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The Current Most Populous Continents In The World
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These are the estimated total population figures for each continent for 2010, as released by the United Nations Population Division. We have also included the overall % of the global population which is residing in each continent, and you can also view this exact dataset for the years 2015, 2020 and 2050. These figures were collated as part of the 2008 United Nations revision of the 'World Population Prospects', which was released in 2009.
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Data released by UNdata (United Nations) - June.18.2009 - Next data release 2011
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The Current Most Populous Continents In The World
Continent United Nations
Variant [1]
% World
Population
Estimated 2010
Population [2]
1 Asia Medium variant 62.34 4,307,107,875
2 Africa Medium variant 14.95 1,033,042,510
3 Europe Medium variant 12.18 841,340,374
4 North America Medium variant 7.92 547,086,281
5 South America Medium variant 5.69 393,221,391
6 Oceania Medium variant 3.90 269,526,270
  World Medium variant 6,908,688,378
Trans-Continental Countries: Indonesia and East Timor are both included in the Oceania and Asia statistics. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus (Republic of), Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkey are included in European and Asian statistics.
Global Issues
Population Growth

Our population is growing at a massive rate, and it looks set to continue, which will bring a whole host of new problems, while making some current issues much harder to deal with. Particularly important issues include finding better ways to utilse the land at our disposal, creating better living conditions for many, and working out what to do with waste

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Aging

One of the main reasons behind the World's massive population spurt of the past century, is our advancements in healthcare. By the standards of only 100 years ago, with the help of medicines and treatments, we are now prolonging life to unimaginable average lengths, and we have now really begun to take control of our body's systems

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Population Trends
World Population 1950-2050 Europe Continent Population 1950-2050
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Asia Continent Population 1950-2050
Africa Continent Population 1950-2050
Oceania Continent Population 1950-2050
World Regional Population 1950-2050 Europe Regional Population 1950-2050
North America Regional Population 1950-2050
Asia Regional Population 1950-2050
Africa Regional Population 1950-2050
Oceania Regional Population 1950-2050
Population Charts
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Most Populous Regions In The World
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References

[1] We have chosen to use the 'Medium Variant' from UNdata.
[2] The statistics quoted above are taken from the UNdata statistics database. UNdata quotes the original sources as being 'United Nations Population Division' (World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision). UNdata is a statistical service provided by the United Nations. All data is available free of charge and may be copied freely, duplicated and further distributed, provided that UNdata is cited as the reference. The full UNdata re-publishing policy is here. This complete dataset was last updated by UNdata on June.18.2009 & last retrieved by BlatantWorld.com on September.12.2010. UNdata give the next update as April 2011, but these release dates can often be misleading.

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