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
World Population Trends Signal Dangers Ahead
The Epoch Times - 4/10/2014 11:52:58 PM
Currently at 7.2 billion, the world is projected to increase by almost another billion people, climbing to 8.1 billion by 2025. The population is older. Countries continue to age substantially, with those aged 60 or older the fastest growing segment.
The IMF and World Bank Are More Democratic Than They Look
Businessweek - 4/14/2014 8:10:29 AM
That’s why the U.S., still by far the world’s largest economy in market GDP, has the largest share of votes: about 15 percent in the bank and 17 percent in the fund. Compared with their share of global population, rich countries as a whole are ...
Japan’s Population Shrinks for Third Year as Aging Increases
Bloomberg - 4/16/2014 4:19:03 AM
The population declined by 0.17 percent to 127.3 million as of Oct. 1, as the country maintains one of the world’s lowest birth rates. People age 65 or older made up one fourth of the total, the highest-ever percentage, as postwar baby boomers head into ...
Poorest Country in the World 2014: 64% of World's Poorest Live in Just 5 Countries; Which Are They?
Latinos Post - 4/15/2014 3:44:27 AM
Among the poorest citizens in the world, more than majority of them - about 64% - are from these 5 countries. Statista's chart showed that "considering population as well, makes clear that the overall situation is much worse in India and Nigeria than it is ...
Japan’s population continues to shrink for third year in a row
Japan Daily Press - 4/16/2014 3:00:19 AM
As of October 1 last year, Japan’s population has decreased by .17% to 127.3 million. What’s alarming is that it has one of the lowest birthrates in the world. A quarter of the country’s total population is made up of people 65 years old and above ...
64% of World's Extreme Poor Live in Just 5 Countries
Mashable - 4/12/2014 8:55:49 AM
The following chart, created by Statista, shows the five countries with the highest populations of people living in extreme poverty, as well as the percent of the world's total population living in each.
Nigeria Ranks Third Among Countries Having Extremely Poor People, World Bank Says
AllAfrica - 4/10/2014 11:52:58 PM
Nigeria is third among countries with the highest population of extreme poor or people with abject poverty in the world, the World Bank has said. In its latest report on the world's poverty index, titled 'Prosperity for All - Ending Extreme Poverty', the ...
Asia-Pacific countries take Zero Hunger Challenge by the horns
fao.org - 4/15/2014 9:31:02 PM
is home to nearly 60 percent of the world’s population. It is a diverse region, with seven of the world’s ten most populous countries, and also some of the world’s smallest island nations in the Pacific. 2. Thailand and Viet Nam have reduced the ...
i Editor’s Letter: Britain isn't the most sexist country in the world
The Independent - 4/16/2014 12:04:20 PM
Of course Britain is not the world’s most sexist country ... and learning – but not in equal opportunities for the 51 per cent of our population born with ovaries. A country that has so few women in high political office or in Parliament, with so ...
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 ...
Country with World’s Biggest Debt Burden Pledges $200 Million to Palestinian Authority
Front Page - 4/16/2014 12:40:08 PM
Japan’s finance ministry seems to take a perverse delight in pointing out the world’s worst debt optics ... that Japan has a higher percentage of population below poverty level than many Muslim countries, including Morocco, Jordan and Indonesia.
United Nations Report: Countries Most Susceptible to Climate Change Look to Make Changes Now
Science World Report - 4/11/2014 10:15:44 AM
The countries and cities who are at the front lines of climate ... danger could use the report's findings to take preventive measures. Half of the world's population lives in cities, and these population numbers are expected to increase by two-thirds ...
Govt attaches priority to population welfare program: Saira
Business Recorder - 4/16/2014 1:51:43 PM
She apprised the Country Representative that Pakistan with 188 million population is the 6th most populous country in the world and with the current growth rate of around 2 percent, the population will reach 210 million by the year 2020. The current growth ...
Poverty levels falling, World Bank data shows
Jamaica Gleaner - 4/11/2014 10:30:03 AM
Calculations based on data released by the World Bank show that as at 2010 upwards of 30 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean or 5.4 per cent of the population in those countries were living below the poverty line. It also show that as at that ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 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 ...