Total World Population

Total World Population


The world population is the total number of living humans on Earth.

Interesting facts:

  1. China is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.3 billion.
  2. Asia is the most populous continent, with its 4.2 billion inhabitants accounting for over 60% of the world population.
  3. The world's two most-populated countries alone, China and India, together constitute about 37% of the world's population.

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  • Total population by major area, region and country for 2010 (thousands)
  • Data source: United Nations, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Updated: April 2011