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, 2020See also: Population map
What China's population woes mean for the rest of the world
YAHOO!News - 5/12/2021 11:43:00 AM
China released its census report on Tuesday, showing that the number of births in the country last year dropped 18% from 2019. And China isn't alone — populations have been stagnating globally for decades,
China's Baby Population Declines by 18% in 1 Year, Data Shows
Newsweek on MSN.com - 5/11/2021 4:27:22 PM
The latest data puts China closer to being overtaken by India as the most populous country, which is expected to happen by 2025.
World’s Most Vaccinated Nation Is Spooked by Covid Spike
New York Times - 5/12/2021 4:00:00 PM
Seychelles has seen a surge in coronavirus cases despite much of its population being inoculated with China’s Sinopharm vaccine.
High, upper-middle countries with 53 pc population received 83 pc world's vaccine: WHO chief
Yahoo News - 5/11/2021 5:30:00 AM
Highlighting the inequality in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu on Monday informed that High and upper-middle countries represent 53 per cent of the world's population but have received 83 per cent of the world's vaccine.
Rich countries with 53% population received 83% of world's vaccines: WHO chief
Mint - 5/11/2021 5:25:00 PM
This comes as the WHO on Monday said that the coronavirus variant first identified in India last year was being classified as a variant of global concern
Why the world’s most vaccinated country is seeing an unprecedented spike in coronavirus cases
Washington Post on MSN.com - 5/6/2021 6:15:54 PM
As the Seychelles began to offer free coronavirus vaccinations early this year, President Wavel Ramkalawan told reporters that the country was planning to reach herd immunity within weeks. It was an ambitious target for a small,
Covid Death Record Ravages Hungary Population by Most Since 1918
Bloomberg - 5/5/2021 10:32:00 AM
Hungary’s population shrank by the most in more than a century last year, with the eastern European country notching the world’s highest death rate during the Covid-19 pandemic.
China's fertility rate may become 'world's lowest' without strong intervention policy, India may overtake China by 2023: demographers
GlobalSecurity.org - 5/12/2021 5:05:00 AM
PM China recorded 12 million births in 2020, marking a drop for the fourth consecutive year, while some Chinese demographers warned that China's number of newborns is likely to drop to below 10 million in a few years,
California’s population falls by 182,000+ in 2020
Las Vegas Review-Journal - 5/7/2021 11:20:00 PM
California’s population fell by more than 182,000 people in 2020, marking the first year-over-year loss ever recorded for the nation’s most populous state. State officials announced Friday that California’s population dipped 0.
Lifting IP Restrictions Could Help the World Vaccinate 60% of Population by 2022
Truthout - 4/29/2021 5:14:00 PM
Calls grow for wealthy countries to loosen intellectual property restrictions on COVID vaccines and share excess supply.