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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, 2012See also: Population map
Gaza unemployment world's highest as 60% of youth find themselves jobless
The Jerusalem Post - 5/22/2015 4:58:53 AM
The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs leaving a large population in despair, particularly the youth,” said Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. “The ongoing blockade and the 2014 war have ...
India has more illiterates than anywhere in the world—partly because of a preference for sons
Quartz - 5/22/2015 4:58:53 AM
India is home to the world’s largest population of illiterates. And part of the blame, according to a new study, may lie in the country’s preference for sons over daughters. Part of the blame lies in the cultural preference towards the male sex ...
World Bank: Gaza economy on 'verge of collapse'
The Wichita Eagle Kansas - 5/22/2015 6:53:25 AM
"The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs leaving a large population in despair particularly the youth," Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for the West Bank and Gaza, said in the report. "The ongoing blockade and the 2014 war ...
Zimbabwe Uses The Most Condoms In The World, Reduces HIV Infections
International Business Times - 5/21/2015 3:22:50 PM
Zimbabwe’s condom usage now tops that of any other country in the world ... and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). “We are the highest consumers of condoms in the world currently, that is why we have realized a reduction in HIV infection ...
U.S. and Israel have worst inequality in the developed world
CNN Money - 5/21/2015 4:55:54 PM
In the U.S., the richest 10% of the population earn 16.5 times the income of ... said Pearson. Related: This country has the best minimum wage in the world Israel also has problems with encouraging women to enter the workforce, which can prevent poor ...
Study offers glimpse of what America’s aging population might expect in 2050
PBS - 5/21/2015 6:14:38 PM
With some of the world’s largest aging populations ... By 2050, the U.S. will catch up with where these countries are today when one-third of Americans are expected to be at least 65-years-old. In a report published today, Horowitz analyzed responses ...
Nigeria crippled by fuel shortages
KSPR abc33 - 5/21/2015 8:02:00 PM
Nigeria is Africa's largest oil producer, but fuel shortages have paralyzed the country that just a year ago was declared ... enough of its own oil into fuel to meet the needs of its population of 150,177 million people. Fuel in Nigeria is used not just ...
Leaving on a Jet Plane: 10 Countries That You Should Move to This Year
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2015 12:52:31 PM
Moreover, the Latin American country also takes the lead when it comes to the general friendliness of the local population. The world's happiest globetrotters can be found in the Philippines. This country is also home to the most harmonic couples ...
Western countries are missing the big picture in Syria
The Business Insider - 5/21/2015 10:22:11 AM
Fear is pervasive amongst the civilian population. While it is easy from a distance to suggest ... that is more conducive to the rise of extremists. The belief that the world has abandoned Syria was pervasive in these interviews. Many Syrians' morale ...
Big-money World Cup sponsors may be the last hope for Qatar's migrant workers
Public Radio International - 5/21/2015 7:54:51 PM
The issues for Qatar go beyond the build-up to the 2022 World Cup. The emirate's huge building boom is fueled by oil money and the estimated 1.5 million migrant workers in the country. Because Qatar has a small native population, that flow of cheap ...
Najib outlines plan to double GDP by 2030
Today - 5/21/2015 10:53:48 PM
Under 11MP, which will cover the period from next year to 2020, Malaysia will become a developed country with a per capita income of US$15,000 (S$20,000). The plan aims to eradicate hard-core poverty and ensure 45 per cent of the population are in the ...
Parliament Urges EU Member Countries To Prepare For New Security Challenges
Eurasia Review - 5/21/2015 7:19:03 PM
Despite the combined Eurasia and Afro-Asia areas containing over 70% of the world’s population, analysis and news continues to be dominated by a U.S. slant, and that is where Eurasia Review enters the picture by providing alternative, in-depth ...
India to become one of the most digitised countries: Cisco
Money Control - 5/21/2015 10:10:51 PM
A: I am personally very excited because I can see that India has the potential and will become one of the most digitised countries of the world. We have a young population, we have a huge mobile proliferation, we have the desire of the government and the ...
World Bank IMF UNDP and Diplomatic Reps Tour Sicomines Project to Observe Progress
MENAFN - 5/21/2015 8:44:57 PM
In partnership with the World Bank and the IMF the DRC has implemented liberalizing reforms designed to increase business activities and create jobs across the country including ... support for the local population—because that profits everyone.'
Rape is being used to terrorise the population, says DRC gynaecologist
theguardian.com - 5/22/2015 6:03:18 AM
As sexual attacks on women continue unabated, revered doctor Denis Mukwege talks to Warscapes about his ongoing fight for gender equality in the country At least 100 women ... the title “rape capital of the world”. Many of the victims are being treated ...