2028 leaving behind China. The report also claimed that by 2025 the world population will increase by one ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/21/2010 6:57:52 PM
What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on? The result would ...
Why estimate for world population in 2100 is now 11 billion (+video)
The Christian Science Monitor - 9/19/2014 8:19:22 PM
The latest projection underscores the idea that "population, which had sort of fallen off the world’s agenda ... Yet this is where some of the poorest countries on the planet are – where energy demand will grow with development and where the effects ...
The most corrupt countries in the world
USA Today - 7/14/2013 7:01:44 AM
More than half of the world's population believes corruption in the public sector is a very serious problem. Liberia and Mongolia are the two most corrupt countries in the world, according to a recent study. In both countries, 86% of residents believe ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 PM
Nauru tops a list of countries with the greatest percentage of overweight people, with an alarming 94.5% of its adult population (ages 15+) classified as such, based on the most recent estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO). The Federated States ...
World's population to reach 11 billion by 2100
Times of India - 9/19/2014 12:26:55 PM
Also, the ratio of working age people to older people is likely to decline substantially in all countries, even those that currently have young populations. A new study led by the University of Washington and the United Nations finds that world population ...
It's not a small world after all: world population will soar
Philadelphia Daily News - 9/19/2014 9:49:26 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will soar ... Raftery said the researchers used data on population, fertility, mortality and migration from every country and then predicted future rates using new ...
Half the world's population lives in these 6 countries
The Week Magazine - 8/22/2014 11:27:04 AM
China remains the world's most populous nation at 1.4 billion people, followed by India with 1.3 billion, according to UN figures. The United States, Indonesia, Brazil, and Pakistan combined all have just under 1 billion people. According to Pew Research ...
UN: India to be world's most populous country by 2028
BBC - 6/13/2013 11:59:11 PM
India looks set to overtake China as the world's most populous country from 2028, according to the United Nations. At that point, both nations will number 1.45 billion people. Subsequently India's population will continue to grow until the middle of the ...
China On Track To Become World's Largest Christian Country By 2025, Experts Say
The Huffington Post - 4/22/2014 2:13:14 PM
As of 2010, just 5% of China's population, or roughly 67 million people were ... house churches,' and the World Watch List ranks China as the 37th worst country in the world for Christian persecution. "[The government does] not trust the church, but ...