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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Top 10 Most Populated Countries in the World


China is the world’s largest and most populous country. As the world’s population is approximately 6.7 billion, China represents a full 20% of the world’s population so one in every five people on the planet is a resident of China. The government’s goal is one child per family, with exceptions for ethnic minorities and a degree of flexibility in rural areas. It is hoped that population growth in China will stabilize in the early decades of the 21st century.

2.india (1,198,003,000)

India is the 2nd most populated country in the world. The ratio of girls to boys is 914 girls per 1,000 boys. India has more than 50% of its population below the age of 25 and more than 65% hovers below the age of 35. It is expected that, in 2020, the average age of an Indian will be 29 years. Religion, caste, and language are major determinants of social and political organization in India today. The government has recognized 18 languages as official; Hindi is the most widely spoken.

3. United States of America (314,659,000)

The United States of America is the country with the 3rd largest population in the world. The United States is a vast country, with the 3rd largest land area of all the world’s countries. The United States’ total fertility rate is 2.1, which means that, on average, each woman gives birth to 2.1 children throughout her life. The total fertility rate of 2.1. means a stable no-growth population overall. However, immigration plays a huge impact on the growing U.S. population. Overall the United States population is growing at 0.9% a year as of 2007.

4. Indonesia (229,965,00)

Java and Madura are the most densely populated areas and the largest cities are Jakarta (9.1 million), Surabaya (2.7 million), Bandung (2.3 million) and Medan (2.0 million). Indonesia’s people are extremely diverse in culture, language, ethnicity and religion. Around 300 distinct language and ethnic groups populate the archipelago. Most communities belong to the Malay family, but most people in Papua and the nearby islands are Melanesian, while there are also significant communities descended from immigrants including Chinese, Arabs, Indians and Europeans.

5. Brazil (193,734,000)

Brazil is the most populous country in Latin America, as well as one of the most populous in the world. The southeast of the country is the most populated area. The majority of people live near the coastal regions. The vast interior of the country is sparsely populated, with the indigenous population somewhat concentrated near the Amazon River Basin. With a population of in excess of 190 million, Brazil is the country with the fifth largest population.

6. Pakistan (180,808,000)

Pakistan has a large population that can be categorized as falling within the UN’s definition of youth. An estimated 103 million Pakistanis, or 63% of the population, fall under the age of 25 years. Economic conditions force many Pakistani youth to take up employment in their childhood years. Children’s contribution to work in rural areas is about eight times greater than in urban areas. In Pakistan rural areas children work in the agricultural sector (74 per cent), whereas in urban areas, most working children are engaged in the manufacturing sector.

7. Bangladesh (162,221,000)

Bangladesh is a small country but is population is the 7th largest in the world. It is most densely populated country in the world. Bangladesh is also very poor and most of its people (89%) live in villages. Dhaka is the capital. Bangladesh is on the delta formed by 3 main rivers: the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Meghna. It is very low lying. Fewer places are higher then 10m above sea level. Bangladesh has the highest incidence of poverty in South Asia and the third highest number of poor people living in asingle country after India and China. Bangladeshcannot achieve sustainable development withoutcontinued efforts to curb population growth.

8. Nigeria (154,729,000)

Nigeria is the 8th most populous nation in the world, and the only African nation to make it into the top 10. With the growth of Population in Nigeria, health hazards are a major issue. Though the percentage of the affected population accounts for a tenth of Nigerians affected by AIDS/HIV is comparatively less, the those suffering from AIDS in Africa and 8% of the total world population.

9. Russia (140,874,000)

Russia has the largest Muslim population in absolute numbers in all of Europe. The number of Muslims in Russia is projected to increase from about 16.4 million in 2010 to about 18.6 million in 2030. The growth rate for the Muslim population in the Russian Federation is projected to be 0.6% annually over the next two decades. By contrast, Russia’s non-Muslim population is expected to shrink by an average of 0.6% annually over the same 20-year period.

10. Japan (127,156,000)

Japan has the world’s tenth-largest population, with over 127 million people. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the de facto capital city of Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents. However, Japan’s population growth has slowed in more recent years, with the annual pace of population growth averaging about one percent from the 1960s through the 1970s. Since the 1980s, it has declined sharply.


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