How many of us are there? Where in the world are we? Where are we going and where have we been?

The current world population is around 7.6 billion as of June 2018, according to the most recent United Nations estimates.

It’s estimated that over 110 billion people have lived throughout history. That means that approximately only 6.9% of all the people that have ever lived are alive right now.

The population of our world grows by about 80 million people a year.

Do we really have too many people in the world? Standing side by side, the entire world’s population would fit into 500 square miles, which is less than the size of the city of Los Angeles.

It’s estimated that every second there are approximately 4 births and 2 deaths, which adds up to a net population gain of 2 people per second.

36 of the 40 poorest, and hungriest, countries in the world actually export food to wealthier nations. “What?” you might say. Well, this can be explained by greedy dictators and other hapless governments who aren’t really concerned whether their people starve or not.

Across the globe today, 1 out of 3 children under the age of 5, about 230 million, have never been officially registered. As of 2012, only about 60% of all babies born were ever documented, with the lowest levels belonging to sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

2.4 billion people in our world, or 1 out of 3, don’t have any access to a toilet.

It is predicted, that by 2024, India will overtake China as the most populous country.

Nigeria is the fastest growing country, percentage-wise.

China and India combine to represent over a third (36%) of the Earth’s population!

Although Bangladesh has 23 million more people than Russia, Russia is 125 times the size of Bangladesh geographically!

Although China and India are fairly close in size, population-wise, China is geographically about 3 times the size of India!

Here’s a list of countries by population, along with populations of some U.S states and cities for reference:

