IN MINUTES

7 BILLION
World population is expected to hit
7 billion on or about Oct. 31.
34,030,589

Netherlands
16,847,007

Portugal

USA

65,312,249

#3

Morocco

31,968,361

Algeria

14,159,904

11,087,330

113,724,226

Senegal

Guatemala

Venezuela
13,824,463
Colombia 27,635,743

Peru

21,504,162

29,248,943

Ghana

#5

24,791,073

Chile

Argentina
41,769,726

Population distribution, %
55.6
57.1

Asia
Africa
Latin
America
Europe

8.8
6.6
9.4

5.3
North
6.8
America 4.1
0.5
Oceania
0.5

23.7
21.7

Sources: CIA World Factbook; Graphic News

1950
2150

#6
Bangladesh

Uganda Kenya

Congo

71,712,867

Rwanda

11,370,425

Tanzania

Angola

42,746,620

13,338,541

Burma

53,999,804

Zambia

13,881,336

Zimbabwe
12,084,304

49,004,031

66,720,153

Sri Lanka
21,283,913

Holy See (Vatican City)
Niue
Tokelau
Christmas Island
Svalbard

Madagascar
21,926,221

Norfolk Island
Falkland Islands

Montserrat
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Barthelemy

Tuvalu

Vietnam

90,549,390

Malaysia

Philippines
101,833,938

28,728,607

Indonesia
245,613,043

Pitcairn Islands 48
596
Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Mozambique

S. Africa

Thailand

14,701,717

10 least-populated
countries

15,879,252

22,948,858

Taiwan

23,071,779

Cambodia

#2

Malawi

#10

S. Korea

48,754,657

29,391,883

#7

90,873,739

34,612,250 41,070,934

Japan

126,475,664

158,570,535

1,189,172,906

24,133,492

N.Korea

24,457,492

Nepal

187,342,721

India

Ethiopia

19,711,291

2000 2080

#1

Pakistan

Nauru
1900

1,336,718,015

29,835,392

77,891,220

Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha
1800

China

Afghanistan

Iran

22,517,750

Yemen

45,047,502

Cameroon

2083: 10B
2043: 9B
2025: 8B
Oct. 31, 2011: 7B
1999: 6B
1987: 5B
1974: 4B
1960: 3B
1927: 2B
1804: 1B

15,522,373

Saudi Arabia

Sudan

#8

World population
through the years

21,766,711

30,399,572

Syria

61,016,804

155,215,573

16,751,455

Iraq

26,131,703

Nigeria

Burkina Faso

203,429,773

21,904,551 78,785,548

82,079,636

Niger

Cote d'Ivoire

Brazil

15,007,343

Romania Turkey

16,468,886

12,643,799

44,725,543

Ecuador

34,994,937

Mali

Cuba

Uzbekistan

Top 75
most-populated
Egypt
countries

46,754,784

313,232,044

126,000,000 to 1,336,000,000

28,128,600

Italy

Spain

Mexico

45,134,707

Germany

France

10,760,305

126,000,000 to 1,336,000,000

Kazakhstan

#9

Ukraine

81,471,834

#37

Canada

126,000,000 to 1,336,000,000

Russia

Poland

UK

126,000,000 to 1,336,000,000

138,739,892

38,441,588

62,698,362

News and events — visually

#4

832
1,311
1,384
1,402

Australia
21,766,711

2,019
2,169
3,140
5,140
5,888
7,367
7,700

9322
10,544
SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY TARA CORRAN/QMI AGENCY

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