Posts Tagged ‘population’

Do not ask for whom the blog was written…

May 12, 2008

While searching for some other demographic statistics, I was surprised to find:

1. World population reached 3 billion in 1961, and 6 billion in 1999. There were twice as many people in the world of my youth as that of my parents’ youth. (Does that mean my life is worth half as much as theirs, or has demand increased as well? 😛 )

2. In 1900 Africa had 133 million residents and Europe had 408 million residents. Today Africa is larger than Europe with a total population of 810 million to Europe’s 710 million.

3. Every day approximately 365,000 people are born and 152,000 people die. The number of deaths is about the same as the average number of WordPress blogs written per day.