World Population distribution

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Population distribution: six of the world's seven continents are widely and permanently inhabited; Asia is easily the most populous continent with about 60% of the world's population (China and India together account for over 35%); Africa comes in second with over 15% of the earth's populace, Europe has about 10%, North America 8%, South America almost 6%, and Oceania less than 1%; the harsh conditions on Antarctica prevent any permanent habitation

Definition: This entry provides a summary description of the population dispersion within a country. While it may suggest population density, it does not provide density figures.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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