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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 10 countries with the most prisoners
Market Watch - 11/24/2015 5:57:28 AM
According to the Institute for Crimilnal Policy Research’s World Prison Population list, almost half of the world’s prisoners are in the U.S., China or Russia — countries which account for just over a quarter of the world’s population. The ICPR ...
What India’s Growing Population Means for the World Economy as the Number of People in China Shrinks
The Wall Street Journal - 11/24/2015 11:12:26 AM
Most, though, will still be poor. Indeed, low-income countries will make up 14% of the world’s population in 2050, compared with 9% now. These are, therefore, the countries that are likeliest to provide immigrants. Next year, the world’s advanced ...
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 ...
India is a great country but it has a lot to learn from Singapore: PM Modi
Firstpost - 11/24/2015 4:48:52 PM
He said Indians assimilated well with the country they went to. "They live by Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam -- the whole world is one family," Modi said. Indians number about 350,000 in Singapore's population of about 5.5 million. The prime minister said FDI has ...
World’s poorest countries allowed to keep copying patent-protected drugs
THE CONVERSATION - 11/24/2015 1:11:08 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 Want More Babies – Analysis
Eurasia Review - 11/23/2015 1:19:29 AM
Whereas nearly 40 years ago 13 countries had policies to raise fertility, today the number has increased four-fold to 56, representing more than one-third of the world’s population. The most recent and largest addition to this pronatalist group of ...
Reps differ on population reduction
The Nation - 11/24/2015 11:08:15 PM
in its 2011 World Population Data Sheet, released last year states that Nigeria’s population would be 433 million by 2050, subsequently making Nigeria the third largest country in the world by 2050. “The implication of this is that Nigeria would be the ...
Millions of women severely undernourished in low- and middle-income countries
Science Codex - 11/24/2015 4:24:24 AM
Boston/Toronto - More than 18 million women in low- and middle-income countries around the world are severely undernourished ... educated members of society and comprise a "left behind" population of adults with severe undernutrition whose needs have ...
Climate pledges: A look at what different countries are doing
Japan Times - 11/22/2015 8:51:38 AM
Those countries account for about 93 percent of the world population and are responsible for roughly 93 percent of emissions blamed for driving dangerous levels of climate change. The voluntary pledges, dubbed Intended Nationally Determined Contributions ...
Countries adopt UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy to double number of people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2020
Modern Ghana - 11/24/2015 3:22:58 PM
Aheadof World AIDS Day 2015, UNAIDS has released a new report showing that countries are getting on theFast-Trackto ... Focus on location and population: on theFast-Trackto end AIDS by 2030,which gives examples of more than 50 communities, cities and ...
Good News (or World in Perspective)
The Huffington Post - 11/23/2015 12:58:00 AM
In education, data shows that, in 1820, only 12% of the world population was literate ... many conflicts used to decimate 50% of more of entire populations of a city or country, despite the rudimentary technologies in place. There were no international ...
Cities in numbers: how patterns of urban growth change the world
The Guardian - 11/23/2015 2:26:53 PM
It charts the population size of a selection of world ... Electricity is a major component of the world’s energy mix. Yet, electrification differs substantially between countries, swinging from less than 5% of total energy in Nigeria and Nepal, to ...
The world's new top cause of death: Our diets
FOX News - 11/23/2015 9:14:55 PM
A landmark new study published in The Lancet, a medical journal, examined 79 different health risk factors across 188 countries. Researchers found ... That's nearly one-third of the globe's population. Some 600 million people are obese.
On the Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030: Focus on location and population
ReliefWeb - 11/24/2015 2:25:42 PM
To support countries with this approach, UNAIDS has released a new report, Focus on location and population: on the Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030, which gives examples of more than 50 communities, cities and countries that are using innovative approaches ...