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Current Population

US: 0

NORTH AMERICA

Population Growth (in thousands)

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North America’s 351,659 people make up 5.1% of the world’s population.

LATIN AMERICA

Population Growth (in thousands)

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Latin America’s 588,649 people make up 8.5% of the world’s population.

EUROPE

Population Growth (in thousands)

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Europe’s 732,759 people make up 10.6% of the world’s population.

ASIA

Population Growth (in thousands)

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Asia’s 4,166,741 people make up 60.3% of the world’s population.

AFRICA

Population Growth (in thousands)

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Africa’s 1,033,043 people make up 15% of the world’s population.

OCEANIA

Population Growth (in thousands)

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Oceania’s 35,838 people make up 0.5% of the world’s population.

SOURCES

UN Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. "World Population Prospects: The 2008 HIevision".
note: future estimates are based on a medium fertility variant of population growth.

World of 7 Billion

People are central to many of the environmental and social issues facing the world today. How many of us there are. How we behave and treat one another. How we value our planet. Our numbers and our lifestyles go hand-in-hand in determining the kind of future we will leave behind for future generations.

 

The World of 7 Billion campaign is an educational resource for both students and teachers. The United Nations announced October 31, 2011 as the "Day of 7 Billion." Now that we've reached the immense milestone of 7 billion people, it is important to understand how we got here, analyze the impact of our choices, and realize that our decisions can and will impact the future.

 

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