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How many people are there in the World?


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 2017, the current world population has exceeded 7 billions (7,299,000,000).

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


7,499

 
2017


Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

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


1,216

949

228
362
156
405
63
 
2016

Asia

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


4,436

143
262
1,915
641
1,847
1,618
68
 
2016

The Americas and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean
Caribbean
North America
Central America
South America


991


641
43
361
175
422
 
2016

Europe

Northern Europe
Western Europe
Eastern Europe
Southern Europe


738

103
191
292
152
 
2016

Oceania

Australia/New Zealand
Melanesia
Micronesia
Polynesia


40

29
9
0.5
0.7
 
2016
Updated: April 2017 - Source: UN Population Division - Population Projection for 2016

Top 25 World Population

The most populated countries of the world.
  Country Human Beings
(in millions)
  Capital City
China 1,382   Beijing
India 1,326   Delhi
United States 324   Washington D.C.
Indonesia 260   Jakarta
Brazil 209   Brasilia
Pakistan 193   Islamabad
Nigeria 187   Abuja
Bangladesh 163   Dhaka
Russia 143   Moscow
Mexico 128   Mexico City
Japan 126   Tokyo
Philippines 102   Manila
Ethiopia 101   Addis Ababa
Viet Nam (Vietnam) 94   Hanoi
Egypt 93   Cairo
Germany 81   Berlin
Iran 80   Tehran
Turkey 79   Ankara
Congo, Democratic Republic of 79   Kinshasa
Thailand 68   Bangkok
France 64   Paris
United Kingdom 65   London
Italy 60   Rome
South Africa 55   Pretoria
Myanmar (Burma) 54   Naypyidaw

updated: 2017 - Sources: 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects. See also  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
Macau SAR 21,236 Macao
Monaco 19,010 Monaco
Singapore 7,797 Singapore
Hong Kong SAR 6,644 Hong Kong
Gibraltar 4,874 --
Bahrain 1,945 Manama
Vatican City 1,818 Vatican City
Malta 1,353 Valletta
Bermuda 1,278 Hamilton
Bangladesh 1,127 Dhaka
Sint Maarten 1,101 Philipsburg
Maldives 1,065 Malé
  Channel Islands 800 St. Helier/St. Peter Port
Palestinian Territory 756 (Jerusalem)
Saint Martin (France) 685 Marigot
Taiwan 650 Taipei
Barbados 638 Bridgetown
Mauritius 619 Port Louis
Lebanon 587 Beirut
Mayotte 568 Mamoudzou
San Marino 541 San Marino
Aruba 526 Oranjestad
Korea, South 507 Seoul
Nauru 480 (Yaren District)
Rwanda 469 Kigali
Tuvalu 436 Funafuti (island)
Comoros 422 Moroni
Burundi 415 Bujumbura
Netherlands 412 Amsterdam

updated: April 2017, Sources: Population Reference Bureau (World Population Data Sheet)
United Nations Population Division

More about population:

 Population by Countries
List of population figures for all countries.

 Countries by Area


 Global Village, Earth as a village of 100 people
Have a look at the international community.

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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