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
The U.S. has more natural disasters than any other country in the world
Market Watch - 11/24/2015 2:44:11 AM
A new report issued by the U.N. called “The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters” paints a bleak picture of the increasing frequency of natural disasters -- and the toll they take around the world ... population, six of the most-affected countries ...
This country just passed China as the fastest-growing in the world
The Business Insider - 11/25/2015 12:44:18 PM
India’s working-age population, aged 15-64, is projected by the World Bank to continue to grow and to surpass ... China’s biggest risk in our view comes mainly from outside the country given the dependence on global demand for Chinese made goods.
Leaving country will at least reduce population: Adityanath on Aamir’s remarks
India TV - 11/24/2015 11:05:16 AM
saying nobody has stopped him from leaving India if he wants to and it will help reduce the country’s population. The Gorakhpur MP also demanded that people like Khan who found India intolerant, should tell which part of the world they found tolerant and ...
For Poor Countries, Well-Worn Path to Development Turns Rocky
Wall Street Journal - 11/24/2015 11:44:03 PM
One of these days, Mr. Gajjar said, he’ll shut that down, too. Mr. Gajjar’s downsizing is part of a phenomenon in India and other poor countries, where the world’s population is growing most quickly, that is alarming many economists. The U.S. and ...
Should the world's poorest countries be allowed to continue copying patent-protected drugs?
Medical Xpress - 11/25/2015 11:32:43 AM
The World Trade Organisation has agreed to extend a waiver ... and include many African and some Asian countries. About half of the 900m population across these countries live on less than US$1.25 a day. All other countries, including developing countries ...
More countries are revoking the citizenship of terrorist affiliates
The Christian Science Monitor - 11/23/2015 11:59:33 PM
In the wake of the deadly Paris attacks of Nov. 13, in which several perpetrators were French and Belgian nationals, governments around the world are cracking down ... study that revealed 17 percent of the country’s Arabs feel sympathetic to IS ...
World’s Poorest Nations Battle Rising Rural Poverty
Inter Press Service - 11/25/2015 6:49:22 PM
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 2015 (IPS) - The world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the poor, are fighting a relentless battle against rising rural poverty. More than two thirds of the population of LDCs live in rural areas ...
OECD Report Ranks Israel Among Highest-Educated Countries in Developed World
The Algemeiner - 11/25/2015 6:39:14 AM
JNS.org – Israel has one of the highest-educated populations of any country in the developed world, according to the Organization ... and Israel is above the OECD average in its tertiary-educated population among every age group,” the findings said.
Changing the World: One Vasectomy at a Time
The Good Men Project - 11/26/2015 12:40:08 AM
Just this past November 13th, over 700 doctors in 40 countries participated in World ... In 2010, while working on a film about population on the planet, I met Dr. Doug Stein, one of the world’s leading providers of vasectomies. Doug’s passion was ...
Number of African child brides to soar by 2050 as population grows: U.N.
Today - 11/26/2015 1:44:33 AM
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of child brides in Africa will more than double by 2050 if current trends persist because of rapid population growth and ... age is 15 in about a dozen African countries, and change is gradual.
UC Browser Becomes World’s No. 2 Mobile Browser, Grabs Market Share of over 17%
IN - 11/25/2015 10:28:18 AM
All these three countries have a total population of 2.8 billion, accounting for over one third of the world’s population. UCWeb also boasts of the number one spot in Pakistan (33.76%, October 2015, StatCounter percent) and has been seeing encouraging ...
OECD: Israelis among highest educated in the developed world
The Jerusalem Post - 11/25/2015 12:27:00 AM
In addition, 85% of the population ages 25-64 has completed upper ... “The education report of the OECD is the world’s bible for education among developed countries. For Israel, it is also a report about our future security because only a leading ...
Pope arrives in Kenya in pilgrimage to 3 African countries
The Bismarck Tribune - 11/25/2015 9:16:43 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Brushing aside concerns for his security, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday for his first-ever visit to Africa, including to Central African Republic, a country torn ... for the civilian population or the U.N. peacekeeping ...
Africa: Countries Adopt UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy
AllAfrica - 11/25/2015 1:20:05 PM
Ahead of World AIDS Day 2015 ... the places where the most new HIV infections occur. To support countries with this approach, UNAIDS has released a new report focused on location and population: on the Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030, which gives examples ...