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
Study: 8 people have same wealth as world's poorest half
USA Today - 1/16/2017 12:18:02 AM
The Credit Suisse report shows that Russia is the world's most unequal country, with the exception of Comoros and Zambia in Africa. Russia's richest 1% of the population controls 74.5% of total wealth. Globally, the corresponding figure is 50.8% ...
Pakistan among top ten countries that send most migrants
Pakistan Today - 1/18/2017 9:34:00 AM
... international migrants – 3.4 per cent of the world population of the world. India and Mexico send the most migrants, with 15.6 and 12.3 million nationals living in a different country. Addressing Britain, and the world at large, Prime Minister ...
The World’s Most Generous Countries
Travelers Today - 1/16/2017 10:26:29 AM
which is an ongoing research project carried out in more than 140 countries that together represent around 95% of the world's adult population (around 5 billion people). In most countries surveyed, 1,000 questionnaires are completed by a representative ...
World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%
The Guardian - 1/16/2017 12:03:43 AM
Oxfam said the vast majority of people in the bottom half of the world’s population were facing a daily struggle to survive, with 70% of them living in low-income countries. It was four years since the WEF had first identified inequality as a threat to ...
11 Fattest Countries in The World
INSIDER MONKEY - 1/17/2017 1:38:34 PM
The problem of obesity is a modern one, with large sections of the global population becoming overweight late in the 20th century and into the 21st, and the prevalence is especially high in the 11 fattest countries in the world. Changes in lifestyle over ...
Eight men have as much wealth as the world’s poorest half, study finds
New York Daily News - 1/16/2017 7:16:12 PM
Eight men have as much wealth as 3.6 billion people who comprise the poorest half of the world’s population, according to a new report ... there are increasing signs that more and more people in rich countries are no longer willing to tolerate the ...
Top 10 Countries With Highest Crime Rate in the World, See The African Country That Made The List
howng.com - 1/18/2017 7:32:19 AM
The Oceanian state of Papua New Guinea is one of the world’s most diverse nations with more than 800 different languages of population of seven million; the country is nearly as much as diverse in crimes. Raskol gangs, human trafficking, sexual ...
Oxfam: 'eight men own as much wealth as poorest half of world's population'
Euronews - 1/16/2017 11:30:55 AM
“The global economy is broken,” Oxfam says in a new report which finds eight billionaires own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population ... “We’ve seen countries in the last ten years that have bucked the trend and that ...
Why Russia — a country with less money than Canada and fewer people than Nigeria — runs the world now
National Post - 1/16/2017 10:12:10 AM
The country’s 147 million population isn’t all that impressive either ... Why is a Eurasian economic basketcase running the world now? Being large “enough” Sometimes a derringer is just as effective as a smart bomb. Russia’s military spending ...
The World's 8 Richest Men Have Wealth Equal to Half the Population
Investopedia - 1/17/2017 5:20:29 PM
As business and political leaders meet at the World Economic Forum's annual event in Davos ... (See also: The Richest and Poorest Countries Per Capita in 2016) Many have poked holes in Oxfam's latest report which uses data from the Forbes rich list ...
Sluggish world growth derailing UN plan to end poverty
France 24 - 1/17/2017 4:23:13 PM
The world economy has not yet emerged from a period of ... Nearly 35 percent of the population in the least developed countries may remain in extreme poverty unless there is a surge in growth rates, said the report. To reduce poverty in the least developed ...
These eight billionaires are as 'rich as half the world'
Mid Day - 1/16/2017 1:18:17 PM
The charity said new data on wealth distribution from countries such as India and China had prompted it to revise its own calculation, having said a year ago the wealth of half the world’s population was in the hands of 62 people. World’s political and ...
10 Countries With The Largest Muslim Population In The World
The Malaysian Digest - 1/7/2017 9:07:05 PM
In the year 622, the first revelation was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who embarked on his journey to spread Islam. The event was seen as so important as the start of a golden age and the rise and fall of Islam in its development. Based on current ...
Oxfam: World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest half
The Christian Science Monitor - 1/17/2017 4:44:41 PM
Oxfam released the same report a year earlier, calculating that the richest 62 people on the planet owned as much wealth as the bottom half of the population ... seven out of 10 people in the world live in a country that has seen a rise in inequality ...
Report: Eight Men Own as Much Wealth as Half the World’s Population
Voice of America - 1/17/2017 2:18:32 AM
That report suggested 62 people owned as much wealth as half the world’s population. The activist group says new ... How different are the lives of a wealthy person and a poor person in your country? What percentage of people own most of the wealth ...