Population relates to the number of people residing in any country. The term population explosion is defined as the fast and dramatic rise in world population that has happened over the last few hundred years between 1959 to 2000.
The world population increased from 2.5 billion to 6.1 billion people.According to few estimates, it will be 10.9 billion by 2050.The increasing trend is mostly visible in the developing countries where rates of natural increase are much higher than industrialized countries which has lead to an introduction of population control policies in many countries.In today,s world improved sanitation, nutrition, and medical care has decreased death rates, and thus more babies survive their early life years. These have resulted in the tremendous increase throughout the world.
Apart from the developing countries the some developed countries are also in the line of being highly populated. No doubt that these countries have adopted measures to maintain stability in their population but still they have reached a high level in population series.
Top Ten Most Populated Countries in the World- Hit List
The top ten most populous countries in the world are worth mentioning here they include China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia and Japan.
China is the biggest world most populated country and is placed at the 1st position in the top ten most populous countries. It has a tremendous population growth that in 2000 was 1,268,853,362. It represents 20% of the world, so one in every person of the world is a Chinese citizen.Its growth has somewhat controlled by the one-child policy.
In effect since 1979.As recently as 1950 it was 563 million. Its total fertility rate is 1.7 Which means on average each woman gives birth to 1.7 children throughout life. By 2010’s it is expected to reach 1.4 billion.
India is the second most populous country in the world.it is expected to surpass China in population. By 2040, India,s population is expected to be 1.52 billion.As of 2005 India had a total fertility rate of 2.8. So it is growing at the much highest rate than China.
The US is the third most populated country in the world. The total fertility rate of 2014 is 1.86 per women that are below the replacement rate of 2.1.In the United States, the growth rate in minorities is greater and according to the census of 2012 50.4 children belonged to a minority group.
Census Bureau projects US population of 417 million in 2060.
Indonesia ranks number 4 in countries in terms of high population.The population density in Indonesia is 133 people per km square.53% that is mostly urban.Its population is estimated to be 252,812,245 as of 2014 which is equivalent of 3.49 of total world.
Brazil is ranked as the fifth most populated country in the world.Its first official census took place in 1872.Its total fertility rate is 1.86 child per women.Brazil has an estimated 2015 populations of 203.6 million, up from the 2008 population of 190 million.
Pakistan is ranked at 6th most populated country around the globe. Pakistan’s estimated population in 2015 is over 191.71 million; making it the world’s sixth-most-populous country, behind Brazil and ahead of Nigeria. During 1950–2011, Pakistan’s urban populations extended beyond seven-fold, while the total population increased by over fourfold. In the past, the it had a relatively high growth rate that has been changed by moderate birth rates. In 2014, the growth rate stood at 1.49%.
Nigeria is one of beautiful country ranking as the seventh most populated country on the planet. According to the final figures of the 1991 census, the population of Nigeria, at the time was 88.92 million.
Bangladesh comes at eighth position in the list of top ten most populated countries. The population of Bangladesh is calculated as 158,512,570 as of 2014. It is comparable to 2.19% of the total world Due to which Bangladesh ranks at eight position in the list of top ten most populated countries. 30% of it is urban-residing in cities.
Russia ranks as a ninth most populated country. The populations of Russia is estimated at 142,467,651. It is equivalent to 1.97% of the total world population.The density in Russia is eight people per Km.
The population of Japan is calculated to be 126,999,808 as of July 1, 2014. It is equivalent to 1.75% of the total world.Japan ranks at number 10 on the list of top ten most populated countries. The density in Japan is 336 people per Km square.93% of the population is urban.
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