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
Italy's population seen 5 mln lower by 2050 -statistics bureau
Reuters - 5/12/2022 4:30:00 PM
Italy's population will shrink by 5 million within 30 years unless decisive steps are taken to increase the number of births, the head of the country's statistics institute ISTAT warned on Thursday.
Report: Nearly half of the world’s countries tolerate violations of religious freedom
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 5/7/2022 8:27:00 AM
Roughly half the world's population lives in countries where severe violations of religious freedom occur, according to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom's 2022 annual report.
Need to Vaccinate 10% Population of All Countries by September, 40% by Year End: WHO Chief
MSN - 7/1/2021 1:07:00 PM
Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS World Health Organization (WHO ... called for vaccinating at least 10 per cent of the population of every country against coronavirus by September as it is ...
Report warns London and other world cities face rising risk of drought
YAHOO!News - 5/15/2022 11:01:00 PM
Cities around the world from London to Beijing and New Delhi face growing risks from drought driven by climate change, according to a report from Christian Aid. The charity warns the toll of water shortages will be felt most by poor people in cities such as Harare,
WHO raises alarm; 99% of world population breathing polluted air
MSN - 4/4/2022 4:20:56 PM
Almost the entire world's population (99 per cent) breaths air that is polluted beyond World Health Organization (WHO) standards, posing a health risk. People in low and middle-income countries are exposed to the highest levels of fine particulate matter ...
Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country
BBC - 4/26/2022 9:15:00 AM
In Peru, there have been over 212,000 deaths and the country has the world's highest number of deaths by population size - more than 650 deaths for every 100,000 people. Africa has seen more than ...
The Drive to Vaccinate the World Against Covid Is Losing Steam
New York Times - 4/23/2022 7:00:00 AM
the World Health Organization began promoting an ambitious goal, one it said was essential for ending the pandemic: fully vaccinate 70 percent of the population in every country against Covid-19 ...
Water scarcity: Major world cities including London face 'increasing danger of drought', report warns
Yahoo News UK - 5/12/2022 12:47:00 PM
Urban centres around the world including London are in increasing danger of running out of fresh water, as growing populations and climate change put even greater stress on resources, Christian Aid has warned.
World Jewish population nears pre-Holocaust numbers at 15.2 million
The Jerusalem Post Blogs - 4/25/2022 3:05:00 PM
The world Jewish population reached 15.2 million by the ... according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. The countries with the most Jews are Israel with 6.9 million and the United States ...