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 Grows, Canada Disappears: Mapping Countries By Population
NPR News - 1/28/2015 2:30:44 PM
In the case of TeaDranks' cartogram, the attribute is population. A quick look at it, and a few ideas pop out: India has almost caught up with China as being the most populous country in the world. Nigeria quickly has become Africa's population hub ...
What The World Would Look Like If Countries Were Scaled By Population
Io9 - 1/28/2015 8:39:59 AM
Redditor TeaDranks has created a super-interesting cartogram in which the size of each country is apportioned according to population. Suddenly, the largest countries in the world don't look so mighty — Russia and Canada, we're looking at you. What's ...
Here's what the world would look like if countries were as big as their population sizes
Yahoo Finance - 1/30/2015 3:18:28 PM
Because they portray our world in only two dimensions, continents and countries become skewed, as does our perception of how big they truly are. And that doesn't even factor in how many people actually live in these places. Inspired by a similar 10-year ...
'Buffer zones, corridors crucial factors to conserve tiger population'
Zee News - 2/1/2015 10:22:36 AM
The booming tiger population in India has resonated happy echoes across the world. The tiger population figures in the country, which was released recently by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF), has seen a marginal rise from ...
This is what the world looks like if you scale countries by population
Vox - 1/27/2015 9:16:57 AM
TeaDranks made a great cartogram showing the entire world with every country's size scaled to its population. One neat thing about this one is that unlike with some cartograms, the basic shapes of the countries are very recognizable. Such low-population ...
India Grows, Russia Shrinks: Mapping Countries By Population
KPBS - 1/28/2015 8:28:39 PM
In the case of TeaDranks' cartogram, the attribute is population. A quick look at it and a few ideas pop out: India has almost caught up with China as being the most populous country in the world. Nigeria has quickly become Africa's population hub ...
India grows, Canada disappears, and the United States and United Kingdom look exactly the same: World map shows country size based on population and not land mass
Daily Mail - 1/27/2015 11:28:47 PM
A world map redrawn according to each country's population reduces the size of some countries, keeps many the same, and has a few that show an enormous shift. The new cartogram, created by Reddit user TeaDranks, visibly compares all of the world's ...
Population growth and menus are factors in world hunger calculus
Columbia Daily Tribune - 1/31/2015 5:58:56 AM
China and other countries in east Asia have accounted for much of the growth in global food demand in recent years, even though population growth rates there are among the lowest in the world. According to U.N. estimates, China’s population could peak in ...
Dear Pope Francis: Saving the World Requires Contraception
The Huffington Post - 1/30/2015 3:29:48 AM
And while most of the world's climate pollution is being emitted from industrialized nations--namely, the United States--the fastest population growth is happening in developing countries--some of which, like Mexico and the Philippines, have a majority ...
First Bank of Nigeria: country’s private banking sector is ripe with opportunity
worldfinance.com - 1/31/2015 2:20:01 PM
The majority of UHNWs in the country possess an estimated wealth between $1m and ... Customer relations management (CRM) is growing in its significance as the UHNW population possesses varying degrees of capability and less loyalty to service providers.
Ukraine’s ability to fight separatist forces is tested by economic and military challenges
Washington Post - 1/31/2015 7:56:27 PM
The country’s economy is reeling from rampant inflation ... “My economic reforms will not stop the violence in the east, but they will help us to convince our population and the population in the occupied territories that this is a system that works.
Twenty percent of world population uses Facebook
Thailand Business News - 1/31/2015 11:16:53 PM
Additionally, Facebook Lite is designed for those people in developing countries who have lower-specced devices ... on developing markets and expanding Internet access around the world, rather than worrying too much about people leaving.
A One Per Cent World
OpEdNews - 2/1/2015 2:51:38 AM
Fueling the unease among the Davos class was a report of Oxfam Charity which disclosed the fact that the world's richest 1 percent will own more of the global wealth than that of the other 99 percent of the global population by 2016, unless urgent steps ...
India's tiger population increases by 30% in past three years; country now has 2,226 tigers
Times of India - 1/20/2015 12:02:44 PM
The new tiger census, released by Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar, shows that India — which has 70% of the world tiger population — has registered an increase of 30 per cent in country's tiger population in the past three years.
One of the World's Biggest Lakes Is Dying and We're to Blame
Mother Jones - 1/30/2015 11:29:24 AM
Further evidence of a population in decline came from the reported size of ... Tanzania's transition away from the socialist economic system that had been in place since the country's independence from Great Britain in 1961, Kasongi says.