#   Country                     Population  

1  China                     1,415,045,928

2   India                     1,354,051,854

3   United States          326,766,748

4   Indonesia                266,794,980

5   Brazil                       210,867,954

6   Pakistan                  200,813,818

7   Nigeria                     195,875,237

8   Bangladesh             166,368,149

9   Russia                      143,964,709

10 Mexico                     130,759,074

11 Japan                        127,185,332

12 Ethiopia                    107,534,882

13 Philippines               106,512,074

14 Egypt                         99,375,741

15 Viet Nam                   96,491,146

16 Congo                        84,004,989

17 Germany                    82,293,457

18 Iran                             82,011,735

19 Turkey                        81,916,871

20 Thailand                     69,183,173

21 United Kingdom        66,573,504

22 France                        65,233,271

23 Italy                            59,290,969

24 Tanzania                     59,091,392

25 South Africa               57,398,421

27 South Korea                51,164,435

28 Kenya                         50,950,879

29 Colombia                    49,464,683

30 Spain                          46,397,452

31 Argentina                   44,688,864

32 Uganda                       44,270,563

33 Ukraine                      44,009,214

34 Algeria                       42,008,054

35 Sudan                         41,511,526

36 Iraq                             39,339,753

— State of California      39,536,653

37 Poland                        38,104,832

38 Canada                       36,953,765

39 Afghanistan                36,373,176

40 Morocco                     36,191,805

41 Saudi Arabia              33,554,343

42 Peru                            32,551,815

43 Venezuela                  32,381,221

48 Nepal                         29,624,035

49 Ghana                        29,463,643

50 Yemen                       28,915,284

— State of Texas            28,304,596

51 Madagascar                26,262,810

52 North Korea               25,610,672

54 Australia                     24,772,247

56 Taiwan                       23,694,089

57 Niger                          22,311,375

— State of Florida           20,984,400

58 Sri Lanka                    20,950,041

60 Romania                     19,580,634

63 Kazakhstan                 18,403,860

64 Syria                            18,284,407

65 Chile                            18,197,209

67 Guatemala                   17,245,346

68 Netherlands                 17,084,459

69 Zimbabwe                   16,913,261

70 Ecuador                       16,863,425

72 Cambodia                    16,245,729

74 Somalia                        15,181,925

78 Tunisia                        11,659,174

79 Belgium                      11,498,519

80 Cuba                            11,489,082

84 Greece                         11,142,161

85 Haiti                            11,112,945

86 Dominican Republic   10,882,996

87 Czech Republic          10,625,250

88 Portugal                      10,291,196

89 Sweden                         9,982,709

— State of Michigan         9,962,311

91 Jordan                           9,903,802

92 Hungary                        9,688,847

93  United Arab Emirates  9,541,615

95  Honduras                      9,417,167

97  Serbia                           8,762,027

98  Austria                          8,751,820

—  New York City             8,550,405

99  Switzerland                  8,544,034

100 Israel                            8,452,841

104 Hong Kong                  7,428,887

105 Bulgaria                       7,036,848

106 Laos                             6,961,210

108 Libya                            6,470,956

109 El Salvador                  6,411,558

110 Nicaragua                    6,284,757

111 Kyrgyzstan                  6,132,932

—  State of Missouri          6,113,532

112 Lebanon                      6,093,509

114 Singapore                    5,791,901

115 Denmark                     5,754,356

116 Finland                        5,542,517

117 Slovakia                      5,449,816

118 Congo                          5,399,895

119 Norway                        5,353,363

121 State of Palestine          5,052,776

122 Costa Rica                     4,953,199

125 Ireland                           4,803,748

126 New Zealand                 4,749,598

129 Kuwait                           4,197,128

130 Croatia                           4,164,783

131 Panama                          4,162,618

—  City of Los Angeles       3,971, 883

133 Georgia                          3,907,131

134 Puerto Rico                    3,659,007

135 Bosnia & Herzegovina  3,503,554

137 Mongolia                       3,121,772

—   State of Arkansas          3,004,279

139 Armenia                         2,934,152

140 Jamaica                          2,898,677

—  City of Chicago              2,720,546

142 Qatar                              2,694,849

152 Bahrain                          1,566,993

—   State of Montana           1,050,493

161 Fiji                                    912,241

168 Solomon Islands               623,281

169 Luxembourg                     590,321

177 Bahamas                           399,285

179 Belize                               382,444

180 Iceland                              337,780

—   City of Pittsburgh             302,407

182 Barbados                           286,388

188 Samoa                               197,695

—   City of Chattanooga         179,139

191 Guam                                165,718

196 Grenada                            108,339

198 Aruba                                105,670

—   City of Green Bay             105,116

199 U.S. Virgin Islands            104,914

205 Cayman Islands                   62,348

206 Bermuda                              61,070

207 Greenland                            56,565

209 American Samoa                 55,679

211 Marshall Islands                  53,167

214 Monaco                               38,897

215 Liechtenstein                       38,155

216 Turks and Caicos                 35,963

219 British Virgin Islands          31,719

228 Montserrat                             5,203

230 Falkland Islands                    2,922

232 Tokelau                                 1,319

233 Holy See (Vatican)                  801

 

Now let’s see how people are moving around our planet.

The United States is the clear cut winner as far as immigrants go. How can anyone say that we do not allow enough immigrants into our country? And these are the immigrants that we know of! This doesn’t even count the hordes of undocumented immigrants into our country.

It is obvious too that Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE, Iraq and Afghanistan are doing their parts to absorb the Syrian refugees in their region.

I was also surprised to learn that over a million people from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan emigrate to other countries on an annual basis.

Largest amount of Immigrants (+)

#     Country                  Migrants (+/-)

3     United States                +900,000

17   Germany                       +355,425

19   Turkey                          +325,434

41   Saudi Arabia                +318,000

112 Lebanon                       +250,000

38   Canada                         +229,144

9     Russia                           +203,577

21   United Kingdom           +198,000

91   Jordan                           +195,057

54   Australia                       +182,621

25   South Africa                 +161,300

129 Kuwait                          +134,000

142 Qatar                             +120,400

93   United Arab Emirates     +96,000

36   Iraq                                 +92,733

39   Afghanistan                    +89,601

99   Switzerland                    +79,453

22   France                             +72,344

11   Japan                               +71,627

 

Largest amount of Emigrants (-)

#     Country                    Migrants (+/-)

64   Syria                                -831,579

2     India                                -515,643

8     Bangladesh                      -505,297

1     China                               -339,690

6     Pakistan                           -236,384

4     Indonesia                         -167,000

13   Philippines                       -130,000

35   Sudan                               -117,877

30   Spain                                -114,000

58   Sri Lanka                           -96,954

108 Libya                                  -86,681

18   Iran                                     -80,000

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