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World Statistics – World’s Population by Continents

World = 7,021,836,029
Asia = 4,140,336,501
Africa = 994,527,534
Europe = 738,523,843
North America = 528,720,588
South America = 385,742,554
Oceania (incl. Australia) = 36,102,071
Antarctica = no permanent population

Overall, there are 268 nations, dependent areas, and other entities according to the World Fact-book.

Age Structure

0-14 years: 26.3% (male 944,987,919 / female 884,268,378)
15-64 years: 65.9% (male 2,234,860,865 / female 2,187,838,153)
65 years and over: 7.8% (male 227,164,176 / female 289,048,221)


Christian 33.35% (of which Roman Catholic 16.83%, Protestant 6.08%, Orthodox 4.03%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.43%, Hindu 13.78%, Buddhist 7.13%, Sikh 0.36%, Jewish 0.21%, Baha’i 0.11%, other religions 11.17%, non-religious 9.42%, atheists 2.04%


Mandarin Chinese 13.69%, Spanish 5.05%, English 4.84%, Hindi 2.82%, Portuguese 2.77%, Bengali 2.68%, Russian 2.27%, Japanese 1.99%, Standard German 1.49%, Wu Chinese 1.21%
note: percents are for “first language” speakers only and therefore do not add to 100%


total population: 83.7%
male: 88.3%
female: 79.2%

NOTE: Over two-thirds of the world’s 793 million illiterate adults are found in only eight countries (India, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Egypt); of all the illiterate adults in the world, two-thirds are women; extremely low literacy rates are concentrated in three regions, South and West Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Arab states, where around one-third of the men and half of all women are illiterate.

10 Largest Countries

There are approximately 225 inhabited countries and territories in the world. About half the world’s people live in the first six largest countries listed below.

China = 1,343,239,923
India = 1,205,073,612
United States = 313,847,465
Indonesia = 248,645,008
Brazil = 199,321,413
Pakistan = 190,291,129
Nigeria = 170,123,740
Bangladesh = 161,083,804
Russia = 142,517,670
Japan = 127,368,088

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base

World Birth/Death Rates

Birth Rate:
19.14 births/1,000 population
128.6 million births per year
352,239 births per day
14,677 births each hour
245 births each minute
4.1 births each second of every day

Death Rate:

7.99 deaths/1,000 population
56.7 million souls die each year
155,399 souls die each day
6475 souls die each hour
108 souls die each minute
almost 2 (1.8) souls die each second

Age Structure of World’s Population

1.83 billion people under age 15 years (26.3%)

3.97 billion people age 15-64 years (65.9%)

441 million people are 65 years and over (7.9%)

Average Life Expectancy at Birth is 67.59 years

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  1. Snake Oil Baron says:

    Would you mind rephrasing that, please?

  2. Mr.Nucir there is no way you can justify islam is the true faith. Just look at the bible and all the fulfillment of prophesies that are taking place now in the world. The problem with you muslims is that you are tarnishing the image of the religion by turning it into a terrorists organization. You are nothing but deluded set of believers. There is only one God and the only way to reach him is through Jesus Christ his son period

  3. No proof no pudding, you religious nuts will argue over anything even stat data ^

  4. to hamil…
    Brother… just try learning Islam… you’ll see what Nacir is trying to say… its like finding the knowledge at the center of a very unattractive jungle.

  5. to Fred…
    I understood Islam…read the Quran…and trust me its just well polished to [those who don't believe] … [Edited, Admin]

  6. to Fred,
    Hamil is correct. The Old Testament has proclaimed the true God as the God of Salvation. Then the New Testament explained how this true God has come to the world, by taking the form of a man (Jesus Christ), to do the Salvation. Unfortunately, however, the Quran denies this central message of Salvation of mankind. If the Quran is the Word of the true God then it shoud have delivered the same message about the Salvation of mankind as the Old and the New Testaments do.

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