Earth's Population


Each passing century - the earth becomes more advanced and populated.

Earth’s population is the number of humans living on Earth. According to the United States Census Bureau, the population has reached 6.91 billion and the scientists are expecting it to reach 7 billion in end of 2011. The population has been growing steadily since 1350. The population is still increasing and is expected to grow up to 10.5 billion by 2050. Asia accounts for about 60% of the world population, having about 4 billion people. Africa accounts for 15% of the world population, having about 1 billion people. Europe accounts for 11%, Latin America accounts for 9%, North America accounts for 5% and Australasia accounts for less than 1% of the world’s population.

In 70,000BC, the population has declined in huge numbers because of Toba supereruption, which is known as the Earth’s biggest eruption in the history. After that incident, population has been stabilized until the development of agriculture. With the development of agriculture and industrial revolution, the life expectancy for children has increased a lot. Between 1960s and 1970s was the peak of the population growth. The three largest population countries include People’s Republic of China, India and United States. People’s Republic of China’s population is about 1,343,110,000, making 19.4% of world’s population. India’s population is about 1,195,820,000, making 17.3% of the world’s population, and the United State’s population is about 311,058,000, making 4.5% of the world’s population.




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