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It's getting crowded here.
A hundred years ago, in the beginning of the 20th century the entire world population was less than 2 billion people.

Today, in 2015, the current world population has exceeded 7 billions (7,241,000,000).

The world’s population is growing by 200,000 people a day!, but death and birth rates have declined over the past several decades. (World Bank)

See some Demographic Data for the Countries and Regions of the World:
Top 25 countries by population
The most populated countries in the world.

Population Density
Countries with the highest population density. 
 
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World Population by Continents

Continent Human Beings (millions)   Year  

World


7,241

 
2015


Asia

Northern Asia
Western Asia
South Central Asia
South East Asia
Southern Asia
East Asia
Central Asia


4,384

143
254
1,859
633
1,793
1,637
66
 
2015

Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

Northern Africa
Western Africa
Middle Africa (Central Africa)
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa


1,166

949

217
349
143
394
61
 
2015

The Americas and the Caribbean

North America
Central America
Caribbean
South America


991

361
172
43
415
 
2015

Europe

Northern Europe
Western Europe
Eastern Europe
Southern Europe


743

101
193
292
156
 
2015

Oceania


39
 
2015
Updated: May 2015 - Source: UN Population Division - Population Projection for 2015

Top 25 World Population

The most populated countries of the world.
  Country Human Beings (in millions)   Capital City
China 1,369   Beijing
India 1,270   Delhi
United States 321   Washington D.C.
Indonesia 255   Jakarta
Brazil 204   Brasilia
Pakistan 189   Islamabad
Nigeria 183   Abuja
Bangladesh 158   Dhaka
Russia 146   Moscow
Japan 126   Tokyo
Mexico 121   Mexico City
Philippines 101   Manila
Viet Nam (Vietnam) 91.5   Hanoi
Ethiopia 90.0   Addis Ababa
Egypt 88.4   Cairo
Germany 81.0   Berlin
Iran 78.3   Tehran
Turkey 77.6   Ankara
Congo, Democratic Republic of 71.2   Kinshasa
France 66.1   Paris
Thailand 65.1   Bangkok
United Kingdom 64.8   London
Italy 60.7   Rome
South Africa 54.0   Pretoria
Myanmar (Burma) 51.4   Naypyidaw

updated: May 2015 - Sources: see  Population by Country

 

Population Density

Countries with the highest population density.

World Population Map
World Population Map (Map Source: Population Reference Bureau (PRB))

 
Countries by Population Density - Most Densely Populated Nations

The population density is calculated from the country's population and the land surface area of the country (population by square kilometer (km²)). Not recognized in this list are countries with a high population density even though the country has a great surface area, but big parts of the land are unhabitable due to deserts, mountain ranges, jungle and swamplands or land that is permanently covered in snow or ice.

 
  Country Population / km²   Capital City
  World 51
Macao SAR 21,937 Macao
Monaco 19,384 Monaco
Singapore 7,618 Singapore
Hong Kong SAR 6,571 Hong Kong
Gibraltar 4,250 --
Vatican City 1,818 Vatican City
Bahrain 1,631 Manama
Malta 1,321 Valletta
Bermuda 1,212 Hamilton
Sint Maarten 1,101 Philipsburg
Bangladesh 1,101 Dhaka
Maldives 1,241 Malé
  Channel Islands 804 St. Helier/St. Peter Port
Palestinian Territory 756 (Jerusalem)
Taiwan 647 Taipei
Barbados 638 Bridgetown
Mauritius 618 Port Louis
San Marino 531 San Marino
Korea, South 503 Seoul
Lebanon 487 Beirut
Nauru 474 (Yaren District)
Tuvalu 431 Funafuti
Rwanda 421 Kigali
Puerto Rico 414 San Juan
Netherlands 407 Amsterdam

updated: May 2015, Sources: 2014 World Population Data Sheet - Population Reference Bureau (World Population Data Sheet)
United Nations Population Division
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 Population by Countries
List of population figures for all countries.

 Countries by Area


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Population by continents:
Africa The Americas Asia Australia/Oceania Europe

Most populated cities of the world
Human Development Index (HDI)
Countries by standards of the UN Human Development Index.
First, Second and Third World

Countries by Gross National Income
Countries in comparison of their gross national income based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita in Int'l Dollars.

 Sovereign Debt and Credit Rating of Countries
How indepted are countries.

World Resources Report 2008
1. Population and Human Well-Being
Table of core indicators on population, health, education, poverty, infant mortality, and HIV/AIDS prevalence by countries.
2. Food and Water
The Food and Water table contains four core indicators: Intensity of Agricultural Inputs, Food Security and Nutrition, Fisheries Production and Water Resources.
 



 

 
 
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